Dave Reid
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Demo Day at Marquette

Demolition at 14th and Wells will make way for a 6-floor, 80-unit, private student housing development by Opus Group.

By - Sep 17th, 2013 03:22 pm
Demolition of 1400 W. Wells St. Photo by Dave Reid.

Demolition of 1400 W. Wells St.

Yesterday, construction started on IVY on Fourteenth, built by the Opus Group and providing private student housing near Marquette. The first phase of this project commenced with the demolition of the building that housed Kampus Foods, Sweeney’s Books and a Subway restaurant at 1400 W. Wells St.

Once demolition is complete, construction will get underway on the 80-unit, 165-bed, six-story, mixed-used student housing building designed by Korb Tredo Architects.  The building should open by next August, in time for Marquette University’s 2014 fall semester. Each unit will have its own washer and dryer, and the building will have indoor parking, a workout room, study rooms, social spaces and 7,500 square feet of first floor retail, including a Subway restaurant.

Peak Campus Management, based in Atlanta, Georgia, will manage IVY on Fourteenth as well as two other Midwestern student housing buildings in development by Opus Group.

Demolition of the parking structure at W. Wells and N. 6th streets. Photo by Dave Reid.

Demolition of the parking structure at W. Wells and N. 6th streets.

When complete, the development will be owned by Chicago-based private equity firm Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, LLC.

And just eight blocks down the street from IVY on Fourteenth the demolition of the parking garage at the corner of W. Wells and N. 6th streets has begun, though this looks like it could take awhile before it’s completed.

Demolition Gallery

IVY on Fourteenth Renderings

Park(ING) Day is Friday!

Once again Urban Milwaukee is joining the thousands of groups from around the world that are taking part in Park(ING) Day 2013. Park(ING) Day is an event that celebrates the reclaiming of parking spaces as public spaces for people to use and enjoy. You’ll find us “parked” on Milwaukee St. between Wells and Mason streets this Friday September 20th, from 10am to 4pm. This year we are teaming up with our friends at NEWaukee and UPAF, and with partners this great, this year’s event should be a fine celebration.

Quick Hits

  • Jeff Engel of The Business Journal reports that MATC is attempting to ride the wave created by the opening of the new Global Water Center and the Water Council by adding a new water technician certificate.
  • You can help to keep the Doors Open! To support and insure the future of Historic Milwaukee, Inc.’s Doors Open event HMI is holding an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds.  To contribute or learn more about the effort click here.
  • Help Wanted.  Do you have Masters Degree in Library and Information Studies?  If so, the library is looking for librarians.


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