Mill on Main development to pay homage to Oshkosh's history

Mill on Principal growth to pay homage to Oshkosh’s historical past

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OSHKOSH – It is all within the particulars, and the Sawdust District’s Mill on Principal growth’s particulars pay homage to town’s airport, waterways and historical past. 

Developer Terrance Wall Enterprises unveiled new renderings at a July 5 Plan Fee assembly, and the buildings deliberately replicate some key components of town, stated Jake Bunz, growth analyst for T. Wall Enterprises.

The buildings, generally known as A1, A2 and A3, embrace options of a sawmill as a nod to the Sawdust District, an air visitors management tower in reference to Wittman Regional Airport and a lighthouse, reflecting town’s use of waterways.

At Tuesday’s metropolis council assembly, Oshkosh’s Planning Providers Supervisor Mark Lyons stated these options make it stand out. 

“It is a actually distinctive growth,” Lyons stated. “There’s nothing we’ve seen like this within the metropolis earlier than.” 

It will be just a few years earlier than the venture is accomplished, however we now have an thought of what to stay up for. 

The council accepted 6-0 a selected implementation plan for the location, which is a more-detailed model of a normal website plan that was beforehand accepted. Builders are required to submit detailed plans for lighting, landscaping and different items of the venture. 

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Every of the three buildings is 5 tales and will probably be accomplished in its personal part. In complete, plans name for 295 flats and simply over 22,000 sq. ft of business area for retail and eating places. 

All the design is geared towards offering out of doors area not solely to residents but additionally the neighborhood. It features a personal clubhouse for residents in addition to an amphitheater, pickleball courtroom and loads of inexperienced area between the event and town’s newly accomplished part of Riverwalk alongside the previous East Sixth Avenue.

Plans additionally embrace an enclosed canine park southeast of the property on the south facet of East Ninth Avenue, abutting the railroad tracks, that will be accessible to Mill on Principal residents and the general public.

“We image individuals going to make use of the canine park, benefit from the area after which popping over to a espresso store or one thing,” Bunz stated. “We have seen an uptick in our residents having canines, so it is an important amenity.” 

T. Wall Enterprises is behind tasks reminiscent of Inexperienced Bay’s Metropolis Deck, an condo advanced in Neenah, Middleton Heart in Middleton and others within the Madison space. Bunz stated the variety of residents with canines has jumped from round 15% 5 years in the past to round 30% to 35% now. 

Conceptual plans for the Mill on Main development along South Main Street in the Sawdust District call for three buildings featuring a mix of residential and commercial areas, as well as a private clubhouse for residents and public green space. An enclosed dog park is also shown in the lower right corner, on the south side of East Ninth Avenue abutting the railroad tracks.

Complete prices for the three-phase venture are estimated between $65 million to $75 million. T. Wall is asking for town’s assist in funding about 20% to 25% of the whole venture prices by way of a tax increment finance district. That TIF District has not but been created, however Bunz stated they’re finalizing numbers with town and he is hopeful that may undergo the approval course of in August. 

Bunz is hopeful to interrupt floor on Part 1 — which would come with Constructing A1, with flats and a two-story, waterfront restaurant, alongside East Seventh Avenue and probably the clubhouse and canine park — this fall. Nonetheless, he stated his staff is keeping track of building costs, and if these are available in increased than budgeted, the clubhouse and canine park would wait till a later part. 

Contact Katy Macek at or 920-426-6658. Comply with her on Twitter @KatherineMacek.


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