Last month Madison’s Plan Commission, the group that advises the city on construction projects, denied a part of the land owner’s plan to build an Amazon distribution center in northeast Madison. The owner of the land, the New-York based company Leo Ritter & Co. appealed the decision. A main facility that incorporates an existing building […]
The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage Department is building a new addition to the sewer system in northeastern Madison. The project will insert a new interceptor line that will help manage the flow of sewage. The interceptor would be built next to Reindahl Park, close to East Washington Avenue. East Washington itself will remain open during the […]
Twenty five years ago, burying communications lines under road rights of way seemed like a great way to keep those increasingly crucial utilities protected from the elements. But as the climate has changed and sea levels continue to rise, many of those seemingly impregnable tunnels may soon fill up with seawater. That’s a huge potential […]
Local transportation policy in a time of demographic, political and technological change. We’ll talk about: * Changing demographics – an opportunity to invest in a 21st century transportation system. * Harnessing changing technology while retaining core community values. * Being economically competitive while providing equitable access to everyone. * Optimizing our existing infrastructure. * Reducing […]
Funding for transportation projects has been a hot debate in the Governor’s state budget. Susan Schmitz, president of Downtown Madison, Inc. and Jerry Deschane, executive director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, joined guest host Denise Demarb on A Public Affair to discuss transportation. Last week, Soglin held a press conference on the transportation plan for […]
With a corporate pay-to-play internet looming, are publicly-owned broadband services a more egalitarian alternative? Patrick Lucey of the Open Technology Institute sure thinks so.