On March 17, 2016 the Redevelopment Authority board approved the Germania city funding proposal. The proposal would allow the project to receive $1.5 million in city funds for the planned conversion of downtown Milwaukee's vacant Germania Building from offices to apartments. The funding would help pay for Germania's exterior renovations, including restoring its four copper domes.
Developers Cardinal Capital Management Inc., Vangard Group LLC and Endeavour Corp. want to create 46 market-rate apartments and 44 units for people with low and moderate incomes, along with street-level retail space, at the eight-story building, 135 W. Wells St.
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