Development News for the Weeks of 11/14/20 - 11/20/20


A developer is seeking major changes to allow far more density than what’s in city plans for a multi-family housing project with 577 units and parking on vacant farmland near Interstate 90/94 on the Far East Side.
-Wisconsin State Journal


In two moves aimed at bettering the environment, the Dane County Board on Thursday approved the purchase of 295 acres to expand Indian Lake County Park and a major solar farm that would allow the county to move to all-renewable energy.
-Wisconsin State Journal


What stood for 154 years on two sites in Sun Prairie came down in less than two hours Tuesday afternoon.Mo torists on Highway 151 just west of Main Street were able to catch glimpses of a 35-ton excavator taking down the Greek Revival-style former home to some of Sun Prairie’s earliest settlers. It was among several farm buildings demolished on the 41-acre property by a construction firm Monday and Tuesday.
-Wisconsin State Journal


The Madison City Council backed Tuesday a large redevelopment project on Capitol Square that could bring up to 2,000 employees to the core of Downtown, while the body also loosened local marijuana laws to permit adults to possess and use cannabis on public and private property.
-Wisconsin State Journal


Madison’s City Council signed off on an estimated $130 million redevelopment on Capitol Square despite concerns from a neighboring downtown restaurant that it will restrict their panoramic views of the Capitol.
-The Cap Times