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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    Williamson Street Mixed Use building Rendering

    Williamson Street Redevelopment
    Demolish one-story commercial building to construct a three-story mixed-use building with approximately 775 square feet of commercial space and 19 apartments.

    Developer
    John Fontain

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Under Construction

    929 East Washington
    A 14-story tower with first-floor commercial space and less housing and office space. The new project offers 95,797 square feet of commercial and office space and 105 apartments.

    Developer
    Curt Brink, Kothe Real Estate Partners

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    In Development

    Lyric Phase II

    Arden
    Stone House Development11-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
    Complete

    Chemistry Building

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

    Developer
    UW-Madison

    Construction Type
    Renovation

    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
    In Development

    rendering of Novo development

    NoVo
    Nine-story structure with 161 apartments above commercial space and a public underground parking garage.

    Developer
    Stone House Development, Inc

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Complete

    rendering of Judge Doyle Square

    Embassy Suites Hotel
    Nine-story hotel with an estimated 260 rooms and amenities including a first-floor lobby with bar, restaurant, and meeting spaces.

    Developer
    Mortenson Development

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Under Construction

    Babcock Hall

    Babcock Hall & Center for Dairy Research
    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
    Complete

    Law Park

    Lake Monona Waterfront
    A master planning effort to create a waterfront destination that connects Downtown Madison to Lake Monona, enhances community connections, increases physical and visual access to the lake, improves Lake Monona’s water quality and aquatic habitat, celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural legacy in Madison, and recognizes Lake Monona’s cultural history from the Ho-Chunk people to the present day

    Developer
    City of Madison

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Master Planning

    Dane County Jail
    Eight-story building updating and consolidated county jail.

    Developer
    Dane County

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    In Development

    Madison public market rendering

    Madison Public Market
    Renovation of the existing roughly 43,500 square foot City’s Fleet Services Building into the Madison Public Market to include vendor stalls, kitchen/food processing space, event space, etc.

    Developer
    City of Madison

    Construction Type
    Renovation

    Status
    In Development

    Madison Metro Transit Garage
    Renovation project for the existing garage.

    Developer
    City of Madison

    Construction Type
    Renovation

    Status
    Under Construction

    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
    Complete

     

    Veterinary Medicine Addition & Renovation
    UW-MadisonThree-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 and 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
    Under Construction

    Kohl Center, Madison, WI

    Kohl Center Addition and 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
    Under Construction

    The Shield
    Redevelopment to include 44 apartments for singles and small families with 37 affordable units.

    Developer
    Salvation Army of Dane County

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Proposed

    920 East Main Street
    Construct ten-story mixed-use building 5,500 sq. ft. of commercial space and 75 apartments.

    Developer
    Curt Brink

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    In Development

    Image of Monona Bay housing

    Bayview Redevelopment
    Redevelopment and expansion of the 102-unit Bayview community housing and community center located within the Triangle Community at the corner of West Washington and Regent Street

    Developer
    Horizon and Bayview Foundation

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Under Construction

    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
    Under Construction

    LZ Ventures rendering

    LZ Ventures Project
    Demolition of existing structures and construction of a nine-story structure with 148 apartments, 1,226 square feet of commercial space, and 2.5 floors of underground parking.

    Developer
    LZ Ventures

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Under Construction

    Children's Museum, Madison, WI

    Madison Children’s Museum – Wonderground
    One-story addition that would be used for exhibit design offices and fabrication workshops including an outdoor climbing structure, new play areas and replacement of the existing loading/parking/trash area.

    Developer
    Madison Children’s Museum

    Construction Type
    Expansion

    Status
    Complete

    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
    Complete

    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
    Complete

    architectural drawing of American Exchange Development

    American Exchange Development
    Demolish six commercial buildings to construct a nine-story, 348,000 square-foot commercial building with 850-stall underground parking structure.

