A developer is downsizing, relocating and making more environmentally friendly a proposed housing project planned for a North Side shopping center. The roughly $5.5 million, four-story, 27-unit Prism apartments promises state-of-the-art technology, including smart services for lighting, security, heating and cooling, entry and appliances, as well as solar panels, electric vehicle charging stations and participation in renewable energy programs.
Madison's vision for redeveloping a triangle-shaped swath of land encompassing about 26 acres bounded by South Park and Regent streets and West Washington Avenue will guide significant change in the Triangle Monona Bay Neighborhood.
Facing a redevelopment wrecking ball, Downtown's venerable Essen Haus German restaurant has been spared for now. Developer Lance McGrath has dropped plans to buy the Essen Haus, the Come Back In and another building on the 500 block of East Wilson Street, a large parking lot behind them, and four houses from 110 to 120 S. Blair St. for a mixed-use project.
Within five years, Madison School District administrators could be running the district from a new home as a master planning document recommends the sale of the 80-year-old Doyle Administration Building in Downtown.
A large building is being proposed for a new industrial area in Germantown where
two other similar projects are happening. The 248,000-square-foot building would be developed on 45.5 acres near the southwest corner of the Rockfield and Goldendale roads, less than a mile east of I-41, according to a Plan Commission report.
A plan to spend up to $37 million in public funds to help redevelop Glendale's troubled Bayshore Town Center, in return for paying off the city's current Bayshore debt, received Common Council approval Monday night.