WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) — Developer T. Wall Enterprises presented its ideas for rebuilding the former Wausau Mall site to the city’s Committee of the Whole on Tuesday.
Public comments lasted about an hour with local business owners, lawyers, real estate investors and city officials expressing support for more businesses and residences in the downtown corridor.
People seemed more concerned about the need for more housing variety and getting people to move to the Wausau area.
The only concern came from former County Council member William Harris, who advised the city to keep its residents informed throughout the process.
“Allow our community to have a voice. By doing so, the city will build trust and confidence in the community as it proceeds with the mall redevelopment,” Harris said.
Developer T. Wall Enterprises is the chosen company to pitch the plan for now. They are proposing a five-story complex that would have shops and commercial spaces on the first level with apartments above.
“So these units will provide housing for all lifestyles, different income levels, different price points,” said Nick Patterson, development analyst at T. Wall Enterprises.
The proposed complex is called the Foundry on the 3rd. Plans include 154 apartments ranging from studios to three bedrooms with underground parking. They are designed with brick architecture meant to blend in with the historical nature of the city.
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