Craft beer bar slated for Ovation 309 building

Mr. Brews Taphouse, a combination craft beer bar and restaurant, will be part of the Ovation 309 building that’s currently under construction on West Johnson Street. The 4,000-square-foot location will also serve as a showcase property for those interested in starting franchises elsewhere. It will offer 72 tap beers from around the world and feature fireplaces and backgammon boards.

Topping‐off Ceremony for Ovation 309

MADISON – Downtown Madison continues to be a dynamic hub for living, business, and entertainment. That being said, a significant milestone will be taking place to mark the construction of what will be one of the City’s most notable landmarks. In collaboration with Hovde Properties and Eppstein Uhen Architects, Findorff will be celebrating the topping‐off of Ovation 309 as construction crews recently poured the building’s 14th floor.

Funding secured for Ovation 309

U.S. Bank and Hovde West Johnson LLC have closed on a $49 million loan that will finance the construction of Ovation 309, a downtown mixed-use living center at 309 W. Johnson St. When complete, Ovation 309 will include a 14-story apartment tower with 255 units, 9,500 square feet of retail and nearly 44,700 square feet of office space –including an office condominium for the city of Madison Fire Department’s administration.

Hovde Volunteers in Peru

In 2014, local volunteers traveled to rural Peru to work on a special project at the Hovde House, which provides a temporary shelter, rehabilitation programs, and reintegration services to victims of abuse. Hovde employees were joined by a group of contractors working on Hovde’s downtown Madison luxury high-rise apartment building, Ovation 309, to build a new playground for the girls at the shelter. Using locally sourced materials like bamboo and used tires, the playground brings joy and laughter to the 40+ children who are recovering from extreme sexual abuse and violence. Special thanks to the folks and firms who generously donated their time and expertise to make this happen: Findorff, US Bank, Siegel-Gallagher, Strang, and Eppstein Uhen Architects. Check out the video to learn more…