Michael Bridgeman was kind enough to send an update on the efforts around protecting the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Robert Lamp House in Madison, WI. Michael writes:
"Prospects for protecting the Lamp House are looking up with the final report from the ad hoc committee (which will be published soon). Their recommendations strike a good balance between preservation and development. On the preservation side they hit all the key issues: suggesting a historic district to protect the house's immediate surroundings, attending to views to and from the house, and recognizing the importance of sunlight reaching the third level, which will hopefully be restored as a rooftop garden. This is about as good an outcome as I could have hoped for. Still ahead is the heavier lifting before the Plan Commission and City Council, the bodies that can give the recommendations some real teeth. Madison values good process, so this will take another two or three months to be resolved."
Thanks Michael! We'll be sure to keep PrairieMod readers up-to-date on this story as it develops. To get more of the back story on this preservation situation, follow the link.
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