Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Mandel Group presented four landscaping options for the Silver Spring walkway, which will also accommodate outdoor dining for two incoming restaurants.
A new look could be coming to Consaul Commons, the public walkway located between the village's two incoming restaurants: Vinamo and The Bay. The Mandel Group presented four different landscaping schemes to the Village Board Monday night. All four of the options would remove the curb and hedgerows along the walls, allowing outdoor dining tables to be flush with the exterior walls. Dick Lincoln, senior vice president at The Mandel Group, said renovating the 40-foot-wide walkway is beneficial to Mandel's Beaumont Place apartment development coming to the parking lot north of the Silver Spring businesses. "It was really important in our overall concept for The Beaumont Place development to develop, maintain and enhance this kind of pedestrian…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Trustees unanimously approved the development agreement for the 90-unit apartment development known as Beaumont Place.
The Mandel Group's three-building apartment development received final approval from the Village Board Monday night. Trustees unanimously green-lighted the development agreement – the final piece of a public discussion that began in May. The 90-unit development known as Beaumont Place would be constructed in the parking lots bordered by Santa Monica Boulevard, Beaumont Avenue, Consaul Place and the alley abutting the rear end of Silver Spring businesses. Representatives from the Mandel Group were not able to give an estimated groundbreaking date as of press time. The apartments will be financed with $4.6 million in public assistance through a tax incremental finance (TIF) district. The village's $4.6 million contribution includes: Once …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Originally slated for a decision on Monday, the details of the final development agreement still need to be hammered out and brought to the board for approval on Jan. 21.
The Mandel Group's proposed three-building apartment development is nearing a final vote, now that the first draft of a development agreement has been introduced to the Village Board. Whitefish Bay trustees had expected to take a final vote on the development tentatively known as Beaumont Place prior to Monday night's meeting, but village officials needed more time to hammer out details, such as a construction start date, a parking agreement and other details in the development agreement, said Village Attorney Chris Jaekels. "The deal is not in any kind of jeopardy whatsoever," Jaekels told trustees. "We didn't want you to decide on anything tonight where we have a handshake and not a formal document." The board's approval of the …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The Village Board will act on a development agreement with The Mandel Group over a 100-unit apartment development built on top of the parking lot north of Silver Spring Drive.
The Village Board will cast a conclusive vote on the Mandel Group's proposed apartment development Monday night. Trustees are slated to take action on the development agreement, which is the final village approval needed for the project to move forward. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Village Hall. The meeting packet can be downloaded here. The three-building, 100-unit apartment development would be constructed in the parking lots bordered by Santa Monica Boulevard, Beaumont Avenue, Consaul Place and the alley abutting the rear end of Silver Spring businesses. At Monday night's meeting, trustees will also vote to rezone the development site as a planned development district. As a technical matter, the trustees will also vote …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The sixth-most popular story of 2012 was the three-building, 100-unit luxury apartment development to be located in the parking lots north of Silver Spring Drive, between Santa Monica and Consaul Place.
Looking back through the archives of Patch articles from 2012 really makes you realize how fast time flies. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane, and look at the year's top 10 Whitefish Bay stories. The top stories were chosen based on page views, as well as community impact. The sixth-most popular story was Patch's coverage of the four-story luxury apartments proposed near Silver Spring Drive. A $4.6 million TIF has been created to assist in financing The Mandel Group's $27-million, three-building development containing 100 high-end apartments in the parking lots north of Silver Spring Drive, between Santa Monica and Consaul Place. Read about The Mandel Group's proposed development here.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The Plan Commission also meets this week, and there's another free movie at the Whitefish Bay Public Library.
A week away from Christmas Eve and still no snow here in Whitefish Bay — perhaps a system moving through Wednesday into Thursday could get it done. What else is happening around town this week? Here are five things you need to know in Whitefish Bay. Official business: Monday, the Village Board discusses issuing bonds for the Mandel Group apartment project and other items beginning at 6 p.m. The Plan Commission has a short agenda for a 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting, with a primary task of considering a conditional use permit for Orange Shoe Personal Fitness at 111 E. Silver Spring Drive. Free flick: The Whitefish Bay Public Library’s new Tuesday free movies series, “Chick Lit,” continues this week with Friends With Kids. Bring your own popcorn, …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The panel also will vote on issuing $1.8 million in bonds for the Mandel Group luxury apartment project.
Village Board members will consider paying more than was budgeted for a records management system at the consolidated dispatch center when they meet Monday at 6 p.m. at Village Hall. To bring all the North Shore communities served by consolidated dispatch onto the same, integrated system will require a one-time investment of almost $140,000 and annual maintenance and service of just more than $18,000, according to a memo from Village Manager Patrick DeGrave. The village set aside just $75,000, and DeGrave recommends using money saved by reduced health insurance costs to make up the difference in 2013. Other key items on the board’s agenda: The board will also convene to closed session at the start of the meeting to discuss a series of …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The developer expects the 100-unit apartment building will generate enough tax revenue to close the $4.6 million TIF district earlier than required.
The Whitefish Bay Village Board formally approved a plan Monday that would offer $4.6 million in public assistance to the Mandel Group's 100-unit luxury apartment development. After months of committee meetings, Whitefish Bay trustees approved the creation of a tax incremental finance (TIF) district for The Mandel Group's $27-million, three-building development containing 100 high-end apartments in the parking lots north of Silver Spring Drive, between Santa Monica and Consaul Place. A tax incremental finance district allows a municipality to borrow and spend money on public improvements, and then recoup the money through the growth in tax revenue generated by those improvements. The village's $4.6 million contribution includes: Once the …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Whitefish Bay village trustees grant $277,000 to refurbish 24 underground parking stalls in exchange for 20 surface stalls behind the building for public parking.
In an effort to free up precious parking space, Whitefish Bay will contribute $277,000 to the restoration of a neglected 24-stall parking lot under the Fox Bay Building. In exchange, the village will get public parking access to 20 surface parking stalls currently reserved for tenants and employees of the Fox Bay Building. The surface lot will remain under New Land's ownership. The Whitefish Bay Village Board on Monday night unanimously approved a development agreement that would give New Land Enterprises, owner of the Fox Bay Building, $277,000 of the estimated $300,000 project cost to restore the now-unusable underground parking lot. Trustee Lauri Rollings was absent. That will allow New Land to lodge its tenants' vehicles below ground …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
With the CDA's recommendation to create a TIF district, the developers have announced a construction schedule for the luxury apartment development.
The Mandel Group has plans to break ground on its proposed luxury apartment development on Feb. 1. At Tuesday night's Plan Commission meeting, Mandel's senior vice president Dick Lincoln said construction on the $27 million, three-building development containing 100 high-end apartments will begin on Feb. 1, assuming it receives all the necessary village approval. The developer expects to start excavating on the east end and working west, always leaving one lot open for public parking at Silver Spring businesses. The development would be built in the parking lots north of Silver Spring Drive, between Santa Monica and Consaul Place. Last week Mandel finalized the purchase of the smaller 45-stall parking lot behind Starbucks. That lot was …