Michael Horne
Plenty of Horne

Redoing Gateway to Bay View?

Ald. Zielinski and designer of proposed 5-story, 72-unit complex on Kinnickinnic offer new version.

By - Jul 21st, 2015 06:00 pm
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11 thoughts on “Plenty of Horne: Redoing Gateway to Bay View?”

  1. TF says:

    Certainly not my vision for the site, but the Bublr station will be nice.

  2. Ryan says:

    The old design was better but this is still a good design and will be good for Baview. Build it, make it a reality!

  3. GaeltactGirl says:

    A little better design – hope the materials and color choices for the building are respectful to the surrounding older buildings and houses and not some ultramodern elepphant on the corner. Please add pedestrian crossing improvements at Ward and KK as well like some corner extensions to make it safer, easier for people to cross since there will be a lot more people. And the Bublr station would be great – that could be the start to Bublr reaching Bay View given the limitations of the funding the City has based on what was reported in the recent story.

  4. Karen says:

    This is the best they could come up with?

  5. Casey says:

    Still a whole lot better then the Alterra building. That location had such potential for a significant building especially if it had included small offices or residential for what acts as Bay View’s town square.

  6. Corey says:

    Nice but, where’s the parking? Taking and selling the lot for a $1.00 for this means less money coming in from meters, oh that’s right just write more $22.00 parking tickets. If you want people to come to eat and shop they need some where to park or they will go elsewhere. This is not the east side with a large population & people that spend on I want it & can walk to to area businesses. This is more of a family area that tend to spend more on essentials. If people from out side the area are to come and shop, eat, etc. they need some place to park. Without them it will be difficult for business to make it if all we have are the area residents that can walk to the businesses.

  7. TF says:

    @Casey: On the contrary, I think the Alterra/Colectivo building should be a model for future development on KK. It’s brick, so it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb amid the older/mid-century buildings on KK, and it contains a good amount of open space.

  8. m says:

    The building is still structurally viable. It has not been condemned as Tony has said in the past. I have spoken with the inspector who has verified this. It could still be rehabbed. That would be a gateway to Bay View. Not a modern building on a historic block. Don’t destroy the character of our main street.

  9. gary says:

    TF – I think Casey’s posting may have been a subtle anti-renovation/pro-new construction dig (maybe even a sponsored posting). Related to the Colectivo bldg. (old Alterra) intersection: I wonder if Ald. Zielinski’s sponsored Bay View Gateway Art installation ever got finished off with even a little bit of landscaping or other changes?

  10. MM says:

    It’s time for a dsitrict 14 Alderman change in the 2016 spring election

  11. Rick Sparks says:

    Why so close to the sidewalk all the way around? Not a blade of grass between the walk and building.

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