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Rick Barrett, president of Barrett Visionary Development.

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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: Second Lakefront Tower Coming?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Second Lakefront Tower Coming?

Barrett-Lo has made plans for second tower next to The Couture.

Friday Photos: Goodbye Downtown Transit Center
Friday Photos

Goodbye Downtown Transit Center

Bus barn is coming down for 44-floor, lakefront high rise, The Couture.

Campaign Cash: $1 Million In Donations to City Politicians
Campaign Cash

$1 Million In Donations to City Politicians

Our Political Contributions Tracker hits $1 million, reveals who’s giving and getting cash.

Statement of IBEW Local 494 on Milwaukee County’s Sale of the Downtown Transit Center
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Statement of IBEW Local 494 on Milwaukee County’s Sale of the Downtown Transit Center

"The Couture is the next big step forward in Milwaukee's ongoing renaissance."

Couture Economic Development Project to Move Forward
Press Release

Couture Economic Development Project to Move Forward

County Executive Chris Abele Announces Closing on Sale of Downtown Transit Center.

Last Buses Pull Out of Downtown Transit Center This Weekend
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Last Buses Pull Out of Downtown Transit Center This Weekend

The Transit Center property was sold by Milwaukee County to developer Rick Barrett who is redeveloping the land into The Couture project.

Barrett Lo Visionary Development Announces Valentine Coffee Co. as Newest Tenant at Emerald Row
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Barrett Lo Visionary Development Announces Valentine Coffee Co. as Newest Tenant at Emerald Row

Valentine Coffee Co. will occupy stand-alone building fronting Drexel Town Square

County Executive Chris Abele Announces Major Milestone in Couture Project
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County Executive Chris Abele Announces Major Milestone in Couture Project

Federal Transit Authority Concurs on Plan That Will Create Thousands of Jobs, Millions in Economic Development

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

Contribution to Ashanti Hamilton of $797

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

Contribution to Terry Witkowski of $794

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

Contribution to Khalif Rainey of $801

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.

Couture site sale delayed until early 2016; groundbreaking still set for next year
Abele buys second Moderne condo for $700,000
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Abele buys second Moderne condo for $700,000

In Public: The Design Competition That Wasn’t
In Public

The Design Competition That Wasn’t

Lakefront Gateway competition picked a team, not a design. So what will that mean for the lakefront?

House Confidential: Chris Abele’s High-Rise Double Condo
House Confidential

Chris Abele’s High-Rise Double Condo

Now separated from his wife, he has a luxurious, 8,132-square-foot suite near the top of the Moderne.

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

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $2,600

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.

Overshadowed a bit by neighbors, 833 East expects tenants by March

Contribution to Terry Witkowski of $397

Overshadowed a bit by neighbors, 833 East expects tenants by March
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Overshadowed a bit by neighbors, 833 East expects tenants by March

Supervisor Patricia Jursik Congratulates Rick Barrett on Couture Project
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Supervisor Patricia Jursik Congratulates Rick Barrett on Couture Project

But Chairwoman of Economic and Community Development Committee Asks for Assurances on Public Access

Construction work for The Couture could begin in 2016
Preserve Our Parks will not appeal lawsuit, clearing way for Couture on Milwaukee’s lakefront
Couture legal challenge ends, clearing way for lakefront high-rise
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Couture legal challenge ends, clearing way for lakefront high-rise

Battle to build The Couture could be nearing end
Court’s decision allows transit center sale for Couture development
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Court’s decision allows transit center sale for Couture development

Judge clears way for county land sale for Couture high-rise
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Judge clears way for county land sale for Couture high-rise

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.

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.

Op-Ed: Don’t Sell O’Donnell Park
Op-Ed

Don’t Sell O’Donnell Park

The proposed plan is being sold as a chance to simply get bids from buyers, but it's really about selling our heritage to private developers.

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: Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration
Friday Photos

Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration

The mayor, business leaders and pols toasted the streetcar in Cudahy's Irish Pub, with Michael Cudahy on hand.

Planning and a Pint Series Takes on Lakefront Planning and Development
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Planning and a Pint Series Takes on Lakefront Planning and Development

Please join the Urban Planning and Public Administration Chapters of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni Association onWednesday, January 21 at 6:00 p.m

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Delays Streetcar Until January
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Delays Streetcar Until January

Minority of aldermen were able to use city charter provision to delay project for one month, but a majority seems poised to approve it.

Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Announces New Commitment of $200,000 in Workforce Development Funding on Couture and Streetcar Projects
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.

Milwaukee County Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Announces Opposition to Downtown Transit Center and O’Donnell Park Sales
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."

Plenty of Horne: Next Stops For The Streetcar
Plenty of Horne

Next Stops For The Streetcar

The devil is in the details of tax incremental financing and various meetings and approvals needed before construction begins.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Barrett Moving Forward With Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Barrett Moving Forward With Streetcar

If Common Council approves at December 16 meeting, construction would start in late 2015, and Milwaukee would follow in footsteps of many other cities.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 700 E. Kilbourn High-Rise Wins Key Approval

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $200

Eyes on Milwaukee: 700 E. Kilbourn High-Rise Wins Key Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

700 E. Kilbourn High-Rise Wins Key Approval

Proposed high-rise would add up to 275 "ultra luxury" apartments to downtown Milwaukee -- with no public financing.

