The City of Madison is seeking to redevelop two of the main blocks of downtown: the block with the post office (the Madison Municipal Building) and the parking garage behind it. The city has sought proposals from private developers and has offered to help financially support the new development. City officials want the project to feature a big new hotel to serve the Monona Terrace, the city-owned convention center. What kind of impact would this project, called Judge Doyle Square, have on the residents of Madison? What is TIF money and how much city money is proposed to be used for the project?
On Friday November 1st, host Brenda Konkel was joined by Madison Alder David Ahrens, activist Susan Pastor, and Madison School Board Member TJ Mertz about Judge Doyle Square and how it could affect Madison residents.
View Alder Ahrens’ slide show analyzing the need for a hotel in this area of Madison.
Read the Isthmus newspaper’s ongoing coverage here.