The Alexander Company, a Madison-based developer specializing in urban preservation, will co-host a guided tour Thursday of Block 89 and the company’s Capitol West development as part of the Congress of New Urbanism’s annual conference in Madison.
The conference, attended by urban planners focused on sustainable, compact development rather than suburban sprawl, runs through Saturday.
The tour will be 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, and includes a lunch at Francesca’s. Alexander Company will present the Capitol West project and Urban Land Interests, the developer of Block 89, will present that project. For complete tour details, contact company spokesman Eric Nelson at
Capitol West, in the 300 block of West Washington Avenue, is a mixed-used development in Downtown Madison, with incorporated uses including condominiums, a clinic and hotel, and retail/restaurant space. Some living units are subsidized for lower-income owners.
The design was done to create a “true, urban neighborhood,” Nelson said, with pedestrian and bicycle traffic drawn through, rather than around, the development, and with landscaped courtyards and homes with direct entrances onto pathways.