Friday, May 10, 2019

Normandy Square Senior Apartments UPDATE: May construction site visit


From South Yellowstone Drive and Normandy Lane
Photos by Retiring Guy

From South Yellowstone Drive between Normandy Lane and Odana Road

From the Market Square access road


2/22/2019 update, "Market Square UPDATE.  Whoa!  Look what's happened here since Retiring Guy's last visit", starts here.

Apartment building construction fills most of the parking lot previously used by Market Square Theater's' customers.

Photos by Retiring Guy

People who move here will have easy access to second-run movies.


Parking spaces are available just west of the building but about a quarter of them are being used for snow storage.


5/16/2018 update, "No barriers at parking lot, but the space is for sale for 'Aparments'", starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy

Parking lot being sold to unnamed third party.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/24/2018)
The decision gives Market Square LLC a clearer way ahead for the sale of the parking lot to a developer who plans to build an $11 million, 58-unit affordable senior apartment building on the spot that has been in the works since 2016.


Original 4/18/2018 post, " Parking lot being sold to unnamed third party", starts here.

Photo by Retiring Guy

Legal dispute over parking lot could doom Market Square movie theaters, lawsuit states.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/16/2018)
According to a lawsuit filed Friday in Dane County Circuit Court, a company that owns the parking lot closest to the theater, where patrons of the budget multiplex customarily park, has told the owners of the Market Square shopping center the parking lot is being sold and that moviegoers don’t have a right to park there. 
The company has informed shopping center owner Market Square Associates LLC and Silver Cinemas, which operates the second-run movie theater, that barricades will go up on May 1 to keep movie patrons from using the 151-space parking lot, which is located immediately outside the movie theater’s doors.

I haven't visited the utilitarian Market Square movie theaters in years, mainly because there are so few movies my wife and I care to see nowadays.  And we prefer the lounge-ready comfort, though certainly not the endless stream of commercials, at first-run theaters.  We've already seen 3 of the movieplex's current offerings:  The Post, The Shape of Water, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

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