Madison’s mayor found himself on the short end of a city council vote early this morning. A proposal to redevelop Madison’s historic Edgewater Hotel was been voted down by the city council. Mayor Dave Cieslewicz says it appears the debate is over. “I assume this is probabley the end of the road,” said Cieslewicz. “We don’t for a fact, that’s up to (developer Robert) Dunn, but for the Edgwater, I’m assuming right now that it is dead.”
The plan needed 14 yes votes, but received only 12 after a marathon session which ended after 5:00 Wednesday morning. The mayor had pushed the council to reconsider a vote by the city’s landmarks commission, which rejected the redevelopment plan earlier this month. Opponents said the project was too large for the neighborhood.
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