Medical Clinic Planned for Old Milwaukee South Side Pharmacy

A medical clinic is proposed for an old pharmacy on the south side of Milwaukee – just one block from another new clinic.

Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin would convert the former CVS Pharmacy, 1316 W. Forest Home Ave., into a primary care clinic, according to plans filed with the city’s Historic Preservation Commission.

This building, although built in 1995, is in the Mitchell Street Historic District.

So any exterior renovation would require the approval of the commission – which could come at its meeting on Monday.

The clinic, which will open by June, will include 16 exam rooms, a lab and other features.

In addition, it would house a residency training program for doctors and include a conference and training center that could accommodate 20 to 25 people.

The Froedtert & MCW Clinic is reportedly about a block northeast of a Wisconsin children’s primary care clinic that opened in June at 1432 W. Forest Home Ave.

Construction of the Wisconsin Children’s Clinic continued after a battle before the Historic Preservation Commission.

The old Forest Home branch library was demolished to make way for the clinic.

This came after the December 2020 Common Council rejected a decision by the commission to designate the old library as historic.

The proposed ownership of Froedtert & MCW Clinic is owned by El Rey Properties LLC of Brookfield.

The clinic would use most of the one-story 16,500 square foot building.

According to the plans, approximately 2,400 square feet are reserved for a future bank tenant. This will be operated by North Shore Bank, according to city building permits.

El Rey Properties purchased the building and two neighboring buildings, housing Reflections Jewelry and a Domino’s Pizza, in 2021 for $2.15 million, according to state real estate records.

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