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
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
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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