Last Updated: 01/09/2023

Latest Update

January 09, 2023
The State Street Campus Garage Mixed Use Project is near the end of the Conceptual Design and Entitlements phase. The property redevelopment was approved through Common Council on 1/3/23 and will be presented for final Urban Design Commission approval this spring. The City has entered a Development Agreement with Mortenson Development, Inc., approved by Common Council on 12/6/22. The City is recommending an extension of Eppstein Uhen Architectss conceptual design and entitlements phase contract to continue through the duration of the design and construction. This contract is expected to be introduced to Common Council in January 2023. Upon approval of the final design team, the project will begin the Schematic Design Phase. The design is expected to be complete by the end of 2023.
See updates below under Public Involvement for City Process and Public Information Meetings.

Project Overview

The State Street Campus Garage at 415 N. Lake Street was constructed in 1964 and the original structure is approaching the end of its useful life and has become financially challenging for the City to continue to invest in its ongoing maintenance. The City of Madison is pursuing a new development opportunity that will be a mixed-use project containing an intercity bus terminal, public parking structure, ground floor retail, and student housing.  
For additional information, please visit State Street Campus Garage Mixed-Use Project page on City of Madison DPCED Economic Development site for the project RFP and responses.  
More information regarding past and future public informational meetings can be found on Parking Utility's State Street Campus Garage Mixed Use Project

Project Schedule

City User Agency: City of Madison Economic Development Division
Planning and Design: 2022-2023
Construction Bid Doc Preparation: 2023-2025
1st Advertisement of Bid: TBD
Bid Due Date: TBD
Construction Start Date: TBD
Expected Completion Date: End of 2026

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:

Public Information Meetings

Sept. 14, 2022 Power Point Presentation

City Process Meetings

Jan. 03, 2023 File #74426
Creating Section 28.022-00596 of the Madison General Ordinances to rezone property located at 415 North Lake Street, 2nd Alder District, from UMX (Urban Mixed Use) District to PD (GDP) Planned Development (General Development Plan) and creating Section 28.022-00597 to approve a Specific Implementation Plan

Dec. 12, 2022 File #74055
415 N Lake Street; 2nd Ald. Dist.: Consideration of a conditional use pursuant to MGO Section 28.134(3) for projections into the Capitol View Preservation Limit to allow construction of a sixteen-story mixed-use building containing an inter-city bus terminal, approximately 500-stall parking garage, and 250 dwelling units

Dec. 12, 2022 File #74054
415 N Lake Street; 2nd Ald. Dist.: Consideration of a demolition permit to demolish a parking structure

Dec. 06, 2022 File #74679
Substitute Authorizing the Execution of a Development Agreement with Mortenson Development, Inc., and its assigns for the Redevelopment of the State Street Campus Parking Facility

Aug. 22, 2022 File #73342
415 N Lake Street - Planned Development (PD) and Public Building for the New Lake Street Public Parking Ramp and Mixed-Use Building

Jul. 19, 2022 File #72245
Authorizing the expenditure of up to $364,000 for conceptual architectural and engineering design services for the State Street Campus Garage redevelopment project at 415 N. Lake Street, including authorizing a non-competitive service contract with Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA), a non-competitive service contract with Mortenson Development, and other related expenditures.

Apr. 20, 2021 File #64254 
SUBSTITUTE - Approving the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of 415 N. Lake St., the State Street Campus Garage, (the “Property”) and establishing a process for the review of responses to the RFP and selection of a development team for the Property

In the News

Dec, 13, 2022 Wisconsin State Journal
Parking, buses and housing: $140 million State Street mega-development moves forward

Dec, 06, 2022 Channel3000.com
City considering 13-story apartment building with public parking garage to replace State Street Campus ramp

Dec. 01, 2022 The Daily Cardinal
Lake Street parking garage redevelopment proposal opposed, offered revisions

June 28, 2022 Wisconsin State Journal
Madison may again use TIF to boost State Street, Downtown

April 07, 2022 The Badger Herald

City to replace State Street Campus Garage with new development project

March 19, 2022 Wisconsin State Journal

Madison staff recommends developer for massive public, private project Downtown

July 20, 2021 NBC15.com
City of Madison to redevelop State Street Campus Garage, add bus terminal and housing