Dave Reid

Apartment Building Proposed for Lower East Side

Dominion Properties, LLC plans to build a five-story apartment building on Jackson St.

By - Jul 3rd, 2012 06:13 pm
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1509 N. Jackson St. Rendering

1509 N. Jackson St. Rendering

In recent months, two apartment proposals in a short stretch of N. Jackson St., a 36-unit apartment building at 1601 N. Jackson St. and a 15-unit apartment building at 1530 N. Jackson St.,  have received approvals from the City of Milwaukee.  Now Dominion Properties LLC is requesting approval from the city to develop an apartment building in that same neighborhood.

Dominion will be going before the City Plan Commission on July 9th, 2012 to request a zoning change for 1509 N. Jackson St.  The change would allow Dominion Properties, LLC to construct a five-story apartment building with 20 apartment units.  The residential units would consist of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and studio apartments, ranging in size from 550 SF studios to 1025 SF two-bedroom apartments.  The proposed project would also include 26 parking spaces.

The plans call for the building to utilize energy efficient and green technology during construction and throughout the building.   The building will utilize Nature Tech’s insulation technology to achieve a R-40 insulation value for the building, and all of the materials used in the construction of the building will be inert and sustainable.  LED lighting will be widely used in the building, and recycled rubber flooring will be used in common areas.  The interior living areas will include hardwood floors, cabinetry, molding and veneer paneling, all of which will use hardwood that has been sustainably harvested in the State of Wisconsin and locally cured in solar kilns.

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2 thoughts on “Apartment Building Proposed for Lower East Side”

  1. CJ says:

    Really? That’s disappointing. I don’t mean to overly judge other people’s work, and I commend them for the infill of an empty lot; but the box design is extremely cookie cutter in apartments of late. I almost wonder if there is just one architecture firm just churning these out. I wish they could come up with something that better fits a neighborhood aesthetic, maybe a slight more old world feel to the design rather than just purely modern.

  2. Dave Reid says:

    @CJ Interestingly enough all three of the buildings on Jackson are being designed by the same firm. And although this one is my least favorite of the three, I’d rather not see faux designs and have no problem with a mixture of styles.

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