North End Phase IV Is Rising
Apartment complex will have six floors, 155 units, first new downtown pool in years.
The next phase of The North End is rising along N. Water St. Five of the six floors have been framed out on the north end of the building. The south end of the wood-framed building will clearly open later, with only the concrete first-floor having been completed.
When complete, the fourth phase of the Mandel Group‘s project will include 155 apartments spread over six floors. Residents of the privately-financed project at 1501 N. Water St. will enjoy the first swimming pool built in downtown Milwaukee in quite some time.
Indoor parking will be hidden by common areas and rental units that will wrap the building’s first-floor, consistent with the design of the adjacent Silhouette building. In addition, a new segment of the Milwaukee RiverWalk will run the length of the site.
Construction on the project started in January and is anticipated to be completed in mid-2017. Design work on the project is being led by Eric Ponto of Engberg Anderson. Project financing is being provided by Associated Bank and Johnson Bank.
Still to come is a fifth phase, planned for a former parking lot on the east side of N. Water St., which will include 90 rental units in a six-story building. Neither of the final two phases include any commercial space.
Less than eight years ago, the site was a vacant Pfister & Vogel tannery. It now includes four apartment buildings with a Fresh Thyme Farmers Market grocery store, Anytime Fitness gym, a pocket park (Denim Park), and other commercial tenants.
Immediately south of The North End’s fourth phase, Wangard Partners is redeveloping the former Laacke & Joys buildings into a 114,830 square-foot office building at 1433 N. Water St. That project includes a mix of demolition, new construction and adaptive reuse. Work on the project’s foundation was underway on the site today. Bader Rutter has been announced as an anchor tenant for the development, leasing 60,000 square-feet for 220 employees.