City of Madison Planners see upswing in local development after ‘dry period’
By Tara DeRock Mahoney
Senior Staff Writer
Madison Corridor Design Commission (CDC) members met last week in a special called session to go over the particulars of a replacement building being constructed at the corner of Highway 278 and Hanover Street in Madison, just south of the hospital.
At the same meeting, city planning director Monica Callahan told the group that plan review is finally on an upswing after a dry period for local development.
“It's been a little quiet for a while, but now we're starting to see groups coming in for review again,” said Callahan.
In the coming weeks, the CDC is expected to review a design for a new Holiday Inn Express to be built in Madison; a Fatz Cafe; signage for a new Denny's Restaurant to be located within the Pilot truck stop on Highway 441; a new Quality Inn (in the former Day's Inn structure); a re-built gas station in front of Cracker Barrel; a re-developed Texaco station on the south side of Interstate 20; and possibly a re-designed Arby's just north of the interstate.
The Corridor Design Commission meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m., at the Madison Fire Station at North Main and High Streets.