Monday, December 17, 2018

The Towering Isthmus UPDATE: 12-story apartment building on Charter Street up for consideration again

Two contentious apartment projects up for Plan Commission approvals Monday.  (Capital Times, 12/17/2018)

Strike 1:   Student apartments slated for Charter Street rejected by Plan Commission.  (Capital Times, 3/21/2018)

For months, University of Wisconsin-Madison officials have opposed a 12-story student housing project slated for the southwest side of campus near Union South. 
Officials argued the development would cut into the university’s future plans for the space, but they no longer have to worry about that. On Monday, the Madison Plan Commission voted unanimously against land use approvals for the project.
Up to bat again:   Madison Plan Commission, Monday, December 17, 5:30 p.m. in Room 201 of the City County Building, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Original 2/12/2018 post starts here.

  The house at left will be demolished.

Photos by Retiring Guy

12-story student housing tower proposed near UW-Madison.  (, 8/11/2017)
Continuing a parade of new student housing towers near UW-Madison, a developer is proposing a 12-story, 46-unit apartment building near the corner of North Charter and West Johnson streets. The proposed building at 222 N. Charter St. would feature usable balconies, a common room and a roof terrace to provide social space for residents.

Not so fast, sez UW less than a week later.

UW-Madison at odds with developer over proposed 12-story apartment building near Union South.  (Capital Times, 8/17/2017)
At Madison Urban Design Commission (UDC) meeting Wednesday, a UW-Madison planner voiced concerns over the plan, pointing to problems in the design and saying that it conflicts the university's Master Plan.

Letter of intent from Knothe Bruce Architects submitted to the  City of Madison Plan Commission on December 6, 2017.  Construction slated to begin this summer and take a full year to complete.

From the 2/5/2018 Plan Commission agenda (highlight added)

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