New apartment complex approved over resident objections

Residents: Park St apartment would be dangerous for community

Objections from area residents wasn’t enough for the Madison City Council to stop a proposed apartment complex from coming to the city’s near south side.

The council approved a new 173-unit building near the intersection of Park Street and Fish Hatchery Road early Wednesday morning.

Some residents in the area, known as the Bay Creek neighborhood, say the increased traffic and parking associated with a big apartment complex could pose problems.

But some business owners in the area support the project. And Alder Sara Eskrich, who represents the area, said the proposed five-story building fits the neighborhood well, and complaints by the community are being heeded.

Construction is expected to start this fall.