Stone House targets Babe’s site

Stone House Development is proposing a mixed-use development at the site of Babe’s Grill and Bar, a popular gathering spot on Madison’s west side, if it can secure city funding and WHEDA tax credits, which is a competitive process.

The $20.6 million, four-story building would include 96-apartments — 15 market-rate and 81 affordable units — on Schroeder Road across from Vitense Golfland.

A smaller Babe’s would likely be a part of the new building, according to owner Lynn Haker, as reported in a Wisconsin State Journal story.