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Apr 27, 2011

Madison McDonald’s places order to go, could bump library

By James Briggs A McDonald’s franchise’s request to move is setting up a potential game of musical chairs on Madison’s east side. Poynette-based Missoula Mac Inc. is seeking permission to […]

Jan 10, 2011

Criticism grows over Madison greenhouse design

By James Briggs The Madison Development Corp. is planning a 31,000-square-foot research center to lure high-tech businesses to the city’s southeast side. But the first drawings of the building startled […]

Dec 6, 2010

Madison church project debate reaches new heights (UPDATE)

By James Briggs A century-old Presbyterian ministry in Madison is concerned about a similarly historic Catholic institution’s plan to build a towering structure next door. Mark Elsdon, pastor and executive […]

Nov 26, 2010

Madison planners rethink fear of heights

By James Briggs When St. Paul’s University Catholic Center representatives presented a State Street high-rise design to Madison’s Urban Design Commission, the panel assumed the posture of “American Idol” judges, […]

Oct 8, 2010

Madison plans rebirth of Union Corners (UPDATE)

By James Briggs The city of Madison is taking a hands-on approach to ensuring one of its busiest thoroughfares remains vibrant. A resolution to buy an 11.5-acre parcel of land […]

Jun 28, 2010

Alderwoman: Planned downtown Madison apartments not another Edgewater

By Paul Snyder A Madison alderwoman says she wants a proposed downtown apartment building to be an example of a smooth city approval process. But the proposed site is in […]

Jun 25, 2010

Common Wealth pushes Garver Mill redevelopment

By Paul Snyder Madison-based Common Wealth Development Inc. has a plan to raise $800,000 for badly needed for repairs to the 104-year-old Garver Mill. But the nonprofit developer is less […]

Jun 15, 2010

Madison Common Council lifts TIF restrictions for BioLink project

By ??Paul Snyder The Madison Common Council on Tuesday lifted a 50 percent pre-lease requirement to provide a construction loan for a proposed business incubator. The council’s action allows planning […]

Jun 10, 2010

Tree-pointers: Madison eyes penalties for construction-related arbor damage

By Paul Snyder The loss of five trees on Spaight Street that were damaged during a construction project prompted a Madison alderwoman to propose an ordinance fining contractors for arbor […]

May 3, 2010

Madison developer plans project with or without local support (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder A Madison developer is willing to bypass a neighborhood vetting of an $8.5 million housing project. “We might just have to be in agreement to disagree,” said […]

Feb 23, 2010

Consultant wants payback for rail idea

By Paul Snyder An out-of-work consultant, bored and desperate for a paycheck, is behind using Yahara Station as a connection between commuter and high-speed rail in Madison. The boredom is […]

Feb 5, 2010

Edgewater bounces between city commissions

By Paul Snyder Frustration over a lack of city action will greet the proposed Edgewater Hotel renovation when it arrives at the Madison Plan Commission for review on Monday. “If […]


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