Hammes Company making move to the Park East Corridor
Construction is well underway on the new headquarters for the Hammes Company. Situated on the northeast corner of Water and Knapp Streets, this $30 million, 5-story office building will be home to the company's 80 employees. Completion of the 94,000 square foot building will mark the headquarter's move from Brookfield to Milwaukee, a move the company's founder, Jon Hammes had been looking to make for some time, "We're really excited about being part of the city".
Park East Welcomes Bader Rutter
The Brookfield-based marketing firm, Bader Rutter, officially made the Park East Corridor its home in April of 2017 with its relocation to 1433 North Water Street. Led by Wangard Partners, the former Laacke and Joys retail building was partially rehabbed in combination with a new construction building to create over 110,000 square feet of leaseable office space. Bader Rutter has leased 60,000 square feet and moved its 250 employees from Brookfield to this thoughtfully designed new space. The project includes a riverwalk extension and once again activates the space along the Milwaukee River formerly occupied by Laacke and Joys.
The North End Nears Completion
The pace of development has picked up significantly for the Mandel Group, particularly along North Water Street. The third phase of their North End development, known as Aperture, opened in the spring of 2016. This $53 million phase of the project includes Wisconsin's first Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, a riverwalk extension, as well as 168 apartments and indoor parking. Following close behind Aperture's opening, in the fall of 2017, Vingette, the North End's fourth phase opened to the public. This phase is a 5-story 155 unit residential apartment building, which includes a 400 linear foot riverwalk extension nearly completing the stretch of walk along the east bank of the Milwaukee River from Cherry Street northeast to Brady Street. Across Water Street, the fifth and final phase of the larger development is well underway and will include 88 luxury apartments with a pet spa, dog run, and a rooftop club room. Construction is anticipated to be complete by the spring of 2018. A draw for future residents of the North End is that they will have access to the amenities in all other phases, including the outdoor pool and patio area at Vingette.