When it comes to downtown revitalization, we’ve laid a strong foundation.
From passing the downtown plan to unveiling a new downtown revitalization grant program to starting work on our downtown “ownership” agenda to planning for streetscaping upgrades 2017, we’re putting the right pieces in place to ensure long-term, sustainable growth in our city center.
Momentum is growing.
Today, we accelerate that momentum.
This morning, we are partnering with award-winning local architectural and development firm Vetter Denk to announce plans for one of the biggest new construction projects in downtown South Milwaukee in decades.
The estimated $6.6 million development, as proposed, calls for the following on 0.74 acres at 11th and Madison Avenues:
- An approximately 5,000-square foot microbrewery with adjacent beer garden;
- 24 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments;
- A 8,000-square-foot green space that will serve as a public square and gathering place for the apartment dwellers, nearby business patrons and community members; and
- Approximately 5,000 square feet of retail or restaurant space.
You can see the press release here. As I say in it …
This project would be a game-changer for downtown South Milwaukee. It will serve as a catalyst in our ongoing downtown redevelopment efforts. It’s especially exciting to have a first-class firm like Vetter Denk behind this. From the Beerline riverfront condominiums in Milwaukee to their work in redeveloping Green Bay’s waterfront, Vetter Denk’s track record is second to none. They will raise the bar for development, redevelopment, and design across our city.
The best part? As terrific as this development may be, this is just the beginning.
We are just getting started on our journey to revitalize South Milwaukee’s city center, and this news is a big step.