Last Updated: 10/02/2023

Project Update

October 02, 2023
Bid due date was on August 31, 2023. Two bids were received. Based on the bids received, both were above the estimate. The Community Development Authority of the City of Madison has decided that neither vendor will be awarded this RFB at this time. The project will be re-bid with two separate bid packages, one for the Parking Structure and re-aligned drive area, and the other bid package will be for the site improvements only for the central green space and central parking lot area.  Please see the updated Project Schedule below.

Project Overview

Design and construction, including site development, for Village on Park Improvements located at 2300 South Park Street. The first phase of work includes demolition of the north wing of the Villager Mall building and construction of a new surface parking lot that is planned to be constructed and completed in the summer of 2022. The second phase of site development includes the new Urban League Hub building and the proposed parking structure garage. The parking structure will have approximately 295 parking stalls above grade with approximately 6-levels. It will operate as a fully automated self-parking structure. The Parking Structure project is part of the second phase of an overall master plan for the ongoing development of the Village on Park campus. The Urban League Black Business Hub building will be designed and constructed by the Urban League of Greater Madison and is planned to begin construction in the spring of 2022 with construction completion and occupancy in the summer of 2023. The new parking structure garage will provide tenant parking for the Urban League Hub tenants and other Village on Park/Villager Mall tenants and visitors.  Watch the progress on our project Flickr page.  For additional information please see the City of Madison DPCED Planning South Madison Plan

Update from October 31, 2022:  
On June 8, 2022 the Madison Arts Commission (MAC) selected Michael Ford, also known as the “Hip Hop Architect”, to create the integrated public art component for a new parking structure planned for 2300 South Park Street. Michael Ford has since refined his designs and is seeking public input about his public art and design concepts by November 7 at noon. For more information about this public art component and a link to the survey, please click HERE.  The Madison Arts Commission approved the public art component at their meeting on December 13, 2022.

Update from January 11, 2023:
The project is currently in the construction document phase. Recent committee reviews include approval by the Urban Design Commission on December 14, 2022, and approval by the Plan Commission on January 9, 2023 as noted in the City Process Meetings section below.  Also take a look at the updated renderings of the proposed new parking structure further down on this page.

Project Schedule

City User Agency: Community Development Authority

Planning and Design: April 18, 2022 - April 2023
1st Advertisement of Bid: December 2023 RFB #TBD will be available only on VendorNet and Demand Star
Bid Talk (Virtual): TBD
Pre-Bid Project Tour: TBD
Bid Due Date: January 2024
Construction Start Date: February 2024

Parking Structure Construction Timeline: February 2024 to December 31, 2024
Site Improvements Construction Timeline: January 2025 to December 31, 2025
LEED Goals: Parksmart Certification

"All information regarding dates/times are informational and should be verified with official bidding documents."

Public Involvement

City Process Meetings

May 16, 2023 Common Council File #77483
May 03, 2023 Board of Public Works File #77483
Approving plans and specifications for public improvements necessary for the project known as 808 Hughes Place - Village on Park Parking Structure and Site Improvements and authorizing construction to be completed by permit, Private Development File No. 9323

Jan. 09, 2023 File #74543
Plan Commission: Conditional Use approval for a building exceeding five stories and 68 feet in height to allow construction of a six-story private parking garage at the Village on Park.Dec. 08, 2022 File #75018
Madison Arts Commission: Accepting the proposed public art concepts on the new Village on Park Parking Structure.

Sep. 07, 2021 File #66450
Accepting the parking study and final parking count determination for the Village on Park

Village on Park Master Site Plan:


Proposed Preliminary Parking Structure Renderings

VOP Jan 2023 NE
Village on Park Parking Structure NE Perspective Updated Jan. 2023
VOP Jan 2023 SE
Village on Park Parking Structure SE Perspective Jan. 2023



In the News

Oct. 27, 2022 City of Madison News
Seeking local input on Michael Ford’s public art and design concepts

Aug. 01, 2022 Wisconsin State Journal
Madison to invest $5 million more at Village on Park mall