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City Real Estate E-newsletter  -  May 6, 2016

 


May is Preservation Month! And Your Chance to WIN...

This year we're celebrating with three little words that say it all:
This. Place. Matters.


Everyone has places in Milwaukee they care about and that are important to them. Milwaukee's built environment is home to many of the area's most treasured buildings, historic homes, beautiful parks and unique creative spaces to enjoy. We are proud to share that last year 511 homes, 245 vacant lots and 19 commercial properties were sold by the Department of City Development. We are delighted by the inspiring and successful rehab stories from our buyers, each of whom took a once blighted property and breathed new life into it.

We encourage you to celebrate the places that are meaningful to you personally, and our community as a whole. If you are ready to tell the world about a place that matters to you in MKE, please snap a photo in front of a place or space that is important to you or that needs recognition for it's positive impact on Milwaukee. Or perhaps you've already bought a City-owned property and want to show off your rehab progress with us. We want to see your best MKE places!

So, get ready! Print out your This Place Matters to MKE sign, snap your photo and share it on facebook or twitter using both of the hashtags #ThisPlaceMatters and #MKEstrong. Five individual posts will be selected at random by May 31 to WIN one of these neighborhood posters of your choice. Winners must also tag or mention one of our DCD accounts to be eligible: facebook.com/milwaukeedcd  OR  twitter.com/milwaukeedcd

Now, get out there and show us what you love about Milwaukee!


    FIXER-UPPERS FOR SALE
 


Home Ownership Opportunities

Current Property Listing
A new Current Listing of homes is now available for sale online and features an array of opportunites to become a homeowner. Bids are due June 7 at 10 a.m.

City Real Estate has reduced the listing price on many homes for sale on the Extended Listing that are available to investors who want to earn rental income and owner-occupants. Additionally, home sales to owner-occupants qualify for the $500 Roots Landscaping Program Incentive.

 


 

Featured Historic Single Family

H.G. Goll House, 3005 W. Kilbourn Ave.
Purchase Price: $58,000 
Est. Rehab Cost: $86,850
Scope of Work

Bring this beautiful brick home back to life! Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Historic Concordia District the Goll House is ready for an owner to return it to its original splendor. The gutted interior is a blank slate ready for renovation into a modern home. The house has over 4,000 square feet of living space and is set on a large 4,590 square foot lot.

The house was built by D.F.W. Krause in 1900 for Mr. Goll who, in the day, worked at First National Bank. This house is a great example of Tudor Revival style all in buff brown brick. A new roof and galvanized gutters have recently been added.

View more Historic Houses for sale and resources available to help with rehab costs.



Featured Historic Duplex2807-09 West State Street

J. H. Rapple House, 2807-09 W. State St.
Purchase Price: $27,900    
Est. Rehab Cost: $109.980
Scope of Work

Designed by Charles Kirchoff and built in 1895 this large, Queen Anne Style duplex stands proudly at the center of the Concordia Historic District. It has two sizable apartments and a huge attic with walk-out porch.

The exterior has been carefully restored with a new roof, gutters, chimney, siding and all new front porch.
 



Special Offer for Bulk Buyers Purchasing City Houses

Bulk Buyer Sales 5 for $25,000The City will sell to bulk buyers at a reduced price of $5,000 per property if the property listed for sale is $25,000 or less. View properties on the Extended Listing and reach out to your agent for properties listed by external agents that are not listed on the City's website.
    


    NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS and LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES


Layton Boulevard West NeighborsSilver City Week May 5-14
Celebrating Community, Diversity and Opportunity

Layton Boulevard West Neighbors along with Silver City neighbors and business owners invite you to celebrate community, diversity and opportunity in the Silver City Neighborhood. Make sure you check out the events on Silver City Celebration Day, Saturday, May 14! There will be lots of family friendly activities like FREE Mobile Bike Hub bike repairs, playing FREE lawn games from the Urban Ecology Center and soccer lead by Escuela Verde.



Project Clean & Green 
2016 Project Clean & Green runs thru May 27

PROJECT CLEAN & GREEN is a City-wide program designed to foster neighborhood pride and ownership through coordinated clean ups, street and alley sweeping, graffiti removal and neighborhood beautification activities sponsored by community organizations. Collection Crews will target one zone each week and collect extra items left at the collection point on the scheduled collection day.



Community Improvement Project Grants - Info Sessions

Friends of Tippecanoe garden and orchardNIDC offers Community Improvement Project (CIP) grants to support community projects that engage community members and physically improve neighborhoods in Milwaukee. The maximum CIP grant request available for a project is $4,000. Attending an info session is a requirement for CIP application.

  • Wednesday, May 11, 6-7pm
    Martin Luther King Library, 310 W Locust St. (Community Room)
  • Thursday, May 12, 9:30-10:30am
    Hillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.


