Dave Reid
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The Demolition at MIAD

Demolition has started at 252 E. Menomonee St. and soon MIAD's six-story residence hall will go up in the Third Ward.

By - Jul 5th, 2013 04:34 pm
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The first stage of  Milwaukee Institute of Arts & Design’s new residence hall project got underway recently as crews began demolishing 252 E. Menomonee St., in the Historic Third Ward. MIAD will manage the student operations while General Capital Group will develop and own the six-story residence hall, which was designed  by Engberg Anderson.  Once complete the building will include student housing and two retail slots. One of the retails slots is planned as a restaurant with outdoor seating while the second slot is rumored to be a relocated Utrecht store that will go under the parent company name of Blick Art Materials.  If construction goes as planned the facility will open to students in 2014.

Our photos show the beginning of demolition and we’ve included the project renderings of what the completed residence hall will look like.

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5 thoughts on “Friday Photos: The Demolition at MIAD”

  1. I saw that demo action Friday. I was impressed by the sight, and can’t wait for the construction.

  2. Chris says:

    This is an important project for both MIAD and the Third Ward. More density, more activity, more art culture, and a true campus identity… Can’t wait to watch this go up. With this project and the upcoming Kimpton Hotel, the Third Ward is really blossoming.

    With Utrecht’s rumored move from Catalano Square, I hope to see that space developed into a great bar/restaurant/cafe. Always thought the plaza could benefit from some cafe seating along the edge.

  3. Anon says:

    Happy to see more development, but isn’t it the HISTORIC Third Ward? Milwaukee needs to do a better job of protecting its historic buildings. The building facade could have, and should have, been saved and incorporated into a new building.

  4. Bill says:

    I wonder about the space on the west side of MIAD on the river… why was that not utilized for student housing?

  5. Dave Reid says:

    @Bill At one point there was an RFP that went out and a lot of sites were considered. But to some extent it makes sense to have the student housing right across the street from the school and the union.

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