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Site Background:
The current Bishop's Creek redevelopment site was the former Kaiser/Greenebaum Tannery Property and is situated at intersection of 32nd and Hampton Avenue in the northwest portion of the City of Milwaukee. The central portion of the property was previously occupied by the Greenebaum Tannery from approximately the 1920's to the mid 1950's and housed a variety of occupants with operations that included a finishing facility, paint spray booth, automotive salvage facility, a recycling facility, a machine shop and warehousing of goods. The Kaiser family operated the building as a business incubator starting in the mid 1950s. The business incubator included many small businesses that operated out of the facility like Buene Corporation, Instant Mailing Services and Tramont Corporation. The Kaiser family closed the incubator in late 2001.

Project Background:
Bishop's Creek Community Development Corporation is currently overseeing the multi million dollar redevelopment of the former Kaiser Tannery property located on the southwest comer of 32nd and Hampton Avenue. The site covers an approximately 1.5 square mile area on the near Northwest side of the city.


Phase I (2009-2010)

  • Fifty-Five Unit Affordable Housing Complex

  • Youth Housing Complex

Phase II (2010-2011)

  • Office and Retail Center

  • Hotel with enhanced swimming pool venue

Phase III (2011-2013)

  • Library/Learning Technology Center

  • An African American Cultural and Hospitality Venue



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