Economic Development

DMI works to identify and promote policies and projects to enhance the economic vitality of downtown Madison for all current and future residents, workers, and businesses.

We believe downtown must provide employment opportunities, business growth, education, and housing options for all and be a world-class attraction for visitors, conferences, and conventions that support our area’s economy.

Downtown Madison Development Tracker

DMI’s development tracker shows current, recently completed, and planned development projects in the downtown Madison area.

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State Street Boutique Hotel

State Street Boutique Hotel
Nine-stories, 130-rooms. First-floor restaurant, art collection, rooftop terrace and bar.

Developer
Holdings Real Estate in partnership with Central Properties of Madison

Construction Type
New

Status
Approved

Williamson Street Mixed Use building Rendering

Williamson Street Redevelopment
Demolition of an existing commercial structure, construction of a new three-story mixed-use structure, and land combination.

Developer
John Fontain

Construction Type
Redevelopment

Status
Proposed

LZ Ventures Building Rendering

LZ Ventures
10-story apartment building with 160 units, commercial space and underground parking.

Developer
LZ Ventures

Construction Type
New

Status
Announced

Blount Street Residential Building

Blount Street Renovation
Renovation of three existing two-family residences with shared parking and open space.

Developer
Renaissance Property Group

Construction Type
Renovation

Status
Proposed

Office Tower, Downtown Madison WI

Office Tower
13-story office building with commercial space

Developer
Curt Brink, Kothe Real Estate Partners

Construction Type
New

Status
In Development

Lyric Phase II

Lyric Phase II
11-story building with 120 apartments, 51,000 square feet of commercial space, and 290-space parking garage

Developer
Stone House Development

Construction Type
New

Status
Under Construction

Chemistry Building

Chemistry Building Project, UW-Madison
Renovations to existing building and addition of a new eight-story tower

Developer
UW-Madison

Construction Type
Renovation

Status
Under Construction

Nicholas Recreation Center

Nicholas Recreation Center, UW-Madison
240,650 square foot wellness and recreation center

Developer
UW-Madison

Construction Type
New

Status
Under Construction

Barracuda Condominiums

Barracuda Condominiums
Six-story building with 19 condos. Will include 930 square feet of commercial space, underground parking for 19 vehicles

Developer
Populance

Construction Type
New

Status
Under construction

555 W. Washington Ave. Apartments

Apartments at 555 W. Washington Ave.
44-unit apartment complex. Enclosed parking for 44-46 vehicles.

Developer
Kayser

Construction Type
New

Status
Approved

East Johnson Redevelopment

East Johnson Redevelopment
Two, 3-story buildings with 54 apartment units and 2,800 square feet of commercial space

Developer
Chris Houden

Construction Type
New

Status
Complete

Drury Plaza Hotel

Drury Plaza Hotel
315-room hotel with first-floor commercial space and four levels of parking

Developer
Drury Hotels

Construction Type
New

Status
Under Construction

Judge Doyle Square

Judge Doyle Square
Residential space, hotel, commercial space, parking, and bike center

Developer
Beitler Real Estate Services

Construction Type
New

Status
Under Construction

Babcock Hall

Babcock Hall & Center for Dairy Research – UW-Madison 
Addition of 54,650 square feet to Babcock Hall and remodel an additional 29,700 square feet for the Babcock Dairy Plant and the Center for Dairy Research

Developer
UW-Madison

Construction Type
Renovation

Status
Under Construction

Valor

Valor 
5,000 square feet of commercial space and 60 apartments

Developer
Gorman & Co.

Construction Type
New

Status
Approved

Wisconsin Historical Museum

Wisconsin Historical Museum 
Expand museum 100,000 square feet. Add 200,000 to 250,000 square feet of commercial and residential space on top.

Developer
Hovde Properties, Wisocnsin Historical Society, Fred Mohs

Construction Type
Renovation

Status
Announced

Law Park

Law Park/Nolen Waterfront 
Expansion of Law Park that could include roof-deck park over John Nolen Drive and construction of boathouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Developer
City of Madison

Construction Type
New

Status
Master Planning

Dane County Jail

Dane County Jail 
Eight-story building.

