Building and site plans for a building with a restaurant and offices
and another with 96 apartment units earned unanimous approval from
the Mequon Planning Commission.
Both projects in
the Town Center area will be part of the 14-acre Foxtown project on
the south side of Mequon Road.
development aims to transform a largely blighted property into
restaurants, retail, office space, apartments and a “pocket
neighborhood” of single-family homes. Work already has begun to
restore a mid-1800s brewery and an addition to Spectrum Investment
6329 W. Mequon Road.
is across the street from the Spur 16 development, which already is
underway between the railroad tracks and the Public Safety building.
The most recent
building and site plan approvals are for:
Foxtown Commons, a 96-unit apartment project at
1127 N. Industrial
Drive. The apartments will have an average size of 1,274 square
feet. There will be a mix of 36 one-bedroom apartments, 27
two-bedroom apartments and 33 three-bedroom apartments. The P2
Development Co. project will occupy four acres. The development will
include an indoor pool.
the surrounding area will include on-street parking and sidewalks
along Industrial Drive, according to a memo from Jac Zader, Mequon’s
assistant director of Community Development.
worked with the applicant on the building design over the last
did a nice job in creating an urban streetscape pattern along the
roadway by incorporating individual walk-up stairways and porches
along Industrial Drive,” Zader wrote.
There will be a
total of 207 on-site parking spaces. The majority will be
underground and intended for tenants. There will be some
above-ground guest parking. The parking count does not include the
planned public spots on Industrial Drive.
Commission’s unanimous approval of the building and site plans
included a request that the landscaping plan return for review once
it is completed.
A restaurant and second-floor office space in a 13,000-square-foot
building that will be built directly east of
6411 W. Mequon Road.
The building will include a 6,900-square-foot restaurant on the first
floor with offices on the second floor. The applicant is architect
Stephen Perry Smith.
offices will include space for Fromm Family Foods, whose owner Tom
Nieman is part of the development team for the Foxtown project.
Much of the
discussion of the project centered on parking. The plan shows a
total of 83 parking spots, which is sufficient for demand except in
summer during dinner hours on weekends. However, the applicant has
entered into a shared parking agreement with Spectrum Investments to
the south. Spectrum will provide access to an additional 36 spaces
on nights and weekends.
Zader’s memo, those additional spaces “will provide a more than
adequate supply of parking spaces during all periods of high
expect to begin work on the project in the next few weeks.
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