by Samantha Magnuson
Madison’s quaint historic downtown continues to blossom with new boutique shopping, services, and local eateries including the addition of dinner now being served at Main Street Café. The next phase of improvements elevates the city center, heralding trend and change. The Avenue Madison is under construction directly off Sullivan Street. The Avenue, a Charlie and Sasha Sealy project, will offer 190 upscale residential apartments in a mixed-use development combining luxury living, dining, and over 10,000 square feet of retail options.
“The Avenue is a cornerstone project for our focus on downtown revitalization, providing another economic driver for the area,” says Mayor Paul Finley. “Improved road connectivity from Sullivan Street to the City Stadium as well as our soon-to-be middle school, along with the improvements to Homeplace Park are additions that our community is extremely excited about.” The upgraded Homeplace Park includes plans for a performance stage, stadium seating, pavilion, upgraded landscaping, and walking paths. The project scope will link Kyser Road with Shorter Street, creating another east-west connection to the newly slated middle school development.
With construction well underway and Homeplace Park out to bid, residents can look forward to an entertainment district in the heart of the city. The development fuses Madison’s historic district with modern livability and amenities.
This article is published in the October 2019 issue of Initiatives magazine.