A vacant industrial building in Milwaukee’s harbor district is to be converted to new commercial and office uses as part of a proposal from its potential buyer.

Developer Charlie Hutchinson plans to buy the three-story, 24,000-square-foot building, 212 E. Mineral St., and renovate it for new tenants, including some real estate companies he operates.

Hutchinson filed an application to change the building’s zoning from industrial to commercial. This request will be examined by the Planning Commission and the Common Council.

Hutchinson said his plans are still in their early stages.

“It’s a fantastic location for a brewery,” he told the Journal Sentinel on Tuesday.

Hutchinson is the founder of Houseworks Collective, a residential real estate agency based in Wauwatosa.

The building, which includes a basement that Hutchinson plans to redevelop, was sold in 2021 for $660,000 to Denmark HD LLC, run by Mark Lathers.

Lathers’ initial development plans included a brewery. But the COVID-19 pandemic delayed his purchase of the property, and those plans did not materialize.

Built in 1915, the building is located in the emerging port district.

Other nearby developments include the new Wantable Inc. headquarters at 909 S. Barclay St.

Hutchinson’s other projects include the redevelopment of a commercial building at 5710 W. Vliet St.