Full-service schools, which integrate community services like health care, tutoring and access to food into school sites, are proposed in Madison.
A state tax credit program for historical buildings has been modified to provide a 20-percent tax credit or qualifying projects.
The Madison City Council will vote next week to override Mayor Paul Soglin's veto of a proposed development that would convert historic Longfellow School into apartments.
Madison mayor opposed commercial parking plan for Meriter Hospital in residential area.
A once-contentious plan to renovate a historic school building into apartments and build more housing next door gained unanimous City Council …
The Madison Plan Commission late Monday delayed a decision on a redevelopment involving the landmark Longfellow School building.
Residents are concerned about changing the character of the neighborhood from owner-occupied to high-density rental, and exacerbation of parking problems.
The approval came after Alexander Co. drastically changed the new building's facade materials to better match the existing school building's brick, said Landmarks Commission Chairman Stuart Levitan.
Neighborhood group opposes housing proposal for former Longfellow School building
Rents in the new Dayton Square complex could nearly double compared to existing units, possibly pushing some tenants into homelessness, critics say.