Housing deconstruction requirements approved by City of Milwaukee

Published On: October 20, 2017

New requirements for residential building deconstruction in the City of Milwaukee recently passed by the Common Council are scheduled to take effect January 1, 2018.

Highlights of the deconstruction ordinance include:

  • One-to-four family buildings built before 1930 or those designated as a historic structure, or a primary dwelling structure located in an historic district, must be deconstructed instead of being demolished.
  • Deconstruction involves systematic dismantling of structures to maximize salvage of building materials.
  • There are certain exemptions from the deconstruction requirements.

The Sigma Group has significant experience in the deconstruction process, including the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Kinnikinic River restoration project which covered 83 dwellings, and the Harley-Davidson Museum project site which was a recipient of the 2008 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Environmental Performance.

Please contact us for more information or to assist with specific projects.

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