Gebhart eyes final piece of 800 block

Gebhart Development, which has already opened the 12-story Constellation in the 700 block of East Washington and just broke ground on the 14-story mixed-use Galaxie building on the 800 block, was the only developer to respond to a request for ideas to finish off the final parcel in the 800 block.

Gebhart’s latest plan envisions a 10- to 12-story building with 140,000 square feet of tenant space, four levels of parking, and a 1,500-seat performing arts venue. It would also include a large space for a proposed startup and entrepreneurial center called StartingBlock Madison, which would occupy about 45,000 square feet initially, with the ability to expand to 80,000 square feet. Plans are in the very early stages, with no price tag available at this point.