Park Towne News & Notes
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Development News for the Week of: 12/15/18 - 12/21/18
 
From the creation of a high-density, walkable district to adding family-supporting jobs and boosting the tax base, Madison officials are looking to guide development in a stretch of the city surrounding the former Oscar Mayer headquarters.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
Prior to becoming one of Madison's four waterfront community parks, the area now known as James Madison Park was an important home to boat building and an active Lake Mendota ice harvesting operation.
-The Cap Times
 

Final recommendations for the Alliant Energy Center envision a destination campus on Madison's south side that will meet the needs of those using facilities on the 164-acre campus, draw in Dane County residents all year and, ultimately, serve as a gateway to the city.
-The Cap Times


A major overhaul of the Alliant Energy Center that would upgrade current facilities and introduce new, private development has moved another step forward with the approval of a master plan by the center's oversight committee.
-Wisconsin State Journal
 

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will consider an improvement plan for Madison's Beltline that would aim to reduce travel times during rush hours.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
Ald. Matt Phair knows that most neighbors of a proposed west Madison affordable housing development don't like the project. He estimated that about 80 percent of attendees at a September neighborhood meeting were against it. So it's a "little bit of tough thing" to voice his support, he said.
-The Cap Times
   
 
 

Around the State and Points Elsewhere  
 
 
A proposed Bay View apartment development is making changes, including reducing the height, in response to concerns raised by neighborhood residents.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
A plan to provide $40 million in city financing to help Komatsu Mining Corp. develop a new corporate campus in Milwaukee's Harbor District won Common Council approval Tuesday - but not without some criticism.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  
 
 
The proposed conversion of a historic downtown Milwaukee building into a 220-room luxury hotel is to begin construction in 2019 - a year later than initially planned. 
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
Marquette University earlier this year discreetly explored the idea of developing its own basketball arena -  a potential $120 million investment for downtown Milwaukee - before deciding against pursuing the project. 
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel