Monday, April 14, 2014

Rejection of West Gilman Street development leads to one of this week’s most-read stories

News that Steve Brown Apartments would no longer pursue a proposed development on West Gilman Street downtown in the wake of a City Council rejection led to one of the most visited stories on this past week.
The company’s CEO said in a prepared statement that the city’s ordinances on development in historic districts are a major barrier.
The top of the most-visited list was dominated, however, by work related to the Badgers’ loss in the NCAA basketball tournament semifinals last weekend, including coverage of the postgame gathering on State Street, optimism among sportswriters about the team’s future and the heartbreak of one Badger alum who happens to be a well-known writer for the Wall Street Journal.
The decision of Republican state Sen. Glenn Grothman to run for U.S. Rep. Tom Petri’s seat yielded another top story.
Here is the full list of the 10 most visited items on between Sunday April 6, and Saturday, April 12.