    Developer
    Urban Land Interests

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Approved

    1313 Regent Street

    1313 Regent Development
    The proposed development will add three stories of housing including 63 apartments, above the existing tavern-restaurant, and three-story townhomes on the back of the site facing Bowden Court.

    Developer
    Rod Ripley

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Under Construction

    Truman Olson Building

    Truman Olson Site
    This development includes a 30,000-square-foot grocery store, a 345-space parking garage and 150 units of rental housing.

    Developer
    Rule Enterprises

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Under Construction

    SSM rendering

    SSM Health Clinic
    Five-story, 179,640-square-foot clinic as well as a 246-stall parking lot west of South Street and a 274-parking lot east of South Street.

    Developer
    SSM Enterprises

    Construction Type
    Renovation

    Status
    Complete

    Park Street Development
    Demolition of existing building and surface parking and construction of a new five-story mixed-use building with approximately 4,000 sq.ft. of commercial space, 62 apartment units, and a total of 78 enclosed and surface parking spaces.

    Developer
    Knothe Bruce Architects

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Under Construction

    12 North Few Street
    Demolish a smaller section of the existing structure to construct a new building addition with eight one-bedroom apartment units and garage space below.

    Developer
    SEA Design

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Proposed

    rendering of Alchemy apartments

    Alchemy Apartments
    Demolish two 3-story fraternity houses to construct 8-story multi-family building to contain a fraternity (a co-ed, professional chemistry fraternity) and 20 apartments.

    Developer
    Patrick Properties

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    In Construction

    145 West Wilson Street
    New mixed-use building replacing eight rental properties with a 10-story, 200-unit apartment building.

    Developer
    Walter Wayne Development

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Under Construction

    Baker’s Place
    Partial demolition of commercial building to construct a 14-story mixed-use building with 10,000 sq. ft. of commercial space and 226 apartments.

    Developer
    The Neutral Project

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Proposed

    Library Mall
    Redevelopment of Library Mall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Developer
    UW-Madison

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Proposed

    rendering of UW-Madison Natatorium

    Natatorium
    Increased recreational space including a 25-yard recreational pool, 8 basketball courts, an ice sheet, expanded fitness areas, multipurpose studios, and an indoor jogging track.
    UW-Madison

    Developer
    UW-Madison

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Under Construction

    Oliv Madison
    New 10-story mixed-use structure with 486 units, retail and incubator space, and affordable/workforce housing.

    Developer
    Core Spaces

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Under Construction

    Wisconsin Youth Symphony Space Rendering

    Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal Facility
    Construction of a new, 40,000 square-foot music center featuring state-of-the-art rehearsal space.

    Developer
    Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Under Construction

    Camp Randall Stadium Renovation
    Renovation to provide enhanced fan amenities.

    Developer
    UW-Madison

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Completed

    800 Regent Street
    Redevelopment of the 800 block of Regent street to include roughly 3,000 square feet of first-floor commercial space at the intersection of North Park and Regent streets, as well as a lobby, fitness center, study rooms and lounge, and bicycle parking on that level; 178 housing units on the second through 10th floors with a 2,448-square-foot rooftop terrace; and an underground parking garage with more than 40 vehicles spaces and more bicycle parking.

    Developer
    CRG and The Lamar Johnson Collaborative

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Approved

    Avenir
    A mixed-use development with 96 apartment homes, 2,000 sq. ft. of specialty retail, 100 heated indoor parking spaces, 100+ bike parking spots and a bike maintenance station for residents.

    Developer
    Keller Real Estate Group

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Complete

    St. John’s Lutheran Redevelopment
    A 10-story redevelopment that would feature a new sanctuary, community spaces and offices on the first floor, topped by nine floors of mostly lower-cost apartments with below-ground parking.

    Developer
    Brad and Mark Binkowski/MRB Ventures

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Proposed

    First and East Washington Development
    Demolish commercial center and auto repair facility to construct 6-story mixed-use bldg. with 15,000 sq. ft. of commercial space along E. Washington Avenue, 290 apartments, and 377 parking stalls.

