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Downtown News

Downtown Holiday Trolley & Carolers!
Make shopping and dining special this holiday season in downtown Madison! The free Downtown Holiday Trolley will be running on State Street and the Capitol Square on Saturdays, December 3rd, 10th and 17th from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Volunteer community and UW-Madison choral groups and dancers will also be strolling the central business district to carol and perform for shoppers on Saturdays in December as well. For more information, click 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.

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
Proposed agreement would preserve opportunity for pedestrian bridge over John Nolen Drive
Posted: December 6, 2016

For the Record: Affordable Housing
Posted: December 1, 2016

John Nolen Drive corridor study to weigh safety, lake access concerns from Madison residents
Posted: December 1, 2016

Commission approves part of major East Washington Avenue project, asks for changes
Posted: December 1, 2016

Boutique hotels are finding success in Madison
Posted: November 23, 2016

Downtown Madison Apartment Vacancy Rate Reaches 4.22%
Posted: November 23, 2016

Madison exploring traffic, bike and pedestrian improvements on John Nolen Drive
Posted: November 19, 2016

Report: Improve Downtown retail climate through better mix of stores, easier parking
Posted: November 16, 2016
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