Plan For 8-Story Building Near Camp Randall Draws Opposition From Neighbors, Police

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Plans for an eight-story, mixed-use student housing development in the shadow of Camp Randall Stadium has many neighborhood residents concerned. The Minneapolis-based Opus Group detailed its plans for the triangular Stadium Bar property, 1419 Monroe St., at a public meeting Thursday at Union South. A standing-room-only crowd of about 50 people showed up, many to voice opposition to a development set to deliver 90 to 120 one-, two- and three-bedroom units, 41 underground parking spaces, plus retail space. Most vocal was UW-Madison Police Chief Sue Riseling, who called her objections "a size issue, a noise issue, and a huge parking issue," and said she couldn't envision anything higher than four stories in the location next to the UW police station.

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