The Quin Takes Shape
Walker's Point apartment building is scheduled to open in late 2018.
The final shape of the five-story The Quin apartments is now clearly visible. The building, being developed on a formerly vacant lot at the northeast corner of S. 2nd St. and W. Florida St. in Walker’s Point will include 70 apartments and first-floor commercial space.
The project is the first Milwaukee project for developer Linden Street Partners, but not the last. Earlier this year news broke that the company is planning a second building, known as The Yards, on another vacant lot in the area. Equipment to conduct soil samples could be seen on The Yards site at 223 W. Oregon St. on Friday.
Apartments in the L-shaped building at 324 S. 2nd St. will be a mix of studio, one and two bedroom units. Fifty-six parking spaces are planned in the building. Tenants will find a variety of amenities including an outdoor deck, dog walk, indoor clubhouse and on-site gym. Approximately 1,500 square-feet of commercial space will be included on the building’s first floor, which renderings depict as a coffee shop.
The building will be known as “The Quin” after its location in Milwaukee’s former Fifth Ward. The name comes from the Latin root (“Quin”) for five, says Scott Richardson, one of two partners (along with Andrew Ganahl) in Linden Street Partners.
Richardson notes the firm was “drawn to the site by the good things already happening in the S. 2nd Street corridor and in Walker‘s Point.” The firm’s website states “the project is a textbook example of an infill site, surrounded by beneficial existing uses.” They’re right: the building is within walking distance of the Historic Third Ward and way too many bars, restaurants and businesses to list.
The Quin meets existing zoning for the site allowing the development team to build the project by right.
The building is one of many new apartment developments in the Walker’s Point neighborhood. This includes buildings that have opened in the past couple of years including the recently profiled Brix Apartments and Trio Apartments, as well as SEVEN04 Place, which had a groundbreaking ceremony in late February.
We last covered the project in late February when the building was just starting to rise from the ground.
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