Wingspan Development Group and Batson-Cook Development have begun preleasing apartments at their nine-building Hub13 garden-style property in Oak Creek, Wis. Residents began moving into the first completed building in early February.
The 300-unit Hub13, located at 1310 W. Nicholas Drive, features studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, ranging from 582 square feet to 1,341 square feet. Unit amenities include keyless entry, high-end finishes, modern plank flooring and carpet, quartz countertops, ceramic tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a washer/dryer, a balcony/patio in select units and a double-sink vanity in select units.
Resident amenities include a 24-hour fitness center with yoga studio; community clubhouse with lounge, pool and fire pit; a swimming pool and sundeck; a Zen Garden; outdoor grilling hubs; horseshoes and bags courts; an off-leash dog park and pet spa; a coworking business center; a wine and beer room; a demonstration kitchen; and access to a nearby nature preserve and 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 draw people from a very diverse rental pool geographically.
“Hub13’s centralized location allows us to serve a number of different renters, from people who work downtown to people who work in the Oak Creek area. The property is 15 minutes from a majority of the jobs in the region. We were also very cognizant about needing to be close to daily needs shopping for residents,” Jason Macklin, director of development for Wingspan, told Multi-Housing News.
The property is approximately a 15-minute drive from downtown Milwaukee and commercial and manufacturing centers in Kenosha and Racine counties. It is just 1 mile from Drexel Town Square, a mixed-use retail, commercial, residential and civic district in downtown Oak Creek. Wingspan noted that Hub13 is a part of a building 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 broke ground on Hub13 in the spring of 2021 and recently delivered the first of the property’s nine buildings. Macklin noted that the first residents began moving in this past weekend. The partners will open the second building at the end of the month and then deliver the remaining seven at a rate of about one per month until the development is completed.
First Merchants Bank provided financing for Hub13. The project was designed by JLA Architects, with Ayres Associates serving as the civil engineer and Nicholas & Associates as the 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 more rental and mixed-use projects in various stages of development in the Milwaukee, Chicagoland, Phoenix and Tampa, Fla., markets.