Judge Doyle Square design gets preliminary OK

On a 5–1 vote, the city’s Urban Design Commission granted preliminary approval for the three-building Judge Doyle Square project in downtown Madison, although developer Beitler Real Estate Services was asked to address member concerns before final approval is granted.

According to the Wisconsin State Journal, those concerns include: the street-level view of the building’s mostly glass exteriors; a potential traffic and safety hazard created by a bicycle-themed water feature in the middle of South Pinckney Street that likely will attract photographers; and that a lack of sun between the two 13-story towers would make it difficult for trees to thrive.

The commission asked Beitler to address the concerns before it goes to the Plan Commission for final approval on April 22.