The Madison Community Foundation could not have chosen a more appropriate or inspirational project to kick off its year-long 75th Anniversary celebration than the exciting and potentially transformational Nolen Waterfront Plan.
The first of the one-a-month, anniversary celebration grants will give a visionary group of city architects, planners and downtown advocates funds to start planning for a nine-acre park from Monona Terrace to Machinery Row that will open up access to the Lake from Downtown.
We’ll have more on the plan to come.
But what is equally important is the gift’s illustration of the impact the Madison Community Foundation has had on the city for 75 years.
From Monona Terrace itself, to the region’s libraries, lakes, neighborhoods and parks, MCF has been a partner and usually a leader in building Madison and its quality of life. The Year of Giving is a celebration of that work and a commitment to moving the community inclusively forward. The Nolen planning gift is terrific start.