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Alder Sara Eskrich

Alder Sara Eskrich

Home Address:
502 Edgewood Ave.
Madison , WI 53711

Phone: 608-669-6979

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Madison, WI 53703
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What the city can and can't do

Development is driven by private investment. The City has a lot of "no" power but very limited power to force action. We'd say "no" if a foundry asked to build on Park St. but the City cannot tell a developer, "You must apartment building" (or anything for that matter). The City's updated Standards for Review can be found here.

Once a private developer has committed to a project the City can influence the design but we're limited by the developer. They aren't required to invest their money; they can always pull out. Ultimately we endeavor to make the proposed building as great as it can be, or at least to the level of acceptability.
What neighbors can do 
  1. Tell me and your neighborhood association your opinions.
  2. Email your opinion to review commissions below. 
  3. Speak at public hearings of those bodies.  Ask your neighbors to do the same. 

820 South Park Street 

Project Description: JT Klein Company, Inc. is proposing an affordable housing development adjacent to St. Mary's Hospital. The proposed development would include affordable housing for individuals, families and seniors in a multi-family building along S. Park Street, Delaplaine Court, S. Brooks Street and Haywood Drive. There would also be a small portion of market-rate apartments. 


Steering Committee: A group of neighbors from Greenbush and Bay Creek are serving on a project steering committee to delve into this and help provide in-depth input. This was the first presentation to the steering committee on the project, on 7/29/15. We will also host two full neighborhood meetings.

Neighborhood Meeting 1:


Traffic Impact Analysis


Neighborhood Meeting 2: November 5 at 6:30pm at Neighborhood House (29 South Mills Street)

1313 Regent Street
Project Description : Convert auto repair shop into restaurant-brewpub and reception hall with outdoor eating area and non-accessory temporary outdoor event area related to Camp Randall.
  • Site Plans on the City Planning Website
  • Plan Commission Review: October 19, 2015
    • Updated Plans here
  • Alcohol License Review: October 21, 2015

The Green Project, 1906 Monroe Street

This proposal includes demolition of the existing building and construction of a four-story, 12,000 square foot multi-use building. The first three floors would be commercial including space for existing Monroe Street businesses, the Knight Foundation, The Fit, and a lunch counter/ butcher/bakery proposed by Underground Food Collective. The fourth floor would have apartments. 



Answers to questions which were asked at the neighborhood meeting:

  • Shadowlines of building:  The solar shading time lapse video shows how the shadowlines will travel across the neighborhood during the winter solstice (day where the sun will be at its lowest point on the horizon at noon) can be viewed here.
  • How much higher this building will be than the Steve Brown Apartment building: This building will be about 10' higher than the Steve Brown building (approximately the same elevation as the light colored brick building across the street from the Steve Brown Apartments)

This project will be before the Plan Commission on 11/2.


Wingra School: Design Drawings

Wingra School




Wingra School

Wingra School

101 S Mills St.

This project has been approved.

Link to the PDF version for easier viewing.

View my comments to Plan Commission here. 

101 S Mills St.



1313 Regent Street Site

1313 Regent Street Views


edgewood high school parking

Parking lot expansion concept.

DMNA Street reconstruction Schedule

Map linked here.

1004 & 1032 Park Street

Please find an updated parking strategy to be proposed by the developer here.

New city review dates (click on the links for minutes/action taken):


3414 Monroe Street

This project has been approved.

Version 3

Patrick Corcoran is proposing an updated design that was shared with the neighborhood on 2/5. The new proposed building is 25,800 sf above ground, 10,000 sf below ground, includes 19 apartments (studio to 3-bedroom), 3,400sf of commercial space, 30 parking spaces (21 below ground), 25 bicycles spaces, 4 moped parking spaces, and a public dog watering station. The massing of the building as compared to the previous design is pulled back from the Arbor house, moving the removed mass to create a 4th floor stepped back on all sides. The materials are cedar, natural plaster, and masonry.

The project will go before the Plan Commission at a public hearing on 4/22 4:30PM at 215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Room LL-110 (Madison Municipal Building)

Depending on the recommendation of the Plan Commission, it's likely to then go to the Common Council on 5/6 for the final public hearing and vote.




view from monroe

view from glenway

comparison of versions

comparison of version

view from monroe

view from monroe

roof plan

floor plans

floor plans

site plan


1414 S Park St

1414 S Park St is approved.




Madison taxi - 1403 Gilson St

Madison Taxi is approved.
Gilson St facade:

107 S Mills

107 S Mills is approved.

Longfellow School, 210 S Brooks

Longfellow School is approved.



St James Ct is approved.  


1902 Monroe St has been approved.
View from Harrison, across from Trader Joe's:

2620 Monroe St and 665 Knickerbocker

This is approved.

1129 S Park St - Gas station

The new gas station is complete.



1033 High St

This proposal for 1033 High St is approved.  It has 67 units and underground parking.  



Wingra shores 2nd building, 2628 Arbor dr

This proposal for 2628 Arbor Dr is approved.  36 units, underground parking. 


Back (toward Monroe St):


Lane's Bakery, 448 S Park St

This proposal to redevelop the Lane's Bakery site, 448 S Park St, is approved. This will be a 5-story, mixed use building. The first floor will have 6500 feet of retail space. The upper 4 floors will have 40 apartments.  There is underground parking.


Southeast, view from Park & Drake:


THE IDEAL, 502 s park st

The Ideal, at 502 S Park St, is complete.



Meriter Daycare, 201 S Mills St

Meriter's daycare building, at 201 S Mills St, is complete.





Beth Israel Center, 1406 Mound St, has proposed a major renovation and addition.  We had a neighborhood meeting and there was strong support for the proposal.  They hope to begin construction in summer 2014.


Wingra Clinic, 1102 S Park St

Wingra Clinic is completed.

      Wingra Clinic building