In weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has slashed vehicle and bus trips, emptied parking garages, and forced changes from the timing of traffic lights to blocking streets and widening paths so pedestrians and bicyclists can practice social distancing.
After a nationwide search, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway has named Justin Stuehrenberg as Metro Transit's new general manager, one of the city's high-profile jobs.
The director is one of the city's biggest jobs, overseeing 190 employees and an array of activities, including affordable housing, development and community services while at the center of the city's major projects.
Matt Wachter replaces former director Natalie Erdman.
Natalie Erdman, who retired as Madison's director of planning, community and economic development in April, will serve as interim Metro Transit general manager replacing Chuck Kamp, who retired this month.
Former Plan Commission chair's first day as interim director will be May 20.
Two Madison developers and one from Milwaukee have offered redevelopment proposals for a private portion of the Judge Doyle Square project.
The head of Madison's Planning, Community and Economic Development Department during the past four years is retiring.
The city of Madison will ask developers who submit proposals for Judge Doyle Square portion to include affordable apartment units.
Under a city preferred option, the city would obtain two parcels to the immediate south owned by the city's Community Development Authority at 5330 Hoboken Road and 1918 West Broadway.
When the developer of the massive public-private Judge Doyle Square project decided to sue the city last month, it threw the timing and design of the development into doubt. But the city is forging ahead with the lower portion of the building, and got encouraging feedback on the designs Wednesday.
Earlier this week, news broke that the developer of Judge Doyle Square project is suing the city.
"They may need to scale back the amount of glass they're using."
Of two sites of future development on South Park Street, one is slated for affordable housing. The neighborhood wishes it were the other one. The city has said it’s a little too late to change up plans.
The 60-year-old Government East parking garage on Pinckney Street downtown will remain open until a new public parking structure that will be located behind the Madison Municipal Building is operational.
Carbon, a 90-unit mixed-income apartment complex, is the second phase of the Union Corners development along East Washington Avenue.
The Mayor's Neighborhood Roundtable will offer three in-depth, 105 minute workshops, and six additional, 45-minute workshops, all featuring specialist presenters, on issues including violence and trauma, racial equity and housing.
No vote was taken during a closed session meeting of the Madison Finance Committee on whether to provide a waiver for the company's requested $2.5 million tax incremental financing loan.
EXCLUSIVE: Madison and a nonprofit that run the 321 units of low-income housing in "the Triangle" neighborhood at the edge of Downtown are eyeing a major remake.
The city’s massive Judge Doyle Square development project received design approvals on Wednesday after a lengthy debate.
The action is the last key approval needed for the $170 million project.
An unnamed Fitchburg location also remains in the running.
The Royster Corners project, which will include the new Pinney Library, can move forward now that it has secured key financing from the city.
The City Council on Tuesday approved key pieces of a deal to move forward on the next $21.1 million phase of the Royster Corners redevelopment…