The sprawling six-story former F. Mayer Boot and Shoe Co. warehouse in Milwaukee’s Brewers Hill neighborhood will become the city’s next multifamily building early next year as preparations near completion.

Madison-based developer the Alexander Company and Janesville-based construction firm J.P. Cullen & Sons have spent the last year redeveloping the 125-year-old building into 132 apartments and commercial space.

The 193,988-square-foot building, which was built in five phases, has many of its original floors and nearly 1,400 restored windows. The $55 million project will include a community room, fitness room, courtyard and rooftop deck when residents arrive in January.

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This article was originally published by Corrinne Hess in BizTimes.