The Freshwater Plaza mixed-use project at the corner of East Greenfield Avenue and South First Street in Milwaukee continues to come along. A planned Summit Credit Union branch will be the latest addition to the development that also includes a Cermak Fresh Market, a 76-unit apartment building with first-floor retail space and a Sherwin Williams paint store.
But the block immediately south across Greenfield Avenue provides a stark contrast. Included on this block of underutilized buildings and vacant lots is the 6,000-square-foot service/warehouse building at 1428 S. First St.
According to city records, the building is owned by James Bukowski and is assessed at $156,000. A review of permit records shows it likely is being used as indoor storage, but no major work has been done to the building for some time. Attempts to reach the owner were unsuccessful.