While each housing proposal is unique in design, features, and process, there are certain milestones related to a developer's interactions with the city that are similar.

Typically, a developer sends a proposal to city staff. Planners, engineers, and others evaluate the plan to see if it fits in city development plans, review zoning and building proposals, and advise a developer through an approval process.

The state is providing tens of millions of dollars in low-income housing tax credits critical to advancing projects in Madison, but not all seeking financial support got it.

The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority this week awarded a total of $87.5 million in state and federal tax credits over multiple years to six low-income housing projects in the city that will provide a combined 633 housing units — about 100 replacing aging ones and 579 of them for those with lower incomes. Four other projects did not receive support.


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Horizon Develop Build Manage CEO and President Dan Fitzgerald, center, meets with team members to examine samples of building materials at the company’s headquarters. The firm also has offices in Greenfield and Dubuque. COURTESY OF HORIZON DEVELOP BUILD MANAGE

MADISON, WI -  After a major setback, a nonprofit and partner are poised to proceed on a vibrant, energy-efficient, $38.6 million, low-cost housing redevelopment that seeks to revitalize part of the ethnically diverse “Triangle” area south of Downtown.

We are proud to announce the winners of the AASCW Awards for 2019. These properties won based on their deduction to service, excellence in curb appeal and high occupancy.

Horizon Management Services, Inc. Names New President, Becky Hildebrandt

Madison, WI, November 1, 2019 - Horizon Management Services, Inc. (HMS) has named Becky Hildebrandt as President. Becky joined HMS in 1999 and became an owner / partner in 2015. Over her 20 years of tenure, Becky has taken on the increasing responsibilities of: Property Manager, Compliance Specialist, Director of Compliance Services and Vice President of Operations. Becky holds COS, TCS and CMH certificates and an Associate Degree in business from Madison College. 

ELM GROVE — The first stages of construction on a new senior living facility in Elm Grove are now taking place.

The 75-unit independent living facility Elm Grove Heights was first proposed last winter and will be for those age 62 and older.

Last week, initial site preparation including partial removal of vegetation and mobilization of the needed on-site equipment has begun.

The excavation of the building foundation and underground parking garage began this week.

On July 31st, Chilton Mayor Rick Jaeckels alongside Horizon's Development Manager, Scott Kwiecinski, spoke at the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Uptown Commons II Senior Apartments in Chilton, WI. Many community members and current residents came out in support of the brand new, affordable senior community. Those who were in attendance recieved a tour of the community and special thanks for their support.

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce the launch of its Construction Academy, a comprehensive, industry-based knowledge center that seeks to foster learning, create interactions, and build value for its participants.

Metalcraft is expanding.

The Mayville-based company announced this week that construction has begun to add 100,000 square feet to its Beaver Dam facility, at 2020 N. Spring St. Horizon Construction Group will be handling the construction project, which is expected to be completed in next summer.

Developer Royal Capital Group has opened Harmony @Grandview Commons, a 94-unit affordable housing property in Madison, Wis. Funded through a public-private partnership that includes $11 million from the Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority and $5.4 million from UnitedHealthcare, the new development is dedicated to working families in the region.

Employee feedback was at the heart of the rankings in Top Workplaces 2019 – and many of those employees underscored some of the central components of an exceptional workplace.

From that outpouring of opinion, here is a sampling of what they had to say:

BrightStar Care

“I am able to express myself creatively while benefiting others and making a positive difference in the residents’ and staff’s lives.”


11. Horizon Develop Build Manage

This Madison-based group of companies specializes in integrated development, construction and property management services.

Horizon has more than 30 years of experience assisting clients in developing, constructing and managing many forms of real estate, including senior neighborhoods, multi-family communities, commercial properties, hotels and indoor water resorts.

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, employees enjoy flexible work schedules, casual attire and pet insurance.

Ownership: Private

MADISON (WKOW) — A new affordable housing development is now open in Madison.

Harmony at Grandiew Commons at 116 Milky Way on the city’s east side features 94-ready to move in apartments.

The housing community was made possible from donations made by WHEDA and UnitedHealthcare. The property features amenities like many apartment communities; a fitness center, a playground for kids and a community clubhouse.

Horizon Development Group explained what it would like to develop at 4719 Farwell St. during an open house Monday. Several residents, including elected and appointed officials, attended the event, which was rescheduled from Feb. 24.


Residents from the area surrounding a potential multifamily residential development showed no clear opposition to the project during a neighborhood meeting Tuesday.

About 30 people braved bone-chilling weather to attend the meeting at Sneakers Sports Bar and Grill, where the guest list was limited to residents near the vacant baseball fields on Woodman Road just west of the intersection of Mount Zion and Milton avenues. Those in attendance displayed no obvious NIMBYism that can sometimes plague such proposals.


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