Neighbors criticize Hill Farms project

A sprawling seven-block development bordered by University Avenue, Sheboygan Avenue, and Segoe Road has residents concerned about climate impact, parking issues, and affordability, according to a report from the Wisconsin State Journal.

The concerns were raised at a public meeting discussing the Madison Yards project, a large, mixed-use development proposed at the site of the old Hill Farms State Office Building property. Summit Smith Development is seeking buy-in from the neighborhood for the project that could contain up to 540 residential units, more than three office buildings, a 150-room hotel, a central green, multiple restaurant spaces, and an outdoor performance stage. The project is divided into three sections and Blocks 2 and 3 have already been approved for site implementation by the city. Block 2 plans go before the Urban Design Commission this week.