Category: Downtown

Chief Erwin Has To Go!

Posted September 11th, 2012 @ 8:37 AM by

New Capitol Police Chief Dave Erwin has really put his stamp on the new job since taking over from Charles Tubbs. Unfortunately for the people of Wisconsin and the Constitution it is serious far right turn. Oppression of free speech, no matter what side or what topic is never ok and Chief Erwin needs to […]

John Norquist to Speak at Capital Neighborhoods Annual Meeting

Posted June 18th, 2010 @ 6:07 AM by

Capitol Neighborhoods presents speaker John Norquist at Annual Meeting

Where is the Win-Win on the Edgewater (Or How Developers Make it Hard on Themselves)

Posted December 10th, 2009 @ 2:25 PM by

The win-win, is on East Washington. A week or two ago, a neighbor posed this question on a listserve. I know most are getting sick about the Edgewater discussion. Everyone on this list is well aware of the condition of the commerce on East Washington — or lack thereof. We have a newly abandoned Madison […]

Hey! It’s a Snow Day! Round Up

Posted December 9th, 2009 @ 6:26 PM by

Eh, I slept in, went to Bizzardoke at the High Noon last night. Now I can’t decide if its worth it to get my car out of the ramp, the streets don’t really look all that plowed. I was kind of hoping for a plowed spot to move into before tonight. Problem is that if […]

It’s About Integrity

Posted December 8th, 2009 @ 5:20 PM by

David and Leigh Mollenhoff’s advice to council members . . . In an email entitled “Tell ’em to vote ‘no” then sent this note: Dear Alders, My wife and I were privileged to serve on the Madison Landmarks Commission for a combined total of 16 years. During that time the original ordinance was passed and […]

Are You Sick of This Yet Round Up

Posted December 8th, 2009 @ 2:22 PM by

I am. I really want the final vote to be tonight (as long as it is safe for everyone involved) and I really hope no one reconsiders. Of course, if the appeals passes, it will be back for several more votes. (Um, I’m talking about the Edgewater in case you’ve been living under a rock.) […]

Hmmm . . . Rescheduled (Edgewater) Council Meeting?

Posted December 7th, 2009 @ 3:32 PM by

This, could be interesting . . . and convenient. Perhaps Palm and Schumacher will be back . . . but who else might be missing? Council Leadership has asked the I poll you on your availability to attend a rescheduled Common Council meeting in December. Please let me know by this afternoon if possible. Given […]

Another Opinion on the Law and Edgewater

Posted December 7th, 2009 @ 1:56 PM by

This one from Mansion Hill Steering Committee: To: Madison City CouncilFrom: Mansion Hill Steering Committee on the Edgewater ProjectDate: December 4, 2009Re: Standard of Council Review of Edgewater Appeal from Landmarks Decision This Memorandum is being submitted by the Mansion Hill Steering Committee on the Edgewater Project in support of the decision of the Madison […]

More Demolition

Posted December 7th, 2009 @ 1:54 PM by

Downtown Demolition . . . there’s no explanation and I’m blanking on what might be going on here. Seems odd to be demolishing one single family home. Please be advised that Brandon Cook will be filing a demolition permit application on March 1, 2010 for Plan Commission review that calls for a single family home […]

Monday Morning Round Up

Posted December 7th, 2009 @ 1:45 PM by

Lots to comment on . . . not just the Edgewater . . . MADISON SCHOOLS GET VISIT FROM POCAN AND MILLERLast Monday they stopped by for a chat with the school board. Here’s a report on their meeting. It’s the only one I could find and I had been curious how it went as […]

The City Attorney’s Opinion on How To Decide on the Edgewater

Posted December 4th, 2009 @ 9:14 PM by

The key to the Council’s decision is . . . Thus, the question comes down to whether the Council finds that “owing to special conditions pertaining to the specific piece of property,” failure to grant the Certificate “will cause serious hardship for the owner.” Please note, this has nothing to do with the Mayor’s claims […]