What’s going up around the 608?

The Downtown Development Tracker tracks development downtown.

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Downtown Madison Inc. makes note of all phases of construction downtown. | Photo via Downtown Madison Inc.

Not only does Madison have sandhill cranes this spring, but it also has a slew of construction cranes.

We recently highlighted several businesses, restaurants, and housing developments coming to the 608 this year.

Still hungry for more? Downtown Madison Inc. (DMI) makes it easier to keep up with construction projects via the Downtown Development Tracker.

The interactive map shows projects in various stages of development and details what sort of project types they are.

Where are we in the development process?

  • Proposed
  • In development
  • Under construction
  • Completed

What types of projects are we talking about?

  • Academic
  • Commercial
  • Cultural
  • Government
  • Hotel
  • Mixed Use
  • Parks and recreation
  • Residential
  • Restaurant
  • Retail


Click the proposed and parks and recreation buttons and the Lake Monona Waterfront project comes up.

Click the under construction and commercial buttons and the St. Vincent de Paul building addition comes up.

Click the in development and residential buttons and a Vermillion development comes up at 1617 Sherman Ave., making note of the construction of four buildings with 445 apartment units.

Currently, there are 91 projects on the map, all gathered by DMI. The organization only lists projects that are in the public eye, which traditionally start with a neighborhood meeting.

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