A $16 million investment is coming to Milwaukee's Near West Side in the form of the Concordia 27 comprehensive community hub.
The community center will make use of the vacant four-story building at the northwest corner of N 27th St and W Wells St, purchased by Rick Weigand in 2015.
Concordia 27's development is being led by neighborhood residents and is being managed by Wiegand's firm, Wiegand Enterprises LLC, Near West Side Partners and project architect Quorum Architects.
The center will house 30 affordable housing units for seniors, community gathering spaces and commercial spaces to be occupied by Milwaukee Center for Independence, Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee, and Near West Side Partners.
On behalf of the State of Wisconsin, Governor Tony Evers announced Wednesday May 11 a $5 million investment by way of the American Rescue Plan Act.
The center will give back to the by providing free meals and affordable housing the marginalized communities on the Near West Side.