About the project


JLA Architects | Madison Milwaukee Architecture Firm

Yahara Commons is a partnership between Galway Companies, McGann Construction, and JLA Architects. The team submitted a proposal and master plan for the site and were selected by the City of Monona. “The Current” was completed in June 2019 and brought 96 market rate apartments, office space, retail, and food and beverage providers. Anchor tenant, Buck & Honey’s, is a two-level restaurant with event space that opens onto the new public park. JLA will be moving its Madison office to The Current in the fall of 2019 as well.

Adjacent to the park is the City of Monona’s “Below Deck” concessions stand that will also provide  public restrooms and skate rental.  The city intends to have an ice rink in the winter months, kayak rentals and water access, as well as a stage for events.  JLA is currently working on the final phase of the redevelopment;  a 140–160 unit apartment building. It will complete the frontage to Bridge Road and have a large green roof on axis with the public park extending the feel of the urban greenspace.

About the Project


800 W. Broadway
Monona, Wis.


96 apartment units

30,000 s.f. retail including: Madison-based upscale-casual restaurant (to be announced), a coffee shop, and the Tasting Room of Monona.

JLA assisted with the tenant build-outs for: Buck & Honey's restaurant, Lee & Associates, Belle & Beau, and The Tasting Room


June 2019