The Couture was a planned high-rise with 302 high-end apartments that would offer spectacular views and access to Lake Michigan. Within its 44 stories, the building would offer residents and visitors a restaurant and retail space, a parking structure, a station for The Hop MKE, a transit concourse for buses and a public plaza.
raSmith has a legacy of surveying land throughout the City of Milwaukee and was called upon to do the same to this 2.2-acre site. Our team worked with developer Barrett Visionary, law firm Meissner, Tierney, Fisher and Nichols, and Rinka Architecture to overcome several complexities including establishing the boundary of the site. Extensive coordination was critical with the law team, City, Milwaukee County and Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).
In addition, the standard survey coordinate reference system was converted into a separate Milwaukee streetcar survey reference system to accommodate its construction.