The Derby Apartments

70 Affordable Apartments Coming to Madison

The Derby Apartments will provide 70 affordable apartments and 1,100 square feet of ground-floor office space.

70 Affordable Apartments Coming to Madison

McShane Construction Company was selected by Lincoln Avenue Capital to provide design-assist construction services for The Derby Apartments in Madison, Wisconsin. The affordable housing development will integrate 70 apartments and 1,100 square feet of ground-floor office space for a local community group.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Lincoln Avenue Capital to strengthen the Madison community through affordable housing,” commented Alison Gorham, Director of Wisconsin Market at McShane. “With extensive experience building affordable housing communities across the country, we look forward to bringing Lincoln Avenue Capital’s vision to life and delivering high-quality homes that are financially accessible.”

With partial funding for the project provided by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), 14 of the units will meet WHEDA accessibility requirements, four of which will have roll-in showers for wheelchair access.

The units will boast stainless steel kitchen appliances, shaker-style cabinets, cultured marble bathroom vanity tops, and in-unit washers and dryers. Each apartment will feature luxury vinyl plank flooring in the living areas and carpeted bedrooms. First-floor units will offer private patios and units on floors two through four will have private balconies. The building will integrate 2,600 square feet of amenity space including a common area with a full kitchen and a fitness room.

The first-floor office suite will incorporate three private offices, a conference room, a classroom, and a reception and work area.

Designed by Knothe & Bruce Architects, the building will feature four stories of wood frame construction atop an underground precast parking garage with 61 parking spaces. The exterior façade will combine composite lap and panel siding with brick veneer.

The project was designed to meet Enterprise Green Communities standards and will integrate Energy Star rated appliances and a full solar array system on the roof to power the common areas.

As a design-assist project, McShane collaborated with the client and architect throughout the design and pre-construction phases. Benefits of this delivery method include a reduction in schedule overruns, improved constructability, and added value to the project.

Partial funding for the project is being provided by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA).

Completion of The Derby Apartments is scheduled for September 2024.