2013 State of the Downtown
Brad Binkowski, Principal, Urban Land Interests, speaks on the topic of "Rising to the Challenge - Creating Working and Living Spaces for Today's Downtown"
Steve Cover, City Planning, and Aaron Olver, City of Madison Economic Development Director discuss A Highlight of City of Madison Development Activities
Madison Metro General Manager Chuck Kamp discusses Metro's plans for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).
The 3rd annual State of the Downtown event provides valuable dialogue and discussion on specific areas (i.e. employment, housing, tourism, arts & culture, etc.) to gather benchmarks and metrics to be tracked on an annual basis. The 2012 event includes the presentation of the 2012 State of the Downtown metrics report.
Aaron Olver, Director of the Division of Economic Development for the City of Madison, reports on issues with Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) as well as other Madison economic development issues.
Madison Police Chief Noble Wray gives an update on crime and safety issues in downtown Madison.
June's DMI "What's Up Downtown" breakfast meeting features Madison Mayor Paul Soglin discussing a number of issues relevant to Madison's Downtown.
Architects from the Kimley-Horn Design Team present Preliminary Draft Alternative and Recommendations for the The Judge Doyle Square Master Plan, on the current sites of the Madison Municipal Building and Government East parking garage.
Steven Cover and Bill Fruhling from the City Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development present the newly drafted Downtown Plan. This plan represents over three years of work and "provides a comprehensive set of recommendations to guide (development) decisions for the next twenty years."
The 1st annual State of the Downtown event was held in the fall of 2010 and provided valuable dialogue and discussion on specific areas (i.e. employment, housing, tourism, arts & culture, etc.) to gather benchmarks and metrics to be tracked on an annual basis. The 2nd annual State of the Downtown event will include the presentation of the 2011 State of the Downtown metrics report.
Tim Metcalfe of the Nolen Centennial Project Task Force discusses the ambitious plans for a re-imagining of the John Nolen Drive corridor from Monona Terrace to the Alliant Center.
Presenters: Steven Cover, the new Director of the City of Madison's Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development, and Aaron Olver, Interim Director, Economic Development Division.
The two candidates to emerge from the February 15th primary face off as part of Downtown Madison, Inc.'s monthly "What's Up Downtown" breakfast series.
"What's Up Downtown?" breakfast presentation which featured Bill Fruhling and other members of the City's Department of Planning and Economic Development discussing the newly-created "Downtown Plan." The plan's vision is: Downtown Madison will be a flourishing and visually exciting center for the arts, commerce, government and education.
Downtown Madison, Inc.,'s First Annual "State of the Downtown" event. Featured were remarks by Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz; George Austin of the Overture Foundation; Al Fish from the University of Wisconsin; and special guest Rich Bradley from the Downtown Washington D.C. Business Improvement District. The purpose of the event is to bring together business and community leaders, government officials, downtown neighborhood associations, UW-Madison & Madison College officials and city staff to take a comprehensive look at many aspects of the downtown including employment, tax base, conventions & tourism, arts & culture, entertainment, and housing trends to improve and enhance the state of downtown Madison.
The presentation examined the impact of high-speed rail coming to Madison, the decision to site the Madison station by Monona Terrace, and the role the new Regional Transit Authority might play in all of this. Speakers were Crystal DuPont and Donna Brown from the Wisconsin Dept of Transportation, and Dick Wagner of the Regional Transit Authority.
Thrive is the economic development enterprise for the eight-county Madison Region, created to grow the region's economy in ways that preserve and enhance the quality of life. Madison City Channel cameras captured this presentation by Sean Robbins, Executive Vice-President of Thrive.
Coverage of the DMI presentation from Bettsey Barhorst, President of the newly renamed Madison Area Technical College.
Jeanne Hoffman, City of Madison, Facilities and Sustainability Manager and Gary Peterson, Sustainable Services, Inc., will discuss what's involved for businesses and homes in adopting 'The Natural Step'