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You can live in this former Milwaukee school next year

Have you ever imagined living in a former school? Next year, you'll have the chance near 20th and Meinecke as the former Phyllis Wheatley Elementary School is being converted to residential units.

The 1902 schoolhouse, which has been expanded three times in its life, will offer more than 40 units in its former classrooms, and will also showcase a cafe, commercial kitchen and a public fitness area in the school's gym.

In addition to the rehabilitation at the school, the plan will also include a four-story new construction building which will offer another 40 units, bringing the total to 82 units.

The Wheatley project is one of several school-turned-housing developments in Milwaukee.

"The development joins others either completed or under construction, like examples at the former  37th StreetPeckham JHS/Jackie Robinson MS5th Street/Isaac CoggsMound Street SchoolGarfield School and  McKinley Elementary," writes OnMilwaukee's Bobby Tanzilo.

If all goes according to plan, the apartments will be ready for move-in by April 2022.

Read Bobby's complete story at OnMilwaukee, and listen to our conversation below.

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