The Gridiron Neighborhood Meeting July 14, 2020, 5-7 p.m.

Join St. John’s in partnership with Hoffman Planning, Design, & Construction, Inc. for a Neighborhood Meeting for Ashwaubenon Village residents to learn more about The Gridiron mixed-use development. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 14, from 5-7 p.m. at the Ashwaubenon Village Hall, 2155 Holmgren Way.

At this meeting, you will hear about The Gridiron vision and development process for 2305 San Luis Place. Specifically, Hoffman Planning, Design, & Construction, Inc. will provide details on St. John’s proposal to remodel the building into 50+ affordable apartment units of varying sizes with supportive services and other potential mixed uses. The plan is to start construction in 2020 and complete the project in 2021. The Gridiron will also include a proposed rezoning to change the zoning district from B-3 Community Business to R-3 Multi-Family Residence to permit the building’s use as an apartment building.

This Neighborhood Meeting is the first step in the public process for review of The Gridiron and the requested zoning change. We look forward to seeing you, and thank you for your support of The Gridiron!

Investing in Futures

The Gridiron is designed to be a multi-family mixed-use development in the heart of Ashwaubenon just one mile from Lambeau Field. The mix of affordable multi-family living with commercial business makes this a unique self-sustaining innovation in community-focused living.

Our long-term business plan leverages a percentage of rental income for a resident investment program as well as investment in another future site, this model supports the future growth of socially inclusive housing as well as the future growth of those who call it home.

On-site staff help to support those tenants in need and to cultivate a culture of social connectedness. The central location of the Gridiron also brings an essential workforce to the businesses struggling to find employees.

This new model for housing, The Gridiron, is the unique nexus of housing, social connectedness and economy, strengthening the local economy while supporting the people who call Ashwaubenon home.

Community Innovation at The Gridiron

The term “Gridiron” takes us back to the early days of football and the true grit of the game. Just like those players, people in our community who are looking for community, social connection and an affordable place to call home have shown their perseverance, their grit and their love of our Green Bay community. The Gridiron is their place.

The Gridiron is an innovative solution to community needs. Outcomes of the Gridiron will include:

  • Improved housing stability.
  • Improved life satisfaction and social connectedness.
  • Increased civic engagement.
  • Affordable housing for seniors, young professionals and those experiencing  economic insecurity.
  • Decreased employee deficit experienced by local employers.

Those living at the Gridiron will enjoy contemporary amenities:

  • Joined independent and community living areas
  • Fitness center
  • Community garden
  • On-site employment opportunities
  • Opportunities for rent credits through investments of time and expertise