41,700-square-foot, four-story Avid Hotel has been
Meadow Lane on the northwest side of Waukesha.
WAUKESHA — A new name in the
hospitality industry — Avid Hotel — is proposing a
41,700-square-foot, four-story hotel with 95 guest rooms on the
northwest side of the city.
Recently launched by International Hotel Group, Avid Hotel is
promoted as serving a niche by emphasizing modern architecture,
efficient amenities, and an exceptional sleep experience.
If approved, the hotel would be located on Meadow Lane. The rooms
would have either a king or two queen-sized beds, as well as a large
hospitality space to include a retail-like market, coffee and water
station, breakfast space, fitness center and front desk.
The proposal calls for the the remaining right-of-way for Meadow
Lane along the north side of the site to be vacated with cross
access easements, then granted to the surrounding neighbors.
The site plan provides 92 parking spaces, a pedestrian route to the
entrance from the street and a 3.5-acre site that includes wetlands
to the south which would be preserved. The hotel would sit on 1.6
A restaurant may be proposed in the future for the land immediately
east of the hotel, according to city documents.
The proposal for the Avid Hotel will be discussed at the 6:30
Wednesday Plan Commission meeting at City Hall, 201 Delafield St.
City staff is recommending final approval of the plans with all
Engineering Department, Fire Department and Water Utility comments
to be addressed.
Also during the Wednesday meeting, Plan Commission members will:
■ Review the final site plan and architectural review for the new
Waukesha City Hall. The plans were approved with conditions by the
Plan Commission on March 27. At that time the exterior façade was a
combination of rough and smooth finished beige stone with a darker
After further budget review, the request has been made to allow for
an alternative exterior finish by substituting brick for the stone
■ Will discuss several aspects of The Reserve at Waukesha, a luxury
apartment proposal for downtown Waukesha near the Fox River on
vacant land. The commission will review the preliminary site plan
and architectural review for the 186-unit apartment building, as
well as rezoning and a certified survey map.
The Reserve at Waukesha will also be discussed at the Finance
Committee meeting (6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall).
Campbell Capital Group is proposing a redevelopment project that
includes a mixed-use building consisting of 186 apartments and 2,100
square feet of commercial space. The developer is requesting tax
incremental financing assistance to make the project financially
feasible. According to city staff, the developer has “extraordinary
costs related to site preparation including but not limited to
environmental remediation, poor soils, and floodplain mitigation.”
The request is for a $1.5 million grant at the time that
construction commences and a $3.25 million grant payment as tax
increment is generated from the project (PAYGO). The city would pay
its administration costs, retain 10% of the increment and pay debt
service obligations before providing the developer with any
additional grant payment.