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New Email System Coming Soon!

If you’re interested in joining the Capitol Neighborhoods email system for our weekly (and sometimes daily) updates on activities and projects going on downtown, please send an email along to Eli Judge at President@CapitolNeighborhoods.org and we will happily get you signed up! We will soon be replacing our older email system with a brand new […]

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You’re invited to the Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. Holiday Party 2018!

Please join us! Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. invites all neighborhood residents and guests to CNI’s Holiday Party 2018! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, mingling with your fellow neighbors, and holiday cheer. Thursday, December 13th, 6:00-9:00 p.m. The Rigby, 119 East Main Street (second floor) For more information that you can share with family and […]

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Bassett Neighborhood: The Barracuda

By Jonathan Cooper, Chair of the Bassett Neighborhood Work on the first owner-occupied housing to be constructed in the Bassett neighborhood in well over 10 years will begin soon at 222 South Hamilton St. , across from the Dane County Courthouse.  The existing three-story office building on the site,which dates from the early 1960s, will […]

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Your Neighborhood

CNI is a storied and proud organization, having served the downtown core in one capacity or another since before I was born. Its members have attended countless meetings, altered entire city blocks, and helped to shape, preserve, and improve the city we love. CNI was mightiest and most influential when its members felt like they […]

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Madison’s Historic Preservation Plan

The City of Madison is creating its first ever Historic Preservation Plan. This plan will identify, celebrate and preserve the places that represent our collective histories. In addition, the ordinance standards for Madison’s five local historic districts will be updated. The descriptions and materials related to both of these efforts can be found here: Historic […]

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Capitol Neighborhoods Needs You!

We are fortunate to be living downtown during one of the most successful periods of time for downtown Madison. The downtown is thriving following two significant waves of residential development–the condo boom of the mid-2000s that brought hundreds of new property owners to downtown Madison, and the apartment boom of the past few years, which […]

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Madison Water Utility turns 135!

Almost as soon as Madison was founded in 1848, there was talk of the need for a centralized water system to deal with fires that plagued the city. But by 1880, that talk had turned into a public outcry, largely because of a forward-thinking UW undergrad and his unusual chemistry experiments. His name was Magnus […]

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Do What You Can

With so much attention at the national level this year, it has been easy to lose track of issues and events in our own community. Now is a great time to re-engage in local issues affecting our neighborhood, our downtown and our city and to rediscover the people and things that make Madison a great […]

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Now & Then: The YWCA Building on State Street

In October the Wisconsin State Journal reported plans to build a $30 million boutique hotel on State Street that would require demolition of 122 State St., once home to the YWCA. The building was badly updated in the early 1970s with stucco and brick completely covering facades on State, Carroll and Dayton streets. Side walls […]

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