Berkshire West Allis

1414 S. 65th St - West Allis, WI 53214

A mixed-use senior project in the Historic Six Points/Farmers Market area of West Allis

The City of West Allis has taken a proactive approach toward an old industrial neighborhood saddled with obsolete properties by creating a vibrant mixed-use area known as Six Points/Farmers Market. At the outset, West Allis sought a catalytic project that would kick-start their redevelopment effort. General Capital responded with a proposal to develop 80 units of senior apartments with retail on the ground floor. The City enthusiastically endorsed the concept, providing $1.2 million in municipal investment to defray acquisition, demolition and environmental remediation costs.

We executed a complex 6-property assemblage, and created a 4-story design addressing the commercial nature of Greenfield Avenue while maintaining the residential feel of 65th Street. Federal affordable housing tax credits (via WHEDA) enable this high quality project to maintain rents affordable to neighborhood seniors.