The Milwaukee Bucks will seek two tenants for a new building that they want to add to the entertainment block just east of their new $524 million arena.
The building would sit immediately south of The Loaded Slate restaurant at 1137 N. Old World 3rd St. alongside the pedestrian “connector” that will stretch between the street and the plaza in front of the new arena, according to new plans filed with the city.
The plans included the first sketches of the one-story, 2,000-square-foot building that would feature design notes such as “blackened steel and charred wood.”
It’s a refinement to previous plans approved by the city, said Marc Farha, executive vice president of Icon Venue Group, which represents the Bucks owners for the arena project.
The building would be one of four that the Bucks plan for the complex. Construction of two of the buildings is moving along quickly thanks to warmer weather.
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Other parts of the complex include a beer garden that would be partially protected by an overhead canopy. The new building would use some of the space along the connector, Farha said.
The Bucks have yet to name a tenant for any of the buildings in the entertainment block, including the new structure. They decided to add the new building now, before the canopy was erected, because it would be far easier to erect now rather than later, Farha said.
“The proposed modifications satisfy the requirement to activate the street level experience along Old World 3rd Street and create a destination for pedestrians by providing a two-tenant space that will open out onto both the pedestrian plaza and Old World 3rd St.,” the Bucks wrote in their updated application with the city.
Previously released renderings of the beer garden show informal seating and gathering areas, a long gas fireplace and a large screen TV.
The revised plans will be considered this month by the city Plan Commission and the Common Council.
Supported by $250 million in public money, the new arena is expected to open in late summer.