Ayres Associates


Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Assessment: Notice of Public Meeting
School of Veterinary Medicine Addition and Renovation
DFDM Project #18H2H
University of Wisconsin – Madison
2015 Linden Drive, Parking Lot 62, and 5801 Mineral Point Road

A public meeting to present the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) for the proposed University of Wisconsin - Madison (UW-Madison) School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) Addition and Renovation project will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Conference Room 132 of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Building located at 610 Walnut Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53726 on the UW-Madison campus. Parking is available free of charge after 4:30 p.m. in adjacent parking Lot #64. Bicycle parking is available directly northeast of the WARF Building, accessible from Observatory Drive/Walnut Street. A description of the project and potential environmental impacts will be presented, and all persons will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to identify both orally and in writing any support, issues, or concerns they believe should be addressed during the EIA process for this proposed project. The EIA 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). 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 this EIA.

The SVM has a growing program which requires meeting the needs of the additional client base, roster of specialties, and student needs. The proposed project includes construction of a new four-story building on Lot 62, north of the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) between Observatory and Linden Drives, renovation of the existing facility on Linden Drive, and demolition of three buildings at the Charmany Farms Site on Mineral Point Road. This project was enumerated in the 2019-21 UW System and State of Wisconsin capital budget with an authorized budget of $128,103,000.

The purpose of the Draft EIA is to identify potential impacts of the project on the physical, biological, social, and economic environments. The Draft EIA describing these potential impacts is being made available to the public and to appropriate federal, State, and local agencies for a 15-day review period, which begins February 24, 2020, and concludes March 10, 2020. Copies of the document will be available for review at the UW-Madison’s Helen C. White Library and Madison Public (Central Branch) Library, or by clicking link at the bottom of this webpage.

If you are interested in this project or have any information relevant to it, we welcome your comments, suggestions, or other input. For consideration in the Final EIA, please submit your comments at the meeting or in writing by March 10, 2020. Comments in writing can be sent to:

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

If no comments are received from you or your group, we will assume that there are no project issues that negatively impact you, or that you would like to comment on.

Click Here to View:
Scoping Letter (2.5 Mb, PDF)
Comment Form (23 Kb, Word file)
Final EIA Report (18.3 Mb, PDF)