In the News
July 19, 2023 Isthmus
Inflation, supply chain issues may force design tweaks for Madison’s permanent men’s shelter
Oct. 14, 2022: The City of Madison is collaborating with Dane County to plan for and design a purpose-built shelter facility that will serve primarily men in our community who experience homelessness. The facility, to be built at 1902 Bartillon Drive, will be Madison’s first purpose-built shelter. We are gathering feedback to ensure that it best meets the needs of those who will use it and the community more broadly. We know how important it is to engage folks with lived experience, service providers, and the neighborhood on shelter design and supportive service needs. The City will use this feedback to help inform decisions. In particular, this survey (closed Nov. 4, 2022) is designed to collect input from three specific groups:
- Persons who have experienced homelessness and who are currently using overnight shelter services, have used shelter services in the past, or have chosen not to use shelter services.
- Service providers and other community stakeholders who have, or do work with, unhoused populations and want to share their perspectives regarding the service needs they see in the community.
- People who live, own, or operate businesses in or near the area where the shelter is planned to be built.
The survey was structured so that the questions it asks are different depending on which of the three groups you identify with. However, if you identify with more than one group (e.g. a service provider with lived experience) please consider taking the survey more than once so we can gather your feedback on all relevant questions.
January 13, 2023 Update
Dimension IV was selected as the architect for this project in mid-2022. Porchlight was selected as the shelter operator in late-2022 and is actively involved with the project’s design. The Project is currently in Pre Design until early March 2023. The team has completed a significant outreach effort and published a Trauma Informed Design Report. The team is currently working on finalizing the program and stacking/blocking diagrams. The program is being coordinated with the operating budget to ensure that the design is affordable and sustainable. We anticipate a public meeting about the project to occur in April 2023. Site and building imagery will be posted here ahead of the public meeting.
July 07, 2023 Update
We recently completed the Schematic Design Phase for this project and are starting Design Development in July. A sample of the floor plan and site plan can be viewed HERE. The project is still tracking to be advertising for bids in early 2024 with construction starting soon thereafter and complete by mid 2025. Additional Bartillon FAQ's can be found HERE.
City User Agency: Community Development Division (CDD)
RFP for Architectural Design Services Advertisement: April 20, 2022
RFP for Architectural Design Services Due Date: May 19, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.
RFP documents can be found on Vendor Net and DemandStar
Planning and Design: 2022-2023
- Pre Design: Q1 2023
- Schematic Design: Q2 2023
- Design Development: Q3 2023
- Construction Documents: Q4 2023
1st Advertisement of Bid: Q1 2024
Bid Due Date: TBD
Construction Start Date: TBD
Expected Completion Date: Q2 2025
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 29, 2023 Northeast Area Plan Open House
City Process Meetings
April 25, 2023 Common Council Legistar #77248
Authorizing the City’s execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and McDonald’s USA, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company or their successors and assigns, for the purchase of the property located at 3709 Kinsman Blvd in the City of Madison to provide the City with both short and long-term options for uses that are compatible with the planned construction at the adjacent property of a facility to provide shelter services for men experiencing homelessness
Approving the selection of Porchlight, Inc. as the operator of a new facility, to be constructed by the City, to provide emergency shelter and supportive services primarily to male-identifying persons in Madison and Dane County that experience homelessness, and to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into any agreements and contracts with Porchlight, Inc. necessary to fulfill that purpose.
Approving the selection of Dimension IV - Madison, LLC to provide architectural and engineering design services, and construction administrative services, to the City of Madison associated with the development of a homeless shelter facility at 1902 Bartillon Drive (12th AD), and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a contract with Dimension IV - Madison, LLC to perform those services.
Approving the selection of the property located at 1902 Bartillon Drive as the site for a permanent shelter facility serving men experiencing homelessness, authorizing the City’s Engineering Division to undertake a competitive process to select an entity to provide architectural and engineering design services, subject to Common Council approval, and authorizing the City’s Community Development Division to undertake a similar effort to select an operator for the facility, again, subject to Council approval.
Oct. 05, 2021 File #67405
Authorizing the City’s execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and Danlilly, LLC, or their successors and assigns, for the purchase of the property located at 1902 Bartillon Drive in the City of Madison to provide the City with both short-term and long-term options to address homelessness.
In the News
June 29, 2023 Wisconsin State Journal
Preliminary design emerges for $21 million homeless men's shelter on Far East Side
August 30, 2022 The Cap Times
Madison, Dane County add $9 million to men’s homeless shelter from 2023 budgets
June 07, 2022 Wisconsin State Journal
Mayor stays committed to new homeless men's shelter with cost now seen at $21 million
April 21, 2022 City of Madison Mayor's Office Blog
Unanimous Approval of Site for Men’s Homeless Shelter
March 22, 2022 Madison.com
Rep. Mark Pocan announces $2 million for permanent homeless men's shelter on Madison