The Depot Apartments, in downtown Madison, were built on the site of the former Badger Bus depot. The 82-unit development consists of 3 linked buildings and required a Recycling and Re-Use plan for the building materials before the former bus depot could be torn down. The development consists of a three-story, four-story, and fi ve-story building. The latter features ground-floor commercial space that includes a CVS Pharmacy with a drive-thru window.
In order to complement the existing neighborhood, the buildings feature a historic motif and use “tumbled brick” to give them a contextual weathered look. This development is certified “Green-Built” and features a solar-assisted hot water system, a highly sophisticated heat pump system that heats and cools the buildings, and green roofs with plants that hold rain water.