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“Top of State” Summer Programming Series
The “Top of State” summer programming series is set to kick-off this June with programs where State Street meets the Capitol Square. Gear Up Downtown – Bicycling Resource Fair is taking place on Tues. June 2, 11am – 2pm at Philosophers’ Grove (100 W. Mifflin St.) and will feature bicycling tips, registration, activities and more. MadCity Bazaar at Top of State, is then happening on Thurs. June 4, noon – 7pm at Philosophers’ Grove and 30 on the Square (100 N. Carroll St.) and is Madison's urban pop-up flea market, featuring arts, crafts and vintage vendors. MadCity Bazaar will return to the Top of State from noon-7pm on Thursdays June 18; July 2 and 16; August 6 and 20; and every Thursday in September (Sep. 3, 10, 17 and 24).

These introductory events are the first in the “Top of State” summer programming series, to feature an eclectic mix of music, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and pop-up or drop-in events. A more complete schedule will be announced later in June, with events to be added throughout the summer. More information is at or call (608) 512-1342. The Top of State summer programs are presented by Madison’s Central BID in partnership with the City of Madison, Madison Parks Foundation and Isthmus.

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
Madison to start negotiations with Exact Sciences, JDS Development for major project
Posted: May 20, 2015

Field day: Renovated Breese Stevens refreshes East Washington corridor with sports and events
Posted: May 20, 2015

City creating path for approval of King Street hotel
Posted: May 16, 2015

MATC board punts on plan to close Downtown, boost South campus
Posted: May 14, 2015

Taxing entities consider new TIF district west of Capitol Square
Posted: May 13, 2015

Landmarks Commission clears Downtown Hub 2 project
Posted: May 12, 2015

City staff recommends full, $30 million rehabilitation of landmark Madison Municipal Building
Posted: May 5, 2015
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