MADISON, Wis. (EXCERPTS FROM WMTV) – Neighbors are weighing in on a proposal to redevelop an area of downtown Madison. The plan would redevelop properties along South Blair Street and East Wilson Street.
Residents listened to developers laying out the proposal. It’s now the fourth proposal to redevelop this area of downtown Madison since 2000.
The proposal was put together by JCAP Real Estate. It includes building an eight-story residential building and a six-story hotel. The two buildings would replace the Essen Haus and Come Back In restaurants, but would keep Hotel Ruby Marie.
“It started with learning from the past and what prior applications had submitted and working to try to address the shortcomings that derailed previous proposals,” Vandewalle and Associates principal urban designer Brian Munson said.
The proposal received mixed opinions from residents who participated in Wednesday’s virtual meeting.
Graphic by Kahler Slater for JCAP Real Estate.