Help Design the Future 700-800 Blocks of State Street and Library Mall

April 11, 2013

Public Meeting Scheduled for April 23

The City of Madison, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is developing design plans for the reconstruction of the 700 & 800 Blocks of State Street (Lake Street to Park Street) and Library Mall. The focus of the design is to create a special place at the intersection of two recently constructed iconic Madison corridors, State Street and East Campus Mall. The design will honor the history of the location while balancing the wide array of users and activities that occur here. The City of Madison plans to reconstruct the State Street portion of the project beginning in 2014. The University of Wisconsin will use preliminary plans to plan and budget for reconstructing Library Mall.

A public informational and stakeholder input meeting will be held on April 23, 2013 from 7 pm to 9 pm in the Class of 1924 Reception Room on the 4th floor of the Memorial Union (next to the Great Hall). The meeting will begin promptly at 7 pm with a short presentation outlining the history of the space, current and future development planned around the space, and the role of stakeholder input in the process the design team will use to design the space. Following the presentation, the public will be provided opportunity to comment and give input on how they use and view this special place in Madison. City of Madison, University of Wisconsin, and design team staff will be on hand to answer questions and guide the public input process.

More information about this project can be found on the City of Madison Roadworks projects website . This website provides current project information, and will be updated throughout the project duration. Those interested in project updates are encouraged to sign up through the City's My Account program at

  • Chris Petykowski, 267.8678
  • Bill Fruhling, 267.8736