San Damiano Friary - 4123 Monona Dr

On this page you can find information and official documents related to the San Damiano Friary located at 4123 Monona Dr. 

Request for Proposal (RFP) for San Damiano Community Vision and Master Plan Process

The City issued an RPF for professional services for a community vision and master plan process for the San Damiano property. Proposals were received from 7 firms.  View the proposals here.  Click here to view the RPF.

Building Condition Assessment Report for the Frank Allis Residence

Click here for a current building condition assessment report on the Frank Allis Residence that is on the property prepared by GRAEF and Isthmus Architecture.

Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the Friends of San Damiano

The City and the Friends of San Damiano entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for fundraising and other activities in support of the San Damiano property. Click here to read the agreement.

San Damiano Video

View a video of the San Damiano property.

Press Release - June 1, 2021

The City of Monona officially closed on the purchase of the San Damiano property on June 1, 2021.  Click here to read the press release.

Appraisal for San Damiano Property

Click here for a current appraisal for the San Damiano property prepared for grant writing purposes.

Feasibility Study for Capital Campaign for San Damiano

Click here for a feasibility study for a capital campaign for San Damiano prepared by Development for Conservation, LLC for the City Council.

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.