Proposal for Madison College is too costly

When Madison College announced last spring that it would vacate and lease out its downtown building, a consortium of nonprofits saw a chance to develop a city center of community and culture, along with affordable housing for artists and creative folks.

Many people in the community were thrilled by the idea. But it turns out to be too expensive, the consortium announced at a March 6 public hearing.

Jane Elder, executive director of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, which is part of the group, said it could not find a way to generate enough revenue from the project...


Ken Notes: Create a RFP to explore a public private partnership to develop the property. Gorman and Alexander, among others, have done great work in Milwaukee and elsewhere. We could give them the property in exchange for developing a city center component.

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