New Judge Doyle Square proposal brings Exact Sciences downtown

New Judge Doyle Square proposal brings Exact Sciences downtown
Judge Doyle Square redevelopment area

A new proposal for redevelopment of Judge Doyle Square would include a relocation of Exact Sciences to downtown Madison.

The proposal from the Hammes Co. and Majestic Realty was announced Friday and submitted to the city.

“The project also would strengthen Monona Terrace and the downtown as compelling destinations, and bring $125 million in private investment from the real estate developer,”

Exact Sciences would occupy 250,000 square feet in the 1 million square foot project. It’s currently located in Research Park on the west side.

The project includes an urban hotel, entertainment establishments, terraced gathering areas on Pinckney Street, a public food hall, health and wellness facilities. A conference center with multipurpose meeting space would be used by Exact Sciences and could be scheduled for use by the hotel and Monona Terrace.

The project does not include any direct tax incremental financing support for any private component of the project, according to the announcement.

“We have created an exciting plan for Judge Doyle Square,” Bob Dunn, president of the Hammes Co., said. “It brings together a combination of uses that will strengthen our downtown and activate Judge Doyle Square 365 days a year.”

The Madison Common Council decided in December to take new requests for proposals after project costs grew on a previous proposal.

Ground could be broken for the project as early as December.