Mixed-use development planned on vacant Brady Street corner

Milwaukee developer responded to city RFP for project

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Milwaukee developer Scott Genke, is planning a mixed-use building on a vacant corner lot at Marshall and Brady streets on the city’s East Side.

Genke, of SG Property Management LLC, responded to a request for proposal from the city to develop the 3,480-square-foot lot, which is situated between a four-story residential building on Marshall Street and the former Pecoraro’s Food Market on Brady.

The RFP called for a mixed-use, one- to two-story residential and commercial building at 1697 N. Marshall St. The city’s asking price for the lot is $105,000.

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Genke is planning to have 1,500 square feet of retail on the first floor and three, 1,000-square-foot, two-bedroom market rate apartments on the second floor.

Each unit will have private access to a green roof, he said.

Genke would like to lease the first floor retail space to a Midwestern coffee roaster.

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He has submitted his application to the city’s Historic Preservation Commission. If he receives all of the necessary approvals, Genke would like to begin construction in spring.

In a letter submitted to the commission, Genke describes the building as a two-story brie volume with a small, wood-clad roof pavilion set back from the street.

Genke’s recent project was renovating the 1929 King Building on South Kinnickinnic Avenue in Bay View into 14 apartments.

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