Finally Comes Greenwich Park Apartments
The Farwell Ave. project was supposed to start construction more than four years ago.
After years of delay, the Greenwich Park Apartments are finally in development. Construction workers are laying the groundwork for the first building at its site at 2353 N. Farwell Ave., which was formerly a surface parking lot owned by the city.
The Chicago-based non-profit, Mercy Housing Lakefront, and its regional director of real state development, David Lyon, have been trying to get the project off the ground for a long time; the statement of intent in the original plans said it would begin construction as early as October 2011! But after several design changes and planning changes to alleviate the higher-than-expected costs, the project had to be postponed. But after the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority awarded the project affordable housing tax credits in 2014 – as we reported – and after the city issued a $9.6 million building permit to the site in September — as Biztimes reported — construction began in October.
The complex will be built in two phases. According to BizTimes, the first phase will be a six-story building with 53 apartment units and 44 residential parking spaces. The second phase will also be a six-story building, but will have up to 40 units and 33 residential parking spots. Mercy Housing chose the location to give employees of Columbia St. Mary’s an affordable, walk-to-work housing option. Alderman Nik Kovac told Biztimes the apartments will be “a mix of market rate and subsidized housing.”
Bedrock Construction is the contractor for the project. Jason Korb of Korb + Associates Architects is designing the building and Marc Hilliard of Edwards Engineering is serving as the Civil Engineer/Surveyor.
Now all we need is an eco-conscious sandwich shop, make that shoppe, in the building. Then residents can chow down on a “Greenwich.” Just a thought.
2015 Phase One Renderings
2015 Phase One and Two Renderings
- Finally, Greenwich Park Apartments Opens - Graham Kilmer - May 4th, 2017
- 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