A $40 million conversion of Milwaukee’s former historic Soldiers Home and other nearby buildings into veterans apartments will begin early next year once a fundraising campaign is completed.

Madison-based Alexander Co. expects to complete the development by fall 2020, said Kendra Bishop, director of marketing and public relations for the firm.

A campaign to raise $3 million in contributions to help finance the project is in “the home stretch” and is to be completed in December, she said.

Renovations on the Soldiers Home and other historic buildings on Milwaukee’s west side are to begin by March, Bishop said.

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This article was first published by Tom Daykin in the Journal Sentinel.