A Groundbreaking Celebration of Huxley Yards, Wisconsin’s Largest Affordable Housing Project

Huxley Yard Groundbreaking in Madison, Wisconsin

Image above: Team from Lincoln Avenue Communities (project developer)

CCI takes immense pride in contributing to transformative community projects. The recent groundbreaking ceremony for Huxley Yards, Wisconsin’s largest new construction affordable housing development, marks another milestone in building better futures. Located in Madison, this landmark project, championed by Lincoln Avenue Communities, will bring 553 much-needed affordable housing units to Madison’s north side. CCI is honored to be a part of this monumental initiative.

Huxley Yards: A Visionary Project

Nestled west of the former Oscar Mayer plant, Huxley Yards is set to redefine affordable housing in Wisconsin. The development will feature two significant multi-family buildings, The View and The Victoria, designed to cater to families and seniors. This project is a testament to what collaborative community efforts can achieve.

The Vice President of Lincoln Avenue Communities, Kyle Brasser, aptly summed up the sentiment: “It’s a real full circle moment. Seeing the housing crisis in Madison and being able to play a part in addressing it is truly special.”

Building a Better Community

CCI and our amazing build-team are constructing The View, one of the two new buildings that will house 303 units for families and individuals. This facility will include a job training room, community spaces, and other essential amenities to foster a supportive environment. The Victoria will provide 250 units for seniors, complete with a club room, craft room, fitness center, and rooftop courtyards, ensuring a comfortable and vibrant living space for our elderly residents.

Both buildings are designed with sustainability in mind. They feature rooftop solar power systems and have achieved Wisconsin Green Built Home certifications. These efforts contribute to a greener environment and underscore our commitment to building for the future.

Huxley Yard Groundbreaking - CCI Team

CCI – Jamie Bloomfield – VP of Construction, Homer Auge – President, Darren Moore – Project Manager

Our Role in Huxley Yards

At CCI, we’re committed to excellence in every project we undertake. For Huxley Yards, our team assisted in preconstruction and estimating and has been deeply involved in the construction phase of The View, working closely with Lincoln Avenue Communities and other stakeholders. We aim to ensure every unit is built to the highest standards.

Collaborating with JLA Architects, JSD Professional Services, and other key team members, we are actively turning this vision into reality. From design and engineering to innovative construction solutions, our collective efforts are not only constructing buildings but also creating homes and fostering a stronger, more resilient community.

Revitalizing a Madison Neighborhood

Huxley Yards is more than just a housing project; it is a cornerstone for improving a long-neglected area of Madison. This development is the first significant housing construction since the adoption of the Oscar Mayer Special Area Plan in 2020, which envisions an entirely new neighborhood for the city.

Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway highlighted the project’s significance: “The over 500 homes in these projects bring us much closer to solving our housing crisis. They provide an affordable option for hundreds of people for decades.”

The City of Madison has played a crucial role in supporting this development, providing over $6 million in Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) and securing Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA). These contributions have been essential in bridging the financing gap and keeping the project on track.

Looking Ahead

As we move forward, we are excited about the potential of Huxley Yards to impact Madison positively. The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2026, offering new homes and revitalized public spaces, including a new city park and access to essential services and public transportation.

CCI is proud to be part of this transformative journey and looks forward to continuing our work in building strong, vibrant communities. Every project we undertake is a step towards a better future, and Huxley Yards is a shining example of what can be achieved when communities come together.