Landlord TrainingLandlord Training Program

Attend the next Department of Neighborhood Services FREE 5-hour training seminar and receive a 100 page manual and certificate of completion.

  • Wednesday, May 11, 9am-3pm
    Class Sign-In: 8:30am   Location: Water Tower - 4001 S. 6th St., 3rd floor
  • Saturday, May 21, 9am-3pm
    Class Sign-In:
    8:30am   Location: Milwaukee Safety Academy - 6680 N. Teutonia Ave.


Milwaukee Urban GardensGrow Your Own Groceries

Saturday, May 14, 12-2pm - Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
This basic gardening course by Milwaukee Urban Gardens teaches urban residents how to design, plant and care for a productive vegetable garden, community plot, raised bed, or any other space. Space is limited; register online or call (414) 286- 3011.
 



Milwaukee Shines 2016 Solar Group Buy

Milwaukee Shines will once again partner with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association on our 2016 solar group buy program! The advantage of a group buy is the power of volume purchasing, which can significantly reduce the upfront costs of installing solar in your home or business. *All sessions are free and open to the public*

Saturday, May 21, 1pm
- Sherman Perk Cafe, 4924 W. Roosevelt Dr.
Thursday, May 26, 6pm
- Collectivo on Prospect, 2211 N. Prospect Ave.

Download poster with full summer schedule.


 

Attend a Homebuyer Orientation Session

$20,000 forgivable loanAttend the next session to learn more about the Homebuyer Assistance Program, which offers FREE assistance from a rehab specialist and up to $20,000 forgivable loans for the rehab of City-owned homes.

Tuesday, May 31, 6-7:30pm
Washington Park Library,
2121 N. Sherman Blvd.
Sign up on facebook!

View program brochures to find out more about this exciting opportunity!  
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    LOTS OF LOTS


Lots of Opportunites for Vacant Lots$1 Vacant Side Lot

  
    COMMERICAL PROPERTIES FOR SALE

 


Financial resources and incentives may be available from the City such as façade grants, white box grants and retail investment funds. Business financing may also be available through our partner MEDC. View more commercial properties for sale at: milwaukee.gov/CRE 
    

4252 S. Howell Avenue

Go green in the Garden District's Town of Lake Neighborhood! Constructed in 1956, this building was formerly used as an Italian restaurant and offers so much potential in this established south side neighborhood. An off-street parking lot behind the property is also included. Additionally, the property is conveniently located just a few minutes from the airport and provides easy access to I-43. Permitted uses call for a restaurant, catering, retail, office, bank, fitness club or other service related business.

3,060 Sq. Ft. - Asking price: $130,000

Proposals accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis until an acceptable proposal is received.



2368-70 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive

2368-70 North Martin Luther King, Jr. DriveBecome part of the resurgence of the Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District! This attractive two-story brick building was built in 1909 and currently has a first floor commercial space with one large 3-bedroom apartment unit upstairs. The property is located within a walkable commercial strip, sits near the bustling intersection of MLK Drive and North Avenue and is also within close proximity to I-43 and downtown. A restaurant, café or catering service is the preferred use, but retail, general or business services may also be permitted.

4,844 Sq. Ft. - Asking price: $15,000

Open House Property Viewing: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 11:30am-12:30pm and Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 12pm-1:30pm

Proposals due on or before: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 before 12pm (noon)

 

 
    NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS and UPDATES

 


 

City Planning Staff Launches South 27th Street Initiative

On April 20, City Planning Staff were joined by Ald.Borkowski, Ald. Witkowski, Mayor Neitzke of Greenfield, and about four dozen area residents, business owners and other stakeholders, to talk about the future of South 27th Street. The public meeting officially launched the process for the South 27th Street Strategic Action Plan, which will identify strategies to support existing businesses, redevelop key sites, and increase the vitality of this important retail corridor. The planning effort focuses on the four miles between Oklahoma Ave. on the north, and College Ave. on the south. One important outcome of the plan is to develop a vision for redeveloping the Wildenberg Hotel site, a city-owned property on South 27th Street, just north of Howard Avenue. 

Anyone interested in learning more about the plan is encouraged to visit the project website and to sign up for the “Southwest Side Area Plan” updates on e-notify to get the latest information.

There are also two surveys available online. The study team is interested in learning from area residents and business owners their opinion and observations about South 27th Street and how it can be improved. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete, and all responses are confidential. The results will be used to guide the plan recommendations.

The planning process is anticipated to run into the late fall, and include a design charette for development sites along the corridor, and a final Strategic Action Plan that will include recommendations for the future of the corridor.

Take the survey now!
 



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Community Outreach Liaison Christina Klose at cklose@milwaukee.gov


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