On this page you can find information and official documents related to the demolition permit requested for the San Damiano Friary located at 4123 Monona Dr.
Herald Independent Update - November, 2020
Click here for an article authored by Mayor O'Connor and former City Alder Andrew Kitslaar. This provides both an update on the City's purchase of the property, as well as the Friends of San Damiano group.
Press Release - September 9, 2020
Click here for the press release regarding City Council's agreement with St. Norbert Abbey to purchase the San Damiano property.
Press Release - March 3, 2020
Click here for the press release from the City of Monona regarding the San Damiano property.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with St Norbertine Abbey - March 3, 2020
Link to the MoU between the City of Monona and the St. Norbert Abbey signed on March 3rd, 2020.
Letter of Withdrawal - January 2020
This link contains the letter of withdrawal from the St. Norbert Abbey for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the demolition of the property. This item had originally been scheduled to be heard at the February 12th Landmarks Commission meeting.
Landmark Commission Meeting Agenda and Packet - December 11th, 2019
Click here to see the Landmark Commission agenda and packet for the 12/11/19 meeting, where the demolition permit was discussed.
Statement from St. Norbert Abbey
Click here to read the statement from St. Norbert Abbey, the property owners, about their intent for the property.
Frank Allis House Presentation Slides
Click here to see the slides from the applicant’s presentation to the Landmark Commission at the December meeting.
Monona Landmarks Booklet - Frank Allis Farm
Learn more about the property with this extract from the Monona Heritage and Landmarks Booklet.
Landmarks Commission Letter to the Applicant - December 12th, 2019
Link to the letter sent on behalf of the Landmarks Commission to the Applicant regarding their request for additional information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to find answers to frequently asked questions about the property and the process.