Neighborhood Enhancement Grants available – 8/15/16 application deadline

MNA has made available a total of $5,000 in 2016 to assist at-risk Marquette families and individuals by providing support to neighborhood projects and non-profit organizations. Project Areas of Focus: homeless children and families low-income families low-income seniors programs that will be given priority include: affordable housing, at-risk youth mentoring and other support programs, emergency…

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Green Madison

Madison is in a competition to win a $5 million energy prize. As a result Green Madison is offering financial incentives for homeowners to have an energy audit and potentially make energy saving changes to their home. If you host an energy house party you can have a free energy audit. Learn more. The city…

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Demolition of Massive State Building Raises Health, Environmental Concerns

From Madison.com: “Despite assurances of safety, residents are concerned about health and environmental impacts and want to delay the coming demolition of the state‚Äôs sprawling, century-old Central Services Facility on the Near East Side.” “The state Department of Administration, which is razing the 180,000-square-foot industrial building near Williamson Street and the Yahara River for a…

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Demolition of DOA Building at 202 Thornton

Neighbors living near the DOA Building to be demolished (white building next to bike path behind Mickey’s Tavern) have expressed their concern regarding a lack of communication about demolition timing and procedures from the state. This 100 year old building scheduled for demolition extends an entire block and houses the remains of a foundry, a…

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Dickinson-Thorton Bike Path Clean-Up Update

MNA is spearheading a clean-up of the bike path from Dickinson St. to Thornton Ave. (the section that runs behind Mickey’s Tavern). Initially, nearby residents approached us to apply for improvement grants available through MNA to all Marquette residents interested in such clean-ups. At that time, the interest was in eradicating an overgrown grape vine…

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