Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Judge Doyle Square project update: Looking to build a hotel on the site of the former Government East Parking Garage

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Capital Times, 7/31/2021
What are the goals behind the project and have they been met?  
With the development, the city aims to put two prime downtown land parcels back on the tax roll, replace the Government East garage, build a hotel, create a pedestrian-friendly environment on Pinckney Street and connect the Capitol to Monona Terrace.

Capital Times, 7/30/2021
Beitler Real Estate, based in Chicago, is looking to transfer development rights for the hotel that would serve Monona Terrace — a longtime primary goal of the construction project encompassing two downtown blocks — to Mortenson Development, which is headquartered in Minneapolis. 
The proposal would mean that Mortenson would develop the nine-story, 260-room hotel, expected to be an Embassy Suites, on the 200 block of South Pinckney Street. The approvals required to make this happen would be needed by December to close on financing, per a stipulation in the current development agreement.

4/1/2021 update, "Say goodbye to the Government East Parking Garage in Madison WI", starts here.

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Next step:  Construction of hotel, commercial space, and apartments.

1/22/2021 update starts here

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12/16/2020 update starts here

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11/22/2020 update starts here

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A look back (courtesy of the Madison Public Library vertical files)

11/12/2020 update starts here

Two photos and a video from October 2

View from East Wilson and South Pinckney

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Once demolished, the dilapidated garage will be replaced with a hotel, commercial space and apartments. The structure was the first public parking garage owned by the city of Madison. 
The newly constructed Wilson Street Garage just adjacent officially opened to the public in June.

View from East Doty and South Pinckney 

Three photos and a video from November 9, all from the East Doty side of the site.

7/7/2020 update
 starts here.

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Original 10/18/2018, "Driving the express exit of the Government East Parking Garage",  post starts here.

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