MADISON (WORT) — After nine hours of debate, the Madison Common Council voted to approve the controversial Judge Doyle Square project this week. In the wee hours of the morning Wednesday, alders voted 12 to 6 to make the $200 million project a reality.
The proposal by developer Bob Dunn will relocate the headquarters of healthcare firm Exact Sciences to within a block of the Capitol, replace the crumbling Government East Parking ramp, and build a new downtown hotel to serve Monona Terrace.
The decision to move forward with the Judge Doyle Square development is a big win for Mayor Paul Soglin who enthusiastically backed the project. In total, the City of Madison will pump $67 million into the ambitious plan to transform the area around the Madison Municipal building.
Dylan Brogan reports.