Westlawn Gardens Revitalization
Role: LEED and Sustainability Consultant
Rating: LEED for Homes Platinum, LEED for Neighborhood Development Silver Certified
Sustainable Building Solutions™ provided LEED project administration services from early in the design process through completion of construction services for LEED-ND and LEED for Homes certification for Torti Gallas and Partners Inc. and The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee for Phase II of the Westlawn Gardens neighborhood development.
Westlawn Gardens is a 75-acre public housing neighborhood located between North 60th and North 68th Streets and Silver Spring Drive on Milwaukee’s northwest side. Hunzinger Construction Company was selected by the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee to serve as construction manager Advisor for this major neighborhood transformation designed by Torti Gallas and Partners, Inc., of Washington D.C and Kindness Architecture and Planning, located in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.
This project included an aesthetically and economically diverse mix of housing and services that replaces outdated barrack style public housing units. The rebuilding of the neighborhood includes 250 units of which 94 are one-bedroom units in two mid-rise multi-family buildings and 156 family units that range from two to five bedrooms. The infrastructure upgrades for the 37-acre east side of Westlawn Gardens consists of improved storm water management, energy efficiency, and new park and garden space.
This successful project has received numerous local and national awards in addition to achieving Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Stage 3 Silver certification, placing it at the top of an elite group of LEED certified developments that emphasize sustainability. As the world’s first LEED-ND Stage 3 Silver certified project, it is the highest-rated neighborhood under current LEED standards Second Stage 3 LEED-ND certification in the world.