Planners for Madison public market seek more money to prep project

By Paul Snyder

The private development team behind what would be a privately operated Madison public market is asking the city for $100,000 to plan the project.

The city already has given that Madison-based team — composed of Common Wealth Development Inc., Blue Planet Partners LLC and NorthStar Economics Inc. — $160,000 to study locations and viability for a public market.

“It feels like a sales job,” Alderman Michael Schumacher said. “Are we just giving money to keep Common Wealth in business?”

Representatives from Common Wealth and Blue Planet did not return calls for comment.

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