bird’s-eyeview rendering shows the layout of a 72-unit
apartment complex proposed for the former Fracaro’s site
at the southwest corner of East Moreland Boulevard and
White Rock Avenue, with a 1.13-acre site across the
street at the southeast corner of the intersection.
Rendering by Kahler Slater
WAUKESHA — A Kenosha developer is seeking to turn the
former Fracaro’s Lanes site into a 72-unit apartment
proposal, which is slated to receive an initial
review at this evening’s Plan Commission meeting, calls
for using 1.4 acres of land at the southwest corner of
East Moreland Boulevard and White Rock Avenue for the
development, as well as another 1.13 acres across the
street on the southeast corner of the intersection.
It calls for constructing a total of four buildings —
12-unit and 27-unit buildings on the southwest corner,
and 21-unit and 12unit buildings on the southeast site.
All told, there would be 33 one-bedroom units, 27
two-bedroom units and 12 three-bedroom units.
The project is the first major proposal pitched for the
White Rock Avenue Redevelopment Corridor since a 37-acre
tax increment finance district was created for the area
The development would also include about 129 surface
parking spaces and 11 garage stalls, according to a
document submitted to the city by Bear Development.
Most of the land proposed for the development is vacant,
but two homes off East Moreland Boulevard, near the
train tracks, would have to be demolished to make room
for the project as it currently stands.
When plan commissioners gather at 6:30 p.m. tonight at
City Hall, 201 Delafield St., they’ll be asked to
consider a request to rezone the roughly 2.5acre
development site from a “neighborhood business” district
to a “multi-family residential” district with a
planned-unit development overlay, according to a staff
Commissioners will also be asked to consider making an
amendment to the city’s land use plan so that the
project can move forward, and to give their blessing to
a conceptual site plan. In a memo, planners note that
more detailed site and architectural plans will be
needed before commissioners can make a decision on a
final site plan.
The memo also notes that Bear Development is planning to
apply for low-income housing tax credits for the
project, and would like for the property to be rezoned
before making that request.
Asked if the development was designed to be low-income,
Community Development Director Jennifer Andrews said
simply that the developer was planning to have
affordable units as part of the development.
Attempts to reach the developer to get further details
were unsuccessful on Tuesday.
Creating a TIF district for the White Rock area had
initially been part of plans to construct a baseball
stadium at Frame Park, but when those plans were
abandoned in favor of pursuing a project at Mindiola
Park, officials said they still planned to pursue
redevelopment strategies for the corridor.
Andrews said Tuesday that the developer has indicated he
would be making a request for TIF funding, but it is
still unclear what that request might be.