Sigma performs civil and site work for urban apartments


The Sigma Group was retained by Milhaus Properties, LLC to provide civil engineering and survey services for a major local apartment development.

The project involved the redevelopment of approximately six acres of land bound by S. Robinson Avenue to the east, E. Ward Street to the south and Soo Line Railroad to the west. Multiple residential buildings, surface parking, drives, miscellaneous hardscape areas (sidewalks) and landscape areas were designed and constructed in place of the former industrial lot.

Stitchweld serves as an apartment complex with its full focus on accommodating millennial tenants with creative amenity space. The residential development includes a dog park and pet spa, grilling areas and a beer garden. One unique feature is the steel frame skeleton that was salvaged from one of the former structures on site to help frame fire pits and the beer garden.

Sigma’s involvement in the project ranged from preliminary engineering plans all the way through to providing civil construction documents. An extensive stormwater management plan was required to facilitate meeting both storm water quantity and quality standards outlined by MMSD and WDNR.

Sigma’s stormwater management plan incorporated a dry basin paired with an intricate roof storage system to meet requirements for peak flow reduction. Sigma’s work included detailed grading analysis to ensure the site was totally balanced leading to large cost savings for keeping all impacted soil on site.

The project is an important development for the unique, emerging and vibrant Bay View neighborhood.