Madison architect to file for homeless shelter demolition, build new facility

MADISON (WKOW) — A Madison-based architecture firm is preparing to file a demolition permit for a Madison homeless shelter, with the intention of building a new structure better suited to the purpose.

Marc Ott, a project manager with JLA Architects is the applicant for a demolition permit on the Dane County Salvation Army building at 630 East Washington Ave, a notification from the city’s Planning Division said.

“The building is poor physical condition and does not meet the current homeless shelter needs,” Ott wrote in comments on the application.

They are proposing to raze the building and build a new shelter on the same location, according to the application.

The demolition permit process comes after the Salvation Army gathered public feedback on the proposed new facility.

The Planning Divison said Ott intended to officially file for the permit Aug. 14. The Plan Commission will then take up the issue.

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