Tuesday, May 19, 2020

UPDATE: Upscale student housing project proposed for Langdon Street (Madison Plan Commission update)

Rendering and aerial view from Madison Plan Commission agenda 5/18/2020

Plan Commission tackles Langdon Street housing development, city stormwater rules.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/19/2020)

11/12/2019 update starts here

Photos by Retiring Guy

Developer eyes big student housing project on historic Langdon Street.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 11/4/2019)
Continuing an upscale student housing boom, a developer is proposing a seven-story, 124-unit tower with a rooftop swimming pool amid the fraternities and sororities that line historic Langdon Street. 
But the proposal is raising questions about how the building’s modern architecture fits on the street, parking and security.

Dang it, I missed the demolition.

Here's a rendering of what Core Spaces, of hubbAHubBa fame, has in mind.

Original 4/23/2018 post, "UW-Madison private dormitory, vacant for 10 years, approved for demolition", starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy

Vacant building on Langdon Street approved for demolition, but no further plans for site.  (Madison.com, 4/3/2018)

The property owner is Steve Brown Apartments, one of the area's major landlords.

The building, known as The Langdon (aka Royal Tower), was constructed in 1963 as a private dormitory but has been vacant since 2008.  Most utility services were cut off in 2011.

 Demolition is scheduled to start next month and to be completed in the fall.  Use as a temporary green space is only current plans for the site, with the emphasis on 'temporary'.

What used to occupy this property.

On September 20, 1964, the Wisconsin State Journal published an article under the headline, "Private Dormitories on UW Campus".

The #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 at the time.

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