Greenfield-based Ener-Con Companies Inc. has purchased the former Parkland Mall site in Muskego and began construction this week on Parkland Towne Center.
The 11-acre site, at S74 W17000 Janesville Road, was purchased by Michael Dilworth Sr., president of Ener-Con for $4 million, according to state records. Work began Tuesday on the pond and the first 30 apartment units, said Alicia Hurst, Ener-Con office manager.
The $33 million development was approved by the city of Muskego in May. It will feature a mix of of three retail buildings with a total of 54,000 square feet of space and three, four-story apartment buildings with a total of 90 units.
Sendik’s Food Market has committed to anchor one of the retail buildings.
The site has been vacant since 1999, when Parkland Mall was torn down. It sits in a key location at the heart of Muskego’s main commercial corridor at the corner of Lannon Drive and Janesville Road. A $7.2 million tax incremental financing district was created by the city in June to help clean up the property.
The first phase of the project will likely be completed in early spring, Hurst said. The entire project will likely take about four years to complete, depending on occupancy of the apartments and tenant interest in the retail.