EDITORIAL Stylish hotel will enhance State Street

Height seems to be the sticking point for the remaining critics of a proposed $43 million boutique hotel near the top of State Street in Downtown Madison.

But here’s a stubborn fact the detractors gloss over: The stylish development would actually be shorter along State Street than the ugly office tower that now dominates the site. The old YWCA building at 122 State St. is six stories and about 70 feet tall now. That would come down, with the entrance to the hotel on State standing just four stories tall, similar to another building on the corner...

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Ken Notes: I agree -- When ground prices are so high. height is the only way to distribute the costs. Lower the height and you will see less architecture and design elements -- it is developmental math...



- - Volume: 6 - WEEK: 37 Date: 9/13/2018 9:25:24 AM -