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Door County Pulse: Granary’s next phase underway

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After four years, two moves and many twists and turns, the Door County Granary project is underway.

A groundbreaking ceremony held Friday at the 92 E. Maple St. site signaled the start of the first phase of construction. Pilings will be driven, the foundation poured and then the structure jacked up and moved about 50 feet to its final base. Other work during this phase includes a new exterior skin, and for the top, translucent panels. A grand opening of this first phase will be held by June 1, 2022, said Christie Weber, president of the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation.

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Urban Spaceship 2021

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It was a day of exploration, communication, and information at the 2021 Urban Spaceship Conference. We had the privilege to partner with NEWaukee and NAIOP Wisconsin to present this progressive and developmental conference for a second consecutive year. This year was exceptionally gratifying as we hosted at one of our cornerstone projects, No Studios. The conference was an in-person event and drew more than 250 attendees from all professional backgrounds across the region. Greenfire also presented the morning keynote panel: Live, Work, Play – The Urban Way. Panelists included Tom Mortensen, raSmith; Que El-Amin, Scott Crawford, Inc; Nick O’Brien, WorkAround; Naveen Lalit Kankate, The Citrus Life.

Thank you to all of the informative breakout participants, those who attended, No Studios for the generous hospitality, and our forward-thinking panelists who kicked off the conference. We are already looking forward to next year!


Near West Side Fat’s Triangle Ribbon Cutting

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Earlier this month we celebrated the ribbon cutting of Fat’s Triangle at 35th and State. This project is a mere two blocks away from the Greenfire Headquarters in Milwaukee, and thus plays a special role in our portfolio. The project included the reconfiguration and beautification of a dangerous median on a high traffic urban street. The project tied-in new electrical systems for traffic lighting and incorporated community involvement to design and decorate pillars representative of the surround community.

Our commitment to community and proactive corporate citizenship is not a one off. These principles are the foundation of our values and guide us whether in the field or behind a desk, with our clients or in the surrounding neighborhood. It is especially gratifying when we accomplish this goal with resident organizations like the Near West Side Partners and Quorum Architects. This is the Greenfire Way.


Next Door Foundation Book Drive

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This was our fourth straight year hosting a book drive to collect new and gently used books for Next Door Foundation – Milwaukee’s Books for Kids program. We are proud to present our best collection yet, at 675 books. These valuable donations will go to Next Door Foundation children to help them build their home libraries. With community as one of our core values and guiding principles, we are fortunate to have partnerships with similarly focused organizations like Next Door Foundation.


Door County Granary Groundbreaking

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On November 19th, the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation hosted a groundbreaking to commemorate the start of a one-of-a-kind project. The Door County Granary is the last standing grain elevator of its kind and is on the National Register of Historic Places for the role it played in agricultural shipping and is believed to be the last structure of its kind still standing on the Great Lakes. Greenfire was selected by the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society as the construction manager to bring this historic building back to life. The project includes restoration of the 1901 Teweles & Brandies grain elevator into a museum, cultural center, and event venue. The upper level will have 360-degree views overlooking Sturgeon Bay and beyond. Over 100 people attended the groundbreaking and eagerly anticipating the grand opening next year.

The project team includes LaDallman Architects and Brett Christofferson, Project Manager, and Chad Greuel, Superintendent.


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