MADISON (WKOW) -- The public has some mixed opinions about a major development project in downtown Madison.
The proposed Judge Doyle Square strives to revitalize the block near Monona Terrace and bring more business downtown. The project would restore and update the historic-- but aging-- Madison Municipal Building (MMB) and improve parking in the area.
A committee overseeing the development process held a public hearing Monday night. The group will soon choose between two development proposals for the project.
Committee member and downtown resident Adam Plotkin says both plans incorporate a hotel, retail and residential space and parking improvements; but the key difference is one plan turns the MMB into a hotel and the other revamps it, but keeps the building full of city offices.
Plotkin says he appreciates hearing what the public thinks about the plans and how they'll be funded.