507 S. 2nd Street | WALKER’S POINT
The Eagleknit Innovation Hub will offer game-changing career opportunities for the underserved inner-city minorities of Milwaukee County
Driving Community Change in Milwaukee
Walker’s point, a historically industrialized area of Milwaukee, has evolved into one of the city’s hottest new commercial districts. Through multi-faceted partnerships, Eagleknit Innovation Hub will partner with schools and training programs to promote students’ development of technical skills, academic proficiency, a practical code of ethics and career plans as students learn to use tools safely in real work environments.
Wangard Partners’ mission for this project has been to help eliminate Milwaukee’s racial wealth divide by creating a flourishing ecosystem of innovation focused businesses, startup companies, talent/education, and technology. It goes hand in hand with our corporate vision and commitment to building for communities, with communities.
The 507 S. 2nd Street’s Eagleknit Innovation Hub, which currently has up to 84,000 SF of office space available for lease, will be a central point for creatives and innovators to collaborate, with regular curated project-based learning experiences and pre-apprenticeship plans for middle & high school students in Milwaukee and the surrounding region.
- Bradley Tech High School to Kickoff Job-training Program with Rehab of Historic Eagleknit Building – Urban Milwaukee
- Conversion Begins of Historic Walker’s Point Industrial Building into Eagleknit Innovation Hub Offices – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A Mission To Reduce Milwaukee’s Racial Wealth Divide
Computer programming and coding has become ubiquitous in all the new technology we interact with on a daily basis. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and tech occupations are projected to jump 13% from 2016-2026, and the Walker’s Point area in downtown Milwaukee couldn’t be a better place to start that growth!
Walker’s Point is at the city’s intersection of food, design, hospitality, art, culture, technology and business.
Burton MetzVice President of Wangard Partners, Inc.
From Community Engagement to Prosperity
Without our dedicated partners, projects like these would not be possible.
“Building 2 Learn is excited for the opportunity to participate in the redevelopment of the Eagleknit Project by Wangard Partners. This project will be another important step in the revitalization of the Walker’s Point Neighborhood. The project team provides innovative community and specifically student engagement work to allow the impact of this project to go far beyond the initial design and reconstruction of the Eagleknit Redevelopment.”– Joe Schmidt, Board President, Building 2 Learn.
“i.c.stars |* Milwaukee is excited to move into the Eagleknit Innovation Hub in 2020, joining a tech ecosystem that will support our interns professional development and career opportunities. We are grateful for the opportunity to be a tenant and look forward to seeing how our graduates can grow through the partnerships located directly in the building and surrounding communities.”– Sarah Dollhausen-Clark, General Manager for i.c.stars | * MIlwaukee
Eagleknit Innovation Hub Floor Plans
Future “The Hop” Streetcar stop | Bublr bike station | Uber/Lyft Ride-sharing drop-off location | WiredScore Certified | Solar roof | On-site wellness center, gym, and café | Secured bicycle storage & repair center | Event and executive conference facilities
Leasing Availability & General Information
Wangard Partners has up to 102,000 SF of commercial office space available for lease within the historic 507 S. 2nd Street building in Milwaukee. The brand new Class A infrastructure that was built in the historic shell of the former Eagle Knitting Factory was designed by the internationally renowned design and architecture firm Gensler (gensler.com), who shares our passion for green building. If you are interested in learning more about the available space for lease, contact us today.