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Rooftop gardens debate grows in Madison

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, ...

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Madison mayor: ‘Train (project) will run on time’ (UPDATE)

By Darryl Enriquez If Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz’s goal for breaking ground on the proposed Monona Terrace high-speed rail depot is to be met, officials must avoid lengthy policy debates that have prolonged or threatened other projects, local contractors and ...

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Madison’s Edgewater project survives tuneup for final vote (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder The Edgewater Hotel redevelopment scored a split in a city panel double-header Monday night and Tuesday morning, setting the project up for a final stand before Madison’s Common Council. “We got a boost of momentum,” said Bob ...

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Edgewater money request draws Madison critics

By Paul Snyder Two Madison Common Council members are questioning the value of Hammes Co.’s offer to trade public access to Lake Mendota for $16 million for the Edgewater Hotel redevelopment. Alderman Mike Verveer and Alderwoman Satya Rhodes-Conway argue a ...

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Edgewater gets Plan Commission approvals

By Paul Snyder The Madison Plan Commission on Tuesday gave the proposed Edgewater Hotel redevelopment three approvals after hours of debate and questioning that began Monday night. “It certainly gives the project new wind,” said Alderman Michael Schumacher, a member ...

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