Dermond Property Investments LLC, a local residential developer is planning a 72 unit apartment building, with 3,000 square feet of retail on the corner of S. Kinnickinnic & Ward Streets on the former Faust Music Site at 2202 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Upon discussion with Alderman Zielinski and city officials, the intention is to make this corner prominent and edgy, an aesthetic gateway into Bayview. The exterior image came from an idea to “ground” the building on the site with a series of “musical” undertones complete with colorization coming from the chromatic scale, incorporation of large scale posterized Blue Note album cover through a two-tone masonry pattern and a reference to percussion instrument imagery with a “special” material and pattern at the corner of KK and Ward. We will also be utilizing a metal panel and lighting, which will highlight the very fabric of the building.
The development would utilize the iconic Faust Music buildings as well as the public parking lot at the corner of KK and Ward. The 19 stalls would be replaced and continue to be public parking, although now, they would be covered spaces.
The community meeting on this project is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21st at 6:30 p.m. at Studio Lounge, 2202 S KK Ave.