Governor Announces $150,000 Brownfield Grant To 1890 Commerce, LLC

MADISON—Governor Jim Doyle announced today that 1890 Commerce, LLC, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, will receive a Blight Elimination and Brownfield Redevelopment (BEBR) grant of $150,000 to help redevelop land to construct condominiums.


“Cleaning up brownfields is about more than just renewing damaged or vacant land,” Governor Doyle said. “It’s about renewing the pride of a community, and restoring jobs and productivity. 1890 Commerce, LLC, is doing that by creating a new residential complex.”


1890 Commerce, LLC, is planning to erect two six-story condominium buildings along Milwaukee’s riverwalk. The Department of Commerce (Commerce) funds will be used for site remediation and development of Infrastructure. Total project cost is $13,682,857.


Commerce’s BEBR Program provides grant funds to municipalities, local development corporations, and the private sector to support assessment, remediation and return of contaminated lands to productive use.  Brownfields are abandoned, idle, or underused industrial or commercial properties where redevelopment is hindered by real or perceived contamination. 


For more information about the Brownfields Program, contact Jason Scott, Commerce, at 608/261-7714.