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Development News for the Week of: 2/23/19 - 3/1/19

BUDGET RAISES REVENUES FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT, CONSTRAINS TIF USE

After years of tight levy limits, Gov. Tony Evers' 2019-21 budget proposes to provide more revenue to counties and municipalities and let local governments raise more money.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
To address infrastructure, health and safety needs at Madison Metro Transit's existing bus garage on East Washington Avenue, city officials are considering the purchase of land and two buildings on the former Oscar Mayer site for future Metro facility needs.
-The Cap Times   
 
 
Madison may soon pursue negotiations with owners of the former Oscar Mayer facility on the East Side to buy part of the property for much-needed Metro Transit bus storage.
- Wisconsin State Journal


After four years in the role, Natalie Erdman, director of Madison's Planning and Community and Economic Development Department, will retire in April.
-The Cap Times
 
 
There's another entrant in the race to create more hotel rooms in Madison. But this time the proposed rooms wouldn't be in the city's Downtown or along the rapidly developing East Washington Avenue corridor.
- Wisconsin State Journal  

To develop affordable housing in Madison, firms often look to crucial but extremely competitive federal tax credits and funding from the city.
-The Cap Times
 

Around the State and Points Elsewhere  


A higher-end extended stay hotel is being proposed for a Wauwatosa site - the latest in a series of hotels developed near the Milwaukee Regional Medical Complex.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
The next phase of the Six Points mixed-use development in West Allis will likely be a three-story, 50-unit apartment building.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
Since 1893, some of the world's biggest construction and mining equipment, including massive steam-operated shovels that dug the Panama Canal, have been built in South Milwaukee.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel