Oconomowoc condo project to get first look tonight

By Ryan Billingham - Freeman Staff

Sept. 11, 2014

OCONOMOWOC - A proposed 48-unit condominium development will come before two committees tonight in Oconomowoc.

Cornerstone Development of S.E. WI LLC wants to develop Glen of Oconomowoc on 20 acres at the northeast corner of Lisbon Road and Pine Ridge Court, near two other development projects

The city’s Architectural Committee will first get a look, then its Plan Commission will consider its design tonight.

The development would be comprised of 14 two- and four-unit residences, something Cornerstone owner John Wahlen said would differentiate the project from typical stacked-style condos.

“We start with a clubhouse,” Wahlen said. “Then we sell from there.”

The design is aimed at buyers who like the feel of living in a house, Wahlen said.

Units would range from 1,400 square feet to 1,900 square feet, with basement space that could be finished for up to 3,000 total square feet.

Wahlen said the condos would be priced in the high $200,000s to as much as $400,000.

The Pewaukee-based Cornerstone Development has developed condo projects in Menomonee Falls, Mukwonago and Sussex.

Oconomowoc has seen a recent increase in projects being developed  in the location and in its downtown.

Despite at least one downtown project facing stiff opposition from many community members and the current housing market, Wahlen said he thought the Lisbon Road location is a “fabulous” place for the project.

The project would sit east of The View at Pine Ridge, an assisted living facility approved in May and near the 90-plus single family home Pine Ridge Estates development.

Wahlen said part of the land will be dedicated to green space to help “build connectivity in Oconomowoc.

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