By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jul 27, 2022 at 3:25 PM

Just days after the City of Wauwatosa announced it has purchased the former Boston Store building at Mayfair Mall, ground was broken on another apartment complex in the area, which has seen an explosion of apartment construction in recent years.

Chicago-based M&R Development kicked off construction of a 258-unit luxury apartment building called 2929 on Mayfair, located at – wait for it – 2929 N. Mayfair Rd., across the street from Bluemound Golf and Country Club.

It joins residential developments to the northwest at the Mayfair Collection, as well as to the south on Mayfair Road south of North Avenue and on North, west of Mayfair, to name a few. Trinity Woods, the residential complex on the Mount Mary University campus was also recently completed.

The five-story 2929 on Mayfair, developed in partnership with Campbell Capital Group is expected to be ready for tenants in August 2023.


“After the resounding success of our first two Wisconsin projects, Elevate in Madison and 42 Hundred on the Lake, just south of Milwaukee, we remain bullish on developing in the Badger State and anticipate 2929 on Mayfair will prove to be another fast-leasing apartment development that meets the needs of today’s renters,” said Anthony Rossi Sr., managing partner of M&R Development, in a statement Wednesday.
“The Wauwatosa area is a thriving major center for commercial, medical, biotech and retail development, and strong future job growth is expected over the next decade, so there is a definite need for new upscale rental housing.”
The new development will contain amenities like a pool, cabanas, pickleball courts and firepits in an outdoor courtyard, and, inside, a fitness center, club room, lounge and business center with private meting rooms.
The studio, convertible, one-, two- and three-bedroom units will have fancy kitchen touches, including steel appliances, bathrooms with subway tile and other amenities like smart thermostats, 9-foot ceilings, lighted ceiling fans in all bedrooms, and full-size washers and dryers. Most will have balconies and some will have walk-in closets.
While there will be three levels of parking (of course), at least there will also be electric vehicle charging stations and a free bike sharing station, bike storage and a repair station.
The complex was designed by Virginia’s Poole & Poole Architects and is being built by Madison-based Stevens Construction. RMK Management manage and lease the property.
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Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.