Judge Doyle Square


Cameron Bren

If awarded the contract at Judge Doyle Square, Freewheel would include a small retail area, but most of the space would be used for classes and workshops, including basic mechanics courses, safety education and classes geared specifically for women. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM News

A development proposed for the 800 block of East Washington Avenue has caused controversy over a 2,500-person music venue from Frank Productions. But a $16 million parking structure, to be built with public funds, is proving to be another contentious more

Oct 28, 2016 4:07 PM News 3 Comments


David Michael Miller

The Judge Doyle Square project proposes keeping a TIF district alive to fund a parking ramp. The school district would like the district closed so it could get its $12 million. It’s not an unreasonable request. more

Apr 18, 2016 11:57 AM Citizen Dave 1 Comments


Narayan Mahon

Now that Exact Sciences has pulled out of the Judge Doyle Square project, the city is going back to the drawing table. That’s not a bad thing. more

Nov 3, 2015 11:34 AM Citizen Dave


Allison Geyer

Weeks after the controversial project won city approval, anchor tenant Exact Sciences saw its stock drop more than 50% after an unfavorable report from a medical task force. Now, the biotech firm is dropping out of the project altogether. more

Nov 2, 2015 5:49 PM News

The advent of autonomous vehicles is a good reason to delay costly parking projects. That goes for Judge Doyle Square and the state’s redevelopment of the Hill Farms office building. more

Oct 20, 2015 12:29 PM Citizen Dave

Earlier this month the city of Madison approved a $12 million subsidy to bring Exact Sciences downtown as part of the Judge Doyle Square project. A week later, the company’s stock plunged 50%. more

Oct 13, 2015 5:35 PM News

Last week, the Common Council voted on the controversial Judge Doyle Square project in a meeting that stretched well into the morning. While many expected the project would fail by a slim margin, it was approved by a 12-to-6 vote. more

Oct 6, 2015 12:16 PM News

Madison Common Council narrowly approved the controversial $200 million Judge Doyle Square project Wednesday morning. Emotional appeals from the mayor and Exact Sciences employees won out over critics’ concerns about financial details. more

Oct 1, 2015 10:00 AM News


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What happens if there is too much parking? Or if other companies want the outright subsidy that Exact Sciences will get? more

Sep 28, 2015 11:05 AM Citizen Dave


david michael miller

At a time when Madison is considering investing $54.7 million in a single project, the city needs strong leadership. more

Sep 18, 2015 9:00 AM Opinion

Joe Tarr speaks with WORT-FM producer Dylan Brogan about the questions and concerns surrounding the Judge Doyle Square project for "In Our Backyard", the station’s evening news program. more

Sep 1, 2015 10:34 AM News

There are many important decisions that need to be made before signing off on the project. more

Aug 31, 2015 12:28 PM Citizen Dave


David Michael Miller

There is plenty in the Judge Doyle Square deal that deserves much deeper scrutiny. The Common Council should not rush to approve it. more

Aug 26, 2015 7:20 PM Citizen Dave

The Common Council grapples with a complicated and costly Judge Doyle Square project: The project has been dragging on for years. Next week, the Council may finally decide whether the potential rewards are worth the risks. more

Aug 25, 2015 5:49 PM News

Judge Doyle Square has a big public price tag. What do we get in return? more

Aug 25, 2015 9:58 AM Madland


JDS Development

Several hundred Judge Doyle Square parking spots may be used to directly compete with the city's parking utility, which could cost the city millions. Joe Tarr spoke with WORT-FM's Dylan Brogan about his story. more

Jul 21, 2015 9:12 AM News


JDS Development

The Judge Doyle Square developers want the city to pay for all of its parking. Will they use these spaces to compete with the parking utility? more

Jul 16, 2015 8:00 AM News


Carolyn Fath

Bob Dunn is seeking more than $40 million in subsidies to build a $200 million development at Judge Doyle Square. But His LLC currently owes the city more than $312,000 in back taxes on his last controversial development, the Edgewater Hotel. more

Jul 15, 2015 12:25 PM News



The City of Madison has put itself in a terrible negotiating position with two mistakes. more

Jul 10, 2015 1:12 PM Citizen Dave