North Avenue Complex West of River Gets New Design
The design includes plenty of parking, an outdoor patio and maybe a bocce ball court!
Life near the Milwaukee River is getting a little more streamlined.
HD Development LLC, led by Todd Davies, is seeking an amendment to a Detailed Planned Development (DPD) to allow for a revised design for the proposed 1150 North Apartments project, located at the corner of E. North Ave. and N. Commerce St., just west UW-Milwaukee’s RiverView Residence Hall. The changes to the design include new exterior building elevations and the removal of a digital billboard sign that had been built into the building. The changes will go before the City Plan Commission on Thursday, July 15th.
The original DPD was approved in 2012 by the Common Council and construction had started on the project, despite a story by Tom Daykin of the Journal Sentinel saying financing was still a question for the project. Excavation work on the site was visible as early as September 2012, but the project has since stalled.
The new design, by Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, shows a L-shaped 5-story building which will form a streetwall along North Ave. and have a 30’ setback from Commerce St. There will be up to 122 apartment units and approximately 125 parking spots, of which 65 will be indoor and 60 will be outdoor. The facade will consist primarily of masonry brick, metal panels and shingles, and cement board. Other site amenities include an outdoor patio space, possibly a bocce ball court for residents, and an improved connection to the Beerline Trail.