The Eau Claire Metropolis Council voted Tuesday to approve a developer’s rezoning request, a call that can make approach for the development of a two-building student-oriented house growth within the 700 block of Water Avenue.
The challenge, dubbed the Water Avenue Flats by JCap Growth & Development, will embody many of the south aspect of the 700 block of Water Avenue (between Seventh and Eighth avenues roughly throughout from Joel’s Water Avenue Auto). Plans name for 2 buildings: a 24-unit constructing with 12 two-bedroom flats and 12 one-bedroom flats and a 16-unit constructing with 12 two-bedrooms flats and 4 one-bedroom flats.
At the moment, the property is occupied by six one- and two-story wood-frame houses constructed within the 1870s and Eighties. A seventh residence, at 715 Water St., would stay, flanked on both aspect by the brand new house buildings.
The Metropolis Council authorised the rezoning request throughout its legislative assembly Tuesday night. The proposal had beforehand obtained the go-ahead from town Plan Fee, however a rezoning request like this one requires an OK from the Metropolis Council as effectively.
The property was rezoned from residential-medium density to central enterprise district-planned growth. Prior to now, totally different metropolis planning paperwork had instructed totally different approaches to redeveloping the world. For instance, the Water Avenue Industrial District Plan inspired mixed-use growth (together with industrial and residential constructions), whereas the Randall Park Neighborhood Plan questioned whether or not first-floor industrial house could be viable, and as an alternative inspired first-floor dwellings.
It its software to town, JCap famous that “Water Avenue Flats will assist obtain the specified final result of the Randal Park Neighborhood’s Complete plan. The elevated density on the 700 block of Water St. will assist cut back the variety of college students renting additional north within the (neighborhood), and hopefully open up alternatives for a rise in proprietor occupied homes on Lake, Hudson, Broadway, and Niagara (streets).”
JCap’s software additionally described the challenge this manner:
Water Avenue Flats intends to supply a product that vastly exceeds the market common. The design and structure of the property is exclusive to the Eau Claire space. JCap DC recognized a possibility to deliver a lot wanted flats to the Water St. space, with out repeating the identical model of structure and house product that has been constructed to this point. All 40 models provide direct entry from the surface, letting us get rid of any widespread hallways, which enhance building value and turn out to be a upkeep nightmare when renting to college students. The elimination of widespread hallways, let JCap hold building prices low, and move the saving on to the coed tenants.
The developer additionally says the three-story buildings will characteristic “a mixture of fashionable and conventional architectural options.” A artist’s conception included within the software reveals constructions that resemble a number of the multistory house buildings that JCap has constructed lately close by on Chippewa Avenue.