Grafton Plan Commission approves Lumberyard 1505 apartment, retail building

A first planned apartment/retail building in the Lumberyard 1505 redevelopment gained a recommendation from Grafton’s Plan Commission on Tuesday. 

Lumberyard 1505 (rendering)

Lumberyard 1505 (rendering)

The project at Wisconsin Avenue and Beech Street is the first of an envisioned three buildings on a 4.7-acre property. The village and Mequon-based Shaffer Development LLC have teamed to redevelop land at Wisconsin Avenue and Beech Street. 

Construction could begin this fall on the first phase, which features a building standing three and four stories tall, with 72 apartments and first-floor spaces for four retailers. Apartments could open in summer 2016, with rents ranging from $895 for micro apartments to $1,685 for three-bedroom units. 

Shaffer Development is hoping to attract a financial institution, coffee shop, hair salon and restaurant for those spaces, but no leases have been signed, according to a June 16 village report. 

That building gained Grafton Plan Commission approval Tuesday, and will go to the Village Board for consideration in July. 

A second phase could bring a second apartment building with 54 units and a stand-alone, 3,640- square-foot retail building on Wisconsin Avenue. 

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