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Planners for Madison public market seek more money to prep project

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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