By James Briggs Madison’s Economic Development Committee this week plans to make a new pitch for high-speed rail, but committee members sound defeated even before putting pen to paper. The committee plans to write Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz expressing support ...Read More »
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 ...
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By Paul Snyder Two Mansion Hill Historic District residents are suing the city of Madison over its approval last month of the Edgewater Hotel redevelopment. Fred Mohs and Gene Devitt filed suit Thursday in Dane County Circuit Court, arguing the ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder The proposal for a 31,000-square-foot bio industry business incubator narrowly survived a Board of Estimates review Monday night, bringing the project one step closer to fruition. Mayor Dave Cieslewicz cast the tie-breaking vote to support a resolution ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder A $2 million construction loan for a business incubator in Madison hinges on occupancy guarantees from companies that might not even exist yet. The city created the 50 percent occupancy requirement, but some members of the Common ...Read More »
By Darryl Enriquez Two Madison aldermen want the state Department of Health Services building, with its art deco styling, to be home to the new high-speed rail depot near Monona Terrace. Common Council President Mark Clear and Alderman Mike Verveer, ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Parking issues — and its effect on traffic, development and commuter rail — continue to drive Madison residents’ concerns about a proposed 17.5-acre mixed-use development. Madison-based Erdman Holdings Inc. held an informational meeting Thursday night for the ...Read More »
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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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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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 ...Read More »