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Milwaukee VA Soldiers Home District – Groundbreaking

Published On: October 1, 2019

Sigma representatives attended a recent groundbreaking for the restoration and rehabilitation project at the Milwaukee VA Soldiers Home Historic District, on the grounds of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. The Milwaukee VA Soldiers Home District is a 90-acre campus, established just after the Civil War, serving as a recuperative space for soldiers as they return to civilian life.  As part of an Enhanced Use Lease agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The Alexander Company, the developer, and the City of Milwaukee Housing Authority are leading a team to restore and rehabilitate six of the District’s deteriorated buildings and their associated infrastructure. The six buildings included in this restoration and rehabilitation effort include:  Old Main (pictured ), the most prominent and recognizable building on campus, the Headquarters Building, the Chaplains Quarters, and three duplexes.  The infrastructure improvements involve updates to power, steam service, roads, sidewalks, and parking lots with green infrastructure features.

Sigma is serving as the civil and environmental engineer for planning and design. Sigma’s services for this project include: comprehensive surveying and mapping of the campus using a GIS-based asset management inventory of various utilities; civil/site planning and design of roadways, ADA sidewalks, and parking lots that include green infrastructure features; pre-renovation hazardous materials inspections of buildings; and preparing NEPA environmental documents.

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