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It's Official: Cannery is Out, Mammoth Springs is In

Developer says project is moving ahead and will have a new name.

The name is being officially dropped for a development on the east side of Sussex and it will be named Mammoth Springs.

Developer Arthur Sawall confirmed Friday he’s dropping the Cannery Crossing name for the development, which is moving through the planning phase.

“I like the name Mammoth Springs,” he said. “And it works for the area.”

The development, which will be located on the east end of Main Street near Waukesha Avenue, will include a mix of commercial and residential units with an urban-style design.

Sawall said the residential units will be “upscale apartments” and officer nice amenities, such as granite countertops.

“People want that,” he said. “And it’s certainly not something we have in Sussex already.”

Sawall said he hopes to have a conceptual design for the project presented to the public by October after he works out the final parts of relocating portions of the Bugline Trail, which runs through the middle of the proposed development.

“We’re in the final phases of finding a final solution,” he said. “I’m hopeful we can have this finalized in the next two weeks.”

Although Sussex officials still haven’t seen the final conceptual designs for the project, village Administrator Jeremy Smith said the tax incremental financing district proposed for the downtown area may come to committee by the end of the month for more discussion. The TIF is considered crucial to the Mammoth Springs project and other downtown redevelopment projects in the coming years.

Sawall said he’s also had “strong interest” from two significant businesses for locating in the development, which could be named within the next several weeks.  

“A place I’m talking to they’re expanding and they’re growing and this would be an ideal location for them to locate in,” Sawall said.

Timothy Dietrich September 05, 2011 at 12:20 PM
Thank you Mr. Sawall for bringing a project of this caliber to Sussex. With the implementation of the Quiet Zone, the project should be a home run.
Rick Vodicka September 06, 2011 at 05:15 PM
The quiet zone will not be a deciding factor. If this project is laid out and planned properly, it will be successful whether there's a quiet zone or not.

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