City of Madison

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Sustainability Center

About the MSCC
Located within the Capitol East District, the Madison Sustainability Commerce Center concept is a privately developed and owned 50,000-75,000 square feet commercial office and flex/tech building. In an effort to help promote sustainability, the MSCC will be housed in an energy-efficient facility incorporating the latest in green building technologies.

In addition to traditional employment center amenities, the MSCC will provide shared space for collaboration between tenants and outreach to the broader Madison community. The key objectives of this project include:

  • The development of a high-performance commercial building, showcasing the latest in sustainable building technologies
  • The collaboration, through co-location, of firms in industries with an environmental sustainability focus, along with their service providers
  • The ability to showcase, educate and engage the Madison community on industries and technologies focused on environmental sustainability

MSCC Feasibility Study
The City of Madison hired a consulting team led by Madison architectural firm, Dorschner|Associates, Inc. to complete a Feasibility Study for the MSCC. Other team members include: Baker Tilly, CBRE, Energy Center of Wisconsin, Farr Associates, Findorff, Sustainable Engineering Group, and Sustainable Resource Group. The Feasibility Study was funded through a $300,000 Sustainable Communities Regional Planning (SCRP) grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City has partnered with the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission (CARPC) on the application and management of this grant. For copies of the Feasibility Study documents, please download the following PDF's:

Post-MSCC Feasibility Study Work
Following completion of the MSCC Feasibility Study, the City used remaining Sustainable Communities Regional Planning (SCRP) grant funds to partner with two developers to explore how an MSCC concept could be incorporated within the Capitol East District. Each of these developers prepared a report outlining their findings which can be found here:

800 South Block of East Washington Avenue Availability
The City owns a portion of the 800 South Block of East Washington Avenue and the City is interested in receiving proposals for projects in this property that would include a Madison Sustainability Commerce Center (MSCC). For more information about the availability of this property, please click here.