Riverwest Apartments

Milwaukee, WI

General Capital won a City of Milwaukee RFP to reclaim this urban infill brownfield site. The Riverwest Food Accelerator is the highlight of this $30.5 million redevelopment.

A major study conducted by the US Dept of Health and Human Services linked housing and access to healthy food as major social determinants of health. Research further shows that consuming a nutritious diet is especially challenging to those struggling with limited incomes and housing instability. General Capital set out to respond to this issue with a food education focus in the new Riverwest Workforce Apartments and Food Accelerator at the corner of North Avenue and Commerce Street in Milwaukee’s Riverwest Neighborhood.

The 93-unit project is anchored by the Riverwest Food Accelerator, a community space with commercial teaching kitchen and teaching facilities to promote food education, nutritional counseling and opportunities to engage with MATC’s culinary arts program. Residents from the building and surrounding neighborhood will have the opportunity to participate in programs promoting healthy shopping, cooking and lifestyle choices.

The $30.5 million project is among the first in the State of Wisconsin to combine both 9% and 4% Housing Tax Credits in a single project.