Jeramey Jannene
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Bay View’s New Vue

A new gateway for the south side neighborhood is taking shape.

By - Feb 17th, 2017 06:26 pm
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Vue Apartments Construction. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Vue Apartments Construction. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

The Vue Apartments building has begun rising from the ground. Developed by Max Dermond and his firm, Dermond Property Investments, the building will include 69 apartments and 2,600 square-feet of commercial space.

The five-story building will consist primarily of one-bedroom apartments. The triangular building is being developed at 2202 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., the southeast corner of S. Kinnickinnic Ave. and E. Ward St.

The $9.5 million project is being designed by Joel Agacki of Striegel-Agacki Studio. Catalyst Construction is serving as the project’s general contractor.

The project was originally approved in September 2015 and is subject to a Detailed Plan Development zoning variance that governs its design. Preparing the site included the demolition of two joined buildings long occupied by Faust Music along S. Kinnickinnic Ave. The oldest of the two buildings dated to 1882 according to city records, but deemed to be beyond salvage.

The building’s design was revised to be more traditional following a series of neighborhood meetings led by area alderman Tony Zielinski.

The development will include 73 parking stalls located underground and on the first floor.

Dermond acquired a 22-stall, city-owned parking lot to create the eastern portion of the site. As terms of the acquisition, the developer was required to build a new 13-stall parking lot just northeast of the building at an estimated cost of $200,000.

Construction Photos

Building Plans

7 thoughts on “Friday Photos: Bay View’s New Vue”

  1. Jerry says:

    Hideous! Is this the best that these ‘so called’ architects can come up with? It looks like the same garbage architecture on Prospect Ave. that was built in the 70s.

  2. Devin says:

    I thought the original design was better.

    Not that it matters. Bay View has a very vocal group of residents opposed to any development they don’t personally approve of.

  3. Molly O says:

    I’m surprised the City didn’t sell the developers
    little Zilber park. How many low income
    apartments are in this monstrosity?

  4. Tom says:

    Ugh. This is just Dwell part 2. I remember when they built Dwell and it ruined Bay View. (According to the predictions of 3 bay view residents) Totally destroyed the feel of the community. This Vue is sure to do the same… Needlessly upset 3 people who’s lives won’t be effected by the construction.

  5. Cindy Belanger says:

    As a former Milwaukeean, I am very disappointed with the new Vue Apartment building. It does not fit the neighborhood at all. Looks very out of place. I miss Milwaukee, but some of the building going on does not add to its character. I love to walk around the city and look at the great old architecture, but this building is not worth looking at.

  6. Phil says:

    The building is so out of place for the neighborhood. The building plans are decieving as well, the streets are not that wide. This will be massive. The developers really think Bay View is like the Eastside, its not. Its ruining the small close city feel.

    Just a block away another developer is building 6, yes 6, new condo/apartments units. Massive gross yellow condos and more sites look like they’re being developed.

  7. Ryan N says:

    Original design was better, but the same people complaining here now complained then and then had to make it more generic. Seems the people who say “BLANK IS RUINING BAY VIEW” need to move to the suburbs or one of the other suburban neighborhoods and they won’t have to worry.

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