Four competing proposals aim to bring new grocery store, development to South Park Street

Neighbors had been concerned about food desert

MADISON, Wis. - The City of Madison has received four competing proposals from developers vying to bring a new grocery store to the south side, alleviating concerns that the area would be a "food desert."

Neighbors who live in that area expressed concerns after they learned that the Pick `N Save on South Park Street was to be demolished and a new SSM Health Clinic would go in its place. They started a dialogue with the city, and several months later, SSM Health announced it was changing course and its clinic would go elsewhere.

The Pick `N Save will still likely close, but the timeline of that is unknown, according to George Reistad, Madison`s food policy director....


Ken Notes: Good to see the interest in the area. I hope SSM expands their plans as well. I wonder if there is some space for a new micro housing development or micro apartments. This could double as student housing for the new Madison College campus...

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