Prairieville Limited Partners drafted updated
plans for a proposed apartment complex that
would incorporate the Waukesha County Museum
property at 101 W. Main St. The renderings will
be discussed at the Aug. 5 meeting of the city’s
WAUKESHA — In preparation for appearing before the
Landmarks Commission next Wednesday, the developers
behind a proposed apartment project for the Waukesha
County Museum have drafted more detailed renderings that
have also taken into consideration feedback received
about the plan.
Waukesha County Museum Director of Operations Dennis
Cerreta said he’s pleased with the depictions of how the
historical elements of the museum and adjoining former
jail would be blended with new construction.
“The entire project team with the city has worked very
hard together to polish this design and we have come up
with something that I think is excellent,” he said.
Some of the changes to the renderings include a flat
roof line on the newer building in order to not distract
from the peaked roof line of the historical buildings,
said City Planner Maria Pandazi.
The renderings also make it clear the new apartment
building would be made from a light brick. In addition,
the dividing tower between the museum building and the
apartment building has been squared off compared to its
previous rounded exterior.
Historic Prairieville Limited Partners plans to purchase
the museum’s property at 101 W. Main St., raze one
building on the site and build a 41-unit luxury
apartment complex in its place. If approved, the
development will feature two floors of underground
parking for residents and museum employees. Included in
the project are studio, one- and two-bedroom units, a
board room and a banquet room with an adjoining kitchen.
As part of the deal, the museum would be able to lease a
smaller space where it would consolidate its operations
for 25-year periods at $1 per year.
Cerreta said the process continues to move along and he
feels the developers have come up with a nice
The Landmarks Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 5 in
Room 207 of Waukesha City Hall, 201 Delafield St.