Real estate odds and ends

A rededication ceremony will be held for the North Point Lighthouse, located at Lake Park in Milwaukee, on Friday from 10:30-11:15 a.m. The North Point Lighthouse Friends are rededicating the tower and the keep’s quarters to its new mission as a portal to Milwaukee’s past.

Wauwatosa-based James Craig Builders Inc. recently built a home in Sussex for Andy Wilson, a firefighter whose family lost its home to a fire, and another in Merton that will be sold to help pay for a lung transplant for one of the company’s founders, James "Jim" Nichols. The Merton home was built with support of James Craig’s subcontractors and suppliers. Proceeds from the sale of the Merton home will fund a trust set up to aid Nichols and his family with the costs of his transplant surgery.

Milwaukee-based F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co. Inc. recently received a Merit Award of the 2007 Projects of Distinction from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin for the installation of its TectaGreen green roof system on the city of Milwaukee’s building at 809 N. Broadway.

The DNR’s Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program recently unveiled a web site highlighting more than 30 successful brownfield redevelopments across Wisconsin. The brownfield success stories give a brief history of each property, how the site was cleaned up and how each community worked together with the DNR and other partners to revitalize these blighted areas. Each two-page story not only highlights what types of financial and technical assistance communities received, but also provides key players and contact information. "We think it’s important to tell how communities overcame brownfield obstacles and turned these former eyesores into economic and, in many cases, environmental assets," said Darsi Foss, brownfields section chief for the DNR’s Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program. More information about the RR Program’s brownfields tools is available at the DNR Web site. For more information, contact Andrew Savagian at (608) 261-6422.

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