The Old Made New
Three projects near downtown are helping to rebuild a neighborhood and regenerate a river.
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The sound of saws spinning and metal mashing were heard from Walker’s Point to the Historic Third Ward. The sounds stemmed from three projects that continue the redevelopment of near downtown neighborhoods.
In Walker’s Point two projects just off S. 2nd St.
are moving along. Crews are working on the Water Council’s future home at 223 W. Pittsburgh Ave (soon to be Freshwater Way
). And Developers Kyle Strigenz
and Tyler Hawley
are converting a former clothing factory and warehouse, located at 710 S. 3rd St., into a 50-unit apartment building. Tom Daykin reported
on October 31st, 2012 that work would begin immediately on this project, and in fact it has.
In the Third Ward the city-financed section of the Riverwalk, which will connect MIAD to Ryan Braun’s, is slowly flowing towards completion, finishing a project that has helped make the once-dormant river an active, exciting place.