Summit Credit Union proposed at Freshwater Plaza

New branch would be built on south outlot of development

Summit Credit Union Muskego branch
The Muskego branch of Summit Credit Union.

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

Summit Credit Union plans to construct a new 3,700-square-foot branch at the Freshwater Plaza development in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood.

The new single-story credit union building with drive-through would be built on the south outlot of Freshwater Plaza at 12888 S. First St., east of South First Street and north of East Greenfield Avenue, according to documents filed with the city.

The building will be built with a brick and metal panel, and is designed to reflect Summit’s “desire for a highly visible facility that reaches out to the community,” according to the documents.

Summit’s new branch will have two drive-through teller lanes and another drive-through ATM aisle, as well as a walk-in lobby.¬†The corner of the building will have floor-to-ceiling glass as well as three fabric exterior shades similar to an existing branch in Monona.

The city’s Plan Commission is scheduled to consider the proposal at its Feb. 11 meeting.

The new branch would be the latest addition to Freshwater Plaza. Wauwatosa-based Wangard Partners is overseeing the development of the mixed-use project, which also includes a 46,000-square-foot Cermak Fresh Market, a four-story, 76-unit apartment building with first-floor retail space and a Sherwin Williams paint store on the north outlot.

The developer also plans to build a second mixed-use building with 76 apartments and 45,000 square feet of commercial space. This is a departure from initial development plans, which called for an office building as part of the third phase of the project.

Further east of the development on Greenfield Avenue is the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences.

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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.