LETTER: Apartment resident concerned about brewery as fellow tenant

To Ozaukee Press:

I applaud anyone willing to take a risk starting a new business. But as a resident of the 1505 Apartments building, I’m not sure the idea of putting a brewery in this building was properly thought through.

First, the noise level will significantly increase during operation hours. The apartment windows are not very sound proof, and up high where I am I can hear people talking in the patio area all the time. How is this going to affect apartments with children who need to be asleep earlier in the evening?

Second, the patio area was sold as a perk for the residents. Now it will have to be shared with the patrons of the bar as well as the coffee shop.  

Third, I have no idea where customer cars are going to park. As of now, all the outside parking except for the far back rows are filled and there are only about five parking spots on the street for all the business.  

Fourth, there already is an issue with the new air conditioning unit they put up on the roof for the coffee shop being very loud and causing the walls and floors of the apartment units to vibrate. This issue was promised to be resolved last summer (and hasn’t yet) and will only get worse by adding all kinds of new air handling equipment for the bar and to deal with the exhaust from brewing the beer, not to mention any odors resulting from the brewing process.  

I know the residents were never asked if they would like this type of business in their building.

Jon Hallada
Grafton

 

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