Madison's east side with many projects in the works

Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 --- 10:30pm

It's a city that continues to grow. With currently around a quarter of a million residents, the City of Madison continues to flourish.

And it's not only downtown right now that has construction cranes for development. With just over 30,000 people, Madison's east side makes up just a small chunk of the city's population, but what this area has to offer is anything but small.

City Alderman Joe Clausius represents part of the city's east side. “It's obviously going to change. The whole east side as far as businesses and ease of movement” he says.

From something as small as a splash pad to as big as a new hospital construction crews surround the east side. “It's going to be a very progressive area from now on” says Clausius.

On August 8, a 2500 square foot splash pad will come alive at Reindahl Park. From spray toys and fountains for the kids, to tables and umbrellas for adults, it's expected to make a splash with area families.

Meanwhile, minutes away from the splash pad, you'll find even more construction equipment.

The new UW Hospital is currently under construction at 4602 Eastpark Boulevard, east of Interstate 90/94.

With demand projected to rise as baby boomers age, and no room for growth at UW Hospital's west side location, this $220-million project is crucial.

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