Imagine…a new riverfront neighborhood surrounded by charming apartments, a lighted riverwalk leading to specialty shops, eclectic restaurants and nature trails, along the scenic Fox River navigation channel. This could be the future for the former Riverside Paper Mill and property overlooking the Fox River in the Appleton Flats.
The first phase of the development concept includes the demolition of the former mill and the construction of 124 residential apartments and 16,000 square feet of commercial space. Plans call for riverfront amenities, including a landscaped riverwalk that will be accessible to the public.
Future phases will include additional mixed-use development and riverfront amenities. A potential Fox River visitor center, boating and kayak facilities, restaurants and trails are all being considered for the site. The multi-phase project will continue to achieve its viability through public-private partnerships.