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Judge Doyle Garage
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Update: June 25, 2020
Judge Doyle Garage in the News
Construction & Street Closures Update: November 06, 2017
Utility work under East Wilson Street presently restricts traffic to one lane on East Wilson Street. In addition, the portion of South Pinckney Street between the Government East Parking Garage entrance and East Wilson Street is closed. The sidewalk along Government East to the Capitol Square remains open until further notice. This work is to install underground utilities associated with the Judge Doyle Square project. During this time, the Government East Parking Garage entrance/exit on South Pinckney Street will remain open via East Doty Street. Both lanes of East Wilson Street are expected to reopen about November 8th.
On Monday, October 30th, the entire 200 block of South Pinckney Street will close until the completion of the Judge Doyle Square project in 2021. Drivers parking at the Government East Parking Garage will need to use the East Wilson Street entrance/exit. A walkway along South Pinckney will remain open at all times.
The existing Government East Parking Garage will remain open until the new Judge Doyle public parking ramp is approved for occupancy. However, access to the existing Government East parking garage will be available only at the East Wilson Street entrance. Following receipt of the necessary documentation that the new Judge Doyle public parking ramp is approved for occupancy, then the demolition of the existing Government East parking garage will start. The demolition is tentatively scheduled for the first quarter of 2019.
The full closure of the 200 block of South Pinckney Street is needed in order to build the new parking garage, which will extend under the street.
This map of the street closure can also be found at this link.
New Parking Ramp
Bordered by Doty St., Pinckney St., Wilson St and the Madison Municipal Building
City User Agency: Parking Utilities
1st Advertisement of Bids: June 23, 2017 available on Bid Express
Bid Due Date: August 04, 2017
Construction Start Date: October 30, 2017
Pre-Bid Contractors Meeting: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 8:30 -10:30 AM (Please meet in the City-County Building (CCB) at 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Conference room 118).
SBE Pre-Bid Meeting: July 21, 2017 1:00 pm at 1600 Emil St., Madison, WI
"All information regarding dates/times/locations are informational and should be verified with official bidding documents posted on Bid Express."
See the City of Madison's Judge Doyle Square webpage.
Judge Doyle Garage in the News
June 02, 2018 Wisconsin State Journal
Changes proposed to Judge Doyle Square project; others possible later in year
May 16, 2018 Wisconsin State Journal
Madison City Council approves additional $11 million for Judge Doyle Square development
May 2, 2018 Wisconsin State Journal
Judge Doyle Square project snag prompts city to weigh $11 million additional investment
October 31, 2017 The Cap Times
First phase of Judge Doyle Square redevelopment in downtown Madison underway
October 17, 2017 Wisconsin State Journal
Block of Pinckney Street to close until 2019 for Doyle garage construction
August 5, 2017 Wisconsin State Journal
Proposals for Judge Doyle Square's first phase come in under budget
First Quarter 2020 Report to the Mayor's Public Works Improvement Committee
Fourth Quarter 2019 Report to the Mayor's Public Works Improvement Committee
November 14, 2019 Addendum to Q3 2019 Report
Addendum to Third Quarter Report to the Mayor and Members of the Madison Common Council
Third Quarter 2019 Report to the Mayor's Public Works Improvement Committee
Second Quarter 2019 Report to the Mayor's Public Works Improvement Committee
First Quarter 2019 Report to the Mayor's Public Works Improvement Committee
As of the end of the fourth quarter of 2018, the Judge Doyle Garage construction continues to make considerable progress, reaching the 60% completion milestone, remaining on schedule to be completed with the certificate of occupancy issued by the end of August 2019. To coordinate the completion of the municipal garage, as well as the new Podium element above, construction activities have been grouped in the existing contract and the new Podium contract to achieve the most efficient combined project. The Podium portion of this project is currently out for bid and can be found at this link.
October 12, 2018 Q3 2018 Report
Judge Doyle Garage construction continues to make considerable progress, reaching the 45% completion milestone. As of Sept. 30th, the contractor continued pouring structural decks, columns and walls of the parking decks. We target the issuance of the certificate of occupancy for the municipal garage for August 2019, following the completion of the Podium structure above the municipal garage. Structural deck construction will continue throughout the fourth quarter on the municipal garage, with construction anticipated to be at grade by the first of the year.
E. Wilson St has now been restored to two lane traffic. S. Pinckney St will remained closed for the duration of the project. Drivers parking at the Government East Parking Garage will need to use the East Wilson Street entrance/exit. The Level U4 underground plumbing, subgrade preparation, and waterproofing are continuing and the concrete slab on grade has started. The Level U3 structural deck framing has started. The occupancy of the new parking ramp is targeted for August 2019.
April 09, 2018 Q1 2018 Engineering update:
Excavation of the site has reached the bottom at approximately 60 feet deep and concrete forming is currently in progress. Doty St. is scheduled to be closed from April 18-22 for the tower crane setup. Doty St. will remain open with two way access, from Martin Luther King Jr Blvd to the entrance of the Block 89 Ramp.
October 31, 2017 Ground Breaking Ceremony
The 10:00 a.m. groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Block 88 at the site of the project behind the Madison Municipal Building.
May 2, 2017 File #39493
Approving a Certified Survey Map of properties owned by the City of Madison and City of Madison Parking Utility located at 215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and 215 S. Pinckney Street
April 24, 2017 File #46293 & File #46287
Consideration of a conditional use for projections into the Capitol View Preservation Limit as part of the proposed "Judge Doyle" mixed-use Planned Development & consideration of a demolition permit to allow a parking garage to be demolished as part of the proposed "Judge Doyle" mixed-use Planned Development on land generally addressed as 215 S. Pinckney Street
March 21, 2017 File #46425
Amending the 2017 Capital Budget to Increase by $6 million the Funding Authorization for the Judge Doyle Public Parking Garage Project on Block 88.
November 1, 2016 File #44813
Approving the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit an operator for the Bicycle Center in the public parking facility on Block 88 as a component of the Judge Doyle project
October 19, 2016 File #44767
Transit and Parking Commission: Judge Doyle Project Third Quarter Report
September 20, 2016 File #44295
Contract with AVA Civic Enterprises, Inc. for Project Director Services for the Judge Doyle Project and as Sole Source to act as City Agent for the Development of Judge Doyle project.
September 6, 2016 File #43787
Enter into a contract for architectural and engineering design services for the public development portion of the Judge Doyle Square (JDS) project with the Lothan Van Hook DeStefano Architecture LLC (LVDA) Team
July 19, 2016 File #43617
Extend a Contract with AVA Civic Enterprises, Inc. for Project Director Services for the Judge Doyle Square Project
July 5, 2016 File #43477
Execute the Development Agreement with Beitler Real Estate Services LLC for the Judge Doyle Square Project
April 19, 2016 File #42435
Approving the Selection of a Judge Doyle Square Development Team With Which to Commence Negotiations and Directing Further Actions
March 21, 2016 File #42184
Discussion of the Judge Doyle Square Proposals
March 3, 2016 File #42033
Judge Doyle Square project presentations by Beitler Real Estate Services and Vermillion Enterprises, LLC
February 15, 2016 File #41773
Judge Doyle Square Report of the Negotiation Team