The Vangard Group has announced it will convert the historic
135 W. Wells St., into apartment homes
with street-level commercial space.
named a recipient of the 2014 High Impact Project Reserve
and awarded $8.1 million in reserve tax credits by the
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority for the
project, according to a company release.
of the city’s comprehensive plan to bring more housing to
the downtown community, we are confident this project has
the catalytic impact to spur future development and will
create jobs for this community,” Vangard President Kalan
says it will honor the legacy of the Germania Building, once
the largest publisher of German-language newspapers in the
nation. Haywood believes that high-level of recognition can
be discovered again.
be the template for other cities on how to recharge and
revive downtown areas,” he said. "This is the heart of
downtown. We can create spaces so people can live, work and
Construction on the 18-month project is expected to begin in
January and create 73 construction jobs, according to a