Dave Reid

Dave Reid

Publisher, and co-founder, Urban Milwaukee, Inc.
Dave currently lives in East Town and has become a strong advocate for urbanist ideals. In 2008 he started the organization UWM Downtown in an attempt to convince UWM that expansion of UWM’s College of Engineering and Applied Science should be located in downtown Milwaukee, not in Wauwatosa. In October 2009 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Friends of Lakeshore State Park. He believes for Milwaukee to grow we need to improve mass transit, encourage density, and promote place making.

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Recent Articles

Doors Open: Milwaukee Blacksmith’s Reality
Doors Open

Milwaukee Blacksmith’s Reality

Forging ahead, but for how long?

Best of Doors Open: Inside the Mackie Building
Best of Doors Open

Inside the Mackie Building

Our photos take you inside the 1879 structure, the former Grain Exchange, and one of the city's most historic and beautiful buildings.

Best of Doors Open: Inside Saint John’s on the Lake
Best of Doors Open

Inside Saint John’s on the Lake

The 21-story retirement home has unique amenities, including an art gallery and both a garden and bee hives residents can help maintain.

Best of Doors Open: Inside the Global Water Center
Best of Doors Open

Inside the Global Water Center

Our photos capture a beautiful facility that should beef up the city's research and innovation.

Best of Doors Open: Inside the Wells Building
Best of Doors Open

Inside the Wells Building

Step inside the 15-story high-rise, which was the largest terra cotta building in the world when built in 1901.

Best of Doors Open: The Magnificent Basilica
Best of Doors Open

The Magnificent Basilica

St. Josaphat is a popular tourist and Doors Open destination. Our photos show why.

Best of Doors Open: Inside the McIntosh–Goodrich Mansion
Best of Doors Open

Inside the McIntosh–Goodrich Mansion

Not only great architecture, it’s where Liberace and mayor Carl Zeidler took music classes.

Plats And Parcels: 5 Wangard Projects to Watch For in 2016
Plats And Parcels

5 Wangard Projects to Watch For in 2016

A big year for the developer and proof the city's development momentum hasn't slowed.

Best of Doors Open: Inside the McIntosh–Goodrich Mansion
Best of Doors Open

Inside the McIntosh–Goodrich Mansion

The historic mansion, one of the last along this stretch of Prospect Ave., is a beauty, as our photos show.

Best of Doors Open: Inside the Mackie Building
Best of Doors Open

Inside the Mackie Building

Our photos take you inside the 1879 structure, the former Grain Exchange, and one of the city's most historic and beautiful buildings.

Best of Doors Open: Inside Saint John’s on the Lake
Best of Doors Open

Inside Saint John’s on the Lake

The 21-story retirement home has unique amenities, including an art gallery and both a garden and bee hives residents can help maintain.

Best of Doors Open: Inside the Wells Building
Best of Doors Open

Inside the Wells Building

Step inside the 15-story high-rise, which was the largest terra cotta building in the world when built in 1901.

Best of Doors Open: Inside the Global Water Center
Best of Doors Open

Inside the Global Water Center

Our photos capture a beautiful new facility that should beef up the city's research and innovation.

Best of Doors Open: The Magnificent Basilica
Best of Doors Open

The Magnificent Basilica

St. Josaphat is a popular tourist and Doors Open destination. Our photos show why.

Friday Photos: New Jesuit Residence in Town
Friday Photos

New Jesuit Residence in Town

It's got five floors, 25 resident rooms, a central chapel and a Marquette campus location.

Plats and Parcels: Trend-Setting High-Rise Offers No Parking
Plats and Parcels

Trend-Setting High-Rise Offers No Parking

10-floor, 72-unit apartment complex proposed for Downtown includes no parking spots.

Plats and Parcels: Bucks Arena Triggering More Downtown Deals?
Plats and Parcels

Bucks Arena Triggering More Downtown Deals?

Downtown is a "on a roll," a developer says, and momentum is building for more real estate moves.

Plats and Parcels: Is Bucks Arena a Done Deal?
Plats and Parcels

Is Bucks Arena a Done Deal?

The way the team's owners are buying up downtown land, they're clearly certain the deal will pass.

Photo Gallery: Night Market Opening Night
Photo Gallery

Night Market Opening Night

Is the Night Market a solution to how to enliven W. Wisconsin Ave? At the very least it's a great festival, as our photos document.

Photo Gallery: 2015 Pride Parade
Photo Gallery

2015 Pride Parade

The Pride Parade was once again the place to be in early June.

Plats and Parcels: 342 More Apartments Approved
Plats and Parcels

342 More Apartments Approved

New projects approved for Water Street and East Side. Plus, a 120-unit complex coming to Walker's Point would increase total to 462 apartments.

Friday Photos: Sojourner Center Will Be a National Model
Friday Photos

Sojourner Center Will Be a National Model

The 56-bed Sojourner Family Peace Center will be the nation's largest comprehensive provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention services.

Plats and Parcels: 1,449 New Apartments Coming
Plats and Parcels

1,449 New Apartments Coming

And more are on the way, all within a two-mile radius of City Hall.

Plats and Parcels: Mayor’s Design Awards
Plats and Parcels

Mayor’s Design Awards

The 2015 Mayor's Design Awards recognized projects big and small from across the city.

Plats and Parcels: Yes, Johnson Controls Wants to Build Downtown
Plats and Parcels

Yes, Johnson Controls Wants to Build Downtown

The city will help pay for feasibility study of company building a high-rise near the lake and just west of Discovery World.

Plats and Parcels: Bay View’s Golden Age?
Plats and Parcels

Bay View’s Golden Age?

A proposal for five new apartment buildings in Bay View. And will At Random be razed?

Plats and Parcels: Plans Proceed to Enhance Lakefront
Plats and Parcels

Plans Proceed to Enhance Lakefront

An internationally unique visitors center announced for Lakeshore State Park. And the Lakefront Gateway Project proceeds.

Plats and Parcels: Renaissance on S. 2nd Street
Plats and Parcels

Renaissance on S. 2nd Street

Three five-story apartment buildings are planned for 2nd and Washington. Credit goes to the planned streetcar and design modifications to narrow the street.

Friday Photos: 1800 E. North Ave. Arises From the Ashes
Friday Photos

1800 E. North Ave. Arises From the Ashes

Five years after the Pizza Man fire, a mixed-use building with 39 apartments and 6,000 square feet for retail is nearly built. But what about those darn ventilation grills?

Plats and Parcels: Bucks Create a Media Orgy!
Plats and Parcels

Bucks Create a Media Orgy!

Their press conference releasing the plan for new arena and development generated at least 20 stories. Mission accomplished.

Friday Photos: Early Progress on Kimpton Hotel
Friday Photos

Early Progress on Kimpton Hotel

The nine-floor, 158-room hotel will fill a gap on Broadway, and add more density and foot traffic to the bustling Third Ward.

Plats and Parcels: Harley Davidson Arena?
Plats and Parcels

Harley Davidson Arena?

Google shows the new NBA arena as the Harley Davidson Arena. But a Harley spokesperson says the description is "erroneous."

Plats and Parcels: The Boom in Walker’s Point
Plats and Parcels

The Boom in Walker’s Point

A new project on South Water St. continues the pace of development.

Friday Photos: NM’s 27-Hour Concrete Pour
Friday Photos

NM’s 27-Hour Concrete Pour

Photos and a time-lapse video of the project that poured 10,000 cubic yards of concrete for what will become the state's biggest building.

Plats and Parcels: More Delays in Lakefront Development
Plats and Parcels

More Delays in Lakefront Development

County board's contradictory proposals on O'Donnell Park and court case affecting The Couture continue to stall potential development.

Friday Photos: Walker’s Landing Aims for Third Ward Style
Friday Photos

Walker’s Landing Aims for Third Ward Style

133 unit apartment complex on Commerce Street is beginning construction a bit later than planned. Our photos capture the early progress.

Plats and Parcels: Water Hub Will Add New Office Building
Plats and Parcels

Water Hub Will Add New Office Building

Water Tech One, an 80,000-square-foot, four-story office building, will be the first constructed in the Global Water Technology Park.

Friday Photos: 833 East Building Making Progress
Friday Photos

833 East Building Making Progress

Despite some serious problems that arose, construction of the $102 million, 18-story office building on East Michigan is proceeding, as our photos show.

Plats and Parcels: Indianapolis Comes to Bay View?
Plats and Parcels

Indianapolis Comes to Bay View?

New $40 million, 307-apartment proposal for Bay View offered only a rendering of an Indianapolis project by the developer. When do we get the full package?

Friday Photos: The Northwestern Mutual Tower Begins
Friday Photos

The Northwestern Mutual Tower Begins

NM is laying the structure for huge, 32-floor complex that will be largest building in the state.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bublr Bikes Returns
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bublr Bikes Returns

Second season of bike-sharing program aims for simpler pricing and four times as many bikes and stations.

Plats and Parcels: 229 New Apartments in Brewers’ Hill
Plats and Parcels

229 New Apartments in Brewers’ Hill

But one of the two new buildings being developed generated grr-ipes from Matt Wild and Mary Louise Schumacher. Dare we disagree?

Plats and Parcels: Northwestern Mutual Could Demolish a City Block
Plats and Parcels

Northwestern Mutual Could Demolish a City Block

Will entire city block be used to build 1,000 car parking garage? And will The Couture dispute ever get settled?

Friday Photos: Progress on Frederick Lofts
Friday Photos

Progress on Frederick Lofts

New building in The Brewery, named after Capt. Frederick Pabst, will feature 100 apartments plus parking.

Plats and Parcels: Bay View Boos Building
Plats and Parcels

Bay View Boos Building

Some pan the design of proposed Bay View "gateway" project. Meanwhile, the Dover Street School project hits a snag.

Plats and Parcels: Huge Growth for Brady and Water
Plats and Parcels

Huge Growth for Brady and Water

Three different developments will add 740 apartments and tremendous urban density to the area.

Plats and Parcels: Walker’s Point on the Rise
Plats and Parcels

Walker’s Point on the Rise

South 2nd St. is booming and redevelopment on National Ave. may follow a similar pattern.

Friday Photos: UWM’s First New Academic Building in 20 Years
Friday Photos

UWM’s First New Academic Building in 20 Years

The nearly completed, $80 million, five-floor interdisciplinary center should raise university's national research profile.

Plats and Parcels: New Arena Plan & Pabst Brewing Returns
Plats and Parcels

New Arena Plan & Pabst Brewing Returns

Will legislature pass new arena plan? Will city and county have to contribute? Will Pabst brew here again?

Friday Photos: North End III is Rising
Friday Photos

North End III is Rising

New complex with 168 apartments will add density to an area that's booming with development.

Plats and Parcels: A Week of Ground-Breaking News
Plats and Parcels

A Week of Ground-Breaking News

Announcement of Johnson Controls' 50-story lakefront tower is week's biggest development.

Friday Photos: Inside the World’s Tallest Qdoba?
Friday Photos

Inside the World’s Tallest Qdoba?

Finally there is activity in the 14-story building on Juneau and Water that's been occupied only by a Qdoba since 2008.

Best of Doors Open: Inside the McIntosh–Goodrich Mansion
Best of Doors Open

Inside the McIntosh–Goodrich Mansion

Not only great architecture, it’s where Liberace and mayor Carl Zeidler took music classes.

Best of Doors Open: Inside the Mackie Building
Best of Doors Open

Inside the Mackie Building

Our photos take you inside the 1879 structure, the former Grain Exchange, and one of the city's most historic and beautiful buildings.

Best of Doors Open: Inside Saint John’s on the Lake
Best of Doors Open

Inside Saint John’s on the Lake

The 21-story retirement home has unique amenities, including an art gallery and both a garden and bee hives residents can help maintain.

Best of Doors Open: Inside the Wells Building
Best of Doors Open

Inside the Wells Building

Step inside the 15-story high-rise, which was the largest terra cotta building in the world when built in 1901.

Doors Open: Inside the Standard at East Library
Doors Open

Inside the Standard at East Library

Our photos capture the interior of a one-bedroom apartment, its great views, and the rooftop deck.

Doors Open: Inside Park Lafayette Towers Apartments
Doors Open

Inside Park Lafayette Towers Apartments

Our photos take you on a tour inside Park Lafayette and reveal a hidden urban oasis in the sky.

Hard Hat Tour: Inside Sage on Jackson
Hard Hat Tour

Inside Sage on Jackson

Just how green is it?

Photo Gallery: 2014 Bay View Bash
Photo Gallery

2014 Bay View Bash

This weekend, the Bay View Bash closed out Milwaukee's festival season. Our photos capture the fun.

Photo Gallery: 2014 USA Triathlon Championships
Photo Gallery

2014 USA Triathlon Championships

Thousands of athletes take over the lakefront for two days of national races.

Friday Photos: The Avenir Nears Completion
Friday Photos

The Avenir Nears Completion

Featuring 104 apartments and 7,000 square feet of retail space, it's the first mixed-use building constructed on the county's portion of Park East land.

Eyes on Milwaukee: “Bublr” Bike Share System Is Launched
Eyes on Milwaukee

“Bublr” Bike Share System Is Launched

The $3 million system is now installing 10 bike sharing stations and could expand to 100 stations and 1,000 bikes.

Photo Gallery: 2014 Center Street Daze
Photo Gallery

2014 Center Street Daze

Actually it's a one-day fest, but with enough craziness to leave you a bit dazed.

Photo Gallery: 2014 Bronzeville Arts & Cultural Festival
Photo Gallery

2014 Bronzeville Arts & Cultural Festival

Festival kicked off Bronzeville Week, a celebration that is also aimed at redeveloping the neighborhood.

Photo Gallery: 2014 Riverwest 24
Photo Gallery

2014 Riverwest 24

It was a weekend of pedaling, paddling, poor sleep, and participating in Riverwest. Our photos capture the craziness.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Swings are Back — and Better than Before
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Swings are Back — and Better than Before

Guerrilla urbanism triumphs, as “magical” swings re-installed under Holton Avenue Bridge.

Photo Gallery: Opening Night of NEWaukee’s Night Market
Photo Gallery

Opening Night of NEWaukee’s Night Market

Art, music, community and… shopping. Yes, it was all happening at the Night Market.

Photo Gallery: Brasil on Brady!
Photo Gallery

Brasil on Brady!

Brady Street once again shut down, as huge crowd gathers for Sunday's World Cup final, in a carnival-like celebration.

Photo Gallery: Fog Fest 2014
Photo Gallery

Fog Fest 2014

Summerfest's opening ceremony had lots of notables and lots of fog, but our camera captured the scene anyway.

Friday Photos: Pabst Business Center Nears Completion
Friday Photos

Pabst Business Center Nears Completion

The $10 million, 73,000 square-foot office building at the Brewery will open to new tenants this year.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bike-Sharing Comes To The Burbs
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bike-Sharing Comes To The Burbs

Shorewood, Tosa and West Allis would each have 10-15 stations and would be part of a regional system.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Yes, Bike-Sharing Is Coming This Summer!
Eyes on Milwaukee

Yes, Bike-Sharing Is Coming This Summer!

Mayor Barrett said not till 2015, but Midwest BikeShare promises 5-10 stations this summer.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Biking With The Mayors
Eyes on Milwaukee

Biking With The Mayors

Madison's former mayor joins Tom Barrett and various city employees for the annual Bike to Work.

Photo Gallery: Bay View Dog Park Opens
Photo Gallery

Bay View Dog Park Opens

A mini-city of dog lovers finally has a park for their critters to roam.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Parklet Coming to the Third Ward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Parklet Coming to the Third Ward

Club Charlie's will reclaim loading zone and use it for cafe seating.

Back in the News: A Streetcar Named Cooperation?
Back in the News

A Streetcar Named Cooperation?

Republicans force city to pay to relocate utilities for streetcar and Barrett calls for cooperation from We Energies to keep costs down.

Friday Photos: Transforming Reed Street Yards
Friday Photos

Transforming Reed Street Yards

The city is spending $6.2 million to pave way for new water technology park.

Friday Photos: Digging Up Our History
Friday Photos

Digging Up Our History

Construction of Frederick Lofts has unearthed tunnels used by Pabst Brewery to keep its beer cold.

Friday Photos: UWM’s New $80 Million Project
Friday Photos

UWM’s New $80 Million Project

Our photos capture progress on constructing the Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex.

Eyes on Milwaukee: We Hate This Boston Store Subsidy!
Eyes on Milwaukee

We Hate This Boston Store Subsidy!

Common Council members all complain about the TIF for Boston Store, then pass it 11-3.

Friday Photos: The Greenest Ever and Going Up
Friday Photos

The Greenest Ever and Going Up

Sage on Jackson would be the greenest multi-family structure in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Eyes on Milwaukee: North End Phase Gets $2 Million in Funding
Eyes on Milwaukee

North End Phase Gets $2 Million in Funding

And the Pedal Tavern gets approved, with caveats, in Common Council actions.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Renner Wanted to Buy O’Donnell Garage
Eyes on Milwaukee

Renner Wanted to Buy O’Donnell Garage

Walker emails show Renner was a donor who contacted the 2010 gubernatorial campaign about buying and redeveloping the O'Donnell Parking Garage.

Friday Photos: Progress on the Pabst Center
Friday Photos

Progress on the Pabst Center

Construction photos of the Pabst Business Center, the first such development in a decade.

Friday Photos: The Future Rises in the Park East
Friday Photos

The Future Rises in the Park East

The Avenir or "future" is a new five-floor, 104-unit apartment building rising before us.

Friday Photos: Prospect Mall is Partially Open
Friday Photos

Prospect Mall is Partially Open

Look, a sandwich shop disguised as a construction site!

Photo Gallery: New East Library Complex Rising
Photo Gallery

New East Library Complex Rising

Will The Standard set a new standard for local libraries? Our photos capture progress of construction.

Friday Photos: A Home for Artists
Friday Photos

A Home for Artists

MIAD has made great progress on its six-story student housing project.

Photo Gallery: Ground Breaking Day in the Park East
Photo Gallery

Ground Breaking Day in the Park East

A flock of public officials turned out to celebrate the Avenir, a $20.7 million, 104-unit mixed-use building that begins construction.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Strip Club Coming to Downtown?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Strip Club Coming to Downtown?

City committee rules against exotic nightclub on Old World Third, then seems to open door to a location across from Bradley Center.

Friday Photos: First Downtown Office Building in 12 Years
Friday Photos

First Downtown Office Building in 12 Years

Work has started on the Pabst Business Center, and our photos capture the progress.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Commission Approves 6-Story East Side Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Commission Approves 6-Story East Side Apartments

City Plan Commission unanimously approves proposed, 100-unit apartment complex.

Friday Photos: Casino Construction
Friday Photos

Casino Construction

While the Menominee wait to hear if they can build a casino, the Potawatomi Casino Hotel is moving toward completion.

Eyes on Milwaukee: More Northwestern Mutual Skyscraper Renderings
Eyes on Milwaukee

More Northwestern Mutual Skyscraper Renderings

Northwestern Mutual's new office tower isn't just a skyscraper.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Authority Okays New Beerline Buildings
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Authority Okays New Beerline Buildings

RACM approves two apartment buildings with 113 units that will increase density on N. Commerce St.

Eyes on Milwaukee: They Like It, They Really Like It
Eyes on Milwaukee

They Like It, They Really Like It

East Side Architectural Review Board unanimously approves design for 6-story, 100-unit Greenwich Park Apartments

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Design for Greenwich Park Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Design for Greenwich Park Apartments

The 6-story East Side apartment building will have 100 units -- and lots of parking.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Growing City
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Growing City

Updates on three new developments. Plus: a photographic tour of the Ward hall.

Doors Open: Views from Wisconsin Gas Building
Doors Open

Views from Wisconsin Gas Building

Rarely-seen views from the 1920s Art Deco building. But alas, we couldn't get inside the flame.

Best of Doors Open: Inside the Global Water Center
Best of Doors Open

Inside the Global Water Center

Our photos capture a beautiful new facility that should beef up the city's research and innovation.

First Look at NML’s New Skyscraper

First Look at NML’s New Skyscraper

The stunning, curved glass design for the 32-floor tower is by Pickard Chilton of New Haven, Connecticut.

Best of Doors Open: The Magnificent Basilica
Best of Doors Open

The Magnificent Basilica

St. Josaphat is a popular tourist and Doors Open destination. Our photos show why.

Doors Open: City Hall Bell Tower Tour
Doors Open

City Hall Bell Tower Tour

70 photos capture the secrets of City Hall and views from the tower which countless people enjoyed at Doors Open.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Demo Day at Marquette
Eyes on Milwaukee

Demo Day at Marquette

Demolition at 14th and Wells will make way for a 6-floor, 80-unit, private student housing development by Opus Group.

Friday Photos: Under Construction: Pabst Professional Center
Friday Photos

Under Construction

New building adds to diversity of design at the former Pabst Brewery complex.

Photo Gallery: Community Celebrates Silver City
Photo Gallery

Community Celebrates Silver City

An international weekend in Silver City with food, soccer, and a new mural.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 27 Miles of Bike Lanes
Eyes on Milwaukee

27 Miles of Bike Lanes

Lots of new bike lane segments add up to 27 miles of new lanes within Milwaukee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Oakland & North Project Stalled Yet Again
Eyes on Milwaukee

Oakland & North Project Stalled Yet Again

Review board says the design of proposed mixed-use building is still not good enough for such an important site.

Eyes on Milwaukee: World Naked Bike Ride Coming!
Eyes on Milwaukee

World Naked Bike Ride Coming!

Next July Milwaukee strips down to join 70 cities globally that hold naked bike rides.

Friday Photos: The Solar Museum
Friday Photos

The Solar Museum

An 8-story wall of solar panels, 234 in all, will give a big energy boost to the Milwaukee Public Museum.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s First Parklet!
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s First Parklet!

A global movement to turn parking spaces into public amenities has spread to the East Side, with a new, curbside dining patio.

Friday Photos: The Longest Yard
Friday Photos

The Longest Yard

Why does MSOE's new soccer field and parking lot make us think of a prison?

Friday Photos: Silhouette Now Open
Friday Photos

Silhouette Now Open

The third building in Mandel Group's ever-growing North End apartment development is now available for move-in.

Photo Gallery: 24 Hours of Fun
Photo Gallery

24 Hours of Fun

277 teams competing, with odd bikes, "Godfather" scenes and of course, tattoos. Our photos capture the Riverwest 24 bicycle race.

Photo Gallery: A Peek Inside Pizza Man
Photo Gallery

A Peek Inside Pizza Man

The new Downer Avenue restaurant is almost done, as our photos show.

Friday Photos: A New Look for 27th Street
Friday Photos

A New Look for 27th Street

The new $10 million project on 27th and Wisconsin is nearly complete, as our photos show.

Photo Gallery: Preview of Three Bridges Park
Photo Gallery

Preview of Three Bridges Park

The new Menomonee Valley park opens on Saturday, and our photos offer a sneak peek.

Supervisors Stall $60 Million Park East Proposal

Supervisors Stall $60 Million Park East Proposal

Citing lack of "information," county committee in essence reopens the process of selecting a developer for Park East Block 22.

Nomad World Cup Village Wins First Match

Nomad World Cup Village Wins First Match

County committee okays temporary lease for Nomad bar's huge, month-long, outdoor World Cup event on Park East land.

Friday Photos: 31 New Riverwest Townhomes
Friday Photos

31 New Riverwest Townhomes

Construction has begun on Humboldt Blvd. units slated for completion by late fall.

North Avenue Complex West of River Gets New Design

North Avenue Complex West of River Gets New Design

The design includes plenty of parking, an outdoor patio and maybe a bocce ball court!

New 4-Story Apartment Complex for Brewers’ Hill

New 4-Story Apartment Complex for Brewers’ Hill

A 53-unit apartment building is proposed at a controversial site on Holton Street.

Photo Gallery: Unlock a B-Cycle Today!
Photo Gallery

Unlock a B-Cycle Today!

Milwaukee's first bike-sharing station opened at Discovery World today, and our photos capture the event.

Friday Photos: The Demolition at MIAD
Friday Photos

The Demolition at MIAD

Demolition has started at 252 E. Menomonee St. and soon MIAD's six-story residence hall will go up in the Third Ward.

Friday Photos: Whimsy Walks
Friday Photos

Whimsy Walks

Milwaukee's first whimsy walk arrived on Cathedral Square this week. More to come?

Photo Gallery: Milwaukee’s First Bike-sharing Station
Photo Gallery

Milwaukee’s First Bike-sharing Station

A demonstration bike-sharing station will open on July 1st at Discovery World.

Friday Photos: Marriott Hotel Opens Next Week
Friday Photos

Marriott Hotel Opens Next Week

And our photos capture what the new era will look like.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bike Sharing and Permeable Pavement
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bike Sharing and Permeable Pavement

City committee approves spending $100,000 on bike sharing in Walker’s Point, and the MMSD will experiment with permeable pavement.

Car Culture: Why WisDOT Is Behind the Times
Car Culture

Why WisDOT Is Behind the Times

Auto traffic per capita has declined since 2004, other states now spend less on highways, but Wisconsin wants to keep expanding.

Friday Photos: Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex Starts to Rise
Friday Photos

Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex Starts to Rise

Construction continues on the $80 million Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex.

Friday Photos: East Terrace Apartments Taking Shape
Friday Photos

East Terrace Apartments Taking Shape

They're all corner units in the Jackson Street complex, and you can set the thermostat with your iPhone.

Photo Gallery: Mobile Bike Hub Unveiled
Photo Gallery

Mobile Bike Hub Unveiled

It will provide bicycle parts, maintenance help, and safety lessons for three south-side neighborhoods.

Friday Photos: The North End Phase II
Friday Photos

The North End Phase II

From new buildings to riverwalk improvements, lots of changes are underway.

Photo Gallery: Mayor Barrett Bikes to Work!
Photo Gallery

Mayor Barrett Bikes to Work!

Mayor Barrett kicked off Bike to Work Week with his annual bike ride, and announced new city funding for bike-sharing.

Friday Photos: Infill, Infill, Infill
Friday Photos

Infill, Infill, Infill

Updates and photos of three infill projects on Jackson Street.

Five-Story Mixed-Use Building for Capitol Drive Moves Forward

Five-Story Mixed-Use Building for Capitol Drive Moves Forward

The $9 million project combines a charter school, job training center, and an apartment complex and sports a green roof.

Friday Photos: Marsupial Bridge Connection At Mid-Point
Friday Photos

Marsupial Bridge Connection At Mid-Point

Renderings of how the bridge will better connect to pedestrians and photos of ongoing progress.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Riverwest 24 Registration Gets Huge Turnout
Eyes on Milwaukee

Riverwest 24 Registration Gets Huge Turnout

Hundreds began arriving as soon as 5:30 a.m. to sign up for the event. And as we stood in line more new developments for Milwaukee were announced.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The New Third Ward Alterra’s Design
Eyes on Milwaukee

The New Third Ward Alterra’s Design

Here are the renderings of a design that embraces the street and bicycle culture.

Friday Photos: Casino Hotel is Coming
Friday Photos

Casino Hotel is Coming

The Potawatomi Bingo Casino Hotel is rising, as our photos show, but with two floors fewer than planned.

Make Way for Wisconsin’s Largest Building!

Make Way for Wisconsin’s Largest Building!

Plan for new NML building has been expanded to make it the state's largest building.

Friday Photos: The Moderne’s New Restaurant
Friday Photos

The Moderne’s New Restaurant

Carson's Prime Steaks and Famous BBQ will open at the luxury high-rise The Moderne. Early photos of the build-out.

Photo Gallery: The Hangout Gets Real
Photo Gallery

The Hangout Gets Real

The Young Professionals event at City Hall triggers some discussion of race in Milwaukee.

Young Professionals Discuss Sustainable Milwaukee

Young Professionals Discuss Sustainable Milwaukee

Second annual Young Professional Week features a panel discussion at City Hall on April 15th moderated by Urban Milwaukee.

Friday Photos: The State’s Square Deal
Friday Photos

The State’s Square Deal

Progress of the state's new, $10 million office building on 27th St.

Friday Photos: Inside the Brewhouse Inn
Friday Photos

Inside the Brewhouse Inn

The conversion of the 1877 Pabst Brewhouse into The Brewhouse Inn & Suites is near completion. The photos tell quite a story.

31 Townhomes Coming to Riverwest

31 Townhomes Coming to Riverwest

All are apartments with lots of amenities but do they maximize their proximity to the river?

Car Culture: Walker’s Massive Borrowing Scheme
Car Culture

Walker’s Massive Borrowing Scheme

His increase in road spending and refusal to increase gas tax could leave state paying 25% of transportation budget to debt service.

MU Campus Apartments Approved

MU Campus Apartments Approved

Council approves zoning change for 6-floor, 80-apartment project at 14th and Wells. Latest renderings released, too.

Friday Photos: New Marriott Hotel Still Controversial?
Friday Photos

New Marriott Hotel Still Controversial?

The hotel got a lot of state WHEDA money that was supposed to target Milwaukee's central city job centers. Still, the hotel is a boost for downtown.

Six Floors for Marquette Students

Six Floors for Marquette Students

A proposed development at 14th and Wells envisions 80 high-end apartments targeted to MU students.

87 Units Along the River

87 Units Along the River

The details and renderings for a proposed, four-story building along the Milwaukee River designed by Eppstein Uhen.

Northwestern Mutual Tower Advances

Northwestern Mutual Tower Advances

Proposal that's a "celebration of Downtown" sails through the city's Redevelopment Authority.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Witkowiak Runs Off to Siberia
Eyes on Milwaukee

Witkowiak Runs Off to Siberia

The former alderman is an obsessive marathon runner. And the city gets 2000 more trees.

