Shorehaven a step closer to planned expansion
Project would include underground parking, pavilion

By Ryan Billingham - Enterprise Staff

July 2, 2015

OCONOMOWOC — Shorehaven recently cleared a preliminary hurdle for a planned expansion on both its north and south sides.

In June, the Oconomowoc Common Council unanimously approved an amendment to the retirement community’s general development plan. The expansion would cost up to $26 million and include 45 new, larger apartments, a wellness center, an outdoor pavilion and a private bar and restaurant.

The expansion would affect both the north, 1306 W. Wisconsin Ave., and south, 1305 W. Wisconsin Ave., sides of the campus.

At the meeting, the restaurant and pavilion components drew the ire of two neighboring property owners concerned about noise and stormwater runoff.

The bar and restaurant would not be for the public. Instead it would be utilized by tenants and their guests as well as staff and volunteers.

The structure would include new underground parking, which would require management of the runoff, according City Planner Jason Gallo.

Shorehaven CEO Ed Somers said he and the project planners will work with city to find the best solutions to any problems that might might arise.

Construction could begin as early as April 2016. The amendment is a preliminary step and the plans are subject to change.