MILWAUKEE (July 13, 2020) Construction will soon begin for the future home of the intergenerational housing community on the north side of Mount Mary’s campus.
The $45 million housing development by Mount Mary University, the School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province and Milwaukee Catholic Home will provide a vibrant, intergenerational living environment for Sisters and seniors, and an educational and supportive housing option for single mothers who are students at Mount Mary University.
The project is moving forward with careful environmental considerations:
To identify the tree removal necessary for this project, Mount Mary engaged two arborists from the engineering firm R.A. Smith to study the area, complete an inventory to identify and assess the health of all trees, and to identify “legacy” trees of ecological significance. All the legacy trees have been protected and preserved during this process.
The removal method is consistent with best management practices standards set by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
These trees have been – and remain – a valuable resource to the campus environment and they will continue to contribute to the good of all:
“As this project moves forward, the Mount Mary grounds will bear the effects of temporary disruption,” said Mount Mary President Christine Pharr, Ph.D. “But as partners, we stand committed in our care for God’s creation and in our vision of an intergenerational community that is truly built for all.”
“This type of project is only possible when sustainability is present, both in spirit and in practice,” said Pharr.
As the construction process begins, regular updates will be posted on our website.