Steering committees increasingly guide downtown Madison development
A steering committee has been formed to provide community feedback on an apartment building proposed for 414 East Washington Ave., a downtown property that currently houses a shuttered dry cleaner and some residential buildings.

The committee will include about 18 residents from the area, near the east side Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood. The intent is to organize meetings with residents and the development team and ultimately write a letter to the city’s Plan Commission in support of or opposition to the project.

This is the second time a steering committee has been formed to assess a proposal for 414 East Washington....

Ken Notes: The committees only work if the members understand the economics of development. They can suggest at times their vision for "better use" of a property that has no chance of being economically viable. They need to work with the property owner and developer to get to a project that is better that the original plan. This is often not the case or the intent of the committee. The other variable is that Madison and Dane county are growing, if we can not do planned growth with the densities it requires, Sunmidona will be glad to accommodate.

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