Park Towne News & Notes
Joe
Development News for the Weeks of: 7/6/19 - 7/26/19

 
DANE COUNTY BOARD APPROVES DESIGN CONTRACT FOR ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER EXHIBITION HALL

Moving the major redevelopment of the Alliant Energy Center forward, the Dane County Board of Supervisors authorized a contract Thursday for architectural engineering design services related to the Exhibition Hall. Expanding Exhibition Hall is the first step in a series of major improvements across the 165-acre county-owned campus on the city's south side. The board approved  the $199,500 contract with Madison-based Strang Inc. for the design services.
 
An Indiana-based development company is proposing a major workforce housing project on Madison's far east side. Some neighbors have expressed concerns about the project, citing issues at nearby affordable apartments, with others upset that they just recently found out about the plans.
-The Cap Times 
 
Amid continuing demand for housing, a developer is proposing to demolish a two-story gas station, convenience store and office building for a five-story mixed-use project with 51 apartments on West Washington Avenue south of the state Capitol.
-Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
As interest in clean energy increases, many local governments, school districts, technical colleges and large corporations want to get power from large-scale renewable energy plants located nearby, but don't have the means to access them.
-Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
 The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is considering upgrading the shoulders of a portion of the Beltline so they can be used as travel lanes during rush hour, and is inviting residents to a public meeting to learn more and provide feedback.
-Wisconsin State Journal


After nearly two decades of neglect and decay, a relic of Madison's blue-collar past has been reborn as a hub for local food and wellness businesses that reflect the new vibe of the city's East Side.
-Wisconsin State Journal
-Wisconsin State Journal


The Legislature's budget committee voted Tuesday to approve $4.3 million in borrowing to conserve more than 14,000 acres of woodland in northern Wisconsin. But that figure is below the Department of Natural Resources' $4.8 million valuation of the property, leaving the landowners to decide whether the sizable land acquisition will move forward.
-Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
Marking a milestone in its rapid expansion, printing and design services company Thysse has broken ground on a new $10 million headquarters in Oregon.
-Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
A developer with two other affordable housing projects underway in Madison is proposing a third, this time on the north side of the city.
The project by MSP Real Estate would create 111 units of mixed-income housing for families and seniors at 1212 Huxley St., the site of Heritage Credit Union, which would be demolished.
-The Cap Times


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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has continued to move to a subscription based web site. Recently they have made certain articles only available to subscribers. The articles that I link to are mostly now only available to subscribers. Thus, I am not using this source any longer. I will look for a suitable replacement for this information.