    Developer
    JLA Architects and Galway Companies

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Under Construction

    The Luminous
    Demolish an existing 2 story converted office building and construct a two-story, 5671 gross square-foot Live/Work building with 400 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and 4 owner-occupied condominiums.

    Developer
    Populance

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Under Construction

    Olin Avenue Mixed-Use Development
    Demolish two, 2-story structures and construct a mixed-use building containing approximately 200 residential units and 13,524 square feet of commercial/retail space.

    Developer
    McGrath Property Group

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    In Development

    Madison East High School Renovation and Addition
    An addition of a new welcome center, adding to the cafeteria space, renovating and adding an addition to the music section on the second floor, and a second-floor fitness area addition. The parking area will be repaved and re-striped with additional ADA parking towards the entryway. The existing landscaping will be repaired and enhanced, concrete tables will be relocated, low plantings will be added along the Fourth Street new addition.

    Developer
    Madison Metropolitan School District

    Construction Type
    Expansion

    Status
    Under Construction

    The Avenue
    Demolition of a 2-story office building and existing parking lot and construction of a new two to three-story apartment building with access from the north with a 1:1 parking ratio, in a mix of studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments.

    Developer
    Madison Development Corporation

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Proposed

    Tenney Park Beach Shelter Replacement
    City Engineering will be replacing the existing beach house with a new park shelter and restrooms at Tenney Beach. The building will also include a pump room as part of the Clean Beach system announced in August 2019, a joint project between the City of Madison and Dane County. Tenney Park Beach Shelter will be the sixth prototype park shelter and restrooms.

    Developer
    City of Madison

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Proposed

    Madison West High School Renovation and Addition
    An addition of a new welcome center, a new athletic addition and new elevator. Renovations to both the building and athletic fields, include removal of the existing soccer field (grass to remain), changes to the turf field and retaining wall along Van Hise Avenue and Highland Street, removal and replacement of trees along the parking area and adding as much vegetation as possible.

    Developer
    Madison Metropolitan School District

    Construction Type
    Expansion

    Status
    Under Construction

    Verve
    The proposal includes the demolition of existing buildings located at 308-312 N. Bassett Street, 505-525 Conklin Place and 504-524 W. Johnson Street, and construction of a 12-story, multi-family residential building with approximately 145 apartment units and 115 structured parking spaces. The proposal also includes over 250 bike parking spaces, moped parking a clubroom, fitness room, sauna and study lounge.

    Developer
    Subtext Development

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    In Construction

    Stadium Lofts
    Adaptive reuse of existing hotel building into 50 apartments and a restaurant space. It provides 10 surface and 49 underground vehicle spaces, with 57 indoor and 18 outdoor bicycle parking spaces and 3,000 square feet of commercial space.

    Developer
    Steve Brown Apartments

    Construction Type
    Renovation

    Status
    Completed

    Wisconsin Historical Museum
    Demolish current museum at 30 North Carrol St. and properties at 20 and 22 North Carroll St. for an expanded 100,000-square-foot facility with 30,000 square feet of exhibit space, a restaurant or café, classrooms, and large spaces for community gatherings and public programming.

    Developer
    Wisconsin Historical Society

    Construction Type
    Renovation

    Status
    Proposed

    519-547 West Washington Avenue
    Demolish a series of residences between 519 and 547 W. Washington Ave. for a 142 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom market-rate apartments and 167 underground parking stalls.

    Developer
    Madison Property Management

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Approved

    UW-Madison School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences Building
    A 7-story, 300,000 square foot building integrating research, student, and learning ecosystems in a connected, vertical community with top-floor terrace incorporating campus-leading sustainable-design.

    Developer
    UW-Madison

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Proposed

    555 West Mifflin Street
    Remove the current building and build a new 3-story, 6-unit apartment building. Proposed building will contain a mixture of studio apartments, one-bedroom apartments and a two-bedroom unit.

