GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) – 172 apartment units, a grocery store, and UW Green Bay are all part of a $22 million development proposal for downtown Green Bay.A grocery store and a college presence in downtown Green Bay have both been talked about for years. Both are still in negotiations for joining the project, but officials from each entity confirmed their interest at a virtual meeting of the city’s Redevelopment Authority Tuesday afternoon.The project is proposed for the former Associated Bank parking lot that is bordered by Monroe Avenue and Quincy, Cherry, and Pine Streets. It is just southeast of the Brown County Central Library.Eight townhomes and a restaurant with outdoor dining are also proposed for the site.
…UW-Green Bay is negotiating for 7,000 to 10,000 square feet of space. Chancellor Michael Alexander says the school would end up using it for either a new center for civic engagement, a resource center, or flexible space for programming.
“It’s exactly the kind of space we’re looking for to move possibly. For years, the university has been requested to move downtown, have a presence downtown. This is the kind of space we definitely need to be successful in doing so.”
As for the housing, the 172 apartment units would be market rate. The developer says the cost of a studio would start at about $1,000 per month.