Vantage Point: From The Moderne
Vantage Point

From The Moderne

Its signature penthouse, known as “THIRTY 01,” may offer the best view of the city.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Chicago Firm Unveils Designs for 35-Story Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Chicago Firm Unveils Designs for 35-Story Tower

New skyscraper would contain up to 275 apartments in downtown Milwaukee.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin Issues Statement in Support of the Couture Development
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Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin Issues Statement in Support of the Couture Development

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (HCCW) announced its support of Barrett Visionary Development’s Couture project

Great Plan Gets Even Better!
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Great Plan Gets Even Better!

1.9 Acres of Public Space and Direct Access to Lakefront Highlights Updated Couture Plan

Murphy’s Law: The Unbearable Loudness of Harley Hogs
Murphy’s Law

The Unbearable Loudness of Harley Hogs

Why are they allowed to violate noise ordinances? No one seems to know.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Biggest Building Breaks Ground
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s Biggest Building Breaks Ground

"A beautiful day in Milwaukee" and for assembled power brokers as Northwestern Mutual's new skyscraper gets underway.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New 18-Story Downtown Building Breaks Ground
Eyes on Milwaukee

New 18-Story Downtown Building Breaks Ground

The $102 million, 18-story tower at 833 E. Michigan is huge development, with no city financing. The full story, with photos and building renderings.

Barrett Drops Hotel From The Couture Plans
200-room Westin Hotel proposed for downtown
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200-room Westin Hotel proposed for downtown

New hotel, 14-floor renovation for Baird in works at U.S. Bank Center
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New hotel, 14-floor renovation for Baird in works at U.S. Bank Center

Milwaukee Developer Rick Barrett Announces Moderne High-Rise Now Fully Leased
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Milwaukee Developer Rick Barrett Announces Moderne High-Rise Now Fully Leased

Only six condominiums in the 30-story Moderne remain available, exceeding planned pace

Public Weighs In On Lakefront Project

Public Weighs In On Lakefront Project

Information meeting at Public Market had a full house. There's still time to add your views to the discussion.

Plenty of Horne: Millennials Drive Downtown Growth, GMC Told
Plenty of Horne

Millennials Drive Downtown Growth, GMC Told

Younger residents far more important than empty nesters in driving city growth, and urban areas are surpassing suburbs, speakers at conference note.

Couture to bring grocer to Milwaukee lakefront
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Couture to bring grocer to Milwaukee lakefront

Why The Couture Could Wow the Nation

Why The Couture Could Wow the Nation

Few cities have built towers this tall (44 stories) since 2000. This could be a coup for Milwaukee. (Second of two-part series)

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.

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra considers move to Couture
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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra considers move to Couture

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.

New Front Door for Lakefront

New Front Door for Lakefront

Dramatic plan moves freeway ramps and creates a grand boulevard that connects downtown and the lakefront.

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

Monday, February 25, 2013, Pritzlaff Building

County Threatened With Lakefront Lawsuit

County Threatened With Lakefront Lawsuit

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

Photo Gallery: The Couture Press Conference
Photo Gallery

The Couture Press Conference

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

The Chatter: Abele vs County Board — Again
The Chatter

Abele vs County Board — Again

Someone leaked the info on Abele's plan for a 44 story lakefront tower, leaving him apologizing to the board.

44-Floor Tower Proposed for Lakefront

44-Floor Tower Proposed for Lakefront

A new 44-story tower proposed for Milwaukee.

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Tour the Talgo Trains You Might Never Ride
Eyes on Milwaukee

Tour the Talgo Trains You Might Never Ride

Downtown block parties are coming, use of bike racks on MCTS buses doubles year-over-year, explore the Historic Concordia neighborhood with HMI, UWM gets a zoning change, The Moderne is meeting hiring requirements, and kids can ride free on the Amtrak Hiawatha this summer.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Common Council Committee Appointments, Milwaukee County Attraction Pass, The Moderne Lands a Restaurant, and More
Eyes on Milwaukee

Common Council Committee Appointments, Milwaukee County Attraction Pass, The Moderne Lands a Restaurant, and More

Eyes on Milwaukee this week focuses on the committee appointments by Milwaukee Common Council President Willie Hines, Supervisor Haas' efforts for a Milwaukee County attraction pass, the restaurant coming to The Moderne, and more.

Construction to start at The Moderne

Construction to start at The Moderne

Following a long-awaited loan guarantee approval from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, construction will soon begin on The Moderne.

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.

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.

The Moderne Likely to Receive Public Financing

The Moderne Likely to Receive Public Financing

The Moderne, the long awaited project on the corner of 3rd and Juneau, is moving ahead. The City, through RACM, is aiming to provide $10,000,000 in financial assistance to the project. A deal that is very likely to be approved. The building is to be largely an apartment building with first floor retail and a few condos at the top three floors. Originally intended to be 80 condos, the project is now 154 apartments and 33 condos spread over 30 floors.