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Car Sharing Public Meeting Jan. 28
The City of Madison Parking Utility will be holding a public meeting to explore the potential for expanding car-sharing in Madison. Representatives from car-sharing companies will make short presentations, with a question and answer session to follow. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 28 at 5:00pm in Room 260 of the Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Members of the public, neighborhood organizations, local businesses, and interested parties are encouraged to attend. Further info: Bill Putnam, P.E., Interim Parking Operations Manager, (608) 266-4761,

Community Chat with Chief Koval Feb. 2
The Central District- Madison Police will be hosting a community meeting with Chief Koval on Monday February 2, 2015 from 6:00pm -7:30pm at the Central Library room 301, 201 W. Mifflin St. This meeting along with meetings taking place in each District will allow the Chief to provide updates on new initiatives and for the community to ask questions and provide input on priorities for the coming year.

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.

Public Entertainment Permits Available
Entertain Madison and book your own gig this summer! Peace Park, Rotary Plaza, and 30 On the Square/ Philosophers' Grove are all available as sites. No permit is necessary for activities that do not have amplification or set-up. For those that do need permits, they are only $15.25/hour! For more information contact Madison Parks at 608-266-4711 or or click here for an info sheet.

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
Start-up incubator StartingBlock Madison moving closer
Posted: January 28, 2015

City finance committee recommends amended Judge Doyle Square request for proposals
Posted: January 27, 2015

Major museum development influencing Philosophers' Grove redesign
Posted: January 12, 2015

Keep Madison's building boom going
Posted: January 11, 2015

Developer revives proposal for large hotel near Capitol Square
Posted: January 9, 2015

Madison's Capitol East District rises
Posted: January 4, 2015

Downtown Madison liquor license applications on the rise in light of moratorium talk
Posted: January 2, 2015

Downtown museum to spotlight Wisconsin science history
Posted: December 23, 2014

For the Record: Future of Downtown Madison
Posted: December 21, 2014

King Street entertainment district hatches a $12 million boutique hotel, restaurant and music venue
Posted: December 3, 2014
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