Marriott Hotel Begins to Rise
The controversial Marriott hotel begins to rise.
The 200-room Marriott Hotel is starting to rise from the hole in the ground where three historic buildings once stood along Milwaukee St. in downtown Milwaukee. The controversial project faced opposition, including from myself, as originally proposed, because five historic buildings within the East Side Commercial District were to be demolished with no guarantee that anything would be built in place of the buildings. But after these fears were alleviated, and what was in fact a short, though tense, public process the hotel is now under construction. Although three historic buildings were lost to the wrecking ball, key buildings fronting Wisconsin Ave. are now being restored and integrated as part of the project.
Mar 7th, 2014 by Dave Reid
The five-story, 104-unit mixed-use building will have 7,000 square feet of first floor retail.
Feb 28th, 2014 by Dave Reid
The structure of its five floors can be seen, a new building rising amid many old brewery structures.
Feb 14th, 2014 by Dave Reid
A second NML building, at Wells and Van Buren, is also being torn down.