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Truax Redevelopment

CDA Staff worked with both the Long-Range Planning Subcommittee and the Truax ad hoc Master Planning Committee to develop a long-range planning concept for the Truax Park site. In 2007 the Truax site was chosen as a focal point for redevelopment planning. This site was chosen because of several advantages it has:
  1. The presence of vacant land.
  2. The strong East Madison Community Center which is building a million dollar addition.
  3. It's adjacent to the Madison Area Technical College.
  4. It is served by the long-standing Truax Neighborhood Association.

The master planning and site development study for the Truax Park Apartments builds upon the recommendations made by the Community Development Authority of the City of Madison (CDA) Long-Range Planning Sub-Committee to revitalize the Truax Park Apartments into a mixed-income community. The study area is bounded by Anderson Street to the north, Wright Street to the west, Straubel Street to the south, and wooded area to the east. In addition, the Madison Area Technical College (MATC) is adjacent to the site to the north and west. The site is comprised of 147 public housing units on CDA-owned land that is administered by CDA Housing Operations, and includes the East Madison Community Center.

Final Study: Truax Park Apts Master Planning & Site Development Study 2/2008

Truax Phase 1

The first phase of redevelopment at Truax included the renovation of 71 public housing apartments. The project was completed in 2011 and allowed for the addition of sustainable design and energy efficiency features, accessibility improvements, the addition of common space elevators, and unit modernization.
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1505 and 1507 Wright Street

Truax Phase 1

Truax Phase 1

1501 and 1503 Wright Street


3530 and 3534 Straubel Street

3522 and 3526 Straubel Street


Truax Phase 2

Replacement of public housing units with the new construction of 48 affordable units financed with Affordable Housing Tax Credits. The project was completed in 2015. 40 units provide subsidized housing for larger famiies. Porchlight, Inc. provides property management and case management services for 8 of the apartments, which were developed to provide housing for people that are homeless or are at high risk of beng homeless. 
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Truax Phase 2
Truax Phase 2
Truax Phase 2

3538 Straubel Street



Last Updated: 01/13/2023


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