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6-Floor East Side “Contour” Plan Approved

6-Floor East Side “Contour” Plan Approved

Architecture Review Board okays revised plan for 88-unit apartment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Plan Members Love Couture
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Plan Members Love Couture

Commissioners laud the project, but possible second tower raises concerns.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Live Block is a Slam Dunk
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Live Block is a Slam Dunk

Final design gets first approval today, poised for quick council approval.

Bucks Release Renderings of Entertainment Block
Press Release

Bucks Release Renderings of Entertainment Block

Community gathering space adjacent to new Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center to serve as a year-round hub for activity in downtown Milwaukee

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Contour is Coming to Prospect
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Contour is Coming to Prospect

Construction will start in next 60 days on East Side apartment building.

Bucks Name Design Team for Entertainment Block of New Arena Development
Press Release

Bucks Name Design Team for Entertainment Block of New Arena Development

Milwaukee Bucks hire Gensler and Rinka Chung to design entertainment block as part of new arena development.

Plenty of Horne: City Accepts $14 Million Federal Streetcar Grant
Plenty of Horne

City Accepts $14 Million Federal Streetcar Grant

City wins TIGER grant after "a brutal competition" where demand for transit dollars greatly exceeded the sums appropriated.

Plenty of Horne: Prospect Avenue Apartments Win Board OK
Plenty of Horne

Prospect Avenue Apartments Win Board OK

One-way traffic on N. Prospect Ave. slammed by developer

Construction work for The Couture could begin in 2016
Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves Milwaukee Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves Milwaukee Streetcar

Mayor offers historic address to council committee on streetcar and it gains their approval. Only one person speaks in opposition.

Plenty of Horne: RACM Approves Tax Funding for Streetcar
Plenty of Horne

RACM Approves Tax Funding for Streetcar

The TIF funding approved will also pay for infrastructure for The Couture high-rise, whose architect promised it will "push the boundaries of urban design."

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Apartment Building Coming to the Third Ward
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Apartment Building Coming to the Third Ward

Two developers partner up for a new building that is going to have a very odd shape.

Does Lakefront Still Lack a Vision?

Does Lakefront Still Lack a Vision?

Panelists at Discovery World conference debate plans and opportunities for Milwaukee's lakefront. A report with photos.

In Public: How the Moderne Lost Some of its Swagger
In Public

How the Moderne Lost Some of its Swagger

Value engineering made it stouter, but it’s still minor miracle a building this good was created.

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.

Pabst Office Building Goes Moderne

Pabst Office Building Goes Moderne

Striking new design for downtown's first new office building in 10 years

Envisioning the Seen, March 11
Press Release

Envisioning the Seen, March 11

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. (HMI) and the Pabst Theater Foundation have partnered to create an entirely unique conversation series titled Envisioning the Seen. On Monday March 11, twelve dynamic, inspiring Milwaukeeans will gather on stage at the historic Pabst Theater to share their visions for the future of our built environment.

Mayor Barrett’s 2013 State of the City Address
Press Release

Mayor Barrett’s 2013 State of the City Address

Monday, February 25, 2013, Pritzlaff Building

“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.

Photo Gallery: The Couture Press Conference
Photo Gallery

The Couture Press Conference

Developers and politicians unite behind the podium to unveil 44-story project.

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.

Downer Avenue Development Project Heats Up Again

Downer Avenue Development Project Heats Up Again

This past Monday night a public meeting was held to discuss possible streetscape improvements to Downer Avenue.

Downer Avenue Redevelopment Heard at Committee

Downer Avenue Redevelopment Heard at Committee

Resolution 071339 consolidated property at 2040 W. Wisconsin Ave. and 2027 W. Wells St. into one parcel to allow for the expansion of 2040 Lofts. The expansion of 2040 Lofts shows that there is a continuing demand for student housing in downtown Milwaukee and that developers are stepping in to fill this need. Substitute resolution […]

City Plan Commission Approves Downer Avenue Plan

City Plan Commission Approves Downer Avenue Plan

The first item on the agenda, Resolution 070963, was the heavily debated Downer Avenue Redevelopment Phase II project. The resolution would recommend a change of zoning from General Planned Development to Detailed Planned Development and include a 7-story hotel, an 11-story residential tower, 5 town homes, and a 4-story addition to the Mulkhern building. Architect […]