Good Harvest Market plans mixed-use development on its property

Apartments and retail space would be built on vacant lot east of store in Waukesha

Project rendering

Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 04:48 pm

Project rendering

The owner of Good Harvest Market in Waukesha wants to develop a 40,000-square-foot mixed-use building on a 1.4-acre lot adjacent to the store.

The three-story building would include 15 to 20 residential units, ranging in size from 750 to 2,000 square feet, and 10,000 square feet of retail space for “complimentary businesses” such as a yoga studio, alternative health care, and possibly a micro-brewery, said Good Harvest Market owner Joe Nolan.

“We also hope to have a shared work space, where small business owners and consultants, health and life coaches can share a work space for a small monthly fee,” he said in an announcement.

Plans for the site have not yet been finalized nor reviewed by the city, but if they are approved, Nolan hopes to break ground by late spring 2019, with the intent to open the building by the same time the following year.

Nolan and his wife Jody Nolan opened the natural foods store at 2205 Silvernail Road in 2014, also taking over the adjoining vacant lot, which is situated directly east of the store overlooking a 17-acre nature conservancy. Nolan said he has been informally discussing the site plans with the city since purchasing the property.

The development would include amenities including underground parking, a rooftop garden and entertainment space. Retail and residential units would be available for purchase, rather than for rent, and early buyers can choose the location and design of their unit, according to the announcement.

Steve McAllister, president of Pewaukee-based McAllister Development Services Inc., will head the project’s design and construction while Nolan will lead efforts to secure business and residential tenants and financing for the building.

“Our plan for the building is to make use of energy efficient systems, including geothermal heating and cooling, solar and other sustainable building practices,” McAllister said.

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Maredithe Meyer
Maredithe Meyer started as an intern reporter at BizTimes in summer 2015. She currently covers entertainment, sports, tourism and restaurants. In May 2017, she graduated with a journalism degree from Marquette University where she worked as an in-depth projects reporter for the Marquette Wire and Marquette Tribune.