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Autumn West Transitional Housing
Milwaukee, WI



Self-Performed Work
Demolition, Concrete and Carpentry

Team Leader

Chris Sauve, VJS Construction Services

Chris Sauvé
Partner/Vice President


Project Details

■ New construction
■ Houses 21 residents in affordable, transitional housing units
■ Two of the 21 units meet all requirements for ADA accessibility
■ Includes the exclusive use of energy-conserving fluorescent lighting
■ Extensive use of recycled building materials

■ Installation of Energy Star appliances
■ Appropriate energy-conserving insulation
■ Windows/doors meet recommended R-values
■ Energy efficient water conservation and HVAC systems

Development/Construction Funding
State of Wisconsin Department of Commerce
Milwaukee County Housing Trust Fund
City of Milwaukee Community Development Block Grant
City of Milwaukee Housing Trust Fund
City of Milwaukee Department of City Development (transferred city lots)
Supportive Services Funding
HUD and Milwaukee County Department of Human Services



Exceptional Results

Located on the eastern edge of the Washington Park Partners neighborhood and adjacent to the 30th St. Industrial Corridor, Autumn West is the part of a revitalization effort taking place on Milwaukee’s Old West Side.  The building itself presents an important example of planned infill that utilizes unimproved or vacant space.  Constructed on the site of an underused city parking lot, the three story building presents an attractive facade and landscaping and its overall appearance is of a thoughtful and well-designed facility that stresses functionality without the sterility of many similar structures.  The presence of the new development will help stabilize and even spur additional investment in reuse and rehabilitation of existing storefronts and commercial properties.  The building incorporates green design elements and is poised to become an accessible resource to the community.

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