Wingspan, Batson-Cook starts renting apartments in Wisconsin

Hub13. Image courtesy of Wingspan Development Group

Major Development Group and Batson–Cook development began pre-renting apartments in their nine-building Hub13 garden-style property in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Residents began moving into the first completed building in early February.

The 300-unit Hub13, located at 1310 W. Nicholas Drive, includes studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, ranging in size from 582 square feet to 1,341 square feet. Unit amenities include keyless entry, high end finishes, modern floors and carpets, quartz countertops, ceramic tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and washer/dryer, balcony/patio in some units and a double sink vanity in some units.

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Resident amenities include a 24-hour fitness center with a yoga studio; community pavilion with living room, swimming pool and outdoor fireplace; a swimming pool and a terrace; a Zen garden; outdoor grill centers; horseshoe pitches and bags; an off-leash dog park and pet spa; a coworking business center; a wine and beer cellar; a demonstration kitchen; and access to a nature reserve and nearby wetlands. Hub13 residents also have access to indoor parking.

The Hub13 site was ideal for Wingspan and Batson-Cook, as the property’s position between Milwaukee and Kenosha and Racine counties would attract people from a very geographically diverse rental pool.

Centralized location

“Hub13’s centralized location allows us to serve a number of different tenants, from people who work downtown to people who work in the Oak Creek area. The property is 15 minutes from a majority of jobs We were also very conscious of the need to be close to residents’ daily shopping,” said Jason Macklin, Wingspan’s Director of Development. Multi-Accommodation News.

The property is approximately a 15 minute drive from downtown Milwaukee and the shopping and manufacturing hubs of Kenosha and Racine counties. It is just one mile from Drexel Town Square, a mixed-use retail, commercial, residential and civic neighborhood in downtown Oak Creek. Wingspan noted that Hub13 is part of a construction boom along the new I-94 interchange at Drexel Avenue in Oak Creek that included an Ikea, the Highgate sports complex, and a hotel and conference center.

Wingspan and Batson-Cook opened Hub13 in the spring of 2021 and recently delivered the first of nine buildings on the property. Macklin noted that the first residents began moving in last weekend. The partners will open the second building at the end of the month, then deliver the other seven at the rate of approximately one per month until development is complete.

First bank for merchants funded Hub13. The project was designed by JLA Architectswith Ayres Associates serving as a civil engineer and Nicolas and associates as a general contractor.

Wingspan is also developing the 231-unit Ruby at Brookfield Square, located at 355 S. Moorland Road in Brookfield, about 10 miles west of Milwaukee. The company has several other rental and mixed-use projects in various stages of development in the Milwaukee, Chicagoland, Phoenix and Tampa, Florida markets.

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