A mixed-use development that would include a restaurant, recording studio and four apartments is planned for the north side of Milwaukee.
The three-story development, valued at $ 1.8 million, would be built at 3765-3769 N. Port Washington Ave., in the Williamsburg neighborhood.
The Common Council’s Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee on Tuesday recommended selling the 6,800-square-foot project site for $ 1 to developer Fatima Laster.
Laster operates the 5 Points Art Gallery and Studios at 3514 N. Port Washington Ave. She opened the gallery and studios in a former funeral home that was remodeled in 2018.
The site of the new development proposed by Laster now has a fire-damaged mixed-use building that is due to be demolished by December, according to a report from the city’s Development Department.
Laster’s proposed project would include a family-style / sit-down restaurant, as well as a podcast / music recording studio, on the first floor, according to the department’s report.
The second floor would consist of three apartments, ranging from one to three bedrooms.
The third floor would have a two bedroom apartment, a small fitness room, and an event space.
The conditions for the sale of the land include the requirement that the project be completed by June 30, 2023. The sale of the foreclosed property requires full council approval.
âI think this will be a great addition to the neighborhood,â Ald said. Milele Coggs, whose neighborhood includes the site.
Laster, in addition to being an artist, is an interior designer for FKL Designs. She also worked as an assistant project manager for Jordan’s Construction Services LLC.
Three years ago, Laster bought the old Johnson-Goolsby Funeral Home in the city for $ 1 and spent $ 300,000 to renovate it into an art gallery and studios. 5 Points opened in November 2018.
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