Dave Reid
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A Home for Artists

MIAD has made great progress on its six-story student housing project.

By - Nov 15th, 2013 04:09 pm

The Historic Third Ward has long been a haven for artists, and soon enough it will be home for many young aspiring artists. General Capital Group is currently constructing Two50Two, 252 E. Menomonee St., which when complete will contain housing for 310 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design students. The six-story building will have two first floor retails stalls.  The 4,000 square-foot stall has already been leased to Blick Art Supply, the parent company of Utrecht, which will close their existing Third Ward store and move here.

Two50Two is being financed by Associated Bank, and was designed by Engberg Anderson.

Prior to construction a one-story building on the site was demolished in July. If all goes as planned the residence hall is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.

For background information on the development see our Two50Two building page.

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3 thoughts on “Friday Photos: A Home for Artists”

  1. When is MIAD going to repair their student union which is boarded up for the second school year now following a fire? It lies between the school and the new dorms.

  2. Dave Reid says:

    @Ed Good question. Although I don’t know when I do know they had student projects to redo the building that were presented to the Historic Third Ward ARB sometime back.

  3. Vivian Rothschild says:

    Insurance process only recently completed. MIAD is currently discussing future plans for the Student Union.

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