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Current Projects

Zapata Cooperative

In late 2021, several members of Nottingham Cooperative in Madison, WI approached Sunny Side Development about starting a new housing co-op centered around Latiné culture and community. What a cool idea!  After some discussion we agreed and jointly applied to the City of Madison's Housing Forward RFP.  About 6 months later we were notified that the project had received a $551,000 "license to hunt" award commitment. This is a more flexible award that allows two years to search for an ideal property on the market.


In March 2023 the cooperative closed on a large single family home located at 722 Moorland Rd. This 'McMansion' had six garage stalls, jetted tubs, and in-floor radiant heat. We turned four out of the six garage stalls into five additional bedrooms (one ADA accessible) plus a common library, new windows and siding, greatly improved insulation and air sealing, rooftop solar, and more. The project is expected to receive its certificate of occupancy and officially open in March 2024.

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Zapata Cooperative, before and after


Kitchen/dining room of Moorland Rd before remodeling


Spray foam insulation has been added in the attic to save energy


A bedroom added in one of the old garages 

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