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Madland: Both the city and developers luck out with the new Edgewater

The new Edgewater reopened in a massive gala last Thursday. It is a beautiful space -- with some really pricey rooms. Honestly, I'm not sure who can afford these amenities, but I'm sure there must be some people who can. >More
Edgewater Hotel races to finish for official September opening

Since construction began on the Edgewater Hotel in the fall of 2012, its owners have projected an opening date of August 2014. But anyone who has seen the hotel would likely be skeptical that goal will be realized. Insulation on sections of upper floors remain exposed, as workers have yet to cover them with brick. >More
Developer Bob Dunn seeks $44.6 million in city aid to build Judge Doyle Square hotel

Developer Bob Dunn wants the city to pony up $44.6 million in order to build a $111 million, 318-room hotel behind the Madison Municipal Building as part of the Judge Doyle Square project. Dunn is asking for almost three times more tax incremental financing for the hotel as he did for the controversial Edgewater Hotel redevelopment, which cost almost as much. >More
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After years of battles, Edgewater Hotel redevelopment slated to begin in November

The Edgewater Hotel redevelopment project -- which has been hotly contested for years -- moved closer to reality today, after the city approved two remaining conditions: proof of financing and approval of agreements with contractors. Steve Cover, director of planning and community and economic development, says city staff members met with the developers, led by Bob Dunn, on Wednesday to review the required documents for the $98 million project. >More
Citizen Dave: Idea of the Week... a way to revive the Edgewater

With each passing day it becomes more certain that the $16 million in a tax incremental financing loan for the Edgewater will evaporate when the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve. But there might be a way to move forward even without the TIF loan. >More
Edgewater project sinks

The Edgewater Hotel redevelopment project, which has consumed Madison politics for years, returned to the Common Council Tuesday night. But this time the council failed to muster the votes for the project, which appears dead. >More
Citizen Dave: Elitism and the Edgewater

Let's step back and think about the meaning of the latest setback for the Edgewater project, and what it might mean for the development of our city and for the working families who would have benefited from the project. Frankly, it's a stretch to say that this proves that Madison can't put two bricks together. >More
Edgewater project sinks as council deadlocks on extending TIF financing

The Edgewater Hotel redevelopment project, which has consumed Madison politics for years, returned to the Madison Common Council on Tuesday. But this time the council failed to muster the votes for the project, which appears dead. >More
It's time to approve Edgewater funding and move on

One of the key qualities of leadership is decision-making. Bold decisions are what take companies from good to great, and the same is true of governments. Inaction and indecision lead to quagmires of uncertainty and, eventually, failure. That's why I am disappointed and frustrated by Mayor Paul Soglin's attempt to revisit the Common Council's decision, 18 long months ago, to approve the Edgewater Hotel redevelopment. >More
Pat Richter, Trek's John Burke ask Madison to support Edgewater redevelopment in sentimental video

Complete with quiet piano, swelling strings, a soft focus and UW football great Pat Richter, a heartstring-tugging video distributed Monday by the Hammes Company represents the latest attempt to push the issue of Tax Incremental Financing for the Edgewater redevelopment in the 2012 city budget, to be decided next week. >More
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