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About The Lodge at Walnut Grove


The Lodge at Walnut Grove

The Walnut Grove property is a unique urban in-fill site with exciting mixed-use development opportunities.

The Shoppes at Walnut Grove embrace the University Avenue frontage and consist of 10,000 square feet of convenience and specialty retail. Chipotle Mexican Grill, The Park Bank, Verizon, GNC and Sport Clips serve the neighborhood from this upscale retail center.

Set back on the property with stunning views of the golf course at Blackhawk Country Club to the north, The Lodge at Walnut Grove is a collaboration of Flad Development & Investment Corp. and Knothe & Bruce, Madison’s preeminent multi-family architects. The two four-story building exteriors are designed to evoke the character of a contemporary lodge with extensive areas of locally quarried natural stone and are punctuated with large windows providing views of the surrounding area. The building walls are highly articulated, which provides visual interest to the facades and privacy to the patios and balconies. The Lodge character is further enhanced by the natural wood front entry doors and barrel vaulted canopies supported by natural stone pillars with heavy wood timber columns and braces.

The exterior character is extended into the building’s interior with natural stone in the lobbies and the community room. The public spaces are upscale and tastefully appointed. The community room is warm and inviting with its wood beamed ceiling and natural stone fireplace. Beyond the community room, residents enjoy the exterior courtyard with comfortable seating, a fire pit, and a water feature.

This 100-unit upscale development features a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two- bedroom luxury apartments, all with generous and bright living spaces. The floor plans are open and contemporary, and are complemented by modern, upscale quality appliances and energy efficient heating and cooling equipment.

The Lodge at Walnut Grove is truly architecture for the art of living.

The Lodge 2

The Lodge at Walnut Grove Apartments continues it’s successful mojo with the debut of The Lodge 2.

Situated on 2.25 acres, adjacent to The Lodge at Walnut Grove, and overlooking Blackhawk Golf Course, The Lodge 2 consists or two four-story buildings with a total of 94 apartment units. The Lodge 2 is to be architecturally-integrated as to design and materials with our award-winning, The Lodge at Walnut Grove.

The apartment mix at The Lodge 2 will consist of studios, one-bedroom, one-bedroom with den, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units. Eight of the apartment units are to be income-restricted, to provide for affordable/work-force housing. All of the apartments will benefit from high-quality finishes and designs captured from The Lodge at Walnut Grove – 9 foot ceilings, 42-inch cabinets, granite breakfast bars, under cabinet lighting, GE stainless steel appliances, luxury vinyl plank flooring, and so much more. And yes, we have heated, underground parking for your cars and bicycles.

Common area amenities abound both inside and out. A large exercise room and game room greet you as you enter the north building and both the north and south buildings have tastefully-appointed community rooms on the fouth floor, with rooftop terraces. The two buildings are connected with a professionally designed courtyard, complete with a water feature, two firepits and barbecue grills. The well-landscaped grounds are further complemented with a bicycle rest and repair station, located along the paved bike path, which connects to the University of Wisconsin campus.

Millennials and baby boomers alike have embraced the contemporary Lodge architecture and the very walkable neighborhood that is The Lodge at Walnut Grove – The Lodge 2 complements and amplifies this very successful apartment community.

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About the Village of Shorewood Hills

If you’re in The Lodge at Walnut Grove and The Lodge 2, you’re standing in The Village of Shorewood Hills. The border between Shorewood Hills and Madison is University Avenue. True, you could stand in both cities at once, but that would require that you play in traffic. We don’t recommend that.

Here’s the best part — residents of The Lodge at Walnut Grove and The Lodge 2 are residents of The Village of Shorewood Hills, which means they are offered many benefits and amenities of this local community. Visit their site – Residents of The Lodge at Walnut Grove and The Lodge 2 are residents of The Village of Shorewood Hills which means they are offered many benefits and amenities of this local community. Some of these include:

The Blackhawk Country Club: The club and its grounds are a valuable recreational resource for both residents and for members of the Country Club. Adult residents may play golf up to four times during the golf season. The resident may bring up to three guests. The resident only pays 50% of the non-member green fees. The resident’s guests will be subject to full non-member green fees. Residents and their guests have food and beverage privileges at the club, twice per month from November to April 15th.

