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“Top of State” Summer Programming Series
The “Top of State” programming series is taking place this summer at Philosophers’ Grove and 30 on the Square, where State Street meets the Square. The mix of programs will range from markets to music, arts and crafts, children's activities, resource fairs and learning opportunities, and pop-up or drop-in events. Regular upcoming programs include: Ian’s Pizza Outdoor Open Mic, MadCity Bazaar—Madison’s Urban Pop Up Flea Market, and Kids’ Day at Top of State. For more information and a full list of programs, visit The Top of State summer programs are presented by Madison’s Central BID in partnership with the City of Madison, Madison Parks Foundation and Isthmus.

Input Sought on Draft Bicycle Transportation Plan
The Madison Area Transportation Planning Board (MATPB) is preparing a new Bicycle Transportation Plan for the Madison Metropolitan Area & Dane County. MATPB staff have prepared draft policy and facility recommendations and will be gathering input throughout the spring and summer of 2015. To learn more about the Plan, visit the plan website. There you can find draft recommendations and maps as well as provide input through an interactive mapping tool.

Madison in Motion: Transportation Master Plan
The City of Madison is in the process of developing the Madison in Motion: Sustainable Madison Transportation Master Plan. The purpose of the plan will be to guide transportation decisions in Madison, in order to help make Madison a more walkable, bikeable and transit-oriented city. To learn more about the plan, upcoming meetings and to provide input, 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
Paul Soglin proposes time limit on benches, sidewalks Downtown
Posted: July 30, 2015

JDS Development details TIF request for Judge Doyle Square
Posted: July 29, 2015

Madison plan could move homeless men’s shelter from Grace Episcopal Church
Posted: July 29, 2015

Orpheum wins approval to restore vintage sign
Posted: July 21, 2015

Taxing entities create new Downtown TIF district
Posted: July 20, 2015

City, JDS Development reach development agreement for Judge Doyle Square
Posted: July 17, 2015

StartingBlock Madison Project Moves Ahead, Releases New Renderings
Posted: July 16, 2015

New life for old AT&T building
Posted: July 10, 2015

Madison slated for more than 5,500 new apartments through 2017
Posted: July 5, 2015

After a decade of challenges, Alexander Co. completes $150 million redevelopment of prime Downtown block
Posted: June 28, 2015
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