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Economic Strategy Symposium
Mayor Soglin's first-ever Economic Strategy Symposium took place on September 10th and was 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. If you were not able to attend but would like to still get involved, join two community meetings. The first is on September 23rd from 7-9pm at the Village on Park and the second on October 1st at 6-8pm at the Warner Park Community center. For additional information, click here.

Voter Registration Sessions
Registered to VOTE? Access to Independence is holding 2 voter registration sessions, on October 9th (10am-12pm) and October 10th (12pm-5pm). You will learn more about what is needed for the renewed Voter ID law, and can get registered on site. For more details or to verify what you need to be registered, click here or call Access to Independence at 608-242-8484. Election Day is November 4th, so get registered!

Community Vision Session for smART Downtown
Sustain Dane presents smART [sustainability + Madison + art]: a series of public art pieces that visualize our neighborhood’s dreams for a sustainable Madison. Neighbors, businesses, and local organizations are invited to a Community visioning session to have a conversation about our future – resulting in a larger-than-life mural on the wall of the Wisconsin Historical Museum. The session is happening on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 5:30-8pm at the Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N Carroll St. For more information, click here.

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
Developer proposes remake of dated Downtown office building
Posted: September 30, 2014

Otto Gebhardt proposes another East Washington Avenue development
Posted: September 30, 2014

City mulls design changes to address crime problems on upper State Street
Posted: September 29, 2014

Latest version of Archipelago Village proposed
Posted: September 27, 2014

UW-Madison unveils ambitious School of Music plans
Posted: September 26, 2014

The Edgewater readies for grand opening
Posted: September 24, 2014

Proposal would turn part of John Nolen Drive into tunnel
Posted: September 23, 2014

Plan Commission delays hotel proposal near Capitol Square
Posted: September 23, 2014

New East Wash development will be a triple threat: Restaurant, wine bar and coffeehouse
Posted: September 18, 2014
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