The American Family Business Park on Madison’s far east side is a growing hub for young professionals. 22 Slate addresses the need for housing in this underutilized area with seven buildings offering a total of 264 units ranging from studios to 3-bedrooms. The design concept for 22 Slate’s facades was to respect the local character of the area (being very near the Sun Prairie border) while adding modern design elements and colors to expand the modern character you might expect to see on revitalized Highway 51/East Washington corridor. The design promotes high quality aesthetics and craftsmanship that can be seen throughout the development.
The apartments promote community living and healthy lifestyles with their unique amenities including: dog run areas and dog washing stations, large green spaces including community gas grills and an outdoor fire pit, as well as a pool with tanning platform, 24-hour fitness center, and community club house. Several walking paths were also integrated throughout the project site encouraging connections to the adjacent public park. The masterplan for the site also promotes efficiency in design to maximize the amount of green space and storm water infiltration on site, not only decreasing the environmental impact this project has on the surrounding area but also providing several community green spaces to be utilized by the residents.
We believe this project has a positive influence on this area of Madison that extends beyond our project boundaries, not only by providing a need for living but by bringing diversity to the community residents, activating an underutilized public green space, and bringing a larger base for local businesses in the immediate area as well as Prairie Lakes Retail Center to serve.