Wednesday, October 9, 2019

UPDATE. Madison Area Technical College south side campus is open

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New MATC campus a grand achievement.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 9/1/2019)
The new campus, at the corner of South Park Street and West Badger Road, is strategically and conveniently located where data shows the most need for post-secondary education exists — on and around the South Side and Beltline. That’s where an estimated 17,000 adults could benefit from certificate and degree programs, according to MATC research.

Not much activity at 7:10 a.m. on the first floor.

Nor on the second floor.

The parking lot entrance.

8/29/2019 update starts here

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Madison Area Technical College expands South Side presence with new campus.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 8/29/2019)
Goodman South is an ambitious project, aiming to serve minority and other traditionally underrepresented students in the neighborhoods where they live and also integrating the college more closely with the community than it has done in the past. 
“It’s a campus built on the needs of the community,” Madison College president Jack Daniels said on the tour. “Lots of folks who are not our students need access (to Goodman South). … It’s important the community understands we have a commitment to them.”

7/24/2019 update, "Approaching the Madison Area Technical College South Campus from the Beltline", starts here.

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Madison Area Technical College closes Downtown campus, marking end to 98-year history.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/25/2019)
MATC’S longtime commitment to meet the city where its needs are led it to the South Side, where some of the poorest and most diverse neighborhoods will be served by a new 75,000-square-foot campus. 
The Goodman South campus, a roughly $24 million project funded entirely through donations, will open to students Sept. 3 at South Park Street and Badger Road.

3/8/2019 update starts here.

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1/3/2019 update starts here.

From up the hill a bit on Badger Road
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From the Burger King parking lot on South Park Street

12/18/2018 drive-by update starts here.

11/15/2018 update starts here.

All views from South Park Street and West Badger Road

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9/18/2018 update starts here.

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Enthusiastic supporters break ground for MATC campus in south Madison.  (Capital Times, 6/12/2018)
The 75,000-square-foot comprehensive Goodman South Campus being developed by MATC, also known as Madison College, will offer students job training and certificates, as well as all the classes needed for an associate’s degree and access to services to help them stay the course. 
Carter and others among a crowd of 150 gathered on the former site of the state’s Department of Employee Trust Funds for a groundbreaking event Monday see an even bigger impact from the $23 million investment by private donors in south Madison, the city’s most diverse area with one of its highest poverty rates.

7/18/2018 update, "Wisconsin Employee Trust Fund building demolition continues", starts here.

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Catching up:
MATC officials confirm south side campus construction to start in June, open in 2019.  (Capital Times, 4/25/2018)
MATC picks state office building as site for new South Madison campus.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 8/29/2017)
MATC aims to connect south side campus with surrounding neighborhood.  (Capital Times, 9/29/2017)
MATC scales up plans for South Madison campus after donation.  (, 10/30/2017)

6/24/2018 update, "Wisconsin Employee Trust Fund building demolition underway", starts here.

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Related links

Original 4/28/2018 post, "Wisconsin Employee Trust Fund building to make way for MATC Goodman South campus", starts here.

MATC secures more than $20 million in funding for campus on Madison's South Side, construction to begin in June.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/25/2018)
MATC, also known as Madison College, will break ground on the facility, to be called the Goodman South Campus, at the corner of South Park Street and West Badger Road in June, said Keith Cornille, chief student services officer. He anticipates that the 75,000-square-foot building will be completed in time for the fall 2019 semester.

Rendering source:  Madison 365

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