1425 N. Jefferson St.
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The Avenir Apartments (Avenir Apt) is a 104-unit, mixed-use apartment building on Milwaukee’s Lower East Side. The building was developed by Wangard Partners.
The building includes 7,045 square-feet of retail space, occupied as of May 2015 by Jimmy John’s (opened March 2015), Zoup! (opened May 2015, 2,230 sq-ft), Great Clips, eliteNutrition (opened in February 2015) and JK Nails (opened March 2015).
Parking for the retail tenants is included in a two-level structure in the middle of the block, accessible via E. Lyon St. or N. Jefferson St. Residents are able to park underneath the building.
The building represents the first phase of a two-phase project. The second phase is to include a 95-unit apartment building on the west side of the block.
The official ground breaking for the Avenir was held on November 8th, 2013, though construction had already started.
The project site is bounded by N. Jefferson St. on the east, N. Milwaukee St. on the west, E. Ogden Ave. on the south, and E. Lyon St. on the north.
The site sits on the footprint of the former Park East Freeway, which was demolished in the early 2000’s. The site was originally sold to RSC & Associates of Oak Park, IL. The project as proposed by RSC was known as Park East Square and at various points was proposed to include a large retail store and later two Hyatt hotels. Wangard purchased the block from RSC for $1.5 million.
Content referencing Avenir
Will its new office building be joined by a 24-story tower?Apr 21st, 2017 by Jeramey Jannene
New building, dubbed 1433 Water, will be anchored by marketing firm.Jan 27th, 2017 by Jeramey Jannene
New office building quickly rising on site of former Laacke & Joys complex.Sep 23rd, 2016 by Jeramey Jannene
Phase four of project will have 155 apartments on six floors. But no name as yet. Jul 1st, 2016 by Jeramey Jannene
Eyes on Milwaukee
Fourth phase of $175 million project adds 155 apartments to booming Lower East Side. Jan 26th, 2016 by Jeramey Jannene
CitationJan 25th, 2016 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Daykin
Plats And Parcels
A big year for the developer and proof the city's development momentum hasn't slowed. Jan 7th, 2016 by Dave Reid
CitationDec 30th, 2015 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Daykin
Wangard Partners and its investment group targeted the Madison market as a result of its strong economic and demographic trends. Nov 23rd, 2015 by Wangard Partners, Inc.
Plenty of Horne
Approval sought for river-side complex with 4 townhouses and 85 apartments embracing Swing Park. Nov 12th, 2015 by Michael Horne
“Expanding our property management services and team accomplishes our strategic goals and initiatives while providing a compassionate approach to the tenants and residents we serve.” Aug 25th, 2015 by Wangard Partners, Inc.
Third phase of transformational project fills the gap between Downtown and the Lower East Side.Jun 5th, 2015 by Jeramey Jannene
Demolition on the Brady and Water Street Development Completes with Astounding Salvage MetricsMay 14th, 2015 by Wangard Partners, Inc.
Fast-casual restaurant opens first location in Wisconsin, offering hundreds of award-winning soups and other fresh fareMay 1st, 2015 by Press Release
Plats and Parcels
New $40 million, 307-apartment proposal for Bay View offered only a rendering of an Indianapolis project by the developer. When do we get the full package? Mar 16th, 2015 by Dave Reid
New complex with 168 apartments will add density to an area that's booming with development. Jan 30th, 2015 by Dave Reid
Avenir Apartments Officially Opens Friday, February 6th!Jan 28th, 2015 by Wangard Partners, Inc.
Zoup! Opens First Wisconsin-based Franchise at Avenir Apartments!Jan 22nd, 2015 by Wangard Partners, Inc.
