Editorial: A Capitol (East) Opportunity

ULI's decision opens the door again.
Editorial: A Capitol (East) Opportunity

A CAPITOL (EAST) OPPORTUNITY

09/05/12

We want to thank Urban Land Interests for their initial commitment to developing the 800 block of East Washington Avenue as part of the critically important redevelopment of the Capitol East District. Heaven knows ULI has been such a big player in this city’s growth and we’re grateful we have them in our community.

But their proposal for the former Don Miller property was complicated and, possibly, not the perfect piece to this visionary puzzle, and thus there was some risk of delays hindering the momentum starting to build around Capitol East. This redevelopment proposal is one of the most exciting in Madison’s history. It needs to be done right, thoughtfully, strategically and with a sense of purpose. For that reason we welcome the joint decision by ULI and the city to not pursue the site. And while we haven’t talked to Tim Metcalfe about his seemingly terrific proposal for that site…well, let’s just say we sure hope he’s still interested.

 

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