Wisconsin-based, Adventure Rock won approval earlier last week from the city of Milwaukee’s Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee to build a combination apartment complex and climbing center in the city.
The facility will include 46 apartment units, the indoor climbing facility and 65 indoor parking spaces for residential and commercial use. The site of the complex is an unoccupied lot which developers chose for its proximity to a busy business district and UW-Milwaukee dormitories.
Currently located in Pewaukee, a suburb of Milwaukee, Adventure Rock seeks to expand into Milwaukee because its current business is, according to Urban Milwaukee, bursting at the seams and many of its customers come from city neighborhoods closer to its proposed location.
Craig Burzynski, Adventure Rock manager, told Urban Milwaukee, “We currently have three mobile (climbing) walls that go to countless school events,” he noted. “We have also reached out to the Urban Ecology Center to work together, the River Revitalization Foundation, and are open to helping the Milwaukee River Advocates Cooperation to help with river cleanups. The climbing community is very ecologically minded.”
Adventure Rock and its developers must now seek council approval and Mayor Tom Barrett’s signature to proceed with construction. Observers don’t expect any major obstacles to these approvals.