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Alder Brian Benford

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Alder Brian Benford

Contact Information

Home Address:

2722 Center Ave

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Benford’s Updates

Waterfront Design Challenge

January 23, 2023 9:11 AM

1.7 miles of lakeshore. Three world-class design teams. A new vision for Madison's connection to Lake Monona. Make plans to join us on Thursday, January 26 as the three design teams present their master plan options live and in person at Madison Central Library.

The Lake Monona Waterfront Design Challenge is a city planning initiative to develop a master plan to guide future lakeshore improvements from the northern portion of Olin Park, along the John Nolen Drive causeway, to Law Park. The project's goal is to create a welcoming, inclusive and environmentally focused master plan that forms a crucial connection from south Madison and surrounding communities to the isthmus. An adopted master plan will guide future lakeshore projects and improvements along Lake Monona.

The Design Challenge Kick-Off held in October introduced the three teams and their unique perspectives on the master plan development.  In November, the teams gave audiences a teaser of their initial thoughts and concepts at the Design Challenge Check-In. Since then, the three teams have been diligently preparing their designs to be unveiled for the first time on Thursday, January 26 at Madison Central Library.

Design Challenge Master Plan Presentations
Thursday, January 26, 2023
5:30 p.m. Food & Music | 6:00 p.m. Presentations
Madison Central Library, Rooms 301-302, 201 West Mifflin Street

View Livestream the day of the event, starting at 6:00 p.m.

For more information, please visit the Lake Monona Waterfront Design Challenge website and the Friends of Nolen Waterfront website.


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