Winner of 2021 In Business Magazine Best New Development in the Residential (Multi-Unit) Category.
The new two-building mixed-use complex on a redevelopment site provides a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. Amenities include a large community room with kitchen, roof terrace with views of Lake Monona, meeting rooms, and a fitness center. Tenant spaces face Cottage Grove Road to maintain commercial activity in the established neighborhood. A contiguous parking basement greatly reduced the need for surface parking leaving room for green space and a tot lot.
Features include expansive windows and patio doors for generous amounts of natural light. Kitchens include modern cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and dining counters, giving the space a luxurious feel rarely found in affordable housing. Each unit has a large balcony or patio.
95 of the 112 apartments (85%) of the units are affordable with restricted rents for individuals earning less than 60% of the county median income. Of those, 23 are for residents earning less than 30% of the county median income, specifically targeted for populations of homeless/nearly homeless, prison reentry housing, veterans, and those with special needs such as physical, mental, and developmental disabilities. 20% of the apartments are designed to WHEDA universal design standards.
Designed to meet Wisconsin Green Built Home standards.
Photography: Ryan Hainey