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Ask NOW: Will "The 2100?" ever be built?

The city has not yet approved the plans to replace this office building and adjoining parking lot at 2100 N. Mayfair Road with an apartment complex.

The city has not yet approved the plans to replace this office building and adjoining parking lot at 2100 N. Mayfair Road with an apartment complex. Photo By Rick Romano

July 23, 2014

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Will "The 2100?" ever be built?

Issue: A reader wanted to know about the proposed apartment project at 2100 N. Mayfair Road.

"I know there was neighborhood opposition," he wrote, "but I thought it was still moving forward. Any information would be appreciated."

Status: After a public hearing earlier this year which drew much opposition from neighbors over building access and height, developer John Czarnecki of Brookfield told the city he would rework the project.

Czarnecki recently told NOW he will be back but added, "No date has been set."

City officials said local residents objected to the building height of five stories (with a sixth story on one end) and the main access via an alley.

When the state Department of Transportation built the exit ramp from northbound Highway 45 to northbound Mayfair Road, it cut off the street access to the building.

Ald. Kathleen Causier said she heard complaints from "many residents in that area" at the time of the original proposal.

"They really objected to the added traffic flow, which already is high because of the ramp," Causier said. "I did hear from some residents a few blocks east of that area who are not as affected and who said they were not opposed to the building."

City Planner Tammy Szudy said the feelings were typical of most new developments.

"Yes, it's usually about height and traffic," she said.

Submit your question by sending an email to news@cninow.com.

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