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MCFI plans major renovation in Bay View

June 4, 2012

A proposed renovation of the Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI) campus at 3333 S. Howell Ave.,
Milwaukee, will improve delivery and accessibility of rehabilitative services for people living with physical
and developmental disabilities. When completed, the $3.1 million renovation will dramatically upgrade
the aesthetics of the site – originally a Kohl’s food store – adding green space and enhancing
the streetscape. It will also allow MCFI to bring 45 permanent, family-supporting jobs, half of which are
new, to the site.

“A primary purpose of the renovation is to provide a resource for people in the community and their families to more easily access clinical services, such as physical and occupational therapies. Additional services include support for older adults who are recovering from stroke and other debilitating medical conditions,” said Howard L. Garber, Ph.D., MCFI President.

The renovation has been designed by Uihlein-Wilson Architects. The square footage of the building would increase from about 16,000 square feet to 20,000 square feet, and green space around the building would be significantly increased.

Upon completion of the renovation, the center’s programs and services will be housed in a new, more comfortable environment. These programs will include:

• Rehabilitative services for adults and older adults who are living with a disability or recovering
from traumatic injury;
• Physical, occupational and speech therapies;
• Expressive arts therapies (art, music and movement);
• Hydrotherapy and therapeutic whirlpool baths; and
• Horticultural therapy.


The project must be approved by the Milwaukee Board of Zoning and Appeals and the Common Council.

MCFI has been the owner and occupant of the Howell Avenue building for 25 years. The agency is headquartered at 2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee.

MCFI has been in the community since 1938 and provides the highest-rated programs and services for people with special needs and their families. MCFI core programs are nationally accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), earning CARF’s highest rating. MCFI Pediatric Special Care is accredited by the Joint Commission (JCAHO), earning its highest rating. The agency is the recipient of many awards, including the Public Policy Forum’s Public/Private Partnership Award, two Rehabilitation for Wisconsin Leadership Awards, the Donors Forum Good Grant Award, Community Partnership Award from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences and the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Business Ethics and Integrity.

 

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