Last Updated: 10/10/2022

Latest Update

October 10, 2022:
The Olin Park Facility is nearing completion. The roof top solar array has been installed. The interior finishes are mostly installed. The electrical components are being completed and the Parks Division is preparing to move.
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Project Overview

This project is the design and construction of the Parks Division offices at the existing building located at 330 E Lakeside Street. The existing building will serve as the new location for Parks Division offices with potential to provide rentable spaces for community and private events. The building requires system upgrades, ADA and other health and safety compliance modifications, workspace updates, architectural upgrades, rental space improvements, and site improvements. A phased approach will be utilized to complete the work and only Phase 1 will be implemented under this contract.For more information about this project and for Public Information meetings on this project, please visit Park's Olin Park Facility Renovation project page.

Feb. 4, 2022: Construction crews have been busy with demolition of existing walls and ceilings, restrooms, ductwork, mechanical equipment. Interior demolition is now complete and rough-ins for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems have begun. Framing for new walls will start in mid-February.

March 29, 2022: Walls have been framed and drywall is finishing up. The new spaces are taking shape. Paint will begin this week. The new elevator shaft has been constructed to the ceiling on the inside. The elevator overrun will be constructed next week.

June 07, 2022: The site and parking lot improvements are being completed. The interior is being painted and finishes are being installed. The space is taking shape.
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Project Schedule

City User Agency: Parks

Project Status: CONSTRUCTION!

Architect/Engineer consultant RFP is due August 25, 2020
Design and Planning:  October 2020 thru June 2021
1st Advertisement of Bid: July 16, 2021 available only on BID EXPRESS
Pre-Bid Meetings:
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. at the project site, 330 E. Lakeside St., Madison
Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. at the project site, 330 E. Lakeside St., Madison
Bid Due Date: Sept. 09, 2021
Construction Start Date: Approximately Nov. 1, 2021
Expected Completion Date: July 1, 2022

LEED Goals: LEED Silver v4.1 minimum"All information regarding dates/times/locations are informational and should be verified with official bidding documents posted on Bid Express."

Public Involvement

There are a number of points of contact during this project where the public is encouraged to give feedback as part of public information meetings and public hearings. Dates, times and locations are indicated below:

City Process Meetings

October 12, 2021 File #67447
Awarding Public Works Contract No. 9050, Olin Park Facility Improvements and Amending the 2021 Adopted Capital Budgets of the Parks Division and Engineering-Facilities Management

July 12, 2021 File #65900
Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for the Olin Park Facility Improvement Project

Dec. 9, 2020 File #63227

Olin Park Facility Renovation - Former Wisconsin Medical Society Building Update: Olin Park Facility Renovation Presentation

Oct. 13, 2020 File #62030

Enter into a contract for Purchase of Services (Architect) InSite Consulting Architects to provide professional architectural and engineering consultant design services and construction administrative services

July 27, 2020 File #61377

Issuance of Request for Proposals for professional architectural and engineering consultant design services and construction administration services for the existing building in Olin Park

In the News

Existing Olin Building

View from the Southwest (looking from the parking lot):

View from the Northwest looking at the entry:


View from the Northeast looking of the back of the building: