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Apartment, Mixed-Use Development Take Off

Apartment, Mixed-Use Development Take 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 multi-family housing have significantly increased. As of 2016, this shift is still occurring.

Dane County Housing Permits Trends from 1990 through 2016

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 StoughtonKettle Park WestPlanned mixed-use neighborhood on Stoughton's west sideConstruction Phase
City of FitchburgQuarry VistaPlanned development project redeveloping Hammersley Quarry into mixed residential neighborhoodIn Progress
City of FitchburgFahey FieldsProposed single and multifamily residentialIn Progress
City of Verona416 E Verona AvenueProposed mixed-use development along Verona RoadApproved
City of VeronaVeloCityApproved mixed-use building project along Paoli Road (29 units)Approved
City of VeronaWest EndApproved 37-unit mixed use development in west VeronaApproved
City of MiddletonBishop's BayMulti-family and mixed use development types as part of larger community planning initiative in north MiddletonIn Progress
City of MiddletonStagecoats Apartments96-units of mixed-income workforce and market rate housing near Pheasant Branch Conservancy (19 affordable units)In Approval Process
City of MiddletonTribeca VillageAssortment of Luxury Apartments along Middleton's north sideConstruction Phase
City of Sun PrairieFC Land LLCProposed multi-family residencesPlanning Stage
City of Sun PrairieContinental PropertiesProposed 228-unit apartment complex, built in 12 buildingsPrecise Implementation Plan Approved
Village of OregonJefferson CrossingDowntown apartment complex, slated for completion in July 2018Under Construction
Village of Cottage GroveDrumlin Residences62-68 units of independent living senior housingApproved
City of MononaYahara CommonsYahara River redevelopment project incorporating commercial and multi-family residentialCity executive property acquisition
Village of McFarlandSA Living LLC16-unit rental development at Sigglekow and Marsh Roads Approved by Plan Commission
Village of Mount HorebJacob Klein Senior HousingPlanned 40 unit, three-story senior housingPlanning Stage
Village of DeForestPark Place Apartments200-unit luxury apartment complex north of Token Creek ParkUnder Construction
City of Madison1603 Monroe StreetMixed-use buidling with commercial and 44 apartments near Camp RandallApproved
City of Madison7933 Tree LaneFour story mixed use development with 45 affordable housing unitsApproved
City of MadisonWoods Farm Development11 4-unit dwellings and a multi-family development as part of larger east-side developmentApproved
City of MadisonThe Village at Autumn Lake5 Apartment buildings containing over 200 rental units on Madison's northeast SideGoing through City Process
City of Madison121 North Butler52-unit downtown apartment buildingGoing through City Process
City of MadisonWest Place RedevelopmentMixed-use spaces along Gammon RoadGoing through City Process
City of Madison201-215 North BlountProposed downtown 8-unit apartment buildingGoing through City Process
City of MadisonJudge Doyle SquareOver 300 apartment units in JDS project downtownGoing through City Process
City of MadisonThe KM2 BuildingMixed-use downtown facility with 21 apartment unitsGoing 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

Animation of Growth of Multi-Family and Mixed Use Development in the Region from 1990 through 2040

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.