We are constantly taking on new and diverse projects. Read below to learn more.
Monroe Street Reconstruction // Community Engagement (2016-present)
Purpose: The City of Madison hired Urban Assets to facilitate community outreach and engagement for this major street reconstruction along a public transit corridor that will impact local businesses, neighborhood residents, and commuters. From Spring 2016 - Fall 2017, Urban Assets will work with city staff, residents, community groups and elected officials to gather community priorities, goals and concerns regarding the construction process and final street design, while emphasizing education and community capacity-building to understand and weigh opportunities.
Key Services: Community Engagement, Project Management, Partnership Building, Healthy Community Strategies
Outcomes: Currently partway through the engagement process, Urban Assets is coordinating outreach activities with an "Engagement Resource Team" of local organizational representatives; conducting a community-wide survey; and preparing to facilitate meetings and workshops on multimodal infrastructure, green infrastructure, and the final allocation of space within the right-of-way.
Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison // Property Master Planning and Development (2014-present)
Purpose: Urban Assets was asked to help determine and implement best land use opportunities for approximately 47 acres of undeveloped property adjacent to Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison and the Yahara Hills Golf Course on Madison's southeast side.
Key Services: Project Concept Development, Urban Development Strategies, Project Management, Government Approvals, Stakeholder Engagement, Master Plan Development
Outcomes: A preliminary property assessment and conceptual master plan completed in 2015 propose a walkable destination entertainment district that includes a hotel, conference center, retail, casino, DeJope heritage center and regional sports complex.
Urban Assets is now working with the City of Madison and others to build partnerships that will help realize this vision, while managing the development of the final master plan, feasibility studies and entitlements for the first phase of development.
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services // New Facility (2010-2014)
Purpose: Urban Assets aimed to develop a new home for DAIS that would be able to meet the demand for services and improve organizational efficiency.
Key Services: Project Management, Government Approvals, Stakeholder Engagement
Outcomes: With the help of Urban Assets, DAIS moved into a new, state-of-the-art public facility at 2102 Fordem Avenue in 2014. Development of the new 35,175-square-foot facility involved renovating a portion of the existing building and creating a two-story addition. The new facility houses all of the organization's services, including education, programming, legal advocacy, and a 56-bed emergency domestic abuse shelter.
Urban Assets managed this project from concept through completion, including working with DAIS to establish a core project leadership structure; conducting stakeholder outreach; developing RFPs for design and construction; and coordination of project development.
American Family Insurance // American Center Futurescape Project (2014-2015)
Purpose: Urban Assets worked to help create a new land use and development framework that would enhance real estate values and vitality at The American Center (TAC), a 400+ acre business park on Madison's far east side, over the next twenty years.
Key Services: Project Management, Urban Development Strategies, Stakeholder Engagement, Project Concept Development, Conceptual Master Plan Coordination
Outcomes: In partnership with the project steering committee, Urban Assets completed a vision, mission, goals and recommendations for future development at TAC in 2015.
As business park development patterns change, this project will refresh the look and feel of TAC, and create a dynamic vision for future development designed to enhance the park's economic, social and environmental values over the long term.
J.T. Klein, Company // 8Twenty Park Affordable Housing Development (2015-2016)
Purpose: Urban Assets was hired to assist developer J.T. Klein Company with the entitlement process for a new affordable housing development near downtown Madison.
Key Services: Government Approvals, Stakeholder Engagement, Project Management
Outcomes: Urban Assets successfully guided 8Twenty Park through the City of Madison's approvals process to become the first affordable housing development planned for downtown Madison since 2012. The development will include 95 units of housing, 80% of which will be affordable. It will leverage existing transit and health care services in the immediate neighborhood, and allow residents to live within walking distance of a variety of recreation and grocery options along one of Madison's top corridors.