22 Sep '11, 12pm

A spectacular green neighborhood is brewing in Milwaukee

A spectacular green neighborhood is brewing in Milwaukee

Here’s why I got excited: the seven-block, 20-acre project involved the restoration and adaptive reuse of an amazing 26 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places, surely making it one of the most ambitious historic preservation projects in the country. It also involved extensive brownfield cleanup ; had a great location within walking distance of Milwaukee’s downtown; planned aggressive use of green infrastructure to manage stormwater; planned to set aside some apartments for qualifying low-income families; and included standards for high-performing green buildings. The Brewery was also strongly supported by the city government in what has been the largest public-private partnership in Milwaukee’s history.

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/a_spectacular...

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