State awards $1.4 million in brownfied grants for Milwaukee developments

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced today that it has awarded nearly $1.4 million in brownfield grants to four major development projects in the City of Milwaukee.

The grants awarded are:

– A $500,000 grant to The Brewery Works Inc., the developer of the Schlitz Park complex in downtown Milwaukee, for remediation and demolition costs related to the latest renovation project at Schlitz Park. The $22 million project includes removal of contaminated soils, demolition of the Schlitz Brewhouse, and the redevelopment of Schlitz Park’s Executive Building. The Executive Building will be the new headquarters for UMB Fund Services Inc., which is leasing 88,000 square feet there. The company has about 250 employees.

– A $495,213 grant to an affiliate of Irgens for the 17-story, 358,000-square-foot 833 East office tower that the firm plans to build at 833 E. Michigan St. in downtown Milwaukee. The company plans to spend $6.3 million to abate, demolish and remediate a parking structure on the site. Work is expected to begin by the end of this month.

– A $238,700 grant to Complete Warehouse and Distribution LLC for remediation, monitoring and demolition costs associated with the redevelopment of the former Super Steel property at 7100 W. Calumet Road. The 28-acre parcel, which was once a metal fabrication facility, has been vacant since 2011. Complete Warehouse plans to clean up the environmental contamination at the site, redevelop the manufacturing facility and lease it to tenants.

– A $153,000 grant to Blue Ribbon Management LLC, which is building an office building at the former Pabst Brewery complex in downtown Milwaukee. The grant will help pay for environmental remediation activities at the site on Juneau Avenue. The five-story, 73,100-square-foot office building, to be called Pabst Professional Center, is expected to be completed in June.

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