Sheboygan Road apartments advance
Plan Commission OKs rezoning

By Alison Henderson - News Graphic Staff

August 10, 2017

This is a concept rendering that depicts the planned $20 million apartment complex that will be built near Highway 60.
Submitted drawing

CEDARBURG — A proposal to bring more than 190 high-end apartments to “renters by choice” on Cedarburg’s northeast side moved through a first round of city approvals Monday.

The $20 million development from Duey Stroebel of Cedarburg-based Terrace Realty proposes 12 two-story buildings near Highway 60 and Sheboygan Road. The Plan Commission approved rezoning the site from temporary single-family residential to multiple-family residential and planned unit development. An amendment to the city’s Land Use Plan was also granted, changing the parcel’s designation from high-density elderly housing to high-density residential, because the development will not be age restricted.

The requests will now go to a public hearing and Common Council review, and will be followed by further architectural and landscaping plans if approved.

Stroebel has owned the 19acre parcel for the last 20 years and said the development will benefit a unique market in Cedarburg. The “renters by choice” market may include people who have no interest in buying a home or empty-nesters who are looking to downsize, according to Stroebel.

“We have had very little, if any, construction of this sort in Cedarburg for a few years and there’s a lot of pent-up demand for this,” he said.

Rent is expected to range between $1,000 and $2,200 a month. Along with a mix of one- and two-bedroom units, the apartments promise craftsman-style architecture with upscale amenities such as townhouse-style private entrances and a patio or balcony, spacious floor plans, in-unit washers and dryers, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. Each unit will have one surface parking spot and access to a garage. There will also be a clubhouse with a pool, a 24hour fitness facility, free Wi-Fi, a large meeting area and on-site management offices.

Engineering firm R. A. Smith National is also working on designs for the Sheboygan Road development that will extend the city’s sewer utility north and west, making it available for future developments on neighboring sites. The proposed apartments and the neighboring Glen at Cedar Creek subdivision are a key part of extending the utilities to a city parcel near Highway 60 that is earmarked for a future business park.

Totaling almost $1 million in impact fees, Stroebel said the development will not require Tax Incremental Financing and will have no roads or facilities that require city maintenance.