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“Sage” Apartment Building Nearly Finished

Jackson Street is becoming a nice urban street, now with new, environmentally friendly apartments.

By - Jun 20th, 2014 04:46 pm
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A quiet side street that was once home to MSOE keg parties and arguably Milwaukee’s best restaurant (Sanford) has been transformed by three apartment buildings. Interestingly enough, all of them are designed by Striegel-Agacki Studio. The last of which is nearing completion.

SAGE on Jackson, 1509 N. Jackson St., as it will be known, will feature 20 market-rate apartments spread over five floors. Situated next to Points East Pub, the building forms a bookend for the recent development on N. Jackson St. As we covered during the proposal process, the building has a litany of environmentally friendly features.

Just two years ago, this street was filled with single family homes (many converted to duplexes) and a handful of empty lots.

The empty lots are now gone, completing the street wall and creating the feeling of an inviting room to walk through. The buildings are all well proportioned for the neighborhood and create an attractive contrast in styles with the 100-year-old homes they abut. The new buildings have made this two block stretch a great urban street.

Change continues to come to the area around these blocks as well, with the Avenir a block away and the third phase of The North End breaking ground this year.

The developer, Dominion Properties, already has three other projects in the pipeline for surrounding neighborhoods. All will carry the “SAGE” name and the street they are located on and all will contain apartments with a very environmentally friendly design.

In other N. Jackson St. news, Pleasant Kafe, a bakery and café, is soon to open at the corner of E. Pleasant and N. Jackson streets.

Our photos show SAGE on Jackson nearing completion and a growing neighborhood.

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2 thoughts on “Friday Photos: “Sage” Apartment Building Nearly Finished”

  1. Kat says:

    Let’s hope that the boys at Dominion have grown up over the past few years. I could give you a litany of documented horror stories living in one of their traditional buildings… Everything from black mold in the basement to shutting the water off on a weekend because they didn’t want to pay for an emergency plumber. Perhaps they invested that money into this sparkling new development. 🙂

  2. As the East Pointe Commons marketplace reaches the end of its cycle (it is approaching 30 years) expect to see that site developed at a much higher density. The Lower East Side is hot and very urban.

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