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Building Owner

The Building Owner Track is for Milwaukee building owners looking to lease vacant commercial space or secure financing for commercial property redevelopment projects within the Brew City Match target neighborhoods. A map of the program area can be found on the business resources page.

Buildings must be structurally sound, in a good standing and benefit the community.

Buildings must be structurally sound, in a good standing and benefit the community.

 

Application Dates

Round 2: Applications are available February 10th, and due March 10, 2020. The selection process will take up to 90 days.

Resources

Assessment & Design:  Up to 15 building owners per round will receive a building assessment that documents current property conditions, renovation recommendations and cost estimates. Up to $5,000 grants for architectural and design services. Tenant recruitment services are also available. These properties will receive 1:1 matchmaking with the top businesses from the Business Track.

Cash: Building owners who have secured a tenant, have a renovation plan in place, and a strong understanding of the money needed to complete the rehab project will have the opportunity to apply for project financing through the Brew City Match partners. If there are gaps in financing, property owners will be considered for grants that are paid on a reimbursement basis. Up to 10 projects will be selected for grant awards per round. Maximum grant awards are $40,000 per project. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Building must be structurally sound
  • Building owner and tenant must be current and compliant
  • Building owner and tenant must have cost estimates and contractor bids
  • Building owner and tenant must have funds ready to invest