Six Stories of MIAD Students

Six Stories of MIAD Students

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design releases plans for new residence hall that brings students back to the Third Ward.

Car Culture: Walker’s Freeway Farce
Car Culture

Walker’s Freeway Farce

After blaming Barrett for "delaying" the Zoo Interchange, Walker is now stalling it, while rejecting a gas tax hike to pay for it.

Friday Photos: Jackson Street Heats Up
Friday Photos

Jackson Street Heats Up

Two of the three Jackson St. apartment projects are under construction.

“It is Pizza Man”

“It is Pizza Man”

Landmark restaurant is one step closer to re-opening, with a design that borrows from Cafe Benelux.

Friday Photos: Parking, Parking, Parking
Friday Photos

Parking, Parking, Parking

More parking for more cars in the Park East corridor.

Pizza Man Coming to Downer Ave

Pizza Man Coming to Downer Ave

All signs point to an East Side reemergence for the famed pizza place.

Friday Photos: Room at the Inn
Friday Photos

Room at the Inn

Two new hotels and hundreds of new rooms are coming to East Town.

Friday Photos: The Old Made New
Friday Photos

The Old Made New

Three projects near downtown are helping to rebuild a neighborhood and regenerate a river.

Bait and Switch?

Bait and Switch?

One building was presented, but another is being built. Ald. Bauman's proposal will end such practices.

Power Play

Power Play

A city committee resists heavy lobbying and forestalls a special taxing district for Juneau Park and Cathedral Square.

Friday Photos: Winter Approaches at The North End
Friday Photos

Winter Approaches at The North End

Construction crews work to complete the second phase of The North End.

Friday Photos: Saving Old Main
Friday Photos

Saving Old Main

Finally, some long overdue repairs to one of America’s most endangered historic places.

Whoops, We Changed Our Mind

Whoops, We Changed Our Mind

The Public Service Commission changes course and delays decision on who must pay utility costs for Milwaukee Streetcar.

Rush to Judgement

Rush to Judgement

Whew. A county committee quickly approves a barely-vetted proposal for a new hotel.

Four More Years

Four More Years

The Common Council approves the reappointment of DCD Commissioner Rocky Marcoux for another term.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 24. September 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 24. September 2012

Approval of a brownfield loan for the Park East Square project was a hot development topic last week.

Car Culture: PARK(ing) Day 2012
Car Culture

PARK(ing) Day 2012

Expanding public space, one parking spot at a time.

Park East Square Loan Approved

Park East Square Loan Approved

Union opposition to Park East Square evaporates.

The Saga Continues

The Saga Continues

Once again, a city committee approved -- after disagreeing -- the reappointment of DCD Commissioner Rocky Marcoux.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 17. September 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 17. September 2012

WisDOT's ignoring of federal civil rights requirements was a hot topic last week.

Friday Photos: Three for the Show
Friday Photos

Three for the Show

A new amphitheater and two new apartment projects break ground in Riverwest and the Lower East Side.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 10. September 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 10. September 2012

The redevelopment of the Airline Yards and expansion of the Hank Aaron State Trail was a hot story last week.

Car Culture: Groups Sue to Stop Zoo Interchange
Car Culture

Groups Sue to Stop Zoo Interchange

No money for transit, but plenty for freeway expansion.

Friday Photos: Construction Continues
Friday Photos

Construction Continues

The downtown Marriott hotel is rising fast.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 20. August 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 20. August 2012

The most shocking news from last week was Chris Abele's firing of Sue Black.

Friday Photos: Water Accelerator Center
Friday Photos

Water Accelerator Center

Walker's Point will soon be home to the Water Accelerator Center.

They Ruined Our Lives

They Ruined Our Lives

Union members fight city loan to Wangard Partners, delaying proposed Park East development.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 13. August 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 13. August 2012

The demolition of the Sydney Hih, and the Bay View Alterra soft opening were the hot topics last week.

Friday Photos: Bay View Alterra is Open for Business
Friday Photos

Bay View Alterra is Open for Business

Alterra's new Bay View location is a creatively cozy addition to Milwaukee.

Car Culture: Highway Bill?
Car Culture

Highway Bill?

Cars, not people, win this round.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 6. August 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 6. August 2012

The Riverwest 24, an office building proposal at The Brewery, and Waukesha's water request were the hot topics last week.

Friday Photos: The North End Continues to Rise
Friday Photos

The North End Continues to Rise

Residential development rises in the Park East..

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 30. July 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 30. July 2012

The Sydney Hih, The Couture, and Rocky's reappointment were the hot topics last week.

This is the End, Beautiful Friend

This is the End, Beautiful Friend

Some thoughts on the bitter end of Sydney Hih.

A Really Rocky Road

A Really Rocky Road

Opponents succeed in delaying the reappointment of DCD Commissioner Rocky Marcoux, sending a message to Marcoux and Mayor Barrett.

County Threatened With Lakefront Lawsuit

County Threatened With Lakefront Lawsuit

County committee okays negotiations with The Couture developer, despite a casual threat of lawsuit.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 23. July 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 23. July 2012

The Couture, the Kohl's decision, and Rocky's reappointment were the hot topics last week.

Friday Photos: The Brewery Construction
Friday Photos

The Brewery Construction

Friday Photos this week features photography of three projects at The Brewery.

Not Too Rocky a Road.  So Far.

Not Too Rocky a Road. So Far.

DCD Commissioner Rocky Marcoux's reappointment won committee approval, but what will the full council do?

Greenest Building Ever Built?

Greenest Building Ever Built?

The city's zoning committee approves a building the developer promises will be super-green.

Photo Gallery: U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu Visits Ingeteam
Photo Gallery

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu Visits Ingeteam

On Thursday U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu toured Ingeteam, and announced Milwaukee's acceptance of President Barack Obama's Better Buildings Challenge.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 16. July 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 16. July 2012

The lakefront high-rise proposal, the third Jackson St.apartment building, and bike-sharing coming to Milwaukee were the hot topics last week.

New Bike Transit System?

New Bike Transit System?

A city committee votes to support a system of bike-sharing kiosks. Other cities have cut auto traffic this way.

Plan Commission Recommends Approval of Five-story Apartment Building

Plan Commission Recommends Approval of Five-story Apartment Building

Green features garner support for apartment project from Alderman and neighborhood.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 9. July 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 9. July 2012

The future of the Sydney HIH, the Bay View Art Stop, and the Waukesha water deal were the hot topics last week.

One More Chance for the Sydney HIH

One More Chance for the Sydney HIH

Parliamentary procedure buys the Sydney HIH a few more days.

Apartment Building Proposed for Lower East Side

Apartment Building Proposed for Lower East Side

Dominion Properties, LLC plans to build a five-story apartment building on Jackson St.

Potential Sydney HIH Savior Comes Forward with Proposal

Potential Sydney HIH Savior Comes Forward with Proposal

Preliminary renderings of what a restored Sydney HIH complex surface.

Photo Gallery: 2012 ISCorp Downer Classic
Photo Gallery

2012 ISCorp Downer Classic

The Downer Avenue Classic brought professional cycling to Milwaukee's East Side for a day of fun and excitement.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 2. July 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 2. July 2012

The possibility of a new Bucks arena, Park East Square moving forward, and a new downtown visitors center were the hot topics last week.

Last Days for the Sydney Hih

Last Days for the Sydney Hih

Unless a savior comes along before July 6th, it truly will have been the last days for the Sydney Hih.

Wangard’s Park East Proposal Approved Despite Union Fight

Wangard’s Park East Proposal Approved Despite Union Fight

Once again it was union versus union.

Photo Gallery: Clock Shadow Building Grand Opening Celebration
Photo Gallery

Clock Shadow Building Grand Opening Celebration

Community members join together to celebrate The Clock Shadow Building's grand opening.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 25. June 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 25. June 2012

A downtown office building proposal, water for Waukesha, and development of the Park East were the hot topics last week.

Friday Photos: Marriott Hotel Begins to Rise
Friday Photos

Marriott Hotel Begins to Rise

The controversial Marriott hotel begins to rise.

Rumblings in the Park East

Rumblings in the Park East

Unions battle over and delay one project, another project gets a six month extension, and another is underway in the Park East.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 18. June 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 18. June 2012

Clock Shadow Building Grand Opening set By Mary Louise Schumacher Milwaukee’s first cheese factory produces its first batch By Angelica Duria Car Culture: LA Now a Bicycle Town? By Dave Reid New bridge going up in Riverside Park By Mary Louise Schumacher New Milwaukee housing program rebuilds houses, lives By Georgia Pabst Saving the Saarinen […]

Car Culture: LA Now a Bicycle Town?
Car Culture

LA Now a Bicycle Town?

Open street events have helped to make bicycling more mainstream in L.A. When will Milwaukee join a world-wide trend?

Banish the Freeway’s Gloom!

Banish the Freeway’s Gloom!

Design winners attempt to brighten the gloomy passageway between downtown Milwaukee and the Historic Third Ward.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 11. June 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 11. June 2012

The possible demolition of the Sydney Hih building was a hot top last week and will probably continue to be one in the coming weeks.

Friday Photos: Sydney Hih No More
Friday Photos

Sydney Hih No More

The famous Sydney Hih sign came down, letter by letter, this past week.

Zoning Change to be Approved, if Owner Pays Back Taxes

Zoning Change to be Approved, if Owner Pays Back Taxes

Property owner might get a zoning change if he pays $68,000 plus in back taxes, and the city has found new funds for street repaving projects.

Photo Gallery: The Bicycle Sharers
Photo Gallery

The Bicycle Sharers

On Monday B-Cycle did a bike-sharing demo in the Third Ward. Soon, 25 bike sharing stations could be spread through Downtown.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 4. June 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 4. June 2012

Fondy Food Center in tight race for fruit orchard By Jennifer Reinke Sydney Hih demo may begin next week By Mary Louise Schumacher Downtown group launches monthly shopping events By Stacy Vogel Davis Investor buying partly completed Staybridge hotel By Tom Daykin High bid for Milwaukee Staybridge is $12.4M By Sean Ryan Milwaukee wind turbine […]

Biking Takes Spotlight this Summer

Biking Takes Spotlight this Summer

Highlights include 76 miles of new or improved bike lanes, and a raised bike lane for Bay View.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 28. May 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 28. May 2012

Trane moving office to Walker’s Point from West Allis By Tom Daykin North Ave. apartments planned amid noise concerns By Tom Daykin Three arts groups move into the Grand Avenue By Matthew Reddin New parking meters text you when time’s running out By Larry Sandler All food systems go at Bradford Beach By Carol Deptolla […]

Friday Photos: Alterra – Bay View
Friday Photos

Alterra – Bay View

A sneak peek into Alterra's new Bay View location.

Car Culture: Generation Y is Rejecting the Auto
Car Culture

Generation Y is Rejecting the Auto

While the average US household spends $80 a week on gas, Gen Y embraces public transit and bicycling.

Has the Clock Run Out for the Sydney Hih?

Has the Clock Run Out for the Sydney Hih?

The historic Sydney Hih building, which city officials had intended to tear down, may have been saved for another day, due to a legalistic maneuver by alderman and attorney Bob Baumann at a Tuesday meeting of the Common Council’s Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee.

Car Culture: Electric Charging Stations, Texting and Driving Part Deux, Weekend Fun, and More.
Car Culture

Electric Charging Stations, Texting and Driving Part Deux, Weekend Fun, and More.

In this edition of Car Culture, just how green are electric cars? Plus, more on texting and driving, and the other side of “pleasure driving.”

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 7. May 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 7. May 2012

Big expansion at Casablanca on Brady under way By Carol Deptolla Stations to power green vehicles By Thomas Content Developer optimistic Moderne will fill up By Tom Daykin Developer Changes Plan; Historic Eschweiler County Buildings To Be Razed. By James Rowen Common Council approves big fines for vandalism to vacant buildings By Milwaukee Community Journal […]

Car Culture: Disney’s Magic Highways, Designated Driver Service, Opportunity Lost, and More.
Car Culture

Disney’s Magic Highways, Designated Driver Service, Opportunity Lost, and More.

In this, the second installment of Car Culture, we’ll enjoy a little bit of Disney magic, learn about a long overdue car service which is finally coming to Milwaukee, and lament the loss of an opportunity to make Milwaukee a better place while attracting tourists from across the region.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 30. April 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 30. April 2012

Back to class: former factory could become home to Choice school By Tom Daykin Video: Daykin discusses redevelopment of former industrial buildings By Tom Daykin Bader Foundation announces $1.1 million in workforce grants By John Schmid Which Milwaukee neighborhood is the best? By Dave Begel Young Professional Week: Building the next wave By Dan Shafer […]

Car Culture: Freedom Brought to You by the American Auto Industry, Hello Officer, Put the Phone Down, and More
Car Culture

Freedom Brought to You by the American Auto Industry, Hello Officer, Put the Phone Down, and More

Welcome to the first installment of Car Culture. It will be a place for us to talk, think, and explore our addiction to the automobile. Don't fear, it’s not about how much I hate cars, and isn't about forcing you to take the bus or ‘worse’ yet ride your bike. It is about understanding the history of our love affair with the automobile, and its true costs and consequences.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 23. April 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 23. April 2012

John Norquist discusses urban schools at Brady Street Forum By Holly Nearman Events planned for parking lot on West Wisconsin Avenue By Sean Ryan Norquist promotes mixed-use development on Brady St. By Michael Horne Flavor Cycle: restaurant food delivered to your door By Royal Griggs Authority OKs bonds for Menomonee Valley project By Tom Daykin […]

After Revisions Office Building Approved for 27th and Wisconsin

After Revisions Office Building Approved for 27th and Wisconsin

WIS27 LLC's proposal to develop a 64,000 SF office building at the corner of 27th Street and Wisconsin Avenue was approved by the Milwaukee Common Council today. WIS27 will purchase the vacant lot from the city for $1, and intends to lease the new building to the State of Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 16. April 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 16. April 2012

Milwaukee Marriott developers buy 3rd Ward lot for future project By Sean Ryan Should The Expanded I-39/90 Be Wisconsin’s First Toll Road? By James Rowen Christie, Walker, Kasich, and Scott All Deceived the Public to Kill Rail By Angie Schmitt Putting the Neighbor Back Into the Hood–The Corridor (formerly 30th Street Industrial Corridor) By Milwaukee […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 9. April 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 9. April 2012

Experimental Images : Pedal Tavern By Beezodog City program helps lessen upfront costs of energy upgrades By Thomas Content The Green Living Festival By Brittney Sager Video: Daykin discusses Sweet Water Organics By Tom Daykin Port of Milwaukee wind turbine already sending surplus energy to grid By Bay View Compass New life for The Eisner […]

Potawatomi Hotel Approved at Zoning Committee

Potawatomi Hotel Approved at Zoning Committee

At the April 4th, 2012 meeting of the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee, two requests for zoning changes were approved, which will allow Potawatomi's luxury hotel proposal to move forward.

Jackson St. Apartment Proposal Approved at Zoning Committee

Jackson St. Apartment Proposal Approved at Zoning Committee

Back for a second time, Dermond Property Investments' request for a change in zoning for the properties 1601 N. Jackson and 522 E. Pleasant, the former Joey's Restaurant location, from Local Business (LB2) to a Detailed Planned Development (DPD) was once again in front of the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee.

Are Milwaukee’s Historic Preservation Laws Too Strong or Too Weak?  Yes

Are Milwaukee’s Historic Preservation Laws Too Strong or Too Weak? Yes

Are Milwaukee's historic preservation laws too strong or too weak? Should the entire ordinance be re-written, or is just a revision in order? Alderman Witkowski's proposed overhaul to Milwaukee's historic preservation ordinance sparked these very questions.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 2. April 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 2. April 2012

New Installation at 24th and Locust By Pegi Christiansen Plain Talk: Wisconsin’s loss is Illinois’ gain as trains roll By Dave Zweifel Riverwest building rescued, repurposed as apartments By Tom Daykin Plans for new UWM student union By jsonline.com UWM students pass referendum to pay for new $160 million Union By Karen Herzog Villard Square, […]

City Land Sale for East Library Redevelopment Held at Committee

City Land Sale for East Library Redevelopment Held at Committee

At the March 27th, 2012 meeting of the Public Works Committee, the committee briefly took up the purchase agreement between the City of Milwaukee and HSI Properties, LLC, which had it been approved, would have been the next step in the city's effort redevelop the East Library site.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 26. March 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 26. March 2012

Green industry employment on upswing By Thomas Content President Hines takes part in briefing for minority contractors for Potawatomi hotel project By milwaukeecourieronline.com Remodel, don’t bulldoze preservation ordinance By Mary Louise Schumacher Development plans could mean new look for Milwaukee skyline By Wendy Strong Abele, Barrett testify at state Transportation Commission hearing By Katie DeLong […]

City Plan Commission Recommends Revised Jackson St. Apartment Building for Approval

City Plan Commission Recommends Revised Jackson St. Apartment Building for Approval

Dermond Property Investments' request for a change in zoning for the properties 1601 N. Jackson and 522 E. Pleasant, the former Joey's Restaurant location, from Local Business (LB2) to a Detailed Planned Development (DPD) was once again before the City Plan Commission. The proposal was required to go back before the City Plan Commission, because the number of rental units in the proposal had changed.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 19. March 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 19. March 2012

Gas prices accelerating past $4 a gallon takes toll By Georgia Pabst and Joe Taschler Hopes high for Milwaukee lakefront redevelopment plans By Sean Ryan Slideshow: Big names, big crowd at Business of Growing Milwaukee event By Mark Kass West side office building gets Redevelopment Authority OK By Tom Daykin Federal officials approve $1.7 billion […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 12. March 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 12. March 2012

Milwaukee-Area Gas Prices Near $4 A Gallon By wisn.com Administration wants to keep train base plans on track despite cost By Larry Sandler Disaster bonds proposed for Milwaukee office project By Sean Ryan Community comes together again for Snail’s Crossing By Royal Griggs MCTS Ridership Increases Slightly from 2010 to 2011 By MCTS Video: Daykin […]

UWM’s Free Parking Push is Teaching the Wrong Lesson

UWM’s Free Parking Push is Teaching the Wrong Lesson

Last year, the UWM Student Association successfully lobbied UWM to make approximately 700 parking spots available for free use, by raising fees on all students $15 per semester.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 5. March 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 5. March 2012

Analysis predicts imbalance between jobs, housing By Don Behm Can a slick Potawatomi hotel fit in with its industrial, kitschy neighbors? By Mary Louise Schumacher Miller Lite Free Rides™ By milwaukeecourieronline.com Possible Lake Parkway extension draws interest, controversy By Larry Sandler Carving out haiku on the Hiawatha By Kathy Flanigan Grand Cinemas ticket booth to […]

RSC & Associates Plan to Break Ground on Park East Square in 2012

RSC & Associates Plan to Break Ground on Park East Square in 2012

In December 2007 RSC & Associates closed on the purchase of Block 26 in the Park East for $2,725,000. Since then RSC & Associates has attempted a variety of method to develop the site, but due to economic conditions were unable to begin construction.

East Library Redevelopment Advances at City Plan Commission (Renderings)

East Library Redevelopment Advances at City Plan Commission (Renderings)

Following the model of the Villard Square Library redevelopment, The Board of Trustees of the Milwaukee Public Library selected HSI Properties, LLC proposal for a mixed-use building to replace the current East Library. The project took an important step forward yesterday as an associated land sale, and land vacation were recommend for approval at the City Plan Commission meeting.

City Plan Commission Recommends Potawatomi Hotel for Approval (Renderings)

City Plan Commission Recommends Potawatomi Hotel for Approval (Renderings)

At the February 27th, 2012 meeting of the City Plan Commission two requests for zoning changes were recommended for approval which will allow Potawatomi's luxury hotel proposal to move forward.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 27. February 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 27. February 2012

Food vendor found place in bars, local lore By Jim Stingl Planting Beds are Taking Shape By Edible Skyline: A Rooftop Revolution in Milwaukee Development task force for Park East planned By Steve Schultze Market Trend: Milwaukee’s Industrial Vacancy Decreases to 7.4% By Justin Sumner Proposed casino hotel has Plan Commission hearing Monday By Tom […]

Third Ward Riverwalk Advances at Committee

Third Ward Riverwalk Advances at Committee

At the February 22nd, 2012 meeting of the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee a previously held file was approved that will allow the City of Milwaukee to fund a short section of the riverwalk in the Historic Third Ward.

Zoning Committee Votes for Approval of MSOE Parking Garage

Zoning Committee Votes for Approval of MSOE Parking Garage

MSOE's $28 million, 750 stall parking garage proposal received approval at the February 22nd, 2012 meeting of the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee meeting.

Kohl’s, The Moral of the Story

Kohl’s, The Moral of the Story

For over a year the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, and various regional entities worked together in attempt to bring Kohl's corporate headquarters to downtown Milwaukee. Unfortunately, they were unsuccessful. Some have been quick to judge saying the moral of the story is, the city is a failure, and Mayor Barrett can't get the job done. Now, it is true the city didn't win, this time, but is the moral of the story, failure?

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 20. February 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 20. February 2012

Milwaukee Gas Prices Reach Record High By wisn.com Construction begins on Milwaukee’s first wind turbine By fox6now.com Could sales tax boost downtown Milwaukee? By Rich Kirchen Cash mob opens wallets to support indie bookshops By Bobby Tanzilo Milwaukee and state officials talk unity at North End groundbreaking By Sean Ryan Milwaukee’s first cheese factory: Clock […]

The Second Phase of The North End Breaks Ground Tomorrow

The Second Phase of The North End Breaks Ground Tomorrow

Mandel Group will be breaking ground on the second phase of The North End development project tomorrow. In January financing for the project was finalized with the completion of a $54.6 million WHEDA bond sale, and the completion of a direct placement of $7.75 million in tax-exempt bonds by Mandel Group.

Urban Milwaukee Book Club: The Great Lakes Water Wars
Urban Milwaukee Book Club

The Great Lakes Water Wars

Do you like cities and public policy? Can you read a book in a month? If you can answer yes to both questions, you should join us for a meeting of the Urban Milwaukee Book Club. This month's book is Peter Annin's The Great Lakes Water Wars, which gives a history of water policy and its impacts in the Great Lakes Basin.

MSOE’s Parking Garage #FAIL

MSOE’s Parking Garage #FAIL

Milwaukee County and the City of Milwaukee City Plan Commission both unanimously recommended approval of the Milwaukee School of Engineering's parking garage proposal in the Park East. These approvals point out that City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County politicians are anxious to see new development in the Park East. Unfortunately, as currently conceived this isn't a project worthy of approval.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 13. February 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 13. February 2012

Barrett wants slice of highway funding for local roads By Larry Sandler Opening Shop, Urban Milwaukee By Local Trolley Only the city can do it; now the hard part begins By jsonline.com Applications for WHEDA housing tax credits total $49.4 million By Sean Ryan Mapping Station Use in the 2011 NiceRide Season By Jessica Schoner […]

Riverwest private dorm recommended for denial by City Plan Commission

Riverwest private dorm recommended for denial by City Plan Commission

Trinitas Ventures' request for a change in zoning, from Industrial Light 2 to Detail Plan Development, was recommended for denial by the City Plan Commission at the February 6th, 2012 meeting.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 6. February 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 6. February 2012

State bill revives idea of busing sales tax in Milwaukee County By Sean Ryan Park East could be in play for Kohl’s By Tom Daykin Share Park East could be in play for Kohl’s By Tom Daykin City Hall clash stalling development plans By Tom Daykin Video: Daykin discusses 27th St. development By Tom Daykin […]

Key Riverwalk Project Held at Committee

Key Riverwalk Project Held at Committee

Most of Milwaukee's riverwalk system has been built as a public-private partnership as new developments occurred, but a file before yesterday's Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development committee proposed that the City of Milwaukee fund a short section of the system. City staff determined that an 80-foot stretch along Erie St., between River Renaissance and Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, is unlikely to see new development in the foreseeable future.

The North End Phase II to Break Ground in February

The North End Phase II to Break Ground in February

Mandel Group will be moving forward with the second phase of the North End development project in February.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 30. January 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 30. January 2012

‘Remarkable Milwaukee,” setting the stage for Milwaukee’s future By New Milwaukee Bus Routes Begin This Weekend By wisn.com Milwaukee Gets Arty in the Third Ward By Stephanie Davila Volunteers to clean up stretch of state land in Milwaukee By Cary Docter By Amtrak’s Hiawatha Service sets ridership record in 2011 By Cary Docter Potawatomi plan […]

Mixed-Use Building Proposed for West Fond du Lac Avenue

Mixed-Use Building Proposed for West Fond du Lac Avenue

A proposal from Nafiz Efe, owner of EFE Building and Remodeling, LLC, to purchase the city owned lots at 1922, 1924-26, and 1932-38 West Fond du Lac Avenue will go before the January 31st, 2012 Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 23. January 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 23. January 2012

Casino betting new hotel visitors would spend By Tom Daykin Visit Miami Beach – Come See Our Parking Garages By Craig Chester I walked ten miles to school in the snow… By Dave Schlabowske Wisconsin to support tenants in Milwaukee Water Council building By Sean Ryan State to invest in Milwaukee’s water cluster By The […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 16. January 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 16. January 2012

1000 Friends Testimony Before Transportation Finance and Policy Commission By 1000 Friends of Wisconsin Gov. Walker’s fateful decision on rail By Marc Eisen Video: Daykin discusses rezoning industrial areas By Tom Daykin What does winter weather have to offer Milwaukee? By Dr. Jeffrey Filipiak Apartments, health club planned for 3rd Ward By Tom Daykin Milwaukee […]

Car Culture: Want to spend less than $4,200 a year on gas?
Car Culture

Want to spend less than $4,200 a year on gas?

According to the Oil Price Information Service the average U.S. family spent $4,200 on gasoline in 2011. To put it in perspective, with that much money you could buy eight iPad 2s, or eight Trek 7.1 FX bicycles, or you might even purchase one expensive cruise to Dubai to see what your gas money is building.

Jackson Street Apartment Proposal Held at Committee

Jackson Street Apartment Proposal Held at Committee

Dermond Property Investments' request for a change in zoning for the properties 1601 N. Jackson and 522 E. Pleasant St. from Local Business (LB2) to a Detailed Planned Development (DPD) was held at today's Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 9. January 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 9. January 2012

Visions of post-industrial Milwaukee By Emma Mustich Holy numbers, holy grail By Getting Around Minneapolis Wetlands bill streamlines DNR procedures By Lee Bergquist 550 new hotel rooms to add competition in downtown Milwaukee By Tom Daykin The deer are in fear By Doug Russell PSC accepts 11 groups into Milwaukee streetcar case By Sean Ryan […]

Three predictions for three projects in 2012

Three predictions for three projects in 2012

We kickoff 2012 with three predictions about how three projects, which have the potential to change Milwaukee's landscape, will unfold in 2012. The projects? The reconfiguration of the Lake Interchange, the Milwaukee Streetcar, and Kohl's potential re-location to downtown Milwaukee.

Five-Story Apartment Building Proposed on Jackson Street

Five-Story Apartment Building Proposed on Jackson Street

Dermond Property Investments' request for a change in zoning for the properties 1601 N. Jackson and 522 E. Pleasant from Local Business (LB2) to a Detailed Planned Development (DPD) will go before the City Plan Commission on January 9th, 2012.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 2. January 2012

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 2. January 2012

Fish farm creates jobs with city help By Michael Timm Former Ald. Sanchez girds for rematch against Witkowiak By Larry Sandler Alderman calls for new model at Grand Avenue By Stacy Vogel Davis Abele names Moreen chief of staff By Bruce Vielmetti New year will bring changes to Milwaukee County bus routes By Larry Sandler […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 19. December 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 19. December 2011

Legislatively Speaking – A Boondoggle indeed By Lena C. Taylor Paul Yank Sculpture Sold by County By Pegi Christiansen Gee! A Small-Minded Decision By Wisconsin’s DOT By James Rowen Regional approach is needed By jsonline.com WisDOT: No Bikes On Hoan By Dave Schlabowske WisDOT denies Hoan Bridge bicycle and pedestrian path By Jason McDowell Rampaging […]

2011 Milwaukee: A Year in Review
2011 Milwaukee

A Year in Review

As the US economy continued it slow recovery from the Great Recession, Milwaukee was left with a couple of failed development projects to complete or redefine, a changing real estate market, the opportunity to make small infrastructure changes, and questions about the future of transit.

Reed Street Yards Zoning Change Approved at Committee

Reed Street Yards Zoning Change Approved at Committee

At the December 13th, 2011 meeting of the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee, a zoning change and a proposed Development Incentive Zone (DIZ) overlay were approved to allow for future development of the Reed Street Yards. The 17-acre property, located between South 6th Street and South 3rd Street, is being redevelopment into a water research and development park in a collaborative effort between City of Milwaukee, the property owner Peter Mead, and General Capital Group.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 12. December 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 12. December 2011

“Cash mob” organized to support Riverwest businesses By fox6now.com The Road To Sprawlville, Chapter 52: Interchange To Nowhere Is Top Drawer By James Rowen Menomonee Valley Power Plant public hearing Monday By Eddee Daniel The Road To Sprawlville, Chapter 51: What Is And What Was By James Rowen Milwaukee makes top 20 healthiest housing market […]

Urbanized

Urbanized

Urbanized, the third film in Gary Hustwit’s design trilogy, shows the greatness and failures of city planning through vivid cinematography and informed speakers. The film bounds from Bogota to Detroit and issue to issue giving viewers a background on the history of urbanism, while introducing the concept as a global issue.

