Dozens of commercial and residential infill developments are itemized in this report about the ongoing construction boom on Madison's isthmus. But these private-sector developments are dwarfed by what is taking place on the UW-Madison campus, where two dozen significant projects have been completed since February 2005, are now under construction or have been proposed for the next five years.
Though fewer in number than the noted private-sector projects, these UW developments are larger in scale: In total, they represent almost $1.5 billion (with a b) in value -- about three times the total invested in private-sector developments for the same period.
Forthwith, an itemized list of significant UW-Madison projects completed since February 2005, now under construction and proposed.
Completed Since February 2005
Arts Warehouse renovation, 630 W. Mifflin: $9.245 million, 47,000 sq. ft. conversion of warehouse space to create studio and instructional space for relocation of art programs from 700 & 1300 blocks of University Ave. Completed Dec. 2008.
Dayton Street Residence Hall. Accommodations for 600 first- & second-year students and 15 house fellows. 188,240 sq. ft. $35.9 million. Completed June 2007.
Grainger Hall addition: 155,000 sq. ft. for School of Business MBA programs. $40.5 million. Completed July 2008.
Lot 76 Parking Ramp: 1,285-stall, 380,226 sq. ft. ramp on site of surface lot near Nielsen Tennis Stadium. $18 million. Completed Aug. 2005.
Mechanical Engineering addition. Demolition of most of the 1920 high-bay "sawtooth" area, replaced by 54,000 sq. ft. addition, with renovation of 126,000 sq. ft. Mechanical Engineering building. $50.14 million. Completed July 2007.
Microbial Sciences Building: 328,850 sq. ft. cross-college facility on former site of E.B. Fred Hall at Babcock & Linden drives, housing labs for 47 research groups, 11 instructional labs, 3 classrooms, support facilities, animal quarters, 150 parking stalls. $120.9 million. Completed Aug. 2007.
Park Street Development: 6-story, 425-bed, 158,697 sq. ft. residence hall and adjacent 7-story, 168,500 sq. ft. office building with campus visitors' center and 335 parking stalls. $83.4 million. Completed July 2006.
Veterinary Science Diagnostic Lab: 3-story, 80,000 sq. ft. on Parking Lot 4 next to School of Veterinary Medicine. $25 million. Completed Nov. 2006.
Biochemistry Phase II, Henry Mall (southwest end): 231,000 sq. ft. cross-college Biochemistry II Building. $117 million. Projected completion Sept. 2011.
Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall: 71,000 sq. ft. renovation; demolition of 1950 addition; construction of new 37,000 sq. ft. addition; reconstruction of rear north faade. $33.4 million. Projected completion Aug. 2010.
Union South Redevelopment: Demolition of existing facility and two other structures to make way for new 200,000 sq. ft. South Campus Union. $139.7 million. Projected completion Feb. 2011.
UW School of Medicine & Public Health Faculty Office Building. Seven stories, 130,000 sq. ft. with second-story bridge connection to UW Hospital. $41.82 million. Projected completion Dec. 2009.
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 1300 block University Avenue: $200 million, 328,000 sq. ft. facility housing a convergence of biology, bioinformatics, computer science, engineering, nanotech & other fields in a setting intended to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaborations. Projected completion Nov. 2010.
Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (Health Star construction program, Phase III): 491,025 sq. ft. research center. $182 million. Projected completion Oct. 2010.
Athletics Performance Center: 146,000 sq. ft. facility for sports medicine, strength & conditioning, academic services, plus McClain Center remodeling, one floor of shelled space for Engineering School, completion of Performance Center Plaza. $66.4 million. Projected construction 2011-14.
Chazen Museum of Art: 80,000 sq. ft. addition will double the existing museum's gallery, storage and multi-use space. $47.2 million. Projected construction 2009-11.
Gordon Commons renovation: New 94,000 sq. ft. building at former Ogg Hall site; demolition of existing Gordon Commons; 200-stall parking garage on lower level of existing Gordon Commons with plaza above; addition of new 10,000 sq. ft. office building for McBurney Center; completion of East Campus Mall from Dayton to Johnson streets. $41.3 million. Projected construction 2011-13.
Kohl Center Hockey Practice Facility: New 4-level, 78,275 sq. ft. structure and renovation of 8,000 sq. ft. in the Kohl Center to serve women's & men's hockey programs. $25 million. Projected construction 2010-12.
Lakeshore Recreation Facility, 2000 Observatory Dr. Partial Natatorium demolition; renovation of remaining 92,100 sq. ft. and construction of 148,200 sq. ft. addition. Resulting facility will house gym, cardio/weight training, racquetball courts, jogging track, group-fitness space, locker rooms, member service & office space. $57 million. Projected construction 2012-14.
Lakeshore Residence Halls: Two new dorm halls with 500+ beds, new food-service facility, new program & student service spaces. 172,000 sq. ft. residence space, 39,200 sq. ft. food service. $47.64 million. Construction dates to be determined.
Music Performance Facility. State-of-the-art 51,783 sq. ft. cornerstone of the east-campus arts & humanities district. $43.9 million. Construction dates TBD.
School of Human Ecology: Renovation of existing school building, bringing all school functions into one facility; expanding public, private & general office spaces, teaching & research facilities and storage. $48 million. Projected construction June 2009-Feb. 2013.
School of Nursing: 150,000 sq. ft. of new classrooms, instructional & research labs, faculty & staff offices and support-services space. $45 million. Construction dates TBD.
Walnut Street Greenhouse Phase II: Completion of the updating and renovation project, with five new wings replacing original metal-framed ranges. $9 million. Construction dates TBD.