Stitching Together Stitchweld
Massive apartment complex with 288 units quickly rising in Bay View.
A large new apartment complex is taking shape at the north end of Bay View. Developed by Indiana-based Milhaus Development, the multi-building complex will turn a largely vacant industrial complex into an active part of Bay View.
When complete, the complex, known as Stitchweld, will include 288 units spread over four buildings ranging in height from four to five floors.
Milwaukee-based Greenfire Management Services is leading the general contracting on the $40 million project. Design work on the project is being led by Engberg Anderson. Blair Williams and his firm WiRED Properties provided extensive consulting services on the project. BMO Harris Bank is providing project financing.
The project was originally approved in August 2015 for as many as 320 units, but soil problems on the site forced a reduction to 288 units. The first residents are expected to move in by this spring.
The site includes the building formerly occupied by Sweet Water Organics, the defunct urban farm. Originally built for Milwaukee-crane manufacturer Harnishfeger (now Joy Global), a portion of the building is being preserved and will be converted to commercial space.
The complex will include up-to 350 parking spaces in underground garages and surface lots.