West Washington project approved

The city of Madison’s Plan Commission has unanimously approved a proposal from Virtue LLC for a housing project on the 500 block of West Washington Avenue, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report. The project would raze nine buildings between 519 and 547 W. Washington Ave. for a six-story building with 140 apartments and 168 underground parking spaces. However, due to rising interest rates and construction costs, the developer will hold off on beginning the project until the fall of 2023 and intends to renew rental leases on the properties for another year.