Madison developers partner for east side residential, mixed-use project, restored open spaces

Madison’s Stone House Development and Threshold Development have teamed up for a proposal to build up to 1,100 rental and owner-occupied housing units, commercial space, and restored open spaces on a large east side former family farm, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.

The two developers have submitted land use and subdivision plat applications that would redevelop the roughly 67-acre farm with a pond, held by the Voit family for around 165 years. It would also extend to Milwaukee Street just east of Starkweather Creek.

The proposal would see 13 parcels on the property zoned for residential development, with 20% of the units being lower cost. It would encourage a mix of housing types, and five outlots would provide space for neighborhood amenities like playgrounds, outdoor plazas, and community gardens. About 50% of the site would be divided into five lots dedicated to the future public park land and continuation of the Starkweather Creek greenway.

The city’s Plan Commission on Aug. 28 will consider a demolition permit that would raze an industrial building and two single-family residences; a rezoning; a preliminary plan to create 13 lots for future residential and mixed-use development; five outlots for public uses; and five outlots for private uses. The City Council will consider the proposal on Sept. 5. If approved, construction on the project could begin in late 2024.