The Daily Reporter honored 42 outstanding construction projects across the state during its 24th annual Top Projects event held this month.
The banquet honored the projects with an award and a short presentation highlighting the scope of work, unique construction features and challenges, and usability. One of those projects was The Locklyn. Read more about the award-winning Greenfire project below or click here to view the short presentation video.
As a CM owned by the Forest County Potawatomi who has ancestral ties to the development land, we are humbled by the chance to honor our past by building a legacy for future generations and ensuring a quality development. The Greenfire project team included Mike Smith, senior project manager, and Rob Norris, project manager. We would like to thank Wangard Partners for selecting Greenfire as their trusted construction partner.
The Locklyn is a multi-building apartment community that resides within the new Olympia Fields site in Oconomowoc, WI.
In an ongoing effort to revitalize the once vivacious stretch along Summit Avenue, Wangard Partners set forth to redevelop the former Olympia Resort and big-box retail center. The Locklyn is the first of multiple phases which make up the Olympia Fields development.
A groundbreaking in October 2021 marked the start of construction with mass site grading completed the next month. Before the winter frost set in, the team was able to pour and set slab-on-grade foundations for five of the seven buildings. Ground-up construction for each building took roughly nine weeks to complete, with turnover for every subsequent building approximately six weeks after.
From the layout of the site, which traces the edge of an existing pond to the design aesthetic of the buildings, The Locklyn reflects the natural landscape and freshwater environment characteristic of the surrounding Lake Country area. It includes the construction of seven Class-A apartment buildings, a clubhouse, and a resident pool. This phase also includes the construction of a retaining wall along the northern edge of the pond to level the site and allow for building construction closer to the body of water.
Similar to Tivoli Green, Olympia Fields is a great illustration of Wangard’s shared vision to build for the community by redeveloping large parcels of land to supply quality housing and commercial opportunity. And as the first phase of the Olympia Fields development, The Locklyn was so successful that it has now spurred future development opportunities.