Developer proposes 300 apartments at Oak Creek site in the latest in series of similar projects in the city
A 300-unit upscale apartment development is being proposed in Oak Creek — the latest in a series of larger such projects in that community.
Wingspan Development Group LLC is proposing the $57 million development, known as Hub13, for 33.6 acres at 7581 S. 13th St., according to information filed with the city Plan Commission.
That site is just east of I-94, and north of West Drexel Avenue.
The commission at its Tuesday meeting is to review Wingspan's request to rezone that vacant site from office and professional business to multi-family residential.
Construction would likely begin by September if the project receives approvals. Wingspan, based in Mt. Prospect, Illinois, expects to complete Hub13 within 18 months.
Wingspan wants to build six three-story buildings, each with 40 units, as well as three two-story buildings, each with 20 units.
The monthly rents would range from $1,050 to $2,500.
Each three-story building would have underground parking, while the two-story buildings would have surface parking lots.
Of the 300 total apartments, approximately 10% would be studios, 42% would be one-bedroom units, 38% would be two-bedroom units and 10% would be three-bedroom units, according to the commission report.
Hub13 would feature a 6,500-square-foot clubhouse with a leasing office and in-ground swimming pool near the entrance on South 13th Street.
Other amenities would include fire pits, grilling areas, walking paths, a zen garden and a fenced dog run. Hub13 also would connect to a planned retail development to the south.
The apartment project site includes 10.6 acres of wetlands, of which 10.2 acres would be preserved, the report said.
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Hub13 would join other new larger apartment projects in Oak Creek.
They include the 285-unit Drexel Ridge, which is finishing its last phase at 7721 S. Pennsylvania Ave., and the 225-unit Orchard Hills, which is starting construction at 8300 S. 27th St.
Also, three separate apartment buildings total over 300 units at the Drexel Town Square mixed-use project, at Drexel and Howell avenues.
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