The North Side is a fast growing pocket of Madison's Latino community. But residents and activists say a lack of housing and economic development is holding the area back.
Red Caboose Child Care Center will operate on the ground floor of an affordable housing apartment building.
Identifying people at-risk to commit or be involved in gun violence is part of a data-driven strategy that MPD Chief Shon Barnes believes is the most effective way to reduce gun violence, lower arrests overall in the community, and allocate law enforcement and grassroots resources in the mos…
The project will be part of a larger development that would bring affordable workforce housing next to Graaskamp Park.
Creating a bridge between youths aging out of foster care and permanent housing is the goal of a federal Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program grant. “This opportunity and process will require radical imagination and hope,” said Briarpatch executive director Gloria Reyes.
Campus Area Neighborhood Association president Elias Tsarovsky makes sure students have a voice in policing, development and local government.
Local artist Simone Lawrence painted the mural in hopes it will spark conversations about racism in Madison, as well as lead white people to reflect on how to be allies for people of color.
More diversity, and strategies to revitalize the tourism industry, were key topics during a recent Cap Times Idea Fest panel.
"Whenever I look at sports I see white owners, white coaches, white media, white season ticket holders, Black players. That’s the filter through which so much of this is sent out to the public," said ESPN's Howard Bryant.
YWCA CEO Vanessa McDowell said that too often in Madison, people of color are forced to seek out dollars and help from the predominantly white-run City of Madison rather than be empowered (financially and otherwise) by organizations that serve people of color.
Access Community Health Centers, 100 Black Men of Madison, Vera Court Neighborhood Center, Centro Hispano of Dane County and NAMI Dane County were among the 183 recipients. An allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act provided the county with funding for the grants.
These three Wisconsinites have three things in common: They grew up in Mexico. They’re parents. And when they get the call, they put on makeup, pull on wigs, slip into giant shoes, and fulfill their calling as clowns.
Organizers hope Madison's vibrant Black community will make the largest financial contributions for the excellence center.
“What makes this attractive is that you can convert a hotel to permanent housing much more quickly than you can go through the process of developing a new apartment building from start to finish,” said Jim O’Keefe, director of community development for Madison.
The program is designed to help prevent evictions and keep those who are housing insecure in their homes. At the same time, it aims to ensure landlords are not left in the lurch in terms of receiving the funds vital to their ability to provide housing.
Oliv Madison wants to bring affordable student housing to the State Street area.
An expansion of Hilldale Mall could accompany its 60th anniversary.
Being recognized by United Way and being able to provide kids with growing levels of exposure to the world outside of Darbo has Will Green feeling good.
A timely peace walk will highlight this year's annual Darbo Block Party. (NOTE: This event has been postponed.)
Within the next month, an unknown number of refugees from Afghanistan are expected to be resettled in Wisconsin. Here’s what to know, and how to help.
"Understanding the interconnection between equity, resident voice and community development really makes this model work," said Alexis London, executive director of the Bayview Foundation. "You’re not just building homes in terms of four walls and a roof, but building neighborhoods that people can find special."
Brink is a local developer who understands the ins and outs of getting projects off-the-ground in the world of local development.
The developer has launched a website asking residents to support the student housing project proposed for State Street.
The Plan Commission placed on file a proposal to demolish the Wonder Bar.
The Wonder Bar is set to be demolished as part of the development of what would be the tallest apartment building in Madison.
Funds will be used to help Dane County communities outside of the city of Madison .
The new regional Skilled Trades Training Center will be located at 5225 Verona Road in the former Thermo Fisher Scientific building on the edge of Fitchburg.
The design for Baker's Place, a potential 15-story building made of structural wood, was approved by the Urban Design Commission on Wednesday.
Developer Core Spaces is drawing some skepticism of its plan to offer discounted rental living space on a by-the-bed basis. Each bed is essentially its own lease.