Greenfield - The Sanctuary at Cherokee Point, a complex of three 10-unit apartment buildings on South 43rd Street, was approved 4-1 by the common council on Dec. 6.
The apartments will occupy parcels at 4142 and 4202 S. 43rd, just north of West Hillcrest Drive.
Each parcel is currently occupied by a single-family home.
Ald. Linda Lubotsky, whose district includes the site, cast the no vote, citing neighbors concern about traffic along 43rd Street. She called developer Kenneth Sidello "a good developer," but said she also feared oversaturation of apartments in the area.
"We have enough apartments now," Lubotsky said, adding that there are apartments on both sides of the planned development, and "we have vacancies in both buildings."
Sidello doesn't believe the Sanctuary will have a major impact on traffic. He said "our development is geared toward empty nesters" who usually aren't heading to jobs. He thinks traffic on the street is due to commercial development in West Milwaukee, fans headed to events at Miller Park, and commuters taking an alternate route to downtown Milwaukee.
"We're hoping to break ground in spring," Sidello said, with completion targeted for the end of 2017. He declined to estimate the cost of the project.
Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the height of the buildings.