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Grab A Hard Hat, Jump in Construction Equipment during Mandel's 'Hard Hats for Kids'

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 8 on the site of Milwaukee developer Mandel's six-story development at 4027 N. Oakland Ave., children can have their photo taken in construction equipment and parents can take private tours.

Milwaukee developer Mandel Group is giving children an opportunity to get their hands dirty on a real construction site, during its "Hard Hats for Kids" event on Sept. 8.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the site of at 4027 N. Oakland Ave., children can have their photo taken in a large excavator/backhoe.

Additionally, there will private tours of the site, free hard hats sized just for kids, and a chance to speak with some of the workers. Additional prizes include children’s books geared at explaining construction and sweets and goodies inside .

Construction is expected to wrap up in March, when will move across the street from its current location at 4081 N. Oakland Ave. in the $34.8 million development, which includes which will include 84 apartments and two parking structures with 200 stalls.

Absolutelyfabulous August 27, 2012 at 08:06 PM
To say that Mandel's development in Shorewood is a $38,400,000 development is misleading. It is obviously costing nowhere near 34.8 million for construction and the project has only been estimated to have an assessable value of just $22,000,000 in the year 2039..Yes, 25 years after completion. So, what is this $34,800,000 coming from? All one has to do is look over at what is happening in WFB w/ Mandel and his "100 or so luxury apartment" PROPOSAL. It's billed as a $27,000,000 development, yet will have an estimated assessable value of ~$14,000,000 upon completion. Also, if Mandel's development in Shorewood mirrors WFB's in any way, then the Village of Shorewood contributed over $9,000,000 to a development that will have an assessed value upon completion of ~$14-15,000,000, whereas in next door Mandel is seeking $4,900,000 in assistance from the Village of WFB. Which leads me to ask if Barry succeeded in getting the Shorewood Village Trustees to structure the development in such a way that he is REIMBURSED for his development costs as he is seeking in WFB. Though, since everything in Shorewood was done behind closed doors/in secret..all one can conjecture that what's happening in WFB could very easily be the case of how the deal was structured in Shorewood.
Shawn Russell April 18, 2013 at 06:11 AM
Nice. Hard hats for kids. I love it! It shows them there is much more to life than getting some form of a paper qualification to work in an office. Some people do find real passion in working with a hard hat and if that’s where your passion lies, than that’s what you should be doing. I think it would be so cute to see those little kids with their lunch carriers taking a break at the construction site eating a sandwich like the Buster Keaton films of yore. Must be quite a sight! It must have been really fun for both the kids and the adults working there and I hope there will be more of such initiatives in the future. http://www.hammerplastics.com

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