Timeline for Judge Doyle Square becomes clearer

As the city continues negotiations with Stone House Development for the podium portion of the Judge Doyle Square project downtown, more details are becoming clear, according to a Capital Times story.

Five negotiation sessions between the city’s negotiation team and Stone House have been scheduled through October, with hopes a draft could be introduced Nov. 19 at a City Council meeting. The Council would then vote on the project Dec. 3, and if approved, Stone House could start building June 1, 2020 with an anticipated completion date in June 2021.

Stone House Development was selected on Aug. 26 to develop the mixed-use, mixed-income project, after agreements with Gebhardt Development fell through. Stone House is now proposing to build 161 apartment units (two more than its original proposal), with a mix of market-rate and affordable housing throughout. The project also includes 7,000 square feet of retail space.

The developer is considering increasing the number of affordable units at the 60 percent of Dane County’s medium income level, and the city’s Finance Committee will weigh in on those financing options on Oct. 7.