Today’s Headline: The Fairchild Building

Madison, WI – In the fall of last year, the City of Madison hired Engberg Anderson architects to complete a study for the feasibility of locating a men’s homeless shelter within the existing Fairchild building in downtown Madison. Leading the development is the local organization Porchlight Inc. The outcome of the study has provided the City a look at three preliminary options to consider for the building. Currently being used as a storage/parking structure for the City of Madison, the study looks at a combination of uses from keeping some of the existing uses within the building to adding a new floor.

A public meeting will be held on Monday, October 17th at the Capital Lakes Retirement Community, where architect and Senior Associate Mike Zuehlke, AIA will be presenting the preliminary options for the 120 Fairchild Street building.

Read more at the Wisconsin State Journal

About Porchlight, Inc.

Porchlight strives to decrease the homeless population by providing shelter, housing, supportive services and a sense of community in ways that empower residents and program participants to positively shape their lives.

We provide emergency shelter, food, employment services, counseling, and affordable transitional and permanent housing to homeless people in the Dane County area. Our services are designed to foster independence and the transition into permanent housing and employment.

Porchlight is the largest supplier of low-cost housing in Dane County and is comprised of an emergency shelter for men, housing and services for men and women suffering from serious mental illnesses, veterans, adults in recovery from alcohol and/or drug addictions, and low-income women, men and children with over 100,000 nights of shelters.