Green Bay Breaking Ground on New City Deck Landing Apartments - WBAY

Green Bay Breaking Ground on New City Deck Landing Apartments


Between two new developments: Metreau (on Washington and Walnut) and City Deck Landing (at Washington and Main) more than 150 brand new apartments will soon move hopeful residents off of the waiting list and into downtown Green Bay.

It all starts Thursday with the groundbreaking of the 76 unit City Deck Landing and its impact on downtown extends beyond offering more places to live.

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"Right now there are about 310 residential units on the Fox River they're all 100 percent occupied," says Jeff Mirkes, the Executive Director of Downtown Green Bay Inc.

Soon the doors to waterfront living will be wide open.

"I think you're going to see a lot more buzz and energy downtown," says Greg Flisram, the City of Green Bay's Economic Development Director.

As the residential and retail development called "City Deck Landing" prepares to break ground.

"It's a big project, it's a big deal for everybody.  I think downtown right next door to Schrieber, Convention Center across the street, it's progress moving forward, it's going to be a beautiful building so that part is really exciting," says Carl Shefchik, Project Manager with SMET Construction Services.  His team is preparing the lot for Thursday's ground breaking.

The 76-unit apartment building will offer studio, one and two bedroom apartments as well as penthouse suites.  It will also provide an important economic building block for the city.

"It's usually the leading edge of housing that helps bring other things into the city including employment," says Flisram.

"We think that just like Associated Bank's and Schrieber's commitments to build corporate headquarters in the downtown, residential development will attract more entrepreneurs," says Mirkes.

"That these new housing developments are going to spawn a whole new wave of companies that want to relocate down here retail businesses that want to open down here," says Flisram.

"I think you'll see other people taking notice that downtown is a thriving place to be and they'll want to come here too," he adds.

It's a vision City Deck Landing could be the catalyst for creating.

"It's a thrill and it's exciting that it's the start of more people want to live in the downtown area," says Mirkes.

For more information on the new complexes, visit City Deck's website or Metreau website.

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