Zeier Road Shelter

Project Details

  • Location

    • 2002 Zeier Rd
      Madison, WI 53704
  • Project Type

  • Status

  • Estimated Schedule

  • Alder District

    District 17

43.125799, -89.301193

Project Information

Latest Update

October 02, 2023
Roof replacement is in process and will be complete in 1-2 weeks. Gary Brown Roofing and Illingsworth-Kilgust are doing the work. Total cost is $330k.

Project Overview

This project is the design and construction of an emergency shelter for men experiencing homelessness. There site will include parking for vehicles and bikes, and space for bus drop off and pick up. The building will include spaces for a welcome and check-in process, social and eating activities, hygiene (i.e. restrooms and showers), and rooms for quarantine, isolation, and recovery. There will also be support spaces for offices for the third party operator, small meeting rooms, and storage for staff and guests.

Sept. 16, 2022 Update: The design work for the project is substantially complete and the project is under construction. Current plan is to complete construction in early October and start operation of the facility in middle October 2022.

May 04, 2023 Update: Two RFBs related to the Zeier Rd. Shelter were issued on 5/3/23. RFB 12042 is for the replacement of the roof system and RFB 12043 is for the mechanical scope associated with the roof replacement. The roof is ~30,000 SF. This work is planned for Spring - Summer 2023. To be complete by 9/29/23.

Please visit the project's FLICKR page for current building photos and construction progress.

Project Schedule

City User Agency: Community Development Division (CDD)

Design and Planning: Spring 2022
Construction: Summer 2022
Expected Completion Date: October 2022

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

March 31, 2022 Neighborhood Virtual Meeting Recording
March 31, 2022 Neighborhood Virtual Meeting PowerPoint Presentation

City Process Meetings

April 19, 2022 Common Council File #70988
Directing City Engineering staff to proceed with renovations to the structure located at 2002 Zeier Road necessary to convert it to temporary use as a shelter for single men experiencing homelessness, and amending the City’s 2022 Adopted Capital Budget to authorize an additional $500,000 of general obligation borrowing to complete that work.

Oct 05, 2021 Common Council File #67422
Authorizing the City’s execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and BIP Enterprises, LLC, or their successors and assigns, for the purchase of the property located at 2002 Zeier Road (the “Property”) in the City of Madison for use as a temporary men’s homeless shelter and as a long-term site for redevelopment

May 05, 2021 Common Council File #63920
SUBSTITUTE - Amending the 2021 Adopted Capital Budget for the Community Development Division’s Men’s Homeless Shelter capital project to accept and appropriate $3 million from Dane County and Authorizing the City’s execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and BIP Enterprises, LLC, or their successors and assigns, for the purchase of the property located at 2002 Zeier Road in the City of Madison for homeless shelter purposes.

In the News

June 28, 2023 Channel 3000
33 development projects coming to Madison's skyline 

Dec. 22, 2022 Wisconsin State Journal
At winter's onset, homeless men use Madison's shelter in record numbers

Dec. 19, 2022 Channel3000.com
As cold claims more lives last winter, east Madison men’s shelter hopes to keep more people inside this year

Oct. 26, 2022 Channel3000.com 
Hundreds make use of Madison’s temporary men’s shelter

Oct. 14, 2022 Wisconsin State Journal
Photos: Temporary men's homeless shelter prepares to open

Oct. 14, 2022 Fox47.com
Furniture moves into new homeless shelter on Madison's east side

Oct. 13, 2022 WORT-FM89.9
New Temporary Men’s Homeless Shelter Opens On Zeier Road

Oct. 13, 2022 Channel3000.com
New homeless shelter opens on Madison’s east side

Oct. 12, 2022 WKOW.com
New Men's Shelter Set to Open in Madison

Oct. 12, 2022 Channel3000.com
High demand for new temporary men’s shelter set to open on Madison’s East Side

Oct. 12, 2022 NBC15.com
Temporary men’s homeless shelter set to open on Madison’s East Side 

Oct. 12, 2022 Wisconsin State Journal
Temporary homeless men's shelter set to open near East Towne

Oct. 06, 2022 Isthmus
Permanent Madison men’s homeless shelter is on track

June 07, 2022 Wisconsin State Journal
Mayor stays committed to new homeless men's shelter with cost now seen at $21 million

Apr. 15, 2022 Madison.com
Cost to renovate building for temporary homeless men's shelter doubles to $1.1 million

Apr. 15, 2022 The Daily Cardinal
Madison’s search for a homeless shelter, explained

Mar. 09, 2022 Madison.com
Madison, Dane County pick permanent homeless men's shelter site on Far East Side

Oct. 08, 2021 Madison.com
Homeless shelter's would-be neighbor files lawsuit to block sale of building to city

Oct. 08, 2021 NBC15.com
Madison business sues to block sale of proposed homeless shelter site

Sept. 27, 2021 NBC15.com
Finance Committee passes resolutions to move forward with two east side homeless shelter locations

Sept. 17, 2021 WKOW.com
Madison working to help homeless


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