Park Towne News & Notes
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Development News for the Weeks of: 4/20/19 - 5/3/19

MADISON, SSM HEALTH COMMIT TO FOOD ACCESS DURING REDEVELOPMENT ON SOUTH SIDE

The city and SSM Health pledged Thursday to work together to ensure residents on the South Side continue to have access to fresh food as the health care giant ponders a $75 million first phase of a multi-decade redevelopment in an area bounded by Fish Hatchery Road, South Park Street and Wingra Drive.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
After meetings with neighborhood members, a developer has revised plans for a project on a prominent Downtown block that would still demolish the Essen Haus restaurant and reuse the neighboring Come Back In tavern but now would preserve four rental houses.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
In response to feedback from city staff and downtown Madison neighbors, a developer has downsized a concept proposal for the redevelopment of a property on East Wilson and South Blair Streets, the current site of Essen Haus German restaurant, Come Back In tavern and other properties. 
-The Cap Times  
 
 
The state is "reinvigorating" a study of potential improvements to the Madison Beltline that had largely taken a backseat under the previous administration, according to Gov. Tony Evers' pick to lead the Department of Transportation.
-Wisconsin State Journal 

STRATATECH HOPES $28 MILLION EXPANSION PROPELS GROWTH IN SKIN-TISSUE BUSINESS

Stratatech, a Madison company with skin tissue to treat people with severe burns, is showing off its expanded quarters in University Research Park as it moves a step closer to seeking the government's nod to sell its lead product, StrataGraft.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
Pursuing any of three alternative construction plans for a major jail construction project could cost Dane County millions more than building an addition next to the Public Safety Building at a cost that would exceed the original amount budgeted for the project.
-The Cap Times
 
 
A plan to consolidate Dane County's three jail facilities was supposed to cost $76 million, but structural roadblocks have halted the original plan and likely doubled the cost, setting up a new round of opposition to the project. 
-Wisconsin State Journal 
 
PLAN COMMISSION APPROVES FIVE-STORY APARTMENT BUILDING ON WEST WILSON
 
The Madison Plan Commission on Monday approved a five-story apartment building on the 600 block of West Wilson Street, completing what Ald. Mike Verveer called "the final piece" of redevelopment in the area.
 -The Cap Times


Around the State and Points Elsewhere  

 
A plan to convert a historic former theater into a new Milwaukee Public Library branch as part of a larger development has been dropped. 
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


The Chinese investors group that owns Milwaukee's former Northridge Mall plans to fight the city's raze order.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
The drive to save a grove of trees at downtown Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Performing Arts has hit a big roadblock. The Common Council's Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee voted Tuesday against recommending  historic designation for the Marcus Center and its grounds.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
A proposal to build a large apartment development in Bay View has again been downsized, and is again being opposed by Ald. Tony Zielinski.  Both Zielinski and developer Scott Lurie said they are trying to find ways to move the project forward.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
 
 
Downtown Milwaukee's newest proposed apartment high-rise would mix people paying what could be among the city's highest rents with other residents whose income is perhaps half that of their neighbors.   
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
 
 
A large Oak Creek apartment development and a neighboring commercial project that could include a small hospital have received Plan Commission approval. 
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
 
 
A Harbor District former industrial site targeted for redevelopment is being recommended for rezoning by the Milwaukee Plan Commission.  
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel