Dave Reid

Groundbreaking Events on S. 2nd Street this Thursday.

By - May 17th, 2011 02:31 pm
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Living Building. 538 S. 2nd Street, Milwaukee, WI

Living Building. 538 S. 2nd Street, Milwaukee, WI

Not only is there a planned ground breaking ceremony this Thursday, May 19th, for the Clock Shadow Building, but also a ribbon cutting for the redesigned S. 2nd Street.  Both of these developments are groundbreaking events for Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee Fix, a four-story, 30,000 square-foot building, is being developed by Juli Kaufmann, and is the first new development along this stretch of road in quite some time.  The building itself is groundbreaking as it was designed to meet the Living Building Standard which includes requirements such as the building needs to be net zero energy, operate carbon neutral, and seeks to reach zero waste.  Additionally, the building has a long list of tenants lined up including the Clock Shadow Creamery, Aurora Walker’s Point Community Clinic, The Healing Center, and CORE El Centro.

The celebration will also feature a ribbon cutting of the newly redesigned S. 2nd Street, which again is groundbreaking in its own right because the redesign represents a shift from old ideas in traffic engineering to new ones.  In particular from concepts that always favored traffic speeds and flow, to ones that considers walkability, the role that the built environment plays in creating value, and to value other modes of transportation.  It took the combined efforts of local business and property owners, with the vital assistance of the Department of Public Works to accomplish this change, and here at UrbanMilwaukee.com we applaud this effort.

These efforts celebrate the continuation of economic development, and positive momentum in Walker’s Point, in particular on S. 2nd Street. Stop by the event on Thursday, May 19th, at the SE corner of Bruce and S. 2nd Street. and at the Milwaukee Brewing Company, to help the neighborhood, and the city, celebrate this progress.

Event Activities:

4:30 pm … Milwaukee Fix groundbreaking on the SE corner of Bruce and 2nd.
5:00 pm … Milwaukee Brewing Company doors open for celebration.
5:30 pm … S. 2nd St. ribbon cutting ceremony and speeches.
6:00-9:00 pm … Local music, food, beer, spirits and businesses.

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2 thoughts on “Groundbreaking Events on S. 2nd Street this Thursday.”

  1. Jeff says:

    Sorry to be critical, but that facade looks like late ’50s modern. Is that the best this city could do?

  2. GT says:

    City’s don’t design facades.

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