Clock Shadow Building

Community-Focused Mixed-Use Building

Project value: $7 million
Project completion: 2012

Project highlights: This groundbreaking building in Milwaukee’s Historic Walker’s Point neighborhood exemplifies Fix Development’s mission of using real estate as a tool for social change. Developer Juli Kaufmann saw the potential in this long-neglected brownfield site and rallied fellow social investors and other partners to transform it into a beautiful, sustainable building for community-focused tenants. With the help of community partners, Fix Development was able to offer below-market rental rates for the nonprofit and startup tenants, bringing long-term stability and new energy into the neighborhood. 

The four-story, 30,000-square-foot space features includes sustainable features such as reclaimed and recycled building materials, daylighting to make the most of the sun’s light and heat, geothermal heating/cooling, a green roof, captured storm water to flush toilets, and more. It was designed using the Living Building Challenge as a guide, with standards even higher than LEED certification. The project has received numerous awards, including being named by the American Institute of Architects as one of the Top 10 Green Projects of 2013.

Client’s perspective

“Monique is quite simply the greatest, and I can’t imagine not working with her. She is foundational to my success on every project. She understands what underpins the right design and construction expertise to execute a project, along with what is necessary to build an inclusive team and a participatory process that engages the community in impactful outcomes. She brings empathy and compassion to projects that often take a fair amount of blood, sweat and tears. She is a trusted compatriot in the effort to make this corner of the world a little better.”

Juli Kaufmann, president, Fix Development

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