Tenney Park development redesign unveiled


Vermilion Development

Responding to negative reactions to its earlier plans for a multibuilding apartment complex by Tenney Park, Chicago-based Vermilion Development revealed its latest vision for the project at a Dec. 8 neighborhood meeting. The new plans call for 405 market-rate units, a reduction of 40, and changes to the layout of buildings on the site. The revised plans also add green space, a dog run, and more extensive storm water controls, according to a report from the Wisconsin State Journal.

The three-building development would sit on Sherman Avenue directly north of the park and the Yahara River. It would require the demolition of a two-story commercial building at 1617 Sherman Ave.

Originally, Vermilion released plans for a $90 million, four-building complex that was met by chilly reviews from neighbors and Urban Design Commission members. The new plans received mixed reviews on Thursday, with some commending the redesign while others expressed concerns about the development’s lack of affordable housing.