Park Towne News & Notes
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Development News for the Week of: 2/9/19 - 2/15/19

PARKS COMMISSION APPROVES JAMES MADISON PARK MASTER PLAN WITH PARKING CHANGES

The Madison Park Commission approved a master plan Wednesday for a popular Downtown park that included a reworked parking arrangement to appeal to some area residents who have opposed the addition of a parking lot.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
Almost two years after Madison set ambitious 100 percent clean energy goals, a sustainability-focused city committee has recommended a path toward reaching them.
-The Cap Times 
 
 
Motorists and businesses on Verona Road should expect another busy construction season as work on a massive rebuild of the busy corridor enters its final two seasons.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
Plans for a major renovation of the Dane County Jail could see significant changes after the county learned it could cost up to $150 million to build an addition next to the downtown Public Safety Building.
-The Cap Times
 
MADISON DEVELOPER SCALES BACK PROPOSAL FOR SOUTH PARK STREET PROPERTY

Plans for city-owned property on South Park Street are shifting once again, and they're getting smaller. From the city's standpoint, the changes seem to bring the project closer to reality.
-The Cap Times 
 
 

Around the State and Points Elsewhere  
 


A proposal for a large apartment development in Wauwatosa is being revised over concerns that the original design would have been too close to the city's Sanctuary Woods.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
To be sure, Paul Mathews doesn't want the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts to be permanently designated as historic. Mathews, Marcus Center president and chief executive officer, says that isn't appropriate for a 50-year-old building that went through substantial changes in the 1990s.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
A developer's hopes to repurpose the former Olympia Resort & Conference Center in the city of Oconomowoc is nearing its final hurdle. Plan commissioners unanimously approved a trio of requests by Wangard Partners on Wednesday, Feb. 13, that pertain to a plan to convert the ex-hotel into apartments.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel