Developer: Proposed riverfront apartment tower to 'create a destination'

MILWAUKEE -- The developer of a proposed 18-story building with about 57 apartments, office space, a restaurant and event hall proposed along the east bank of the Milwaukee River is pledging the project will become a focal point for downtown.

Greenfield developer The Ladner Group LLC is proposing the approximately $17 million development at 115 E. Wells St., next to the Bronze Fonz on the river walk. Company president Jason Ladner said he plans to demolish the two-story building on the property now and begin construction this year on the building.

“A big push for us is we’re trying to create a destination,” Ladner said.

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