SOS represents a group of residents who are opposed to plans to build a new house on the historic Old Spring Tavern property located at 3706 Nakoma Road.

What can concerned citizens do?

At this point, people can do several things:

1. Write letters to the editor of the Wisconsin State Journal. The debate about
the Old Spring Tavern was the subject of a front-page story in the paper by
Dean Mosiman on September 28, and letter writers could write to thank the
paper for covering this important topic and state their reasons for opposing
new construction.

2. Be prepared to register against or testify against a proposal to build an
inappropriate structure on the new lot when an application for a Certificate of
Appropriateness is considered by the Landmarks Commission.

3. Sign up for our new Advocacy Alerts, which the Madison Trust Advocacy
Committee is currently working to establish. As soon as it’s up and running,
those on the list will receive updates and information on selected advocacy related issues in our community. This would include updates about the Old Spring Tavern.