S.C. Swiderski presented some tweaking of its major development in the city’s flagship development area Riverlife.
The Swiderski proposal would cover three development lots in the Riverlife area, from north of the stream up to the Wausau on the Water lot. That development would include 200 apartments along with five commercial spaces. It includes two buildings and a parking structure, as well as surface parking.
The new changes include increased parking and an enhanced entryway to the river between the buildings. The city’s Plan Commission on Tuesday approved the general development plan.
S.C. Swiderski proposed a development there a couple of years ago in a competitive bid process, which ultimately went to T. Wall Enterprises. T. Wall Enterprises abandoned the project after threatening to sue the city, and instead began work on the mall redevelopment project. That project is now delayed, and owner Terrence Wall has called for council members to resign for opposing his project.
Swiderski also bid for the first RiverLife Project, which at the time was awarded to Frantz Community Investors. Frantz ultimately failed to finish the project, which was eventually completed by the third developer to take it on.
If ultimately approved, this would be the second development project in the RiverLife area and add needed downtown apartment units the city has been seeking.
Swiderski aims to start construction on the project by June 2024.