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Blueprints for Charleston-like development in Eau Claire


Eau Claire (WQOW) - We're learning about a blueprint for the bluff overlooking Eau Claire's Oakwood Mall. Plans to break ground are taking shape, but it's hard to say when we'll start to see changes.

A local business says it has something special planned for Eau Claire.

“It's a little edgy for Eau Claire, and the location is fantastic,” says Glen Mills, President of MyNextHome, the business carrying out the project. “We'll have a total of four buildings which will make up the mixed use of commercial, residential, and condo. “

MyNextHome bought 15 acres of land on the city's south-side, stretching from Golf Road, near Buffalo Wild Wings, to David's Bridal. However, only four of those acres will be developed.

The remaining land will stay largely un-touched, dotted by trails.

“Creating a place where people live and work and eat and recreate,” says Mills.

As you can see we're in eye shot of the mall and my view here is what you would see if you were on the second floor of any one of the buildings in Charleston Heights.

“We are moving deliberately forward, cautiously and optimistically,” says Mills.

MyNextHome hopes to break ground on what they're calling the Charleston Heights community sometime this fall. And while they've gotten the approval needed from Eau Claire's city council, there is still a laundry list of things to do.

“Finish our design our architecture, our engineering and a thousand other details and gather permits from the city and the state,” says Mills.

It may take until next spring to break ground on this development. It will cost more than twelve million dollars to complete.


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