The Site

Our future Market home at the site of the Fleet Services Building (200 N. First Street) sits on nearly 4 acres in the heart of Madison.

Site Plan
As the gateway to the E. Washington Corridor and the downtown, the site is also a connector to the airport, the I-90/I-39/I-94 interstate system, over 200 local buses, and several bike paths.

(click on the graphic to view a list of site amenities.)

Points of Entry
It’s important that our Market be accessible from many points of entry and for a wide variety of transportation modes and abilities. There will be over 120 car parking stalls on site, bike parking in multiple locations near several entries, a bcycle station, and a bus stop at the corner of First Street and E. Johnson.

(click on the graphic to view the entry points.)

Outdoor Seating and Experiences
Our vision to create a community gathering space will continue beyond the front door. With nearly 4 acres of land, the site has room for several outdoor plazas to create natural opportunities for connections and outdoor experiences:

  • outdoor seating
  • multiple art murals on the outside of the building
  • a children’s play space
  • a lounge area for enjoying a cool summer evening
  • food carts and other outdoor vendors
  • acoustic musicians and entertainment

(click on the graphic to view the outdoor plazas)


It’s exciting to see the progress being made toward opening a public market in Madison–it’s been a long time coming! Not only will we have access to local foods year-round, but the vision and development of this market is truly inclusive and diverse, working with a number of women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs of color, from a diversity of cultural backgrounds. Food is such an important expression of culture and a means for connection–I’m looking forward to celebrating and connecting with our diverse community of inspiring and passionate food entrepreneurs at our public market! - Otehlia Cassidy, Madison Eats Food Tours

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