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Garver Feed Mill

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Carolyn Fath

After numerous delays, the city of Madison and Chicago-based Baum Development are about to close on the sale of the Garver Feed Mill. But the project still has a long way to go. more

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David Michael Miller

In April, city officials unanimously voted to approve a plan to redevelop the Garver Feed Mill into an artisan food production facility. Seven months later, the Chicago-based developer still hasn’t closed on the property. more

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Source: City of Madison

Now that the city has approved redeveloping the Garver Feed Mill as a food production facility, the project will become part of Madison’s burgeoning “food innovation corridor” on the city’s north and east sides. more

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The Garver Feed and Supply Co. closed its doors in 1997; that same year, the city acquired the mill and surrounding property. Years later, the mill sits crumbling and unused, with the land around it wild and undeveloped. more

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Peter Patau

If Madison wants to redevelop the dilapidated Garver Feed Mill near Olbrich Park, it will have to create a new park of an equivalent size somewhere else in the city. It's the latest hurdle in a redevelopment effort that has dragged on for decades. more

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