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Judge Doyle Square - Doyle Square Development

This rendering shows Doyle Square Development’s proposal for Judge Doyle Square, looking southeast from the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and East Doty Street. The Madison Municipal Building is in the foreground at right.

The ambitious downtown project now known as Judge Doyle Square has been through multiple iterations over the past decade, including parking, a hotel, a train station, a public market and headquarters for biotech company Exact Sciences Corp.

After a deal with Exact Sciences and developer JDS Development fell through in early November, the city returned to three other developers who submitted proposals for the project in May.

Now, the city is waiting for revised responses due back in January for the two downtown blocks housing the Madison Municipal Building and the Government East parking ramp, south of the Capitol.

On WORT's In Our Backyard news program Tuesday evening, Cap Times reporter Bryna Godar talked with Kristian Knutsen about the history of the project and where it's headed next.

"I think there has been progress in terms of at least ruling out what the city doesn’t want on that site and how much the city is willing to spend to get what it wants," Godar said.

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