Historic Third Ward Broadway Streetscape Extension Nears Completion

Historic Third Ward Broadway Streetscape Extension Nears Completion

In 1992 the first portion of the Historic Third Ward's streetscaping plans were completed. That $3.5 million project included the mid-block parks on Broadway, Catalano Square, 285 pedestrian light poles, and two arches that designate the gateways to the Historic Third Ward.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 5. December 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 5. December 2011

Apartment demand a bright spot for area developers By Tom Daykin Know Milwaukee: Shops of Grand Avenue By Natasha Anderson Abele’s chief of staff Aldrich leaving in January By Rich Kirchen Leadership for Public Transit and Safe Streets: Chris Larson Continue reading on Examiner.com Leadership for Public Transit and Safe Streets: Chris Larson By Charlie […]

Reed Street Yards Redevelopment Funds Approved at Committee

Reed Street Yards Redevelopment Funds Approved at Committee

At the November 22nd, 2011 meeting of the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee funds for the construction of new infrastructure within the Reed Street Yards were approved. The 17-acre property, known as the Reed Street Yards, is located between South 6th Street and South 3rd Street, and has been targeted by the City of Milwaukee and the Water Council as the future center of Milwaukee’s water industry.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 28. November 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 28. November 2011

At Pete’s, knowledge, fresh produce are king By Tom Daykin Milwaukee’s climate has been getting wetter over last 60 years By Don Behm Social Circle: Are you really going to “buy local” this year? By OnMilwaukee.com Staff Writers Riverwest apartments approved, but billboard bashed By Tom Daykin East Library apartments plan wins Library Board approval […]

Is WisDOT Inflating Traffic Counts in the Hoan Bridge Bicycle Study?

Is WisDOT Inflating Traffic Counts in the Hoan Bridge Bicycle Study?

Last week, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) gave a presentation regarding the possibility of adding a bike trail on the Hoan Bridge. The DOT laid out five potential alternatives, that covered a wide range of costs, and potential impacts such as traffic congestion.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 21. November 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 21. November 2011

30: The Empire Building and the Riverside By Megan E. Daniels City hears public comment on streetcar project By fox6now.com Group helps welcome potential home buyers into the area with a bus tour By fox6now.com Caught up in the Hoan Bridge bike lane congestion By Tom Held Bonds approved for North End development in Milwaukee […]

Important Hoan Bridge and Milwaukee Streetcar Meetings this Week

Important Hoan Bridge and Milwaukee Streetcar Meetings this Week

This week there are two important public meetings regarding the future of Milwaukee's built environment.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 14. November 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 14. November 2011

Assembling the parts By Rob Henken Unified economic development strategy urged By Tom Daykin The Hoan can be safe for bicyclists By Ernst-Ulrich Franzen DOT set to share details, gather opinions on Hoan Bridge bike path By Tom Held Video: Daykin discusses plans for lakefront redesign By Tom Daykin Walker signs comptroller bill for Milwaukee […]

United Methodist Children’s Services Phase III Holds Groundbreaking Celebration

United Methodist Children’s Services Phase III Holds Groundbreaking Celebration

Although the official groundbreaking ceremony was held this past weekend, the United Methodist Children's Services (UMCS) Phase III development is well under construction. The 10-unit mixed-use apartment building, to be located at 3800 West Lisbon Ave., will provide quality affordable housing for low-income families.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 7. November 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 7. November 2011

Aldermen create city Department of International Trade By Larry Sandler Neighborhood leaders, funders, developers, lenders, corporations and city officials discuss success of Milwaukee’s central City By milwaukeecourieronline.com The Milwaukee Streetcar – Notice of Availability and Public Hearing By milwaukeecourieronline.com Hank Aaron Extension Has Been Extended By Dave Schlabowske 2012 County Budget Vote, Upcoming Event By […]

Car Culture: The Federal Gas Tax: 98% versus the 2%
Car Culture

The Federal Gas Tax

Recently, multiple attempts to cut or eliminate bicycle and pedestrian funding from the federal transportation budget have been proposed under the premise that these funds are needed to rebuild America's infrastructure. So far all of these measures have failed, but do they even address the problem?

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 31. October 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 31. October 2011

Milwaukee Talks: The Alliance School’s lead teacher Tina Owen By Royal Griggs Bronzeville’s “Life’s Garden” newest artwork and great history lesson By milwaukeecourieronline.com Builder Magazine sees strong Milwaukee housing market for 2012 By OnMilwaukee.com Staff Writers County budget panel increases levy for 2012 over Abele’s objections By Steve Schultze WisDOT Hoan Bike Path Study Identifies […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 24. October 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 24. October 2011

UWM to start water school project in early 2012 By Sean Ryan Forest County Potawatomi increase renewable energy use By milwaukeecourieronline.com The invisible bus By Peggy Schulz Possible funding would create express routes, help save existing routes By Chris Abele Milwaukee County recommended to receive bus grants By The Business Journal Four panels recommend $12.7 […]

Toll Roads for Wisconsin!

Toll Roads for Wisconsin!

Traditionally, in Wisconsin toll roads are opposed by the right, because freeways are free, from the left because tolls are an attack on the middle class, and often by new urbanists, because freeways promote sprawl.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 17. October 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 17. October 2011

Pabst Brewery transformation in next phase By Tom Daykin UWM’s new chancellor has big day By Karen Herzog Villard Square Library debuts Saturday By Matthew Bin Han Ong County Budget Hearings Underway – Action Needed! By Coalition for Advancing Transit Michael Lovell inaugurated as UW-Milwaukee’s new chancellor By fox6now.com Developer may drop Pabst apartment project […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 10. October 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 10. October 2011

Organization launches campaign to make Milwaukee ‘edible’ By Biztimes Bubblers Weekly UW president urges state to reinvest in universities By Karen Herzog and Jason Stein Construction to begin for hotel at Pabst brewery By The BizTimes Daily Would Milwaukee be left out in the cold? By Ernst-Ulrich Franzen Washington Square office tower still seeking tenants, […]

“This is not a cab town” – Cabs in Milwaukee

“This is not a cab town” – Cabs in Milwaukee

It has been said that Milwaukee "is not a cab town," and it's true many Milwaukeeans don't utilize taxicab services.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 3. October 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 3. October 2011

Gorman & Company, Inc Requesting BIDs for Pabst Brewhouse Project By milwaukeecourieronline.com Marquette to celebrate opening of new Engineering Hall By The BizTimes Daily Northwestern Mutual to demolish downtown office building By The BizTimes Daily Milwaukee opens its recycling to more items By Lee Bergquist Groundbreaking planned for Mitchell Street apartment building By The BizTimes […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 26. September 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 26. September 2011

Transit cuts put jobs out of reach of workers with out cars By Larry Sandler More apartments proposed in Milwaukee By Sean Ryan ’50s Michigan Street Diner all shook up over lease, foreclosure spat By Tom Daykin $20 million cleanup of PCBs in Lincoln Park begins By Lee Bergquist Loyalty Building tenant predicts betrayal By […]

Carmageddon!

Carmageddon!

It has been more than a week since Wells Street was converted to two-ways, and it has indeed been Carmaggedon. Drivers have been confused by the unusual street configuration. Two-ways, really? The fear generated by being able to turn right and go East on to Wells St. has caused mass hysteria causing more than a few people to quickly park in available parking spots.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 19. September 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 19. September 2011

RiverWalk turns 20 and is still growing By Tom Daykin UWM study notes impact of county transit cuts By The BizTimes Daily Senior apartments at former hospital building now open By Tom Daykin Park(ing) Day Book Exchange By A Daily Dose of Architecture UWM Study Finds Transit, Jobs Strongly Linked By James Rowen Milwaukee without […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 12. September 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 12. September 2011

Parks director Black declined Chicago job By Steve Schultze MCTS Participates in the First Annual Doors Open Milwaukee By Milwaukee County Transit System PARK(ing) day project rolls into Shorewood By OnMilwaukee.com Staff Writers Transit supporters plan open houses By The Business Journal Keep system running By jsonline.com Walmart to donate $1 million to Growing Power […]

PARK(ing) Day 2011!

PARK(ing) Day 2011!

Once again this year UrbanMilwaukee.com will be hosting a PARK(ing) Day event in downtown Milwaukee PARK(ing) Day takes place on September 16th, 2011 and is quite simply a public space intervention. The UrbanMilwaukee.com installation will be located near the corner of Mason Street and Milwaukee Street from noon to 2 p.m.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 5. September 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 5. September 2011

Milwaukee throws open city’s doors By John Gurda Lake Michigan water plan would more than double Waukesha water bills By Don Behm East Town Association names new Executive Director By OnMilwaukee.com Staff Writers Water Council to redevelop Walkers Point warehouse By Andrew Weiland The City Cyclist: Which trail will you take? By Mark Wenzel Foreclosure […]

Enough with the excuses already, add the bike lane to the Hoan Bridge

Enough with the excuses already, add the bike lane to the Hoan Bridge

Should the Hoan Bridge have a bike and pedestrian path or not? According to comment section of the Journal Sentinel it appears that there are numerous 'reasons' why a bike lane should not be built on the Hoan Bridge, but are they really valid?

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 8. August 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 8. August 2011

Young professionals drawn to urban living By Tom Daykin Lakefront redevelopment rare case of cooperation By Sean Ryan Police bike squads serve, protect and pedal By Tom Held Lamers Connect Bus Line Now Bicycle Friendly! By Dave Schlabowske Apps for Milwaukee By Joe Peterangelo Former Concordia campus renovations beginning By Tom Daykin New tenants join […]

Wells Street Two-Way Conversion Work Has Begun

Wells Street Two-Way Conversion Work Has Begun

Wasting no time, the Department of Public Works has already began work on the conversion of Wells Street to a two-way street throughout downtown.

Cafe Hollander Opens Milwaukee’s Third On-street Bike Corral

Cafe Hollander Opens Milwaukee’s Third On-street Bike Corral

Last week marked the installation of another on-street bike corral in Milwaukee. The newest on-street bike corral is located at Cafe Hollander on Milwaukee's East Side.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 1. August 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 1. August 2011

Milwaukees 3rd Bike Corral By Dave Schlabowske Streetscape alters look, feel of historic business district By Edgar Mendez Developers plan apartment building on North Avenue By The BizTimes Daily Food Truck Thursday at the Courthouse By Andrew Wagner East Town Association director taking similar post in Fresno By Jeff Sherman von Briesen & Roper stays […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 25. July 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 25. July 2011

Downtown businesses hop onboard for streetcars By Steve Jagler Put a bike path on the Hoan and the world wont stop turning By Dave Schlabowske City plans sale of foreclosed homes to Maures, Brinshore By Tom Daykin New Berlin tentatively resolves housing dispute By Mike Johnson Legislature’s budget committee okays money for upgrades at Milwaukee […]

UrbanMilwaukee.com Happy Hour! Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

UrbanMilwaukee.com Happy Hour! Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

We’re throwing a party to celebrate our third full year of coverage, and hopefully to be celebrating the Common Council's passing of the Milwaukee Streetcar project! We would love for our readers to come join us in this celebration. The fun starts at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26th at Sublime.

City Loan for the North End Phase II Recommended for Approval at Committee

City Loan for the North End Phase II Recommended for Approval at Committee

At yesterday's meeting of the Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meeting Mandel Group's efforts to acquire financing for the next phase of The North End were recommended for approval.

Alderman Donovan Proposes Delaying the Streetcar Project

Alderman Donovan Proposes Delaying the Streetcar Project

Yesterday, Alderman Donovan called for a referendum to be held before moving forward with the Milwaukee Streetcar project. A referendum that wouldn't be held until the Spring primaries on February 21st, 2012. Making a proposal such as this reminds us that there wasn't a referendum for the Hoan Bridge reconstruction, the I-94 expansion, or the $810 million, not including utilities cost, Marquette Interchange project.

The Nomad is Home to Milwaukee’s Second On-Street Bike Corral

The Nomad is Home to Milwaukee’s Second On-Street Bike Corral

Portland has 67 on-street bike corrals while Milwaukee now has just two. With the latest being installed this past week at the Nomad on the Lower East Side. The Nomad's new bike corral is located in an used space along Warren St., and just as Alterra's on-street bike corral removed no regular automobile parking spots, none were removed to install these racks.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 18. July 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 18. July 2011

Dean of new UWM freshwater school won’t just dip his toe in By John Schmid City loan for Mandel apartments likely to be repaid, report says By Tom Daykin Streetcar utility costs likely to come down By Larry Sandler Great Transit News – – Milwaukee’s Long-Awaited Downtown Streetcar System Picking Up Fresh Speed By James […]

Milwaukee Moves Forward!

Milwaukee Moves Forward!

Council committee moves forward with the streetcar.

Brighten The Passage

Brighten The Passage

Walking from downtown to the Historic Third Ward can be an uncomfortable experience. I-794 and the sea of surface parking lots on Water St., Broadway, and Milwaukee St. create an isolated and intimidating dead spot that deters pedestrians from walking between the two districts.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 11. July 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 11. July 2011

New York firm proposes senior housing at former Pabst complex By Sean Ryan City of Milwaukee makes push to start streetcar By Sean Ryan One key to job growth By Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Cathedral Place TIF funds eyed for streetcar line By Larry Sandler Feds support New Berlin low-income, senior housing project By Mike Johnson […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 4. July 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 4. July 2011

The City Cyclist: Follow the River By Mark Wenzel Downtown Milwaukee Night Out By BID21 Senior housing transformation at Sacred Heart By Michael Timm Raised bike lane for Bay Street in Bay View By Bay View Compass Coal pile’s days likely numbered By Bay View Compass Dan Adams Knows a Thing or Two About Burnham […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 27. June 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 27. June 2011

Milwaukee makes impression as convention host By Stacy Vogel Davis County balancing act: Abele seeks revenue boost to balance budget By Rich Kirchen Grand ideas By Alysha Schertz Bike Sharing in Milwaukee … Soon? By Dave Schlabowske Downtown Books packs its stuff, says goodbye with a send-off party Thursday night By Nick Kotecki The B-Cycle […]

Wells St. Two-way Street Conversion is Long Overdue

Wells St. Two-way Street Conversion is Long Overdue

At Thursday’s Public Safety Committee meeting a file will be voted on that would authorize the conversion of Wells St. to two-way operation from 6th St. to Prospect Ave.  According to the Journal Sentinel, the Wisconsin Center District Board voted to oppose part of this conversion, in particular from 4th Street to 6th Street, due […]

Bike-sharing is coming to Milwaukee!

Bike-sharing is coming to Milwaukee!

Bike-sharing is coming to Milwaukee, or at least to Discovery World for a limited time. On Thursday June 23rd, from 11am-2pm, B-cycle, a partnership between Humana, Trek Bicycle and Crispin Porter + Bogusky, will be bringing their 5-bike, demonstration station to Discovery World.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 20. June 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 20. June 2011

Milwaukee Mayor Asks Walker To Veto Budget Provisions Penalizing City By James Rowen Loan program proposed for Milwaukee solar power projects By Sean Ryan New Grand Avenue strategy based on St. Louis program By Stacy Vogel Davis Bonds approved for Milwaukee apartment renovation By Sean Ryan Trek rolls its bike-sharing system to Milwaukee By Tom […]

MSOE Parking Garage Proposal Needs Work

MSOE Parking Garage Proposal Needs Work

Talks between M&I, MSOE, and Milwaukee County regarding MSOE's proposed parking garage in the Park East have dragged on for months, and it is likely because of a new detail that makes a marginal project into a bad project.

CNU 19: Growing Local – Recap
CNU 19

Growing Local – Recap

UrbanMilwaukee.com spent June 1st through June 4th in Madison live blogging CNU 19. The Congress for New Urbanism brings together architects, urban planners, government officials, and interested citizens to learn about topic related to the New Urbanism. We took part in sessions covering topics such as transit, incremental urbanism, bikeability, economic development, tactical urbanism, stormwater management, and urban design. Take a minute to see for yourself what CNU 19 was all about.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 13. June 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 13. June 2011

Company uses free bikes as part of wellness program By William D’Urso Locust Street Festival: Celebrate Riverwest! By Megan E. Daniels Waukesha needs water By Andrew Weiland Milwaukee-area CEOs pedal wellness By Corrinne Hess Hotel, bookstore moving to Broadway By Sean Ryan Abele makes it official: He’s killing the courthouse art project By Steve Schultze […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 6. June 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 6. June 2011

Trek CEO pedals a product he loves By jsonline.com North End loan agreement getting closer By Sean Ryan Marquette students’ green design could catch water on S. 6th St. By Don Behm Oil Addiction: Is Your State Working to Break It? By Deron Lovaas Bike Instead of Drive This Week By Karen Cinpinski City official […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 30. May 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 30. May 2011

Market Trend: Milwaukees Retail Vacancy Stays at 6.8% By Justin Sumner Public art concepts for the Milwaukee County Courthouse to be unveiled By Mary Louise Schumacher Sun Fair to shine on Mitchell Street By Molly Synder Budget panel would shift $160 million in revenue to highways By Patrick Marley Abele rips cuts in Milwaukee County […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 23. May 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 23. May 2011

We need better alternatives to driving our cars By Steve Hiniker Don’t neglect sewers By jsonline.com South 13th Street offers colorful collection of shops and services By Molly Synder Rebuilding homes and lives By milwaukeecourieronline.com Milwaukee’s Will Allen is named Grand Prize Winner in “The Green Awards” By fox6now.com Education is the key to Milwaukee’s […]

Groundbreaking Events on S. 2nd Street this Thursday.

Groundbreaking Events on S. 2nd Street this Thursday.

Not only is there a planned ground breaking ceremony this Thursday, May 19th, for the Milwaukee Fix, but also a ribbon cutting for the redesigned S. 2nd Street. Both of these developments are ground breaking events for Milwaukee.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 16. May 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 16. May 2011

It’s time for a new arena By James E. Causey How much of Milwaukee do you see? By Andy Tarnoff Maritime Bank demo scheduled for first week of June By Katherine Keller Bay Views key intersection to be reconfigured By Michael Timm Alterra to begin demolishing Bay View building in June for new bakery By […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 9. May 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 9. May 2011

2011 Bike Trail Construction Plans By Wisconsin Bike Routes Walker, GOP reversing green initiatives By Lee Bergquist and Thomas Content Abele wants to keep Black for parks By The Business Journal Bikers race to fill Riverwest 24 By Tom Held Settlement signed on lawsuit over partly completed downtown Staybridge By Tom Daykin Wisconsin Arts Board […]

Alterra Opens Milwaukee’s First On-Street Bike Corral

Alterra Opens Milwaukee’s First On-Street Bike Corral

Cities such as Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Minneapolis have install on-street bike parking in recent years, and now you can add Milwaukee to the list.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 2. May 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 2. May 2011

Screw I-94 And Take Amtrak to Wisco By JoshMogerman Waukesha’s Amended Great Lakes Diversion Plan Underscores Why Regulation Is A Public Necessity By James Rowen Happy Milwaukee Beer Week! By Karen Cinpinski Summerfest approves Charter Wire property purchase By Stacy Vogel Davis Spreekler bringing its innovation Downtown to Shops of Grand Avenue By Jeff Sherman […]

It’s Time to Bike and Walk the Hoan

It’s Time to Bike and Walk the Hoan

In June thousands of bicyclists will be riding over the Hoan Bridge during the UPAF Miller Lite Ride for the Arts, many of which will be signing up because it will be such a rare opportunity that can't be missed as the bridge isn't currently accessible to bicyclists.

Breaking Ground: An Introduction to Facility Planning for Nonprofits
Breaking Ground

An Introduction to Facility Planning for Nonprofits

LISC and IFF are pleased to present a seminar on managing facility expansion. This seminar is designed for nonprofit executives, staff and board members. Please share this information with others who might also be interested. This workshop helps participants take a thoughtful approach to facility planning; avoid the pitfalls; and learn from other people’s mistakes. […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 25. April 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 25. April 2011

Chicago’s Brinshore, Milwaukee’s Maures build three new projects; More planned for Harambee, Sherman Park Neighborhoods By Milwaukee Courier Milwaukee Drivers Running On Fumes By wisn.com Mayor Barrett questions legality of Recycling Fund raid By Milwaukee Courier Segregation – Next Steps By Casey Foltz Walker road plan driving him crazy By Steve Hiniker Poll finds strong […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of April 25th, 2011

Upcoming Events for the Week of April 25th, 2011

April 26, 2011 Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting April 26, 2011 9:00 am The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and […]

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 18. April 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 18. April 2011

Deaths of cyclists drive lobbying effort for vulnerable users law By Tom Held MCTS and MillerCoors team up for free rides for Earth Day By milwaukeecourieronline.com Growing Power Initiative to create 150 new jobs aimed at African American males By milwaukeecourieronline.com Braise brings its local food mission full circle By Renee Lorenz Governor backs down […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of April 18th, 2011

Upcoming Events for the Week of April 18th, 2011

April 19, 2011 Third Annual Wisconsin Bike Summit April 19, 2011 The Bike Fed’s 3rd Annual Wisconsin Bicycle Summit brings together hundreds of bike enthusiasts from every corner of the state to stand in support of making every ride we take in Wisconsin safe, enjoyable, and fun. Attend a variety of workshops led by the […]

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

Steering & Rules Committee Meeting

Steering & Rules Committee Meeting

The Steering and Rules committee, which consists of the Council President and the chairs of the other standing committees, formulate polices and rules for the Common Council, oversees charter schools, and considers extraordinary matters affecting multiple committees. Agenda

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Public Safety Committee Meeting

The Public Safety Committee is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments as well as traffic control, emergency medical services and parking. It also licenses alarm businesses and public passenger vehicles and drivers. Agenda

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

Storefront Design Updates

Storefront Design Updates

Two small projects, one in East Town and the other on the East Side, are currently taking an existing poor design situation and attempting to activate the street through new designs.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 11. April 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 11. April 2011

Scott Walker: No Fan of Bike Lanes Either By Andrew Price Cities’ recycling funding to be cut this summer By arry Sandler and Lee Bergquist New businesses coming to Milwaukee’s Third Ward By Doris Hajewski 150 New Green Jobs in Milwaukee with Growing Power By Will Allen New Multifamily Development in Milwaukee By Matthew Myers […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of April 11th, 2011

Upcoming Events for the Week of April 11th, 2011

April 11, 2011 Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development April 11, 2011 9:00 am The Milwaukee County Committee on Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including […]

Capital Improvements Committee Budget Hearing

Capital Improvements Committee Budget Hearing

The Capital Improvement Committee is tasked to develop, maintain, and update a long-term capital improvements program for the City’s construction and maintenance of its infrastructure and facilities. It is made up of the Commissioner of Public Works; the Department of Administration – Budget and Management Director; the Comptroller; the chair of the Public Works Committee; […]

Capital Improvements Committee Budget Hearing

Capital Improvements Committee Budget Hearing

The Capital Improvement Committee is tasked to develop, maintain, and update a long-term capital improvements program for the City’s construction and maintenance of its infrastructure and facilities. It is made up of the Commissioner of Public Works; the Department of Administration – Budget and Management Director; the Comptroller; the chair of the Public Works Committee; […]

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 Agenda

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BOZA) is in independent agency authorized to hear appeals in matters relating to all zoning ordinances and to review zoning ordinance interpretations made by the Department of City Development. Because the Board acts somewhat like a court, it is called a quasi-judicial body and is required to follow accepted procedures […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development
Milwaukee County

Committee on Economic and Community Development

The Milwaukee County Committee on Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including the best disposition of county properties, are decided by this Committee. It also makes decisions on […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting
Milwaukee County

Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting

All matters concerning county parks and parkways are the responsibility of this Committee. Members set policy for the parks department, organized recreation, cultural activities, the University Extension program, the Environmental Services Division of the Department of Public Works and Zoo park services. Members have jurisdiction over matters concerning the conservation of all uses of energy […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 4. April 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 4. April 2011

Busses: Lean & Green By Riverwest Currents New school seeks to make Milwaukee healthier By milwaukeecourieronline.com LBWN awarded MANDI for Silver City Townhomes By Sharon McGowan Walker proposes major Hoan project By The Business Journal $300 million makeover planned for Hoan Bridge By Bill Glauber Gov. Walker Announces $300M Makeover For Hoan Bridge By wisn.com […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of April 4th, 2011

Upcoming Events for the Week of April 4th, 2011

April 4, 2011 Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting April 4, 2011 9:00 am The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and […]

Cities and the Green Economy: What are the Real Options?
Cities and the Green Economy

What are the Real Options?

This lecture is free and open to the public. The Charles Causier Memorial Lecture is held annually at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Department of Urban Planning in honor of the late alumnus and colleague. Charles Causier worked passionately as a professional planner, citizen planner and inspirational educator. This marks the seventh year of the Causier […]

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit
Milwaukee County

Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit

The mission of the Department of Public Works, including the construction and maintenance of county highways, bridges and public structures are the responsibility of this Committee. Members discuss all matters pertaining to the policy of mass transit and the Milwaukee County Transit System, including fares, service routes and capital improvements. The Committee discusses all matters […]

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 28. March 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 28. March 2011

Milwaukee could become first American city to use universal vouchers for education By Alan J. Borsuk Mostly white on purpose By O. Ricardo Pimentel Is Removing a Major Road Really a Good Idea? By Eric Jaffe Summerfest to buy Charter Wire property By Stacy Vogel Davis Milwaukee is in Need of a Plan By Julia […]

Keeping the Dream Alive

Keeping the Dream Alive

For over 20 years, the community based non profit My Home Your Home, Inc. is proud to announce their 2nd Annual “Keeping the Dream Alive” Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at the Harley Davidson Museum – Rumble Room located 400 West Canal Street in Downtown Milwaukee. My Home Your […]

Car Culture: $5 Deal?
Car Culture

$5 Deal?

No, this isn't an article about about the Subway lunch special, it's about the price of gasoline. The price of a gallon of gas is fast approaching $4, and recently experts have predict that a gallon of gas will go as high as $5 in 2012.

Upcoming Events for the Week of March 28th, 2011

Upcoming Events for the Week of March 28th, 2011

March 30, 2011 12th Annual MANDIs March 30, 2011 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm The Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDIs) pay tribute to the people and organizations working tirelessly to make Milwaukee a great place to live, learn, work and grow. 5pm Awards Presentation 6:30-8pm Dinner and Celebration Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee March 31, […]

Coalition for Advancing Transit Meeting

Coalition for Advancing Transit Meeting

IndependenceFirst, located at 540 S. 1st Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204 Located on Bus Route 15 or visit www.ridemcts.org to plan your trip RSVP to Kristi@uedawi.org or 414.562.9904 As notes in an earlier update, the removal of collective bargaining provisions jeopardizes $46million in Federal transit aids for Wisconsin transit systems. The Governor’s 2011-2013 State Budget proposal […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 21. March 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 21. March 2011

City aims to curb property tax cheating By Raquel Rutledge Walker reins in water rules By Lee Bergquist County board resolution calls for creation of Long-Range Lakefront Planning Committee By Milwaukee Couny Board of Supervisors Un-Wisconsin: A once Great Lakes leader backslides on the environment By Gary Wilson Corporate and civic leaders plot a new […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of March 21st, 2011

Upcoming Events for the Week of March 21st, 2011

March 22, 2011 FUEL Milwaukee: Growing a Community With Will Allen March 22, 2011 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm Who better to help us launch FUEL Milwaukee’s newest adopted nonprofits than Milwaukee’s urban farmer, Will Allen, a man who has devoted his life to community service? Start the evening by meeting all of our new […]

Third Annual Great Milwaukee Garden Blitz

Third Annual Great Milwaukee Garden Blitz

The Blitz is a one day event, put on by The Victory Garden Initiative, aimed at installing as many new food-producing gardens as possible throughout the Milwaukee area. Help The Victory Garden Initiative as we install as many gardens as they can throughout the Milwaukee area on Blitz Day! The Victory Garden Initiative need your […]

Capital Improvements Committee Meeting

Capital Improvements Committee Meeting

The Capital Improvement Committee is tasked to develop, maintain, and update a long-term capital improvements program for the City’s construction and maintenance of its infrastructure and facilities. It is made up of the Commissioner of Public Works; the Department of Administration – Budget and Management Director; the Comptroller; the chair of the Public Works Committee; […]

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BOZA) is in independent agency authorized to hear appeals in matters relating to all zoning ordinances and to review zoning ordinance interpretations made by the Department of City Development. Because the Board acts somewhat like a court, it is called a quasi-judicial body and is required to follow accepted procedures […]

Governor Walker’s Pro-Sprawl Agenda

Governor Walker’s Pro-Sprawl Agenda

It was clear that the election of Scott Walker to the Governorship was going to negatively impact transit as well as other services in Milwaukee, but beyond the 'fiscal' matters the agenda he has laid out goes far behind what even we predicted.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 14. March 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 14. March 2011

New exhibit teaches architecture to kids By Molly Synder Loyalty building sold to developer By Sean Ryan Proposed new transportation policy mirrors national debate By Rob Henken Ethnic grocery store guide, 2011 By Molly Snyder City wins IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant to develop urban farms By Michael Levenston MATC installs charging station for electric […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of March 14th, 2011

Upcoming Events for the Week of March 14th, 2011

March 14, 2011 City Plan Commission Meeting March 14, 2011 1:30 pm The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning […]

Gallery Night and Day

Gallery Night and Day

Gallery Night and Day is the premier art event in Milwaukee for both the experienced art connoisseur and most beginning admirer. An evening of gallery hopping and art viewing begins Friday, April 15 and continues during the day on Saturday, April 16. This Spring, the quarterly event showcases 57 venues throughout the downtown Milwaukee area. […]

Creative Hub Live: Grand Opening
Creative Hub Live

Grand Opening

Join Creativity Works! on April 13th at Moct in the Third Ward for the reveal of our new name and mission! Yes, Creativity Works! will be saying farewell to the names “Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee” and “Creativity Works!” to adopt a new name and structure that better serves the broader creative industries. This event […]

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

The Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) administers Milwaukee’s historic preservation ordinance, adopted in 1981, which provides certain kinds of legal protection for buildings or sites that have been declared historic by the Common Council. The HPC is responsible for designating historic landmarks and historic districts and for approving Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs) for permission to […]

Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee Regular Meeting

Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee Regular Meeting

The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee (RACM) is an independent corporation created by state statute in 1958. The mission of the Redevelopment Authority is to eliminate blighting conditions that inhibit neighborhood reinvestment, to foster and promote business expansion and job creation, and to facilitate new business and housing development. Toward that end, the […]

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

UWM Should End the Parking Subsidy

UWM Should End the Parking Subsidy

Having an educated populace is good for society, it increases the earning of all workers, it helps to generate wealth and fuels innovation. Subsidized parking doesn't.

