The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee plans to build a $40 million development with a mix of single-family market-rate homes, townhouses and senior-only apartments in Bay View.
The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee plans to build a $40 million development with a mix of single-family market-rate homes, townhouses and senior-only apartments for both independent elderly and those needing assisted living facilities on the 5.6-acre former Army Reserve site at 2372 S. Logan Ave.
The development is a "net zero energy" project, meaning it produces the same amount of renewable energy as the energy consumed on-site.
As proposed, the development would include: 20 market-rate single-family homes and townhomes; 75-80 independent senior apartments; and 35-40 assisted living senior apartments.
Ald. Tony Zielinski will host a neighborhood informational meeting on Tuesday, May 26, at 6 p.m., at Bay View High School, 2751 S. Lenox St. about the project.
The City of Milwaukee solicited proposals for the purchase and development of the site and the RFP required that the proposed development be a "net zero energy" project. The Housing Authority project was selected from seven development proposals for the site.
“We want Milwaukee to lead by example, when possible, to increase the demand for green, clean technologies that create jobs,” said Mayor Tom Barrett. “The fact that the Department of City Development received seven proposals indicates the level of interest and demand for greener housing.”
The project proposes to meet the "net zero energy" requirement by incorporating solar technology and through sustainable building design. Solar panels will power the development, geothermal heat pumps will heat and cool, and the buildings will be designed to maximize solar gain and passive solar. All stormwater will be contained on-site using green design building materials will be local and sustainable.
Independence First will work with the Housing Authority and Quorum Architects to ensure that all housing is universally-designed to be fully-accessible.