MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 13, 2015--
U.S. Bank is investing $7.2 million to build Freshwater Plaza, the
future home of a Cermak Fresh Market grocery store, retailers and
apartments in Walker’s Point.
U.S. Bank provided $7.2 million in equity raised by federal New Markets
Tax Credits to build the 110,000-square-foot development on eight acres
at the corner of South First Street and East Greenfield Avenue. The
construction cost of initial phase is $28.8 million
“Freshwater Plaza will be a wonderful economic catalyst to Walker’s
Point and beyond. Between the housing, fresh food store and retailers,
the development will provide jobs and tax revenue in an area that has
seen little investment activity,” Steve Kramer, senior vice president of
U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation, which provided the tax
Freshwater Plaza is expected to produce 320 construction jobs and 180
The development will have 76 apartments, including 20 percent to be set
aside for lower-income tenants.
“We expect Freshwater Plaza to spur more area improvements and help
attract more workers,” said John Stibal, president of First Ring
Industrial Redevelopment Enterprise Inc., which contributed the New
Markets Tax Credits to the project along with the Greater Wisconsin
Opportunities Fund. “We appreciate the opportunity to work with U.S.
Bank to strengthen our economy.”
The city of Milwaukee is providing tax-increment financing and the state
of Wisconsin provided a Brownfield Redevelopment Program grant.
All renovations are expected to be complete by the end of 2016.
U.S. Bank has invested nearly $67 million of New Markets Tax Credit
equity in 18 projects in the Milwaukee area over the last seven years,
including this most recent investment.
About U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation
nearly $16 billion in managed assets as of Sept. 30, 2015, U.S. Bancorp
Community Development Corporation, a subsidiary of U.S. Bank, provides
innovative financing solutions for community development projects across
the country using state and federally sponsored tax credit programs.
USBCDC's commitments provide capital investment to areas that need it
the most and have contributed to the creation of new jobs, the
rehabilitation of historic buildings, the construction of needed
affordable and market-rate homes, the development of renewable energy
facilities, and the generation of commercial economic activity in
underserved communities. Visit USBCDC on the web at www.usbank.com/cdc.
About U.S. Bank
Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB),
with $419 billion in assets as of June 30, 2015, is the parent company
of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth largest commercial bank in
the United States. The company operates 3,164 banking offices in 25
states and 5,020 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking,
brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services
products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp
on the web at usbank.com.
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Shera Dalin, U.S. Bank Corporate Communications
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