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Downtown News

Summer in YOUR City presented by BID!
Madison's Central BID has many events and activities planned as part of their "Summer in YOUR City" program series in downtown Madison including the Live & Local Concert Series, Don't Lose YOUR Mind Mondays, Wisconsin Author Series, YOUR Lunchtime Live, Ian's Pizza Outdoor Open Mic, Kids Create at the Top of State and much more! For a complete list of events visit the BID’s Facebook page 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
Retail consultants release recommended strategies for downtown Madison
Posted: September 22, 2016

Downtown lowdown
Posted: September 22, 2016

Moving on up: High-end student apartments are changing more than just Madison's skyline
Posted: September 21, 2016

Madison City Council rejects Mayor Paul Soglin's plan to limit time people can sleep on sidewalks
Posted: September 21, 2016

Increased rent drives day cares out of downtown Madison
Posted: September 14, 2016

Dane County picks Catholic Charities to run new homeless day resource center in Madison
Posted: September 8, 2016

Homeless in Madison | A City Challenged (series)
Posted: August 28, 2016

Downtown Madison ash trees rescued from the chopping block as deadline nears
Posted: August 26, 2016
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