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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
Old meets new in proposed apartment addition to State Street building
Posted: May 25, 2017

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

Madison City Council approves funds for Near East Side parking ramp after previous denial
Posted: May 17, 2017

Thousands come to first-ever Madison Night Market; businesses hope for retail boost
Posted: May 11, 2017

MATC to begin negotiations with development group of Downtown campus
Posted: May 4, 2017

New Dane County homeless day resource center will be 'The Beacon'
Posted: May 3, 2017

Downtown European-style AC Hotel to debut with dramatic Wisconsin views
Posted: April 28, 2017

City sighs relief with new bids for Madison Municipal Building renovation
Posted: April 26, 2017
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