By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Aug 14, 2017 at 3:56 PM

Pittsburgh-based developer Linden Street Partners – which also has offices in Santa Ana, California – will break ground on The Quin Apartments, its first Milwaukee project, on Tuesday, Aug. 29, on the northeast corner of South 2nd and West Florida Streets.

The five-story, $12 million building was designed by Milwaukee's Rinka Chung Architecture and will be constructed by Altius Building Company, with financing via Tri City National Bank.

The Quin will have 70 one- and two-bedroom apartments with, what Linden Street calls luxury finishes. There will also be a fitness center, enclosed parking, a deck and, on the ground floor, 1,200 square feet of retail space.

The project is expected to be complete by late summer 2018.

According to a press release, Linden Street Partners has already hatched plans for further developments in Milwaukee.

"We are looking at a couple of potential sites in the Walker's Point neighborhood," Linden Street co-founder and managing partner Scott Richardson told me today, but he declined to offer specifics.

Here are six views of the The Quin, which will break ground at 10 a.m. on Aug. 29. My favorites are the ones that show what look like commuter rail trains passing by on the trestle.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.