WAUKESHA — At its last meeting
the Common Council spiked a plan to build a 202-unit luxury
apartment building on the former Fox Head Brewery site, but tonight
the council will reconsider its decision since the developer is
proposing changing more than 60 of those units to senior housing.
According to a letter from developer Terrence Wall’s attorney, the
new proposal includes dedicating the units in the east wing building
of the site to only residents age 55 and older. No assisted living
care or health-related services will be provided, but a catered meal
program will be offered if requested by residents, according to the
Last month, the council voted 8-7 against rezoning the former
brewery site at at 211 and 223 Maple Avenue.
Alderwoman Kathleen Cummings asked to bring the project back up for
Both the Plan Commission and Redevelopment Authority previously
approved the plan by Wall, of T. Wall Enterprises, who scaled back
the triangular development from a maximum of five stories to four.
The site is bordered on two sides by railroad tracks.
Neighbors have expressed concerns about prospective traffic problems
and questioned whether the development was appropriate for that
neighborhood, but Community Development Director Jennifer Andrews
has said a single-family development wouldn’t work there because of
soil contamination, there’s not a good truck route for a
manufacturing facility and it doesn’t offer enough visibility to be
a commercial business district. The Common Council will meet tonight
at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 201 Delafield St.