By James Briggs As the city of Madison considers the future of the Overture Center for the Arts, tension is growing between Common Council members and Mayor Dave Cieslewicz. In one of the most recent examples, a news release issued Thursday by the city titled “City Negotiates Agreement on Overture Center” annoyed some council members. [...]
Published: October 25, 2010
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By James Briggs The Edgewater Hotel redevelopment’s months-long slog through city committees is prompting a Madison review of how it vets projects. The Edgewater gained final approval earlier this month, but city officials want to avoid such long and winding reviews for future projects. “Ninety to 95 percent of the projects that come into our [...]
By Paul Snyder Madison’s Common Council president is blasting a lawsuit challenging the city’s approval of the proposed Edgewater Hotel redevelopment. “It’s a case that’s very unlikely to succeed, but even then, it wouldn’t surprise me if there was an appeal,” said Alderman Mark Clear. “We’re looking at something that could delay the project for [...]
By Paul Snyder The complexity of Madison‘s Central Library project justifies the extra $375,000 the city will spend on a construction administrator, according to city leaders. “We’re entering uncharted territory with this project,” said Alderwoman Lauren Cnare. “We’re stripping this building down to its bones and rebuilding it. We don’t know what’s inside.” To ease [...]
Paul Snyder email@example.com The estimated $100 million Union Corners development proposed for Madison is dead, but Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said he wants to attract another developer to bring the long vacant site to life. “I’m confident that as we come out of the recession there will be something else for that site,” he said. “It’s [...]
By Paul Snyder Rooftop gardens on the new Madison Central Library are seeding debate between residents lobbying for the space and city leaders unwilling to pay for it. “We never appropriated money for a rooftop garden,” said Alderman Larry Palm, who is a member of the city’s Public Library Board. “I don’t think we’d support [...]
Brookfield-based Hammes Co. on Wednesday resubmitted to Madison its application (PDF) for tax incremental financing on the estimated $90.5 million redevelopment of the Edgewater Hotel.
A group of Madison residents’ appeal of a city commission’s approval of the Edgewater Hotel project is back on the table.
Madison’s common council president wants city leaders to crack down on a mixed-use project developer that has fallen behind on loan repayments to the city. Monroe Neighbors LLC, Madison, the developer of the Monroe Commons project, has an outstanding debt of $182,727.99 due last August for tax incremental financing provided for the project, according to [...]
By Sean Ryan At least three Wisconsin cities are looking for the best way to impress Google as they compete for the company’s planned fiber-optic network. Google, an information-technology company based in Mountainview, Calif., plans to build a fiber-optic network to offer high-speed Internet service, and is accepting applications from communities nationwide until March 26. [...]