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What do neighbors think about a seven-story apartment complex being proposed for 126 Langdon St.? Who knows? Read more

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Parents of children with disabilities often worry about what will happen to their kids as they grow old. A new development in New Glarus will offer the children a place to call their own. Read more

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Philip Ashby

Madison was a great incubator for classic mid-century homes, including many Wright-influenced ranches. Once spurned, these homes are perfect for 21st century needs and ripe for renovations. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Many come for the university of well-paid jobs in the health or tech sectors. Whatever their motivation, young adults are moving to Madison by the tens of thousands. Read more

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David Michael Miller

In the early 1960s, Madison destroyed much of the Greenbush neighborhood, dislocating 1,150 people. Now the city is eyeing redevelopment of the so-called Triangle. Will it get it right this time? Read more

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In May, the developer for Madison’s Housing First strategy announced its third apartment project proposal was dead. Now the city plans to go back to drawing board to evaluate what’s gone wrong with the approach. Read more

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CAS4 Architecture

McGrath Property Group’s five-floor mixed use project would include 153 apartments, 220 parking spaces and 11,000 square-feet of commercial space. Read more

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The Drumlin Farm was evicted 10 years ago, but the land its residents farmed remained largely undisturbed until last month when the Alexander Company cleared it to make way for Artisan Village. Read more

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Mifflin Street Block Party 2019

Judith Davidoff

While pressure for redevelopment of the 500 block of Mifflin Street grows, the case to designate the block a historic district remains strong. Read more

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James Heimer

Madison is trying to end homelessness with a Housing First strategy. But is the company it selected to oversee its new developments the best fit? Read more

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Carolyn Fath

Many were stunned when the Tenant Resource Center fired Brenda Konkel as its executive director and have demanded her reinstatement. But five former employees say it was a long time coming. Read more

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Many are outraged by firing of Brenda Konkel from the Tenant Resource Center. Read more

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Cameron Bren

A new group successfully bought and rehabbed a four-unit apartment building into a housing co-op. Now they want to help others do the same. Read more



David Michael Miller

CUNA Mutual offers insurance to protect both landlords and tenants through hard times. Read more



Kyle Teal

Dane County is going through its first major zoning code rewrite in more than half a century. The revision promises to allow for new uses of property — including tiny houses, Airbnbs and wedding barns— but not in all areas. Read more

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Wisconsin’s first subsidized housing aimed at grandfamilies struggled to attract its targeted demographic. Now the same developer is giving the concept another shot in Madison. Read more



Thomas DeVillers

Residents fear a Monopoly model — with developers accumulating several parcels in order to exchange green plastic houses for larger red “hotels” (in this case apartment buildings) — might become a prototype in Madison’s traditional neighborhoods. Read more

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Todd Hubler

Madison desperately needs affordable housing. But should it be built next to Madison-Kipp, a manufacturer some fear is producing dangerous pollution? Read more

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Michael Kienitz

Announced Monday, the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes include Matthew Desmond, who wrote a gripping exposé about mass evictions and the struggle to find affordable housing in Milwaukee. Read our June 2016 interview with the author. Read more



Allison Geyer

After split with developer Gorman & Co., east-side cohousing has found a new home just a few blocks away from its former site at Union Corners. Read more

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