Council considers apartments on Main

By ALEX ZANK - Daily News

Oct. 19, 2015

Earlier in the month, the city’s Plan Commission recommended approval of the zoning amendment at the 4.5-acre parcel at 2027-2121 S. Main St.

The property is in aldermanic District 4, represented by Alderman Chris Jenkins.

This district recently had a 168-unit development proposal that drew the attention of single-family subdivision residents.

The residents attended several Plan Commission meetings expressing concerns about this development.

Commission members did not elect to set a public hearing for the developer’s most recent concept proposal on the grounds that it was too much for the area and offered no buffer between multi- and single-family housing.

Jenkins said the development proposal going to Council on Monday has not drawn any concern from constituents as of Friday afternoon.

He didn’t expect any concerns from residents either, considering the smaller scale of the plans in addition to its proximity to other apartments.

Jenkins said open space in District 4 is likely what attracts residential developers.

“We have more room for growth in our district,” he said, noting the city annexed a lot of the district’s land from the town of West Bend, a more rural area.

Greg Kost, managing principal with AcQuest Property Group, said the new buildings will replace a single-family home and duplex, adding a net of nine units to the parcel.

Kost said in a previous Daily News story he does not think they will have a problem filling the units based on residential demand at their other buildings.