Park Towne News & Notes
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Development News for the Week of: 6/1/19 - 6/7/19

MADISON GETS $300,000 FEDERAL GRANT TO ADDRESS BROWNFIELDS ON SOUTH PARK STREET CORRIDOR

Madison is getting a $300,000 federal grant for environmental assessments and remediation planning on contaminated industrial and commercial properties on the fledgling South Park Street corridor, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway announced Thursday.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
Thea Bach has organized her life around Madison's bus service. When she was deciding to buy her first home in the Allied Drive neighborhood on Madison's southwest side, Bach made sure a Metro Transit bus stop was within a four-minute walk. Bach, 59, cannot drive due to a vision deficit, making public transit very important.
-The Cap Times
 
 
Promega Corp., one of the Madison area's biggest home-grown biotechnology companies, is adding to its already substantial fleet of buildings.
-Wisconsin State Journal  
 
 
Protesters took over a Dane County Board meeting Thursday before supervisors approved a $148 million plan to update and consolidate the county's jails, with demonstrators chanting and yelling "our meeting," "shut them down" and "build people, not jails."
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
One company thinks the future of Madison's public transit system is 20 feet above city streets in tiny solar-powered pods. Transit X, a Boston-area company, claimed it could revolutionize city transportation with a 108-mile network of lightweight "flying solar pods" that would each carry four to five passengers all around Madison on elevated railways.
-Wisconsin State Journal 
 


Around the State and Points Elsewhere  

 
How will Milwaukee officials complete the streetcar's lakefront loop if the Couture apartment tower - and its transit center - isn't built? That question didn't get a very detailed response Wednesday from those overseeing the new streetcar service, known as The Hop.  
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
A substantial apartment development could be coming to a Brown Deer neighborhood - within a few blocks of a similar project. 
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
Uline Inc. may build a distribution center of more than 1.2 million square feet in Kenosha, a project that would give the shipping and packaging materials distributor nearly 5 million square feet of warehouse space in the city and adjoining Pleasant Prairie.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
Milwaukee was recently ranked fourth in the nation for most popular cities for retirees, coming in just after Phoenix, Tampa and Sarasota, Fl. You might be surprised that Milwaukee landed so high up on the list, but there are plenty of reasons to move here after retiring. Florida often comes to mind when we think about retirement, but Milwaukee has a lot of one-ups over the Sunshine State.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel