Monday, February 6, 2012

WDVA offices moving Feb. 11

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that its offices will move to 201 W. Washington on Feb. 11.

Veterans Museum stays where it is on Mifflin on the Square, but big changes may be on tap. Here's more on the master plan for
... a $75 million joint Wisconsin Historical and Veterans museum that could be part of a larger private project with private offices, retail space and parking in Downtown Madison.
No site has been selected, but the state has studied the current Historical Museum property on Capitol Square coupled with private holdings behind it at the corner of North Fairchild and West Mifflin streets.
The development could provide 200,000 square feet of space for the museums, state documents say.
State Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch has convened a task force of community leaders, interested parties and experts — including Mayor Paul Soglin — to explore sites, financing and other issues. The task force had an initial meeting on Jan. 23 and will meet through the year.