Park Towne News & Notes
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Development News for the Week of: 11/10/18 - 11/23/18
 


If the Madison City Council sticks by its refusal to pay $600,000 to a developer to resolve a legal dispute over the massive Judge Doyle Square project, it could set the project back by three to five years, Mayor Paul Soglin said Wednesday.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
JUDGE DOYLE SQUARE LITIGATION COULD COST CITY $40 MILLION, DEVELOPER SAYS
 
With a critical City Council vote Tuesday, Mayor Paul Soglin and city attorney Michael May are warning of potential costs, delays and other impacts if a developer sues the city over the massive Judge Doyle Square project. 
- Wisconsin State Journal


Seeking more time for further research and to address concerns, the Madison City Council pushed back a vote Tuesday on whether to take up for the third time a decision on authorizing a $600,000 payment to the developer of the Judge Doyle Square project until the new year.
  -Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
Madison's City Council will wait until next year to reconsider a $600,000 payment to Chicago-based Beitler Real Estate Services as a way to settle a dispute over the Judge Doyle Square project. 
-The Cap Times
 
MADISON CITY COUNCIL ONCE AGAIN REJECTS PAYMENT TO JUDGE DOYLE SQUARE DEVELOPER

For the second time, the Madison City Council on Tuesday denied a $600,000 payment to the developer of Judge Doyle Square in exchange for the rights to own and build part of the private development.
-The Cap Times
 
 
The path forward remains murky for a bill to give a Foxconn-style subsidy to paper giant Kimberly-Clark to retain as many as 500 jobs in the Fox Cities, an issue set for a hearing before state lawmakers Wednesday. 
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
Eurofins Scientific, a global life sciences company, plans to buy land near the Dane County Regional Airport and build a $35 million large laboratory and office building that could house nearly 500 employees, according to a city official.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
The master plan for the Alliant Energy Center would transform the campus with hundreds of millions of dollars in new, private development - including hotels, restaurants, office space and housing - along with public spending on modifications to existing facilities.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
Around the State and Points Elsewhere  
 

For the first time in decades, the traditional opening of the holiday shopping season at Greendale's Southridge Mall will not include a Kohl's Department Store. Shoppers hunting for Black Friday bargains from that chain will instead line up at a Kohl's store that opened in October at the new 84 South mixed-use development -replacing the nearby Southridge location.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
The proposed redevelopment of Milwaukee's historic Wildenberg Hotel site into apartments and commercial space has received a preliminary city endorsement.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
The planned conversion of Glendale's troubled Bayshore Town Center, replacing much of its vacant retail space with offices, a hotel and apartments, drew both hopes and concerns at an initial public hearing Thursday night.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
A large commercial development planned for downtown West Allis would receive up to $21.5 million in city financing help under a new proposal to be reviewed by the Common Council. 
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 

A nonprofit Milwaukee group plans to buy and renovate central city houses and then resell them to new homeowners. Martin Luther King Economic Development Corp. is looking to buy three houses in the Harambee neighborhood to launch the effort, known as MLK Homes, said Leo Ries, the group's interim executive director.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
A Muskego apartment development that made design changes without city permission has won approval - but also is being hit with a fine.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel