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Allouez extends option for Webster Avenue development

By Josh Staloch

ALLOUEZ – The village board took another step forward on a mixed-use facility on Webster Avenue at its meeting earlier this month.

Coming out of closed session, the board extended the village’s exclusive planning option with General Capital, a developer out of Milwaukee, for a mixed-use facility on the village-owned property at 1905 S. Webster Ave.

Redeveloping the property has been part of the Allouez comprehensive plan since 2015.

The planning phase of the project is well underway, with General Capital recently submitting a revised plan it said “should be very close to acceptable to the parties.”

The plan currently calls for the 2.72-acre site to host two separate residential buildings with a combined 125 units.

There will be 3,600 square feet of retail space on the first floor of each building and 236 parking stalls.

While not yet finalized, some amenities for the development could include a fitness center, dog wash, co-working space and a rooftop deck with a shared outdoor kitchen.

Other business

• From now through Aug. 31, the village will flush water mains. The board reminds residents to run their taps before using the water to check for discoloration.

• The property at 2354 Riverside Drive will be rebuilt after the board unanimously approved a plan submitted by owners Gail and Brian Van Dreel to demolish the existing home and build a new, larger residence on the site.

• The board approved a noise variance permit for a wedding reception at Green Isle park Sept. 24. The decision will allow for sound amplification at the event, which is expected to draw up to 300 people and go from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

• Strong thunderstorms in recent weeks have caused some light property damage in the village and brought a pair of insurance claims to the board’s attention. The board unanimously decided to deny the two separate claims as the village is not responsible for damages caused by an act of God.

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