City approves large subsidized housing project

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Rendering credit: Knothe & Bruce Architects

The Madison Common Council has approved a $70 million low-cost housing project for the east side, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report. The proposal from Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corp. calls for a four-building, 245-unit lower-income housing complex on a 6.4-acre site at the corner of East Washington and North Fair Oaks avenues. The project will replace the vacant Bimbo Bakeries USA property at 3401 E. Washington Ave. and include commercial space, a small park, and parking.