Project Description

"The VA Community Resource & Referral Center was originally built in 1925 for a cartage company (for horse-drawn carriage delivery services). As this historic, 7,540-square-foot, cream city brick building was renovated for its newest tenant, work included interior demolition to reconfigure the space for a workable office environment. The exposed brick walls and open steel truss structures remained an important design element and are showcased throughout the building. Having an extreme significance to Milwaukee’s Bronzeville District, this historic building was eligible for historic tax credits from the State of Wisconsin and the federal government through the Natural Park Service. This building will continue on as a historic site as part of the VA’s Jobless Initiative. Additionally, the revitalized building has achieved LEED Silver and is currently pursuing LEED Gold."