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Downtown News

Downtown Family Halloween
Enjoy Halloween fun for the whole family at the Downtown Madison Family Halloween on Wednesday, October 26th from 3-6pm on State Street and the Capitol Square. This afternoon of free and low-cost family fun will include activities such as magic shows, festive Halloween photos, hayrides, crafts, spooky stories, art projects, songs, trick or treat at participating businesses, and more! Presented by Madison's Central BID and the Greater State Street Business Association. For more info, click here.

City of Madison Retail Improvement Grant
The City of Madison has approved a TIF Grant program through the Office of Business Resources that will provide funding for improvements to retail spaces within the central downtown area. As the City of Madison, residents, business owners and development community continue to invest in creating a vibrant downtown they recognize the need to invest in the independent retailers in the downtown area to make sure we continue to maintain the independent flavor that makes Madison special. For more information, click here.

Downtown Road Construction Projects
Many road construction projects are currently taking place or are in the planning process for downtown Madison. For detailed updates and information on some of these road construction projects, visit the Madison's Central BID website at
Preschool buys building to prevent ‘child care desert’ in downtown Madison
Posted: October 16, 2016

Consultant offers options for men's homeless shelter in Downtown building
Posted: October 13, 2016

Developer proposes boutique hotel in downtown Madison on State Street
Posted: October 12, 2016

Developers proposing $30 million boutique hotel on 100 block of State Street
Posted: October 11, 2016

Start-up city
Posted: October 3, 2016

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi proposes budget initiatives to reduce homelessness
Posted: September 29, 2016

316 Building a bustling hub of Madison tech firm
Posted: September 25, 2016

Retail consultants release recommended strategies for downtown Madison
Posted: September 22, 2016

Downtown lowdown
Posted: September 22, 2016
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