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” will be completed in Spring 2019 and will bring 96 market-rate apartments, office space, retail, and food and beverage providers including a large two level restaurant with event space that opens onto the new public park. A City of Monona park building for concessions, public restrooms, and skate rental will also be park side at The Current.
The new public park will be carefully landscaped and offer a unique connection to the Yahara River. The city intends to have an ice rink in the winter months, kayak rentals and water access, as well as a stage for events. Also opening in 2019 will be the second phase, a new flag for the International Hotel Group, Avid Hotel. The third and final phase of the redevelopment will be a 140–160 unit apartment building with a likely senior services component. Phase three 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.