W. Washington St. Gateway
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SUBAREA
While this area is a primary entrance to Downtown Madison, just a few years prior it was home to vacant structures, obvious blighted conditions, and waning business. Trailor parks and highway commercial uses grew beyond the railroad and displaced traditional single-family residences along primary streets.
Now, the light is visible at the end of the urban rewewal tunnel !! With infrastructure underway (stormwater, parking, and a new road segment) and two pending demolitions, the area is well on its way to being a beautiful gateway to our downtown and a revitalized area with a great mixture of land uses, greenspace, and activity nodes in a two block walk of Madison Town Park.
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LOVELY WooDED LOTS
JEFFERSON ST Cottages
Continue the string of historic cottages. These wooded lots are ideal to take advantage of the opportunity zone tax credit with a professional office or downtown walkability with an apartment house, duplex, or rental unit.
Lots feature rear egress, room for a small parking lots, and proximity to Wellington Park.
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Washington ST Cottages
Recreate a historic cottage and take advantage of new downtown living. The unique drop in grade allows for street level cottages with rear daylight basements, offering four lots with the rare opportunity to create a live-work unit. Resident-reserved and client-parking are part of the congregate rear parking lot.
Rehabilitate a cool 1930s historic warehouse with preservation tax benefits as part of a new community activity area, next to the trailhead and the public boardwalk.
FOCAL POINT EnVISIONED
Replace two obsolete structures with a new 10,000 sq.ft. mixed-use warehouse. Small lots combine for shared parking, softened by a beautification point - Clark Park.
Construct the next downtown living complex in a 20,000+ sq.ft. warehouse. A shared parking podium affords covered and secured parking as well as elevator access.
GOALS FOR THE SUBAREA
There are six distinct character areas within the W. Washington Gateway. Please reference the plan for more details regarding the goals, which may vary per character area. URP Section 3 (PDF)
The Overall Area Development & Building Plan for Character Areas #1-6 includes, and development proposals shall execute, one or more of the following:
1) Creation of a gateway point park and pedestrian bridge/trail network;
2) Rehabilitation/Infill Construction of residential cottage structures;
3) Rehabilitation/New Construction of three sentinel warehouses;
4) Construction of congregate surface and structure parking;
5) Creation of a new commercial corridor;
6) Creation of a public boardwalk and industrial character along railroad.