WAUKESHA — A
proposal to create a six-unit condo development on a vacant patch of
land near the northwest corner of East Main Street and Perkins
Avenue has gained initial Common Council approval.
voted 13-2 on Tuesday to approve the preliminary site plan for the
project, which calls for constructing a single building housing six
three-bedroom condos. Each unit would be two stories high, and have
a one-car attached garage.
adjacent parking lot would be removed as part of the project, and
sidewalks would be extended around the development onto Perkins
Avenue, city planners have said.
included some small front porches at each of the front doors to try
to create three separate looking buildings,” Community Development
Director Jennifer Andrews said.
the chief executive officer of nearby Waukesha Iron & Metal, owns
project can go forward, council members must approve a final site
plan and a rezoning request.
Kathleen Cummings voted against the site plan, expressing concern
that the city might not have enough right-of-way in the intersection
where Cleveland and Perkins avenues converge with East Main Street.
Payne, who also voted “no,” said he didn't think the project fit in
with the residential neighborhood to the west, which is home to
“Here we are
looking at putting up a six-family (building) that totally doesn't
fit in with that neighborhood,” Payne said. “Now if we would go over
to the old Aeroshade lot (on North Greenfield and Ellis Street) the
homes were asked to fit into the neighborhood so they didn't look so
out of place. We asked for that over there, but over here where we
have older homes, we are being asked to approve something like this.
It's a nice building, but I think it's in the wrong spot.”
also approved a request from a Cleveland Avenue condo developer to
rezone a vacant parcel along Main Street that originally had been
slated for a office building development. The developer feels the
market will not support an office development at the location, and
would like to construct more residential units at the site, city
staff explained Tuesday.
is currently proposing to construct a 20unit apartment building at
Maria Pandazi said the developer came up with the plan after hearing
from people who were seeking more modest units.
Each of the
one-bedroom units would have a separate entrance, an attached
garage, and room for a single parking space outside the garage.
must still consider whether to give final approval to the project