The downtown Marriott hotel is rising fast.
Construction of the 200-room Marriott Hotel continues to push the building higher. The project became controversial because the plans included the demolition of five historic buildings within the historically-designated East Side Commercial District. After a short, though contentious, approval process, the hotel is now under construction. The $54 million hotel was in part funded through First Pathway Partners. Though, in 2011 WHEDA granted the project $30 million in New Market Tax Credits, and the Wisconsin Business Growth Fund awarded the project an additional $10 million in tax credits. If all goes as planned the hotel should open in mid-2013.
Jul 18th, 2014 by Jeramey Jannene
Years in the making and 6 stories high, it's nearly complete. Students will move in this fall.
Jul 11th, 2014 by Jeramey Jannene
Part public art, part market, new pavilion on W. Wisconsin Ave. replaces surface parking.
Jun 27th, 2014 by Jeramey Jannene
City unveils sign system to guide drivers to garages with available parking spots.