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Development News for the Week of: 5/4/19 - 5/10/19

MADISON GOLF COURSES POST RECORD LOSS, RENEWING TALK OF CLOSURES

After struggling for years and hit by an especially wet season, Madison's public golf courses lost a record $863,320 in 2018, leaving the future of city golf operations uncertain with long-term closure of all four courses on the table, city officials said Tuesday.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 

Capping years of financial struggle, Madison's four public golf courses experienced a record net loss of $863,320 in 2018. The financial loss highlights the uncertain future of the Golf Enterprise Fund, which operates Yahara Hills, Glenway, Odana Hills and Monona golf courses. Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway said she will be pulling together a task force to develop recommendations for the city's golf operations.
-The Cap Times   
 
DEVELOPER DROPS HOUSING PROJECT FOR THE HOMELESS ON SOUTH SIDE 
 
In a setback for city efforts to house the homeless, a developer is abandoning plans for a controversial $11 million, four-story project with 58 units of permanent housing with support services for homeless individual adults and some couples on the South Side.
 
Following unanimous votes from two Dane County committees Tuesday, a $148 million plan to build a tower next to the downtown Public Safety Building is the favored path forward for the jail renovation project.
-The Cap Times 
 
 
Exact Sciences Corp. hasn't finished building its second big laboratory building to process Cologuard tests for colorectal cancer but the Madison cancer diagnostics company already is planning for lab No. 3.
-Wisconsin State Journal 

HIGH-RISE GLASS OFFICE TOWER APPROVED FOR MADISON'S NEAR EAST SIDE

An 11-story mixed-use tower - unique from other Madison developments in that it will be dominated by glass - is coming to the Near East Side.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 

Around the State and Points Elsewhere  


 
Western Building Products Inc. has filed plans to develop a $20 million industrial building on Milwaukee's far northwest side to relocate its Wauwatosa operations. Western wants a zoning change for a vacant site on the west side of North 115th Street, south of West Good Hope Road, according to a new proposal pending before the Common Council.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts tree grove could soon be coming down after a Milwaukee Common Council vote Tuesday. The council voted 4-11 against a motion to designate downtown's Marcus Center as historic.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
A boutique hotel planned for Milwaukee's north side will get a $4 million city loan despite concerns about what one report calls its "significant risk." The Common Council voted 12-3 Tuesday to approve the loan that will help finance the Ikon Hotel planned for 2100 W. North Ave.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
Glendale would provide around $37 million in new city financing to help redevelop its struggling Bayshore Town Center - while also seeing a $57 million debt paid off -under a new proposal.  
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
 
 
An apartment development with nearly 130 higher-end units is being considered for Menomonee Falls - the latest in a series of similar projects in that community. 
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel