By: John Quinnies - Patch Staff, Patch Oak Creek
OAK CREEK, WI — Construction on a 34-acre garden-style apartment complex called Hub13 broke ground on Tuesday, according to a press release.
The development will provide 300 new apartment units across nine buildings. The site was chosen for Oak Creek's rapid growth, according to the press release.
The $57 million development was approved in Jan. 2020 by the Oak Creek Plan Commission, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
It will be located north of the Drexel Avenue interchange of Interstate 94 along South 13th Street, just 1 mile from downtown Oak Creek, according to the press release.
Each unit will feature luxury finishes, including hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. The entire complex will have access to a community center, fitness center, clubhouse, yoga studio, firepit and Zen garden, according to the press release.
The site will also include an 11.4-acre nature preserve with wetlands. The developer will deliver the first units by the end of 2021, according to the press release.
A separate commercial development known as Highgate is currently under construction directly south of Hub13. The proximity of the two will create a mixed-use walkable development, according to the press release.
The project is being undertaken as a joint operation between Wingspan Development Group and Batson-Cook Development Company. First Merchants Bank is providing financing, JLA Architects is the architect, Ayres Associates is the civil engineer, and Nicholas & Associates is serving as the general contractor, according to the press release.
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