Garver Feed Mill


Carolyn Fath

After numerous delays, the city of Madison and Chicago-based Baum Development are about to close on the sale of the Garver Feed Mill. But the project still has a long way to go. more



David Michael Miller

In April, city officials unanimously voted to approve a plan to redevelop the Garver Feed Mill into an artisan food production facility. Seven months later, the Chicago-based developer still hasn’t closed on the property. more

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Source: City of Madison

Now that the city has approved redeveloping the Garver Feed Mill as a food production facility, the project will become part of Madison’s burgeoning “food innovation corridor” on the city’s north and east sides. more


The Garver Feed and Supply Co. closed its doors in 1997; that same year, the city acquired the mill and surrounding property. Years later, the mill sits crumbling and unused, with the land around it wild and undeveloped. more



Peter Patau

If Madison wants to redevelop the dilapidated Garver Feed Mill near Olbrich Park, it will have to create a new park of an equivalent size somewhere else in the city. It's the latest hurdle in a redevelopment effort that has dragged on for decades. more