River Prairie Development

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Final Development Plan on the Northwest Quadrant of River Prairie

Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013
Altoona, Wisconsin.  The City of Altoona invites the public to attend a presentation regarding the final development plan for the northwest quadrant of River Prairie.  Click here to learn more about this invitaton.

SW Quadrant General Implementation Plan

Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013
Altoona, Wisconsin.  At the April 11, 2013 meeting, the Altoona City Council members unanimously approved the General Implementation Plan (GIP) as submitted by Access Commercial Real Estate regarding the proposed development on the southwest quadrant of River Prairie.

Click here to view a graphic of the GIP.

Altoona approves sale of River Prairie Property to Kwik Trip

Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Altoona, Wisconsin.   At tonight’s meeting, Altoona City Council members unanimously approved the sale of 2.58 acres of property in the Northwest Quadrant of Altoona’s River Prairie to Kwik Trip, Inc. for a convenience store site. The project represents the first development in River Prairie west of Highway 53.  Click here to read the complete story.

NW Quadrant Development Plan presentation

On February 21, 2013, the City of Altoona presented to the public the Development Plan for the NW Quadrant of River Prairie.  Click here to view a slide show of that presentation.

NW Quadrant Conceptual Design

Click here as of February 12, 2013.

Commercial Construction Begins in River Prairie’s NE Quadrant

November 16, 2012

Last week construction began on the first commercial building in the northeast quadrant of Altoona’s River Prairie. The 15,000 square foot “Prairie” style office building will be home to a company that was founded in the Chippewa Valley over twenty years ago.  Their significant growth and over twenty five employees have necessitated a larger building. Please click here to view the site plan and click here to view architectural renderings for the new building.

The building’s high quality design and construction will complement River Prairie’s first commercial building project—Chippewa Valley Orthopedics/Northwoods Therapy (CVO/NWT). CVO/NWT will be located to the south of the building, across River Prairie Drive, in River Prairie’s southeast quadrant. The City also expects construction to begin on OakLeaf Surgical Hospital in the near future just to the south of CVO/NWT.

According to Peter Hoeft, owner of Hoeft Builders, general contractor for the building, the project is expected to be completed by August of 2013. 

Chippewa Valley Orthopedics

Click here to view conceptual rendering.

OakLeaf Surgical Hospital

Click here to view conceptual rendering.

River Prairie in the news

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Great ideas from the Placemaking Workshop

September 18, 2012

To learn more, click here.

Site Work Begins on Altoona Medical Center Site

August 7, 2012

As many of you may have noticed, work has finally begun on the site that will become home to OakLeaf Surgical Hospital, Chippewa Valley Orthopedics and Northwoods Therapy. The 18-acre site is located across from the Estates at River Prairie in the southeast quadrant of River Prairie, between 10th Street West and the northbound exit from Highway 53.

The 18-acre site is divided into three parcels, a 3-acre parcel on the south end, a 10-acre parcel in the middle and a 5-acre parcel on the north end. The 5-acre south parcel will be home to Chippewa Valley Orthopedics and Northwoods Therapy, housed in one building of approximately 35,000 square feet. The middle, 10-acre parcel, will be the site of OakLeaf Surgical Hospital; the final size of the hospital has yet to be determined, but will be a minimum of 65,000 square feet. The City has retained ownership of the north 3-acres, and will market it and sell it to a suitable business.

The emphasis of the current work is site grading and utility installation. This work will last a total of approximately 90 days. Construction of Chippewa Valley Orthopedics/Northwoods Therapy (CVO/NWT) is expected to begin in September or October, with OakLeaf construction starting shortly thereafter. However, this schedule is not firm and the construction may be delayed depending on a number of factors. CVO/NWT is expected to open for business in 2013 while OakLeaf is expected to open in 2014.

The City is currently working with the project engineer on determining the best way to address anticipated changes to traffic patterns in the area. The site will have two accesses, one across from Lake Road and the other across from Sandalwood, leading into the Estates at River Prairie. The City is aware of the congestion at the intersection of 10th and Lake during peak traffic periods. Therefore, it is likely that either a traffic signal or round-a-bout will be installed at the intersection to mitigate further traffic impacts.

There has been some concern with the amount of dust created from the construction work and the contractor is required to manage the dust to the maximum extent practicable. If you have any concerns regarding the dust or any aspect of the project, please contact the City at the number below

Click here to review the preliminary project site plan.

If you have any questions regarding the project, please email Mike Golat at michaelg@ci.altoona.wi.us or call Mike at 715-839-6092.

River Prairie Altoona Medical Center 2012-08-07


Typical Roadway Cross Section
River Prairie NE Quadrant
River's Edge Holdings, LLC
14 April 2009 

Recreational Trail Exhibit
River Prairie NE Quadrant
River's Edge Holdings, LLC
14 April 2009

Preliminary Site Plan
River Prairie NE Quadrant
River's Edge Holdings, LLC
14 April 2009 

Letter to the Citizens of Altoona
Mike Golat, City Administrator
17 March 2009

River Prairie Update
12 March 2009

Net Present Value Analysis
10 March 2009

River Prairie NW Quadrant Preliminary Site Plan
March 2009

River Prairie NW Quadrant "Main Street" view
March 2009

River Prairie SW Quadrant Preliminary Site Plan
March 2009

River Prairie Design Standards & Guidelines