The Greenest Ever and Going Up
Sage on Jackson would be the greenest multi-family structure in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Over at 1509 N. Jackson St., Dominion Properties’ green apartment building, known as Sage on Jackson, is nearing completion, and when it’s done it might in fact become the “greenest building ever built of its kind in the City of Milwaukee.”
Mike O’Connor, Chairman and Founder of Dominion, writes in a message to Urban Milwaukee, “We are in the midst of building the greenest apartment building ever built in (this state). We are expecting a LEED certification of platinum.” That, he notes, would be the highest rating ever for a market rate multifamily structure in both Wisconsin and Illinois.
The green features on this project are extensive and include a 20kW solar array, green roof, rainwater cistern, geothermal wells to provide heating and cooling, permeable cement, 2×8 walls which provide for better insulation, LED lighting, and charging hookups for electric cars.
When finished, the building will have 20 market-rate residential units with 30 parking spots.
Second Sage Project
Sage on Jackson might quickly lose its ranking as Milwaukee’s greenest multifamily building ever built, because Dominion is expanding their “Sage” brand, which means according to O’Connor, “smart green living,” to a second project, Sage on the Lake.
Asked if the Milwaukee Streetcar project played a role in selecting this site for the next Sage project, O’Connor responded, “The street car project (if it is approved) would be a welcome green feature for the city… I think the streetcar is a great thing for reducing carbon, parking, car production, etc…I hope that they do get it built.”
In 2008 New Land Enterprises had planned to build a 26-story condominium project, Transera, on the Goll Mansion property and rehab the Goll Mansion to serve as the entrance to the new building. This project never broke ground and later New Land lost the property to Associated Bank.
Our photos show Sage on Jackson progressing towards completion.