Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Stone House development on East Washington: June/July site visits

A crane was placed on the property in early June.

Photos and video by Retiring Guy

Two foundations giving $1M for new Madison Youth Arts Center.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/22/2019)
The Madison Community Foundation’s $500,000 grant and the Evjue Foundation’s $500,000 grant were announced at the annual Madison Gives dinner Tuesday night, with more than 600 people attending the Madison Community Foundation event at Monona Terrace. The arts center, fronting East Mifflin Street, is part of a larger mixed-use project including housing and office space on East Washington Avenue.

This rendering accompanied the above article.

More than a month later, there's a construction trailer and more equipment on the site.....

.....as well as activity.

12/18/2018 update, "Stone House tweaks its proposed Lyric III development", starts here.

The rendering, which no longer includes an office building, is proposed....

....for this site.
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Developer proposes housing, offices and a Madison Youth Arts Center.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 10/2/2018)
Stone House Development is proposing an 11-story building with 120 apartments, 51,000 square feet of commercial space and a 290-space parking garage in the 1000 block of East Washington Avenue. 
On the back side of the block, at the corner of East Mifflin and North Ingersoll streets, Stone House would develop a four-story building with classrooms, offices, and set-design and performance space for the nonprofit Madison Youth Arts Consortium, a partnership between Children’s Theater of Madison and Madison Youth Choirs.

Original 6/23/2018 post, "The Lyric on East Washington may soon have a next-door neighbor of a similar height", starts here.

View from East Washington just northeast of Brearly (Lyric at left center)
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Preliminary plans
  • 100,000 square feet of office space
  • 20,000 square feet of retail space
  • 350-stall parking structure
  • Townhouses fronting East Mifflin Street

The capitol side of Brearly

Two views from North Brearly

Other East Washington corridor posts:
East Capital parking garage UPDATE. Late November construction progress report. (11/28/2018)
Proposed hotel put on hold. (2/12/2018)
StartingBlock construction as we approach the end of January. (1/30/2018)
UPDATE. The Lyric Apartments are ready for occupancy.  (8/30/2017)
This stretch of East Washington Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin, has undergone a major transformation during the past 5 years.  (5/13/2017)
Madison East Washington Festival Foods is open for business.  (4/13/2016)
The balconies of the Constellation.  (4/19/2015)
The Constellation rises above the treetops.  (9/7/2014)

Rose Quiggle Barney (1937-2019) Warren High School class of 1955

1955 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory
1983 Warren City Directory
  • Barney Rose Q cafeteria manager Starbrick School h2588 Pennsylvania Avenue West Ext.
  • Quiggle Gifford O & Maude V  h204 Monroe Street

The popularity of Rose is graphed here.  Let's look at granddaughter Brooke.

Brooke made her first appearance in 1953, hanging around -- barely -- for just 2 years. She returned in 1961 and gained traction a few years later. She eventually spent 31 years (1979-1984, 1987-2011) in the top 100, peaking at #43 in 2003.
Other class of '55 members:
Donald Mahaffey.  (1/5/2018)

James Rose.  (12/17/2017)
Carol Burgeson.  (6/9/2017)
Theoidore Huber.  (5/3/2017)
Mary Sperry.  (4/11/2017)
James Graziano.  (3/28/2017)
Lavonne Devore Saber.  (12/8/2016) 
Martin Gage.  (12/5/2016)
Sally Jean Nelson Kittner.  (11/15/2016)
Lester Nero.  (9/8/2016)
Cleo Stack Yaegle (10/24/2015
Carl Stranburg.  (1/30/2015)

Yahara Commons UPDATE: July 2019 construction site visit

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6/1/2019 update starts here.

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360-degree view of 2-bedroom apartment

4/25/2019 update starts here.

4/8/2019 update starts here.

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1/3/2019 update starts here.

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11/15/2018 update starts here

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10/16/2018 update starts here.

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The 3 phases of the Yahara Commons development.  (Monona East Side Business Alliance)

Building features include: 
  • 96 residential apartments 
    • 21% Studio
    • 54% 1 BR
    • 25% 2 BR
    • Residential club room, fitness room, and rooftop patio 
  • 24,050 s.f of commercial space at the 1st Foor (Broadway level) 
  • 3,800 s.f. commercial space (intended for special events) at the public park level 
  • 3,000 s.f. park building, leased back to city for public restrooms, park maintenance storage, and a multi-purpose room that could function as a concession stand, ice skate rental, etc. 
  • 178 Indoor parking spaces 
  • 88 Surface parking spaces + 14 street parking spaces
  • Architectural entrance monument and signage at the new Broadway entrance.

8/12/2018 update starts here.

From the Yahara River Bridge on West Broadway
Photos by Retiring Guy

Near the intersection of West Broadway and Bridge Street

From across West Broadway

From the Yahara River Bridge on Bridge Street

From Winnequah and Pirate Island roads

Yahara CommonsRiverfront RedevelopmentMaster Plan.  (Galway Companies)

6/4/2018 update, "Early June progress report", starts here.

Photo by Retiring Guy

4/11/2018 update, "Excavation and foundation work underway", starts here.

View over the fence from West Broadway

From the West Broadway bridge over the Yahara River

From Winnequah and Pirate Island roads

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3/22/2018 update, "Drive-by on a sunny afternoon", starts here.

3/9/2018 update, "Chase Bank demolition is done", starts here.

View from Yahara River bridge
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Panoramic view of site

2/14/2018 update, "Demolition of former Chase Bank building at Yahara Commons redevelopment site", starts here.

Question:  Where does all that demolition material go?


1/30/2018 update, "Site preparation still underway at Yahara Common redevelopment in Monona", starts here.


Original 11/14/2017 post, "Demolition of buildings underway at Yahara Commons redevelopment in Monona", starts here.

The view from Broadway

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The view from behind the building at right in above photo

Major riverfront redevelopment in Monona to begin construction this year.  (Capital Times, 7/26/2017)
The project, known as Yahara Commons, will ultimately create 26,000 square feet of commercial space, 33,000 square feet of office space, a public park and over 230 residential units between West Broadway and Bridge Road along the Yahara River, south of Lake Monona.

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