Battling Density In Beerline

One of Milwaukee's most successful brownfield reclamation projects is now facing the questions of how much housing is too much, and how dense is too dense.

"Now that the former brownfield along the Milwaukee River has been reborn as the booming Beerline redevelopment zone, density is a hot topic. Old-timers (a relative term in a neighborhood so young) are defending their turf, and newcomers are pitting the quality of their projects against those that came before. Such growing pains are both inevitable and healthy.

...[A]s developable land has gotten scarcer and pricier, density, too, has increased - to the point that some residents are now balking. The Edge, a 5 1/2 -story condo project proposed by Tandem Developers for a site just east of the Holton St. viaduct, has raised the hackles of neighbors in the two- and three-story River Homes next door."

Full Story: Debate on density must go beyond the numbers


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