An early rendering of the 17-unit, high-end condo
development Parc on Lac La Belle. The developers have
presented more detailed three-dimensional images of the
project, and emphasized the preliminary nature of the image.
OCONOMOWOC - A new high-end condo
development took two steps toward becoming a reality
Wednesday night when Oconomowoc’s Architectural
Commission, then its Plan Commission, approved plans for
Parc on Lac La Belle, a 17-unit residential building on
West Wisconsin Avenue.
Local real estate developer Jon Spheeris said he
wants his latest condominium project to be “a landmark building”
that will “bring a whole new level of sophistication” to the city.
Three parcels of land at 136, 144 and 204 W.
Wisconsin Avenue have been combined in advance of what Spheeris said
will be a condominium project built by the “best architects and
The five-story building will have two towers with a
plaza between them - featuring a fountain - 17 residential units, a
penthouse with courtyard and a shared clubhouse.
The finished building will be just under 70 feet
high. It will be set back in varying distances from West Wisconsin
Avenue with 27 feet its closest point.
Parking will consist of 34 enclosed stalls and six
surface stalls for visitors.
City Planner Jason Gallo said the project is
comparable in size to the nearby Worthington apartment building. He
also said the building meets or exceeds bulk code requirements
including height and setbacks.
In its recommendation the city cited several
technical issues that must be resolved before final approval,
including the creation of a developer’s agreement, some construction
logistics and final paperwork from FEMA over floodplain insurance
Spheeris said he has been assured by the builder the
project can be built despite a lack of side yard setbacks.
The Plan Commission voted unanimously to approve the
major design review, as long as the technical issues are addressed.
Commissioner Robert Lex said the project is a
“tremendous opportunity for the downtown area.”
Spheeris said the project will have four-sided
architecture. It will include a cast stone base, two types of brick,
stucco, dormers, and either cable or glass railings.
Johnson said in November the design goal was to
create a “relaxed classical style” and to avoid a copy of the nearby
At its Nov. 17 meeting the city’s Common Council
approved the combination of three lots to create the space for the
project, which neighbors Spinnaker’s restaurant and the Community
"We won’t disappoint you," Spheeris said.
The project is still being planned. Spheeris said in
the next 60 days plans should be finished.