"We know the timing isn’t optimal for the developer, but given the choices, the preservation of the Wonder Bar is in the public interest and its loss would be a tragedy," one backer said.
The Madison Plan Commission rejected a major 18-story housing project in order to save a historic bar with deep ties to Chicago mobsters.
Joe Krupp had won permission to raze the Lakeside Shopping Center and two other buildings on the East Side to make way for housing, commercial and parking project, but a shopping center tenant has a long-term lease.
"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."
With no good options, neighbors and preservationists still hope to save a historic bar with deep ties to Chicago mobsters that’s threatened by…
The city's Plan Commission approved $60 million, 10-story housing project with commercial space and parking that will transform an older, low-profile piece of the Lake Monona skyline.
The proposed development would include 124 single family homes along with a potential mix of condominiums, apartment buildings, mixed-use buildings and commercial space.
"Proposed changes would make it easier to develop housing in most multi-family residential and mixed-use zoning districts across the city."
Edgewood and the city have been at odds since the school began seeking changes at its athletic complex since 2017.
The council voted 13-4 early Wednesday against an appeal to install the lights, striking another blow to Edgewood in a years-long saga that has pitted neighbors against the private high school.
A development proposed for the former Truman Olson site at 1402 S. Park St., which plans to bring affordable housing and a full-service grocery store to the south side, received unanimous approvals from both the Plan Commission and Urban Design Commission last week.
Developers have won final city approvals for a $43 million, six-story, mixed-use project with lower-income housing, grocery store and parking at a long-vacant, city-owned property at 1402 S. Park St.
"A system like the one we’re contemplating would provide increased clarity and predictability for both residents and developers."
After failing to win city approvals, a developer is offering revised plans for a seven-story apartment building on a street that's home to many fraternities and sororities near UW-Madison.
Jay Sekhon, the fraternity president, said he was baffled by the Plan Commission’s decision to place the proposal on file with barely a word of discussion among commissioners.
Linette Rhodes oversees federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as city support for affordable housing strategies.
RealChem Manufacturing Inc., based in Mundelein, Illinois, intends to be up and running at its new location in southeastern Wisconsin by the end of this year, company officials said.
The developer said the project provides much-needed housing near jobs Downtown.
After lengthy public testimony and questions, the Madison Plan Commission late Monday approved Urban Land Interests' $125 million redevelopment on Capitol Square amid concerns by a popular restaurant across the street that the project will block its sweeping upper-floor views of the state Capitol.
The city and Salvation Army of Dane County are exploring use of a big, vacant, former skilled nursing facility on the East Side for a temporary "mission house" for families experiencing homelessness.
Eno Vino wine bar and bistro is fighting to keep Urban Land Interests' nine-story, $125 million redevelopment on Capitol Square from blocking sweeping upper-floor views to the State Capitol.
City officials are exploring ways to spur development in ways that decrease traffic, maximize use of public transportation, and locate projects that could dramatically impact where many people live, work, drive and park.
The Landmarks Commission unanimously voted to recommend to the Plan Commission that the buildings have "very significant" historic value, surprising the fraternity.