The first building in the mall redevelopment project is slated to begin work this month, city officials confirm to City Pages; but street work that originally was to begin in March has been pushed to later this summer.
Public Works Director Eric Lindman told City Pages the street work won’t begin until July, but possibly earlier, depending on how work on the apartment project goes.
City officials had originally said work would begin in March, then pushed it to May to better align with the building process. That’s been pushed to July now, though the street construction that will see Third Street extended through across the old mall site could come earlier.
T. Wall Enterprises is building a roughly 150-unit luxury apartment project in one section of where the Wausau Center mall once stood. It will also include a small amount of retail space. The mall was torn down in 2021 and the land has sat vacant since.
T. Wall has a second building planned with roughly similar characteristics. Public funding for that project hasn’t happened yet.
Despite beginning construction in May, area business leaders said they were solicited for investment in the project. The project is listed as a pair for investment on T. Wall’s website.