Council approves zoning, State Street hotel

Rendering courtesy Metro Studio/KKAD

A nine-story boutique hotel at the top of State Street has been approved on a voice vote from the Madison City Council. Ascendant Holdings Real Estate and Central Properties Madison will build a $43 million, 130-room hotel despite the project’s planned height, which is 19-feet above the downtown height restriction and remained a point of contention for two alders, Ledell Zellers, District 2, and Marsha Rummel, District 6, who voted against the project.

Bordered by North Carroll, West Dayton, and State Streets, the hotel, operated by Provenance Hotels of Portland, Oregon, will replace two older commercial buildings at 122 and 124 State St., and incorporate into the design two historic buildings at 118 and 126 State St. The multi-level project will be four-stories high along State Street, with the hotel tower stepped back to its full-height along Dayton and Carroll Streets. Plans also call for the removal of a pedestrian bridge over West Dayton Street, according to a story in The Capital Times.

The hotel does not include parking, but the developers want to lease 80 parking spaces nearby for valet service. With a planned completion date in 2020, the hotel will include ground-floor retail including a restaurant, and a rooftop bar.