Commission Approves 6-Story East Side Apartments
City Plan Commission unanimously approves proposed, 100-unit apartment complex.
Mercy Housing Lakefront was before the City Plan Commission on Oct 28th requesting an increase to the limits for unit density and building height for the parking lots owned by the city and US Bank and bounded by N. Murray, E. Thomas and N. Farwell avenues. This change would allow Mercy to build Greenwich Park Apartments, a six-story workforce housing development, on the site.
As we reported previously, the project will now include up to 100 apartment units broken into two phases. The $9 million first phase will have 56-units and 51 parking spots while the $7 million second phase will have up to 44-units and 68 parking spots. Mercy will apply for tax-credits from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) to finance each phase of the development. To qualify for the credits the complex will have income limited units in the complex as well as a number of market rate units.
Jeff Jordan, former chair of the 3rd District Neighborhood Association, offered his support for the project.
Commissioner J. Allen Stokes took issue with the calling this low-income or subsidized housing arguing that, if anything, the “two dorms [on E. North Ave.] are more like subsidized housing.”
Ald. Nik Kovac responded to Kress’s assertion saying that, yes in the past there was some neighborhood opposition based on the building’s density, but overall the feedback he received was in support of the development. Further, he stated a goal for WHEDA should be an “economically and racially integrated city,” and that “you can’t only integrate half the city.”
The commission voted unanimously to approve the project.
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- Greenwich Park Targets Low-Income Residents - Graham Kilmer - Nov 21st, 2016
- Friday Photos: Greenwich Park Nearly Complete - Jeramey Jannene - Sep 16th, 2016
- Friday Photos: New Apartments for the East Side - Jeramey Jannene - Jul 29th, 2016
- Eyes on Milwaukee: Greenwich Park Apartments Taking Shape - Jeramey Jannene - Feb 12th, 2016
- Friday Photos: Finally Comes Greenwich Park Apartments - Jack Fennimore - Nov 27th, 2015
- Plats and Parcels: 342 More Apartments Approved - Dave Reid - Jun 9th, 2015
- Eyes on Milwaukee: Commission Approves 6-Story East Side Apartments - Dave Reid - Oct 29th, 2013
- Eyes on Milwaukee: They Like It, They Really Like It - Dave Reid - Oct 16th, 2013
- Eyes on Milwaukee: New Design for Greenwich Park Apartments - Dave Reid - Oct 9th, 2013
Read more about Greenwich Park Apartments Development here