Mel’s Village

Making Every Life Special

Creating an inclusive community that meets the needs of disabled people has been a long-term dream of Mel’s Charities. That dream is becoming a reality as Mel’s Village develops in the south campus of the 99-acre Northern Gateway Community Collective in Saukville. Mel’s Village will provide a place for people of all abilities to live, work, play, and thrive.

Construction is underway at both the north and south campuses.

Stay tuned for more updates on this game-changing development.


Mel’s Village will feature a public plaza with splash pad, a band shell and community green space.

25% of the market-rate apartments will be set aside for people with disabilities. Retail businesses in Mel’s Village will hire these residents.

A game changer for Ozaukee County

Mel’s Village will occupy over 35 acres of the Northern Gateway Community Collective. When completed Mel’s Village will provide everyday services for people with disabilities such as:

  • Market-rate apartments with 25% of housing intended as independent living for adults with disabilities
  • 100-room hotel
  • Retail businesses such as coffee shop and pizza restaurant who have committed to hire Mel’s Village residents
  • Commercial banquet and catering facility
  • Commercial office space
  • Indoor sports facility open to the community
  • Public plaza and green space, including a splash pad
  • Bandshell for outdoor concerts