Demolition of the old library building at the site began recently and is well underway.
The Standard at East Library project will consist of a five-story building with 99 market rate apartments, a 16,000-square-foot grey box space for the East Milwaukee Library, and a 2,400-square-foot retail space.
HSI Properties LLC is the developer for the project. The building was designed by Engberg Anderson Architects and will be built by Stevens Construction. Hammel Green & Abrahamson Inc. (HGA) was hired to design the interior of the new library space.
Financing for the $19 million project is being provided by BMO Harris Bank.
The project is expected to be complete in late 2014.