Size: 185,000 square feet
Status: Completed 2015
TKWA was hired to provide architectural services for adaptive re-use of an historic loft-style warehouse located within the Florida and Third Industrial Historic District. This National Register Historic District, just south of Milwaukee’s traditional downtown, on the south side of the Menomonee River, is comprised of 12 multistory buildings that housed a variety of industries until the early 1960’s. Since 2000 the area has attracted new investment that has contributed to the growing revitalization of the Fifth Ward area.
The 408 West Florida building is a seven story (plus full basement) concrete structure. Renamed “BRIX” the completed redevelopment includes approximately 100 loft-style apartments, an 8000 square foot restaurant, 10,000 square feet of retail space, plus two levels of structured parking.
As part of the adaptive re-use, TKWA is assisting the owner with preparation of state and federal Historic Tax Credit applications administered by the Wisconsin Historical Society and the U.S. Department of the Interior.