A neighborhood is born: Years of intense development have transformed the Capitol East District

When Rafeeq Asad flew into Madison in 2013 for a job interview, he wasn’t initially impressed with what he saw.

The Miami native loved big cities. From what he could tell after spending time on the north and west sides, Madison was a patchwork quilt of residential neighborhoods, commercial strips and even the occasional piece of farmland.

“My first view of Madison was cornfields and silos,” he said. “I was like, I cannot live here.”

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