River Site History & Reports
Past Redevelopment Efforts for the River District
Shorewood began facilitating the district's redevelopment in 2008 with the creation of Tax Incremental District number 3, providing for future site remediation funds and other development incentives. Then in Winter 2010, the village hired a team of real estate professionals and market analysts to conduct a suitability study for the Milwaukee River Site.
The primary goal of the study was to clearly define the objectives and requirements for the redevelopment, by performing a market analysis, and by creating associated high-level physical plans and specifications in order to help potential developers quickly and easily ascertain interest in undertaking such a development. While it is expected that any prospective developer would insist on at least vetting the provided market analysis and modifying suggested physical aspects of the development, the village hopes to streamline the work any developer would need to accomplish in order to decide to begin negotiations with the 2 property owners of the 3 parcels for purchase and with the village for required zoning and financial support.
Since 2007 there have several interested developers for the site, mainly assisted living use. Take a look at the many proposals, studies and stakeholder input.
In December 2015, Harbor Chase assisted living and memory care opened its doors and 100 independent senior apartments started construction spring 2017 behind Harbor Chase, developed by Sherman Associates.
- Proposed Concept Plan by Pathway (PDF)
This 2012 senior assisted project received approvals, but the developer did not move forward for reasons outside the village.
- Proposed Concept Plan from Horizon (PDF)
This 2012 proposal for senior assisted living did not move forward.
- Site Study of Back River Parcel (PDF)
As developers approached the village about redeveloping the front 2 river site parcels, a review of what could be developed on the last back parcel was completed
- Proposed Concept Plan by Sunrise (PDF)
In 2007 Sunrise proposed a senior assisted care facility, but the developer did not move forward for reasons outside the village.
- Proposed Facade Design by Sunrise (PDF)
In 2008 the project received approvals, but the developer did not move forward for reasons outside the village.
- Focus Group Report (PDF)
In 2011 this report was completed.
- River Site Suitability Study (PDF)
The study provides the village with a better understanding of which uses(s) best suit the subject property based on their site suitability, marketability, economic feasibility, and their ability to fulfill the village's needs
- Meeting Notes From Stakeholder Meeting (PDF)
In 2011 stakeholders discussed potential development and surrounding considerations
- River Site Plan Study (PDF)
The study includes site plan diagrams and a density review, completed in 2010.
- River Riparian Plan 2009
The plan identifies bluff conditions, recommending restoration and creating new public paths.
- River Bluff Master Site Plan 2016