Hebron House officially breaks ground on Summit Hill apartments

By Matt Masterson - Freeman Staff

Sept. 13, 2014

WAUKESHA — The Hebron House of Hospitality, Inc. announced this week that ground has officially been broken on a new eight-unit Summit Hill Apartments complex. The building will take up two addresses on the 700 block of Summit Avenue and will provide low-income housing to people with disabilities. On Wednesday afternoon, Hebron House held a groundbreaking ceremony with Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas and Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly among others at Horeb Park.

“The groundbreaking was awesome, it was definitely a successful event,” said Samantha Bely, volunteer and fund development coordinator with Hebron House.

Each unit will be 550 square feet, and will be wheelchair-accessible. The apartments are condo style, with each one having its own entrance, along with a clubhouse area in each of the two buildings.

The project had been in process for seven years, and was originally slated to be located on the 600 block of Summit Avenue. Bely said finding a good location and getting the proper approvals from the city and the county are some of the reasons why the project had been stuck in the planning phase for so long.

The apartments are scheduled to be completed during the first half of 2015.