Ninth Avenue project calls for 40-unit apartment complex

Village Plan Commission reviews revised proposal for 4.3-acre site but takes no action
By 
JOE POIRIER
Ozaukee Press Staff

A 40-unit apartment complex is being eyed for development on the northeast corner of Ninth Avenue and Hickory Street in Grafton.

During Tuesday’s Plan Commission meeting, members reviewed a revised concept plan for landowner Bob Tillman but took no action.

The proposal calls for two 16-unit buildings to be constructed along Ninth Avenue and one eight-unit building in the middle of the 4.3-acre parcel.

 

Each unit would have a single-car garage.

Village Planner Jessica Wolff said the Community Development Authority has considered several sites in the village for multi-family residential development and the proposed apartment site is one of those identified.

Wolff said that the size of the two 16-unit buildings “would be a change” in the village’s customary characteristics for multi-family development, but because of the flag-shaped lot it is the best option.

She also said the apartments would look similar to the Eastridge condominiums also owned by Tillman.

The original plans called for five eight-unit buildings that would be more consistent with other area buildings, but a 1.2-acre wetland within the lot would be difficult to build around, Wolff said.

The site is across the street from residential housing south of Ninth Avenue, adjacent to a manufacturing business to the south and across the street from John Long Middle School.

The development will have a driveway along Ninth Avenue and maintain an existing driveway on Hickory Street.

Wolff said a sidewalk will be installed on Ninth Avenue and in the middle of the lot.

Tillman wants to start construction by December and expects the apartments to be open in December 2019.

The plans will be discussed further by the Architectural Review Board and Plan Commission in coming months.

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