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 7. March 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 7. March 2011

Milwaukee Mayor Asks Fire, Police Unions For Concessions To Balance Budget By wisn.com Urban farming program gets aid By Larry Sandler Lax regulation of property tax exemptions costly By Raquel Rutledge Gallun Tannery demolition complete on Milwaukee River By Eddee Daniel Highlight Milwaukee – Wisconsin Avenue By Casey Foltz MPS board details “worst case scenario” […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of March 7th, 2011

Upcoming Events for the Week of March 7th, 2011

March 7, 2011 Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development March 7, 2011 9:00 am The Milwaukee County Committee on Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting
Milwaukee County

Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting

All matters concerning county parks and parkways are the responsibility of this Committee. Members set policy for the parks department, organized recreation, cultural activities, the University Extension program, the Environmental Services Division of the Department of Public Works and Zoo park services. Members have jurisdiction over matters concerning the conservation of all uses of energy […]

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Public Safety Committee Meeting

The Public Safety Committee is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments as well as traffic control, emergency medical services and parking. It also licenses alarm businesses and public passenger vehicles and drivers. Agenda

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

FUEL Milwaukee: Growing a Community With Will Allen
FUEL Milwaukee

Growing a Community With Will Allen

Who better to help us launch FUEL Milwaukee’s newest adopted nonprofits than Milwaukee’s urban farmer, Will Allen, a man who has devoted his life to community service? Start the evening by meeting all of our new adopted nonprofits; learn what they’re doing for the community and how you can get involved. Then, get inspired as […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development
Milwaukee County

Committee on Economic and Community Development

The Milwaukee County Committee on Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including the best disposition of county properties, are decided by this Committee. It also makes decisions on […]

MSOE Students Present Design Concepts for Lakeshore State Park Interpretive Center (Renderings)

MSOE Students Present Design Concepts for Lakeshore State Park Interpretive Center (Renderings)

The original plans for Lakeshore State Park called for an interpretive center to be built on the park at a time when funds are able to be raised to pay for the development of the facility.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 28. February 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 28. February 2011

Race for Milwaukee County Executive candidates interview By Bay View Compass Race for 14th District County Supervisor candidate interviews By Bay View Compass Hotspotting could work for MPS By Jay Bullock Solar powers up former stockyards By Thomas Content Three area water projects need your help By Jeff Sherman Brewer and non-profit partner for third […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of February 28th, 2011

Upcoming Events for the Week of February 28th, 2011

February 28, 2011 Milwaukee County: Committee of the Whole February 28, 2011 1:00 pm Some matters coming before the County Board have a significant policy impact or a unique set of circumstances which overlap specific committee jurisdiction. One example is the closing of a major county facility. On such occasions, the Committee of the Whole […]

Outpost Natural Foods: Rain Barrels – Lecture only
Outpost Natural Foods

Rain Barrels – Lecture only

It’s easy to conserve water and save money on your bills by adding a rain barrel to your home! Learn how to use this rain collection system to water your garden and lawn. $15 owners and non-owners Register at Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful, http://kgmb.org/adult_programs.html or call 414-272-5462, Ext. 105 Outpost Capitol Drive 100 E. Capitol […]

Outpost Natural Foods: Rain Gardens
Outpost Natural Foods

Rain Gardens

Save water, reduce runoff, and beautify your landscape! Learn how to deign your own rain garden full of native plants that attract butterflies and birds while maximizing water efficiency. $15 owners and non-owners Register at Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful, http://kgmb.org/adult_programs.html or call 414-272-5462, Ext. 105 Outpost Capitol Drive 100 E. Capitol Drive Milwaukee, WI 53212

Outpost Natural Foods: Tree Care for Homeowners
Outpost Natural Foods

Tree Care for Homeowners

Trees add value and beauty to any property. Learn from the pros about tree selection, planting techniques, proper maintenance and care. $15 owners and non-owners Register at Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful, http://kgmb.org/adult_programs.html or call 414-272-5462, Ext. 105 Outpost Bay View 2826 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53207

A View of Our City in Four Acts: HMI’s 2011 Panel Series – Act 3 What is Riverwest?
A View of Our City in Four Acts

HMI’s 2011 Panel Series – Act 3 What is Riverwest?

Description: A vibrant, yet still often misunderstood community, Riverwest is home to dedicated Milwaukeeans who are passionate about positively and thoughtfully investing in their neighborhood. On this panel you will meet some of Riverwest’s most prominent and active community members who will discuss their local efforts to enhance the quality of experience in the neighborhood. […]

Milwaukee County Executive  Forum with Candidates  Chris Abele and Jeff Stone

Milwaukee County Executive Forum with Candidates Chris Abele and Jeff Stone

IndependenceFirst, 540 S. 1st Street , Milwaukee This is a great opportunity to hear from the candidates about their views on transportation, mental health services, Family Care and long-term care services, housing and more. RSVP to Melinda Kiltz at ARC of Greater Milwaukee at 414-774-6255 or melinda@arcmilwaukee.org

Milwaukee County: Committee of the Whole
Milwaukee County

Committee of the Whole

Some matters coming before the County Board have a significant policy impact or a unique set of circumstances which overlap specific committee jurisdiction.  One example is the closing of a major county facility.  On such occasions, the Committee of the Whole will meet at the call of the County Board Chairman.  All 19 supervisors are […]

Tahrir Square

Tahrir Square

We all watched as Egyptians rose up to overthrow a dictator, and take back their country.

2011 Fat Tire Tour of Milwaukee

2011 Fat Tire Tour of Milwaukee

In keeping with the tradition of Fat Tire Tour of Milwaukee fighting for the little guy, or at least the skinny guy with a lot of makeup, it is honoring Pee Wee and Pee Wee’s Big Adventure for Fat Tire Tour of Milwaukee XXVII. After all it was and still is the greatest cycling movie […]

Third Annual Wisconsin Bike Summit

Third Annual Wisconsin Bike Summit

The Bike Fed’s 3rd Annual Wisconsin Bicycle Summit brings together hundreds of bike enthusiasts from every corner of the state to stand in support of making every ride we take in Wisconsin safe, enjoyable, and fun. Attend a variety of workshops led by the state’s leading bicycle experts. Learn from exciting international speakers who are […]

Capital Improvements Committee Meeting

Capital Improvements Committee Meeting

The Capital Improvement Committee is tasked to develop, maintain, and update a long-term capital improvements program for the City’s construction and maintenance of its infrastructure and facilities. It is made up of the Commissioner of Public Works; the Department of Administration – Budget and Management Director; the Comptroller; the chair of the Public Works Committee; […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit
Milwaukee County

Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit

The mission of the Department of Public Works, including the construction and maintenance of county highways, bridges and public structures are the responsibility of this Committee. Members discuss all matters pertaining to the policy of mass transit and the Milwaukee County Transit System, including fares, service routes and capital improvements. The Committee discusses all matters […]

Life of Building 65 – Extraordinary & Uncertain

Life of Building 65 – Extraordinary & Uncertain

Building 65 is one of Milwaukee’s greatest and least commonly known architectural treasures. Please join us this Thursday for a discussion on this history of the building, neighborhood, and an inquiry into rehabilitation. See the attached flier for more information and forward to friends and colleagues who will be interested in attending. Life of Building […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 21. February 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 21. February 2011

Treasurers association cancels Milwaukee conference By The Business Journal MB3: Milwaukee Business By Bike By Dave Schlabowske Barrett endorses Abele, DCD plan By The Business Journal State unveils new Zoo Interchange plan By The Business Journal HUD investigating New Berlin WI housing controversy By Bob Voelker Could Milwaukee get a downtown Target? By Stacy Vogel […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of February 21st, 2011

Upcoming Events for the Week of February 21st, 2011

February 21, 2011 State of the City Address February 21, 2011 8:00 am to 9:00 am Please join Mayor Tom Barrett as he delivers his State of the City Address Monday, February 21, 2011[…] Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting February 21, 2011 9:00 am The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to […]

Wind Turbine Public Meeting

Wind Turbine Public Meeting

Monday, March 14 at 6pm in the Bay View High School auditorium, 2751 S. Lenox St. More information.

Innovative Planning Lectures: Urban Bicycle Standards in Five German and Dutch Cities
Innovative Planning Lectures

Urban Bicycle Standards in Five German and Dutch Cities

Mr. Gary Peterson, APA-WI Chapter President

Innovative Planning Lectures: Art Planning as Part of Smart Growth and the Neighborhood Planning Process
Innovative Planning Lectures

Art Planning as Part of Smart Growth and the Neighborhood Planning Process

Ms. Karin Wolf, Arts Program Administrator, Madison Arts Commission

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BOZA) is in independent agency authorized to hear appeals in matters relating to all zoning ordinances and to review zoning ordinance interpretations made by the Department of City Development. Because the Board acts somewhat like a court, it is called a quasi-judicial body and is required to follow accepted procedures […]

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

All Things Water:  Charting New Waters: National challenges, local solutions
All Things Water

Charting New Waters

Charting New Waters: A Call to Action to Address U.S. Freshwater Challenges is a groundbreaking report released by The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread and its partners on September 15, 2010, and presented to the Obama Administration at a meeting of federal agencies convened by the White House Council on Environmental Quality. This report is the […]

Summer Soulstice Music Festival

Summer Soulstice Music Festival

It’s time to start thinking about original live music, high flying Division BMX stunt teams, Milwaukee’s dodge ball competition and enjoying an ice-cold Miller Beer on North Avenue! Summer Soulstice Music Festival, Milwaukee’s best street music festival, is back for our eleventh time – Saturday, June 18 on Milwaukee’s East Side. Now accepting band kits […]

Imported from Detroit Reminds us that Milwaukee Matters

Imported from Detroit Reminds us that Milwaukee Matters

"That's our story. Now it's probably not the one you have been reading in the papers, the one being written by folks who've never even been here."

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 14. February 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 14. February 2011

Downtown Milwaukee office foreclosed By Sean Ryan A Velorution Inspired By Dave Schlabowske Historic south side convent proposed for apartment project By Tom Daykin Downtown sites seek tax credits to build apartments By Tom Daykin Frommer’s: Milwaukee Public Market is one of “America’s best” By Jeff Sherman Historic south side building proposed for apartment project […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of February 14th, 2011

Upcoming Events for the Week of February 14th, 2011

February 14, 2011 Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee Regular Meeting February 14, 2011 1:30 pm The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee (RACM) is an independent corporation created by state statute in 1958. The mission of the Redevelopment Authority is to eliminate blighting conditions that inhibit neighborhood reinvestment, to foster and promote […]

Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee Regular Meeting

Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee Regular Meeting

The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee (RACM) is an independent corporation created by state statute in 1958. The mission of the Redevelopment Authority is to eliminate blighting conditions that inhibit neighborhood reinvestment, to foster and promote business expansion and job creation, and to facilitate new business and housing development. Toward that end, the […]

Milwaukee County Taking First Steps Towards Open Government

Milwaukee County Taking First Steps Towards Open Government

To say that access to Milwaukee County records has been less than transparent is an understatement. Milwaukee County's committee agendas are poorly formatted, currently contain little information, lack the associated public input documentation, and almost no committee meetings are carried on TV, so the context and history of legislation is often difficult to ascertain.

Shop the Historic Third Ward during Diva Night!

Shop the Historic Third Ward during Diva Night!

Visit participating retailers on Thursday, February 10 from 5 to 9pm and get your Diva Card punched at each store you visit. Then bring the card to Club Charlies (320 E. Menomonee St.) at 9pm for the prize drawing (must be present to win). The more punches, the more entries you’ll receive to win prizes […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 7. February 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 7. February 2011

Spreenkler Talent Labs’ ‘Hackathon’ is race to design best app By Stanley A. Miller II Water views don’t mesh with reality By Jeff Martinka James Richardson: Buffalo connections no longer surprise me By James Richardson Legislature won’t take up Walker’s wind siting bill By Thomas Content Hofbrauhaus to open at former Pabst brew house By […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of February 7th, 2011

Upcoming Events for the Week of February 7th, 2011

February 8, 2011 Common Council Meeting February 8, 2011 9:00 am City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202[…] February 9, 2011 Capital Improvements Committee Meeting February 9, 2011 9:00 am The Capital Improvement Committee is tasked to develop, maintain, and update a long-term capital improvements program for the City’s construction […]

All Things Water: Microbial contamination of drinking water: US and global perspectives
All Things Water

Microbial contamination of drinking water

Timothy Ford, Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, University of New England presents Microbial contamination of drinking water: US and global perspectives ***School of Freshwater Sciences Ballroom*** 600 E. Greenfield Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53204 Directions: http://www4.uwm.edu/freshwater/about/directions.cfm

Capital Improvements Committee Meeting

Capital Improvements Committee Meeting

The Capital Improvement Committee is tasked to develop, maintain, and update a long-term capital improvements program for the City’s construction and maintenance of its infrastructure and facilities. It is made up of the Commissioner of Public Works; the Department of Administration – Budget and Management Director; the Comptroller; the chair of the Public Works Committee; […]

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 Agenda

Downtown Dining Week

Downtown Dining Week

Be prepared to salivate! Downtown Dining Week is back for its sixth season with sizzling deals like $10 three-course lunches and $20 or $30 three-course dinners at 40 restaurants. More Info

Walker’s Point Senior Housing Development Project Renderings

Walker’s Point Senior Housing Development Project Renderings

As we reported yesterday, Mercy Housing Lakefront's planning a senior-housing apartment building to be located at the Southeast corner of 1st St. and Pittsburgh Ave. in Walker's Point. At press time these additional renderings, by Korb Tredo Architects, weren't available for publication.

State of the City Address

State of the City Address

Please join Mayor Tom Barrett as he delivers his State of the City Address Monday, February 21, 2011 Milwaukee Job Corps Center 6665 North 60th Street Milwaukee, Wisconsin Mayor’s Reception 8:00 a.m. Welcome 8:25 a.m. State of the City Address 8:30 a.m. RSVP by email to mayorrsvp@milwaukee.gov or by calling (414) 286-2200 2011 State of […]

Mercy Housing is Planning a Walker’s Point Building

Mercy Housing is Planning a Walker’s Point Building

Mercy Housing Lakefront is proposing a five-story apartment building, which would be located at the Southeast corner of 1st St. and Pittsburgh Ave. in Walker's Point. This 55 unit apartment building is intended to serve independent adults 55 and older with incomes ranging between 30% and 60% of the area median income.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 31. January 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 31. January 2011

Milwaukee will get Coyote Ugly By BizTimes City leaders, lawmakers forge plan for vacant schools By Erin Richards Are kids prisoners? By David Lewellen Award-Winning Preservation: Milwaukee City Hall Provides Lessons for When “the Sky is Falling” By Charles M. Engberg UPAF cyclists get to ride the Hoan Bridge By Tom Held Tom Daykin Disclosed […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of January 31st, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of January 31st, 2010

January 31, 2011 Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting January 31, 2011 9:00 am The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and […]

Carnival Milwaukee

Carnival Milwaukee

UEDA’s 4th annual fundraising event, Carnival Milwaukee! The Zoofari Conference Center at the Milwaukee County Zoo 9715 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin At Carnival Milwaukee you will find… Local restaurants and caterers showcasing their specialties for your sampling pleasure (think African, Cajun, Caribbean, French, German, Jamaican, Italian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Puerto Rican, soul food…) Just […]

The Wheel & Sprocket Expo

The Wheel & Sprocket Expo

The Wheel & Sprocket Expo will be April 7-10, 2011 at the Wisconsin Expo Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wis. It’s the nation’s largest single bicycle event. Admission is free. This event is a great way to learn and communicate with others about cycling. If you register for UPAF’s Ride for the […]

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Momentum Building on South 2nd Street?

Momentum Building on South 2nd Street?

Momentum, development, and a touch of new life on South 2nd Street in Walker's Point? Yes. The complete street redesign for S. 2nd St., was just the start. Although there is still work to be completed, the street has re-opened to two-way traffic, the bike lanes have been painted, the grass has been planted, and the wider sidewalks are in place. And now there are signs of new life on the street.

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 24. January 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 24. January 2011

Barrett backs Hines’ call for regional project effort By Sean Ryan UWM group wants until Feb. 15 to close on Wauwatosa land purchase By Tom Daykin What would Whitney say? By Michael Horne After Marriott vote, Preservation Commission discusses procedures By Tom Daykin Plale Gets a Hefty Perk By Jim Rowen Milwaukee Marriott review ends […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of January 24th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of January 24th, 2010

January 24, 2011 Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development January 24, 2011 9:00 am The Milwaukee County Committee on Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including […]

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Public Safety Committee Meeting

The Public Safety Committee is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments as well as traffic control, emergency medical services and parking. It also licenses alarm businesses and public passenger vehicles and drivers. Agenda

Community Gardening Workshop

Community Gardening Workshop

In 2011, MUG celebrates ten years of serving citizens of Milwaukee. We will be holding events monthly to celebrate and help promote community gardening in Milwaukee. In February, join MUG for a community gardening workshop. Come learn about how to start a community garden or discuss how to make your community garden better. Apply for […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development
Milwaukee County

Committee on Economic and Community Development

The Milwaukee County Committee on Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including the best disposition of county properties, are decided by this Committee. It also makes decisions on […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting
Milwaukee County

Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting

All matters concerning county parks and parkways are the responsibility of this Committee. Members set policy for the parks department, organized recreation, cultural activities, the University Extension program, the Environmental Services Division of the Department of Public Works and Zoo park services. Members have jurisdiction over matters concerning the conservation of all uses of energy […]

Marriott Approved. Greenwich Park Apartments Approved

Marriott Approved. Greenwich Park Apartments Approved

Two controversial development projects received key approvals at the January 19th, 2011 meeting of the Common Council.

Alterra to Introduce On-Street Bike Parking to Milwaukee (Renderings)

Alterra to Introduce On-Street Bike Parking to Milwaukee (Renderings)

Back on Park(ING) Day we wrote about the possibility of on-street bike corrals, and how small changes to the built environment can help make for a better, more interesting Milwaukee. But to create those small changes we need the City of Milwaukee and local businesses to work together to get things rolling.

MPS isn’t Coke or Pepsi, it’s Walmart

MPS isn’t Coke or Pepsi, it’s Walmart

America's suburban landscape has become littered with empty blight inducing big-box stores. As Walmart uses up a market, the company shutters stores and moves on to the next neighborhood, leaving hulking vacant boxes and thousands of empty, litter-filled parking spots in its wake.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 17. January 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 17. January 2011

Design refinements needed on Marriott proposal By Mary Louise Schumacher Renew: Bill would slam door on wind development By Thomas Content Study recommends lower city loan for Mandel apartment expansion By Tom Daykin Marriott Hotel Project Wins Appeal on 3-2 Vote at Zoning Committee By Dave Reid Marriott setback lifted by council committee By Patti […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of January 17th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of January 17th, 2010

January 19, 2011 Common Council Meeting January 19, 2011 9:00 am City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202[…] Milwaukee County: Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit January 19, 2011 9:00 am The mission of the Department of Public Works, including the construction and maintenance of county highways, bridges and […]

Food & Froth

Food & Froth

Sip stout in the Streets of Old Milwaukee, devour hors d’oeuvres with the dinosaurs, and rhumba in the rainforest during the 13th Annual Food & Froth Fest at the Milwaukee Public Museum. A celebration of all types of beer – from across town to halfway around the world – Food & Froth will also feature […]

Milwaukee’s City Birthday Party

Milwaukee’s City Birthday Party

A block party in January? Yes! The Milwaukee Press Club is proud to celebrate the City of Milwaukee’s 165th birthday this year with The Ultimate City Neighborhood Block Party. The Press Club also will be unveiling the ultimate neighborhood trivia contest on January 10 that will lead up to the annual City of Milwaukee Birthday […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit
Milwaukee County

Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit

The mission of the Department of Public Works, including the construction and maintenance of county highways, bridges and public structures are the responsibility of this Committee. Members discuss all matters pertaining to the policy of mass transit and the Milwaukee County Transit System, including fares, service routes and capital improvements. The Committee discusses all matters […]

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 Agenda

Capital Improvements Committee Meeting

Capital Improvements Committee Meeting

The Capital Improvement Committee is tasked to develop, maintain, and update a long-term capital improvements program for the City’s construction and maintenance of its infrastructure and facilities. It is made up of the Commissioner of Public Works; the Department of Administration – Budget and Management Director; the Comptroller; the chair of the Public Works Committee; […]

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

The Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) administers Milwaukee’s historic preservation ordinance, adopted in 1981, which provides certain kinds of legal protection for buildings or sites that have been declared historic by the Common Council. The HPC is responsible for designating historic landmarks and historic districts and for approving Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs) for permission to […]

Marriott Hotel Project Wins Appeal on 3-2 Vote at Zoning Committee

Marriott Hotel Project Wins Appeal on 3-2 Vote at Zoning Committee

At yesterday's meeting of the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Jackson Street Management LLC won an appeal of the Historic Preservation Commission's ruling regarding their request to demolish five buildings within the East Side Commercial Historic District to make way for a new Marriott Hotel.

Milwaukee County Executive Candidates Forum

Milwaukee County Executive Candidates Forum

The major candidates in the race for Milwaukee County Executive will make their first joint appearance Friday, Jan. 21, at Marquette University Law School during a forum co-sponsored by the Law School and the Milwaukee Press Club. The 75-minute event will begin at 12:00 noon and will be held in the Appellate Courtroom of Eckstein […]

Greenwich Park Apartments Zoning Change Approved by Committee

Greenwich Park Apartments Zoning Change Approved by Committee

Mercy Housing Lakefront's $8.5 million Greenwich Park Apartments project received approval at the January 11th, 2011 meeting of the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee.

Gallery Night and Day

Gallery Night and Day

Gallery Night and Day is the premier art event in Milwaukee for gallery hopping and art viewing. This January 21 and 22, the quarterly event showcases 47 venues throughout downtown. Admission is free to all participating venues during event hours. For more information, including venue event hours visit: http://bit.ly/GalleryNight or pick up a brochure at […]

Washington Square Office Tower Renderings

Washington Square Office Tower Renderings

Godfrey & Kahn could soon anchor a 22-story class A office tower, known as Washington Square, in downtown Milwaukee.

Lincoln Park Project Update Informational Open House

Lincoln Park Project Update Informational Open House

The Lincoln Park and Milwaukee River Channels Sediment Project will be holding an informational open house to go over major project elements as we move forward toward project implementation. The open house will be held on Wednesday February 1, 2011 from 4-7 pm in the upper level of the Blatz Pavilion. We would like you […]

What can Milwaukee look forward to in 2011?

What can Milwaukee look forward to in 2011?

Numerous signs point to a national economy that is recovering. Hiring has started to pick up, banks are starting to lend again, and locally 'failed' projects are slowly filling up. But everything isn't great just yet, as here in Wisconsin there is a 14 month supply of homes available on the market, and nationally unemployment sits at 9.4%.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 10. January 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 10. January 2011

The Urbanist’s Ideal Milwaukee County Executive Platform By Jeramey Jannene New design unveiled for downtown Marriott project By BizTimes Daily Take a spin through Milwaukee on two wheels By Renee Lorenz Barrett weighs in on vacant MPS buildings By Bobby Tanzilo Land sale endorsed for Mercy Housing By The Business Journal New downtown Marriott design […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of January 10th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of January 10th, 2010

January 10, 2011 Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting January 10, 2011 9:00 am The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and […]

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

The Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) administers Milwaukee’s historic preservation ordinance, adopted in 1981, which provides certain kinds of legal protection for buildings or sites that have been declared historic by the Common Council. The HPC is responsible for designating historic landmarks and historic districts and for approving Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs) for permission to […]

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Public Safety Committee Meeting

The Public Safety Committee is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments as well as traffic control, emergency medical services and parking. It also licenses alarm businesses and public passenger vehicles and drivers. Agenda

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

Milwaukee Firkin Craft Beer Fest 2011

Milwaukee Firkin Craft Beer Fest 2011

Milwaukee Firkin Craft Beer Fest is a celebration of Milwaukee beer, past, present and future. We know our beer is great now but the future looks pretty firkin bright from where we are sitting. After all, we’re from Milwaukee and we ought to know…yah der hey! Milwaukee Firkin is located at Cathedral Square Park in […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 3. January 2011

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 3. January 2011

Distinctiveness: A Big Secret to Cities’ Success By Alex Marshall New DNR Deputy Secretary Wanted A Weaker Great Lakes Compact By James Rowen Rules tie up Milwaukee Public Schools real estate By Becky Vevea California solar firm, 620 jobs coming to Wisconsin By Paul Gores Hotel Milwaukee By Brewtown Gumshoe UPAF gains high-level support to […]

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

2010 Not the Year of the Park East… Even Worse

2010 Not the Year of the Park East… Even Worse

Our belief that 2010 could have been the Year of the Park East, came up a bit short, and unfortunately it wasn't the only project that was derailed in 2010.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 27. December 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 27. December 2010

Urban farming 2.0: No soil, no sun By Jennifer Alsever ‘Fuel apocalypse’ to come: Gas could top $3.75 by spring, analyst says By Brett Clanton EDITORIAL: Rail funding a gift from Ohio and Wisconsin By fresnobee.com Talgo says the Milwaukee business community did not speak out in support of Wisconsin’s high-speed rail project as it […]

The Wealth of Cities by John Norquist – Book Review

The Wealth of Cities by John Norquist – Book Review

Milwaukee's former Mayor, John Norquist, in his book The Wealth of Cities writes up the impacts of U.S. policies on our cities, lays out his foundational beliefs that today form a key plank of the New Urbanism movement, and shares his insight into how he believes cities should be governed.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 20. December 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 20. December 2010

Bay View apartments win zoning committee approval By Tom Daykin The Battle for Control of Smart Cities By Greg Lindsay Departing rail money puts freight line in a pinch By Joe Lanane I-94 repaving project will slow traffic between Waukesha, Milwaukee By Tom Held Bank to soon take ownership of Park Lafayette condo development By […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of December 20th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of December 20th, 2010

December 20, 2010 Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting December 20, 2010 9:00 am The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and […]

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 Agenda

Capital Improvements Committee Meeting

Capital Improvements Committee Meeting

The Capital Improvement Committee is tasked to develop, maintain, and update a long-term capital improvements program for the City’s construction and maintenance of its infrastructure and facilities. It is made up of the Commissioner of Public Works; the Department of Administration – Budget and Management Director; the Comptroller; the chair of the Public Works Committee; […]

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

UPAF Ride for the Arts – Sponsored by Miller Lite

UPAF Ride for the Arts – Sponsored by Miller Lite

UPAF’s Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, is proud to announce that this year’s Ride will include three routes (25, 50 and 75-mile roues) that will ride over the Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge. The date of the Ride is Sunday, June 5, 2011. This is the first time in decades that bicycle riders […]

CNU 19: Growing Local.  The 19th Annual Event from the Congress for the New Urbanism
CNU 19

Growing Local. The 19th Annual Event from the Congress for the New Urbanism

CNU 19 offers excellent educational and networking opportunities, terrific 202s, tours, and speakers, and a fantastic setting in Madison, a city that takes new urbanism principles to heart. June 1-4, 2011 Madison, WI

A Possible Solution for the Marriott Proposal?

A Possible Solution for the Marriott Proposal?

Last night the Historic Preservation Commission voted to allow Wave Development, LLC to demolish the historic structures located along Milwaukee St. and Wisconsin Ave. to build a new Marriott Hotel. Under the condition that the project would save and restore the buildings' facades as part of the new development.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 13. December 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 13. December 2010

With the site decided, move to other concerns By Journal Sentinel Cavalier Johnson Press Release: Notes on High Speed Rail By Cavalier Johnson MPD, MPS, and Open Data By Dave Reid Feds may not help pay for Intermodal train station upgrades By Marie Rohde Holloway: Top county appointees must resign and reapply By Steve Schultze […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of December 13th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of December 13th, 2010

December 13, 2010 Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting December 13, 2010 9:00 am The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and […]

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

The Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) administers Milwaukee’s historic preservation ordinance, adopted in 1981, which provides certain kinds of legal protection for buildings or sites that have been declared historic by the Common Council. The HPC is responsible for designating historic landmarks and historic districts and for approving Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs) for permission to […]

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

MPD, MPS, and Open Data

MPD, MPS, and Open Data

Bradley Tech, a fight, gangs, guns, and more squad cars than you can count. And no news. Why? What happened?

Apartment Proposal on Kinnickinnic is Recommended for Approval by City Plan Commission

Apartment Proposal on Kinnickinnic is Recommended for Approval by City Plan Commission

HKS Holdings LLC. proposal for a $12 million mixed-use apartment building in Bay View was recommend for approval at the December 6th, 2010 City Plan Commission meeting.

