One Catalano Square, a five-story, 168,000-square-foot Class A multi-tenant office and retail building, will soon become the newest landmark in the city’s Third Ward.
An affiliate of Irgens has a purchase-and-sale contract on the property at 143 Milwaukee Street and 310 East Erie Street, and has been working with the Third Ward Association and City of Milwaukee on the building’s design elements.
One Catalano Square will feature large 35,000-square-foot floor plates that bring large floor-plate flexibility and efficiency not found in existing Third Ward buildings in which space will be scalable to accommodate larger companies as well as growing mid-size businesses that want to experience the Third Ward.
Among the building’s signature design concepts will be tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass, locker rooms with showers along with multiple rooftop terraces as well as two second-floor balconies. The rooftop patios will have elevator access, an enclosed tempered event room with restrooms as well as green roof elements. One of the patios will overlook Catalano Square-Park, while the other will overlook Milwaukee’s downtown skyline. There will also be one level of underground parking.
The building’s first floor will cater to street-level office-oriented businesses as well as retail tenants, of which there are several outlets already intrigued by the space, Palec said. Additionally, a planned extension of the city’s streetcar line will run directly past the development.
Additional parking will be available at two Third Ward-sponsored ramps along with surface parking availability on the Summerfest lot, which is within easy walking distance of One Catalano Square.
Current plans call for the property to be partially pre-leased with construction planned to begin in late 2016 with a late 2017 opening.