Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Villard Library/Senior Housing One Step Closer To Groundbreaking

And groundbreaking is the right word for this outstanding project - - pushed by the City of Milwaukee and hatched by the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation, and partners - - that will re-create the Villard Avenue Library with a valuable senior housing component, too.

Mixed use development, par excellence!

Tuesday it sailed through the city's Zoning and Development Committee.

Unanimously, as it had earlier at the Plan Commission.

I enjoy touting this project because it is great for the city and the Northwest Side, where unemployment is high and development has lagged.

And because my son Sam has been involved with this project since its inception as the NWCDC's Director of Development.


Cory Liebmann said...

Nice...these are my stomping grounds and villard ave. needs more of this sort of thing.

William said...

The Villard Ave/Old North Milwaukee is just a hidden gem. Small town downtown atmosphere in the big city. This development is nice, but what is the future for St. Michael's? Getting people back into that space would be a boon for the surrounding businesses. Hopefully the stigma of the north side won't continue to hold it back.