Beerline

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The redevelopment of the brownfield property once traversed by the "beer line" railroad involved reintroducing a street grid to the narrow stretch of land, extending an existing park (seen here) from a bluff above to the river below, adding stairways and other pedestrian connections, and coordinating the work of multiple developers and designers in creating new town homes and mixed-use buildings.After the City of Milwaukee created a plan to connect streets and blocks through 27 riverfront acres known as the Beerline, Mandel Group followed the Beerline design guidelines to create Trostel Square, one of seven Beerline Developments. Visible down Booth Street on the bluff is Roots Restaurant, designed by Kubala Washatko Architects.  Trostel is designed by Engberg Anderson Architects. The development extends Milwaukee's Riverwalk, which has built values through public access to the riverfront.Bluff Homes designed and developed by Vetter Denk Architects, one of several developments built on brownfield land known as the Beerline according to a redevelopment plan and urban design guidelines.

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212. The newly redeveloped brownfield neighborhood is nestled between the river and bluffs with access to a local park and river walk.

The redevelopment of the brownfield property once traversed by the "beer line" railroad involved reintroducing a street grid to the narrow stretch of land, extending an existing park (seen here) from a bluff above to the river below, adding stairways and other pedestrian connections, and coordinating the work of multiple developers and designers in creating new town homes and mixed-use buildings.

Transect Zone(s): T4 general.
Status: 76-99% Built
Guiding Charter Principle(s): 11, 17, and 18
Project or Plan's Scale: Neighborhood
Features: Bus transit, Civic buildings & parks, Waterfront.
Land area (in acres): 28
Total built area (in sq. ft.):
Total project cost (in local currency):
Retail area (in sq. ft.): 20
Office area (in sq. ft.):
Industrial area (in sq. ft.):
Number of hotel units:
Number of residential units (include live/work): 350
Civic uses (type and size): rowing club with parkspace above, marsupial pedestrian bridge, public staircases
Parks & green space (in acres): 7
Residential types: Mid-rise/loft, Low-rise flats, Townhouse/rowhouse/maisonette, Semi-detached, Small lot detached.
Project team designers: Engberg Anderson Design Partnership; Solomon Inc., and JJR Incorporated
Project team developers: Multiple Developers: Veter Denk, Wescott Real Estate, Mandel Group, Legacy Real Estate Development

Previous site status: Brownfield (former industrial)

Starting/Ending date of construction/implementation: 1999 - 2009