In 2014, Madison set a five-year goal to create 1,000 units of affordable housing.
With the aid of $20.3 million from the city's Affordable Housing Fund, the city has supported 18 new affordable housing developments. Four of those projects are still in need of more funding, but if all proposed projects are completed, Madison will benefit from a total of 1,149 affordable units, meeting its goal.
Madison's public golf courses again ended the year with a deficit thanks to an extremely rainy season. The city's four public golf courses - Glenway, Odana Hills, Monona and Yahara Hills - lost money in 2018 after near-record rainfall and flooding. Last season followed a rough 2017, another unusually wet season.
Milwaukee's downtown, and its nearby neighborhoods, will continue to see a strong pace of commercial development in 2019. Here's our list of five high-profile areas to watch in the upcoming year for projects that include office buildings, a luxury apartment high-rise and places to spend your leisure time - and dollars.