Hammes Company: Statement from company president regarding the Edgewater Hotel

Contact: Hammes Co.


President Robert Dunn issued the following statement today regarding the Edgewater Hotel

We are extremely disappointed by the action of the Common Council to deny granting a Certificate of Appropriateness for the Edgewater. The actions of our elected officials and the Landmarks Commission are definitive. Our elected officials have sent a clear message to our firm and the financial community that this project is not a priority for Madison. Any statements made that the fate of this project somehow is in the developer’s hands are totally inconsistent with the decisions made by our governing bodies. The fate of this project is determined only by our elected officials.

I am traveling on business and will have further comment on this matter when I am back in Madison next week.