New developments create uncertainty for future of Langdon Street

Each Madison neighborhood has its own distinct character, and recent changes occurring on Langdon Street have brought residents anticipation and apprehension that its reputation as a safe, historically rich neighborhood could be threatened.

A proposal for the construction of The Hub II, a seven-story apartment complex complete with a rooftop pool and underground parking, is one point of controversy for many residents of Langdon Street. The Hub II would be the third substantial housing project for developer Core Spaces, after the construction of Hub Madison in 2015 and The James in 2017.  

Madison Commons Media Digest, December 29, 2019

Madison and Dane County

11 Dane County Board members not running for re-election in 2020, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Dec. 28. School levies drive higher tax bills in many Dane County municipalities, Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal, Dec. 28. Looking back at 2019, Mayer Satya Rhodes-Conway says Madison is 'shifting direction,' Abigail Becker, CT, Dec.

Wisconsin Warriors powerchair soccer team looks to shatter stereotypes, competition

The smell of rubber filled the Prairie Elementary gymnasium as Tyler Engel and the rest of the Wisconsin Warriors powerchair soccer team geared up for their upcoming mid-January tournament. They spin and slam into balls (and occasionally, each other) while running plays, practicing drills and naturally, talking a bit of trash. 

After one practice it’s clear the Warriors are a small but mighty team, but the word family may better describe the dynamic. Made up of players ranging from age six to 32, the Warriors are all bound by their love for the game — and one another. 

Madison Commons Media Digest, December 22, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Madison School District has largest property tax increase in dollars in state for 2019-20, Scott Girard, Capital Times, Dec. 18. Dane County reaches an agreement with Henry Vilas Zoological Society, Joe Tarr, Isthmus, Dec. 20. Community

UW Hospital nurses revive union, ask board to recognize it, Dave Wahlberg, WSJ, Dec.

A One-Wheel Town

For most people, choosing an alternative way to get around Madison involves two wheels and a set of handlebars, but for many residents of the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, one wheel will do just fine. At O’Keefe Middle School on almost any Sunday afternoon, you can find a gym filled with unicycling enthusiasts, from kindergarten all the way up to 65 years old, novice to expert. All are welcome to come and try out the sport, says Madison Unicycle Club youth development director Jill Cohan. “This is the epicenter for unicycling in North America right now,” Cohan said. “And it didn’t used to be.”

Madison Commons Media Digest, December 15, 2019

Madison and Dane County

'Dramatic' turnover ahead for Dane County Board after spring election, Abigail Becker, CT, Dec. 14. Community Development Authority postpones vote on armed security guards at Madison public housing sites, Abigail Becker, CT, Dec. 14. Rookie mistakes, tossed cases, pile up in District Attorney's office, Steven Potter, Isthmus, Dec.

Madison Commons Media Digest, December 8, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Matt Wachter to lead city's Planning, Community and Economic Development Department, Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal, Dec. 5. Community

Local faith communities and organizations to hold 'Longest Night: National Homeless Person's Memorial Service,' Madison365, Dec. 5. Urban League job center's partnership courses work to fill jobs, close skills gap, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Dec.