Bird’s Eye View: Clybourn and Broadway, downtown Milwaukee

Clybourn and Broadway, downtown Milwaukee Credit: Jon Elliot of MKE Drones LLC

The block northwest of East Clybourn Street and North Broadway in downtown Milwaukee has come alive in recent years.

Under construction at that corner is the 11-story Huron Building. Developer J. Jeffers & Co. broke ground on the project last spring. Husch Blackwell will move its Milwaukee office to the building as its anchor tenant. Along with office space, the building will include storefronts facing Clybourn and Broadway as well as indoor parking. Josh Jeffers, president and chief executive officer of J. Jeffers & Co., said the building will be topped off mid-February, and the core and shell will be completed mid-May. Husch Blackwell will move in by Dec. 1.

To its east is the historic Button Block building, which was redeveloped by Kenosha-based Bear Development LLC as a Homewood Suites by Hilton. The 94-room hotel opened its doors in fall 2017. And to the north are the Mackie and Mitchell buildings, which were rehabilitated in recent years by Jeffers.

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Alex Zank covers commercial and residential real estate for BizTimes. Alex previously worked for Farm Equipment magazine and also covered statewide construction news at The Daily Reporter. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he studied journalism, political science and economics. Having grown up in rural western Wisconsin, Alex loves all things outdoors, including camping, hiking, four-wheeling and hunting.

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