Jeramey Jannene
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Brady Street Development Underway

Two-story building will replace vacant lot.

By - May 21st, 2021 06:53 pm
Brady and Marshall Building construction. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Brady and Marshall Building construction. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton is presumably more concerned this week with the pick-and-pop tendencies of the Miami Heat offense, but that doesn’t mean his real estate firm is standing flat-footed.

Three Leaf Development started construction earlier this year on its second Milwaukee project, a two-story building at the southwest corner of E. Brady St. and N. Marshall St.

The firm purchased the city-owned lot for $105,000 after an earlier proposal fell through and secured design approval for the approximately 4,800-square-foot building.

The first floor will contain a divisible commercial space while the second story will contain a 2,400-square-foot apartment.

“We thought the building fit the scale for the lot, we didn’t want to go any higher, three or four stories or force in more apartments,” said the guard’s father Len Connaughton in February 2020 to members of the Historic Preservation Commission. Despite being a new building on a vacant lot, the property is part of the city-designated Brady Street Historic District.

Area Alderman Nik Kovac backed the project, noting that a community meeting yielded nearly unanimous support. It was the second time such a meeting was held for the site in recent years.

Scott Genke proposed to develop a $1 million, three-story building with first-floor commercial space and three apartments. Those plans were dropped in 2018.

Patera is leading the design of the building. Three Leaf leads the general contracting on its projects.

A duplex dating back to the 1870s was formerly on the site, but burned down in 1992. The site is currently addressed as 1697-1699 N. Marshall St.

Three Leaf also has two other Milwaukee projects. The first project, a three-story apartment building at 1245-1247 N. Milwaukee St., is nearly complete with an occupancy permit pending. Pre-submittal review is underway on a third project, a six-story apartment building with 13 units at 1737 N. Palmer St.

The firm, with Joseph Stanton serving as managing director, also has projects underway in other markets including South Bend, IN.

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