Madison may buy a grocery condo space in the larger, $42 million Truman Olson redevelopment to make sure neighborhoods have access to groceries on the South Side.
The move has residents both excited and wary, despite assurances no one will lose housing as a result of the effort, which may involve renovation, demolition and new construction, or both.
Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway and City Council members want to raise pay for the city's non-union employees, but a council proposal for a one-time $2,661 payment using federal stimulus funds may violate federal rules.
The 48-room hotel that opened in 2011 across from Camp Randall Stadium has been closed since March 2020.
After announcing a partnership to locate a new hub for minority businesses at the Village on Park Mall, Madison is proposing to build a $9.1 million parking garage to serve the evolving gateway to Downtown on the South Side.
Incumbent Tag Evers is running for re-election to Madison City Council’s District 13 seat.
“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.
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.
"Most of the infrastructure at the park is aging out ... and the pavement is in terrible condition," parks superintendent Eric Knepp said.
Edgewood has proposed installing lights but limiting night games. Neighbors want an agreement based on game noise.
The City Council voted late Tuesday 14-5 to reject a resolution urging the university to move classes online, shutter dorms and reconsider the upcoming football season.
Fewer than 1,500 people, mostly family members of players and Badgers football staff members, are expected to be in the stadium for home games.
A controversial Facebook post by Ald. Max Prestigiacomo comes as public officials struggle with how to protest and support others protesting the shooting and deaths of Blacks at the hands of police, and how to make progress on racial equity and social justice.
The owners of Lucky's 1313 Brew Pub are proposing to add three stories of apartments above the tavern-restaurant and then bridge across a reconfigured parking lot to connect to additional townhouses in a three-story structure along Bowden Court, delivering a total 63 housing units.
Madison's Parks Division is working on a plan that will shape the next 15 to 20 years of improvements at Vilas Park along Lake Wingra.
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.
To deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Council has given Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway unprecedented authority to make quick decisions, but some are concerned it goes too far and that the council and public participation may be sidelined.
The project, which will have a grocery store on the first floor, will have 150 units, and 94 will be reserved for those who make 50% of the county median income or less.
Ald. Tag Evers said Edgewood is pursuing "a shortcut" instead of what he and neighbors see as a compromise. But Edgewood has a whole list of reasons for why that solution is "unworkable."
The Madison City Council will make the final decision on the request at its Jan. 7 meeting.
Madison city staff is recommending Rule Enterprises over three other development teams to bring a grocery, housing and parking to the 3.5-acre, city-owned Truman Olson site on South Park Street.
The Madison City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance change closing a “loophole” that would have allowed Edgewood to make athletic field changes without city's OK.
The proposed budget amendments come two weeks after Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway proposed $170.6 million in new capital spending.
The city's IT department is hoping to get funding to develop backup plans in case of a disaster, with a focus on ensuring election security.