Tag: Downtown

December 6, 2018 10:49 AM

It is a project years in the planning and construction, but the renovation of the Madison Municipal Building is complete! City staff have moved into their offices, artwork is in place to share with the public, and the grand opening is Saturday! Join us from 11:00 a.m.. until 4:00 p.m.. … [read more]

May 18, 2018 12:55 PM

Earlier this week the Madison Common Council approved a use agreement for Breese Stevens Field with Big Top Events, and last night, Big Top officials unveiled Madison Pro Soccer franchise as one of the founding members of the USL Division III. Play will start here next March. The teams … [read more]

May 15, 2018 3:45 PM

The City of Madison's Draft Comprehensive Plan is available for public review and comment at imaginemadison.civicomment.org. The Plan is the result of Imagine Madison, a community engagement process that reached over 15,000 Madisonians. The Comprehensive Plan is the City's high-level plan … [read more]

May 10, 2018 4:11 PM

It was great to meet with a delegation of officials from the Ethiopian city of Bahir Dar this week. Mayor Ayenew Belay was joined by Dr. Nigus Gabbiye Habtu, Bahir Dar University's Dean of Engineering. My thanks to UW Madison staff Jonathan Patz and Rahel Desalegne and of course Alder Samba … [read more]

May 9, 2018 3:28 PM

Madison is famous for great shopping, amazing food and a talented art scene. These three community assets come together for the ultimate urban experience - the Madison Night Market! This coming THURSDAY, May 10 from 6 – 11pm, Madison's Central Business Improvement District invites the … [read more]

April 13, 2018 12:04 PM

I am really looking forward to joining dozens of entrepreneurs and hundreds of local residents next week at the Spring Taste of the Madison Public Market. Join us, Saturday, April 21 from 10-2. The event will be held at the downtown Madison College facility, 211 North Carroll. This event … [read more]

November 17, 2017 2:45 PM

Shine On Madison is a lighting celebration being put on in downtown Madison. The celebration begins tomorrow evening thanks to The Madison Community Foundation and Madison's Central Business Improvement District's (BID) grant. All of the collaboration and hard work that the artists, designers, … [read more]

July 24, 2017 3:47 PM

We all know how frustrating construction projects can be while they are ongoing, but I think we can also agree that the finished project is worth the temporary inconvenience. The most recent completed project, the Capitol Square, here in downtown Madison was finished, in fact, weeks ahead of … [read more]

June 6, 2017 12:22 PM

Please make plans to attend Safety Saturday 2017. The event offers children and families the opportunity to learn injury and harm prevention through interactive displays and exhibits. More than 30 community partners to include many city agencies will set-up along East and West Mifflin … [read more]

May 9, 2017 1:06 PM

This Thursday, May 11 marks the first of three Madison Night Markets to be held this summer. I look forward to being there to help kick things off at Lisa Link Peace Park, along with Bucky Badger, the UW Marching Band, dozens of merchants and hundreds of visitors. The Market, located along … [read more]

December 2, 2016 11:10 AM

We have been working on the concept of Placemaking in the City for a few years now and I am delighted that City staff from the Bubbler at the Madison Public Library have joined forces with our City Art's Coordinator, Engineering Staff overseeing the renovation of the Madison Municipal … [read more]

September 8, 2016 4:14 PM

Madison, once again, it is that time of year, Ironman is here! There has already been a flurry of activity downtown, including right outside of my office. This event, that begins tomorrow evening, brings visitors from all over to our wonderful City. I am looking forward to my dinner tomorrow … [read more]

May 26, 2016 11:21 AM

You may have noticed some additional excitement at the Fire Administration Building/Fire Station #1 on West Dayton Street last week. Madison’s busiest fire house recently re-opened for business following nearly three years of renovations. The station invited city staff, representatives from Hovde … [read more]

May 3, 2016 11:43 AM

Madison motorists should be on the lookout for turkeys! I spotted this young female on East Washington Avenue this week. As you can see, she appears to be a little confused with her reflection. Enjoy the Spring weather, but watch out for wildlife! [read more]

January 15, 2016 3:48 PM

I was really happy to join Festival Foods and the Madison Mallards as they announced this week that they are continuing their commitment to community involvement in the Madison area by sponsoring Festival Foods Shake the Lake, our celebration of Independence Day. Festival Foods Shake … [read more]

September 11, 2015 8:31 AM

The next event at the “Top of State” is coming up on September 17th! In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the event joining the usual MadCity Bazaar Pop-Up Market will be the Artists with Disabilities Showcase! The showcase, a result of the partnership with … [read more]

September 3, 2015 11:48 AM

I hope many of you have had the opportunity to enjoy some of the recent events at the Top of State by Madison’s Central BID, the City of Madison, Madison Parks Foundation, and Isthmus. These events have provided a welcoming environment downtown for young and old to enjoy and I am grateful for … [read more]

August 5, 2015 8:53 AM

It’s that time again for the annual downtown move. Moving activity is predicted to begin this weekend, August 8th, and peak on Friday, August 14th. Due to the many items that will be disposed of during moving season, the City of Madison Streets Division has provided several tips on how to make … [read more]

August 5, 2015 8:49 AM

It’s that time again for the annual downtown move. Moving activity is predicted to begin this weekend, August 8th, and peak on Friday, August 14th. Due to the many items that will be disposed of during moving season, the City of Madison Streets Division has provided several tips on how to make … [read more]

July 10, 2015 3:42 PM

Take a look at the photo of Thursday evening's Concerts on the Rooftop event at Monona Terrace. What a beautiful night for a gathering with friends and music! For more information on events featured on this incredible facility, check out their website. [read more]

June 25, 2015 4:50 PM

Madison begins its celebration of Independence Day this weekend with Shake the Lake on the shores of Lake Monona on Saturday evening. For complete details on the event schedule of activities, viewing options and parking, please go to the Shake the Lake website. There will be plenty of … [read more]

June 19, 2015 3:41 PM

There was beautiful weather this week for MadCity Bazaar at Philosophers’ Grove at the top of State! For those of you who aren’t familiar, MadCity Bazaar, described as Madison’s Urban Pop-Up Flea Market, features impressive items from local makers, collectors, and producers. This week’s market … [read more]

June 3, 2015 3:34 PM

As some of you may know, the City of Madison has been working with the Central Business Improvement District and Downtown Madison Inc. to provide activities and programs at Philosophers' Grove and 30 on the Square that all Madison residents can enjoy. It is a great partnership and the hope is to … [read more]

April 28, 2015 4:49 PM

The City of Madison Traffic Engineering Department is looking for ways to improve bicycle and moped parking in Downtown Madison! The survey asks for input on use and interest in bicycle and moped parking downtown. The online survey is open now until May 15th. I encourage Madison residents to take … [read more]

September 20, 2013 6:48 AM

On Saturday, September 21st, Madison will open its new Central Library, a symbol of our city's commitment to learning, creating, and thinking. This is not your mother's or father's library and it is not even your childhood library. This is your library of the future. The Central Library … [read more]