City of Madison receives five development proposals for vacant Union Corners site
Post by Emily Mills on 8/2/2012 9:00am
Four development companies and one neighborhood group have submitted proposals to the city of Madison for development projects at the now blighted Union Corners site along the East Washington corridor.
The site has been vacant since a previous project, by McGrath Associates, fell through during the economic downturn in 2007. The city had already followed through on various public improvements to the area, including a traffic circle and bike paths.
The new proposals come from Gorman & Co.; C.D. Smith Construction/Eppstein Uhen Architects; Community by Design; Livesey Co./Stone House Development, and an ad-hoc neighborhood committee.
All of the proposals rely at least partially on the original plans for the site, including mixed residential, commercial, and public use of the space. Several of the proposals include variations on a public market, as well as "pocket" parks.
Each of the proposals is available to view online here.
A public meeting to discuss the plans will be held on August 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Goodman Community Center. Members of the selection committee, as well as the developers, will be on hand to discuss the plans with interested residents.
Emily Mills is Editor-At-Large for Dane101, as well as Editor of Our Lives Magazine. She is also a freelance writer, photographer, actor, and musician (drummer and singer in local band Little Red Wolf). Originally from several states up and down the Midwest Emily has called Madison home since 2000. Contact her at