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Development News for the Week of: 2/10/2018 - 2/16/2018      

IS MADISON'S HILLDALE MALL ABOUT TO GET BIGGER?

If Hilldale Shopping Center owners want to continue to expand the center's footprint on the city's West Side, it could be to the south.
- Wisconsin State Journal

COMPANY PLANNING PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL IN MADISON AREA HAS ONE IN GREEN BAY

First came adult, geriatric and detox beds. Outpatient services started a few months later. Adolescent care was added after that. Treatment for children could begin soon.
- Wisconsin State Journal

WISCONSIN ASSEMBLY APPROVES BILL ROLLING BACK WETLANDS REGULATIONS FOR BUILDERS

Developers would face fewer restrictions to build on wetlands in Wisconsin under a bill passed Thursday evening by the state Assembly.The bill, passed on a 58-39 vote, was scaled back from its original scope through a series of amendments. Because of the changes, some conservation groups lobbying against the bill removed their opposition and took a neutral stance - but several still actively oppose it. 
-The Cap Times 


It's not an uncommon story in Madison: a developer proposes to build an apartment building. Neighbors have concerns about the height, size or density of the project. The developer scales the building back, maybe scrapping a few corner units, or even an entire floor.That's part of the give-and-take involved in the approval process. But it's not without costs, developers say.
-The Cap Times

Around the State and Points Elsewhere  

CONDO/RESTAURANT/OFFICE BUILDING PITCHED FOR PORT WASHINGTON'S LAKEFRONT

A four-story, $14 million condo building overlooking Lake Michigan is being proposed for Port Washington - the latest project for the city's downtown area.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

TRAVELERS HOSTEL PROPOSED FOR HISTORIC BUILDING IN MILWAUKEE'S RIVERWEST NEIGHBORHOOD

A historic Riverwest building would be converted into a travelers hostel under a new proposal from a developer who's done other Milwaukee central city projects.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

PLAN TO REPLACE MILWAUKEE'S ST. RITA CHURCH WITH SENIOR APARTMENTS, NEW CHURCH WINS OK

An east side Milwaukee church would be replaced with a new development that provides senior housing, as well as worship space, under a proposal that received unanimous Plan Commission approval Monday. 
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

TWO GREENFIELD APARTMENT DEVELOPMENTS WOULD CREATE MORE THAN 220 UNITS FOR SENIORS, OTHERS
 
Two apartment developments, totaling more than 220 units for both seniors and others, are being proposed in Greenfield.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MILWAUKEE'S WHEELHOUSE CREATES HUB FOR SMALL BUSINESSES OPERATED BY YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

Curt Gest needed a place to run his woodworking business without having to worry about losing the lease.Two years later, Gest manages a building on Milwaukee's north side that houses his firm and five other small businesses, all operated by entrepreneurs in their 20s and 30s. They include an artist's studio and a design shop for a firm that makes delivery bags for bicycle messengers. 
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel