Last Updated: 09/15/2017

Madison Municipal Building Renovation


What's happening inside of MMB?  Watch the (1:40 min) time lapse video here!

Follow the transformation on our Flickr page!


The building use is City of Madison offices and meeting rooms.  The construction scope includes:

  • Complete replacement of the HVAC/electrical/plumbing systems; added sprinkler system. 
  • Roof replacement, preservation of exterior historic masonry and windows, and installation of new windows. 
  • Interior architectural remodeling, and interior architectural preservation.
  • Installation of a new addition at the rear of MMB for staff and building support space.  
  • Restoration of landscape to the original grass border (i.e. removal of trees and residential landscaping borders) and preservation of existing historic site elements.

City User Agency: 

Planning & Community & Economic Development; Traffic Engineering Division & Parking Operations; Human Resources Department;

Design and Planning:  Complete March 2017
Advertisement of Bid:  Friday, March 24, 2017 available on Bid Express
Bid Due Date:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Construction Start Date:  May, 2017
Expected Completion Date:  August 2018

LEED Goals: SILVER


Proposed Exterior of Renovated Madison Municipal Building

Exterior MMB

 


Proposed Renovated Interior of Rm 260

MMB_Rm260

(Update October 31, 2016)

City of Madison Agencies in MMB are Preparing to Move in November!

 

In preparation for the renovation of the historic Madison Municipal Building, located at 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., some City of Madison Agencies and staff will be relocating to their new temporary homes beginning the first week of November.

Building Inspection and Zoning customer counters will be closing on Friday, November 4th at 11:30 a.m. and will reopen on Monday, November 7th at their new location at 126 South Hamilton St. 

The Planning Division and the Office of the Director will be closed all day on Friday, November 4th and will also reopen on Monday, November 7th at their new location at 126 South Hamilton St. 

The offices of Traffic Engineering and the Parking Utility will close at noon on Thursday, November 10th and reopen on Monday, November 14th at their new location at 30 W. Mifflin St., 9th Floor, Suite 900.

The CDA-Housing Division will close on Friday, November 18th and reopen on Monday, November 21st at their new location at 30 W. Mifflin St., 5th Floor, Suite 501.

The offices of Economic Development Division will close on Friday, November 18th and reopen on Monday, November 21st at their new location at 30 W. Mifflin St., 5th Floor, Suite 502.

The office of Community Development Division will close on Friday, November 18th and reopen on Monday, November 21st at their new location at 30 W. Mifflin St., 8th Floor, Suite 800.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this exciting time!


Madison Municipal Building in the News:  

April 28, 2017: The Cap Times
New Bids for Madison Municipal Building come in under budget

April 26, 2017: Wisconsin State Journal
City sighs relief with new bids for Madison Municipal Building renovation

February 27, 2017:  The Cap Times
What's going on with renovations at the Madison Municipal Building?

February 18, 2017: Wisconsin State Journal
Municipal building renovation likely delayed after bids come in substantially higher than expected

December 11, 2016:  The Cap Times
Photos: Municipal, a popup art space at the Madison Municipal Building

December 10, 2016: Wisconsin State Journal
One-day art extravaganza draws thousands to vacant municipal building

November 30, 2016: The Cap Times
Shuttered Municipal Building becomes temporary space for artists, community party

July 27, 2016: Wisconsin State Journal
Madison to keep post office Downtown

April 19, 2016: The Cap Times
City Council to be updated on Madison Municipal Building renovation

February 8. 2016: Wisconsin State Journal
City officials push for Downtown site for post office relocation when Madison Municipal Building closes for renovation

January 19, 2016: Wisconsin State Journal
City picks Downtown sites for relocation from Madison Municipal Building

October 21, 2015: Wisconsin State Journal
Consultants share design for Madison Municipal Building renovation

May 6, 2015:  Wisconsin State Journal
City staff recommends full, $30 million rehabilitation of landmark Madison Municipal Building

November 6, 2014: Wisconsin State Journal
Consultant shares concepts for Madison Municipal and City-County buildings

September 14, 2014: Wisconsin State Journal
At core of Judge Doyle Square debate, parking garage and landmark deteriorate

July 30, 2014: Isthmus
Reimagining the Madison Municipal Building

July 16, 2013: Isthmus
Should the Madison Municipal Building become a hotel?