Waunakee Plan Commissioners Monday got a glimpse of how a new apartment building might look on the 200 block of East Main Street. Representatives from Hovde Properties showed drawings of the new building, which would occupy the north side of Main Street between Water and North Madison streets.
Mike Slavish with Hovde said the development group has acquired six sites, including five parcels on Main Street and the Larry Kippley property. Tenants were given 60 to 90 days to move out, and the developers have been working to facilitate the demolition, which is expected after asbestos is abated, Slavish said.
At that point, the fire department plans to hold training exercises, but Slavish said it’s hoped the demolition can begin the week of Oct. 23.
Construction will be timed with the library on North Madison Street, Slavish said, and completion is anticipated in May or June of 2019.
“It dovetails well with the village’s plan for the new library,” Slavish said. “It minimizes the amount of time this area will be under construction.”
During the construction, the company plans to keep the east-west alley to the north of the property open, Slavish said.
Jeff Davis, an architect with Davis Young, showed the plans, noting that 12,000 square feet of commercial is included. The building includes 101 apartment units, with 60 parking stalls at grade level and another 111 underground stalls, including motorcycle parking and storage for tenants.