McGrath Property Group has submitted new plans for a 12-story project near Alliant Energy Center that razes the Coliseum Bar and Banquet but saves and relocates the historic Wonder Bar.
Why is anyone supporting the preservation of the Wonder Bar building in Madison?
"I think it it is irresponsible to curtail development of Downtown real estate merely to preserve a view from a private house. There is no other such view preserved in Madison."
"The only barrier to preserving the Wonder Bar is finding a suitable site," said a member of a Madison historic preservation committee.
The Alexander Co.'s $44.5 million project near Miller Park is creating housing for veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
The Landmarks Commission unanimously voted to recommend to the Plan Commission that the buildings have "very significant" historic value, surprising the fraternity.
The Madison City Council on Tuesday approved the final piece of the multi-phase, $80 million Union Corners redevelopment on the East Side and a first-ever historic preservation plan that looks at the city's culturally diverse past that's been uncelebrated, unrecognized and unnoticed
Madison's Landmarks Commission approved demolishing the Centre Seven building Downtown for a $125 million redevelopment. Aspects of the landmark would be saved or reused.
Urban Land Interests says its proposal preserves the most historic elements of the landmark Centre Seven building.
Urban Land Interests hopes to transform much of a block on Capitol Square defined by two- and three-story buildings and surface parking into a more dynamic place. But the proposal is likely to ignite a debate on historic preservation.
"These houses are valuable, but they don't accrue value."
"Part of a preservation program is about the regulatory aspects, but it should be about more than just that," Heather Bailey, the city's preservation planner, said. "It should be about celebrating the heritage of a community, and we're not necessarily telling all of those stories."
City planner Bill Fruhling said there is a tendency to overlook buildings that are not “architectural gems."
Zellers, long an activist in neighborhood affairs and a champion of historic preservation, was elected to the City Council in the spring of 2013. The district runs along the Isthmus east of the State Capitol and north of East Washington Avenue.
After a two-year, $30.2 million remake, the landmark Madison Municipal Building has been transformed from a neglected, worn, cluttered, diamond in the rough to a civic treasure.
An application has been submitted to the city of Madison seeking landmark status for a structure built as a rental property in the late 19th c…
Three Republican senators opposed a bill that increases limits on historic rehabilitation tax credits from $500,000 to $3.5 million.
Sen. David Craig, R-Town of Vernon, is sponsoring the bill and said it protects the rights of property owners.
Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, and Rep. Mike Rohrkaste, R-Neenah, and others are proposing to raise the cap for individual projects from $500,000 to $3.5 million.
The city is beginning a process to create its first-ever Historic Preservation Plan, featuring an effort to reach out to underrepresented African American, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay and lesbian communities and women.
For the second budget in a row, Gov. Scott Walker has proposed capping a popular tax credit program used to restore historic properties.
The city’s finance committee recommended at its Monday meeting Baum Revision’s request to move the sale of the historic Garver Feed Mill and the associated ground leases to March 15, 2017, about three months after a previously agreed-upon timeline approved by the Board of Estimates in January.
Dan Yoder, of Sign Art Studio, is putting the finishing touches on the Orpheum Theater's new sign, which could be installed by the end of May.