Businesses are investing in South Milwaukee and its future. Monday night’s Plan Commission meeting showed it.
Among the unanimous action taken by the commission …
First, we recommended approval to the city council a 120-day planning option with Vetter Denk for the $6.6 million microbrewery, retail, apartment, and public space development they have planned for 11th and Madison Avenues.
If the planning option is approved by the full council, then detail work will start on the development, from design to financials, with a shovel in the ground planned for next spring.
This project will be a real game-changer for downtown South Milwaukee — and approval of this planning option gives the developers the certainty they need to do the necessary due diligence to make the project a reality.
We also paved the way for several other successful existing business owners to invest in their properties …
- The Plan Commission recommended approval of a 1,488 square-foot office addition to the front of A&J Environmental Pallet at 1210 Rawson Ave.
- And we recommended approval of a 1,350 square-foot addition and construction a new 9,600 square-foot building at EK Construction at 1040 Columbia Ave. Eric is looking for additional storage.
- Also, we granted an exception to our code to allow for installation of a replacement awning at Parkway Floral, 1001 Milwaukee Ave., as Leah and her team continue to make investments in their building and business.
Finally, the commission approved extension of a sale option for Greywolf Partners Inc. on the city-owned portion of the property at 11th and College Avenues. More to come on this potential retail development.
That’s just one meeting. We’re just getting started …