Flad Development of Madison wants to demolish two-story office buildings at 216 and 222 N. Midvale Blvd. for the redevelopment, called "The Manchester," that would offer 72 apartments and structured parking.
But the city, under continuing growth pressure and a housing shortage, will need to pursue policies that push more housing into the "doughnut" between the Downtown area and the outskirts of the city, the mayor says.
Madison is considering changes to building demolitions rules that could remove the future land use from some decisions, allow more administrative approvals, and add new means to help save existing, lower-cost housing.
The State of Wisconsin Investment Board, or SWIB, is moving from its office building at 121 E. Wilson St. for larger, new facilities at the massive Madison Yards redevelopment on the city's West Side.
“This ordinance change, and our housing work overall, is focused on undoing that past harm and creating greater opportunity in our community” Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway said.
"A system like the one we’re contemplating would provide increased clarity and predictability for both residents and developers."
But the proposal is not consistent with the neighborhood plan or the city's Comprehensive Plan, city Planning Division director Heather Stouder said.
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.
The Finance Committee recommended a resolution directing up to $80,000 in the capital Municipal Art Fund for the Art in Public Places to support artists who have lost income because of COVID-19.
The city of Madison will host a series of virtual public meetings over the next two months to develop new plans for areas around East Towne and West Towne malls.
Edgewood High School is seeking city permission to add lights to its on-campus athletic field, the latest move in a long-running saga to improve the Goodman Athletic Complex.
The Plan Commission erred when it denied the proposed use of one of two adjacent parcels for a driveway, extra parking, and stormwater management, property owner Leo Ritter & Co. says in an appeal to the City Council.
LZ Ventures is proposing to demolish buildings on the 400 block of East Washington Avenue plus three houses on North Hancock and North Franklin streets for a 10-story building with 160 apartments.
The Madison Plan Commission approved plans for a 133-room State Street hotel. All that's needed now is a zoning change.
Mayor Paul Soglin and City Council members are proposing to accept a staff recommendation to choose Freewheel Community Bike Shop to run the bicycle center in Judge Doyle Square.
Imagine Madison is part of the City of Madison Planning Division's goal to hear opinions and ideas from a diverse cross section of residents on topics like housing, transportation, racial equality and more.
Can you imagine what Madison will be like in 10, 20, even 30 years? City leaders want to hear you, if you do.
A half-dozen offices of Madison city government will be relocating in November so renovations can be made on the municipal building.
The Plan Commission approved a three-story, 31-unit apartment building on Division Street at its Monday meeting.
Mayor Paul Soglin names new planning director, pending City Council's approval July 19.
The Garver Feed Mill, designated as a landmark on March 7, 1994, could soon be redeveloped into an artisan food production facility.
Preservation advocates and city planners have been largely on the same page in rewriting the critical preservation tool, they say.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin has named Katherine Cornwell as director of the city's Planning Division, which shapes the city's vision for growth and handles tens of millions of dollars in projects annually.