Mayor Gary Will notes where some architectural features on the building will be constructed.

Mayor Gary Will notes where some architectural features on the building will be constructed.

   A hybrid townhouses/apartment development is ready to move forward.

   The Commonwealth Cos., based in Fond du Lac, was given all the necessary approvals last week Wednesday by the Plan Commission to go ahead and build the project off Jefferson Street this fall.

   The building will be known as the Jefferson Street Apartments, per documents turned in to the Plan Commission.

   Mayor Gary Will praised the planned new construction and its proximity to Watson Street.

   “Any town you go to you need people downtown,” he said. “You need to get people to live and work and shop  in the central business district.”

   Other Plan Commission members agreed.

   “It’s a good use,” Bill Hoch said, to which Will agreed, “A very good use.”

   “It looks like a very good project,” commission member Steve Reimer said.

Read the full story in the Aug. 29, 2013 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.