Dave Reid

Veterans Manor Apartments Breaks Ground

By - Jun 7th, 2010 02:37 pm
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On what has long been an underutilized site, at 35th and Wisconsin Avenue, The Center for Veterans Issues is working with Cardinal Capital Management to develop a four-story, 52-unit apartment building known as Veterans Manor.  The project received $1,055,214 in WHEDA tax credits, and has financing through Chase Bank and IFF.  The first floor will have tenant amenities, including a a fitness room, library, computer/technology center, media & recreation room, and counseling rooms.  Additionally, the the first floor will have commercially leasable space opportunities.  On the remain floors the building will contain 550 square-feet, one-bedroom apartments.  The building will include approximately 30 underground parking spaces and additional surface parking.

The facility will also offer a long list of services for residents including job counseling, VA benefits education, case management, drug and alcohol abuse counseling, GED preparation, education, classroom vocational training, computer training and job training, and health as well as wellness training.  Additionally, the facility will include a commercial kitchen and cafe to serve residents and the neighborhood.

Categories: Real Estate

14 thoughts on “Veterans Manor Apartments Breaks Ground”

  1. Jeff says:

    Better than nothing, certainly–but it’s a shame that former plans for the entire site never materialized.

  2. Dave Reid says:

    @Jeff What were the former plans?

  3. GT says:

    Who would lease commercial space in this building? These tenants need services and need a place to live, certainly. This neighborhood, however, already has an abundance of health and human service-related land uses. Knowing Cardinal Capital’s inglorious history in Milwaukee of concentrating assistance-based housing in already burdened neighborhoods, their financial intentions are worn on their sleeve.

  4. GT says:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/4688376186/in/set-72157624209158632/

    Check out this website – someone geocoded photos on Flickr based on whether or not the photographer was from Milwaukee or a tourist. Its pretty interesting

  5. Robert says:

    The prior plans for this site were gas station/strip mall proposals.

  6. Dave Reid says:

    @Robert In that case I’m happy those fell through.

  7. Richard says:

    This is one of the best things to happen to Milwaukee and Wisconsin in general. It is most obvious that some of our writers do not have a clue as it relates to the needs of our homeless veterans population!

  8. Hi, I am seeking employment with the Milwaukee Veteran’s Manor project. I have six years experience working as a leasing a leasing consultant. I would love to work with veterans who will be living at the 35th street project here in Miwaukee. I need to know where to apply for a position with the project. Please respond. Thanks!

    P. S. It is a beautiful site.

  9. Dave Reid says:

    @Carl I’d suggested contacting them directly. Thanks

  10. Karen says:

    Glad to see our veterans getting some well-deserved honor through more dignified housing options.

  11. Dave Reid says:

    @Karen… and so you know that article is a bit dated at this point, from last I saw the building was near or was completed now.

  12. Dave Reid says:

    @Karen Yup the building opens soon! Grand opening Monday for veterans apartments http://bit.ly/kv1Pgb

  13. August says:

    Another prison-like insane asylum for the veterans; where they will be monitored by staff, armed guards, and snitches 24/7.

  14. Dave Reid says:

    @August ummm no….

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