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Madison's Central BID's Live & Local!
As part of their event series "Summer In Your City", Madison’s Central BID is proud to present Live & Local, a FREE outdoor concert series that highlights various local bands in the heart of downtown Madison. Live & Local takes place every Thursday through September from 5-7pm in Lisa Link Peace Park. For the complete list of events be sure to check out 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.

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
Concerts on the Square keep growing
Posted: June 23, 2016

Downtown Madison needs better bus depot
Posted: June 22, 2016

City Council approves actions involving 2 TIF districts
Posted: June 22, 2016

As UW-Madison plans for future, well-known 1960s buildings could face wrecking ball
Posted: June 19, 2016

Dane County buying Madison Chamber of Commerce building for homeless day center
Posted: June 17, 2016

City creeps toward agreement on Judge Doyle Square project
Posted: June 14, 2016

Consulting firm schedules input sessions on downtown Madison retail
Posted: June 13, 2016

Madison Library to be honored at White House
Posted: June 1, 2016
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