Good Harvest co-owner plans large development next door
Building would have condos, first-floor retail, incorporate green technology

By Brandon Anderegg

Dec 13 , 2018

Good Harvest Market Co-Owner and President Joe Nolan and McAllister Development Services Inc. President Steve McAllister have proposed an “eco-friendly” mixed-use development off Silvernail Road in Waukesha.
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WAUKESHA — A Good Harvest Market co-owner revealed plans Wednesday for a three-story mixed-use building with condos and first-floor retail adjacent to Good Harvest Market off Silvernail Road.

The development would combine retail, commercial and residential units in a 40,000-square-foot building with natural lighting, underground parking, rooftop gardens and an entertainment area, according to a press release.

The project is a joint effort between Good Harvest co-owner Joe Nolan and Steve McAllister, McAllister Development Services Inc. president. While the city planner has seen the plans, McAllister and Nolan’s project has not been approved, Nolan said.

The developers anticipate 10,000 square feet of retail space with 15 to 20 residential units ranging in size from 750 square feet to 2,000 square feet, according to the press release. The building would also overlook a 17-acre conservancy and would be within walking distance of grocery, restaurants and shopping.

The duo hopes to incorporate green technology into their development, such as geothermal heating and cooling, solar and other energy efficient systems, said McAllister.

The Good Harvest Market and Café at 2205 Silvernail Road was constructed in 2015, though the business has been in the area since 2005.

Nolan said he and McAllister hope to attract commercial tenants who share a similar vision with Good Harvest, which includes promoting healthy living, community involvement and wellness education.

“Anybody that can feed into what we do here,” Nolan said. “It’s our hope that these same types of businesses, like alternative health care professionals, a yoga studio and green-friendly businesses would welcome the chance to be within a stone’s throw of Good Harvest.”

 Nolan said a microbrewery would be neat, adding that there aren’t too many in Waukesha.

“We also hope to have a shared workspace, where small business owners and consultants, health and life coaches, etc. can share a workspace for a small monthly fee,” Nolan said.

The developers plan on selling, rather than renting, both the business and residential space, and while they are in the design phase early purchasers can choose their location in the building and design of their units.

The developers hope their residential units will attract empty nesters and young professionals who like the option of walking to nearby restaurants and stores, Nolan added.