Concordia 27 rendering

CFI among partners on $16M community center project

By Bobby Tanzilo,

With $5 million in support from the State of Wisconsin, Near West Side Partners will convert a vacant four-story building on the northwest corner of 27th and Wells Streets into a $16 million community center.

Concordia 27, 2724 W. Wells St., will include 30 affordable housing units for seniors and families; community gathering space; commercial spaces for nonprofits; a commercial, demonstration and incubator kitchen; and daily affordable meals for more than 1,000 residents; and school meals for more than 15,000 low-income students at 106 schools in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine and Kenosha to combat food insecurity.

The commercial space will be occupied by Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI), Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee (SWIM) and Near West Side Partners (NWSP) to provide minority entrepreneurial support, housing resources and nutrition and wellness services.

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