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Vanessa Koster

Vanessa Koster, Planning Manager at the City of Milwaukee Department of City 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.

In Public: Design By Committee
In Public

Design By Committee

Or how Ald. Kovac and the Historic Preservation Commission bedevil architects.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Black Husky Brewing Opens
Eyes on Milwaukee

Black Husky Brewing Opens

See inside the new Riverwest brewery.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New High Rise for East Side

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $100

Eyes on Milwaukee: New High Rise for East Side

Contribution to Michael Murphy of $40

Eyes on Milwaukee: New High Rise for East Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

New High Rise for East Side

It's a 13-story, 153-unit apartment building and neighbors seem to love the idea!

Two apartment projects advance on northern edge of Bay View neighborhood
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Two apartment projects advance on northern edge of Bay View neighborhood

In Public: The City’s $30 Million Design Project
In Public

The City’s $30 Million Design Project

National competition for lakefront bridge could have huge impact, but city’s process raises questions.

Plenty of Horne: Redoing Gateway to Bay View?
Plenty of Horne

Redoing Gateway to Bay View?

Ald. Zielinski and designer of proposed 5-story, 72-unit complex on Kinnickinnic offer new version.

Paying for the Plaza: Lakefront Gateway could be built over time as sponsors step up
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?

Big Dreams for Menomonee Valley

Big Dreams for Menomonee Valley

Second redevelopment plan for area envisions Riverwalk and food and beverage manufacturing district.

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

Architects Develop Plans for Near South Side

Architects Develop Plans for Near South Side

Charette creates architectural plans for underdeveloped parts of Clarke Square and Silver City neighborhoods.

A Woman in a Man’s World

A Woman in a Man’s World

Vanessa Koster is only the city's second woman planning manager.

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: 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.

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.

Mixed-Use East Library Proposals Meet the Neighbors

Mixed-Use East Library Proposals Meet the Neighbors

Wednesday night, Alderman Nik Kovac held a public meeting to allow feedback to be voiced regarding the three proposed alternatives for the redevelopment of the one-story East Library into a mixed-use facility. The meeting was a follow-up to a meeting last November discussing the potential of issuing a request-for-proposal (RFP) for the redevelopment of the East Library site. Attendees at the meeting were provided with an update on the process and allowed to ask questions about the process and proposals. The predictable East Side public meeting questions were aired, but which, if any, of the proposals will be selected?

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.

Zoning Committee Approves Bookends Proposal

Zoning Committee Approves Bookends Proposal

Resolution 071392 would authorize $1.25 million of additional funding from Tax Incremental District #48 for development of a riverwalk and associated public improvements located at 202 West Juneau Ave. $858,042 of the funding will go towards construction of a riverwalk, dock wall, public boat slip and public plaza with pedestrian access.   This work is part […]