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BUILDING BLOCKS: Garfield School redevelopment

(Rendering courtesy of Engberg Anderson)

(Rendering courtesy of Engberg Anderson)

Project name: Historic Garfield School campus redevelopment

Address: North 4th Street and West North Avenue, Milwaukee

Cost: $17.4 million

Size: The development includes 71 apartments and 8,000 square feet of commercial space.

Start date: April 2017

Estimated completion date: School renovations should finish by the end of September, while work on a new apartment and commercial building known as The Griot is scheduled to be finished by the end of March 2018.

Development teams: Maures Development Group LLC, Milwaukee; J. Jeffers & Co., Milwaukee

General contractor: Greenfire Management Services, Milwaukee

Lead architect: Engberg Anderson, Milwaukee

Significance to the region: The new development in Milwaukee’s Bronzeville neighborhood will provide a new home for America’s Black Holocaust Museum, in addition to adding apartments and commercial space. The project will be completed in two phases: In the first phase, the school will be converted into a 30-unit apartment building. The second phase involves the demolition of vacant properties and the construction of The Griot, which will include 41 apartments, 8,000 square feet of commercial space and the museum.

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Alex Zank is a construction reporter for The Daily Reporter. He can be reached at 414-225-1820.

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