Last Updated: 04/25/2022

Latest Update

April 20, 2022 - An RFP for Architectural Design Services for 1902 Bartillon Dr. Homeless Shelter has been issued. Please see below under "Project Schedule" for more information.

Project Schedule

City User Agency: Community Development Division (CDD)
RFP for Architectural Design Services Advertisement: April 20, 2022
RFP for Architectural Design Services Due Date: May 19, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.
RFP documents can be found on Vendor Net and Demandstar
"All information regarding dates/times are informational and should be verified with official RFP documents."

Planning and Design: 2022

1st Advertisement of Bid: TBD
Bid Due Date: TBD
Construction Start Date: TBD
Expected Completion Date: 2025

Public Involvement

There are a number of points of contact during this project where the public is encouraged to give feedback as part of public information meetings and public hearings. Dates, times and locations are indicated below:

Public Information Meetings

Apr. 18, 2022 Neighborhood Virtual Meeting Recording

City Process Meetings

Apr. 19, 2022 Common Council File #70582
Approving the selection of the property located at 1902 Bartillon Drive as the site for a permanent shelter facility serving men experiencing homelessness, authorizing the City’s Engineering Division to undertake a competitive process to select an entity to provide architectural and engineering design services, subject to Common Council approval, and authorizing the City’s Community Development Division to undertake a similar effort to select an operator for the facility, again, subject to Council approval.

Oct. 05, 2021 File #67405
Authorizing the City’s execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and Danlilly, LLC, or their successors and assigns, for the purchase of the property located at 1902 Bartillon Drive in the City of Madison to provide the City with both short-term and long-term options to address homelessness.

In the News

April 24, 2022 The Daily Cardinal
Madison Common Council approves plans to establish a permanent men’s homeless shelter

April 21, 2022 City of Madison Mayor's Office Blog
Unanimous Approval of Site for Men’s Homeless Shelter

April 20, 2022

Madison Common Council unanimously approves men’s homeless shelter site

April 20, 2022

Madison Common Council unanimously approves permanent men's homeless shelter

April 18, 2022

Alders host meeting to discuss permanent men's homeless shelter

March 22, 2022

Incoming Madison men’s homeless shelter to get extra $2M in federal funds

March 22, 2022

$2 million in federal funding for men's homeless shelter in Madison

March 22, 2022 The Daily Cardinal

Madison’s search for a homeless shelter, explained
March 22, 2022
Rep. Mark Pocan announces $2 million for permanent homeless men's shelter on Madison

March 20, 2022 The Badger Herald
Some alderpersons say mayor excluded them from homeless shelter location discussion

March 17, 2022
Get it done to help the homeless in Madison

March 11, 2022 The Badger Herald
Local government officials announce location for permanent men’s homeless shelter

March 10, 2022
Alders insist they support homeless shelter site, but continue to voice concern over mayor’s process

March 10, 2022
Alders ask Madison mayor to improve communication with plans to build men’s shelter

March 9, 2022
Rhodes-Conway, Parisi unveil initial plan for new men's homeless shelter

March 9, 2022
Two city alders accuse Madison mayor of ‘cutting them out’ of men’s homeless shelter process

March 9, 2022
Satya’s Plan For Homeless Shelter Location Could Face Hurdles

March 9, 2022 The Cap Times
Madison, Dane County pick permanent men’s homeless shelter site

March 9, 2022 Wisconsin State Journal
Madison, Dane County pick permanent homeless men's shelter site on Far East Side

March 9, 2022 City of Madison News Updates
City and County Announce Location of Permanent Men’s Shelter

March 9, 2022 Wisconsin Public Radio
'This is the missing piece': Madison, Dane County pick site for men's homeless shelter

March 9, 2022 Channel
‘We don’t have anything like it’: Madison announces plans for purpose-built men’s homeless shelter

March 9, 2022
Madison, Dane Co. reveal spot for new men’s homeless shelter

November 18, 2021 City of Madison - Fire
Bartillon Drive Training Burn A Chance To Practice Key Firefighting Skills

Oct. 5, 2021
Madison Common Council votes to buy 2 properties for possible homeless shelters

Oct. 5, 2021
Madison's Common Council approves purchase of two buildings to help support homeless population

Sept. 28, 2021 The Cap Times
Madison Finance Committee recommends buying two properties for homeless services

Sept. 27, 2021
Finance Committee passes resolutions to move forward with two east side homeless shelter locations

Sept. 23, 2021 Ag Update
City again seeks to buy building near East Towne Mall for homeless men's shelter

Sept. 22, 2021 The Daily Cardinal
City council to discuss proposals to purchase properties for homeless shelters