Demolition of the vacant YWCA building, 306 N. West Ave., Waukesha, is set for May 13.
Bidding was completed on March 19, with a contract award to Earth Construction LLC of Orfordville in the amount of $147,400.00. Bidding ranged from Earth Construction’s low bid to $428,800 submitted by Henry R. Marohl Inc. of Wauwatosa.
The building sat empty for several years, and the city recently took steps to purchase the structure and adjoining 2.08-acre site for redevelopment potential.
Federal stimulus grant money was used in acquiring the property.
The city’s Community Development Department has determined the site will be used for housing developments. Plotting for three duplexes and eight single-family homes is under way. The lots will be sold to developers for one dollar each, and homes constructed on the parcels will have price caps.
Four of the lots will have restricted income clauses, allowing lower-income families to purchase homes. There may be multiple developers involved in this project.
The tentative application due date is July 19, and the city will release the Request for Developer Applications soon. Information will be available on the city’s website. All construction will be completed within 24 months after lot sales.
Keith Barber is a data reporter at The Daily Reporter. He can be reached at (414) 225-1821.