Public Approval Process Starting For Country’s Tallest Mass Timber Building

By Jeramey Jannene
Urban Milwaukee
February 29, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States, US East

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin — The Neutral Project is pursuing zoning approval for its proposed 32-story riverfront apartment tower, The Edison, while it actively seeks investors to develop the 381-unit, $145 million building. The tower, 1005 N. Edison St., would be the tallest mass timber building in the country when completed, eclipsing Milwaukee’s own 25-story Ascent tower. Ascent set the world record in 2022, but an even taller building is already under construction in Sydney, Australia and is expected to claim the world record at more than twice Ascent’s height. …Things are now progressing in hopes of a groundbreaking later this year. And at the same time, The Neutral Project is pursuing an even bigger building across the street. …The company, according to a profile in Madison’s Isthmus publication, is pursuing “a 50-story-plus mass timber building” for the site. The Department of City Development has yet to announce a winning bidder.

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