Mercy Housing Lakefront Updates Design for East Side Proposal (Renderings)
In March 2010 the development team for Mercy Housing Lakefront Inc. presented the design for a nine-story LEED certified affordable housing apartment building to the Greenwich Village Neighborhood Association. The apartment building is proposed to be located on Milwaukee’s East Side between N. Farwell Ave. and N. Murray Ave. on an existing City of Milwaukee surface parking lot.
Because of the issues raised by the neighborhood group Mercy Housing Lakefront Inc. updated the design to address the concerns over height and parking. Taking the height issue on directly, the project has been reduced in scale and units bringing it down to a only 5-stories. Additionally, the new design shows a larger parking garage that would extend over the U.S. Bank drive-through allowing for the project to replace the existing public parking. The new garage would include 125 stalls, with 80 of those stalls being available for public use.
Below you can see the original design and the new design.