Developer T. Wall Enterprises
is proposing a 245-unit luxury apartment development on
Maple Avenue near the railroad tracks. The Plan Commission
will discuss the plan Wednesday.
WAUKESHA - The
200 block of Maple Avenue could get a facelift - and 245 new
luxury apartments - if the Plan Commission approves a
developer’s plan for a site bordered by two different railroad
Wall Enterprises scaled down the original two-building,
five-story development after the Redevelopment Authority and
city officials cited some concerns over the buildings’ proximity
to the tracks, higher density and monolithic architecture, said
Community Development Specialist Jeff Fortin.
proposal consists of a triangular building with four stories
along Maple Avenue, five stories along each railroad track and a
courtyard and walkways in the center, Fortin said. The proposal
also dipped from 264 units to 245.
The part of
the building that fronts on Maple Avenue is proposed to have
amenities such as a fitness center, lounge and lending library,
and might even offer a community amenity like a convenience
store in the future.
developers are targeting young professionals, Carroll University
graduate students and others who want to be near downtown,
Fortin said, adding that he hasn’t been given specifics on
Each unit is
proposed to be “condo-style” with stainless steel appliances,
its own washer and dryer and its own balcony, comparable to the
nearby Kendal Lofts, Fortin said.
said city staff thinks the building will improve that portion of
Maple Avenue, which is slated for redevelopment, and will act as
a buffer between nearby Carroll and the neighborhood to the
redevelopment plan has always envisioned that as being something
multifamily,” Fortin said of the site, which is currently listed
as industrial on the city’s land use plan. “Having industrial
in the middle of that neighborhood just isn’t a good fit
evening, the Plan Commission will discuss amending the city’s
land use plan, rezoning the site and preliminary plans for the
Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City
Hall, 201 Delafield St.