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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Invest Early

  1. JEFFERSON ST Cottages



    turnell cottage

    LOVELY WooDED LOTS
    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. 
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    ots feature rear egress, room for a small parking lots, and proximity to Wellington Park.
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  1. Washington ST Cottages



    side view of small cottage

    HOME SWEET BUSINESS
    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.
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Catalyst Project

  1. CENTRAL OF GA DEPOT



    rendering of restored C of GA depot

    FUTURE TRAILHEAD & PUBLIC BOARDWALK
    Historic Madison-Morgan Foundation & DDA
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Invitation to Partner

  1. MCDOWELL



    Rendering of restored McDowell Grocery warehouse

    DESTINATION BUSINESS
    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.
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  1. TRIANGLE



    rendering of new building at Washington and Jefferson Street triangle

    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. 
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  1. TANYARD



    industrial lofts with pedestrian bridge

    INDUSTRIAL INSPIRATION
    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.
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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.