Madison Plan Commission held a special meeting on Wednesday and approved setback and parking adjustments for Madison Plaza Group LLC’s Shoppes at proposed Sunrise Crossing national retail development on Madison’s hilltop.
The developer submitted two applications on Wednesday — the first to establish setback of 5 feet on the north and west lot lines, 25 feet on the east and 10 feet on the south and the second to set the number of required parking spaces for the development at 390 with 10 ADA accessible.
The 8.4-acre property, located at the corner of Michigan Road and Clifty Drive at 2536 Michigan Road, will consist of a 121,000 square foot business center occupied by national retailers. The lot line considerations are needed to provide the most amount of space for the stores and the parking considerations are what the developer needs to meet the demands of the tenants who will lease the space.
Previously, the city had approved the development moving forward with as few as 303 parking spaces and eight ADA spaces, but as tenants have signed on that plan needed to be adjusted to provide more parking. The tenants are expected to be announced later this summer when all are signed but the adjustment in parking is an indication that the developer is moving closer to having those signed contracts.
Madison Mayor Bob Courtney, who along with Economic Development Director Tony Steinhardt III, are working with the developers, said it is his understanding that three of the tenants have been signed to date.
In other business, the Plan Commission approved an amendment to the city’s zoning map to rezone two homes in the 1700 block of Cragmont Street from General Business (GB) to Medium Density Residential (R-8).
The homes, located at 1720 and 1728 Cragmont Street, are in an area previously zoned for business but have been homes for many years and are close to other R-8 properties.
The rezoning, which will also require city council approval, will clean up the zoning boundary lines.