Eight-story building proposed for Riverwalk
Edison Green, LLC, a new venture by Russ Davis, the owner of Café Vecchio Mondo and co-owner of Riverwalk Boat Rentals, recently responded to a City of Milwaukee RFP for the city-owned land at 1027 N. Edison St. The resolution 071131 seeking approval of the land sale will be before Tuesday’s Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee meeting and appears likely to receive approval because it meets the RFP design criteria for parking, building height, Riverwalk and environmental requirements.
The project itself will consist of an eight-story building containing a restaurant on the first floor, banquet facilities on the second floor, as well as office and residential condominiums. The Riverwalk segment will be constructed with access to the restaurant helping to activate a new section of the downtown Riverwalk. Further, the approach to parking is fairly unique by its utilization of a neighboring parking garage which should allow for reduced construction costs and higher densities. This project looks to provides quality infill on a long vacant parcel of riverfront land and should continue the ongoing downtown renaissance.