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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.

Murphy’s Law: Abele Plan for Bucks Arena Won’t Work
Murphy’s Law

Abele Plan for Bucks Arena Won’t Work

The county has nowhere near $4 million in annual debt for state to collect -- and Abele may lack the power to deliver it.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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: 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.

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?

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.

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

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

Murphy’s Law: The Tragedy of O’Donnell Park
Murphy’s Law

The Tragedy of O’Donnell Park

The proposed sale to NML suggests the city has yet to learn from its folly in building this eyesore.

Photo Gallery: Finally, A Hotel for Gamblers
Photo Gallery

Finally, A Hotel for Gamblers

Potawatomi Casino’s new hotel is soon to be open for business -- and plenty of it.

Murphy’s Law: The Remarkable Impact of the Deep Tunnel
Murphy’s Law

The Remarkable Impact of the Deep Tunnel

Once widely maligned, the project was the key to transforming the Milwaukee River.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Murphy’s Law: The Mystery of Sanfelippo’s Taxicab Empire
Murphy’s Law

The Mystery of Sanfelippo’s Taxicab Empire

Why is Rep. Joe Sanfelippo the registered agent for all of his brother’s many companies?

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.

Plenty of Horne: School Switcheroo?
Plenty of Horne

School Switcheroo?

Maryland Avenue Montessori might swap buildings with Cass Street School. And poor Sweet Water's building is available for lease.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Dead Zones
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Dead Zones

Two new apartment buildings for Downtown's fringes, and two new coffee houses. All spell progress.

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.

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.

Murphy’s Law: Rocky Road
Murphy’s Law

Rocky Road

Some aldermen want to dump DCD head Rocky Marcoux, but Mayor Barrett disagrees.

Wisconsin’s TIF policy needs changes

Wisconsin’s TIF policy needs changes

A couple years back, I authored a report for the Public Policy Forum about tax incremental financing (TIF), and warned that communities can use TIF too much, or too little.

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.

Palomar or Streetcar?

Palomar or Streetcar?

Tom Daykin did some digging and was able to uncover that the final request from Gatehouse Capital Corp. was $18 million in public money for the Palomar.

RedPrairie to Delafield No More

RedPrairie to Delafield No More

Tom Daykin of the Journal Sentinel is reporting that RedPrairie is no longer moving to Delafield. The company had just recently announced that they were putting their plans on hold.