Cedarburg’s Arrabelle project on track
First residents to move in next month

By Laurie Arendt

Feb. 7, 2019

CEDARBURG — Since receiving its final approvals in February 2018, the Arrabelle project on the south side of Cedarburg’s downtown district has been a flurry of activity.

“At a very high level, the project is very much on track right now,” said Tony W. De Rosa, executive vice president of HSI Properties, the developer of the project. “We are expecting occupancy in our townhomes in March, with the apartments ready in late spring, early summer.”

From proposal to approval, the Arrabelle project took approximately two years and was not without controversy, as some residents were opposed to the redevelopment of the former St. Francis Borgia school property into the project, as well as the need for a tax incremental financing district to support the development.

As planned, Arrabelle will include 60 upscale apartment homes spread among two separate buildings, with underground heated parking and rents starting at $1,300. In addition, there will be nine townhome apartments, each with two-car attached garages and private direct entrances. When completed, the project will also include a fitness center and clubhouse.

“It’s the people that we thought who would be interested in this project that are coming forward and want to move in,” said De Rosa. “We’re signing leases now and there is a lot of interest in living there.”

He said that potential tenants have been most impressed by the level of finishes and the overall design of the project as well as one more impressive element.

“They really like the level of walkability that the project is offering,” he said. “People love Cedarburg and they love where Arrabelle is located.”

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