Dave Reid

City Plan Commission Approves 52-unit Residential Care Complex

By - Jul 15th, 2008 10:38 am
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Resolution 080422 would advance the development known as Kilbourn Square.

This project is proposing the development of a 52-unit residential care complex to be located at 2195 W. State St. that would house adults 55 and older.  This resolution stood out primarily because it showed the difficulties of developing property in the City of Milwaukee.  Although the developer presented a project that respected the historical nature of the site and had worked with the City of Milwaukee to put together a logical infill development it still faced a hurdle.  This hurdle wasn’t due to zoning or regulations but a neighboring citizen wishing to maintain the status quo.  This resident complained about, the loss of two trees and green space, and the potential of more traffic.  The commission heard these issues but voted to approve the resolution despite the concerns.  This resolution will now go before the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee.

Another item of note was resolution 080262 which vacated land along South Alexander St. and West Nicholas St. between South 5th St. and South 6th St. to the neighboring property owner.   This was done to allow for construction of a retaining wall to built on the property in support of The Iron Horse Hotel project.  This resolution was approved and will now go before the Public Works Committee.

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