You can live in this old school in Milwaukee next year
Have you ever imagined living in an old school? Next year, you’ll be lucky near 20th and Meinecke as the former Phyllis Wheatley Elementary School is being converted into residential units.
The 1902 school, which was expanded three times in its lifetime, will offer over 40 units in its former classrooms, and will also feature a café, commercial kitchen, and public fitness area in the gymnasium. from school.
In addition to the rehabilitation of the school, the plan will also include a new four-story building that will offer an additional 40 units, bringing the total to 82 units.
The Wheatley Project is one of many school subdivisions converted into housing in Milwaukee.
“The development joins others either completed or under construction, such as examples in the old 37th street, Peckham JHS / Jackie Robinson MS, 5th Street / Isaac Coggs, Mound Street School, Garfield School and McKinley Elementary SchoolWrites Bobby Tanzilo of OnMilwaukee.
If all goes according to plan, the apartments will be ready to move in by April 2022.
Read Bobby’s full story at OnMilwaukee, and listen to our conversation below.
|Supporting our community makes stories like the one you just read possible. Make a gift to support the team behind the programming you use and enjoy!|
Do you like what you hear? Subscribe!
Receive all 88Nine podcasts weekly at RadioMilwaukee.org/Podcasts. We have music, food, and movie podcasts, with new episodes falling weekly! And don’t forget to check out our new podcast “At each measurement, A Six-Part Examination of Systemic Racism in Milwaukee.