Park Towne News & Notes
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Development News for the Weeks of: 5/18/19 - 5/31/19

AMID PROGRESS, CITY AND DEVELOPER RENEW SPAT OVER JUDGE DOYLE SQUARE

Madison is again squabbling with a developer over part of the massive Judge Doyle Square project covering parts of the Madison Municipal Building and Government East parking garage blocks Downtown.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
Two Dane County committees voted Tuesday to formally recommend moving forward with a $148 million jail renovation plan that involves building a tower next to the existing Public Safety Building in downtown Madison.
-The Cap Times
 
 
With little discussion Tuesday, Dane County's vision of a consolidated, up-to-date jail moved forward despite the $148 million price tag. 
-Wisconsin State Journal 
 
 
 A special city negotiating team is recommending Stone House Development, of Madison, over two other suitors to do a pricey mixed-use development above the large underground parking garage nearing completion at the Judge Doyle Square project Downtown.
In response to neighborhood concerns about losing access to fresh food, SSM Health is changing where it plans to build a $75 million first phase of a multi-decade redevelopment that would have displaced a grocery store on South Park Street.
-Wisconsin State Journal 
 
 
SSM Health has announced they will not, as previously planned, build a clinic at 1312 S. Park St., the site of a current Pick 'n Save, in response to neighborhood concerns. 
-The Cap Times 
   
 
On a recent Friday afternoon, about 20 employees of a commercial insurance leads company were busy working in a small, consolidated area on the sixth floor of a building on the former site of the Oscar Mayer plant on Madison's north side.
-The Cap Times 
 
 
The Salvation Army of Dane County is restarting a bid to redevelop its current building and perhaps surrounding properties on the Near East Side for a roughly $25 million project that would deliver a new homeless shelter, transitional housing units with support services, and income-based and non-subsidized apartments.
-Wisconsin State Journal 

MADISON LEADERS FACE POSSIBLE 'SUBSIDY' FOR UNIQUE CITY GOLF PROGRAM

Two overarching realities are likely to be top of mind for a Madison task force charged with figuring out what to do with the city's financially struggling golf courses.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 

Hoping to finally realize a transportation initiative that has been in the planning stages for a number of years, city officials are moving toward implementing a bus rapid transit system.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
The Wisconsin Historical Society and private developers are only beginning to put a look and shape to a new history museum and private mixed-use project that could cost as much as $255 million where State Street meets Capitol Square.
- Wisconsin State Journal


Projects to clean up the exterior of the University of Wisconsin Field House and construct a new plaza outside its south doors have been given a thumbs-up.
- Wisconsin State Journal


Around the State and Points Elsewhere  


CUDAHY APARTMENTS DELAYED AS DEVELOPER SEEKS TO BUY ADULT VIDEO STORE, OTHER PARCEL FOR NEW PROJECT SITE
 
A Cudahy apartment development plan is on hold as the developer seeks to buy an adult video store and another property to create a new project site. 
Bear Development LLC had hoped to begin construction this spring on the Townhomes at Penn Place.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Franklin will pay $19.4 million to help finance high-end apartments at the Ballpark Commons mixed-use development under a plan approved by the Common Council.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
Specialty meat packer Strauss Brands Inc. is planning to operate a facility, valued at up to $20 million, at a new Franklin business park.   
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
Glendale's Bayshore Town Center is hosting an open house about the troubled retail center's redevelopment plans - which include $37 million in city financing.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel