Proposals for homes at James Madison Park

2011-08-11T07:00:00Z Proposals for homes at James Madison Park madison.com
August 11, 2011 7:00 am

640 E. Gorham St.: Irene and Robert Connor House. Built 1920. Colonial Revival house features an interesting floor plan similar to many old Colonial houses on Cape Cod. Acquired by the city in 1992 for $259,000. Called the Worden House.

• Dawn O’Kroley, Dorschner Associates. *Offer: $70,000 plus $6,160 annually for land lease. Restore and rehabilitate home for owner-occupied, one-bedroom residential unit on first floor and three-bedroom apartment on second floor.

• Joe Lusson and Aleen Tierney. Offer: $101,000 plus initial $2,400 annually for land lease with later increases. Restore and rehabilitate home for their family residence.

646 E. Gorham St.: Anna and Cornelius Collins House. Built 1908. Designed by the noted Madison architects, Claude and Starck. Embodies the eclecticism popular in the early decades of the twentieth century, featuring Prairie style, Tudor Revival, and American Craftsman. Acquired by the city in 1992 for $310,000. Called the Ziegelman House

• No stand-alone proposal; part of a comprehensive proposal for all three properties.

704 E. Gorham St.: William and Dora Collins House. Built 1912. Claude and Starck, architects. One of the finest examples of their work. It features the hallmarks of the Prairie style. Acquired by the city in 1956 for $71,000, the price also including other land. Called the Collins House.

• Midwest Restoration and Preservation. *Offer: $10,000 plus $15,000 annual land lease with increases for inflation. City could also request lease payments be made up front for 5 or 10 years, and city would also get 50 percent of net profit from center operations. Restore and rehabilitate to house Madison European-American International Center, a new foundation that provides public research and education promoting international cooperation and understanding.

All three properties:

• JD McCormick and Co./Pathway Clinic. Rehabilitate homes to house specialized mental health services. Offer: $225,000 for 640 E. Gorham St. plus $1 for land lease annually. Use as space for the Pathway Clinic, specializing in outpatient eating disorder and substance abuse services. Offer: $350,000 for 646 E. Gorham St. and $450,000 for 704 E. Gorham St. plus $1 for land leases annually. Use as transitional living space for Walden Living, which provides housing for individuals with eating, anxiety and substance abuse disorders, and other addictions.

*Offer requires further refinement

Source: City of Madison

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