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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.