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Edgewater project moving ahead

MADISON (WKOW) -- A Dane County judge has thrown out a lawsuit that tries to block the Edgewater Hotel redevelopment project.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports the judge ruled the Madison City Council acted properly when it voted to let the $98 million dollar project go forward, despite opposition from the Landmarks Commission.

The city council's May 19th vote was the first time it ever overturned a landmarks commission decision.

The Edgewater developer Bob Dunn tells 27 News he now plans to start building this spring.

Bob Dunn, President of Hammes, says, "When you have a claim that clearly is a delay tactic, it prevents people from going back to work... and we're hoping to get them back on the payroll."

The Wisconsin State Journal reports the attorney for the Madison resident who filed the lawsuit says he wasn't trying to create a delay tactic at all, but to have the court look at the situation. No word yet if he'll file an appeal.

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