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JOHNSON SQUARE (1991-1993) The largest private sector affordable housing project developed in Wisconsin history. This 179 unit, $9 million project, made use of the state's largest allocation of Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Equity investments participation included five major Milwaukee corporations. A unique "rental guaranty" arrangement was also created. Additionally, over 50% of the construction dollar amounts were awarded to minority contractors. The finished project includes various tenant enhancement and training programs, including an on-site Head Start/daycare facility.
This development received the 1993 "Builders Choice" award from Builder Magazine.
FORMER ST. ANTHONY’S HOSPITAL (1990-1992) The renovation of a vacant medical facility into a $16 million Milwaukee County medical complex with attached commercial space.
Relocated 300 jobs into a central city neighborhood and revitalized a faltering business district. The development made use of double-tax exempt bonding, using a long-term lease arrangement.
HISTORIC KING PLACE (1987-1991) This development is an adaptive reuse of two historic structures into a $5 million mixed-use development project that utilized both Low Income and Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits. Project financing included 12 different funding sources to enhance the development's longterm viability, including Milwaukee's first "neighborhood" Tax Incremental Financing District. The development received the "Builders Choice" award from Builder Magazine. Additionally, over 50% of the construction dollar amounts were awarded to minority contractors.
M.F. BRAND BUILDING (1990) This mixed-use development project, utilized Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits and various other grants.
ARDIE HALYARD BUILDING (1989-90) The historic rehabilitation of former Kresge Department Store into offices was made possible by utilizing historic tax credits and securing a short-term federal governmental lease.
GRAND DEPARTMENT STORE (1984-1988) Rehabilitation of former Grand Department Store into $3.0 million commercial, office, medical, and education mixed-use facility. The building is located in a historic district.
ATLAS APARTMENTS (1987) Rehabilitation of former garage built in 1922, into loft-style apartments with commercial space. This project was one of the first developments in the historic Martin Luther King Jr. neighborhood.
(Note: Robert Lemke has participated in a variety of development activities, volunteers in the community, and serves on a number of building committees)