Jeramey Jannene
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Hotel for 124th and Bradley

City envisions hotel on vacant site near Sam's Club and Woodman's

By - Sep 28th, 2020 04:21 pm
N. 124th St. and W. Bradley Rd. development site, looking south. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

N. 124th St. and W. Bradley Rd. development site, looking south. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

State-owned land along Interstate 41 could be developed into a hotel on Milwaukee’s far northwest side.

An approximately 2.89-acre site bounded by W. Bradley Rd., Interstate 94, W. Park Pl. and N. 124th St. was deemed surplus land by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and listed for sale for $647,200, its appraised value.

The price was cut to $399,900 and now a WisDOT spokesperson confirms a sale is pending.

A City of Milwaukee report suggests what the buyer could be seeking to develop.

“The purpose of the map is to create a parcel from excess highway lands for a future hotel development,” wrote Department of City Development planning manager Vanessa Koster on May 14th.

Because the land is currently part of the freeway corridor it would need to be split off into its own parcel and given an address through the city’s Certified Survey Map process. Koster, now deputy commissioner, was writing to inform other city personnel of the needed change.

WisDOT did not comment on the prospective use and said it would be unable to comment further until the sale is completed. DCD referred further comment to WisDOT.

The site is located at the southeast corner of an intersection that has seen a substantial amount of change in recent years. A Sam’s Club warehouse club store opened at the intersection’s northeast corner, 8010-8100 N. 124th St., in 2016. The northwest corner, located in suburban Menomonee Falls, is home to an Aldi’s grocery store that opened in 2019 and behind it is a Woodman’s grocery store.

The Park Place business park is located southeast of the site.

The hotel site would need to be zoned for any future development. It is currently part of the unplatted freeway corridor.

A sales brochure for the site from Ogden & Co. indicates that users of any future development on the site would access the property from W. Park Pl.

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One thought on “Eyes on Milwaukee: New Hotel for 124th and Bradley”

  1. SiddyMonty says:

    Wouldn’t it be great if the developers of this would face out their structures with great big gardens?

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