Plan Commission approves controversial east side affordable housing

Despite neighborhood opposition about its size and scope, the Madison Plan Commission has approved a proposed affordable housing complex on Madison’s east side, according to an article in The Capital Times.

The proposed workforce housing complex, called The Meadowlands, would have seven townhomes and 51 one-bedroom, 197 two-bedroom, and 65 three-bedroom units. If approved in its current form by the city council, it would also have 218 underground parking stalls, 173 surface parking stalls, and 202 covered bike stalls.

The Meadowlands would be located east of Interstate 94 at 6810 & 6834 Milwaukee St., 1 and 45 Windsor Drive, and 6815 Advantage Drive.

To pass the Plan Commission on a 4–2 vote, The Meadowlands not only overcame local residents’ concerns, it was passed despite opposition from the area’s alder, Lindsay Lemmer of District 3.