Construction begins for Third Ward hotel project

Construction work began on Friday and has continued this week for the Kimpton hotel project in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

“We’re moving ground,” said Jason Bos, project manager for C.D. Smith. A joint venture of C.D. Smith and KBS Construction is the construction manager for the project.

The 158-room hotel is being built on a vacant lot at the northeast corner of Broadway and Chicago Street. The hotel will be managed by San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. Milwaukee-based HKS Holdings LLC is the developer for the project.

The nine-story hotel will have a restaurant on the ground floor, a fitness center and an expansive rooftop bar and lounge area. The hotel will have 7,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

The hotel is expected to open in June of 2016.

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