A Madison-based apartment operator who has been eyeing the site of the 118-year-old Goll Mansion on Milwaukee’s east side for at least six months, has formally submitted plans to build a 26-story, 202-unit apartment tower on the site.
[caption id="attachment_132678" align="alignright" width="453"] A Madison-based developer wants to build a 26-story, 202-unit apartment tower on the site of the historic Goll Mansion on Milwaukees East Side.[/caption]
DCH Properties, LLC, submitted a zoning change proposal to the city of Milwaukee on behalf of Madison-based Palisade Property Management LLC.
Under the proposal, the 9,000-square-foot Goll Mansion, at 1550 N. Prospect Ave., would be moved forward on the site so the tower could be built.
The $55 million proposal includes up to 2,000 square feet of commercial space and a commons area and pool on the fifth floor, according to plans submitted to the city. Milwaukee-based Kahler Slater is the architect.
Chris Houden with Palisade Property could not immediately be reached for comment.
In August, BizTimes reported that Palisade Property was working with Kahler Slater on this project. At the time, Alderman Robert Bauman, whose district includes the Goll Mansion, said it would face substantial opposition from the residents living next to the mansion at 1522 Prospect Ave. and others.
Before the city can move forward with approving a zoning change for the project, the Historic Preservation Commission must issue a certificate of appropriateness to alter the mansion.
The property was previously owned by New Land Enterprises LLP, which received Common Council approval in 2008 to build a 26-story, 35-unit condo tower that would have been attached to the Goll Mansion.
The 2008 project was controversial and opposed by some historic preservationists who said it would damage the historic integrity of the property and by some nearby condo residents who complained that the New Land tower would block their views.
When the downtown Milwaukee condo market collapsed during the Great Recession, New Land did not move forward with its plans for a condo tower and the property was seized by Associated Bank.
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