Pool: Family, two-person, and single-person pool memberships are available to all Village residents for a modest annual fee. Residents over age 62 are admitted at reduced rates. Among the activities provided at the pool each summer are swimming and diving instruction for all ages and abilities, water ballet, water aerobics, water basketball, masters swimming and recreational and lap swimming. Overall, the swimming pool has proven to be one of the most popular facilities in the Village! (Link)

Tennis Courts: Two tennis courts and a small practice court are located on the north end of the Shorewood Hills Elementary School grounds. There are also three courts located just east of the pool. These courts may be reserved by residents for a fee of $2.00

Marina: The Shorewood Hills Marina is located just north of the sixteenth hole of the Blackhawk Country Club. Village residents may rent mooring buoys, boat storage space and lockers. Dock space for boat slips is also available.

Boathouse: The Boathouse is located in McKenna Park and is used for indoor boat storage. There is a covered pavillion on top which is great for a picnic or sitting area with a beautiful view of Lake Mendota.

Community Center: The Community Center is available for social activities such as parties, celebrations and group meetings.

Recreational Programs: A Canoe and Kayak Share Program and winter sport activities such as ice skating and sledding are available to residents.

Community Gardens: Village residents are invited to grow vegetables and flowers in the beautiful setting of Post Farm Park. (Link)

Garden Club: This club maintains over 20 public gardens at traffic triangles throughout the Village as well as other public areas. (Link)

Village Parks & Lands: The Village of Shorewood Hills owns approximately 25 parcels of land within the Village boundaries and include several parks in their natural state for a variety of recreational purposes.

Volunteer Opportunities: The Village would not be able to provide the array of programs available without the help of resident volunteers. There are many Boards, Committees, and Recreation Programs in which residents are invited to participate.


About the Developer — Flad Development & Investment Corp.

Flad Development & Investment Corp.The Flad name is synonymous with quality architecture and development whose roots in Madison can be traced back to the 1920’s. Today, the Madison landscape is punctuated with numerous Flad-inspired buildings that remain both distinctive and timeless. The Flad family still live and work in Madison, the city they love.

A third generation Flad entity, Flad Development & Investment Corp., emerged in the mid-seventies as a leader in the development of quality real estate projects in Madison and Milwaukee. Flad Development’s portfolio includes financial institutions, medical buildings, condominiums and elderly housing apartments, specialty retail centers and integrated mixed-use developments.

Whether it be the very vibrant 300,000 square foot Prairie Towne Center with exciting national retailers like Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Old Navy, Party City, Lands End, Famous Footwear, etc., or the quaint collection of small specialty retailers harmonized into the intimate scale and character that is The Homestead Shoppes, Flad Development boasts some of Wisconsin’s most distinct and unique commercial properties. Retail developments, such as The Brownstones, The Plaza, and Harvard Square in Brookfield, Wisconsin and Cambridge Court, University Station, Essex Square, The Shops at Maple Grove, and Oakbridge Commons in Madison, Wisconsin, are all illustrative of Flad Development’s work.

Segoe Terrace, Southridge Village, and Maple Terrace, senior living apartments conceived and developed by Flad in the 1980’s, remain timeless and 100% occupied. Flad Development’s residential jewel, of course, is the Coventry Condominiums. Conveniently located in the Hilldale neighborhood, this 22-unit high-end condominium project was built in 1985 and acknowledged as “best in class.”

Flad’s tradition of successful “place-making” continued with its retail renaissance in the Village of Shorewood Hills — Copps Food Store/Pick 'n Save, Borders Books & Music (today, U.W. Credit Union) and Walgreens anchor this urban revival at the corner of University Avenue and Midvale Boulevard just down the street from The Boulevard. The architectural integration and connectedness of this new urbanist development ensures an environment that is both animated and successful. Flad’s Old Sauk Row development has truly captured the artistry of mixed-use design. A composition of casual restaurants, convenience/specialty retailers and luxury apartments, Old Sauk Row provides Madison’s far west side with enhanced streetscapes and an exciting integration of upscale merchants and urban dwellings.

Flad’s most recent mixed use and new urbanist developments further underscore the essence of Flad Development’s corporate philosophy and professional commitment to quality real estate development.

Quality is that very conscious component that is the trademark of every Flad Development project.

Flad Development’s award-winning apartment development, The Lodge at Walnut Grove debuted in 2014 to rave reviews. Voted the Madison Area’s Best New Apartment Development in both 2014 and 2015 by the Apartment Association of South Central Wisconsin. These apartments have consistently achieved 100% occupancy, with minimal resident turnover.


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