Ayres Associates


Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Linden Drive Parking Garage
University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW-Madison)
DFDM Project #17I1F
525 Easterday Lane, Madison, WI 53706

The University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW-Madison) Facilities Planning and Management has retained Ayres Associates on behalf of the University of Wisconsin System Administration (UWSA) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Linden Drive Parking Garage project. The EIS will be prepared in accordance with the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA), Wisconsin Statutes 1.11, and UWSA guidelines (Board of Regents' Resolution 2508, November 6, 1981). The purpose of the EIS is to assess potential impacts of the project on the physical, biological, social, and economic environments.

EIA Process

Scoping Letter

An initial requirement of the EIS is the scoping process. The intent of the scoping process is to identify at an early stage potential beneficial or adverse impacts of the project on the physical, biological, social, and economic environments. A Scoping Letter to solicit input on potential environmental impacts of the project was sent to selected parties and agencies on July 31, 2018 for a 15-day public review period. Figures depicting the project location and the project distribution list used for the Scoping Letter are attached to the Scoping Letter report.

A public notice is being posted in the Wisconsin State Journal newspaper on July 31, 2018. Copies of this scoping letter are being made available at UW-Madison's Helen C. White Library and Madison Public (Central Branch) Library, and on this website. All comments with regard to the Scoping Letter are required to be received no later than 5:00 p.m., August 15, 2018, for incorporation into the Draft EIA document.

A copy of the Scoping Letter Report can be downloaded by clicking Linden Dr Parking Garage - Scoping Ltr.pdf.

Comments may be submitted in writing at the public meeting, verbalized during the public meeting, or sent to the address below. A copy of a comment form is available from this website below. For consideration in the Draft EIA, please submit your comment at the meeting or in writing by August 15, 2018 to:

Ben Peotter, PE
Ayres Associates
5201 E. Terrace Drive, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53718

Scoping Meeting

A Scoping public meeting is scheduled for August 15, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in the Conference Room 132 of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Building located at 610 Walnut Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53726 on the UW-Madison campus. The meeting is open to the public and will be attended by representatives of the design team, UW-Madison, UWSA, and Ayres Associates. Information and comments provided during the meeting and throughout the public comment period will be included in the Draft EIA report.

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Comment Form (28 Kb, Word file)