We're looking for people who believe. Companies that
believe. People who understand that there are risks
in making this a better city. Gorman & Company does
that. I like to speak of Milwaukee as the most livable
big city in America. Gorman & Company is in large
measure responsible for my confidence in making that
statement. In a time when many cities struggle with
the challenge of providing a range of housing options
for their citizens, Milwaukee shines. In a time when
many cities yearn for investment in their neighborhoods,
we have Historic Lofts on Kilbourn, Golden Dome Apartments,
Historic Fifth Ward Condos, the Kunzelmann-Esser Building,
the Knitting Factory, and more, all tributes to Gorman
& Company's vision of Milwaukee as a dynamic marketplace.
- Mayor Tom Barrett, City of
The Milwaukee Urban League (MUL) was pleased to be a partner with Gorman & Company on the development of historic Dr. Wesley L. Scott Senior Living Community.
This project not only provides quality, affordable housing for seniors, it is significant because of its name. Dr. Scott was executive Director of MUL for twenty-three (23) years from 1959-1981 and was known as the “catalyst” for change. We wanted a name that would symbolize hope, progress and change. Everyone associated with development is pleased because it gave us another opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of this great man who did so much for our community.
In addition, the City of Milwaukee Department of Development views this housing community as a “catalytic” project that will help stabilize, and revitalize, one of our most challenged neighborhoods, Metcalfe Park.
- Ralph Hollmon, President & CEO, Milwaukee Urban League
Gorman is one of our premiere developers. They
tend to take on the very difficult projects to do and
they do those projects very well. Our interest here,
we are part of city homes, and we have this property
sitting right here in the middle where we want to go.
We thought we had to get this facility redeveloped and
turn this neighborhood around to continue the efforts
to revitalize the neighborhood. I think Gorman brought
a lot of expertise, an understanding of the process,
an understanding, above all, and a respect for the community
and I think he's done that very well.
- Antonio Riley, Executive
Director, Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development
I think you have to look at London Square as
one of the typical developments that was put up in the
late 60s early 70s. There are many other examples throughout
Milwaukee, particularly in Milwaukee's center city,
that were designed for low income people but really
did not speak to the dignity of people.
- Rocky Marcoux, Commissioner,
Milwaukee Department of City Development
This is truly a case where a silk purse is made
out of a sow's ear. This development has been completely
transformed by Gorman & Company into a very positive,
uplifting, bright, clean, airy living space which I
can only believe will impact the residents' lives and
cause them to feel similar optimism towards their own
lives and toward the opportunities that are out there.
- Robert Bauman, Alderman,
4th District Milwaukee
We had to look at whether we were going to be able to
achieve the income to amortize or cover the debt service
on this project, along with seeing if Gorman was able
to bring enough equity in through tax credits to make
this thing work. We saw that Gorman had had a lot of
experience throughout the state in putting developments
together for tax credits and we felt very comfortable
to use our latitude to do that.
- Ann Marie Hinkle, Chief-Project
Management, Housing & Urban Development (HUD)