Jeramey Jannene
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See The Rhythm Rising

140-unit project will fill the Downtown's doughnut hole.

By - Apr 29th, 2016 05:16 pm
The Rhythm Construction. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

The Rhythm Construction. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

The north end of Downtown is changing. N. Water St., which connects East Town to the Lower East Side, is seeing a wave of construction that is turning empty lots into a string of apartment buildings. Much attention has been paid to the projects on the west side of the street, but activity is picking up on the east side of the street. The Rhythm is the furthest along of the east side projects. When complete the apartment building will add 140 apartments to the stretch that was once called the “hole in the doughnut Downtown.”

The project is being developed by a partnership of Tim Gokhman and Jim Wiechmann. The project will include a mix of studio and one-bedroom units. Rents at The Rhythm will range from $1,200 to $1,600 per month.

Framing of the actual apartments has begun at The Rhythm. The work is taking place atop the two-story parking garage. General contracting on the project is being led by Catalyst Construction, which has also built the Avante, Latitude, Brewery Point and East Terrace apartment buildings within a couple blocks.

The $10 million project is being designed by Kindness Architecture, who has worked with the development team on a number of other projects. When complete the project will include five levels of apartments above a two-level parking structure.

Just across the street the Mandel Group‘s Aperture apartments are rapidly nearing completion. The project, which is the third phase of The North End, includes 168 apartments and a Fresh Thyme Farmers Market grocery store. See inside that project in our February coverage.



Past Coverage of The Rhythm

5 thoughts on “Friday Photos: See The Rhythm Rising”

  1. Barbara Richards says:

    Condo canyon moves up the hill. Will millennials really love this new concrete jungle or might they perhaps like some green. Mr. Winograd has purchased 1333-1339 behind the ICE building. That will probably go glass, state and concrete. That leaves the 1400 block of N Milwaukee for Milwaukee’s downtown Urban Edible Forest. Who’s in for the push to achieve that?

  2. Dave Reid says:

    @Barbara Just to be clear all of these are apartments, not condos. And I’m glad to hear that someone is looking to redevelop that site.

  3. Dudemeister says:

    A fine looking project. The innards of this one look a lot sturdier than the North End (metal stud walls and lots of glass and cinderblock). Finally got rid of the outdated eyesore with the funky urinal, too.

    There is a lot of goddamn greenspace just a few blocks away, not to mention that tiny triangle park by the MSOE garage. This is northern downtown, for crying out loud. There ought to be lots of glass, steel, and concrete.

  4. Ryan N says:

    Glad the urban canyon is forming, hope it continues with a lot more of the city.

  5. Barbara Richards says:

    Woke up this morning thinking of already built places that could use the chairs and some greening – yes, trees in planters. I was reviewing some of the Biophilia sites I had saved yesterday.
    Places: Marcus Center has a fine fountain and trees already present; between City Hall and its office building there is a greenish space; BMO sidewalk next to City Hall is a fairly large space; someday when we have a streetcar and BRT lines perhaps we will have better mobility downtown without cars and can make the occasional Mason Street to the river by City Center a permanent site for people use; the space by the Convention Center that has seen an attempt at human-sizing; the Blue Federal Building plaza; across from the public market by the river where other attempts have been made; others?
    Needs: was thinking about other comment made about getting city/country, corporate, non-profit involvement: needed will be care for green components and site cleanliness – a summer jobs program expansion? Buy in from downtown restaurants for biodegradable carryout containers; recycling efforts…and, restrooms? What else?

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