Apartment, Mixed-Use Development Taking Off
Single-family residential has historically been the dominant mode of living in the greater Madison Region. However, construction trends reflect a notable shift towards multi-family housing. From 1990 to the Great Recession, the number of issued building permits for single- and for multi-family residences were about equal. Since 2010, however, permits for multifamily housing have significantly increased. As of 2016, this shift is still occurring.
In the past year alone, multi-family and mixed-use residences are rapidly expanding in and around Madison. Below are an assortment of development projects in various stages throughout the Greater Madison region ranging from mixed-income workforce housing in Middleton to riverfront multi-family residential projects in Monona.
|City of Stoughton||Kettle Park West||Planned mixed-use neighborhood on Stoughton’s west side||Construction Phase|
|City of Fitchburg||Quarry Vista||Planned development project redeveloping Hammersley Quarry into mixed residential neighborhood||In Progress|
|City of Fitchburg||Fahey Fields||Proposed single and multifamily residential||In Progress|
|City of Verona||416 E Verona Avenue||Proposed mixed-use development along Verona Road||Approved|
|City of Verona||VeloCity||Approved mixed-use building project along Paoli Road (29 units)||Approved|
|City of Verona||West End||Approved 37-unit mixed use development in west Verona||Approved|
|City of Middleton||Bishop’s Bay||Multi-family and mixed use development types as part of larger community planning initiative in north Middleton||In Progress|
|City of Middleton||Stagecoats Apartments||96-units of mixed-income workforce and market rate housing near Pheasant Branch Conservancy (19 affordable units)||In Approval Process|
|City of Middleton||Tribeca Village||Assortment of Luxury Apartments along Middleton’s north side||Construction Phase|
|City of Sun Prairie||FC Land LLC||Proposed multi-family residences||Planning Stage|
|City of Sun Prairie||Continental Properties||Proposed 228-unit apartment complex, built in 12 buildings||Precise Implementation Plan Approved|
|Village of Oregon||Jefferson Crossing||Downtown apartment complex, slated for completion in July 2018||Under Construction|
|Village of Cottage Grove||Drumlin Residences||62-68 units of independent living senior housing||Approved|
|City of Monona||Yahara Commons||Yahara River redevelopment project incorporating commercial and multi-family residential||City executive property acquisition|
|Village of McFarland||SA Living LLC||16-unit rental development at Sigglekow and Marsh Roads||Approved by Plan Commission|
|Village of Mount Horeb||Jacob Klein Senior Housing||Planned 40 unit, three-story senior housing||Planning Stage|
|Village of DeForest||Park Place Apartments||200-unit luxury apartment complex north of Token Creek Park||Under Construction|
|City of Madison||1603 Monroe Street||Mixed-use buidling with commercial and 44 apartments near Camp Randall||Approved|
|City of Madison||7933 Tree Lane||Four story mixed use development with 45 affordable housing units||Approved|
|City of Madison||Woods Farm Development||11 4-unit dwellings and a multi-family development as part of larger east-side development||Approved|
|City of Madison||The Village at Autumn Lake||5 Apartment buildings containing over 200 rental units on Madison’s northeast Side||Going through City Process|
|City of Madison||121 North Butler||52-unit downtown apartment building||Going through City Process|
|City of Madison||West Place Redevelopment||Mixed-use spaces along Gammon Road||Going through City Process|
|City of Madison||201-215 North Blount||Proposed downtown 8-unit apartment building||Going through City Process|
|City of Madison||Judge Doyle Square||Over 300 apartment units in JDS project downtown||Going through City Process|
|City of Madison||The KM2 Building||Mixed-use downtown facility with 21 apartment units||Going through City Process|
Communities in the region are accounting for even more of this type of housing by 2040 in their comprehensive plans, as demonstrated in the animation below. It shows a time progression of multi-family and mixed-use development that existed in 1990 and 2010, and is planned out to 2040.
Growth of Multi-family and Mixed Use Development in the Region
If this trend continues across the next 30 years, it could have significant implications for people, communities and businesses across the greater Madison region. We can look to regional planning initiatives in the greater Philadelphia and Chicago regions. Both the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s Connections 2040 Plan for Greater Philadelphia and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s On to 2050 plan aptly identify shifts towards walkable, mixed-use, urban places as a potential future scenario their regions could face. A Greater Madison Vision took a close look at the Philadelphia and Chicago initiatives in June.