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Death to Miffland?

In drafting the downtown plan (which is a guide for development), the city's planning department is considering two alternatives for the area, known for old houses that have been carved up into student apartments and the annual pre-finals keg party each spring. One idea would leave the area as it is. The other would let the houses be razed to make way for four- to six-story buildings. >More
 Madison businesses are defying the fire marshal

Marsh Shapiro doesn't know what he did to attract the scrutiny of the Madison fire marshal. But he's not taking it lying down. >More
 Anderberg house still standing

The historic Anderberg house and its less-famous sibling at the Drumlin Farm in Fitchburg may have gotten a reprieve from the wrecking ball last week. >More
 Peace Park renovations overbudget

Plans for a visitor center and bathrooms at Lisa Link Peace Park -- the humble, often neglected park at State and Gilman streets -- are already running over budget. >More
 City of Madison landmarks get a break

On Tuesday night, the Common Council agreed to exempt city-designated landmarks from encroachment fees for marquees and decorative cornices in city rights-of-way. >More
 Next stop: Yahara Station?

As the Oct. 2 deadline looms to apply for federal funds for the Milwaukee-to-Madison high-speed rail line, a group of residents is lobbying to move the proposed station from the airport closer to downtown - to First Street and East Washington Avenue, next to Burr Jones Field. >More
 Alder: Mayor's pick is a Plant

Madison Ald. Paul Skidmore has been adamant that Mayor Dave Cieslewicz can name whomever he wants to city committees. As he told Isthmus regarding a recent dust-up, "I'm not comfortable with someone saying you can't appoint this person or you can't take this person off. I think that's wrong." >More
 Demolition fever downtown for a hotel development

Weeks after unveiling plans for a $100 million downtown hotel project, Apex Enterprises is seeking demolition permits for several houses on the one-acre site at Henry and Wilson streets. >More
 'Four Lakes' sculpture hits State Street

The city of Madison has quietly unveiled its latest piece of public art. Called "Four Lakes," the $230,000 sculpture sits on the pedestrian section of Frances Street on the south side of State Street (next to State Street Brats). >More
 What happened to video of the July 7 Madison city council meeting?

It was probably the most in-demand video of a Madison Common Council meeting ever. Yet when people clicked on the video on Madison City Channel's website, all they got was an error message >More
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