Mercy Housing’s East Side Proposal is Recommended for Approval by City Plan Commission

Mercy Housing’s East Side Proposal is Recommended for Approval by City Plan Commission

Mercy Housing Lakefront's Greenwich Park Apartments proposal was recommended for approval at the December 6th, 2010 meeting of the City Plan Commission.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 6. December 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 6. December 2010

Revisiting the facts about rail debate By Larry Sandler The disconnect on connections By John Gurda High-Speed Fail By Jack Zemlicka Bureau lowers cost to run high-speed rail By Larry Sandler Smart growth and fiscal responsibility By Daniel Nairin No Free Parking By Eric Betz Hotel May Replace Five Historic Milwaukee Buildings By Margaret Foster […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of December 6th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of December 6th, 2010

December 6, 2010 Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development December 6, 2010 9:00 am The Milwaukee County Committee on Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including […]

Artworks for Milwaukee’s 3rd Annual Gallery Night Event “Art in the Neighborhood”

Artworks for Milwaukee’s 3rd Annual Gallery Night Event “Art in the Neighborhood”

Artworks for Milwaukee unveils the completed art work of our Apprentice Artists created in the two Fall 2010 programs: “Positive Influence Project” and “Safe Place Mural”. Under the guidance of Lead Artist Kasia Drake-Hames, the “Positive Influence Project” give accolades to Milwaukee residents who make a difference in our communities. The “Safe Place Mural” Program […]

Milwaukee Bike Swap

Milwaukee Bike Swap

Mark your calendars for the Bike Fed’s 3rd Annual Milwaukee Bike Swap on December 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UW-Milwaukee Union in the 2nd Floor Ballroom. Come to buy and sell parts, accessories, complete bicycles, clothing and bike-themed crafts. The event attracts people from as far north as Green Bay, as far […]

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Public Safety Committee Meeting

The Public Safety Committee is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments as well as traffic control, emergency medical services and parking. It also licenses alarm businesses and public passenger vehicles and drivers. Agenda

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

Mandel Group Receives $24 million of WHEDA financing for The North End Phase II (Renderings)

Mandel Group Receives $24 million of WHEDA financing for The North End Phase II (Renderings)

WHEDA announced today that Mandel Group Inc. will receive a $24.1 in financing to support the development of the second phase of The North End.

Blue Sky Sustainability Lunch

Blue Sky Sustainability Lunch

Inspired by the success of Green Drinks Milwaukee. The idea is to get folks together to talk about sustainability, to network and build momentum for the sea change in sustainable consciousness that is on its way! Buy your own lunch and/or beverages, and get in there and meet people! No RSVP necessary and feel free […]

Green Drinks

Green Drinks

Green Drinks is a monthly event where you can meet people, network, do a business deal, learn something new or maybe even find a job! Check out green drinks to get an idea of the scope of this movement! Join like-minded people in an informal and unstructured setting to talk about the latest sustainability happenings […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting
Milwaukee County

Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting

All matters concerning county parks and parkways are the responsibility of this Committee. Members set policy for the parks department, organized recreation, cultural activities, the University Extension program, the Environmental Services Division of the Department of Public Works and Zoo park services. Members have jurisdiction over matters concerning the conservation of all uses of energy […]

The Great Good Place by Ray Oldenburg – Book Review

The Great Good Place by Ray Oldenburg – Book Review

The Great Good Place, by Ray Oldenburg, discusses a part of community life that is fading in the U.S.

Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development
Milwaukee County

Committee on Economic and Community Development

The Milwaukee County Committee on Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including the best disposition of county properties, are decided by this Committee. It also makes decisions on […]

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

MillerCoors 2010 Holiday Lites in Miller Valley

MillerCoors 2010 Holiday Lites in Miller Valley

The free show will run for three consecutive weekends from 4:40 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the following dates: December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18th. It will take place in Miller Valley at the MillerCoors Milwaukee Brewery on State Street, between 38th and 41st Streets. The show features 300,000 LED lights synchronized to […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 29. November 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 29. November 2010

Giving up my car was best decision ever By Chris Hrubesh Milwaukee awaits census data By Bill Glauber Rail as controversy is not at all new By Samuel Cutler Jr. Continuing UWM’s progress during the coming months By Michael R. Lovell Janette Sadik-Khan: Urban Reengineer By Lisa Taddeo The End of Automania By Bradford Plumer […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of November 29th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of November 29th, 2010

November 30, 2010 All Things Water: Water, water everywhere – Water-related illness in children in the United States November 30, 2010 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Waterborne illness is one of the leading causes of childhood mortality in the developing world. Although the burden of such illness is far less in the United States, thanks […]

Green Development Planned for S. 2nd Street

Green Development Planned for S. 2nd Street

Kaufmann LeSage, led by Juli Kaufmann, plans to develop a four-story 30,000 square foot environmentally-friendly commercial building, located at 538 S. 2nd Street in the Historic Walker's Point Neighborhood. The project, known as the Milwaukee Fix,will take green development to the next level, going beyond LEED standards.

Milwaukee County: Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit
Milwaukee County

Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit

The mission of the Department of Public Works, including the construction and maintenance of county highways, bridges and public structures are the responsibility of this Committee. Members discuss all matters pertaining to the policy of mass transit and the Milwaukee County Transit System, including fares, service routes and capital improvements. The Committee discusses all matters […]

MCTS Should Take the Next Step to Government 2.0

MCTS Should Take the Next Step to Government 2.0

Government 2.0 is the idea of exposing government controlled data to the public, in an open standardized format.

Sustainable Urbanism: A Pragmatic Intersection of Habitat and the Environment
Sustainable Urbanism

A Pragmatic Intersection of Habitat and the Environment

Speaker: Mr. Robert Monnat Mr. Robert Monnat is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Mandel Group, Inc. He has been with the firm since its inception in 1991 through 1994, rejoining the firm in 1999 to present. Mr. Monnat oversees all aspects of Mandel Group’s development and construction activities. Mandel Group has completed over […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 22. November 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 22. November 2010

Multi-Family Construction Begins in Milwaukee By Matthew Myers GOP Wants to Bring Transpo Policy Back to the 1950s By Tanya Snyder New Capitol Drive bridge on Oak Leaf Trail By Wisconsin Bike Routes Other flaws cited in O’Donnell collapse By Steve Schultze Is it absurd to call a garage ‘green’? A new Chicago parking structure, […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of November 22th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of November 22th, 2010

November 26, 2010 Shop the Ward November 26, 2010 12:00 am to 7:00 pm Skip the mall…Shop the Ward! It’s a holiday shopping spree in the Historic Third Ward on Friday, November 26. The day after Thanksgiving is a day for shopping, shopping and more shopping! Make your list and check it twice, then visit […]

Colby Abbot Pop-up Stores are Open for Business

Colby Abbot Pop-up Stores are Open for Business

Although, the renovation of the first floor of Colby Abbot, located at 759 N. Milwaukee St., building is taking a little longer than expected, the change is a welcome improvement to Milwaukee St.

City Committee Approves Financing Agreement for Summerfest South End Project (Renderings)

City Committee Approves Financing Agreement for Summerfest South End Project (Renderings)

Earlier this week the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee recommended the approval of a Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee financing agreement with Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.

Mercy Housing Lakefront Presents Updated Design to East Side Residents (Renderings)

Mercy Housing Lakefront Presents Updated Design to East Side Residents (Renderings)

At last night's East Side town hall meeting Mercy Housing Lakefront presented a further refined design for an $8.5 million apartment building to be constructed at the corner of N. Farwell Ave. and Thomas St. on Milwaukee's East Side.

Historic Preservation Commission sets December 13th Public Hearing for the Marriott Proposal

Historic Preservation Commission sets December 13th Public Hearing for the Marriott Proposal

A large crowd turned out, at a commission meeting to speak about a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish buildings located at 319-327 East Wisconsin Ave., and 625-631 North Milwaukee St.

Grit Patterns Exhibit

Grit Patterns Exhibit

The Grit Patterns exhibit at Bay View’s BYO Studio Lounge assembles the work of fourteen student designers conducting materials research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning.  In their research, students search for the hidden beauty in ordinary construction materials.  Wood, steel and aluminum donated by local manufacturers are transformed into […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 15. November 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 15. November 2010

Lindsay Heights housing gets grant By Georgia Pabst Lubar backs Walker, high-speed rail By Rich Kirchen Exchanging investments for U.S. green cards By Tom Daykin The arguments against rail just don’t measure up By Journal Sentinel Cancellation of high speed rail will kill jobs By Courier Staff State’s freight rail lines require upgrades By Joe […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of November 15th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of November 15th, 2010

November 15, 2010 Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting November 15, 2010 9:00 am The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and […]

Is Milwaukee Ready for an Aerotropolis?  (What’s an Aerotropolis)?

Is Milwaukee Ready for an Aerotropolis? (What’s an Aerotropolis)?

Tom Rave, Executive Director of The Gateway To Milwaukee, will talk about the evolution of The Gateway and its role in leading the exploration and development of a new type of urban development called an “aerotropolis”. An aerotropolis reflects the interaction of airport-centered commerce, real-estate development and multi-modal transportation shaped by contemporary financial, marketing and […]

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

Menomonee River Open House

Menomonee River Open House

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), together with Alderman Michael Murphy, will be hosting an open house meeting for the public to learn about upcoming projects along the Menomonee River. on Tuesday, November 16th between 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. at the Marine Credit Union. The meeting will focus on the removal of 1,000-ft of concrete […]

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

The Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) administers Milwaukee’s historic preservation ordinance, adopted in 1981, which provides certain kinds of legal protection for buildings or sites that have been declared historic by the Common Council. The HPC is responsible for designating historic landmarks and historic districts and for approving Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs) for permission to […]

Marriott Proposal to Go Before Historic Preservation Commission on Monday (Renderings)

Marriott Proposal to Go Before Historic Preservation Commission on Monday (Renderings)

Wave Development, LLC is seeking a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish the buildings located at 319-327 East Wisconsin Ave., and 625-631 North Milwaukee St. to construct a Marriott Hotel. This request will be taken up at the November 15th, 2010 meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission.

$12 Million Mixed-Use Building Proposed in Bay View

$12 Million Mixed-Use Building Proposed in Bay View

HKS Holdings, LLC is proposing a $12 million 5-story mixed-use building, which would be located on the southeast corner of Kinnickinnic Ave. and Conway St. in Bay View.

Shop the Ward

Shop the Ward

Skip the mall…Shop the Ward! It’s a holiday shopping spree in the Historic Third Ward on Friday, November 26. The day after Thanksgiving is a day for shopping, shopping and more shopping! Make your list and check it twice, then visit the Historic Third Ward for your best shopping adventure ever! Find great savings, fun […]

MSOE Proposes Parking Garage with Athletic Field in the Park East (Renderings)

MSOE Proposes Parking Garage with Athletic Field in the Park East (Renderings)

Milwaukee School of Engineering is proposing the construction of a $30 million, 780-car parking garage, that would have an athletic field on the roof of the building. About 500 of the 780 parking spots would be leased to business and the general public, generating taxable revenue for MSOE.

New Segment of the Hank Aaron State Trail is Open!

New Segment of the Hank Aaron State Trail is Open!

Yesterday marked the opening of a new section of the Hank Aaron State Trail. This $6.1 million expansion creates an east-west bicycle connection to downtown Milwaukee for bike commuters, and recreational users.

Growing Power is Going Vertical (Renderings)

Growing Power is Going Vertical (Renderings)

Will Allen, who has made Growing Power into a nationally-recognized organization is attempting to take the urban farming movement to the next level with his vertical farm proposal.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 8. November 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 8. November 2010

Photo gallery from a pre-ride on the Hank Aaron State Trail extension By Tom Held Young People on Car Ownership: Meh By Angie Schmitt Casting call for Zweig public art project By Mary Louise Schumacher There are jobs at stake: Scott Walker and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood should sit down to iron out differences on […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of November 8th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of November 8th, 2010

November 8, 2010 Annual Meeting of the County Board of Supervisors November 8, 2010 8:30 am Budget Adoption Milwaukee County Courthouse Room 200[…] Capital Improvements Committee Meeting November 8, 2010 9:00 am The Capital Improvement Committee is tasked to develop, maintain, and update a long-term capital improvements program for the City’s construction and maintenance of […]

Steering & Rules Committee Meeting

Steering & Rules Committee Meeting

The Steering and Rules committee, which consists of the Council President and the chairs of the other standing committees, formulate polices and rules for the Common Council, oversees charter schools, and considers extraordinary matters affecting multiple committees. Agenda City Hall 200 East Wells Street Room 301-B Milwaukee, WI 53202

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Public Safety Committee Meeting

The Public Safety Committee is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments as well as traffic control, emergency medical services and parking. It also licenses alarm businesses and public passenger vehicles and drivers. Agenda

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

Annual Meeting of the County Board of Supervisors

Annual Meeting of the County Board of Supervisors

Budget Adoption Milwaukee County Courthouse Room 200 Agenda

Capital Improvements Committee Meeting

Capital Improvements Committee Meeting

The Capital Improvement Committee is tasked to develop, maintain, and update a long-term capital improvements program for the City’s construction and maintenance of its infrastructure and facilities. It is made up of the Commissioner of Public Works; the Department of Administration – Budget and Management Director; the Comptroller; the chair of the Public Works Committee; […]

Alterra opts for new construction in Bay View project (Renderings)

Alterra opts for new construction in Bay View project (Renderings)

Alterra Coffee Roasters Inc. recently dropped plans to retrofit the Maritime Bank building, located between Kinnickinnic Ave. and Howell Ave., in Bay View, opting for new construction.

Car-sharing in Milwaukee…

Car-sharing in Milwaukee…

Car-sharing offers people the ability to rent a car or truck, often a hybrid, for a time period less than a day, and for an affordable amount that includes insurance and fuel.

Opening of the Valley Passage and Trail Extension!

Opening of the Valley Passage and Trail Extension!

The State of Wisconsin, City of Milwaukee, Menomonee Valley Partners, Friends of the Hank Aaron State Trail and Urban Ecology Center invite you to get connected at the  Hank Aaron State Trail Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Monday, November 8, 2010 11:00 AM 3700 W. Pierce Street Program to be followed by a stroll or bike ride […]

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

Milwaukee Arts Board Meeting

Milwaukee Arts Board Meeting

The Milwaukee Arts Board (MAB) was created to enhance the development, cultural diversity, accessibility and enjoyment of the arts for Milwaukee’s citizens. Arts Board meetings are usually held the 2nd Tuesday of every month; no meeting is held in August. Meetings take place at 4:00 p.m. in Room 301A of City Hall, 200 E. Wells […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 1. November 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 1. November 2010

Should Cities Be Run Like Software? By Melissa Lafsky Some library hours may increase in 2011, but radical consolidations loom on horizon By Michael Timm Minimize parking, maximize the city By Paul McMorrow The Next Real Estate Boom By Patrick C. Doherty Can Cities Help You Forget Your Troubles, C’mon Get Happy? By Hazel Borys […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of November 1st, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of November 1st, 2010

November 3, 2010 Common Council Meeting November 3, 2010 9:00 am City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202[…] November 5, 2010 Common Council Meeting November 5, 2010 9:00 am City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 Night By The River: ArtWorks for Milwaukee’s Annual Fundraiser […]

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 Agenda

At a Crossroads – Demystifying the Public Transit Puzzle and What It Means for Arts and Culture

At a Crossroads – Demystifying the Public Transit Puzzle and What It Means for Arts and Culture

Metro Milwaukee is at an historic crossroads. There are several modern transit opportunities at critical milestones, and also a reality that our local transit systems may be cut back severely in the next couple of years under the current antiquated structure. With so much at stake, here’s an opportunity for members of the arts and […]

Greater Milwaukee Tour de Cure

Greater Milwaukee Tour de Cure

Event Details Tour de Cure is a fundraising event for the American Diabetes Association. Tour de Cure is a ride not a race so it is perfect for all ages and skill levels. There are four different routes (Family Fun Ride, 25K, 50K, and 100K) that all take advantage of the beautiful Ozaukee Interurban Trail […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 25. October 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 25. October 2010

All Carrot, No Stick: A proposed Senate bill contains some of the most progressive ideas in urban planning today. The catch? The legislation doesn’t quite mandate anything. By Karrie Jacobs Induced Traffic Demand Works Both Ways By John Yung UWM requests extension to close land sale By Joe Lanane Wanted: Big Ideas By Dave Schlabowske […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of October 25th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of October 25th, 2010

October 25, 2010 Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting October 25, 2010 9:00 am The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development
Milwaukee County

Committee on Economic and Community Development

The Milwaukee County Committee on Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including the best disposition of county properties, are decided by this Committee. It also makes decisions on […]

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting: Budget Amendments
Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Budget Amendments

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting: Budget Amendments
Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Budget Amendments

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting: Budget Amendments
Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Budget Amendments

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting: Budget Hearing
Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Budget Hearing

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

Santa Cycle Rampage 2010

Santa Cycle Rampage 2010

Dress up as Santa and come barreling through the streets of Milwaukee spreading holiday cheer and discovering hole-in-the-wall taverns. Cafe Hollander 2608 N Downer Ave Milwaukee, WI Flyer

12th Annual MANDIs

12th Annual MANDIs

The Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDIs) pay tribute to the people and organizations working tirelessly to make Milwaukee a great place to live, learn, work and grow. 5pm Awards Presentation 6:30-8pm Dinner and Celebration Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee

2010 Our Milwaukee Buy Local Fair

2010 Our Milwaukee Buy Local Fair

The Our Milwaukee Buy Local Fair, in conjunction with the Outpost Alternative Gift Fair is back and better than ever! The Buy Local, Give Local Fair is a positive holiday experience for everyone. Shop for holiday gifts that support locally owned, independent businesses and local non-profit organizations – products and services unique only to metro […]

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Public Safety Committee Meeting

The Public Safety Committee is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments as well as traffic control, emergency medical services and parking. It also licenses alarm businesses and public passenger vehicles and drivers. Agenda

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

Demolish Part of Downtown Milwaukee?  No.

Demolish Part of Downtown Milwaukee? No.

Recently, it was reported that Robert and Michael Levine are once again considering the demolition of historic buildings along Wisconsin Ave. and Broadway, with the hope of landing a hotel development.

Much Like Milwaukee’s Past, Its Future Can be Fueled by Water

Much Like Milwaukee’s Past, Its Future Can be Fueled by Water

History has given the Milwaukee area a firm foundation in water technology and research that can be applied to water issues facing the world.

Milwaukee County: Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit
Milwaukee County

Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit

The mission of the Department of Public Works, including the construction and maintenance of county highways, bridges and public structures are the responsibility of this Committee. Members discuss all matters pertaining to the policy of mass transit and the Milwaukee County Transit System, including fares, service routes and capital improvements. The Committee discusses all matters […]

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

Mercy Housing Lakefront Updates Design for East Side Proposal (Renderings)

Mercy Housing Lakefront Updates Design for East Side Proposal (Renderings)

Mercy Housing Lakefront Inc. presented an updated design for a nine-story LEED certified affordable housing apartment building to the Greenwich Village Neighborhood Association.

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting: Budget Hearing
Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Budget Hearing

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting: Budget Hearing
Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Budget Hearing

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting: Budget Hearing
Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Budget Hearing

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting: Budget Hearing
Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Budget Hearing

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting: Budget Hearing
Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Budget Hearing

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Stand Up For Your Trains Wisconsin!

Stand Up For Your Trains Wisconsin!

Stand up for your trains Wisconsin! For the last 14 years, different administrations, elected officials, agencies and travelers have been working towards rejuvenating Wisconsin’s passenger rail service. However, In the last 18 months critics have tried to derail this effort. It’s time to stand up in support of modernizing and extending passenger rail in Wisconsin […]

Creativity Works! Public Information Session

Creativity Works! Public Information Session

Creativity Works! is fostering new opportunities and collaborations as we set the stage for a strong, vibrant economic future for the Milwaukee 7 Region. JOIN Creativity Works at this free public information session and reception! Wednesday, October 27th 4:30-6:30pm Bradley Pavilion, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts FREE & open to the public Beverages & […]

Capital Improvements Committee Meeting

Capital Improvements Committee Meeting

The Capital Improvement Committee is tasked to develop, maintain, and update a long-term capital improvements program for the City’s construction and maintenance of its infrastructure and facilities. It is made up of the Commissioner of Public Works; the Department of Administration – Budget and Management Director; the Comptroller; the chair of the Public Works Committee; […]

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 Agenda

Lend Your Support to the Milwaukee Makeover Project.  Vote Today!

Lend Your Support to the Milwaukee Makeover Project. Vote Today!

The Milwaukee Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative together with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the City of Milwaukee have developed the Milwaukee Makeover Project.

UrbanMilwaukee.com S. 2nd Street Happy Hour

UrbanMilwaukee.com S. 2nd Street Happy Hour

Here at UrbanMilwaukee.com we’re happy to see the reconstruction of S. 2nd Street being done in a way that will meet the needs of the neighborhood, and we want to do our part to help businesses during the construction. So please join us for our first UrbanMilwaukee.com S. 2nd Street Happy Hour. We’ll be having […]

Beerline Bash

Beerline Bash

In late 2009 The River Revitalization Foundation, Milwaukee’s urban rivers land trust, purchased a 2.8 acre developed site along the Milwaukee River that includes the abandoned Wheelhouse restaurant. By late 2011, the property will be green and in the midst of a major restoration effort! The project will restore blighted urban riverfront land to preserved […]

Beerline B Apartment Complex to Break Ground in November (Renderings)

Beerline B Apartment Complex to Break Ground in November (Renderings)

General Capital Group plans to break ground on the 140-unit Beerline B apartment project, located at the long vacant corner of Commerce St. and Pleasant St., in November.

S. 2nd Street Update and Happy Hour

S. 2nd Street Update and Happy Hour

After years of working with the Department of Public Works, neighborhood residents, property owners, and business owners were able to convince the City of Milwaukee to redesign S. 2nd Street to fit the needs of the neighborhood.

Historic Colby-Abbot Building Renovation is Underway

Historic Colby-Abbot Building Renovation is Underway

Construction has begun on the long anticipated renovation of the 134-year old, 6-story, Colby-Abbot Building, located at 759 N. Milwaukee St.

City of Milwaukee 2010 Trick or Treat Hours

City of Milwaukee 2010 Trick or Treat Hours

Boo!! City of Milwaukee 2010 Trick or Treat will be held from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on Sunday, Oct. 31st.

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting: Budget Hearing
Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Budget Hearing

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting: Budget Hearing
Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Budget Hearing

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting: Budget Hearing
Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Budget Hearing

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting: Budget Hearing
Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Budget Hearing

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

Photo Gallery: Refurbished Streetcar-Stops Tie Milwaukee’s Past to its Future
Photo Gallery

Refurbished Streetcar-Stops Tie Milwaukee’s Past to its Future

On Wednesday September 29th, 2010 the Friends of the Hank Araon State Trail celebrated the return to service of two refurbished historic car-stops as functioning pieces of history.

Next Up? E. Wells Street

Next Up? E. Wells Street

Now that E. State. Stree has been converted to two-way traffic in East Town, next up for conversion is E. Well Street.

Planning and a Pint

Planning and a Pint

The UW-Milwaukee Urban Planning Alumni Chapter is hosting a “Planning and a Pint” event on October 6th, 5:30 to 7:30 at Trocadero in Milwaukee. The topic is Economic impacts of High Speed Rail. Panelists are Bob Dennik from Milwaukee County, Dan Ertl from the City of Brookfield and Tom Rave from Gateway to Milwaukee. It […]

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BOZA) is in independent agency authorized to hear appeals in matters relating to all zoning ordinances and to review zoning ordinance interpretations made by the Department of City Development. Because the Board acts somewhat like a court, it is called a quasi-judicial body and is required to follow accepted procedures […]

E. State St. is Open for Two-way Traffic in East Town

E. State St. is Open for Two-way Traffic in East Town

All throughout this summer the city had been repaving, repainting, and installing new lights along E. State St. in preparation to open most of it to two-way traffic. As of this weekend, E. State St. in East Town from Prospect Ave. to Market St. is open to two-way traffic.

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting: Budget Hearing
Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Budget Hearing

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting: Budget Hearing
Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Budget Hearing

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Public Safety Committee Meeting

The Public Safety Committee is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments as well as traffic control, emergency medical services and parking. It also licenses alarm businesses and public passenger vehicles and drivers. Agenda

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

Night By The River: ArtWorks for Milwaukee’s Annual Fundraiser
Night By The River

ArtWorks for Milwaukee’s Annual Fundraiser

As labor markets tighten, Milwaukee’s teens are not being prepared to successfully transition out of high school and into the workforce. Low skill-levels and high unemployment stand in the way of even the best students. ArtWorks for Milwaukee, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that hires and pays an hourly wage to teams of teenage apprentices […]

Photo Gallery: Milwaukee Park(ing) Day
Photo Gallery

Milwaukee Park(ing) Day

Although, we just had a basic setup for our Park(ing) Day installation, we did have a great turnout of interested citizens stop by to take part in our efforts to look at the urban hardscape in a new light.

Sobelman’s Buy Local Bicycle Rally

Sobelman’s Buy Local Bicycle Rally

THE RIDE Begins 11am @ Tallgrass Grill (1952 N Farwell) Ends @ Sobelman’s Pub & Grill (1900 W St Paul) Get a FREE event t-shirt with the purchase of a beer THE PARTY Enjoy the afternoon at Sobelman’s Pub & Grill with drink specials, great food, and give aways. $1 from every burger sold will […]

Public Safety Committee Approves New Milwaukee Bike Plan

Public Safety Committee Approves New Milwaukee Bike Plan

The Bicycle Master Plan was presented to the Public Safety Committee at the September 16th, 2010 meeting.

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

The Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) administers Milwaukee’s historic preservation ordinance, adopted in 1981, which provides certain kinds of legal protection for buildings or sites that have been declared historic by the Common Council. The HPC is responsible for designating historic landmarks and historic districts and for approving Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs) for permission to […]

Downtown Plan Gains Approval at Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee

Downtown Plan Gains Approval at Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee

Department of City Development staff presented the Downtown Plan Update at the September 15th 2010 Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee meeting. Similar to the City Plan Commission meeting staff presented the overall themes and the eight catalytic projects, which are geared towards increasing density and connectivity throughout downtown, whiles creating a sense of place.

Special Common Council Meeting

Special Common Council Meeting

Message from His Honor, Tom Barrett, relative to the proposed executive budget for the year 2011 and to consider the following: Communication from the Mayor transmitting the proposed budget for the year 2011. City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 More Information Agenda

Milwaukee County: Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting
Milwaukee County

Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting

All matters concerning county parks and parkways are the responsibility of this Committee. Members set policy for the parks department, organized recreation, cultural activities, the University Extension program, the Environmental Services Division of the Department of Public Works and Zoo park services. Members have jurisdiction over matters concerning the conservation of all uses of energy […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development
Milwaukee County

Committee on Economic and Community Development

The Milwaukee County Committee on Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including the best disposition of county properties, are decided by this Committee. It also makes decisions on […]

PARK(ing) Day Comes to Milwaukee

PARK(ing) Day Comes to Milwaukee

The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

Gallery Night and Day

Gallery Night and Day

Gallery Night and Day is the premier art event in Milwaukee for both the experienced art connoisseur and most beginning admirer. An evening of gallery hopping and art viewing begins Friday, October 15 and continues during the day on Saturday, October 16. This fall, the quarterly event showcases 61 venues throughout the downtown Milwaukee area. […]

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

2011 Milwaukee County Budget Public Hearing

2011 Milwaukee County Budget Public Hearing

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Finance and Audit Committee has announced two public hearing sessions regarding the 2011 Milwaukee County Budget. The public is invited to attend these hearings to express their thoughts on funding for county programs and services, including transit service. Location: Kosciuszko Community Center 2201 S. 7th Street ▪ Milwaukee (Bus […]

2011 Milwaukee County Budget Public Hearing

2011 Milwaukee County Budget Public Hearing

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Finance and Audit Committee has announced two public hearing sessions regarding the 2011 Milwaukee County Budget. The public is invited to attend these hearings to express their thoughts on funding for county programs and services, including transit service. Location: Mary Ryan Boys and Girls Club 3000 N. Sherman Boulevard […]

Growing Power’s National-International Urban & Small Farm Conference

Growing Power’s National-International Urban & Small Farm Conference

Come to Milwaukee and help grow the good food revolution. Hosted by Growing Power—a national organization headed by the sustainable urban farmer and MacArthur Fellow Will Allen—this international conference will teach the participant how to plan, develop and grow small farms in urban and rural areas. Learn how you can grow food year-round, no matter […]

Coalition for Advancing Transit Meeting

Coalition for Advancing Transit Meeting

The meeting will be held at Manpower International, 100 Manpower Place, Milwaukee.  Check-in and Networking will begin at 7:30AM and we should wrap up between 9:30-10:00AM.  We will provide an overview of what’s been happening over the summer, in particular with MCTS and the County Budget, as well as some recommended strategies that the Coalition […]

Milwaukee Intermodal Station Train Shed Project to Start in October (Renderings)

Milwaukee Intermodal Station Train Shed Project to Start in October (Renderings)

The second phase of the redevelopment of the Milwaukee Intermodal Station will begin construction next month.

