River Site Developments

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Situated along the Milwaukee River, Oak Leaf Trail, and newly reconstructed Capitol Drive (2010), the Milwaukee River Site is a 6.9-acre, high-priority redevelopment opportunity. In 2013, the village was approached by Harbor Retirement Associates, also known as HRA Senior Living. Based out of Vero Beach, Florida, HRA Senior Living proposed a senior assisted and memory care facility at Shorewood's River District at 1111 E. Capitol Drive, the former Riverbrook restaurant location.

HRA proposed a continuous facility, having the front section along Capitol Drive as a 4-story assisted living with 60 units and a 1-story memory care with 36 units in the back section. 55 parking stalls will be provided underground for staff. View the HRA PowerPoint (PDF) for more information.


HRA met 3 times with the Plan Commission in July - September 2013.

  • September 10, 2013 - The Plan Commission unanimously recommended the zoning petition.
  • September 12, 2013 - Shorewood's Design Review Board approved the design.
  • September 16, 2013 - The Village Board approved the zoning amendment.
  • February 3, 2014 - The Village Board approved the request by HRA to vacate the 50-foot wide North Sherburn Place that begins at E. Capitol and ends 200 feet toward the south as a dead end. 10 feet of the new facility will be within the public road area. The remaining 40 feet will be green space as necessary for existing public utility easements.

Project Features

To project includes a new public road along the west side of the parcel, including a sidewalk, lights, and on-street parking. The entrance will be along Capitol Drive with a porte-cochère element as shown in the above plans. The project proposes developing the front 2 parcels of the River District. The road will also access the existing back parcel that has a vacant light-industrial building.