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Campus stakeholders give input on State Street, Library Mall renovations

MADISON – 9/19/2013 At a University of Wisconsin-Madison stakeholders meeting Wednesday, campus planners asked community members for input on the design plans for the 700 and 800 blocks of State Street and Library Mall. Suggestions from attendees included adding more lights, trees and moveable seating, as well creating an efficient way to deal with bike traffic. Construction is scheduled to begin next spring, and according to Director of Campus Planning Gary Brown, the project will hopefully be finished sometime in 2017….

Ken Notes: a huge chalk board with a 24/7 web cam focused on it. Madison’s go talent!

City approves conversion of historic school into housing

Madison – 9/19/2013 Following the city’s approval Tuesday, developers will convert a historic school in the Greenbush neighborhood into apartments and construct an aesthetically similar residence adjacent to it despite a lengthy debate about commercial parking in residential areas. The Alexander Co. is in the final stages of purchasing the Longfellow School, located at 210 S. Brooks St., from Meriter Hospital to transform it into 41 apartments….

Hilldale redevelopment in step with nationwide anti-mall trend

Madison – 9/19/2013 Welcome to the future, where shopping is more about the experience than the transaction – and that experience includes a breath of fresh air. This is the age of the anti-mall, a recent article in The Atlantic Cities proclaims: “Even the suburbs are figuring out that walkable retail, not enclosed malls surrounded by parking lots, is the way to go in the twenty-first century.” “It is a bit of a trend,” says Jerry O’Brien, executive director of the Center for Retailing Excellence…

Ken Notes: I still see Hilldale as the boomer capitol of the world, think about it UW Hospital, Shopping, Madison, Dining, Entertainment, great living options…

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WI Development News, January 2014 – Ken Harwood

December 1, 2013

Wisconsin Development News To read the most current Wisconsin Development News PLEASE CLICK HERE. KEN HARWOOD The Future Wisconsin Project and Wisconsin Development News P.O. Box 930234 Verona, WI 53593-0234 Phone (608) 334-2174

WI Development News, October 2013 – Ken Harwood

September 30, 2013

Wisconsin Development News Campus stakeholders give input on State Street, Library Mall renovations MADISON – 9/19/2013 At a University of Wisconsin-Madison stakeholders meeting Wednesday, campus planners asked community members for input on the design plans for the 700 and 800 blocks of State Street and Library Mall. Suggestions from attendees included adding more lights, trees [...]