All Things Water: Water, water everywhere – Water-related illness in children in the United States
All Things Water

Water, water everywhere – Water-related illness in children in the United States

Waterborne illness is one of the leading causes of childhood mortality in the developing world. Although the burden of such illness is far less in the United States, thanks to the generally high quality of water treatment and delivery systems, there are millions of cases of water-related illness each year in this country. Recent research […]

All Things Water: Flotsam or jetsam? Invasive species litter the bottom of Lake Michigan
All Things Water

Flotsam or jetsam? Invasive species litter the bottom of Lake Michigan

Speaker: Russell Cuhel, Senior Scientist, UWM School of Freshwater Sciences Long ago (pre-1990), the bottom of Lake Michigan was pretty bare once you got deeper than 10 meters (33 feet) or so. The water was mostly turbid (cloudy) nearshore, and deeper areas were dark even at midday. In the late 1980s, zebra mussels moved in, […]

All Things Water – The Great Lakes in miniature: A peek into the lives of microplankton
All Things Water – The Great Lakes in miniature

A peek into the lives of microplankton

Speaker: Rudi Strickler, Shaw Distinguished Professor, UWM Department of Biological Sciences The Great Lakes are full of microscopic organisms that form a critical strand in the food web, but their small size makes them challenging to study and understand. In this seminar, Rudi Strickler will talk about how his lab is using a combination of […]

Engineers Without Borders: La Garrucha, Guatemala potable water system
Engineers Without Borders

La Garrucha, Guatemala potable water system

Speaker: Michael Paddock, Senior Project Manager, CH2M HILL, and USA Board of Directors, Engineers Without Borders The UWM School of Freshwater Sciences announces another semester of All Things Water seminars, featuring presentations on freshwater topics by faculty, scientists, and industry and community professionals, followed by discussion. The seminars are geared toward general audiences, and are […]

Projected climate impacts and adaptation strategies for Wisconsin’s urban areas

Projected climate impacts and adaptation strategies for Wisconsin’s urban areas

Speaker: David Liebl, Faculty Associate, Department of Engineering Professional Development, UW-Madison, and Statewide Extension Specialist, Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center, UW-Cooperative Extension The UWM School of Freshwater Sciences announces another semester of All Things Water seminars, featuring presentations on freshwater topics by faculty, scientists, and industry and community professionals, followed by discussion. The seminars […]

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

It’s not that easy being green… It’s that easy saying you’re green

It’s not that easy being green… It’s that easy saying you’re green

Bein’ green might not be that easy for Kemit, but for some development projects it seems all to easy “bein’ green.”

SARUP Lecture Series: Simulated Landscapes, Rachel Bruya Walker and Piper Vollmer
SARUP Lecture Series

Simulated Landscapes, Rachel Bruya Walker and Piper Vollmer

Simulated Landscapes, Rachel Bruya Walker and Piper Vollmer Rachel Bruya Walker and Piper Vollmer will discuss their artwork featured in the Architecture Gallery. Both artists create miniature environments with dramatically different visuals. Influenced by popular culture and her experience working in the highly political San Francisco architecture industry, Bruya Walker creates paper structures employing printmaking […]

SARUP Lecture Series: What Makes Early American Architecture American: The Origins of Regional Building Practices
SARUP Lecture Series

What Makes Early American Architecture American

Carl Lounsbury, PhD, Lecturer at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia Lounsbury’s lecture will consider how English colonists reworked their building practices in response to regional conditions in the American colonies, especially during the 18th century. He will consider how English technologies and building forms changed in response to new materials as well as contact with […]

SARUP Symposium: Embodied Placemaking in Urban Public Spaces
SARUP Symposium

Embodied Placemaking in Urban Public Spaces

This interdisciplinary symposium, which focuses on our engagement with the urban environment in its material and social contexts, will include speakers Swati Chattopadhyay, Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture at UC-Santa Barbara; Jennifer Cousineau, architectural historian with Parks Canada; Charlotte Fonrobert, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford; James Rojas, urban planner, artist, […]

SARUP Lecture Series: Green Pathways out of Poverty and into Prosperity
SARUP Lecture Series

Green Pathways out of Poverty and into Prosperity

Raquel Pinderhughes, Professor of Urban Studies, San Francisco State University Workforce development programs are gearing up to prepare men and women from low-income communities for jobs and careers in the green economy. The training and preparation for these jobs and careers are seen as a ‘green pathway out of poverty’ strategy, aiming to leverage green […]

SARUP Lecture Series: Infrastructural Ecologies
SARUP Lecture Series

Infrastructural Ecologies

Clare Lyster, Principal, CLUAA, Chicago, and Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago Architects are increasingly turning to infrastructure as a site of research and design practice. The lecture contemplates architecture’s agency in the “infrastructural project”, though research on the disciplines fall out with the networks of Post-Fordist Space, what Manuel Castells calls […]

SARUP Lecture Series: The Placemakers Guide to Building Community
SARUP Lecture Series

The Placemakers Guide to Building Community

Nabeel Hamdi, Emeritus Professor of Housing and Urban Development, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England Nabeel Hamdi is one of the pioneers of participatory planning and his book Small Change has been highly influential in describing the role that informality plays in urban life. It sets out a way of thinking on cities that gives precedence […]

The Role of the Creative Sector  in Community and Economic Development

The Role of the Creative Sector in Community and Economic Development

The City of Milwaukee, the Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee, and the Greater Milwaukee Committee (GMC) invite you to a very special panel discussion with the Chair for the National Endowment for the Arts, Rocco Landesman. The Role of the Creative Sector in Community and Economic Development moderated by Lt Governor Barbara Lawton. Friday, September […]

Bay View Beach Cleanup

Bay View Beach Cleanup

Volunteers are needed for the Sept. 25 Bay View Beach cleanup, 9-11am. Meet at Bay View Park stairs. Sponsored by Bay View Neighborhood Association’s Environment & Transportation Committee.

Book Review: The High Cost of Free Parking
Book Review

The High Cost of Free Parking

The High Cost of Free Parking makes the American Planning Association’s 100 Essential Books of Planning, and for good reason.

4 Season Harvest – Full Moon Festival

4 Season Harvest – Full Moon Festival

Weber’s Greenhouses located at 4215 N. Green Bay Ave. is planning a 4 Season Harvest – Full Moon Festival on Friday September 24 and Saturday September 25. We would like you to participate. This event is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Friday Night is from 6 – 11pm and will be a huge party […]

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 Agenda

The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company – System

The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company – System

Join author Charles Damaske as he provides an historic overview of Milwaukee’s past interurban rail lines and some city service via the Milwaukee Street Car Line. This program includes information on the Burlington Line, East Troy Line, Lakeside Line, Milwaukee Northern Line, Rapid Transit Line, Watertown Line, West Junction to Waukesha Line, and the Milwaukee […]

UEDA: 10th Annual Community Development Summit
UEDA

10th Annual Community Development Summit

The 10th Annual Community Development Summit will be held on the morning of Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at the Italian Conference Center in Milwaukee. “Foreclosure: Impacts and Opportunities” will provide an update of the foreclosure situation in Milwaukee and innovative approaches currently being utilized to address the issue. This year’s event will also feature keynote […]

Port of Milwaukee Redevelopment Plan

Port of Milwaukee Redevelopment Plan

Alderman Zielinski is holding a neighborhood meeting to discuss the Port of Milwaukee Redevelopment Plan on Wednesday, September 1st, 6 p.m. at the Port of Milwaukee, 2323 S. Lincoln Memorial Dr. The City of Milwaukee approved the boundary for the Port Redevelopment Plan in March 2009 and directed the Department of City Development to prepare […]

Downtown Plan Approved by City Plan Commission

Downtown Plan Approved by City Plan Commission

The preparation of the Downtown Plan Update involved various public input sessions, countless hours of community and stakeholder input, resident surveys, the involvement of the business community, and the work of city staff.

Milwaukee Intermodal Station Train Shed Public Meeting

Milwaukee Intermodal Station Train Shed Public Meeting

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is announcing a public information meeting to discuss reconstruction of the train shed at the Milwaukee Intermodal Station. The train shed is a 50,000 square foot facility immediately south of the station that is used to protect trains and passengers from the elements. The project will bring the facility […]

The Monarch Trail Summer Moon Picnic!

The Monarch Trail Summer Moon Picnic!

Join the Monarch Trail Friends for a picnic and watch the sunset and moonrise over the County Grounds. Irish Music provided by: Ceol Cairde www.ceolcairde.com Where: The Monarch Trail – Milwaukee County Grounds, 9480 W Watertownplank Rd. Wauwatosa, Wisconsin When: 6:00 – 8 pm, (simultaneous sunset/moonrise: 7:15 pm) What: There will be a guided tour […]

Sad to See Chancellor Santiago Leave UWM

Sad to See Chancellor Santiago Leave UWM

Recently, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Carlos Santiago announced his resignation from UWM to become the Chief Executive Officer of the Hispanic College Fund in Washington, D.C.

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

Irish Fest Summer School

Irish Fest Summer School

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Irish music, dance, song, arts, history, language and culture – this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Milwaukee Irish Fest, a talented and engaging group of instructors will pass along their knowledge to those who enroll in the 2010 […]

Eschweiler Excursions Part II

Eschweiler Excursions Part II

Historic Milwaukee Inc. has planned a second set of trolley tours of Eschweiler buildings 
on Thursday, September 16 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, September 18 from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. 
The tour will be narrated by Win Thrall, curator of the 2007 exhibition “Alexander Eschweiler in Milwaukee” 
at the Charles Allis […]

Brookfield: Common Council Meeting
Brookfield

Common Council Meeting

The Brookfield Common Council is holding a public meeting to discuss the station location for the Amtrak Hiawatha extension. Please consider attending the meeting to show your support for the project. It is important to use this opportunity to educate the Common Council and the public about the level of support for rail and the […]

Food Cart Friday!

Food Cart Friday!

Today, starting at 11 am and running until 3 pm, in Cathedral Square, the East Town Association is holding what is hopefully the first of many Food Cart Fridays.

Summer Sizzle Jazz Festival

Summer Sizzle Jazz Festival

Ray Silkman will heat up the Main Stage at the Historic Third Ward Jazz Festival: Summer Sizzle, which runs 11am to 11pm, Saturday, August 7, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. Featuring four stages of continuous jazz, the event will take place on North Broadway between E. St. Paul Avenue and E. Menomonee Street. Admission is […]

Milwaukee County: Committee of the Whole
Milwaukee County

Committee of the Whole

Some matters coming before the County Board have a significant policy impact or a unique set of circumstances which overlap specific committee jurisdiction.  One example is the closing of a major county facility.  On such occasions, the Committee of the Whole will meet at the call of the County Board Chairman.  All 19 supervisors are […]

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 Agenda

Blue Sky Sustainability Lunch

Blue Sky Sustainability Lunch

Inspired by the success of Green Drinks Milwaukee. The idea is to get folks together to talk about sustainability, to network and build momentum for the sea change in sustainable consciousness that is on its way! Buy your own lunch and/or beverages, and get in there and meet people! No RSVP necessary and feel free […]

Book Review: City Comforts – How to Build an Urban Village
Book Review

City Comforts – How to Build an Urban Village

“City Comforts - How to Build an Urban Village” by David Sucher is almost a CliffsNotes on the topic of urban planning.

2011 Preliminary Budget Hearing

2011 Preliminary Budget Hearing

The City of Milwaukee will hold a 2011 Preliminary Budget Hearing to ensure the 2011 City of Milwaukee Budget addresses the needs of our community. Mayor Tom Barrett, Finance and Personnel Committee Chair, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Budget Director Mark Nicolini and budget staff will provide information regarding the budget planning process and give attendees […]

Bronzeville Takes a Small Step Forward

Bronzeville Takes a Small Step Forward

At the July 20th, 2010 meeting of the Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee the committee unanimously voted to approve $171,000 in TIF funds, from TID #59, to assist in the redevelopment of a building at 642 W. North Ave.

High Speed Rail is Coming to Milwaukee

High Speed Rail is Coming to Milwaukee

According to the Department of Transportation, up to $100 million of the $810 million allocation for the Milwaukee to Madison connection could be spent on the high speed rail project by early 2011.

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

The Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) administers Milwaukee’s historic preservation ordinance, adopted in 1981, which provides certain kinds of legal protection for buildings or sites that have been declared historic by the Common Council. The HPC is responsible for designating historic landmarks and historic districts and for approving Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs) for permission to […]

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

Sizzlin Saturday Outdoor Market

Sizzlin Saturday Outdoor Market

Visit the Historic Third Ward on June 19 when over 40 merchants will sell antiques, art, clothing, jewelry, collectibles, fresh produce and more! Enjoy jazz by local musicians; a fashion show and a fun kids’ corner! Great food and fun! Location: Commission Row in the Historic Third Ward 300 N Broadway (between St. Paul and […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting
Milwaukee County

Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting

All matters concerning county parks and parkways are the responsibility of this Committee. Members set policy for the parks department, organized recreation, cultural activities, the University Extension program, the Environmental Services Division of the Department of Public Works and Zoo park services. Members have jurisdiction over matters concerning the conservation of all uses of energy […]

Milwaukee is Moving Forward with New Bicycle Plan

Milwaukee is Moving Forward with New Bicycle Plan

Milwaukee’s first bicycle plan came out in 1993. Since that time the city has realized most of the plan’s major recommendations and has added over 115 miles of bicycle lanes and routes to the city. The new plan lays out a Vision for Milwaukee 2020. That would include adding over 170 miles of new on-street bike infrastructure and almost 7 miles of new paved trails.

Midwest High Speed Rail Association – Brown Bag Lunch

Midwest High Speed Rail Association – Brown Bag Lunch

This will be a casual event to discuss the future of high-speed rail in the Midwest. Bring your own lunch. The event is free, but please consider a $5.00 donation at the door. Please let us know that you are coming. Click here to RSVP. Where: Milwaukee Public Market 400 N. Water Street Milwaukee, WI […]

Water Summit IV: Blue Footprint
Water Summit IV

Blue Footprint

In a blink of an eye the United States has turned its attention to the carbon footprint – the measure of our individual and collective impact on the environment. From electricity to heating to transportation we now have a number on how much carbon dioxide we produce. Should there not be parallel growth in something […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development
Milwaukee County

Committee on Economic and Community Development

The Milwaukee County Committee on Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including the best disposition of county properties, are decided by this Committee. It also makes decisions on […]

Green Drinks

Green Drinks

Green Drinks is a monthly event where you can meet people, network, do a business deal, learn something new or maybe even find a job! Check out green drinks to get an idea of the scope of this movement! Join like-minded people in an informal and unstructured setting to talk about the latest sustainability happenings […]

Photo Gallery: Erie Street Plaza
Photo Gallery

Erie Street Plaza

Much like the recently opened Zilber Park, the new Erie Street Plaza differs from a typical park in Milwaukee, as it isn’t a lot of grass and trees, but it is certainly a unique space. The design as implemented has changed significantly from originally planned, it was to have bamboo, but was built with quaking aspen trees due to budgetary concerns, neighborhood opposition, and failed test plantings.

Milwaukee County: Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit
Milwaukee County

Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit

The mission of the Department of Public Works, including the construction and maintenance of county highways, bridges and public structures are the responsibility of this Committee. Members discuss all matters pertaining to the policy of mass transit and the Milwaukee County Transit System, including fares, service routes and capital improvements. The Committee discusses all matters […]

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

Reconstruction of S. 2nd Street Starts Today

Reconstruction of S. 2nd Street Starts Today

The S. 2nd Street project, which was approved in December 2009 by the Common Council despite Alderman Dudzik’s last minute attempt to derail the project, officially gets going today.

City Announces New Downtown Plan

City Announces New Downtown Plan

This week the City of Milwaukee announced its new downtown plan.

Harris Presents the 2010 Milwaukee Wine Festival

Harris Presents the 2010 Milwaukee Wine Festival

inPLAY EVENTS announces the return of the 2010 Milwaukee Wine Festival presented by Harris to be held Aug. 20-21 on the grounds of the Milwaukee Art Museum The two-day, outdoor event, will provide festival-goers an opportunity to sample more than 200 fine wines from around the globe in a relaxed setting along the shore of […]

Harris Presents the 2010 Milwaukee Wine Festival

Harris Presents the 2010 Milwaukee Wine Festival

inPLAY EVENTS announces the return of the 2010 Milwaukee Wine Festival presented by Harris to be held Aug. 20-21 on the grounds of the Milwaukee Art Museum The two-day, outdoor event, will provide festival-goers an opportunity to sample more than 200 fine wines from around the globe in a relaxed setting along the shore of […]

Gallery Night and Day

Gallery Night and Day

Gallery Night and Day is the premier art event in Milwaukee for both the experienced art connoisseur and most beginning admirer. An evening of gallery hopping and art viewing begins Friday, July 23 and continues during the day on Saturday, July 24. This summer, the quarterly event showcases 63 venues throughout the downtown Milwaukee area. […]

Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) – Book Review
Traffic

Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) – Book Review

Tom Vanderbilt's in-depth, fact filled, and thought provoking "Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)" dives into how factors, such as human nature, the automobile, and the built environment impact how we drive.

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 Agenda

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Public Safety Committee Meeting

The Public Safety Committee is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments as well as traffic control, emergency medical services and parking. It also licenses alarm businesses and public passenger vehicles and drivers. Agenda

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

Blue Sky Sustainability Lunch

Blue Sky Sustainability Lunch

Inspired by the success of Green Drinks Milwaukee. The idea is to get folks together to talk about sustainability, to network and build momentum for the sea change in sustainable consciousness that is on its way! Buy your own lunch and/or beverages, and get in there and meet people! No RSVP necessary and feel free […]

UrbanMilwaukee.com Happy Hour – This Friday

UrbanMilwaukee.com Happy Hour – This Friday

We’re throwing a party this Friday to celebrate our second year of coverage, and we would love for you to join us.  The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. this Friday, June 18th at Taylor’s. Taylor’s is located at 795 N. Jefferson Street, just off the southwest corner of Cathedral Square.  We’ll be there all night, […]

Downtown Area Plan Public Open House

Downtown Area Plan Public Open House

Residents are invited to attend an Open House for the Downtown Area Plan. The plan is an update to the 1999 Downtown Plan and will layout land use recommendations and an overall vision for the continued growth of Milwaukee’s Downtown. Where: City Hall – 3rd Floor, Room 301 200 E. Wells Street When: Wednesday, June […]

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 Agenda

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

The Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) administers Milwaukee’s historic preservation ordinance, adopted in 1981, which provides certain kinds of legal protection for buildings or sites that have been declared historic by the Common Council. The HPC is responsible for designating historic landmarks and historic districts and for approving Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs) for permission to […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting
Milwaukee County

Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting

All matters concerning county parks and parkways are the responsibility of this Committee. Members set policy for the parks department, organized recreation, cultural activities, the University Extension program, the Environmental Services Division of the Department of Public Works and Zoo park services. Members have jurisdiction over matters concerning the conservation of all uses of energy […]

Sizzlin Saturday Outdoor Market

Sizzlin Saturday Outdoor Market

Visit the Historic Third Ward on June 19 when over 40 merchants will sell antiques, art, clothing, jewelry, collectibles, fresh produce and more! Enjoy jazz by local musicians; a fashion show and a fun kids’ corner! Great food and fun! Location: Commission Row in the Historic Third Ward 300 N Broadway (between St. Paul and […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development
Milwaukee County

Committee on Economic and Community Development

The Milwaukee County Committee on Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including the best disposition of county properties, are decided by this Committee. It also makes decisions on […]

Veterans Manor Apartments Breaks Ground

Veterans Manor Apartments Breaks Ground

On what has long been an underutilized site, at 35th and Wisconsin Avenue, The Center for Veterans Issues is working with Cardinal Capital Management to develop a four-story, 52-unit apartment building known as Veterans Manor.

It’s Bike to Work Week in Milwaukee!

It’s Bike to Work Week in Milwaukee!

Even if it just once this week, give it a try as biking to work might just be the most fun you have all summer.

Milwaukee County: Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit
Milwaukee County

Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit

The mission of the Department of Public Works, including the construction and maintenance of county highways, bridges and public structures are the responsibility of this Committee. Members discuss all matters pertaining to the policy of mass transit and the Milwaukee County Transit System, including fares, service routes and capital improvements. The Committee discusses all matters […]

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

Book Review: Green Metropolis
Book Review

Green Metropolis

Author David Owen, makes a strong argument, and one that flies in the face of many activities and technologies that are traditionally labeled as 'green'. Instead he argues that truly living green, is living dense.

A Small MPS Reform Could Save Money, Add to the Tax Base, and Enhance Competition

A Small MPS Reform Could Save Money, Add to the Tax Base, and Enhance Competition

People have been looking for a magic bullet to fix Milwaukee's education system, and although what I proposed here isn't the broad sweeping change many are looking for, I do believe in making incremental changes, when possible, to improve individual processes.

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

An Urban Benefit to the Smoking Ban

An Urban Benefit to the Smoking Ban

The indoor smoking ban goes in to effect in Wisconsin on July 5th, 2010, and certainly there are strong arguments on both sides of this issue.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 31. May 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 31. May 2010

“The Neighborhood Project”: Havenwoods | The Milwaukee Asian Market By Adam Carr Townhomes funded by Recovery Act to begin construction By milwaukeecourieronline.com Ohio’s Third Frontier may offer a model for economic development By jsonline.com City’s land-use strategies determine its success By Rocky Marcoux Unique Vehicle Rolling Around Town Stopping at Third Ward Bars By WISN.COM […]

UrbanMilwaukee.com Happy Hour

UrbanMilwaukee.com Happy Hour

We’re throwing a party to celebrate our second full year of coverage, and we would love for you to join us. The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 18th at Taylor’s. Taylor’s is located at 795 N. Jefferson Street, just off the southwest corner of Cathedral Square. We’ll be there all night, so don’t […]

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Public Safety Committee Meeting

The Public Safety Committee is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments as well as traffic control, emergency medical services and parking. It also licenses alarm businesses and public passenger vehicles and drivers. Agenda

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

Book Review: Pedaling Revolution
Book Review

Pedaling Revolution

Jeff Mapes, author of “Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities,” provides an in-depth history of cycling, and looks at how cycling is changing U.S. cities for the better.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 24. May 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 24. May 2010

First impressions of Target Field, or why it’s silly MKE doesn’t have light rail By Michael Hunt Groups hope to restore Milwaukee’s urban rivers By Tom Tolan 30th Annual Ride for the Arts sponsored by Miller Lite By milwaukeecourieronline.com Scott Walker says he opposes the KRM commuter rail line By Larry Sandler A bicycle built […]

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 Agenda

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Blue Sky Sustainability Lunch

Blue Sky Sustainability Lunch

Inspired by the success of Green Drinks Milwaukee. The idea is to get folks together to talk about sustainability, to network and build momentum for the sea change in sustainable consciousness that is on its way! Buy your own lunch and/or beverages, and get in there and meet people! No RSVP necessary and feel free […]

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 17. May 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 17. May 2010

A Milwaukee streetcar named convenience By Matthew Trussoni The Oh so Efficient Bicycle By copenhagenize.com Developers Irgens, Lee team on downtown Milwaukee office building Read more: Developers Irgens, Lee team on downtown Milwaukee office building – The Business Journal of Milwaukee: By Pete Millard Water Council to fund 7 research projects By Thomas Content Rift […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of May 17th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of May 17th, 2010

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. May 17, 2010 Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development May 17, 2010 9:00 am The Milwaukee County Committee on Economic & Community Development oversees the administration […]

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BOZA) is in independent agency authorized to hear appeals in matters relating to all zoning ordinances and to review zoning ordinance interpretations made by the Department of City Development. Because the Board acts somewhat like a court, it is called a quasi-judicial body and is required to follow accepted procedures […]

Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee Regular Meeting

Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee Regular Meeting

The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee (RACM) is an independent corporation created by state statute in 1958. The mission of the Redevelopment Authority is to eliminate blighting conditions that inhibit neighborhood reinvestment, to foster and promote business expansion and job creation, and to facilitate new business and housing development. Toward that end, the […]

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

The Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) administers Milwaukee’s historic preservation ordinance, adopted in 1981, which provides certain kinds of legal protection for buildings or sites that have been declared historic by the Common Council. The HPC is responsible for designating historic landmarks and historic districts and for approving Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs) for permission to […]

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Milwaukee County: Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting
Milwaukee County

Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting

All matters concerning county parks and parkways are the responsibility of this Committee. Members set policy for the parks department, organized recreation, cultural activities, the University Extension program, the Environmental Services Division of the Department of Public Works and Zoo park services. Members have jurisdiction over matters concerning the conservation of all uses of energy […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development
Milwaukee County

Committee on Economic and Community Development

The Milwaukee County Committee on Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including the best disposition of county properties, are decided by this Committee. It also makes decisions on […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 10. May 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 10. May 2010

Walker plans to direct more tax dollars to Milwaukee County bus system By Larry Sandler Milwaukee Public Library installs green roof By Don Behm How Cul-de-Sacs Are Killing Your Community By Melissa Lafsky UWM’s dream of an athletics village By Don Walker Urban parks take over downtown freeways By Haya El Nasser Milwaukee Officials Advancing […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of May 10th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of May 10th, 2010

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. May 12, 2010 Public Works Committee Meeting May 12, 2010 9:00 am The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street […]

Calling All Creatives For Connection and Conversation!

Calling All Creatives For Connection and Conversation!

Featuring Helena Fruscio Executive Director, Berkshire Creative www.berkshirecreative.org The mission of Berkshire Creative is to stimulate new job growth and economic opportunity in the region by sparking innovative collaborations between artists, designers, cultural institutions and businesses. $5 in advance $10 at the door appetizers and cash bar Location: CLEAR Intercontinental Hotel 139 E. Kilbourn RSVP

Green Drinks

Green Drinks

Green Drinks is a monthly event where you can meet people, network, do a business deal, learn something new or maybe even find a job! Check out green drinks to get an idea of the scope of this movement! Join like-minded people in an informal and unstructured setting to talk about the latest sustainability happenings […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit
Milwaukee County

Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit

The mission of the Department of Public Works, including the construction and maintenance of county highways, bridges and public structures are the responsibility of this Committee. Members discuss all matters pertaining to the policy of mass transit and the Milwaukee County Transit System, including fares, service routes and capital improvements. The Committee discusses all matters […]

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Public Safety Committee Meeting

The Public Safety Committee is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments as well as traffic control, emergency medical services and parking. It also licenses alarm businesses and public passenger vehicles and drivers. Agenda

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

Milwaukee to Contract Nationally Recognized Transit Expert

Milwaukee to Contract Nationally Recognized Transit Expert

At the May 4th, 2010 meeting of the Common Council, Alderman Bauman brought forward an item that would allow the City of Milwaukee to enter into a contract with an expert consultant, Jeffery Boothe, for the purpose of facilitating the next steps of the Milwaukee Streetcar project.

Milwaukee River Greenway Overlay Zone Approved by City Plan Commission

Milwaukee River Greenway Overlay Zone Approved by City Plan Commission

At the May 3rd, 2010 City Plan Commission meeting the proposed Milwaukee River Greenway Overlay District was brought for the commission for approval. This overlay district would impact 370 properties, these are properties that property lines are within approximately 50 feet of the river bluff, of which 70 to 80% is existing parkland.

E. State St. Narrowed… World Doesn’t End.

E. State St. Narrowed… World Doesn’t End.

Now, another one of the vastly overbuilt streets in Milwaukee is narrowed due to construction, and again the world hasn't come to an end as traffic has been able to find another route or simply slow down.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 3. May 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 3. May 2010

Hide House Lofts’ rapid rise By Michael Timm Growing educational infrastructure By Jeff Plale Investing in our green economy By Jon Richards Federal stimulus dollars at work in Milwaukee County By Marina Dimitrijevic Mass transit sesquicentennial By Chris Larson Have you heard about Alterra’s proposed Bay View (bakery & café) project?… What do you think? […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of May 3rd, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of May 3rd, 2010

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. May 3, 2010 City Plan Commission Meeting May 3, 2010 1:30 pm The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and […]

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 Agenda

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

More Parking for Summerfest. Really?

More Parking for Summerfest. Really?

Summerfest recently announced plans to acquire additional land in the Third Ward for more parking.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 26. April 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 26. April 2010

Cycling advocates pedal to the mainstream By Tom Held Apartments created at ex-Hotel Wisconsin facing foreclosure By Tom Daykin Monona Terrace has right stuff for Amtrak station By Dave Zweifel Wauwatosa residents want campus, preservation By Sean Ryan The dream of a Milwaukee Chinatown By Matt Hrodey Earth Day planted seed of conservation By Lee […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of April 26th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of April 26th, 2010

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. April 26, 2010 Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting April 26, 2010 9:00 am The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, […]

Lecture: Just Because We Can Doesn’t Mean We Should: Planning and the Eminent Domain Authority
Lecture

Just Because We Can Doesn’t Mean We Should

Historically, courts have given considerable discretion over the question of the public good to municipal entities. Municipalities seek to navigate the day-to-day realities of managing fiscal, social, and community and economic development issues within their boundaries. The courts have generally been slow to second-guess municipal governmental decision-makers as to whether the public interest is being […]

Blue Sky Sustainability Lunch

Blue Sky Sustainability Lunch

Inspired by the success of Green Drinks Milwaukee. The idea is to get folks together to talk about sustainability, to network and build momentum for the sea change in sustainable consciousness that is on its way! Buy your own lunch and/or beverages, and get in there and meet people! No RSVP necessary and feel free […]

Rebuild the Grid

Rebuild the Grid

A variety of infrastructure improvements can be utilized to build a quality city, big items such as well designed parks, and little things such as eliminating unnecessary curb cuts can all play a role. Recently, the City of Milwaukee has been moving forward with street improvements such as the "complete street" reconstruction of S. 2nd Street in Walker's Point which is scheduled for construction this summer, and the conversion of one-way streets to two-way streets such as the E. State Street project currently under construction, but there is more that can be done to enhance streets in Milwaukee to build a better city.