    Developer
    Destree Design Architects, Inc.

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Proposed

    Irving and Dorothy Levy Hall
    The five-story building will include 26,000 square feet of classrooms, along with offices and support areas for each department. It will provide 1,800 seats in 19 state-of-the-art classrooms ranging in size from a large auditorium-style lecture hall to small seminar rooms.

    Developer
    UW-Madison

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Proposed

    John Fontain Winnebago
    Demolish existing one-story commercial building to allow construction of a four-story, mixed-use building with approximately 1,050 square feet of commercial space and 24 apartments

    Developer
    John Fontain Inc.

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    In Development

    700-740 Regent Street
    Build a 12-story structure with 363 housing units and a four-story below- and above-ground parking garage with about 322 spaces that would be shared between residents and tenants of the two existing office buildings. It would provide approximately 500 bike parking spots.

    Developer
    Trinitas Development

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    In Construction

    1134 Regent Street Restaurant and Patio
    Demolish a portion of an existing commercial building and convert a remaining portion of the building to a restaurant with an outdoor seating patio and two walk-up service windows on North Charter Street.

    Developer
    Sketchworks Architecture, LCC and Roger Charly

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Proposed

    430-444 State Street
    Development of a 5-story mixed-use building containing approximately 23-26 dwelling units and ground floor commercial space.

    Developer
    JD McCormick Properties

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Proposed

    Wilson Street Hotel
    Readapt the historic, four-story building at 317 E. Wilson St. and a newer two-story building at 323 E. Wilson St. Convert into a hotel with commercial space and a rooftop patio.

    Developer
    North Central Group

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Approved

    139 West Wilson Street
    A 16-story apartment tower with approximately 335 micro units of workforce housing ranging in size from 275 to 400 square feet to replace an existing four-story, 25-unit apartment building.

    Developer
    SEA Design and Torque Companies

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Proposed

    CDA Triangle Sites Redevelopment
    Redevelopment of more than 400 housing units within the Triangle Community encompassing about 15 acres bounded by South Park and Regent Streets and West Washington Avenue.

    Developer
    New Year Investments and CDA of Madison

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Proposed

    State Street Campus Garage Mixed-Use Project
    Redevelop the existing Lake Street parking structure to construct a mixed-use 12-story structure with 590 public parking spaces, 263 apartments, commercial space, and an intercity bus terminal.

    Developer
    Mortenson Development

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Proposed

    402 West Wilson Street
    Construction of an addition to the existing two-story office building, which would remain and be converted into a four-story, 54-unit apartment building. All of the residential units will be affordable with rents restricted to 60% AMI LIHTC rent limits. The unit mix will consist of 29, one-bedroom units, and 25, two-bedroom units. Underground parking will be provided for both vehicles and bikes.

    Developer
    Bear Development and Responsible Esthetics

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    In Development

    Breese Stevens Field Club Addition
    Renovation underneath the Mifflin Avenue stands to create a premium club.

    Developer
    Forward Madison FC

    Construction Type
    Renovation

    Status
    Complete

    2165 Linden Avenue
    This development proposes a two to three-story, multi-family building with structured underground parking. There will be 32 dwelling units that consist of studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedroom apartments.

    Developer
    Threshold Architects, Knothe & Bruce Architects

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Proposed

    301 East Johnson Street
    Proposed redevelopment to construct a new a residential building with 32 to 48 dwelling units with parking underneath. The developer is seeking City of Madison Forward Housing funds that, if awarded, and financing secured, could require residents to have 60% of Dane County Median Income or less with rental rates reduced appropriately. The building is likely to be proposed with a mixture of studios, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units.

    Developer
    Kaba Baal LLC

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Proposed

    Dayton Hotel
    Proposal to demolish a one-story warehouse for a three-story hotel with 52 to 55 rooms, a cafe and underground parking at 609 E. Dayton St. in the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood. The project would also preserve and restore the Reynolds Homestead at 616 E. Mifflin St.

