Barrett, Thornton break ground for Sherman Park Senior Living Community

Written by admin   // September 16, 2011   // 0 Comments

Historic MPS School to be converted into Affordable Apartment Community for
Seniors

 

Renovations are underway to transform one former MPS school into a living
facility for area seniors.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and MPS Superintendent Gregory Thorton joined
Gorman & Company, Inc. Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony to
begin construction on the Sherman Park Senior Living Community at
3245 N. 37th Street.

 The project is an adaptive re-use of an existing MPS historic school
formerly known as Jackie Robinson Middle School into a 68-unit
affordable, independent living senior apartment community.

 “We look forward to beginning the transformation of a vacant building
with a unique history into a new community asset that offers
affordable living options for independent seniors,” said Ted
Matkom, Wisconsin Market President of Gorman & Company. 

This reborn building will play a prominent role within the Sherman Park
Neighborhood and again serve the community as it once did in the
past.”

The original Jackie Robinson Middle School building is listed on both the
National Register of Historical Places and the Wisconsin State
Register. 

Once construction is completed, it will consist of 39 one bedroom and 29
two bedroom apartments. They will range in size from 600 to 1,200
square feet with rents from $499 to $694. Additional amenities will
include:  space for on-site health and vocational training
services; a 16-seat cinema; an existing historic theatre; a community
center, business center; and fitness center.


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