Approval granted for 8-story Cosmos

The Madison Plan Commission approved a revised eight-story plan for the Cosmos building on East Washington Drive.

Conditional-use permits were granted to allow construction of the $12 million, 148,000-square-foot building that will house a Frank Productions music venue with a capacity of 2,500 people. The building will also include about 100,000 square feet of office space and 8,000 square feet of retail, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

Meanwhile, steps away from the future Cosmos building, a groundbreaking for American Family’s The Spark building at 821 E. Washington Ave. was held yesterday morning.