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.