Plan commission approves 2 new apartment projects

The Madison Plan Commission voted unanimously to approve a proposed project from local developer Walter Wayne Development that would add housing density to an area that is heavily commercial, according to a report from The Capital Times.

The developer plans to raze the former Market Square Theater and build a six-story, 87-unit apartment building with 2,200 square feet of commercial space at 6604 Odana Road. Market Square, which showed second-run films at discounted ticket prices, had initially closed in March 2020 because of the pandemic. The theater briefly reopened before it abruptly closed permanently in February 2022.

The apartments are expected to be market rate and the City Council is scheduled to vote on final zoning approval Feb. 7.

The Plan Commission also approved a proposal from local developer T. Wall Enterprises to build four buildings with 483 apartment units on Madison’s far east side at 4205 Portage Road. The Plan Commission’s vote on the development, called The Winston, represents final approval of the project development.