Tag Archives: Council Spring

Proposal for Apartments and Retail at 3414 Monroe St. Rejected by Landmarks Commission–Again

The Madison Landmarks Commission rejected, for the second time, a proposal to build new apartments and retail at 3414 Monroe Street, according to a story in the Wisconsin State Journal.  The commission ruled Monday night (03.02.15) that the proposed 4-story, 41,000 … Continue reading

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Image of the Week–January 13, 2014

The Council Spring is among several springs along Monroe Street and one of the dozen or so active springs around Lake Wingra.  It is a rare survivor of the 30 or more natural springs that once provided fresh water to … Continue reading

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Ground Rules for Restoration Work in Mud Season

April 8, 2013 It’s Mud Season in Madison Dancing Sands and Council Springs, Madison, WI–Mud season is upon us.  Mud season is that period from late winter to early spring when open ground and dirt paths such as unpaved roads … Continue reading

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Lake Wingra Springs Threatened by Two Construction Projects

Madison, Dec. 9, 2011—You may have seen the current office building/apartment constructions at Parman Place, and a new apartment building going up behind Jac’s Restaurant, both on Monroe Street.  Both projects are good examples of urban infill (instead of suburban … Continue reading

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