Andante is a 5-story mixed-use development located at 100 N. Farwell Street, in the heart of downtown Eau Claire. The project includes 76 residential units, including: furnished studios, one-bedroom units, and two-bedroom units. The first floor of the building will include over 8,000 leasable square feet of commercial space.

Merge worked with the City of Eau Claire to refine the building’s relationship with its Southern edge along the Eau Claire River. The final building plans include a public riverfront promenade that connects to the public trail system. The approximately 200-foot promenade will include micro-retail storefronts, waterfront dining, and public grill space.

Andante is a musical term that means “a rhythmic walking pace”. The project site is a City Parking Lot that was formally declared excess land in early 2019. The site is within walking distance to employment centers including: JAMF, RCU Corporate Headquarters, Mayo Clinic, and downtown dining and entertainment venues. It is connected to the bus line, trail system, and approximately four blocks for the Eau Claire Transit Center. 100 N. Farwell Street was also identified as an undeveloped parcel suitable for residential development in the City of Eau Claire’s 2018 Housing Affordability Analysis.

Expertly placed near Cedar Fall’s thriving downtown district, Arabella invites you to live, work, and play in a luxurious setting. Imagine a home where everything you desired was close at hand, from craft brewpubs and local dining to retail shops and a vibrant nightlife. A home at the center of the Cedar Falls downtown district, overlooking the Cedar River, with exceptional access to Highway 218 and Highway 58, everything just minutes away. That place is Arabella.

Art Bloc Project is a 72-unit mixed residential and commercial development located in the up-and-coming Arts District in Waterloo, Iowa. The site is located on the riverfront overlooking an amphitheater, providing amazing views of the river and surrounding Arts District. The 85-foot building will adds to the skyline and visual interest of downtown Waterloo, becoming a visible landmark for the district.

Grand Crossing Development, located in Waterloo, Iowa, is a mixed-use multi-phase development. The project is an enormous development encompassing multiple buildings. The Phase I building is a 68 unit apartment building located at the corner of Jefferson Street and Westfield Avenue outfitted with heated underground parking, bar/lounge area, and workout facility. Phase II is a mixed-use property with high-end apartments above, while the main floor is home to businesses like Jimmy John’s and Sidecar Coffee.

Phase I Key Features

Phase II Key Features

The Marion Road District has always been a fulcrum point for the City of Oshkosh; its businesses and industry provided the very first electrical power to the First, Second, and Fifth Wards in 1885 (Oshkosh Electric Light & Power) and have literally and metaphorically served as cornerstones to Oshkosh’s built environment (Cook & Brown Lime Co.).

The 21st century vision for Marion Road maintains the area’s place as a fulcrum for energy and activity. Mackson Corners includes various residential unit sizes designed to serve a wide range of price points, including attainable micro units and waterfront walk-ups. The retail space is designed to include a waterfront restaurant, offices, micro space for entrepreneurs, and health/fitness use.

The North Side Yard site was formally known as the “Lullabye Furniture Site,” in reference to the furniture factory that was established at the site in the late 1800s. The furniture factory closed in the 1970s. Since then, the City of Stevens Point invested in removing contamination and making the vital site ready for redevelopment that would help position downtown Stevens Point as both a destination and a home for residents and visitors.

Today, the City of Stevens Point has a thriving creative economy of makers and young entrepreneurs. North Side Yard will feel like the walking in to next-generation Stevens Point – with rich spaces to gather, micro retail for startups / makers, and a dense housing mix that is sure to inspire lots of walking and biking activity.

The first phase of North Side Yard includes two mixed-use buildings, totalling 159 residential units. The name “North Side Yard” and the stacked timber architectural elements pay homage to the community’s beginnings in the lumber industry.

The Stacks is a 6-story mixed-use building comprised of 180 residential units in the vibrant Port of Dubuque. The building will feature an urban courtyard, a residential fitness center, and both river & city views. The project incorporates CLT (cross-laminated timber) as a building material.

The brick facade and dark metal panels bring the historical elements of Dubuque’s built environment into a modern form. The development team took visions and guidance from the Port of Dubuque Master Plan (2002). The project capitalizes on community foresight and district investment strategy, driving greater utilization of the Port and downtown’s collective assets through residential density.

A century-old historic building located in the heart of thriving Downtown Waterloo, Iowa. Urban lofts with charm. Modern amenities. Community spaces to enjoy.

Urbane1220 is a 5-story mixed-use building on an under-utilized site on Sioux City's historic 4th Street. The project is the recipient of Iowa Economic Development Association's Disaster Relief Tax Credits for Workforce Housing, a program developed in response to devastating floods across Iowa in 2019. The site was purchased in 2020 from a private party and was developed pursuant to a development agreement with the City.

The project includes 56 residential units, approximately 3,000 square feet of commercial space, and a small parking garage for tenants. The building location features access to major thoroughfares, convenient access to public transportation, and walkable proximity to a range of employment & entertainment destinations. Residents will enjoy in-unit laundry and efficient unit design. The unit mix is a range of studios, 1 bedroom, and 2 bedroom units. This project will provide unique and desirable housing options for current and future workforce, aiding in flood recovery and serving the community’s ongoing competitiveness in the market talent. A unique factor of the development is the efficient single-dweller (an apartment for one person) unit design, generating attainable housing for workforce within the urban core.

Located in the up-and-coming Lincoln Park neighborhood in Duluth, MN, Urbane218 is a 4-story mixed-use building on the site of the old Esmond Building (formerly the historic Seaway Hotel). This project will include 45 residential units including studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedrooms, and over 4,000 square feet of commercial space including micro-retail and retail spaces.

A mixed-use building at this location strengthens the edge of the W Superior St and stitches into the vibrant activity of the district. Merge is working with the city of Duluth to develop a beautiful, new, safe, and supportive place for residents at the Esmond site.

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