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Retail entrance at the Factory District in Madison, WI

Factory District Apartments


The Factory District development pays homage to the historic (and industrial) elements of this area as well as the traditional masonry characteristic of Madison. Several high-quality, modern features and design elements were included such as a private interior courtyard as well as large covered balconies for each unit.

In order to have this project fit the area, it was necessary to draw inspiration from the surrounding traditional buildings while also promoting the high quality craftsmanship to further help develop the revitalization of East Washington. Part of this was also fostering a ‘pedestrian-friendly’ public space on East Washington. To do this, designers incorporated gathering spaces along the path of pedestrian travel and included design elements like modern benches, planters and overhead doors along this elevation for a greater connection to the streetscape. These features support and enrich the community spaces residents enjoy but also are inviting to the public as a whole.

Categories: Mixed-Use, Multifamily
Location: 1200 East Washington Avenue
Completion Date: Complete 2016
Number of units: 76
Interior amenities:
  • One level of plaza/podium parking
  • 4,000 s.f. of commercial/retail at street level
  • 24-hr fitness center
  • Bike storage
  • Bike repair room
Exterior amenities:
  • Interior common courtyard
  • Dog run

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