OCONOMOWOC — The remaining
hurdles Fowler Lake Village faces could be
cleared soon if the proposed development
passes the city’s remaining tests.
Fowler Lake LLC announced
April 4 its intentions of building the
five-story, 180,000-square-foot mixed use
condominium development on its vacant land
located at the corner of St. Paul Street and
East Pleasant Avenue, across from City Hall.
Kristi Webber, a planner and
community development specialist for the
planning and zoning department, said
Wednesday that the official application for
final architectural approval hadn’t yet been
submitted, though the city anticipates that
will come soon.
“The site-related technical
plans have been reviewed by city staff,”
City Planner Jason Gallo said. “They are
currently working on incorporating the
requested staff comments into the plans.
Once all parties are comfortable with the
final plan set, the project will be placed
on a Plan Commission agenda for final site
rendering of the five-story 180,000 square-foot Fowler
Lake Village proposed for construction near Oconomowoc’s
The condominium and
redevelopment agreement must also be
approved. “As with any major project there
is a process to work through to gain city
approvals,” Gallo said.
The Oconomowoc Common Council
voted in February to settle a lawsuit
against the city for the previously proposed
Fowler Lake Village, which its developers
had hoped to build behind City Hall by
Fowler Lake, an area the city is currently
upgrading via its own Fowler Lake Waterfront
The relationship between the
city and Fowler Lake Village LLC as it
pertains to this current project, which is
completely different than the previous in
many ways, seems to be good.
Jeff Seymour of Fowler Lake
Village has said on several occasions that
the two sides are making good progress.
“We have met with a helpful
city staff and Architectural Review Board
many times to revise and improve our
concept, and have submitted and received
helpful comments and direction from all
departments with an initial technical
review,” Seymour said July 29.
He said in another July 30
email that Fowler Lake LLC will return to
the city in search of final approvals in
Seymour said the group is
hoping to break ground in September The
project was originally given a projected
value of $35 million, with 50 customizable
condominiums, nine live/work storefronts and
two restaurant spaces planned. However,
Seymour told the Enterprise June 30 that
while the project’s value will likely go up,
it is currently valued at just over $30
million. He also said the number of units
dropped to 35 because people combined units
to make them bigger. He said he expects that
figure to drop even further.