Developer seeks housing project zoning change

Developer Interstate Overlook is requesting major changes to make way for a large, multifamily housing project with 577 units and parking on vacant farmland near Interstate 90/94, according to a report from the Wisconsin State Journal.

The change will allow more housing density than the city originally planned at 5422 Portage Road on Madison’s far east side. The proposed project would include six four-story buildings with a library and community and event spaces, with underground, surface, and bike parking on 11.3 acres. The neighborhood plan currently would allow just 332 units.