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

3rd District Town Hall

3rd District Town Hall

All residents and stakeholders of the 3rd District are invited to attend a town hall meeting with Alderman Kovac. Location: Riverside High School auditorium

3rd District Town Hall

3rd District Town Hall

All residents and stakeholders of the 3rd District are invited to attend a town hall meeting with Alderman Kovac. Location: Falcon Bowl on Clarke & Fratney

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 19. April 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 19. April 2010

Dispute pits playground vs. historic preservation By Tom Tolan McKinley Park proposal envisions raise walkway, expanded pavilion By Steve Schultze It’s the end of the world as we know it: Bill McKibben tells us how to save ourselves By Adam Lovinus Commuting By Jonah Lehrer State sets sights on high-speed track to Minneapolis By Sean […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of April 19th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of April 19th, 2010

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. April 19, 2010 Historic Preservation Commission Meeting April 19, 2010 4:00 pm The Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) administers Milwaukee’s historic preservation ordinance, adopted in 1981, which provides […]

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Public Safety Committee Meeting

The Public Safety Committee is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments as well as traffic control, emergency medical services and parking. It also licenses alarm businesses and public passenger vehicles and drivers. Agenda

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

The Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) administers Milwaukee’s historic preservation ordinance, adopted in 1981, which provides certain kinds of legal protection for buildings or sites that have been declared historic by the Common Council. The HPC is responsible for designating historic landmarks and historic districts and for approving Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs) for permission to […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 12. April 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 12. April 2010

In UW System’s bid for more graduates, UWM could lead charge By Sharif Durhams Waukesha water plan critics push for pipeline By Sean Ryan Metro area home sales shot up 20% in March By Paul Gores Bakers’ battle brewing in Bay View By Doug Hissom Downtown Office Tower Put Up For Sale By Don Walker […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of April 12th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of April 12th, 2010

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. April 12, 2010 Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development April 12, 2010 9:00 am The Milwaukee County Committee on Economic & Community Development oversees the administration […]

City of Wauwatosa: Public Hearing on UWM proposal for the County Grounds
City of Wauwatosa

Public Hearing on UWM proposal for the County Grounds

Public hearing before the Wauwatosa Common Council on the UWM proposal for the County Grounds and Monarch Trail. Wauwatosa City Hall 76th and North Ave Wauwatosa, WI

Lecture: Planners as Leaders and Managers: Lessons from New Orleans
Lecture

Planners as Leaders and Managers

This lecture is free and open to the public.  The Charles Causier Memorial Lecture is held annually at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Department of Urban Planning in honor of the late alumnus and colleague.  Charles Causier worked passionately as a professional planner, citizen planner and inspirational educator.  This marks the seventh year of the Causier […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development
Milwaukee County

Committee on Economic and Community Development

The Milwaukee County Committee on Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including the best disposition of county properties, are decided by this Committee. It also makes decisions on […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting
Milwaukee County

Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting

All matters concerning county parks and parkways are the responsibility of this Committee. Members set policy for the parks department, organized recreation, cultural activities, the University Extension program, the Environmental Services Division of the Department of Public Works and Zoo park services. Members have jurisdiction over matters concerning the conservation of all uses of energy […]

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 Agenda

Green Drinks

Green Drinks

Green Drinks is a monthly event where you can meet people, network, do a business deal, learn something new or maybe even find a job! Check out green drinks to get an idea of the scope of this movement! Join like-minded people in an informal and unstructured setting to talk about the latest sustainability happenings […]

State of Downtown Economic Forum

State of Downtown Economic Forum

Join the Downtown BID as Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive Scott Walker share their perspectives on the current and future state of Downtown Milwaukee. Following the address, a brief program will recognize 2009 Downtown Achievement Award winners. Limited seating available. Register today. PROGRAM 7:30 am – Registration 7:45 am – Breakfast Served 8:00 am […]

FUEL Milwaukee: Government 101
FUEL Milwaukee

Government 101

Every day, decisions are being made about your community. From the trash pick-up on your block, to the operating hours of your corner pub, and even the fare increases for your downtown bus ride; a sophisticated and detailed process of government is in place to represent your interests. But, do you feel included in the […]

Moving Towards Sustainable Development Through the Use of Pervious Pavement

Moving Towards Sustainable Development Through the Use of Pervious Pavement

Dr. Gonwa will review the types of pervious pavement that are available and how its use promotes sustainable development. Various examples from the Milwaukee area will be discussed and audience members will learn about pervious pavement technologies, preferred applications and uses for each technology, and the successes and failures of different projects and pavement types. […]

Surface Parking Lots are a Priority to be Developed

Surface Parking Lots are a Priority to be Developed

Surface lots damage the fabric of the city by creating gaps and dead spaces that are uncomfortable to the pedestrian.

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 5. April 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 5. April 2010

You know those roads? They’re heavily subsidized By David R. Riemer Americans rebuild for the ‘new urban century’ By John Blake No UWM Freshwater School decision at April regents meeting By Tom Daykin Alterra plans new wholesale bakery in Bay View By Tom Daykin State panels OKs taxing authority for county RTAs By Jason Stein […]

Hype or Reality: Demystifying the Environmental Merits of Conservation Subdivision Design
Hype or Reality

Demystifying the Environmental Merits of Conservation Subdivision Design

Dr. Gocmen will present research which examines how open space conservation subdivisions achieve their intended goals of creating environmentally sensitive development patterns. The work investigates the environmental merits of 54 Waukesha County conservation subdivisions built between 1990 and 2005, 26 of which are paired with conventional subdivisions for an additional comparative analysis. The investigation uses […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit
Milwaukee County

Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit

The mission of the Department of Public Works, including the construction and maintenance of county highways, bridges and public structures are the responsibility of this Committee. Members discuss all matters pertaining to the policy of mass transit and the Milwaukee County Transit System, including fares, service routes and capital improvements. The Committee discusses all matters […]

Coalition for Advancing Transit QUARTERLY MEETING: Moving Forward Together
Coalition for Advancing Transit QUARTERLY MEETING

Moving Forward Together

Are you ready to get engaged in saving our local bus systems? The current legislative session ends on April 24th and legislators are considering a bill that would help save our local bus systems and allow communities to invest in critical infrastructure that will help create jobs and economic growth. At this meeting, you will […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 29. March 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 29. March 2010

DreamBikes makes dream jobs for Milwaukee teens By Julie Lawrence The Suburban Apologist & Revisionist By Brewtown Gumshoe Economic development follows the whistle of passenger rail By Tom Still Milwaukee weighs street spending increase By Sean Ryan State pushes back on suggestion that Talgo bid was rigged By Andrew Weiland Transit elsewhere draws company away […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of March 29th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of March 29th, 2010

March 29, 2010 Lecture by Léon Krier March 29, 2010 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm Léon Krier, born in Luxembourg, is an architect, architectural theorist, and urban planner. From the late 1970s onwards, Krier has been one of the most influential neo-traditional architects and planners. He is best known for his development of Poundbury village […]

Steering & Rules Committee Meeting

Steering & Rules Committee Meeting

The Steering and Rules committee, which consists of the Council President and the chairs of the other standing committees, formulate polices and rules for the Common Council, oversees charter schools, and considers extraordinary matters affecting multiple committees. Agenda City Hall 200 East Wells Street, Room 301-B Milwaukee, WI 53202

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Public Safety Committee Meeting

The Public Safety Committee is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments as well as traffic control, emergency medical services and parking. It also licenses alarm businesses and public passenger vehicles and drivers. Agenda

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

MSOE Students Present Design Ideas for the Marcus Center Garage Site

MSOE Students Present Design Ideas for the Marcus Center Garage Site

Despite work on the Marcus Center parking garage this past summer, there are still ambitious to redevelop the site in the near future. The repairs were done in an effort to keep the garage open until 2013, at which time a decision will be made to redevelop the site or be forced to do extension repairs.

Lakeshore State Park April Fools’ Meet-up and Tweet-up at Rip Tide Seafood Bar & Grill

Lakeshore State Park April Fools’ Meet-up and Tweet-up at Rip Tide Seafood Bar & Grill

Join the Friends of Lakeshore State Park to celebrate spring, April Fools’ Day and meet local Twitter and Facebook users. Cash bar. Complementary hors d’oeurves. Great door prize opportunities. See what’s in store for Lakeshore State Park at a great waterside location. WHERE: Rip Tide Restaurant 649 East Erie Street Milwaukee, WI 53202-6203 (414) 271-8433 […]

Wrong Way on E. State St.?

Wrong Way on E. State St.?

Not for not much longer. In accordance with the City of Milwaukee's downtown plan over the past decade streets such as Broadway, and Jackson St. have been converted back to two-way traffic improving connectivity and access for all modes of traffic. And now, work has begun on the next piece of this plan, the stretch of E. State St. from Van Buren St. to Market St.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 22. March 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 22. March 2010

Scott Walker: A Vote for Gridlock, on the Road and in the Capitol By Charlie Rosenberg 90-year-old has pedal power aplenty By Jim Stingl Scott Walker Is No Friend of Rail In Milwaukee By James Rowen Train, wind power factories win second round of approvals By Tom Daykin Scott Walker is true hero of Amtrak […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of March 22nd, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of March 22nd, 2010

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. March 22, 2010 City Plan Commission Meeting March 22, 2010 1:30 pm The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and […]

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202

Milwaukee Film Festival

Milwaukee Film Festival

For information http://www.milwaukee-film.org

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 15. March 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 15. March 2010

This message from your transit committee By The Transit Services Advisory Committee Korb and Tredo: Two of Milwaukee’s finest connectors By Libby Castro Milwaukee seeks federal money to lure Astronautics By Sean Ryan Milwaukee sets up shop in real estate market By Sean Ryan A look at the Mercy apartments proposed for east side By […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of March 15th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of March 15th, 2010

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. March 19, 2010 Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting March 19, 2010 9:00 am The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic […]

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

Finance & Personnel Committee Meeting

The Finance and Personnel Committee considers appropriations, finances, taxation, revenues, labor relations, personnel, pensions and other benefits, insurance, audits and city budget. The Finance and Personnel Committee meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Neighborhood Group Says No to Mercy Housing Lakefront’s East Side Development

Neighborhood Group Says No to Mercy Housing Lakefront’s East Side Development

Wednesday night the Greenwich Village Neighborhood Association held a meeting to discuss Mercy Housing Lakefront's East Side apartment proposal.

Milwaukee Riverkeeper: 15th Annual  Spring River Cleanup
Milwaukee Riverkeeper

15th Annual Spring River Cleanup

We are calling on volunteers for our 2010 15th Annual Spring River Cleanup. It takes place Saturday, April 17 from 9am-Noon at 40+ parks and river-WestBend10parkways throughout the Greater Milwaukee area. HOW DOES IT WORK? We provide all the garbage bags and gloves, we just need you to help pick up trash & debris. After […]

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

Gallery Night and Day

Gallery Night and Day

Gallery Night and Day is the premier art event in Milwaukee for both the experienced art connoisseur and most beginning admirer. An evening of gallery hopping and art viewing begins Friday, April 16 and continues during the day on Saturday, April 17. This April, the quarterly event showcases 66 venues throughout the downtown Milwaukee area. […]

Bring the Panthers Back to Campus

Bring the Panthers Back to Campus

There's often talk regarding whether UWM is a commuter campus or not, and although it still has numerous commuter students UWM has been evolving into a full blown campus environment for years. This change has stirred up East Side residents and put a greater demand on the neighborhood, but Milwaukee's future is closely tied to UWM's future so this evolution needs to be embraced, not challenged.

Mercy Housing Lakefront Inc. Proposes East Side Apartment Building

Mercy Housing Lakefront Inc. Proposes East Side Apartment Building

Mercy Housing Lakefront, Inc., intends to construct a 9-story apartment building with 75 apartments and eight townhouses on the existing 13,400 square foot city owned surface parking lot at the corner of N. Farwell Ave. and Thomas St.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 08. March 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 08. March 2010

MPS and partners collaborate on water project | Milwaukee Courier Milwaukee SBA lending jumps 370% in February – The Business Journal of Milwaukee: OnMilwaukee.com Living: 11 ways to be a better Milwaukeean Marquette breaks ground for new engineering center – BizTimes Adding up public spending on Talgo, Ingeteam developments – JSOnline Chinese delegation to learn […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of March 8th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of March 8th, 2010

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. March 8, 2010 Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development March 8, 2010 9:00 am The Milwaukee County Committee on Economic & Community Development oversees the administration […]

Lecture by Léon Krier

Lecture by Léon Krier

Léon Krier, born in Luxembourg, is an architect, architectural theorist, and urban planner.  From the late 1970s onwards, Krier has been one of the most influential neo-traditional architects and planners.  He is best known for his development of Poundbury village in Dorchester, UK for the Prince of Wales.  In campaigning for the reconstruction of the traditional “European” […]

Milwaukee Riverkeeper: Clean Energy Town Hall
Milwaukee Riverkeeper

Clean Energy Town Hall

Milwaukee Riverkeeper is co-sponsoring a special town hall forum on Clean Energy. Come join us on Thursday, March 11 at 6 p.m. where a panel of experts will discuss how the Clean Energy Jobs bill will benefit the Greater Milwaukee area with green jobs, lower energy bills and a cleaner, healthier environment. Plus, talk with […]

Toolkit for sustainable cities: Using Environmental Management Systems (EMS) as a framework
Toolkit for sustainable cities

Using Environmental Management Systems (EMS) as a framework

Carolynn Leaman’s, NEDC, presentation will outline Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and how cities can use them as a toolkit to frame or certify their green objectives/initiatives.  Governments have become more interested in ways to combine economic growth with good environmental stewardship.  As a result, harnessing ingenuity by the skillful design of environmental policies is a […]

City of Wauwatosa: City Plan Commission Meeting
City of Wauwatosa

City Plan Commission Meeting

The Wauwatosa City Plan Commission will discuss UWM’s plans for campus complex on the Milwaukee County Grounds at 7 p.m. There will be opportunity for public comment. Wauwatosa City Hall Council Chambers 7600 W North Ave Wauwatosa, WI

Milwaukee County: Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting
Milwaukee County

Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting

All matters concerning county parks and parkways are the responsibility of this Committee. Members set policy for the parks department, organized recreation, cultural activities, the University Extension program, the Environmental Services Division of the Department of Public Works and Zoo park services. Members have jurisdiction over matters concerning the conservation of all uses of energy […]

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Public Safety Committee Meeting

The Public Safety Committee is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments as well as traffic control, emergency medical services and parking. It also licenses alarm businesses and public passenger vehicles and drivers. Agenda

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

Green Drinks

Green Drinks

Green Drinks is a monthly event where you can meet people, network, do a business deal, learn something new or maybe even find a job! Check out green drinks to get an idea of the scope of this movement! Join like-minded people in an informal and unstructured setting to talk about the latest sustainability happenings […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development
Milwaukee County

Committee on Economic and Community Development

The Milwaukee County Committee on Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including the best disposition of county properties, are decided by this Committee. It also makes decisions on […]

No no no… No!

No no no… No!

Next Generation Real Estate Inc. recently proposed a $35 million 6-story mixed-use building with 130,000 square feet of class A office space, 270 parking spots, and 17,000 square feet of first floor retail at the southeast corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Broadway.

Urban Aquaculture and its Global Benefits Presentation

Urban Aquaculture and its Global Benefits Presentation

Presentation by Jon Bales on March 27 at 1PM in the Marcia Coles Community Room in the Lake Park Pavilion.  This program is part of a monthly series given by the Lake Park Friends Nature and History Committees. WHERE: Marcia Coles Community Room in the Lake Park Pavilion

Green Living Festival

Green Living Festival

Learn ways to live greener.  The Urban Aquaculture Center will be exhibiting a model for aquaponics growing systems using yellow perch and plants in a balanced network.  Aquaponics can be an urban farming practice that provides fish protein and nourishing greens for local consumption. Don’t miss this presentation. WHERE: Milwaukee County Domes.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 01. March 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 01. March 2010

Providing city loans for energy efficiency improvements : The Bay View Compass City panel wary of rushing butterfly habitat protection plan – WauwatosaNow What will Milwaukee’s architectural future look like? – JSOnline High speed rail would create jobs in Wisconsin – MenomoneeFallsNOW Mandel might expand North End apartments later this year – JSOnline The Startup […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of March 1st, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of March 1st, 2010

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. March 2, 2010 Common Council Meeting March 2, 2010 9:00 am City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202[…] UWM Real Estate Foundation Presentation […]

UWM Real Estate Foundation Presentation on County Grounds Project

UWM Real Estate Foundation Presentation on County Grounds Project

Learn more about UWM’s plans for the Milwaukee County Grounds. WHEN: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Comments/questions 6-6:30; Presentation 6:30 WHERE: Wauwatosa City Hall 7600 W North Ave

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 Agenda

Spreenkler + Launch Milwaukee: State of Southeastern WI Transit Panel
Spreenkler + Launch Milwaukee

State of Southeastern WI Transit Panel

Launch Milwaukee is partnering with Spreenkler to host a community meetup on March 3rd to talk about why Transit is important, what the legislation means, and how the proposed sales tax will provide property tax relief. Whether you want to express your opinion or just want to learn more about the issues surrounding Transit, please […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit
Milwaukee County

Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit

The mission of the Department of Public Works, including the construction and maintenance of county highways, bridges and public structures are the responsibility of this Committee. Members discuss all matters pertaining to the policy of mass transit and the Milwaukee County Transit System, including fares, service routes and capital improvements. The Committee discusses all matters […]

School of Freshwater Sciences to the Reed Street Yards?

School of Freshwater Sciences to the Reed Street Yards?

It was recently reported that UWM is considering the Reed Street Yards as a potential site for the School of Freshwater Sciences.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 22. February 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 22. February 2010

Neumann hits Walker over Florida fund-raiser – JSOnline Wind factory to employ 50-60 in first year – JSOnline Wisconsin mayors join push for high-speed rail – BizTimes Milwaukee lands $21.5 million in more stimulus funds – BizTimes Apartments, retail space proposed for Mitchell/Muskego corner – JSOnline mid coast views: Skilled labor decisive in attracting green […]

A Brand for Milwaukee?

A Brand for Milwaukee?

The Milwaukee Common Council recently passed a resolution creating a branding task force for Milwaukee, and certainly there is a place for creating a brand for Milwaukee, but the key to creating this brand isn't a marketing campaign, catch phrase or tag line.

Gathering Waters Festival

Gathering Waters Festival

Lakeshore State Park June 12, 2010 – 11am to 7pm A National Get Outdoors Day Event Off the freshwater coast of Summerfest and Discovery World FREE Event Including: REI Paddle Sports Demos for Canoeing & Kayaking DNR FIsh and Fly Fishing Clinics – We Supply the Poles Bike Village Boat and Bike Rides Kite Flying […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of February 22nd, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of February 22nd, 2010

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. February 22, 2010 Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting February 22, 2010 9:00 am The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, […]

Blue Sky Sustainability Lunch

Blue Sky Sustainability Lunch

Inspired by the success of Green Drinks Milwaukee. The idea is to get folks together to talk about sustainability, to network and build momentum for the sea change in sustainable consciousness that is on its way! Buy your own lunch and/or beverages, and get in there and meet people! No RSVP necessary and feel free […]

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Public Safety Committee Meeting

The Public Safety Committee is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments as well as traffic control, emergency medical services and parking. It also licenses alarm businesses and public passenger vehicles and drivers. Agenda

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

Water and People Conference

Water and People Conference

The Law School’s 2010 public service conference, “Water and People,” will be held February 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. Cameron Davis, senior advisor to the United States EPA administrator for Great Lakes Restoration, will deliver the keynote address, “Water and People: How to Rehabilitate the Great Lakes as […]

A View of Our City in Three Acts: Act III – The Nexus of Performing Arts & Architecture
A View of Our City in Three Acts

Act III – The Nexus of Performing Arts & Architecture

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. & UPAF Presents: The Nexus of Performing Arts & Architecture.  What is the connection between the performing arts, the built environment, a globally competitive local economy, and a unique, differentiated local identity. Panelists Jonathan West – Author of “Milwaukee’s Live Theatre” Debra Loewen – Artistic Director of Wild Space Dance Co. Kevin […]

A View of Our City in Three Acts: Act II – The Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative
A View of Our City in Three Acts

Act II – The Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. Presents: The Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative. A discussion in conjunction with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and two treasured Milwaukee neighborhoods, Capitol Heights and Lincoln Village . Panelists Dionne Shaw – Senior Program Officer Greater Milwaukee Foundation Michael Schubert – Program Consultant for the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative Antoinette Vaughn – Capitol Heights Neighborhood Rebecca […]

A View of Our City in Three Acts: Act I – What is Historic?!
A View of Our City in Three Acts

Act I – What is Historic?!

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. Presents: What is Historic?! Historic preservation and designation under municipal landmark ordinances. Panelists Paul Jakubovich – Preservation Planner with the City of Milwaukee Alderman Robert Bauman – Member of the Historic Preservation Commission Jim Draeger – Architectural Historian, Wisconsin Historical Society Mike D’Amato – Former Alderman and Member of the Historic Preservation […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 15. February 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 15. February 2010

City panel paves way for Everest campus – The Business Journal of Milwaukee: UWM considering Reed Street Yards for Freshwater School – The Business Journal of Milwaukee: Ridership up on Milwaukee-Chicago Amtrak line | Pierce County Herald | Ellsworth, Wisconsin Milwaukee Talkie: The decade of infrastructure? Gold’s Gym opening large facility in vacant downtown building […]

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 08. February 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 08. February 2010

Jazz in the Park law passes in Wisconsin State Senate | Milwaukee Courier I-794 extension surprises southern neighbors « The Daily Reporter Regional transit is key to our economic future – BizTimes Coalition seeks to bring Lake Michigan water to Waukesha – BizTimes MassTransit » Blog » Get Your Act Together littletinyfish: Bike Friendly Business […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of February 8th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of February 8th, 2010

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. February 8, 2010 Fostering the Creative City February 8, 2010 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm The Cultural Alliance is delighted to present Carol Coletta, President of CEOs for […]

Green Drinks

Green Drinks

Green Drinks is a monthly event where you can meet people, network, do a business deal, learn something new or maybe even find a job! Check out green drinks to get an idea of the scope of this movement! Join like-minded people in an informal and unstructured setting to talk about the latest sustainability happenings […]

State of the City Address

State of the City Address

Please join Mayor Tom Barrett as he delivers his State of the City Address Mayor’s Reception 8:00 a.m. Welcome 8:15 a.m. State of the City Address 8:30 a.m. Manpower 100 Manpower Place Milwaukee, Wisconsin RSVP by email to mayorrsvp@milwaukee.gov or by calling (414) 286-2200 Invite Parking Information

Fostering the Creative City

Fostering the Creative City

The Cultural Alliance is delighted to present Carol Coletta, President of CEOs for Cities, a national cross-sector network of urban leaders dedicated to building and sustaining the next generation of great American cities.  Carol will be joined by the Mt Auburn Associate consultant for the Milwaukee Regional Creative Economy Project, Michael Kane. Carol is a […]

Streetcars and Trams Around the World

Streetcars and Trams Around the World

With the strong possibility that Milwaukee will be seeing streetcar service return to our streets in the coming years, we thought we should show some example systems from cities around the world. Portland Portland has led the way with transit infrastructure in the U.S.  For example, it was the first U.S. city to bring modern […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 01. February 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 01. February 2010

Cities embrace mobile apps, ‘Gov 2.0’ – CNN.com Where will Madison residents board the train? OnMilwaukee.com Politics: Sun sets on solar village Giuffre bids on Park Lafayette – The Business Journal of Milwaukee: Fire takes slice out of Milwaukee street (PHOTO SLIDE SHOW) « The Daily Reporter Rail money sparks project, expectations « The Daily […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of February 1st, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of February 1st, 2010

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. February 1, 2010 Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting February 1, 2010 9:00 am The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, […]

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Special Meeting
Milwaukee County

Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Special Meeting

All matters concerning county parks and parkways are the responsibility of this Committee. Members set policy for the parks department, organized recreation, cultural activities, the University Extension program, the Environmental Services Division of the Department of Public Works and Zoo park services. Members have jurisdiction over matters concerning the conservation of all uses of energy […]

Could 2010 be the Year of the Park East?

Could 2010 be the Year of the Park East?

After today's news, nationally 2010 might go down as the year of high-speed rail, but here in Milwaukee it just might be the year of the Park East.

What a View!

What a View!

Ever wondered what it would be like to be up in a tower crane? Just what kind of view you would get from up there?

Wisconsin Bike Summit

Wisconsin Bike Summit

Please join the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin for the 2010 Wisconsin Bike Summit on April 21st and Lobby Day on April 22nd in Madison. Last year at the 2009 Wisconsin Bike Summit over 450 bicycle leaders from around the state gathered in Madison to celebrate Wisconsin bicycling. We learned how bicycling can be a simple […]

Love Your Bike Party

Love Your Bike Party

Warm up with complementary Fat tire beer and celebrate your admiration of biking with hundreds of other Milwaukee bike lovers at the 2010 Love Your Bike Party! Thank you to Trocadero’s for graciously hosting this year’s bash. More event details coming soon. Trocadero 1758 N. Water St.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 25. January 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 25. January 2010

DCD cancels Eco-Bay development plan at former Army Reserve Base, will call for new RFPs : The Bay View Compass Downtown’s hidden treasures – JSOnline Marcus Theatres still looking downtown – The Business Journal of Milwaukee: Plans for Marcus theater, offices in Park East moving forward – JSOnline North End gets two retail tenants – […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of January 25th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of January 25th, 2010

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. January 25, 2010 Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development Meeting January 25, 2010 9:00 am The Milwaukee County Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of […]

Mixing Green with Gray: Retrofitting Stormwater BMPs into Milwaukee’s 30th Street Industrial Corridor.
Mixing Green with Gray

Retrofitting Stormwater BMPs into Milwaukee’s 30th Street Industrial Corridor.

Tory Kress, P.E., AICP, of the The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee, will share a presentation, entitled “Mixing Green with Gray: Retrofitting Stormwater BMPs into Milwaukee’s 30th Street Industrial Corridor.” She will discuss an innovative stormwater planning study underway with goals of improving Milwaukee’s surface water quality and creating economic development in the […]

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Public Safety Committee Meeting

The Public Safety Committee is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments as well as traffic control, emergency medical services and parking. It also licenses alarm businesses and public passenger vehicles and drivers. Agenda

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment
Milwaukee County

Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment

All matters concerning county parks and parkways are the responsibility of this Committee. Members set policy for the parks department, organized recreation, cultural activities, the University Extension program, the Environmental Services Division of the Department of Public Works and Zoo park services. Members have jurisdiction over matters concerning the conservation of all uses of energy […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development Meeting
Milwaukee County

Committee on Economic and Community Development Meeting

The Milwaukee County Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including the best disposition of county properties, are decided by this Committee. It also makes decisions on the Research […]

New East Side Apartment Proposal

New East Side Apartment Proposal

At Monday's City Plan Commission meeting, Wangard Parnters Inc. will be requesting an amendment to the Detailed Planned Development known as HighBridge Condominiums, with the intent of moving the project forward, now redesigned as apartments and renamed as Metro Place.

Wells St. Narrowed.  World Doesn’t End.

Wells St. Narrowed. World Doesn’t End.

There was no file passed at the Milwaukee Common Council, business owners didn't have to fight city hall to narrow Well St., it wasn't some anti-car movement, it was just narrowed temporarily for utility work.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 18. January 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 18. January 2010

High-speed rail project on fast track – The Business Journal of Milwaukee: OnMilwaukee.com Politics: Alderman eyes Louisville model of local government Destination of the Week: Milwaukee, Wis. | MNN – Mother Nature Network Message from Rep. Jon Richards concerning parks funding legislation : The Bay View Compass New office building coming to downtown, broker says […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of January 18th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of January 18th, 2010

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. January 20, 2010 Milwaukee County: Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit January 20, 2010 9:00 am The mission of the Department of Public Works, including the construction […]

Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee Meeting

Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee Meeting

The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee (RACM) is an independent corporation created by state statute in 1958. The mission of the Redevelopment Authority is to eliminate blighting conditions that inhibit neighborhood reinvestment, to foster and promote business expansion and job creation, and to facilitate new business and housing development. 809 North Broadway 1st […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit
Milwaukee County

Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit

The mission of the Department of Public Works, including the construction and maintenance of county highways, bridges and public structures are the responsibility of this Committee. Members discuss all matters pertaining to the policy of mass transit and the Milwaukee County Transit System, including fares, service routes and capital improvements. The Committee discusses all matters […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 11. January 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 11. January 2010

The adrift Aloft Hotel – JSOnline UWM Columbia dorms to have fewer beds than first planned – JSOnline Commercial real estate should have better year – JSOnline Lagging research puts city behind – JSOnline Riverwest Currents | Wheelhouse Purchased for Park Wind turbine project may put factory here – JSOnline County plan says parks need […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of January 11th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of January 11th, 2010

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. January 11, 2010 Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting January 11, 2010 9:00 am The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, […]

Milwaukee Art Museum: Green Fair
Milwaukee Art Museum

Green Fair

Learn what it means to live green! Join us for an activity-filled day, featuring talks by green leaders in the midwestern community, artist demonstrations, gallery presentations, and a craft fair of environmentally friendly products. Visitors will even learn to make their own furniture from newspapers and wood scraps, and how to build sofas from old […]

Green Drinks

Green Drinks

Green Drinks is a monthly event where you can meet people, network, do a business deal, learn something new or maybe even find a job! Check out green drinks to get an idea of the scope of this movement! Join like-minded people in an informal and unstructured setting to talk about the latest sustainability happenings […]

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

Water for Jobs Application Approved by City Committee

Water for Jobs Application Approved by City Committee

At the January 6th, 2010 Public Works Committee meeting the first step was taken towards creating a special water rate that could be given to businesses in return for job creation within the City of Milwaukee.

Asian Carp are a Real Threat to Lake Michigan

Asian Carp are a Real Threat to Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan faces a wide range of threats, but the most pressing is the latest in a long line of invasive species, Asian Carp.

