SPUR 16 IN BLOOM
MEQUON — As crocuses and daffodils poke their noses from the thawing soil, Spur 16 also is slowly coming to life this spring.
The 10 townhomes along the west side of the project along Buntrock Avenue are ready for occupancy. In fact, a few pioneers already have moved in as the second phase of the Town Center development continues to take shape.
A leasing office has been set up in one of the townhomes, which has been fully furnished as a model. It’s located at 11330 N. Buntrock Ave. and welcomes visitors and prospective tenants from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
In addition to the townhomes, a total of 150 apartment homes will be available for occupancy. The first 50-unit building – with units ranging from one to three bedrooms – is expected to open around June 1. The similar second and third buildings are set to open in August and September, respectively. A clubhouse for the entire apartment community is expected to be complete by early summer.
Cindy Shaffer, the developer of Spur 16, said about 22 apartments – including four of the townhomes – already have been leased.
“We’re finding people are selling their large homes in Mequon and they want to stay in the community,” she said. “They want to be flexible – and they realize it’s cheaper to rent than own.”
All of the units feature top-tier amenities. The townhomes include KitchenAid appliances, heated bathroom floors, gas fireplaces, attached two-car garages and private patios.
She said she believes the development is a vibrant addition to the growing Town Center neighborhood.
“It’s about building a community,” she said. “That’s clearly been done.”
The townhomes range from 2,300 square feet to 2,600 square feet. All include three bedrooms, including a first-floor master with attached bathroom. There is an additional powder room on the first floor. The second floor includes two bedrooms and another full bathroom. Monthly rent on the townhomes begins at $3,900.
The Spur West, Spur Central and Spur East apartments feature stainless steel appliances, private balconies, walkouts for the first-floor units, underground parking, storage, in-unit washers and dryers and a package- receiving area. Monthly rent ranges from $1,395 for one-bedroom apartments to $3,500 for three-bedroom units.
Shaffer said major attractions to the project include the proximity to the planned Mequon Public Market, the adjacent St. Paul Fish Co. restaurant, other businesses and adjacent amenities. St. Paul Fish Co. anticipates a “soft opening” in early May, Shaffer said.
The Mequon Public Market, expected to open in June, will feature 10 vendors; nine have been announced so far. There will be an outdoor plaza with water feature, a large mezzanine level with seating for 200, a demonstration kitchen, a performance stage and seating near many of the individual restaurants.
Mequon Public Market and St. Paul Fish Co. will occupy two completely refurbished buildings that previously had been used by the city of Mequon. A third building is occupied by Yama Yoga and Club Pilates, which opened in February.
Additional information on Spur 16 is available online at www.spur16.com or by calling 262-665-7787.