By John Roach
There are few things better than summer in Madison, especially after this past winter. But this summer promises to be sweeter than most.
For this year's season of sun will be historic, as we are on the eve of a Madison Renaissance.
Why? Because we are about to witness the introduction of Edgewater 2.0.
Now all of Madison will have a front porch on Lake Mendota. And the rest of the world will have a destination hotel that lives up to Madison's own opinion of itself, with a view and experience rivaled by few in the Midwest.
Combine Edgewater 2.0 with a glorious state Capitol building, an improved State Street, an Overture Center in full bloom, a new downtown library and a Monona Terrace convention center that can only be helped by this cascade of positive events, and you have a city that has finally managed to recreate itself for a new century.
We are starting to look like a city that had a vision and realized it.