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PROCESS


PROCESS documents the development of the Outcomes articulated in the HomeWorks: Bronzeville charter. These Outcomes include the creation of customized creative live-work owner-occupied properties with artist property owners which will be rehabilitated from City foreclosures and vacant lots; identification of additional properties and artist property owners; procurement of manageable property loans for artist property owners with a rent-to-own option; attracting creative entrepreneurship businesses to own and occupy rehabilitated properties; and creating year-round, arts-focused, sanctioned public programs on the interior and exterior of the properties in alignment with existing initiatives.
The documentation in PROCESS begins in Summer 2016 with our site visits to evaluate properties in the Bronzeville district. Work on the first live-work property, a rehabilitation/conversion of a two-story duplex into a single-family residence for Vedale Hill and his family, commenced in August 2017.

The First HomeWorks Bronzeville Project is Completed, December, 2018
4th Street House Update, Fall,  2018
4th Street House Construction Continues, Spring,  2018
Homeworks: Bronzeville featured in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March, 2018
4th Street House Construction Site Visit with City Staff, December, 2017
4th Street House Construction Site Visit, Fall, 2017
Homeworks: Bronzeville featured in Urban Milwaukee, August, 2017
4th Street House Design Drawings, August, 2017
ARCH Program Paperwork Signing, August, 2017
Homeworks: Bronzeville program launch featured in Urban Milwaukee, June, 2017
Neighborhood Walk with City Representatives, Summer, 2016

First HomeWorks Bronzeville project completed!

December, 2018


Vedale Hill and Strong Blocks Manager Carl Quindel celebrate the completion of the remodel for the first HomeWorks: Bronzeville project, with the sign-over of the keys to the residence. The remodelled 2-story home located on Vel R. Phillips Avenue, near the corner of Meinecke Avenue will house Hill and his family.
 

4th Street House Fall 2018 Update

November,  2018


Vedale Hill and family visit the 4th Street house during the final phases of construction, reviewing the insallation of drywall and other finishes. 


4th Street House Construction Continues

April,  2018


Strong Blocks and Bradley Contractors continue rehabilitation work on the 4th Street house including removing years of flooring layers and new framing to create the central 2-story space.



Homeworks: Bronzeville featured in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

March,  2018


An article published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel posted on March 23rd discusses  Homeworks: Bronzeville and the  progress of the artist live/work housing cluster at 4th / Meinecke in Bronzeville with Vedale Hill, Mikal Floyd-Pruitt and Sara Daleiden. 


Image from the article: Sara Daleiden and Mikal Floyd-Pruitt 
Photo Credit: Tom Daykin / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel



Part of the housing Cluster @ corner of 4th / Meinecke
Photo Credit: Tom Daykin / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel