Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Here is the cartoon, I drew earlier in the week about the Edgewater Hotel in Madison. A developer wants to spend to $93 million to fix up the hotel and add an 8-story tower and dozens of more rooms.
I think it's amazing that in this economy, somebody wants to invest our community. Some neighbors think it will destroy the character of their downtown neighbor. I say they can go jump in a lake.
Downtown Madison belongs to all of us, and I don't think a small group of NIMBY folks should be able to slow down progress. There are lots of benefits to living in downtown Madison. You are close to fine restaurants, bars, intriguing shopping and fantastic cultural institutions. The down side is that you shouldn't be allowed to complain about tall buildings in your neighborhood.