The project is planned for a block bounded by Milwaukee, Jefferson and Lyon streets and Ogden Avenue. It has been delayed for years because Oak Park, Ill.-based RSC & Associates has been unable to obtain financing.
RSC added Wauwatosa-based Wangard Partners as a partner for the project. However, members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) objected because Wangard replaced a unionized janitorial firm with a non-union firm to handle cleaning services at the 875 East office building at 875 E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee.
After delaying a decision on the matter, the project was approved by the County Board’s Ecomonic and Community Development Committee and then the full County Board.