Whitney School Development

Green Bay, WI
Campus Planning, Historical Renovation, New Construction
History Anchoring Future Development

At a Glance

 

  • SUMMARY: Renovation of historical building and new townhome construction, campus planning
  • SIZE: 2.5 acres
  • OWNER: Milwaukee View, LLC, Lindsey Bovinet

 

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Project Overview

The City of Green Bay is going through a renewal with the development of the riverfront, rehabilitation of its historic buildings, and the cultural, residential, and retail renaissance of its downtown district.  The Whitney School site is uniquely located between the downtown district and a quieter residential district, creating a unique planning challenge of negotiating between these two different scales.  The site covers an entire block and is anchored by the historical Whitney School – a site of prominence for its contribution to public education in the State of Wisconsin.  The master plan includes redevelopment of the school into 20 market rate residential units that will retain the distinct ambience of a historic building.

The surrounding block will be developed into 18 townhome condominiums. The mix of unit types will create a dense urban fabric that balances urban downtown living with an intimate residential environment.  The development will also seek TIF funding from the city for street improvements and new connections to the adjacent public park and nearby Main Street.  Site rezoning is being pursued through a Planned Unit Development.  Historic Tax Credits from the State and Federal governments as well as HUD financing will provide partial funding for the project.  Complex processes involving the City, State and Federal government require collaborative strategies that satisfy the city ordinances, developer visions, and user experience.

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