The city had planned to buy 15-acres of the old Oscar Mayer plant, but now it could buy and renovate property at a former FedEx facility on Hanson Road for the new bus barn.
The new site is cheaper and can accommodate up to 104 buses, while the Oscar Mayer site could have held just 40 to 60.
After Ald. Syed Abbas, District 12, pushed for changes, the plan now calls for preserving 16 acres of the Hartmeyer Natural Area for wetlands and open space.
"There's a sense that the plan was only superficially modified by the community's input, and that, in the end, more powerful interests won out," said Abha Thakkar, executive director of the North Side Planning Council.
“This was a lot more than Weinerville,” said one resident who hired an environmental law firm to report on potential contamination. “It’s a big evolution from a century ago when the Mayer brothers came up here from Chicago."
The property is bounded by Packers and North Sherman avenues between the Tennyson Ridge and Whitetail Ridge neighborhoods.
More than 100 years ago, Oscar Mayer bought a meat processing plant in Madison and started a longtime relationship with the city before it closed in 2017. Here’s a look back at Oscar Mayer's history in Madison.
The special area plan will be used to guide the future reuse and redevelopment of the area surrounding the former manufacturing plan.
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A developer is proposing two projects that would deliver a combined 134 mostly low-cost senior housing units, but the neighborhood has concerns about a lot of low-cost housing and other projects coming to the area at the same time.
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Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway said in a statement that the grant is the "next critical step" in her initiative to improve and expand the city's bus service.
“If we get this right, I think it can be transformational on the scale of what we’re seeing on East Washington Avenue,” Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway said.
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The makerspace, which includes woodworking, metalworking, jewelry-making and sewing tools, celebrated its grand opening Saturday.
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An obvious choice for the new location of the Madison School District headquarters would be the old Oscar Mayer site.
“There’s a critical need to find a place to put buses,” Transportation Director Tom Lynch said.
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The Bodgery, a nonprofit organization founded in 2013, will use a portion of the the 58,000-square-foot Building 20 for workshops and maker space.
As tenants settle in at the industrial site where Oscar Mayer used to manufacture hot dogs and deli meats, Madison is thinking broadly about the future of the critical swath of land on the city’s north side.
The city is refining details of an initial BRT route roughly from East Towne through Downtown to West Towne that will require an $80 million to $100 million capital outlay and cost about $3 million annually to operate.
Madison's economy is doing well, but the city faces racial inequalities in income, and economic forces like online shopping are having an impact on State Street and shopping malls