Fitchburg Technology Neighborhood

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The vision..........

The City of Fitchburg unveiled a major economic development initiative called the "Fitchburg Technology Neighborhood" in 2001. This public/private partnership with Madison Gas and Electric, Vandewalle & Associates and the City of Fitchburg began planning work to establish our community as the high-tech center for a new economy. The purpose was to foster growth in biotechnology, information technology, advanced manufacturing, state-of-the-art electronic and equipment instrumentation and a location for new technology accelerator businesses. This initiative was to be a model in land use and sustainable development which would set us apart from other communities, who are also competing for a foot hold in attraction of clean and high paying industry.

The Fitchburg Technology Neighborhood, dedicates more than 2,000 acres for high quality technology businesses in mixed-use commercial and residential settings connected by parks, open space and multi-modal transpiration, creating the ideal place for technology companies to call home. The neighborhood consists of three developments: Fitchburg Center, Fitchburg Technology Campus/ RDC Tech Lands and Uptown Fitchburg.

 

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For information on the Fitchburg Technology Neighborhood at a glance, contact:

Michael.Zimmerman@fitchburgwi.gov or (608) 270-4245 Economic Development Director, City of Fitchburg

Joyce.Frey@fitchburgwi.gov or (608) 270-4246 Economic Development Specialist, City of Fitchburg

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Fitchburg Technology Neighborhood Partners

 

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Fitchburg Center is a 440-acre mixed-use community which is home to the global headquarters of Promega Corporation. Fitchburg Center is directed by local and international experts in in site design and architecture. Protected wetlands, woods, prairie areas, bike and walking trails, ponds and a pavilion which hosts both community and private events are the backdrop for the native environmental character of the development. All buildings and and homes are required to build to strict quality design and sustainable standards. Fitchburg's civic campus, consisting of the City Hall, Senior Center, Community Center and Library which opened in 2011, a Gold LEED certified building are located in the Fitchburg Center development. Click on YouTube or QR to learn more.

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For Additional Information on Fitchburg Center, please contact Steven Leverentz at (608) 277-2592.

The Agora office-retail complex home to Promega Corporation.

Located in Fitchburg Center

 

Fitchburg Center is also home to the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTCI), with a mission to contribute to the continued success of biotechnology industry and to efforts aimed at enhancing the quality of education in the life sciences and of education overall-building and strengthening communities which support lifelong learning.


BTCI in Fitchburg Center

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Feynman Center

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Fitchburg Technology Campus (FTC) is a 85 acre mixed-use development located in the City of Fitchburg just minutes south of Madison, Wisconsin. The Campus is home to several technology based businesses, corporate headquarters, and residents, who are offered a wide variety of housing options. The New Venture Center, the Campus' most notable project, offer 130,000 square feet of Class A Laboratory and Office Space and are home to several biotech and nanotech-based companies. Tenants often share high-end equipment and cross market and partner with others to develop new products. The Campus is home to over 20 companies, employing over 500 individuals with an average annual income of $70,000 per employee. For additional information on FTC, contact:Chris Armstrong at (608) 294-4086 or visit Avante Properties.

The New Venture Center

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Tri-North Corporate Headquarters LEED Certified Gold

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RDC Tech Lands is a WEDC Certified Development-Ready Site.  The site features 56 contiguous developable acres in Fitchburg, Wisconsin; minutes from downtown Madison, the State Capitol, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The site is served by an efficient transportation network: Highways 12/14/18; Interstates 39/90/94; and Dane County Airport.  All development reports for the project have been completed; there are no hindrances to development.  Telecommunications and utilities infrastructure at the lot line.  The Specialized Industrial zoning fits a wide range of users, from office and lab, to industrial and advanced manufacturing.  For additional information on RDC Tech Lands, contact Thomas Phillips at (608) 243-9070 ext 234 or visit Ruedebush Commercial Investment.


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Uptown Fitchburg located within minutes to the State Capitol, University of Wisconsin Madison campus and to both the east and west sides of the City of Madison, is an up and coming neighborhood in Dane County.  Location, location location, if that is what you are looking for, Uptown Fitchburg is within a 10 mile radius of 75 percent of Dane County's population.  Uptown is based on new urbanism zoning called SmartCode, currently the only SmartCode zoning in Wisconsin.  SmartCode shortens the approval process allowing faster to market products.  Easy access to US Highways 12/18 151 and Interstates 39/90/94.  A live, work, play development with an emphasis on a walkable, bike friendly traditional neighborhood feel.  For additional information on Uptown Fitchburg, contact Chris Armstrong at (608) 294-4096 or visit Uptown Fitchburg.