The Remarkable John Stowell of Filer and Stowell Company

Bay View Compass - The old Filer & Stowell Company manufacturing complex at 147 E. Becher St. may soon be converted to affordable workforce housing. The developer is Kenosha-based Bear Development LLC. [...]

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Bear Development aims for 2022 groundbreaking on two major Milwaukee affordable housing projects

BizTimes - Following this week’s announcement of affordable housing tax credit awards, Kenosha-based Bear Development is setting its sights on early 2022 for two large affordable-housing projects in Milwaukee. [...]

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Bear Real Estate looks at expanding housing project near Marquette University

Milwaukee Business Journal - With tax credits in hand to build 140 workforce apartments on Marquette University’s large redevelopment site on the west side of downtown Milwaukee, developer S.R. Mills is looking to firm up designs and is considering market-rate housing there as well. [...]

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Taft Homes rebuild to begin in August

PEORIA (WEEK) -- A 15-year vision to rebuild Taft Homes from the ground up is one step closer to reality. [...]

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Bear Development scores affordable housing tax credits for one major Milwaukee project, but misses out on another

BizTimes - Kenosha-based Bear Development scored affordable housing tax credits for one major Milwaukee housing project, but missed out on credits for another one it is planning in Bay View. [...]

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Apartments near Marquette University, projects led by minority firms secure affordable housing credits

Milwaukee Business Journal - This year’s winners of much-coveted state affordable housing tax credits include 140 apartments near Marquette University and several projects on Milwaukee’s near north side that involve minority developers. [...]

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A big downtown Milwaukee affordable apartment building and a Riverwest housing and food project have won financing

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - A large downtown affordable apartment building and a Riverwest development that combines housing with a center for food entrepreneurs have both received preliminary financing approvals. [...]

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Affordable Homes: Workforce housing can support economic growth and community viability

Milwaukee Business Journal - Adequate housing for workers who make $15 to $30 per hour is increasingly hard to find due to a combination of factors, including aging housing stock and rising construction costs. The lack of affordable workforce housing not only makes it difficult for these workers to save money and get ahead, but it also makes it difficult for communities to attract the businesses that need these employees. The Milwaukee Business Journal recently sat down with local experts to talk about the workforce housing challenge and what can be done to address it. [...]

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Developer proposes a new 26-unit ranch-style townhome duplex development in Franklin

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - A new 26-unit duplex development may be coming to Franklin. The common council reviewed a concept plan for Ryan Road Duplexes, a condominium development with 26 units in 13 two-family attached dwellings at 12000 and 12204 W. Loomis Road, at its April 5 meeting. [...]

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Taft Homes Redevelopment Slated To Begin This Summer

NPR from Illinois State University (WGLT) - If all goes according to plan, the first phase of demolition and new construction at the Taft Homes could start this summer. Adam Templer is vice president of development at Bear Development, the Peoria Housing Authority's partner on the new $47.3 million public housing development on the site of Taft Homes. [...]

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