Last Updated: 08/10/2017

Park Edge/Park Ridge Neighborhood Employment Center

The City purchased the former Griff’s Restaurant near Elver Park on McKenna Blvd. to be renovated for an adult and youth oriented employment services center. The City and the center’s operator, Urban League of Greater Madison (ULGM), have collaborated on four well-attended public meetings to collect information from neighborhood residents on desired training and programs to be offered and building design.  At just under 4,000 square feet, the building will feature a large, dividable meeting room with attached kitchen, computer lab, self-serve computer kiosks, staff area and restrooms.  The exterior siding and roofing materials will be replaced. ULGM is currently staffing a temporary location to get training and programs up and running in the neighborhood.


UPDATE: July 19, 2017

See the new rendering of the Park Edge/Park Ridge Center below!

1st Advertisement of Bid: August 11, 2017
Bid Due Date: September 8, 2017
Construction Start Date: November 1, 2017
Expected Completion Date: May 1, 2018


City User Agency: Community Development Division
Design and Planning: Currently in Design Development
1st Advertisement of Bid: August 11, 2017
Bid Due Date: September 8, 2017
Construction Start Date: November 1, 2017
Expected Completion Date: May 1, 2018


Preliminary Exterior Design of Park Edge/Park Ridge Employment Center: Updated July 19, 2017

(subject to change during the next phase of the design process)

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Existing Griff's Building

Current Griffs Building

Project History:

September 14, 2016 Public Meeting #1 Minutes