Terry Feezor's anxiety levels are reaching an all-time high.
In October 2014, Feezor's husband died of cancer. That same month, she was diagnosed with cancer. Feezor underwent chemotherapy from January to June 2015. She says that the stress of her husband's death and the cancer has given her severe anxiety, but something else in her neighborhood is really setting Feezor off.
The construction of State Street Station at 7400 W. State St. in the village of Wauwatosa has apparently been "shaking resident's houses." Feezor, 58, said the noise from the project has put her anxiety "through the roof."
"With any work site you have noise, but the whole house is literally shaking," she said. "Food has fallen off shelves in my refrigerator. There is a slight crack in my wall."
The development plan she is referring to will include148 high-end apartments and at least six retail storefronts on State Street.
Feezor, who has lived in Wauwatosa all her life, said she's never seen anything like this. And she is not the only local resident complaining about the noise. Barb Schroeder said her whole house vibrates from the construction and that her floor feels like a "trampoline."
"The problem is they are dropping a wrecking ball to break up concrete right outside our houses. The impact of it is incredible," Schroeder said. "I know they have to do their job, but to the extent they are doing it is too much."
One thing in particular that bothers Schroeder is she claims to have emailed the developers about the problem, but has received no reply.
Site superintendent Dale Jozwowski, of Stevens Construction Corp., says otherwise. He said that there has actually been very little noise. In his opinion, the project is of little disturbance to the community. He said the wrecking ball Schroeder is referring to is just two-feet in diameter and weighs 6,000 pounds.
"It makes a little thud, it's a lighter sound than than a jackhammer," Jozwowski said. "There are a couple of them that don't appreciate the project. The people on the other side of the street think it's fine."
The site superintendent said the noise is part of phase one of the construction process. The first phase consist of his team using their wrecking ball to break up the concrete of the parking lot. This part of the project will last until March.
Despite Jozwowski's claims, Schroeder fears for the safety of her home, which she has lived in for 28 years. The Tosa native's home was built in the 1860s and she worries that the constant shaking will jeopardize the structure of her house.
"I don't know if it can survive this," Schroeder said. "We just want to protect our homes."
The target completion date for the construction project on State Street is August 2017