– Associated Bank is proposing a new bank branch in downtown
Milwaukee, north of the Park East strip, according to plans
filed with the Milwaukee Board of Zoning Appeals.
The 3,000-square-foot building would be developed on a lot
south of a five-story former industrial building at 1301 N.
King Drive. The plans state that the branch office would
include four drive-through lanes, and a vacant lot between
the boulevard and proposed bank would be converted into
city-owned green space, according to the bank’s proposal.
Associated Bank would lease the space for its new branch
from MB Acquisition LLC, which is an affiliate of Van Buren
Management Inc. The bank is seeking a special use permit
from Milwaukee’s zoning board, which meets Dec. 12.
The bank’s branch would face W. McKinley Blvd., the northern
border of the Park East redevelopment area and would be
between King Drive and an alley.