City of Madison

Capitol East District Parking Structure

Exterior dusk view of parking ramp and storefronts.
Exterior view of parking ramp walkability and artistic design.
Exterior view to storefronts and bike wracks.
Interior view of pedestrian circulation, elevators, and stairs.
Overall exterior view of parking ramp exit.

City of Madison

Capitol East District Parking Structure

Madison, Wis.

Creating a value-add for East Washington neighbors that goes beyond additional parking options and utilitarian purpose, BWBR worked with the City of Madison to design the first Parksmart certified structure in the region.

Similar to LEED certifications for buildings that denote energy, environmental, and air quality performance, Parksmart provides certifications to parking structures that enhance a community through efficient traffic flows, enhanced wayfinding, placemaking, longevity of the structure, lighting, stormwater management, and alternative transportation accommodation. The combined aspects of the structure help reduce emissions while also providing a durable, easily manageable facility.

Known as the Capitol East District Parking Structure, the facility is part of a larger development along the 800 block of East Washington Avenue. The parking structure provides 675 stalls, as well as commercial space supporting the redevelopment of the East Washington Avenue commercial corridor.

Designed in collaboration with GRAEF.

Size: 248,000 gross sq. ft. (238,000 gross sq. ft. parking structure; 10,000 gross sq. ft. commercial space)

Components: First Parksmart certified structure in the region; 675 parking stalls; commercial space; alternate transportation and walkability options

Completion: 2018