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"Shine on Madison" this holiday season!
Madison Central BID’s new, unified Downtown Holiday Celebration called "Shine On Madison" continues in 2018. This six-week community event will include the Downtown Madison Holiday Open House on Nov. 23-25, holiday trolley, carolers, and pictures with Santa at the Concourse Hotel, several amazing seasonal light displays, a window display contest, and a Cookie Walk on Dec. 16! For more info and a full list of events, click here.

Downtown Madison Accessiblity Survey
DMI along with ACCESS to Independence and members of the DMI Inclusiveness Committee and Beyond Compliance Taskforce is working to make downtown Madison accessible and inclusive to all people with disabilities. To set priorities, engage in partnerships, pursue activities, and make change happen, the taskforce believes that the voices of the disability community in the Madison area should drive this process and see it through.

A community engagement survey was developed in partnership between ACCESS, Urban Assets, and community members with disabilities. This survey includes questions about accessibility barriers in downtown Madison. This survey is looking for responses from people with disabilities or people who support, assist, facilitate, or know someone with a disability. We are currently seeking survey responses and are asking members to share it widely with their networks, using this link: The link will be available from now through November 30th. If you have any questions, or need another format to complete the survey, please contact Jason Beloungy, Assistant Director of ACCESS to Independence at 608-242-8484 ext. 229 or at

City Seeking Historic Preservation Plan Input
The City of Madison is creating a Historic Preservation Plan and is looking for your help in identifying the places that have shaped the cultural, social, and physical character of the city. These places, no matter how big or small, are important in representing the collective history of all Madison residents. Please help them out by taking a picture of you (or part of you) at a place in Madison that is significant you, your family, or community and tell us why you value it! Then send an email with the picture to

Madison Area Business Flooding Survey
Please complete this survey if you are the owner or manager of a City of Madison business that was impacted by the flooding events of August 2018. The purpose of the survey is to start collecting initial information to document the financial impacts of the flood on the City's business community. This includes not only direct impacts due to property damage, but also indirect impacts such as lost income from unplanned business closures, loss of street access, unavailable parking areas, etc. In addition to this survey, please keep any records you have that document flood impacts (photos, etc.). For updates about flooding events or contact information to seek immediate assistance, please click here.

Downtown Road Construction Projects
Many road construction projects are currently taking place or are in the planning process for downtown Madison. For detailed updates and information on some of these road construction projects, visit the Madison's Central BID website at
Madison pro soccer team looking Forward to debut season
Posted: November 19, 2018

Madison City Council once again rejects payment to Judge Doyle Square developer
Posted: November 14, 2018

Cap Awesome: The Reinvention of Madison’s East Capitol District
Posted: November 5, 2018

Central BID gets national recognition for Night Market
Posted: October 31, 2018

New state museum would be a 'history hub' of interactivity
Posted: October 26, 2018

Downtown Madison proposed liquor license moratorium sees little support after delay
Posted: October 22, 2018

Dane County's final Alliant Energy Center master plan in sight
Posted: October 16, 2018

Madison planners look to the future of 'Mifflandia'
Posted: October 13, 2018
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