Mandel Group is building the third phase of their "neighborhood by design" -- to plug "the doughnut hole in Downtown." Dec 5th, 2014 by Jeramey Jannene
The five-story, 104 unit apartment building is nearly ready for occupancy, the first residential development on county-owned Park East land. Nov 21st, 2014 by Michael Horne
Eyes on Milwaukee
If Common Council approves at December 16 meeting, construction would start in late 2015, and Milwaukee would follow in footsteps of many other cities. Nov 18th, 2014 by Jeramey Jannene
Featuring 104 apartments and 7,000 square feet of retail space, it's the first mixed-use building constructed on the county's portion of Park East land. Aug 8th, 2014 by Dave Reid
“This EPA brownfield grant is a solid investment in the future of Milwaukee that will help transform contaminated sites into redevelopment opportunities”Aug 7th, 2014 by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jackson Street is becoming a nice urban street, now with new, environmentally friendly apartments. Jun 20th, 2014 by Jeramey Jannene
Eyes on Milwaukee
Ten years later, the city and county are finally on the same page. Is development in the area ready to "explode"?Jun 10th, 2014 by Jeramey Jannene
The 5-story, $21 million building will have 104 apartment units, 7,000 square-feet of retail space, and a Jimmy Johns. May 9th, 2014 by Jeramey Jannene
The five-story, 104-unit mixed-use building will have 7,000 square feet of first floor retail. Mar 7th, 2014 by Urban Milwaukee
The Avenir or "future" is a new five-floor, 104-unit apartment building rising before us. Dec 13th, 2013 by Dave Reid
A flock of public officials turned out to celebrate the Avenir, a $20.7 million, 104-unit mixed-use building that begins construction. Nov 10th, 2013 by Dave Reid
Eyes on Milwaukee
City committee rules against exotic nightclub on Old World Third, then seems to open door to a location across from Bradley Center. Nov 7th, 2013 by Dave Reid
In cities like Kansas City, Cincinnati and Tucson, the creation of an urban streetcar has triggered development. Nov 3rd, 2013 by Angie Schmitt
Eyes on Milwaukee
Updates on three new developments. Plus: a photographic tour of the Ward hall. Oct 2nd, 2013 by Dave Reid
Citing lack of "information," county committee in essence reopens the process of selecting a developer for Park East Block 22.Jul 16th, 2013 by Dave Reid
Plenty of Horne
And Milwaukee's corporations asleep on gay marriage issue? Mar 6th, 2013 by Michael Horne
Union opposition to Park East Square evaporates.Sep 20th, 2012 by Dave Reid
RACM meets at 1:30 PM on Thursday to decide whether or not to approve a $1 million brownfield remediation loan request from building owner/developer Stewart Wangard of Wangard Partners.Sep 19th, 2012 by SEIU Local 1
Sensing market interest, Milwaukee County is trying to sell a parcel of land -- for the third time.Sep 11th, 2012 by Jeramey Jannene
Union members fight city loan to Wangard Partners, delaying proposed Park East development.Aug 17th, 2012 by Dave Reid
Janitors today at the meeting of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee (RACM) will urge that the authority reject a request for a million dollar loan from developer Stewart Wangard.Aug 16th, 2012 by SEIU Local 1
Once again it was union versus union.Jun 27th, 2012 by Dave Reid
Unions battle over and delay one project, another project gets a six month extension, and another is underway in the Park East.Jun 19th, 2012 by Dave Reid
In December 2007 RSC & Associates closed on the purchase of Block 26 in the Park East for $2,725,000. Since then RSC & Associates has attempted a variety of method to develop the site, but due to economic conditions were unable to begin construction.Mar 1st, 2012 by Dave Reid
After today's news, nationally 2010 might go down as the year of high-speed rail, but here in Milwaukee it just might be the year of the Park East.Jan 28th, 2010 by Dave Reid
Would Milwaukee be better off with the Park East Freeway spur intact? No. Has development been slow so far? Yes. Is that a problem? Only if you have a short-term perspective on the future of Milwaukee.Dec 15th, 2009 by Dave Reid
Municipalities large and small utilize Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) as a tool to encourage economic development within their borders. Aug 3rd, 2009 by Dave Reid
On December 21st 2007 RSC & Associates signed an agreement to purchase a parcel of land, known as Block 26, in the Park East Freeway corridor from Milwaukee County. It was believed at the time of the sale that RSC & Associates would break ground on two new hotels within a 90 days. Understandably development […]Apr 23rd, 2008 by Dave Reid
Over the last year a debate raged over the question of “to TIF or not to TIF?” RSC & Associates not only requested city financing but demanded publicly that their Park East Square project required $9.5 million of TIF assistance to be economically feasible. $6.8 million of this city subsidy would of been to build […]Dec 28th, 2007 by Dave Reid
Milwaukee County (and the City of Milwaukee) got what it wanted for Christmas with the official sale of the first plot of land in the Park East neighborhood. Did you?Dec 25th, 2007 by Jeramey Jannene
Park East Square sign Originally uploaded by repowers The first phase of the development of Park East Square appears ready to begin. On Friday, Milwaukee County announced that they had completed the sale (read: RSC & Associates LLC exercised their option to purchase) of a 2.1 acre parcel of land at the western edge of […]Dec 22nd, 2007 by Jeramey Jannene
Park East Square
It looks like I’ll have new neighbors sooner rather than later, the construction of the Park East Square will start in November. The project will be free of city-financing assistance, the absence of which is credited as a reason for the reemergence of downtown according to former mayor John Norquist.Sep 26th, 2007 by Jeramey Jannene