Building Info

Brady and Water. Rendering by AG Architecture.
  • Address:
    1701 N. Water St.
  • Taxkey:
  • Status:
  • Assessed Value (Land):
    $3,122,800
  • Assessed Value (Improvements):
    $800
  • Assessed Value (Total):
    $3,123,600
  • Year Built:

1701 N. Water St. is a proposed mixed-use development by Wangard Partners for the western end of E. Brady St. on Milwaukee’s Lower East Side. The development would include a significant residential housing component in the form of condominiums.

The first phase of the project is slated to include 94 condominiums and 4,700 square-feet of commercial space. Wangard received approval from the Board of Zoning Appeals in March 2018 to advance the proposal. A second phase would be built to the south.

2015 Plans

Wangard has been seeking to develop the site for years.

According to the Wangard Partners website, as of February 9th, 2015 the project was slated to include approximately 160 apartments and 6,600 square-feet of retail space. The development would include a segment of the Milwaukee RiverWalk.

As of February 2015, the former Habhegger Wheel & Axle building at the site has been demolished. That building was approximately 15,000 square-feet in size. Habhegger relocated to Glendale in 2013 and changed its name to Habhegger Auto Repair. The firm can trace its roots to the 1840’s as a blacksmith.

The development would also include a parcel at 1693 N. Water St. that was formerly home to Mike Mervis.

Wangard Partners acquired the properties from Anchor Bank. Anchor had acquired the properties following their foreclosure (ultimately settled and dismissed) on a loan to New Land Enterprises. New Land had hoped to develop housing on the site, as well as an upscale grocery store with John and Anne Nehring. New Land had acquired the sites in 2005.

The Nehring’s announced their lease of the former building at the site in 2009, and the intent to open the new grocery store within a year at a cost of $1.5 million. That store never came to fruition.

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