Activity at The Moderne Site

Activity at The Moderne Site

The $55.24 million The Moderne high-rise development has begun preparing for construction. Recently, the shipping container building that housed The Moderne's sales office was packed up and removed from the site. Additionally, utility work is ongoing adjacent to the site as the property is being staged for construction.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 04. January 2010

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 04. January 2010

Neighborhood improvement areas expanding in 2010 – JSOnline Investors plan to redevelop Northridge into Chinese retail center – JSOnline Northridge to host retailers from China – The Business Journal of Milwaukee: Southwest adds to Mitchell passenger count – The Business Journal of Milwaukee: Bay View projects on chopping block (UPDATE) « The Daily Reporter OnMilwaukee.com […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of January 4th, 2010

Upcoming Events for the Week of January 4th, 2010

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. January 5, 2010 Common Council Meeting January 5, 2010 10:00 am City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202[…] January 6, 2010 Public Works […]

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Public Safety Committee Meeting

The Public Safety Committee is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments as well as traffic control, emergency medical services and parking. It also licenses alarm businesses and public passenger vehicles and drivers. Agenda

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 Agenda

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha

The Sixth PechaKucha Night in Milwaukee is going to be something special. Why? Because it will be free, the first 20 people through the door get a copy of “Pow!” by Andy Nulman, Shopkeeper Ken will be DJing, and you’ll hear and watch fast paced presentations (20 slides that change automatically every 20 seconds) on […]

Friday Photos Friday, 01. January 2010

Friday Photos Friday, 01. January 2010

Saint John’s on the Lake Corcoran Lofts Cambridge Commons Cambridge Commons Jackson Square Apartments

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 28. December 2009

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 28. December 2009

Greenseams effort passes 2,000 acres of natural buffers – JSOnline Park Lafayette developer files Chapter 11 – The Business Journal of Milwaukee: Park Layfayette developer files for bankruptcy protection – JSOnline Lease extension paves way for major improvements to Summerfest grounds – BizTimes Aloft hotel opens downtown – BizTimes Milwaukee housing market avoids national collapse […]

S. 2nd Street Redesign Approved by the Common Council

S. 2nd Street Redesign Approved by the Common Council

The proposed improvement of S. 2nd Street, in Walker's Point, was up for approval at the December 22nd meeting of the Milwaukee Common Council.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 21. December 2009

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 21. December 2009

Wheelhouse restaurant property sold to land trust – The Business Journal of Milwaukee: Invest in transit and the region’s future – JSOnline Milwaukee buys Tower Auto site « The Daily Reporter UWM campus plan advances « The Daily Reporter City acquisition of former Tower site closes – The Business Journal of Milwaukee: It’s official: city […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of December 21st, 2009

Upcoming Events for the Week of December 21st, 2009

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. December 21, 2009 Special Steering and Rules Committee Meeting December 21, 2009 2:00 pm The Steering and Rules committee, which consists of the Council President and the chairs […]

Special Steering and Rules Committee Meeting

Special Steering and Rules Committee Meeting

The Steering and Rules committee, which consists of the Council President and the chairs of the other standing committees, formulate polices and rules for the Common Council, oversees charter schools, and considers extraordinary matters affecting multiple committees. Agenda City Hall 200 East Wells Street, Room 301-B Milwaukee, WI 53202

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 Agenda

Water for Waukesha?

Water for Waukesha?

Waukesha has been working towards obtaining a diversion of Lake Michigan water from the City of Milwaukee purportedly, because Waukesha has an issue with radium in their water supply due to depletion of their well water levels to an unsustainable level.

Friday Photos Friday, 18. December 2009

Friday Photos Friday, 18. December 2009

Jackson Square Apartments Jackson Square Apartments Jackson Square Apartments Corcoran Lofts Corcoran Lofts

The Park East Disaster? No

The Park East Disaster? No

Would Milwaukee be better off with the Park East Freeway spur intact? No. Has development been slow so far? Yes. Is that a problem? Only if you have a short-term perspective on the future of Milwaukee.

E. State St. Going Two-ways!  Almost.

E. State St. Going Two-ways! Almost.

As key component of the downtown plan the City of Milwaukee set a goal of returning streets in the downtown area to two-way traffic.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 14. December 2009

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 14. December 2009

Regents approve $50 million UWM water school plan – JSOnline Contamination clouds Milwaukee water school (UPDATE) « The Daily Reporter Smart Growth Around America » Blog Archive » Award-winning brownfields project created vibrant green space, jobs center Pabst project, Bayshore, 735 N. Water building win recognition – JSOnline White House Issues Open Government Directive — […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of December 14th, 2009

Upcoming Events for the Week of December 14th, 2009

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. December 14, 2009 Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting December 14, 2009 9:00 am The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, […]

Exit Freeway, Get Drunk?

Exit Freeway, Get Drunk?

A driver pulls his Ford 150 off at an exit on I-94, and proceeds to cut across the parking lot of the newest sprawling mall development in Wisconsin. He then takes two spots in the Flingers parking lot, far enough from other cars to avoid door dings, but more importantly aimed perfectly for a quick exit. At Flingers he orders extreme fajitas, throws down a few bombs, be it the car bomb, Jaeger bomb, cherry bomb, and a couple that he's convinced the bartender just made up.

Friday Photos Friday, 11. December 2009

Friday Photos Friday, 11. December 2009

Cambridge Commons Cambridge Commons Cambridge Commons Cambridge Commons Jackson Square Apartments

Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development Special Meeting
Milwaukee County

Committee on Economic and Community Development Special Meeting

The Milwaukee County Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including the best disposition of county properties, are decided by this Committee. It also makes decisions on the Research […]

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

The Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) administers Milwaukee’s historic preservation ordinance, adopted in 1981, which provides certain kinds of legal protection for buildings or sites that have been declared historic by the Common Council. The HPC is responsible for designating historic landmarks and historic districts and for approving Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs) for permission to […]

S. 2nd Street Street Re-design Approved at Committee

S. 2nd Street Street Re-design Approved at Committee

For over a year business owners, property owners, and residents in Walker's Point have worked to have S. 2nd Street rebuilt with people in mind. The plan, as UrbanMilwaukee.com has covered in past, includes narrowing the street from 58 feet to 50 feet, removing travel lanes, and adding bike lanes, street trees, and new lighting with the goal of creating a street conducive to multiple modes of transportation, be it walking, biking, or driving.

MAM After Dark: A Very Velvet Holiday
MAM After Dark

A Very Velvet Holiday

HISTORIC MILWAUKEE MEET-UP! 5:00PM Join Historic Milwaukee’s Executive Director, Anna-Marie Opgenorth, in the Lubar Auditorium for a talk for a talk on visual literacy, historical narrative, and the role each plays in understanding urban design and identity. Get a chance to voice your opinions on how Historic Milwaukee can best serve the community. FUEL and […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 07. December 2009

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 07. December 2009

Brewers interested in land near Miller Park – The Business Journal of Milwaukee: TIF bill targets exemption trend (UPDATE) « The Daily Reporter SEWRPC’s challenge: Connect with public « The Daily Reporter ‘Road Rage’ Case Highlights Cyclist Vs. Driver Tension : NPR MIAD chooses General Capital for housing project – The Business Journal of Milwaukee: […]

The Monarch Trail?

The Monarch Trail?

"Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them." - Bill Vaughan

Upcoming Events for the Week of December 7th, 2009

Upcoming Events for the Week of December 7th, 2009

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. December 7, 2009 Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development Meeting December 7, 2009 9:00 am The Milwaukee County Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of […]

Green Drinks

Green Drinks

Green Drinks is a monthly event where you can meet people, network, do a business deal, learn something new or maybe even find a job! Check out green drinks to get an idea of the scope of this movement! Join like-minded people in an informal and unstructured setting to talk about the latest sustainability happenings […]

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

Friday Photos Friday, 04. December 2009

Friday Photos Friday, 04. December 2009

Jackson Square Apartments Jackson Square Apartments Jackson Square Apartments Jackson Square Apartments Jackson Square Apartments

Milwaukee County: Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment
Milwaukee County

Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment

All matters concerning county parks and parkways are the responsibility of this Committee. Members set policy for the parks department, organized recreation, cultural activities, the University Extension program, the Environmental Services Division of the Department of Public Works and Zoo park services. Members have jurisdiction over matters concerning the conservation of all uses of energy […]

Integrating Urban Planning Into Municipal Water Quality Monitoring Programs

Integrating Urban Planning Into Municipal Water Quality Monitoring Programs

The Department of Urban Planning, in collaboration with the School of Public Health, is pleased to announce the next lecture for its Fall 2009 Smart Growth Seminar Series.  Dr. Julie Kinzelman, Director of Racine’s Health Department Laboratory, will make a presentation, entitled “Integrating Urban Planning Into Municipal Water Quality Monitoring Programs.”  She will discuss the […]

Carnival Milwaukee: A World Party of Culture, Music & Food
Carnival Milwaukee

A World Party of Culture, Music & Food

Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin (UEDA)’s Annual Fundraising Event This event was unique and different from any other that I’ve attended.” ~ Reggie Lawrence “I loved all the food at the event – a great idea to feature more than one restaurant.” ~ Oscar Johnson, Jr. “Diverse music, food and dance…there was something for […]

The Bookends Development is Sent Back to Committee

The Bookends Development is Sent Back to Committee

At the December 1st, 2009 meeting of the Milwaukee Common Council the Cooperation and Development Agreement for the Bookends development was sent back to the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee. The agreement would of authorized a $3.45 million loan guarantee from the City of Milwaukee to the development team, of New Land Enterprises and Weichman Enterprises, for the Bookends apartment development.

Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development Meeting
Milwaukee County

Committee on Economic and Community Development Meeting

The Milwaukee County Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including the best disposition of county properties, are decided by this Committee. It also makes decisions on the Research […]

Streets are for People

Streets are for People

"The right of way doesn't just belong to cars," he said. "It belongs to pedestrians and bicyclists as well." - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 30. November 2009

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 30. November 2009

Extraordinary Observations: Thinking About Transportation Worldchanging: Bright Green: New Report: U.S. Road Funding From Non-Road Users Doubled in 25 Years Smart Growth on track – JSOnline State’s job market shows signs of stabilizing – JSOnline Menomonee Valley Industrial Center lands another award – JSOnline New Land sued over leaks at Riverbridge condos – JSOnline New […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of November 30th, 2009

Upcoming Events for the Week of November 30th, 2009

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. December 2, 2009 Milwaukee County: Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit December 2, 2009 9:00 am The mission of the Department of Public Works, including the construction […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit
Milwaukee County

Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit

The mission of the Department of Public Works, including the construction and maintenance of county highways, bridges and public structures are the responsibility of this Committee. Members discuss all matters pertaining to the policy of mass transit and the Milwaukee County Transit System, including fares, service routes and capital improvements. The Committee discusses all matters […]

Friday Photos Friday, 27. November 2009

Friday Photos Friday, 27. November 2009

Corcoran Lofts Corcoran Lofts Corcoran Lofts Jackson Square Apartments Jackson Square Apartments

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 23. November 2009

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 23. November 2009

County could face another budget crisis in early 2010 – JSOnline OnMilwaukee.com Politics: The politics of the veto Council sustains Barrett’s veto on furloughs – JSOnline Wisconsin sees gain in October construction jobs – JSOnline The Political Environment: Guest Post About County Fiscal Policy And Jobs Comptroller: Bookends North city loan guarantee up in the […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of November 23rd, 2009

Upcoming Events for the Week of November 23rd, 2009

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. November 23, 2009 Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting November 23, 2009 9:00 am The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, […]

Riverwest 24

Riverwest 24

Riverwest 24 is a community event that has as its goal to build our neighborhood. By encouraging bikers and spectators to come out for a full day we hope to show off Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood and encourage biking in an urban environment. Through this exercise in stamina, team work and merriment we hope to build […]

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Friday Photos Friday, 20. November 2009

Friday Photos Friday, 20. November 2009

Urban Freight Walker’s Point Third Ward and Downtown Cambridge Commons The Pointe on the River

UWM’s Expansion Must Include Former Columbia Hospital Site

UWM’s Expansion Must Include Former Columbia Hospital Site

Although, we have been critical of UWM's efforts to expand in Wauwatosa, we have always believed that UWM's growth is critical to Milwaukee.

Urban Exploration

Urban Exploration

On the flight out to Portland we met UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning graduate student Kevin Duffy. He was out visiting Portland for the same reason we were, urban exploration.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 16. November 2009

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 16. November 2009

Barrett makes it official: He’s running for governor – JSOnline Barrett says he’s healed, ready to run for governor – JSOnline UWM health school plans take shape – JSOnline Milwaukee a finalist for Spanish wind energy company – JSOnline A ‘W’ for Milwaukee – JSOnline GMC endorses MPS mayoral control bill – The Business Journal […]

Santa Cycle Rampage

Santa Cycle Rampage

Dress up as Santa and come barreling through the streets of Milwaukee spreading holiday cheer and discovering hole-in-the-wall taverns. Cafe Hollander 2608 N Downer Ave For more information contact: Shea Schachameyer 414-431-1761 x2

Upcoming Events for the Week of November 16th, 2009

Upcoming Events for the Week of November 16th, 2009

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. November 16, 2009 Historic Preservation Commission Meeting November 16, 2009 3:00 pm The Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) administers Milwaukee’s historic preservation ordinance, adopted in 1981, which provides […]

Photo Gallery: It’s Been Fun…
Photo Gallery

It’s Been Fun…

We've had a good run here at UrbanMilwaukee.com, but we're shutting our doors, packing up the U-Haul, and moving to Portland, OR.

Friday Photos Friday, 13. November 2009

Friday Photos Friday, 13. November 2009

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Kinnickinnic River Watershed Action Team Meeting

Kinnickinnic River Watershed Action Team Meeting

Please join the Milwaukee Riverkeepers for a Southeastern Wisconsin Watershed Trust Watershed Action Team (WAT) meeting. The Southeastern Watershed Trust (SWWT) needs public input and participation to ensure the plans accurately reflect our collective water quality concerns On Thursday, November 19th from 4:00-6:00pm the meeting will focus on reviewing the specific water quality problems in […]

Menomonee River Watershed Action Team Meeting

Menomonee River Watershed Action Team Meeting

Please join the Milwaukee Riverkeepers for a Southeastern Wisconsin Watershed Trust Watershed Action Team (WAT) meeting. The Southeastern Watershed Trust (SWWT) needs public input and participation to ensure the plans accurately reflect our collective water quality concerns.  On Tuesday, November 17th from 4:00-6:00pm the meeting will focus on reviewing the specific water quality problems in […]

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

The Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) administers Milwaukee’s historic preservation ordinance, adopted in 1981, which provides certain kinds of legal protection for buildings or sites that have been declared historic by the Common Council. The HPC is responsible for designating historic landmarks and historic districts and for approving Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs) for permission to […]

Public Weighs in on UWM’s Wauwatosa Expansion Plans

Public Weighs in on UWM’s Wauwatosa Expansion Plans

Although months ago UWM entered into an agreement to purchase a portion of the Milwaukee County Grounds for the purpose of expansion, the deadline for public input into UWM's Master Plan past just this week. Regardless if this input will be considered going forward or not, it's worth looking to see what the UWM community thinks about the expansion plans.

Milwaukee Bike Swap 2009

Milwaukee Bike Swap 2009

The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin along with the Milwaukee Junior Cycling Team and UW-M Cycling Club present: Milwaukee Bike Swap 2009 UW-Milwaukee Union Ballroom Sunday December 6th 10am – 3pm $5 entry fee donation, $3 with UWM ID, kids under 12 are free! This is a great opportunity to clear out your old and surplus […]

City of Milwaukee’s 164th Birthday Party

City of Milwaukee’s 164th Birthday Party

Tue, January 26, 2010 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Cost: $25.00 Per Person Location: Milwaukee Art Museum 700 N. Art Museum Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53202

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 09. November 2009

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 09. November 2009

Walker’s Point buildings sold; future development site – JSOnline Kohl and Feingold call for stimulus funds for high-speed rail in Wisconsin – BizTimes Alderman: Go green or go away « The Daily Reporter Milwaukee Water System Lease Could Cost Community Millions Per Year — Food & Water Watch Local leaders revolt against wheel tax bill […]

Friday Photos Friday, 06. November 2009

Friday Photos Friday, 06. November 2009

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Night by the River: Inaugural Benefit for ArtWorks for Milwaukee, Inc.
Night by the River

Inaugural Benefit for ArtWorks for Milwaukee, Inc.

Where:     Manpower HQ, 100 Manpower Place, Milwaukee, WI 53212 What:     Silent and Live auction, beer & wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, LIVE music, and much more! ArtWorks for Milwaukee, Inc. is a 501(c)3 that utilizes the arts to train 21st Century soft employability skills to Milwaukee teens who need it most. Our paid youth […]

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

The Moderne Gains Common Council Approval for City Loans

The Moderne Gains Common Council Approval for City Loans

The Moderne development received approval for $9.3 millions in loans from the City of Milwaukee that led developer Rick Barrett had been seeking.

Recall?  I don’t think so.

Recall? I don’t think so.

It seems every month there is another recall proposed.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 02. November 2009

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 02. November 2009

Charter Wire makes its move – JSOnline Big changes in the air for Mitchell International travelers – JSOnline EPA warns against rail sprawl « The Daily Reporter MEDC, other Wisconsin lenders get tax credit allocations – The Business Journal of Milwaukee: Milwaukee County has a transit crisis – BizTimes KK River to be reengineered : […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of November 2nd, 2009

Upcoming Events for the Week of November 2nd, 2009

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. November 2, 2009 Remarkable Milwaukee at The Pfister Hotel November 2, 2009 12:00 am to 9:00 pm An Elegant, Historically Inspired Dinner Served in the Grand Ballroom, 7PM […]

Southwest Side Area Plan Public Information Meeting

Southwest Side Area Plan Public Information Meeting

Alverno College 3400 S 43rd St. Rotunda entrance Invite

Public Hearing on 2010 Milwaukee County Budget

Public Hearing on 2010 Milwaukee County Budget

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors will host its annual Public Hearing on the County Executive’s 2010 Recommended Budget, including amendments by the County Board’s Finance and Audit Committee, Monday evening. All residents are invited to attend and provide testimony to all Supervisors. Public Hearing on 2010 Milwaukee County Budget Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors […]

Common Council Meeting (Budget Adoption)

Common Council Meeting (Budget Adoption)

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 Agenda

Common Council Meeting

Common Council Meeting

City Hall 200 East Wells St. Common Council Chambers Milwaukee, WI 53202 Agenda

Hart Park Weedout & Cleanup

Hart Park Weedout & Cleanup

Please join the Friends of Hart Park for their Fall 2009 Weed Out and Menomonee River Clean-Up. The Friends of Hart Park is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote the preservation of Hart Park. Please visit their web site at www.ihartpark.com for further information about The Friends of Hart Park. The event will […]

Friday Photos Friday, 30. October 2009

Friday Photos Friday, 30. October 2009

Jackson Square Apartments Latitude Latitude Corcoran Lofts Corcoran Lofts

Coalition for Advancing Transit (C.A.T.) Meeting

Coalition for Advancing Transit (C.A.T.) Meeting

The Coalition for Advancing Transit (C.A.T.) will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, November 18 at 9:00 am at Manpower International Headquarters in Milwaukee. Transit plays a pivotal role in our growth as a vibrant economic region and state, and our success in competing in the global marketplace. C.A.T. advocates for a permanent regional transit […]

The Bookends Project Held Pending Comptroller Input

The Bookends Project Held Pending Comptroller Input

New Land Enterprises and Wiechman Enterprises were seeking a change in zoning and a loan guarantee by the City of Milwaukee for the Bookends North project.

The Moderne Project Held for Special Committee Meeting

The Moderne Project Held for Special Committee Meeting

The Moderne, if approved, would be located at 1141 N. Old World Third St.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 26. October 2009

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 26. October 2009

Comptroller’s report raises concerns about The Moderne – BizTimes Badger Guns case brings probation – JSOnline UWM meets with neighbors on Freshwater School site – JSOnline Despite Cudahy cash vanishing, UWM still plans for Tosa – JSOnline Developer proposes apartments for east side site – JSOnline BikeSkirt » Blog Archive » Bike Shop visit-Ben’s Cycles/Milwaukee […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of October 26th, 2009

Upcoming Events for the Week of October 26th, 2009

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. October 26, 2009 Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting October 26, 2009 9:00 am The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, […]

Milwaukee 2015: Water, Jobs, and the Way Forward
Milwaukee 2015

Water, Jobs, and the Way Forward

Marquette University Law School presents: Milwaukee 2015: Water, Jobs, and the Way Forward Moderated by Mike Gousha, Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy. Monday, November 2, 2009 7:30 a.m., registration 8 to Noon, program Alumni Memorial Union, Marquette campus 1442 West Wisconsin Avenue No charge Parking is available for $5 in the 16th Street Structure, […]

The Role of New Urbanism in Public Health & Transportation

The Role of New Urbanism in Public Health & Transportation

Please join the Wisconsin Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism and the Southwest District of the Wisconsin American Panning Association for a panel discussion.  The panel highlights Milwaukee leaders discussing issues and opportunities to encourage active lifestyles in the urban environment.  Sponsored by the Department of Architecture Lecture Series of The University of […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting
Milwaukee County

Committee on Parks, Energy and Environment Meeting

All matters concerning county parks and parkways are the responsibility of this Committee. Members set policy for the parks department, organized recreation, cultural activities, the University Extension program, the Environmental Services Division of the Department of Public Works and Zoo park services. Members have jurisdiction over matters concerning the conservation of all uses of energy […]

Friday Photos Friday, 23. October 2009

Friday Photos Friday, 23. October 2009

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Milwaukee County: Committee on Economic and Community Development Meeting
Milwaukee County

Committee on Economic and Community Development Meeting

The Milwaukee County Economic & Community Development oversees the administration of federal, state and local housing programs in the county, including the Urban Community Development Block Grant Program. Matters pertaining to economic development of Milwaukee County, including the best disposition of county properties, are decided by this Committee. It also makes decisions on the Research […]

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

Near North Side Plan Open House

Near North Side Plan Open House

Draft recommendations for the plan will be on display for public review and comment. WHERE: Eaton Corp 4201 N. 27th Street (27th Street entrance) For more information click on the link provided below. http://www.mkedcd.org/planning/plans/NearNorth/index.html

Near North Side Plan Open House

Near North Side Plan Open House

Draft recommendations for the plan will be on display for public review and comment. WHERE: Eaton Corp 4201 N. 27th Street (27th Street entrance) For more information click on the link provided below. http://www.mkedcd.org/planning/plans/NearNorth/index.html

The Bookends Development Receives Approval from City Plan Commission

The Bookends Development Receives Approval from City Plan Commission

New Land Enterprises received unanimous approval at the October 19th meeting of the City Plan Commission. The 19-story building will have 224 residential units, 292 parking spaces, and 3,000 square feet of retail.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 19. October 2009

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 19. October 2009

KK River project siphons from city tax base « The Daily Reporter The Political Environment: Former High-Profile Milwaukee Ald. Mike D’Amato Hired As Waukesha Water Consultant Zilber unveils ambitious plans to redevelop Milwaukee neighborhoods – BizTimes Zilber districts unveil plans – JSOnline Milwaukee Talkie: Pittsburgh’s model of school governance reform OnMilwaukee.com Politics: Gun debate triggers […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of October 19th, 2009

Upcoming Events for the Week of October 19th, 2009

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. October 19, 2009 City Plan Commission Meeting October 19, 2009 1:30 pm The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and […]

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

The Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) administers Milwaukee’s historic preservation ordinance, adopted in 1981, which provides certain kinds of legal protection for buildings or sites that have been declared historic by the Common Council. The HPC is responsible for designating historic landmarks and historic districts and for approving Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs) for permission to […]

City Plan Commission Meeting

City Plan Commission Meeting

The City Plan Commission (CPC) is the City’s official planning body established under State statute and is responsible for master planning activities. The CPC advises the Common Council on a variety of land development issues including zoning map changes, revisions in the zoning ordinance, subdivision approvals, business improvement districts, street and alley vacations, public land […]

City of Milwaukee: West Side Plan Open House
City of Milwaukee

West Side Plan Open House

There will be a discussion of plan recommendations followed by a presentation of the market analysis. This meeting is open to all residents and property owners located in the West Side. Please invite your friends and neighbors! Thursday, October 22, 2009 6:45 p.m. Faith United Church of Christ (Auditorium) N. 78th and Hope Street (parking […]

Milwaukee County: Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit
Milwaukee County

Committee on Transporation, Public Works and Transit

The mission of the Department of Public Works, including the construction and maintenance of county highways, bridges and public structures are the responsibility of this Committee. Members discuss all matters pertaining to the policy of mass transit and the Milwaukee County Transit System, including fares, service routes and capital improvements. The Committee discusses all matters […]

Public Works Committee Meeting

Public Works Committee Meeting

The Public Works Committee is responsible for physical services provided by the city such as street and alley maintenance, waste collection, disposal and recycling, sewer, water and flood control projects, assessments, public buildings, land and waterways. Public Works Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise […]

“The City is a Big Draw” – UWM Chancellor Santiago

“The City is a Big Draw” – UWM Chancellor Santiago

During a recent episode of the Chancellor's Report UWM Chancellor Santiago was explaining UWM's recent growth, and stated that "the city is a big draw."

Friday Photos Friday, 16. October 2009

Friday Photos Friday, 16. October 2009

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Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 12. October 2009

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 12. October 2009

Unpopular fixes required to cut Milwaukee County budget deficit, report says – JSOnline City of Lakes Urbanism: Top 100 Urban Thinkers: #1: Jane Jacobs Extraordinary Observations: How Bike Commuting Changed the Way I Think OnMilwaukee.com Politics: Waukeshas thirst for lake water raises questions Home sales in Milwaukee County up 7.7% – The Business Journal of […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of October 12th, 2009

Upcoming Events for the Week of October 12th, 2009

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. October 12, 2009 Milwaukee Leaf Collection October 12, 2009 3:00 pm Autumn has arrived and the leaves are falling. Milwaukee residents can rake leaves into the curbs starting […]

Joint Public Hearing

Joint Public Hearing

A Joint Public Hearing will be held by the Common Council and the Mayor on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 6:00 P.M. in the Common Council Chambers, third floor, City Hall, 200 E. Wells Street, relative to the proposed year 2010 Executive Budget.

Green Drinks

Green Drinks

Green Drinks Milwaukee will meet next Wednesday, October 14, 2009 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Milwaukee Ale House, 233 N. Water Street.   Depending on the weather, Green Drinks will either meet outside at the lower river level, or at the upstairs bar. Join like-minded people in an informal and unstructured setting to talk […]

Milwaukee – A City Built On Water

Milwaukee – A City Built On Water

How water is woven into the fabric of Milwaukee’s past, present and future. An evening with John Gurda telling the story of how Great Lakes freshwater, numerous rivers and rich and abundant habitat was a cornucopia for many Native American tribes and European immigrants to gather and settle in Milwaukee. These waters were highways for […]

Friday Photos Friday, 09. October 2009

Friday Photos Friday, 09. October 2009

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New Land Enterprises’ Bookends Project To Go Before City Plan Commission (Renderings)

New Land Enterprises’ Bookends Project To Go Before City Plan Commission (Renderings)

The Bookends, proposed by New Land Enterprises, will go before the Milwaukee City Plan Commission on October 19th, 2009 to gain approval of a change in zoning to a detailed plan development.

What Would Alderman Donovan Do?

What Would Alderman Donovan Do?

The 2010 City of Milwaukee budget faces a series of hurdles. There is the $50 million pension fund contribution, brought on because of the stock market crash. There is also the $33 million decline in property tax levy due to declining home values.

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 05. October 2009

Weekly Bookmarks – Monday, 05. October 2009

Milwaukee-Madison rail route still on track despite Olympic vote – JSOnline Real Estate: Aldermen ponder loan proposal for The Moderne – BizTimes OnMilwaukee.com Milwaukee Buzz: Downer Ave. improvements have begun Wisconsin submits federal application for high-speed rail – BizTimes OnMilwaukee.com Politics: Bar opponents play the not in my backyard card Milwaukee road fix relies on […]

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting

The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, job development, business improvement districts, city public relations, industrial land banks and revenue bonds, emerging business enterprises, recreation, cultural arts and the library system. The Community and Economic Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room […]

Upcoming Events for the Week of October 5th, 2009

Upcoming Events for the Week of October 5th, 2009

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. October 5, 2009 Community & Economic Development Committee Meeting October 5, 2009 9:00 am The Community and Economic Development Committee hears matters relating to community development, block grants, […]

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee Meeting

The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee reviews issues relating to city development, zoning, historic preservation, incremental tax financing, building codes and housing projects. The Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meetings start at 9:00 a.m. and are held in the Room 301-B, City Hall, unless otherwise noted. Agenda

Friday Photos Friday, 02. October 2009

Friday Photos Friday, 02. October 2009

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Forty Eight More Parking Spots for a Pub?

Forty Eight More Parking Spots for a Pub?

Mo's Irish Pub in Wauwatosa, WI intends to demolish two homes to create 48 new parking spots for their patrons.

Upcoming Events for the Week of September 28th, 2009

Upcoming Events for the Week of September 28th, 2009

Urban Milwaukee’s Upcoming Events & Meetings Calendar should help you keep up to date on important events effecting our neighborhoods, the City of Milwaukee, and our region. September 29, 2009 UWM Master Plan Public Meeting September 29, 2009 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm UWM Union, Wisconsin Room. The UWM Union is located at 2200 E. […]

UWM Master Plan Public Meeting

UWM Master Plan Public Meeting

8:30 am – 10 am, Wednesday, September 30 UWM Union, Wisconsin Room. The UWM Union is located at 2200 E. Kenilworth Blvd.

UWM Master Plan Public Meeting