Last Updated: 09/18/2017

Park Edge/Park Ridge Neighborhood Employment Center

The City purchased the former Griff’s Restaurant near Elver Park on McKenna Blvd. to be renovated for an adult and youth oriented employment services center. The City and the center’s operator, Urban League of Greater Madison (ULGM), have collaborated on four well-attended public meetings to collect information from neighborhood residents on desired training and programs to be offered and building design.  At just under 4,000 square feet, the building will feature a large, dividable meeting room with attached kitchen, computer lab, self-serve computer kiosks, staff area and restrooms.  The exterior siding and roofing materials will be replaced. ULGM is currently staffing a temporary location to get training and programs up and running in the neighborhood.


UPDATE: September 18, 2017

"Bidding Status"

Advertisement of Bid: September 15, 2017 available on BID EXPRESS
Bid Due Date: October 06, 2017
Pre-Bid Contractors Meeting/Walk-thru/Site Visit: Friday, September 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at 1233 McKenna Blvd, Madison (former Griff's Restaurant).
SBE Pre-Bid Meeting: September 29, 2017
"All information regarding dates/times/locations are informational and should be verified with official bidding documents posted on Bid Express."


City User Agency: Community Development Division
Design and Planning: Currently in Design Development
Advertisement of Bid: September 15, 2017
Bid Due Date: October 06, 2017
Construction Start Date: November 27, 2017
Expected Completion Date: May 1, 2018


Preliminary Exterior Design of Park Edge/Park Ridge Employment Center: Updated July 19, 2017

PE-PR_170718
Existing Griff's Building

Current Griffs Building

Project History:

September 14, 2016 Public Meeting #1 Minutes