Thursday, July 2, 2020

UPDATE: McKenzie Place retail space now in its 4th year of vacancy

Photo by Retiring Guy

11/28/2018 update, "McKenzie Place more than a year later", starts here.

Along Fordem Avenue
Photos by Retiring Guy

Near the point of Fordem and Sherman

Retail space still for lease

7/13/2017 update, " Welcome to upscale, high-end living", starts here.

From Sherman and Fordem
All photos by Retiring Guy

1-bedroom, 772-square-feet apartment for $1,295 per month.  Available 9/1.

1-bedroom with den, 952 square feet, available now for $1,595 per month.

2-bedroom, 1163-square-foot apartment available now for $1,695.

Coffee shop coming to this location?

5/26/2017 update, "Once again, two recent views from the Sherman Avenue side of the building", starts here.


Regular frame

4/1/2017 update, " Two recent views from the Sherman Avenue side of the building", starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy

2/18/2017 update, "As seen from Burrows Park", starts here.

Let's zoom in a bit

Burrows Park, Madison WI

1/10/2017 update, "Windows installed, cladding underway", starts here.

Photo by Retiring Guy

Rendering found at

11/10/2016 update,  "It's across the street from Kappel's Clock Shop", start here.

1-bedroom floor plan
Source:  Apartment Guide

1-bedroom apartment with den

3 bedrooms each with its own bath and walk-in closet

All photos by Retiring Guy

In busisness at this location since 1973.    Kappel’s Clock Shop touts itself as the largest antique clock shop in the Midwest, and it wears that distinction with pride. Long ago, Kappel chose to eschew technological advances.

8/26/2016 update, "Building framing underway at Sherman-Fordem triangle" (McKenzie Place), starts here.

iPhone panorama

6/14/2016 update, " Excavation and foundation work begin at 'just way too big' development at Sherman & Fordem triangle intersection, starts here.

Latest series of photos taken today from a variety of perspectives.

Looking north along Sherman Avenue.

Looking north from a point closer to Fordem Avenue.

Looking southwest from Fordem Avenue.

Looking south from the point of the Sherman-Fordem triangle.

2/29/2016 update, "Mackenzie Place development at a standstill", starts here.

The site, cleared and fenced.  (Sunday, February 27, 2016)

Since last August, there has been the obligatory neighborhood outcry.

Neighbors criticize proposed apartment building at Sherman and Fordem: 'It's just way too big' . (Capital Times, 9/12/2015)

After which, adjustments are made.

Proposed development at Sherman and Fordem avenues OK'd at lower height.  (Capital Times, 10/3/2015)

City of Madison DPCED Planning:  2017-2249 Sherman Avenue.

Original 8/13/2015 post, "Sherman-Fordem triangle to get a new look", starts here.

The McKenzie Place redevelopment plan also includes underground parking and 6700 square feet of retail space.  (2 renderings accompany CT article.)

Three abandoned buildings, including the former National Food Stores grocery (at center right), and lots of weeds now occupy this space.

Photo by Retiring Guy

60-unit apartment building proposed for corner of Fordem and Sherman avenues.  (Capital Times, 8/12/2014)

When preservationists go overboard.
The Fish & Schulkamp building, opened in 1948 as a National Food Stores location, has some historic value, the city's Landmarks Commission said. At its May 11 meeting, the commission passed a motion expressing regret for the loss of the building, which it said was "a good representation of a 1950s commercial building."

Even though it was built in the late 1940s.

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