Union Corners final phase discussed

Gorman & Co. proposed plans for its final phase of the $80 million Union Corners development at the corner of East Washington Avenue and Milwaukee Street.

The final, $24 million structure, The Nexus, will be a four-story, 90-unit apartment building with ground floor retail. Reaction was mixed, especially from the Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara (SASY) Neighborhood Association. The plan doesn’t currently call for a grocery store, although one could be discussed in the future, according to a Wisconsin State Journal article, and the number of underground versus ground-level parking plans have changed, as well.

The rest of the development, which was first proposed in 2004 by McGrath Associates — until the Great Recession hit — includes a $20 million UW Health clinic; a $20.5 million, four-story, mixed-use, 90-apartment building named Carbon at Union Corners; and the $15 million Generations at Union Corners, with three floors and 60 apartments targeting “grandfamilies” and “kinship families.” Generations is expected to open in December.