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The Antigo Common Council Wednesday is expected to move forward with plans for a major new apartment complex on the northwest side of the community.

The council will convene Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the chambers at City Hall.

Leading the agenda will be action on two rezoning requests for land along Hogan Street north of the Remington Pond, an area targeted for an extensive market-rate apartment development.

A public hearing on the rezoning will open the evening, with formal council action later in the agenda.

The council advanced plans for the 40-unit complex in June, but only after Mayor Bill Brandt broke a 4-4 tie vote that threatened to return the issue to committee.

Instead, aldermen accepted an offer from S.C. Swiderski to purchase 8.25 acres of city-owned property located at the corner of North Hogan Street and Pierce Avenue. Swiderski will pay $41,250, or $5,000 per acre, for the site, which is located on the west side of Hogan Street immediately south of Pierce Avenue and north of Remington Lake.

The developer said the corner lot will provide visibility from Highway 64, along with proximity to Remington Lake and a future walking trail.

The rezoning—which is the next step in the process—will move the land from its industrial designation toward residential, allowing the project to continue.

The land will be used for phase 2 of the developer’s apartment plans in the city. Phase 1—88 units on Prosser Avenue and Charlotte Court—is about two-thirds occupied, the point when Swiderski wanted to start the new endeavor.

Swiderski officials, in a presentation to the city, said they plan to target the two and three-bedroom units, all with attached garages, to renters by choice including empty-nester households and millenials along with working professionals and gray collar families such as police and firefighters, teachers and technical workers.

The complex will contain five, eight-unit buildings with a total of 30 two-bedroom and 10 three-bedroom apartments. All will have one or two-car attached garages. All will have private and garage entrances, balconies or patios and a variety of amenities.

With a rash of construction of new apartments, the city has placed a moratorium on the developments, but the Swiderski plan was included when the city approved its initial development.

We approved phase 1 with the understanding phase 2 would go through, Mayor Bill Brandt said in June, stressing the moratorium is still in place. This, as a council, is something we made a commitment to.

In other action, aldermen are expected to fill the vacant Sixth Ward alderman position left in June when incumbent Dumaine Red Turney resigned after moving to another portion of the city, outside the district he represented.

The city has received one applicant for the post, from Rick LeBrun, 317 Clermont St. He is currently a member of the Hotel Motel Room Tax Commission.

Aldermen will also:

—act on a budget amendment that will allow the city to spend just shy of $16,000 for a new extensive security system at the Heinzen Pavilion and Peaceful Valley Park.

—be asked to waive city permit fees for construction of a new garage at the Langlade County Humane Society’s animal shelter on Clermont Street.

—and approve the necessary licenses for Clarence Bouwma to open PaPaws Cafe at 800 Fifth Ave., the former Belle’s Smokehouse. He is also seeking permission to close a portion of Clermont Street for its grand opening on Aug. 5.
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SITE MAP—This map, included in a presentation to the city by S.C. Swiderski, illustrates a possible layout for a new 40-unit apartment complex on North Hogan Street. The apartments, a mix of two and three-bedroom units, would include attached garages and would be rented at market rates. They would be targeted to renters by choice such as empty nesters and millenials, and working professionals. The Antigo Common Council will act on the rezoning necessary to allow the project to move forward Wednesday night.

Apartment plan vote Wednesday
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The Antigo Common Council Wednesday is expected to move forward with plans for a major new apartment complex on the northwest side of the community.

The council will convene Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the chambers at City Hall.

Leading the agenda will be action on two rezoning requests for land along Hogan Street north of the Remington Pond, an area targeted for an extensive market-rate apartment development.

A public hearing on the rezoning will open the evening, with formal council action later in the agenda.

The council advanced plans for the 40-unit complex in June, but only after Mayor Bill Brandt broke a 4-4 tie vote that threatened to return the issue to committee.

Instead, aldermen accepted an offer from S.C. Swiderski to purchase 8.25 acres of city-owned property located at the corner of North Hogan Street and Pierce Avenue. Swiderski will pay $41,250, or $5,000 per acre, for the site, which is located on the west side of Hogan Street immediately south of Pierce Avenue and north of Remington Lake.

The developer said the corner lot will provide visibility from Highway 64, along with proximity to Remington Lake and a future walking trail.

The rezoning—which is the next step in the process—will move the land from its industrial designation toward residential, allowing the project to continue.

The land will be used for phase 2 of the developer’s apartment plans in the city. Phase 1—88 units on Prosser Avenue and Charlotte Court—is about two-thirds occupied, the point when Swiderski wanted to start the new endeavor.

Swiderski officials, in a presentation to the city, said they plan to target the two and three-bedroom units, all with attached garages, to renters by choice including empty-nester households and millenials along with working professionals and gray collar families such as police and firefighters, teachers and technical workers.

The complex will contain five, eight-unit buildings with a total of 30 two-bedroom and 10 three-bedroom apartments. All will have one or two-car attached garages. All will have private and garage entrances, balconies or patios and a variety of amenities.

With a rash of construction of new apartments, the city has placed a moratorium on the developments, but the Swiderski plan was included when the city approved its initial development.

We approved phase 1 with the understanding phase 2 would go through, Mayor Bill Brandt said in June, stressing the moratorium is still in place. This, as a council, is something we made a commitment to.

In other action, aldermen are expected to fill the vacant Sixth Ward alderman position left in June when incumbent Dumaine Red Turney resigned after moving to another portion of the city, outside the district he represented.

The city has received one applicant for the post, from Rick LeBrun, 317 Clermont St. He is currently a member of the Hotel Motel Room Tax Commission.

Aldermen will also:

—act on a budget amendment that will allow the city to spend just shy of $16,000 for a new extensive security system at the Heinzen Pavilion and Peaceful Valley Park.

—be asked to waive city permit fees for construction of a new garage at the Langlade County Humane Society’s animal shelter on Clermont Street.

—and approve the necessary licenses for Clarence Bouwma to open PaPaws Cafe at 800 Fifth Ave., the former Belle’s Smokehouse. He is also seeking permission to close a portion of Clermont Street for its grand opening on Aug. 5.
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SITE MAP—This map, included in a presentation to the city by S.C. Swiderski, illustrates a possible layout for a new 40-unit apartment complex on North Hogan Street. The apartments, a mix of two and three-bedroom units, would include attached garages and would be rented at market rates. They would be targeted to renters by choice such as empty nesters and millenials, and working professionals. The Antigo Common Council will act on the rezoning necessary to allow the project to move forward Wednesday night.
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