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Apartments, commercial space planned for South Milwaukee Bucyrus land

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A new proposal has been submitted to convert what remains of the former Bucyrus campus in South Milwaukee into apartments and commercial space.

Based in Milwaukee Scott Crawford Company has submitted plans for approximately 160 apartments, restaurants and green space at 1100 Milwaukee Avenue in August 2021. The proposal was ultimately unsuccessful.

Scott Crawford is now partnering with J. Jeffers Co. for a new proposal for the same space. The South Milwaukee Planning Commission has unanimously recommended to the Common Council to schedule a public hearing on the rezoning request for January 3, 2023. The council will review the project on December 6th and consider scheduling a public hearing.

The proposal includes 92 mixed income apartments and loft style units. Plans include 33 one-bedroom units approximately 688 square feet each for $1,250 per month, 40 two-bedroom units approximately 900 square feet for $1,600 per month, and 19 three-bedroom units for approximately 1,300 square feet for $2,150 per month. is shown to be Already on-site in technical and corporate buildings.

Units can include smart home systems, rugged surface countertops, stainless steel appliances, and more. Facilities such as a media room and fitness suite are planned. The submitted plans also include additional green space, two art alleys and a breathable pavement.

The headquarters building will lose the drive-thru canopy, but new windows will be added to accommodate the residential units. Parking is planned in a flat parking lot in front of the building along Milwaukee Avenue.

The technical wing will also house apartments along with most of the amenities for residents. Parking for this building is located on campus along the train tracks, with secondary parking located along Milwaukee Avenue and alleys.

The heritage building can see a major transformation with the replacement of some of the brick with aluminum windows to facilitate commercial use. . The entire ground floor, including the cafeteria, will be occupied by a yet-to-be-named commercial tenant requiring 50 parking spaces. Upstairs, he could have two commercial tenants, and possibly more, according to planning documents.

The project cost is estimated at $36.7 million. The filing contained a request for a $1.6 million tax increase loan over 22 years.

In addition, the project seeks $500,000 Community Development Block Grant Funding aimed at improving the quality of life of low- to middle-income people.

Other funding sources listed include: Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation $1.17 million in grants and affordable housing grants, just a few examples per plan submission.

If approved, the developer hopes to start construction in October 2023, and the project is expected to take a year to complete.

caterpillarCorporation was consolidated north of Lawson Avenue in 2018, and the Reich brothers purchased the empty 27-acre campus the same year.

Since then, many companies have resided on the former Bucyrus site, including Roadrunner Transportation Services, Steel Solutions, Dawn Equipment, Styled Aesthetics and Badger Industries.

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