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University Square grocery plan dealt setback

The grocery store proposed for University Square, expected to open in October, has been told by the city it doesn't qualify for the $1 million in tax incremental financing it wanted. But without financing, the grocery store probably won't happen, says Greg Rice, CEO of EMI, which owns the development. >More
 Marsh Shapiro bristles at Fire Department demand for floor plans

Marsh Shapiro was incredulous when he read the June 25 letter. The Madison Fire Department wants him to hire an architect to produce floor plans of his restaurant, the Nitty Gritty, so the city can determine the capacities for individual areas: first floor, second floor and patio. >More
 Proposed waterfront rules for Dane County draw fire

Dane County is scaring people. Its Lakes and Watershed Commission has been developing the Dane County Waterbody Classification Project, which some fear will bring draconian regulations. >More
 Dane County applies stimulus funds to energy efficiency

Using $450,000 of federal stimulus money, Dane County is starting a revolving loan fund to help residents and businesses here become more energy-efficient. >More
 Overture Center sees red in special budget

With its finances already in disarray, the Overture Center on Tuesday ended its special six-month budgeting period $275,000 over budget. >More
 A city administrator for Madison?

Madison Ald. Michael Schumacher has launched a blog, True North, and one of his first entries begins with a question: "How would you feel getting another 'city leader' without an election? At no additional cost? Sounds too good to be true?" >More
 CDA doing less with less

Faced with a $500,000 budget shortfall, the Madison Community Development Authority has asked the federal government for permission to reduce its subsidy for Section 8 housing vouchers to the poor. >More
 New Madison zoning code could restrict the size of new dwellings

When Alice Erickson moved to the Spring Harbor neighborhood in 1979, it was a quaint cottage neighborhood on Lake Mendota. But starting around 1990, a new wave of people moved in, cutting down trees, tearing down houses and building "super-sized homes on very small lots" in their place. >More
 Wanted: More granny units around Madison

About 10 years ago, two of John Michael Linck's elderly neighbors sold their homes near West High and moved into condos. But the women soon regretted their decision. "They said, 'We're really sorry. [The condos] are kind of sterile, there's no children around, it's not a neighborhood,'" Linck says. >More
 Sellers offer alternatives to expanded Madison booze ban

When the Madison Common Council proposed expanding its ban on the sale of small containers of alcohol, liquor industry representatives raised holy hell. >More
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