    Developer
    McGrath Property Group

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Proposed

    121 East Wilson Street
    New 14-story mixed-use housing project containing 337 apartments, 17,000 square feet of commercial space and multiple levels of underground parking with first-floor restaurants and a 34-foot-wide, two-story-high, open-air promenade to connect East Wilson Street with an outdoor lakeside plaza.

    Developer
    Quad Capital Partners and Potter Lawson

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    In Development

    200 Wisconsin Avenue
    New 12-story apartment tower with approximately 200 apartments including 150 units of affordable housing, 10,000 feet of commercial space, and 262 underground parking spaces.

    Developer
    Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corporation

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Proposed

    Judge Doyle Square Apartment Building
    A 12-story, 202-unit apartment building with a rooftop terrace to include lobby space, bike parking, building services, and approximately 150 parking spaces.

    Developer
    Mortenson Development

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Proposed

    131 West Wilson Street
    Demolish an existing 15-story building for a proposed 15-story structure with a two-story public lobby with commercial and first-floor retail space. The proposal calls for multiple levels of underground parking with resident amenities on the second floor and 263 apartments on the third through 15th floors.

    Developer 

    Wilson Street Redevelopment

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Proposed

    630 E. Washington Avenue
    Five-story building with a mission house, rooming house, counseling services, health services and place of worship, and a separate three-story, 40- unit apartment building

    Developer
    JLA Architects and Salvation Army

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Proposed

    117-125 North Butler Street
    New four-story mixed-use building containing 32 apartment units and 24 below grade parking stalls.

    Developer
    Reese and Blake Fisher

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Proposed

    330 W. Mifflin Street
    Renovation of the Madison Senior Center’s courtyard.

    Developer
    City of Madison

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    In Development

    668 State Street
    Four-story addition atop an existing two-story commercial building at 668 State Street.  The addition will include 24 student orientated apartments.

    Developer
    668 State Street LLC

    Construction Type
    Addition

    Status
    Proposed

    1305 Williamson Street
    Demolition of three existing buildings and construction of a two story mixed use development totaling 29,000 square feet.  The first floor will include retail store space for St. Vincent de Paul.  The second floor will be office space for St. Vincent.

    Developer
    St. Vincent de Paul

    Construction Type
    Addition

    Status
    In Development

    120 North Orchard Street
    Demolish a single-family dwelling, two-family dwelling and three multi-family dwellings to construct eight-story, 48-unit apartment building.

    Developer

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Proposed

    826 Williamson Street
    The proposal includes the demolition of existing Struck and Irwin Fence Company buildings at 826 Williamson Street and 302 S. Paterson Street, and construction of a multi-family residential building.

    Developer
    Donde LLC

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    In Development

    1617 Sherman Avenue
    Construction of 4 buildings ranging from 3 to 6 stories with 445 apartment units and parking.  The project includes a mix of studios, one-bedroom, two bedroom and three-bedrooms.

    Developer
    Vermillion Development

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    In Development

    1430 Monroe Street
    UW Athletics is proposing a new $300 million indoor football practice facility, performance and treatment spaces and 330 parking spots.  The indoor track, currently in the Shell, will be moved to the McClain Center

    Developer
    University of Wisconsin

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    Proposed

    1100 Sayle Street
    New five-story mixed use project with 103 apartments and first commercial space.  The project also includes a two-floor above ground garage with a plaza on top.

    Developer
    Avante Properties

    Construction Type
    New

    Status
    In Construction

    Lake Front Porch on Wilson Street at Crowley Station
    Transform the underused space to be an artistic, comfortable, and engaging destination for downtown.  Crowley Station is located on E. Wilson Street and is the site of Madison Water Utility well #17.

    Developer
    Lake Front Porch Committee

    Construction Type
    Redevelopment

    Status
    Proposed

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