Madison, WI Government

Housing Development Decision Deferred By Madison Board

MADISON, NJ — At this week’s planning board meeting, the discussion about the proposals for the development of two four-story mixed-use buildings in the historic district continued. 66 Main, LLC, the applicant, proposes to build two four-story mixed-use buildings on two properties that will be designed to look...
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A vision for Voit: 1,500 homes and green space on Madison's east side

The future of 65 acres of Voit Farm on Madison’s east side could include a pedestrian/bike path connecting nearby green spaces, streets that lay flush with the curb, a dog park, a community garden and some 1,500 to 1,700 units of housing. At a neighborhood meeting on Thursday night,...
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City Council grants $11.3 billion to affordable housing development

The Madison City Council approved $11.3 billion in funding for affordable housing development projects on Tuesday. The money will fund three housing development projects, which will add 500 units of rental housing in Madison in total. Madison Community Development director, Jim O’Keefe said 345 of these units will meet the city standard for affordable housing, which is defined as 60% of the median income.

Wisconsin State Patrol responds to dozens of crashes Friday amid snowfall

MADISON, Wis. — Snowy conditions and dozens of crashes snarled traffic across southern Wisconsin Friday and kept first responders and tow truck drivers busy. Between 5 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., the Wisconsin State Patrol said its troopers responded to 32 crashes and 61 calls to assist motorists, including more than 50 vehicle runoffs. Duty Sergeant Craig Morehouse said the number...

Affordable housing project in Oregon receives $1.3 million in funding

Northpointe Development received $1,360,000 from Dane County for an affordable housing project at 831 and 871 Oregon Center Dr. in Oregon. Northpointe’s Oregon development, CC Lane, is a 60-unit project that features 26 one-bedroom, 19 two-bedroom and 12 three-bedroom units. Twelve of the units are slated to be saved for individuals and households on the Dane County Homeless Services Consortium’s community by-name list.

Two new high-profile projects announced in Madison

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Riley Construction announced Tuesday two new high-profile projects in Madison. Madison Industrial Campus at 6002 Femrite Drive and Tradesman Commerce Park at 5525 Tradesman Drive are new efforts to expand Riley Construction’s footprint in Dane County. Madison Industrial Campus is a 169,000 square-foot industrial building...

MPD reminds Madison residents of ways to give this holiday season

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - While many are rushing to take advantage of holiday shopping deals, the Madison Police Department is reminding residents that it’s the season of giving. MPD is highlighting three supply/toy drives aimed to benefit Madison’s youth and their families, according to a blog post. The...

‘Yes, it’s going to happen’: City of Madison gets wheels rolling on identifying potential Amtrak station location

MADISON, Wis. — Residents of Madison started signaling where they would like to see an Amtrak station potentially set up shop, as the city held a kickoff meeting for the passenger rail station study Wednesday. “I think I can say with confidence that Madison wants passenger rail service,” Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway said to a room full of applause at the...

Report: Madison's music scene primed for growth if given needed support

MADISON, Wis. — Partnerships between local businesses and Madison’s music scene, paired with a dedicated music office run by the city, are among some of the recommendations included in a recovery plan shared by one of Madison’s chief music advocacy groups. Greater Madison Music City — a...

City of Madison: Drivers should drive slowly, carefully during forecasted snow Friday

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The City of Madison said drivers should be preparing for a slow and snowy commute on Friday morning through the evening. The Streets Division is prepared to send out 32 trucks to maintain the salt routes and plow the roads when the snow starts to stick. Salt routes are the main routes through Madison, officials said, such as roads used by Madison Metro for their buses and the roads around schools and hospitals. Officials noted this makes up over 800 miles of traffic lanes in the City of Madison.

Madison preparing for potential Amtrak expansion

The city of Madison is moving ahead with planning for a potential passenger rail station, over a decade after former Republican Gov. Scott Walker rejected $810 million from the federal government for high speed rail.  Remembrance of the lost opportunity hung in the air during the city’s kickoff meeting for its passenger rail study, where […] The post Madison preparing for potential Amtrak expansion appeared first on Wisconsin Examiner.

Greater Madison Music City Report Presentation

Rob DZ from the Greater Madison Music City (GMMC) joins host Tony Castaneda of the Thursday morning 8 O’clock Buzz to talk about the organization’s recommendations to build a more equitable music and arts scene in the Greater Madison Area. GMMC is trying to build community support to create a music ecosystem for the community that provides equity in entertainment and access for all. The report findings will be presented at a gathering at Café Coda, today, December 8, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Syed Abbas Resigns From Common Council

Last night, former District 12 Alder Syed Abbas gave one last speech before the Madison Common Council, after formally resigning from the position last week. Abbas sat down with WORT Producer Nate Wegehaupt for an exit interview, going over his three years sitting on the council. Photo courtesy: City of...

News podcast aims to connect listeners to Madison

If you're lost, get a tour guide to show you around. That's what a new podcast wants to do: help show you Madison. It's a news podcast that you can listen to when you're not watching Fox 47 News at Nine. The team behind it is partnering with another local news source you've met before. You could say they're two peas in a pod...cast.

Wisconsin American Red Cross workers vote to go on strike

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Workers of American Red Cross’ six Wisconsin facilities voted Monday to initiate a holiday strike. According to the Red Cross, a strike would occur if the management and union members did not form a mutually agreeable contract. The current contract expires on December 15. President...

Trustee Frye announces run for Waunakee Village President

A Waunakee Village Trustee who was elected to a second term in April has announced her candidacy for the village board president. President Chris Zellner, whose term expires in April, recently announced he would not run for reelection. In her announcement, Trustee Nila Frye said during her time in office, the board has “helped change how board meetings are conducted,” by offering citizens more time for public comment. Frye has helped answer citizens’ questions, she said. Frye noted that she prepares for meetings so that she can ask questions. Work remains to be done, she said. “The village board needs to determine how public comment can be provided during meetings (via email, Zoom, etc.), continue work on accountability, and guide future development in the village,” Frye said. “I will continue to promote communication, accountability, transparency, and citizen participation since these are the building blocks of democracy.”