Developer
Dane County

Construction Type
New

Status
In Development

Madison Public Market

Madison Public Market  
Retrofit of the city-owned Fleet Services building.

Developer
City of Madison

Construction Type
Renovation

Status
In Development

Madison Metro Garage

Madison Metro Transit Garage
Renovation project for the existing garage.

Developer
City of Madison

Construction Type
Renovation

Status
In Development

Peloton Residences

Peloton Residences
3-5 stories of commercial space and apartments with underground parking.

Developer
T. Wall Enterprises, LLC

Construction Type
New

Status
Under Construction

UW Campus Hotel

UW Campus Hotel
176-room hotel with underground parking.

Developer
Mortensen Development, Inc.

Construction Type
New

Status
Under Construction

Hotel Red, Madison

HotelRED Expansion
Addition of two stories and 40 rooms.

Developer
HotelRED

Construction Type
Renovation

Status
Under Construction

West Wilson Street Apartments

West Wilson Street Apartments
Five story, 58 unit apartment building with parking for 57 vehicles.

Developer
Block 600, LLC & Walter Wayne Development, LLC

Construction Type
New

Status
Under Construction

Madison Youth Arts Center

Madison Youth Arts Center
Four-story building including 15 studio/rehearsal spaces ranging in size from 550 to 2000 square feet, a flexible performance space that will seat about 120, a theater with about 300 fixed seats, a scene and production shop, costume shop and storage, and office space.

Developer
Stone House Development

Construction Type
New

Status
Under Construction

Camp Randall Stadium & Field House Renovation
Renovates Camp Randall Stadium to provide enhanced fan amenities. Repairs the Field House exterior envelope, upgrades finishes and technology in the press box, installs new mechanical, electrical/telecom, and plumbing systems, and replaces the synthetic field turf in the Stadium and the McClain Athletic Facility.

Developer
UW-Madison

Construction Type
Renovation

Status
Announced

West Washington Place
Demolish a two-story gas station and convenience store for a five-story mixed use project with 51 apartments.

Developer
Greenway Real Estate

Construction Type
New

Status
Announced

Veterinary Medicine Addition & Renovation
Three-story building providing expanded space for the small animal clinic, research labs, and new BSL-3/ABSL-3/BSL-2 laboratories, offices, and conference rooms.

Developer
UW-Madison

Construction Type
New

Status
Under Construction

Sellery Hall Addition & Renovation
Full renovation and addition of a new central core tower that will consolidate five new elevators, key mechanical equipment, accessible resident entry, and resident life space. Construction will also add two floors on top of the existing ten-story structure, allowing for approximately 250 new resident bed spaces.

Developer
UW-Madison

Construction Type
Renovation

Status
Announced

Kohl Center, Madison, WI

Kohl Center Addition & Renovation
Remodeling within the Kohl Center and on the service level for locker rooms, student-athlete dining, media room, club, and kitchen expansions.

Developer
UW-Madison

Construction Type
Renovation

Status
In Development

Meat Science and Muscle Biology Laboratory
Two-story modern teaching, research, and outreach facility.

Developer
UW-Madison

Construction Type
New

Status
Under Construction

five story office building rendering

CG Schmidt Office Building
Five-story, 34,255 square-foot commercial office building.

Developer
CG Schmidt

Construction Type
Renovation

Status
Under Construction

The Langdon

The Hub II Apartments
Development of a new, 5 to 7 story student apartment building with approx. 88 units (373 bedrooms) and 21 under-building parking stalls.

Developer
Core Spaces

Construction Type
New

Status
Proposed

Rendering of Salvation Army residential facility in Madison, WI

Salvation Army of Dane County
The redevelopment includes a new homeless shelter, transitional rooms, increased mental health services and income-based and non-subsidized housing.

Developer
Salvation Army of Dane County

Construction Type
New

Status
Proposed

Burr Jones Park in Madison, WI

Burr Jones Park Improvements
Improvements to the park include a new parking lot, improved athletic fields, additional bicycle parking, a new basketball court and the addition of an athletic field lighting system.

