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Economic Strategy Symposium
Join Mayor Soglin for the first-ever Economic Strategy Symposium! It is an open public meeting which will offer a unique opportunity for a cross section of leaders and thinkers from Madison’s business community, non-profit groups, educational institutions, and others to come together and talk about the future of our City. It will be September 10th from 8am to 12pm at the Monona Terrace. Part One will be a review and discussion of economic trends, issues, and opportunities uncovered from a deep analysis of economic data and part two will focus on looking forward on sustaining and growing our city by breaking into small group "idea sessions". Please register here. If you cannot attend this but would like to still get involved, join two community meetings. The first is September 23rd at 7 pm at the Village on Park and the other an October 1st at 6 pm at the Warner Park Community center.

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.

State Street 700-800 Blocks Reconstruction Project
The City of Madison, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is developing design plans for the reconstruction of the 700 & 800 Blocks of State Street and Library Mall. The focus of the design is to create a special place at the intersection of two recently constructed iconic Madison corridors, State Street and East Campus Mall. The City of Madison Common Council approved the plans for the 700-800 blocks of State Street as recommended by the State Street Oversight Committee (and the Board of Public Works). Construction is scheduled to begin in the middle of May and be substantially completed by the start of UW classes in the fall. For more info on the project, 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
Overture Center turns 10: How the arts venue is transforming downtown Madison
Posted: Aug 7, 2014

European style AC Hotel hotel planned for Pahl Tire site in downtown Madison
Posted: July 23, 2014

Capital neighborhood: First Settlement has become a downtown success story
Posted: July 16, 2014

800 East Wash development set for September groundbreaking
Posted: July 10, 2014

Parts of South Capitol plan could soon be reality
Posted: July 9, 2014

Developer expands plans for project near Capitol Square
Posted: July 5, 2014

Downtown Madison groups eye common ground on landmarks ordinance rewrite
Posted: June 6, 2014
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