City asks public for input on top of State Street redesign

Officials hope area known as Philosopher's Grove is active, vibrant place
City asks public for input on top of State Street redesign
State Street

City staff will use input gathered at a public input meeting scheduled for Nov. 20 to rethink the existing design of Philosopher’s Grove, according to a release.

Philosopher’s Grove is the intersection of the Capital Square and State Street, and is an important crossroads for the city, officials said.

To ensure the area is an active and vibrant place for all residents and visitors, members of the Downtown Coordinating Committee and city staff will use the input gathered at the meeting to guide ideas for potential design improvements, use and programming recommendations for the common council, according to the release.

“This workshop will provide an opportunity for interested businesses, residents, property owners and downtown visitors to share their concerns, design ideas and help the city move forward on a plan of action,” Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said in the release. “By spring 2015, the city will have a plan for a more attractive and active space that can be a comfortable destination for all people.”

The workshop is scheduled for Nov. 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Madison Central Library on Mifflin Street.