Gorman & Co. is moving forward on the residential piece of the Union Corners project, proposing a pair of four-story mixed-use apartment buildings for the middle of the 14-acre site on the east side.
Preliminary plans call for the new buildings to face reconfigured Winnebago Street. The ground floors would include a mix of retail spaces, resident common spaces and “live‐work” units.
Levels two through four in each building would provide a mix of apartment sizes from one to three bedrooms.
Resident parking would be provided underneath both buildings. Off-street parking for retail tenants and visitors would also be provided.
The apartments would be income restricted and funded in part with federal Section 42 affordable housing tax credits.
No other details have been provided by the developer, who is scheduled to offer an informational presentation on the mixed-used buildings to the city Urban Design Commission at its meeting Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in Room LL-100 of the Madison Municipal Building.
Last week Gorman received final city OK for a 60,000 square foot medical clinic at the corner of East Wash and 6th Street. That clinic from UW Health would be the first building to go up at the site, which has been eyed for redevelopment for years.
The developers were hoping to break ground on the clinic this year but may be pushing that timetable back. There is no timetable on the residential portion of the project.
A separate group is pursuing a cohousing project for the eastern triangle portion of the site.