rendering of the proposed apartment project at the Waukesha
- A project that would convert a portion of the Waukesha
County Museum into high-end apartments is set for
further review next week.
Wednesday, the city’s Landmarks Commission will hear
and comment on proposed revisions to the museum
apartments project at the old Waukesha County Courthouse
part of the project proposal, the Waukesha County Museum
would sell the property at 101 W. Main St. to developer
Alan Huelsman’s development company, Historic
museum would need to consolidate into the first two
floors of the original Waukesha County Courthouse, and
the third floor will be renovated into a banquet and
wedding facility featuring a fully restored 1893
project came about early last year as a means of saving
the museum after Waukesha County cut its annual funding
for the organization.
connector building on the site was initially slated to
come down to allow for more
parking space below the museum. Instead, the project
architect and developer worked to create parking spaces
around the building’s current structure and preserve
a piece of the building which previously served as a
jail — but not the original 1885 jail, which will be
turned into apartments — will be razed and replaced by
floor of the project has also been eliminated in the new
proposal, making it a four-level building. The total
number of units has also been reduced from 41 to 32.
meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening in
Room 207 of Waukesha City Hall, 201 Delafield St.
next week, the Common Council will meet to discuss items
including a public tree planting program and the
creation of an ordinance that would regulate block
parties in the city.
council normally meets on Tuesday evenings, but due to
the primary election, it will instead meet at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday in the council chambers.