Our neighbors in the First Settlement District of Capitol Neighborhoods wanted to share a really fun discussion with Jason Ilstrup of Downtown Madison (DMI) interviewing Emily DeVore who is leading the exciting Lakefront Porch project. With the Rubin property development and the Cardinal Bar revival both also happening nearby, the Lakefront Porch will be […]
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First Settlement / Crowley Station Project
The First Settlement District of Capitol Neighborhoods Inc. is brainstorming new improvements for one of the few outdoor public spaces in the neighborhood – Crowley Station platform. The improvements made to the space will be funded in part by the City of Madison Neighborhood Grant Program. Crowley Station is a two-tiered concrete platform above Madison […]
New Email System Coming Soon!
If you’re interested in joining the Capitol Neighborhoods email system for our weekly (and sometimes daily) updates on activities and projects going on downtown, please send an email along to Eli Judge at President@CapitolNeighborhoods.org and we will happily get you signed up! We will soon be replacing our older email system with a brand new […]
Bassett Neighborhood: The Barracuda
By Jonathan Cooper, Chair of the Bassett Neighborhood Work on the first owner-occupied housing to be constructed in the Bassett neighborhood in well over 10 years will begin soon at 222 South Hamilton St. , across from the Dane County Courthouse. The existing three-story office building on the site,which dates from the early 1960s, will […]
CNI is a storied and proud organization, having served the downtown core in one capacity or another since before I was born. Its members have attended countless meetings, altered entire city blocks, and helped to shape, preserve, and improve the city we love. CNI was mightiest and most influential when its members felt like they […]
Capitol Neighborhoods Needs You!
We are fortunate to be living downtown during one of the most successful periods of time for downtown Madison. The downtown is thriving following two significant waves of residential development–the condo boom of the mid-2000s that brought hundreds of new property owners to downtown Madison, and the apartment boom of the past few years, which […]
Madison Water Utility turns 135!
Almost as soon as Madison was founded in 1848, there was talk of the need for a centralized water system to deal with fires that plagued the city. But by 1880, that talk had turned into a public outcry, largely because of a forward-thinking UW undergrad and his unusual chemistry experiments. His name was Magnus […]
Do What You Can
With so much attention at the national level this year, it has been easy to lose track of issues and events in our own community. Now is a great time to re-engage in local issues affecting our neighborhood, our downtown and our city and to rediscover the people and things that make Madison a great […]
Now & Then: The YWCA Building on State Street
In October the Wisconsin State Journal reported plans to build a $30 million boutique hotel on State Street that would require demolition of 122 State St., once home to the YWCA. The building was badly updated in the early 1970s with stucco and brick completely covering facades on State, Carroll and Dayton streets. Side walls […]
Tune in to Radio that Mooves You
Listeners disappointed by the recent demise of Madison’s progressive talk radio station The Mic 92.1 FM can take heart: There’s another radio station in Madison with a focus on progressive talk and public affairs programming right in the heart of downtown Madison. WMUU 102.9 FM is a small station broadcasting a four-mile signal from Central […]