By: Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinal
Hub13, a 300-unit upscale apartment development, is among two neighboring projects that have been endorsed by the Oak Creek Plan Commission.
A large Oak Creek apartment development and a neighboring commercial project that could include a small hospital have received Plan Commission approval.
The commission, at its Tuesday night meeting, recommended Common Council approval of Hub13, which would have 300 upscale apartments on 33.6 acres at 7581 S. 13th St.
Also, the commission recommended approval for Highgate, a 27-acre commercial development at 7705-7869 S. 13th St.
Both Hub13 and Highgate would be east of I-94 and north of West Drexel Avenue.
Hub13 is being proposed by Wingspan Development Group LLC, based in Mt. Prospect, Illinois.
Wingspan wants to build six three-story buildings, each with 40 units, as well as three two-story buildings, each with 20 units.
Construction would likely begin by September if the $57 million project receives approvals. Wingspan expects to complete Hub13 within 18 months.
Highgate is being proposed by Brookfield-based Somerstone LLC.
Somerstone's conceptual plans call for seven buildings, totaling around 146,600 square feet.
Highgate would have a market value of $35 million to $45 million when completed, according to plans filed with the city.
The uses at Highgate include stores, a restaurant and a Summit Credit Union branch location.
There also would be an 18,500-square-foot "neighborhood hospital," according to the plans.
It would be operated by Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network, and would feature an emergency department and eight inpatient beds