Milwaukee development for mature adults awarded for adding character to city’s urban landscape
Milwaukee, May 30, 2008
Gorman & Company, the Madison-based leader in real estate development, with its development partner the Milwaukee Urban League, was awarded a Mayor’s Urban Design Award from Mayor Tom Barrett on Thursday for its Dr. Wesley L. Scott Senior Living Community development. The award was presented at a reception at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning.
The Dr. Wesley L. Scott Senior Living Community received the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for contributing to the character of its surroundings, adding value to its neighborhood, and contributing to the urban fabric of Milwaukee.
The development, located in Milwaukee’s Metcalfe Park Neighborhood, couples historic renovation with new construction to offer an amenity-rich community that provides 80 senior apartments, 74 of which target households below 60 percent of area median income. The partnership between Gorman & Company and the Milwaukee Urban League was central to converting this historic college and late home of the Milwaukee Urban League into senior apartment homes in a challenged neighborhood.
“In a neighborhood like Metcalfe Park, the way to inspire change is to build an example,” said Chris Laurent, Wisconsin Market President for Gorman & Company. “And this award demonstrates that the Dr. Wesley L. Scott Senior Living Community not only meets a key need in the community, but it also adds to the aesthetic of the neighborhood around it.”
Gorman & Company, Inc., with offices in Milwaukee, Madison and Miami, was founded in 1985 with a mission of creating high-quality housing opportunities for a variety of income levels. Through the use of public and private partnerships, Gorman & Company specializes in the renovation of historic buildings and renaissance of traditional urban neighborhoods, and is renowned for its quality craftsmanship, dependability, and sensitivity to historic preservation. A recognized leader and trusted community partner, Gorman & Company created Five Star Management Services to service the residents of the developments. For more information, please visitwww.GormanUSA.net