Big redevelopment underway on Milwaukee's north side
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch stood together in Milwaukee's central city to announce a redevelopment. A new Innovation & Wellness Center is taking two lots, one vacant and another with a vacant building and creating a meeting spot. It'll include a spot where people can go buy fresh food from local retailers, while also helping local producers.
Phase one will include renovation of an existing building that's vacant. There will be an Outpost Natural Foods store, the Juice Kitchen, along with a commercial kitchen providing meals and training in food service.
Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch says this is a huge step for this part of the city.
\"We know that this building is already full and the tenants have signed a five year lease,\" Kleefisch said. \"That is a big commitment. It represents a lot not only to this community but also to the city of Milwaukee and the state.\"
Construction already started on phase I with an expected completion by October.