Cedarburg getting two developments
Construction has begun on the first of two separate mixed-use development projects in Cedarburg’s downtown historic district — the first new construction in the historic district in approximately 25 years. The buildings will house commercial space and residential lofts, developed by Cornerstone Buildings LLC, of Cedarburg.
The exteriors of both buildings were designed to complement the historic Cedarburg architecture.
The design of the building currently under construction on the corner of Washington Avenue and Western Road is based on the stone blacksmith building dating to the mid to late 1800s that originally stood on the site.
One block to the north, on the corner of Washington Avenue and Mill Street, plans have been approved for a larger building also designed to be historic in appearance.
Retail or office spaces ranging from 1,200 to 5,000 square feet will occupy the main floors. The larger space will have high ceilings and large windows, with room for sidewalk seating, that would lend itself to restaurant operation or a business with a cafe, the developers say.
The upper level of both buildings will house upscale loft living spaces with soaring ceilings, exposed beams and open floor plans. The residences will include attached parking and private entrances.
Completion of the first building is scheduled for late fall. Don Stauss of Mequon is the architect, while John Sauermilch Jr. of Sheboygan is the general contractor.
Oct. 3, 2003 Small Business Times, Milwaukee