300 apartments proposed near IKEA in Oak Creek

HUB13 would include nine apartment buildings and clubhouse

HUB13 in Oak Creek. (Rendering: JLA Architects)

Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 04:47 pm

A developer is proposing 300 apartments be built across the freeway from the IKEA furniture store in Oak Creek.

HUB13 in Oak Creek. (Rendering: JLA Architects)

Mount Prospect, Illinois-based Wingspan Development Group has filed plans with the city to construct six three-story and three two-story apartment buildings at 7581 S. 13th St., a nearly 24-acre site just northeast of where West Drexel Avenue meets Interstate 94.

According to the development plans, the three-story buildings would include 40 apartment units and underground parking, while the two-story buildings would each contain 20 units with attached garages. The units will range in size from studio to three-bedroom apartments, with the majority having either one or two bedrooms.

Also included in the proposal is a 6,500-square-foot, single-story clubhouse that will feature amenities such as a fitness center with yoga studio, package room, resident lounge, cyber cafe and leasing offices. Also included would be a resort-style swimming pool with sundeck, dog area, zen garden and fire pit.

Rental rates are expected to range between $1,050 and $2,500 per month.

The apartments would be built on the western end of the property, while about 10 acres to the east will remain a wetland area. All buildings would be constructed in a single phase, though not all buildings would be opened for occupancy at the same time.

The project, called HUB13, is estimated to cost about $57 million. Assuming all permitting and local approvals are met, the developer expects to break ground in the third quarter with completion anticipated 18 months later.

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Alex Zank
Alex Zank covers commercial and residential real estate for BizTimes. Alex previously worked for Farm Equipment magazine and also covered statewide construction news at The Daily Reporter. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he studied journalism, political science and economics. Having grown up in rural western Wisconsin, Alex loves all things outdoors, including camping, hiking, four-wheeling and hunting.