OCONOMOWOC — Fowler Lake Village LLC’s goal to begin
building its enormous five-story, 180,000-square-foot
mixed-use condominium development at the corner of St.
Paul Street and East Pleasant Avenue, across from City
Hall, by early fall got a needed boost Aug. 9.
the Oconomowoc Architectural Commission and Oconomowoc
Plan Commission gave a nod to items that make the
construction of Fowler Lake Village — which will include
around 30 condominium units, a number of live/work
storefronts and space for restaurant use — much more of
a sure thing.
Oconomowoc Plan Commission approved the the major design
review plans for Fowler Lake Village during its meeting.
Before the Plan Commission’s vote, the Oconomowoc
Architectural Commission met and approved building plans
for Fowler Lake Village.
rendering of the five-story 180,000 square-foot Fowler
Lake Village proposed for construction near Oconomowoc’s
approval from the Architectural Commission came with a
few minor conditions, including: that the applicant
provide additional information on patio dividers,
canopies and awnings, and building material colors, that
the color of the service doors match the adjacent
building material and that venting be minimized.
project will be a tremendous addition to the City’s
Downtown,” City Planner and Zoning Administrator Jason
Gallo said in a document pertaining to the major design
review of Fowler Lake Village. “For years Downtown
studies identified a lack of residents within the heart
of Downtown, and this project will attract additional
residents to the area. The applicant has been very
responsive to all of Staff’s comments and requests.”
are very happy with the input and guidance we received
from both the Architectural and Plan Commission Board
Members,” Jeff Seymour of Fowler Lake Village said in a
Monday email to the Enterprise. “We believe the City
Committee and Staff reviews over the last few months
have helped to make our project better for the
community, and our buyers.”
relations between the two sides haven’t also been so
perky. In fact, they had been downright chilly.
Oconomowoc Common Council voted in February to settle a
lawsuit against the city for the previously proposed
Fowler Lake Village, which Seymour and other developers
had hoped to build behind City Hall by Fowler Lake, an
area the city is currently upgrading via its own Fowler
Lake Waterfront Project.
“Once we got past the lawsuit things worked out very
well,” Mayor Dave Nold said.
Oconomowoc Common Council still has to approve the
developer’s agreement for the project, which Nold
anticipates will happen.
are hopeful for a final approval from the Common Council
in the next few weeks, so we can continue forward to the
ground breaking on our project in late September, for
completion next year,” Seymour said.
“With reservations already near 40 percent before our
final approval, we anticipate units to go fast once we
are formally visible in the red hot Lake Country Real
Estate marketplace,” Seymour said in the email.
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