Downer Avenue Garage Retail Center

Downer Avenue Garage Retail Center

This compact retail center maximizes the reuse of an existing underused site at the entryway to Milwaukee’s North Avenue commercial area.  Hints of the original cream city brick have been combined with metal, wood, and block to break the façade into distinct leasable tenant spaces.  An existing narrow leg of the building was transformed from a dilapidated storage area into a viable tenant space.  The in-depth structural assessment of the entire building allowed for the reuse of a good portion of the nearly 100 year old building.  Design measures were also incorporated to bring the poorly insulated building into compliance with today’s energy performance requirements.

 

 

 

 

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