ROC Ventures and Mandel Group Announce Velo Village
Franklin, Wisconsin (March 15, 2019) - ROC Ventures and Mandel Group, Inc. are excited to announce plans for Velo Village, a luxury apartment community within the dynamic Ballpark Commons mixed-use development.
Velo Village is a new apartment community being planned and developed by Mandel Group in partnership with ROC Ventures, the developer of Ballpark Commons. Current plans call for 265 apartments in five residential buildings that will include best-in-class design, upscale amenities and underground parking. Approximately 40% of the apartments will be one-bedroom, and the remainder will be two-bedroom or two-bedroom with a den.
Amenities include a club room, fitness facility, swimming pool, outdoor lounge area, and dog park.
"Ballpark Commons is an experience-based development," said ROC Ventures CEO, Mike Zimmerman, developer of Ballpark Commons. "Velo Village will be a great expression of how 'place' and 'experience' are so much more rewarding than mere 'space.'"
"Velo" is French for bike, and Velo Village lives up to its name. Located adjacent to the Oak Leaf Trail, it will be yards away from the brand-new Wheel & Sprocket store, opening this spring. The Velo clubhouse will feature a dedicated room called "The Bike Shop" to serve as a launching pad for cooperative seminars, group trips, and other biking adventures.
"Wheel & Sprocket is looking forward to building a great neighborhood with the Mandel group at the Ballpark Commons," said Amelia Kegal, co-owner of Wheel & Sprocket. "Together, we are excited to collaborate and help build a community that values nature with spaces that inspire and encourage people to spend more time outside."
Mandel Group is a national award-winning developer of residential real estate that has created many of Milwaukee's most notable residential communities. The company has invested over $1 billion in residential real estate value in the metro Milwaukee area and throughout the Midwest since the company was founded by Barry R. Mandel in 1991.
"Our team is proud to be partnering with ROC Ventures on what we know will be a fantastic addition to Ballpark Commons," said Ian Martin, Vice President of Development for Mandel Group. "Together with Mike Zimmerman and his team at ROC Ventures, Wheel & Sprocket and other first-class operators, we expect to contribute to an active, experience-based community unlike anything else in the Milwaukee area.
Ballpark Commons is a $200 million mixed-used development featuring a 4,000-seat stadium (hosting the American Association of Professional Baseball league's Milwaukee Milkmen as well as the UW-Milwaukee Panthers), commercial and retail businesses, restaurants, apartments, and various entertainment and active lifestyle features including Luxe Golf Bays, a massive, three-level entertainment center with 57 heated open-air bays overlooking approximately 215 yards of turf, and the MOSH Performance and Wellness Village. Wheel & Sprocket was one of the first retail tenants announced.
Phase one of the Ballpark Commons development is planned for a Spring 2019 opening. For more information about Routine Field and the Milwaukee Milkmen, visit www.MilwaukeeMilkmen.com.
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