This is 100% new construction, with high-end features like granite countertops and floor-to-ceiling windows.
A live-work unit of 696 square feet has a sliding partition that separates the work unit, accessible from the street, from the live unit.
By Michael Horne, Urban Milwaukee, August 13th, 2015 MILWAUKEE - There was a time that when you referred to a city’s “Tipping Point,” you were talking about a catalytic event that led to a community’s decline.
Today, the phrase, as applied to the City of Milwaukee, has a different connotation, says Mayor Tom Barrett.
“Milwaukee is at a tipping point,” he told a group of 50 people gathered Wednesday at the dedication of the Frederick Lofts, 840 W. “Not a negative tipping point, but a positive tipping point.” The 100-unit apartment building was developed by Gorman & Company, Inc. Prior to the purchase of the long-vacant brewery site by the Zilber Group, “there was no reason to come here,” the mayor said.
In fact, the place was so desolate that “even the bad guys wouldn’t come here,” he added.
But today, “what is happening literally before our eyes are young people and the young at heart coming downtown. “Downtown is 3.6% of the landmass and 18% of the tax base” of the city, he said.
As if on cue, the sidewalks outside began to fill with workers from downtown office buildings as they left work, heading to their homes, some in The Brewery neighborhood itself.Gorman & Company developed the adjacent Blue Ribbon Lofts apartment building out of the former Pabst Keg House.In addition, Gorman developed the Brewhouse Inn & Suites one block west.The new development is immediately south of the Brewery Point Apartments, a senior living community. Bob Bauman, whose 4th district represents that 18% of the city’s tax base, and is the focus of its tipping point, joked that “groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings are getting routine.” Ted Matkom, the Wisconsin Market President for Gorman, said the site “was the poster child for blight in Milwaukee.” He recounted the failed attempt to turn the area into an entertainment district that would have required the demolition of many buildings.Such entertainment districts did not survive the great recession, he said.After that effort failed, Joe Zilber declared that the Pabst site “was going to be my legacy.” Things were tough at first, Matkom said.