Council to Review Cutlass Apartments
Rezoning a long-idled motel complex to allow it to be redeveloped into apartments will be the focus Wednesday, when the Antigo Common Council meets for its regular March session.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the chambers at City Hall.
Leading the agenda will be a public hearing on rezoning property at 915 S. Superior St.—the site of the Cutlass Motor Lodge—as a R-4 general residence district. It is now zoned as a B-3 general commercial district.
Formal action on the rezoning will follow the hearing and opportunity for public comment.
The rezoning is necessary to allow the conversion of the Cutlass from its former motor lodge concept into an apartment building, with 22 to 25 one and two bedroom apartments.
This first step in the project is to get the zoning, City Administrator Mark Desotell said.
The rezoning was approved by the City Plan Commission in February. At that session, surrounding property owners expressed some concerns about the project, noting that noisy nature of some of the businesses in the area.
At that meeting, developers involved in the project noted that the apartments are designed for short-term housing, perhaps for limited-term employees at various industries or for students completing programs at the nearby technical college.
Initial plans call for the west side of the structure—which once housed the pool, bar and restaurant—to be removed and converted into patio space. The existing motel area would be renovated into the one and two-bedroom apartment units, ranging in size from 600 to 900 square feet.
Construction could begin very soon contingent on the rezoning. Project cost is estimated at upwards of $800,000.
Desotell said the project will provide economic investment in an area that could use some attention.
Source: Antigo Daily Journal