INDUSTRIALISM MEETS URBANISM
The Walker’s Point area has evolved into one of the hottest new commercial districts within the City of Milwaukee. This historically industrialized area is emerging as an exciting and diverse commercial/entertainment district. The namesake “Walker’s Point” is rich in history and dates back to the 1800’s to one of the founding fathers’ of Milwaukee, George Walker, a Virginian fur-trader who later gained title to the area now known as Walker’s Point. As an influential business and political leader, Walker established a cabin and warehouse within the area that spurred additional industrialization. Harbor and railway spur access made for prime conditions for other manufacturers to locate here. George served as the Mayor of Milwaukee for two terms during which time he promoted railroad ventures and built the city’s first streetcar line.
The Freshwater Plaza site specifically was home to many commercial/industrial uses and most recently Grede Foundries. Railway lines, as well as the KK River Trail, act as an eastern backdrop as does the famous Hoan Bridge, UW-Milwaukee School of Fresh Water Sciences, Lake Michigan and the Harbor District. To the west, the famed Rockwell (Allen-Bradley Company Clock) and its 2,300 employees continue to prosper and support the community. With a Walk Score of 72, Freshwater Apartments is within a walker’s paradise! The new mixed-uses on-site give way to parking your vehicle and walking to your favorite establishment, Cermak Fresh Market and general lifestyle amenities. Rich with the historic industrial flavor of the past as a backdrop, Freshwater Apartments blends new urbanism with industrialism.