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Commercial listings below advertise retail stores, mixed-use buildings, multi-family properties or industrial facilities for sale and renovation. We look for quality renovations and project feasibility as well as offer price.
Proposals to be submitted as indicated on individual listing sheets.
Proposals may be submitted any time and will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Listings will specify a due date or continuous submittal option.
Under the provisions of State Statute 119.61, certain Milwaukee Public Schools buildings are deemed eligible for sale.
The City of Milwaukee also has a limited number of scattered sites along its commercial corridors that have not yet been identified for sale. You can check ownership on the Assessor's website or on MapMilwaukee. If you are interested in a specific City-owned parcel, email your inquiry and proposed use to DCDRealEstate@milwaukee.gov.
809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
CRE in the News
Scroll below to view creative reuse examples of City-owned commercial properties.
Oct. 15, 2017 - Battlebox Studios brings gaming, future lounge and a community mission to Milwaukee's north side
April 18, 2016 - Crowdfunding project breathes new life into old Lindsay Heights tavern site
April 9, 2016 - Johanna's Cakes & Desserts moving to redeveloped south side building
Nov. 30, 2015 - Saving Wally Schmidt: Historic restaurant and tavern plans a revamp
Nov. 18, 2015 - Vacant south side building to be renovated for design business
Oct. 7, 2015 - Former bar to be converted into snack-making facility
Sept. 16, 2015 - Plan calls for former King Drive restaurant to become grocery store
July 30, 2015 - Second healthy food market proposed for King Drive
Sept. 10, 2015 - Renovation planned for long-vacant building on Brady St.
July 30, 2105 - Wy'east Pizza is coming to Washington Heights
July 30, 2015 - Building purchased, Wy'East Pizza looks to open in late fall on the west side
April 3, 2015 - Milwaukee completes sale of foreclosed Esperanza Unida building to apartment developer
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