Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bucks’ Connaughto­n developing first local apartment project

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With the Milwaukee Bucks preseason beginning Monday, there’s also a start to another project: Pat Connaughto­n’s first local real estate developmen­t.

Connaughto­n, a shooting guard who joined the Bucks in 2018, also is president of Beach House LLC, which plans to build a four-story building with three luxury apartments in downtown Milwaukee.

The city Department of Neighborho­od Services has just issued constructi­on permits for the project, which will be built at 1245-1247 N. Milwaukee St.

The new building will replace a duplex at that site, which will soon be demolished, said Joe Stanton, Beach House director of project management.

That duplex is owned by Just a buck LLC, a group led by Connaughto­n, which bought the property in July for $325,000, according to state real estate records.

The new building will have enclosed parking, and apartments ranging from 840 to 3,100 square feet, Stanton said. He said rents haven’t yet been determined.

Once constructi­on begins, it will take about eight months to complete the building, Stanton said.

The site is already zoned for a fourstory apartment building, so the project doesn’t need Plan Commission and Common Council review, he said.

Beach House also is working on conceptual plans for a small downtown retail and apartment developmen­t. Stanton declined to provide its planned address but said it would require a Plan Commission review.

Beach House’s vice president is Connaughto­n’s father, Len, who’s developed or constructe­d luxury real estate projects totaling over $30 million, according to the firm’s website.

Other Beach House projects include a four-unit luxury condominiu­m building that was recently completed in Portland, Oregon, Stanton said.

Pat Connaughto­n played for the Portland Trailblaze­rs before signing a twoyear contract with the Bucks. He’s a graduate of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

 ?? RAJ MEHTA / USA TODAY SPORTS ?? A developmen­t firm led by Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughto­n is starting its first local project: a downtown three-unit apartment building.
RAJ MEHTA / USA TODAY SPORTS A developmen­t firm led by Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughto­n is starting its first local project: a downtown three-unit apartment building.

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