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Development News for the Week of: 3/16/19 - 3/22/19

SSM HEALTH DETAILS PLAN FOR $75 MILLION REDEVELOPMENT ON SOUTH SIDE

One of the city's health care giants is detailing plans for a $75 million first-phase of a multi-decade redevelopment that will transform a big chunk of a triangle-shaped area bounded by Fish Hatchery Road, South Park Street and Wingra Drive on the South Side.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
After reaching a deal with Madison in January to return development rights for half of the two-block Judge Doyle Square project to the city, records obtained Monday show Beitler Real Estate notified the city over a month later that it was "impossible" to complete its portion of the project. 
-The Cap Times 
 
NEW SPAT OVER JUDGE DOYLE SQUARE THREATENS HOTEL, APARTMENTS
 
Madison is locked in a major new spat with a developer that could delay or jeopardize a hotel and apartments in the massive, two-block Judge Doyle Square project Downtown. 
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
Madison is poised to take a next big step to address climate change with an initiative that would require $95 million in up-front investments but promises to dramatically reduce emissions and deliver substantial savings over time. 
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
Electronics maker Foxconn Technology Group said Monday it will begin construction this summer on a display-screen manufacturing hub near Racine, with plans for production to start by the end of 2020.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
PROPOSED STATE BUILDING PROJECTS IN JEOPARDY AS COMMISSION DEADLOCKS
 
In a likely unprecedented move, the State Building Commission failed Wednesday to recommend any of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' $2.5 billion in proposed capital budget projects after Republicans voted them down one by one.  
- Wisconsin State Journal


Voters in the Sun Prairie School District will decide next month whether it's time to become the only Dane County community outside of Madison to have more than one traditional high school.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
After months of work, a Dane County task force has made dozens of suggestions to prevent future floods like the one caused by historic rainfall last August.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
A second significant school spending referendum in Dane County next month asks taxpayers in the DeForest School District to approve $125 million in borrowing to build an intermediate school and make other improvements district officials say are needed to accommodate the expanding student population.
- Wisconsin State Journal
Around the State and Points Elsewhere  


A developer who wanted to bring two restaurants, a brewpub and an Olive Garden, to Menomonee Falls won't be getting a village loan for that project.
And that apparently means those restaurants won't be built.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


The former Northridge Mall Boston Store will be demolished to make way for a future light industrial development, or other new use, under a proposal from city officials.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
A Milwaukee firm that has built several Wauwatosa office buildings is considering plans for similar developments at that community's Innovation Campus site. The Irgens firm has signed an option to purchase 25 acres at Innovation Campus, a mixed-use development north of West Watertown Plank Road and east of I-41.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
Plans for apartments at the Ballpark Commons mixed-use project in Franklin are moving forward with the selection of a developer.
Mandel Group Inc. plans to develop 265 units in five three-story buildings at Ballpark Commons, north of West Loomis Road and west of South 76th Street.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel