In what The Alexander Co. officials calls one of its most fulfilling projects, developers offered a peek at several Milwaukee VA Soldiers Home buildings before renovations start in 2025.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The Alexander Co. and The Center for Veterans Issues will partner to rehabilitate Ward Memorial Hall, the Soldiers Home Chapel and the Governor’s Residence to create 35,000 square feet of community space and support services at the Clement J. Zablocki campus. In 2021, The Alexander Co. finished renovations to Old Main.

The partnership is under a 75-year Enhanced Use Lease with the VA. The EUL is a program that allows the VA to manage underused property through leasing arrangements with state or local governments or private groups.

“I am immensely proud of The Alexander Company’s continued involvement in rehabilitating the Milwaukee Soldiers Home campus, and our opportunity to play a part in expanding supportive services tailored to those who have served our country,” said Joe Alexander, leader of The Alexander Co., in a statement. “This project is close to our hearts and our commitment runs deep. When these three additional landmarks are complete, they’ll stand as beacons of respect, support and gratitude,” he added.

Work is likely to start in the second quarter of 2025 and is expected to be complete in 2026, according to the developer. The project is estimated to cost around $24.6 million and will use state and federal tax credits and philanthropic funding. JP Cullen was named the general contractor.

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This article was originally published by The Daily Reporter.