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City Seeks Input on Street Vending
The City of Madison has released an online survey and is hosting a community meeting to gather ideas and input to improve the City’s Street Vending Program. Madison’s nationally-recognized street vending scene includes unique food carts, talented artists and craftspeople, outdoor merchant vending, and vibrant sidewalk cafes. One way to provide input is to complete a brief online survey here. It should take about 5 minutes. The input you provide through the survey and at the community meeting will help guide changes to the City’s policies and processes that support and regulate street vending in Madison.

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
Susan Schmitz, longtime Downtown Madison Inc. president, to leave role at end of year
Posted: June 23, 2017

Dane County explores future vision of renovated Alliant Energy Center
Posted: June 20, 2017

Madison accepting bids for Judge Doyle Square parking garage
Posted: June 20, 2017

Intellectual Ratchet brings 'culture and celebration' to Madison's Night Market
Posted: June 10, 2017

Sidewalk sign ordinance stalled again after Soglin announces plans for competing ordinance
Posted: June 9, 2017

Former governor's mansion may become hotel with cafe and event space
Posted: June 2, 2017

Digging Deeper: Follow-up to Our Wisconsin: Equity & Justice For All?
Posted: June 1, 2017

Group's lofty hopes for John Nolen Drive park take first steps
Posted: May 17, 2017
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