The transformation of this long-vacant and dilapidated building in Milwaukee’s Silver Spring neighborhood brings a breath of fresh air to the area – along with the neighborhood’s first breakfast and lunch restaurant for the community. Orenda Cafe now occupies the first floor, which was completely renovated to provide a bright new facade with ample storefront glass and cementitous siding. All of the exterior shell was replaced with new siding, parapets, and cornices. The upgraded facade helped activate the neighborhood, and provide visibility into the restaurant – a must-have in today’s food industry. Continuum also renovated the second floor two-bedroom apartment with modern amenities such as forced-air heating and cooling, an open living space, and floating kitchen island.
Milwaukee Mayors Award, 2020
Innovation Award, WCREW, 2019