Developer
City of Madison

Construction Type
Renovation

Status
Under Construction

rendering of a building where a parking garage will be developed

Archipelago Village
The proposed development features a five-story office building, a 10-story mixed-use housing tower, parking structure, and commercial space.

Developer
Curt Brink

Construction Type
New

Status
Proposed

Image of Dane County Jail

Dane County Jail
Eight-story building updating and consolidating the county’s jails.

Developer
Dane County

Construction Type
New

Status
In Development

Image of Monona Bay housing

Monona Bay Triangle Project
Redevelopment of more than 400 housing units on a triangle-shaped swath of land encompassing about 26 acres bounded by South Park and Regent streets and West Washington Avenue.

Developer
City of Madison

Construction Type
Redevelopment

Status
Announced

Moxy Hotel
Six to nine story tall hotel with 156 rooms and a mixture of on-site parking and off-site valet parking.

Developer
North Central Group

Construction Type
New

Status
Announced

Image of Harvey House

Harvey House
Restaurant with seating for about 100, with an outdoor space in front of the building, a glassed-in extension of the bar and a train car that doubles as a private dining room.

Developer
Roger Charley Project

Construction Type
Renovation

Status
Announced

LZ Ventures Project
With 160 units, commercial space and underground parking.

Developer
LZ Ventures

Construction Type
New

Status
Announced

Children's Museum, Madison, WI

Madison Children’s Museum
One-story addition that would be used for exhibit design offices and fabrication workshops including a 75-foot outdoor climbing structure and replacement of the existing loading/parking/trash area.

Developer
Madison Children’s Museum

Construction Type
New

Status
Announced

Blount Street, Madison, WI

Blount Street Renovation
Renovation of three existing two-family residences with shared parking and open space.

Developer
Renaissance Property Group

Construction Type
Renovation

Status
Proposed

WHEDA Madison, WI

WHEDA Building and Structured Parking
New 5-story, 92,000 square foot building with retail or office on the first two floors, and offices for WHEDA on the top three floors.

Developer
Curt Brink

Construction Type
New

Status
Proposed

Tinsmith

The Tinsmith
Private event venue featuring over 9,000 square feet of open floor plan, 23’ ceilings, and a 1,000 square foot 4-season solarium.

Developer
Blueprint Designs LLC

Construction Type
Renovation

Status
Under Construction

Heartland Credit Union

Heartland Credit Union – Willy Street Branch
Convert multi-tenant commercial building into credit union with two vehicle access service windows.

Developer
LaMacchia Group

Construction Type
Expansion

Status
Proposed

Youth Arts Center

Madison Youth Arts Center
Four-story building including 15 studio/rehearsal spaces ranging in size from 550 to 2000 square feet, a flexible performance space that will seat about 120, a theater with about 300 fixed seats, a scene and production shop, costume shop and storage, and office space.

Developer
Stone House Development

Construction Type
New

Status
Under Construction

architectural drawing of 500 West Washington Ave

500 West Washington Ave
Demolish six houses between 504 and 516 W. Washington Ave. and three between 8 and 14 N. Bassett St. to construct a six-story, H-shaped structure, with first-floor commercial space, 103 apartments, and 100 structured parking spaces.

Developer
Keller Real Estate Group

Construction Type
New

Status
Proposed

architectural drawing of 1109 S Park Street

1109 South Park Street
New three-story mixed-use building containing 44 apartment units, approximately 2,600 square feet of commercial space and 41 underground parking stalls.

Developer
Madison Regional Development Corporation

Construction Type
New

Status
Proposed

architectural drawing of American Exchange Development

7-11 North Pickney Street
The proposed development will involve the construction of a large underground parking ramp that allows new retail space to be created at the sidewalk level along with significant new office space above.

Developer
Urban Land Interests

Construction Type
Redevelopment

Status
Proposed

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Join The Economic Development Committee

All DMI members are welcome to attend meetings. This committee meets the 3rd Thursday every month at 8:00am, in the Old National Bank, lower-level conference room, located at 25 W. Main Street.

If you are interested in joining this committee contact us at info@downtownmadison.org.