Park Towne News & Notes
Development News for the Week of: 9/7/19 - 9/13/19

Around 25 neighbors are organizing to stop or slow plans to expand the Salvation Army's homeless shelter on Madison's Near East Side, fearing that increased capacity at the shelter will bring crime and other bad behaviors with it.
-Wisconsin State Journal

Hundreds of people turned out Thursday to support, oppose or simply learn more about a proposal to station the military's newest fighter jets in Madison.
-Wisconsin State Journal  

More than 500 mobile homes and low-income housing units located near Truax Field likely will not be eligible for soundproofing if a new fighter jet program comes to field and brings heightened noise with it, according to an analysis by the city of Madison released Tuesday.
-Wisconsin State Journal

A group of Madison City Council members is sponsoring a resolution asking the Air Force to reconsider using Truax Field as a preferred location for a fighter jet program after a draft environmental impact statement showed significant adverse effects on neighborhood residents.
-The Cap Times 
Standing in the shadow of an F-35 fighter jet in a hangar at Volk Field, I told Col. Bart Van Roo I had no idea the Air National Guard did so much in Wisconsin - let alone in Madison, which houses the 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field on the city's north side.
-The Cap Times 
Around the State and Points Elsewhere  

Homebuilding activity has never fully recovered from the last recession.
Real estate website Zillow and research firm Pulsenomics conducted a survey of more than 100 economists, real-estate experts and investment strategists to gauge their expectations regarding the U.S. real-estate market. A 54% majority of those experts said they don't expect new-home construction to reach an annual rate of 1 million units until 2022 or later.