Stella Cretek

Monster Mash

By - Sep 5th, 2008 02:52 pm
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There’s a major battle gathering fury on Prospect Avenue. New Land Enterprises is trying to push through a condo tower on the site of the historic Goll Mansion, which NLE guy, Boris Gokhman, purchased several years ago. One of the area residents said it would include a tall obelisk on the east end, not unlike “Boris Giving Milwaukee The Finger.”

The proposed condo will be only slightly more discrete than the Layfayette condo development looming to the north, which residents also tried to stop as did existing residents around Downer Avenue where Boris built the world’s ugliest parking structure which diminished neighboring properties, including the family home of alderman, Nic Kovac.

So is Boris giving Milwaukee “the finger?” Is Alderman Bob Bauman, in tandem with Boris, also sticking it to area residents? Do we need yet another condo development? What happens if these mighty monoliths crumble in a sagging economy? On the same once lovely avenue (a former trail for Sauk Indians), the towering “Breakwater” condo is rising under the tutelage of developer Peter Renner, who promises the lobby will rival that of Roman emperors. Driving up Prospect from the south, the Breakwater thing is atrocious when viewed behind and beyond two mansions on the Westside of the avenue. Residents on Prospect have another name for “Breakwater”; they call it “Breakwind.” Everyone is entitled to freedom of expression, even the developers who mash us with these monsters.

Anyone reading this blog who is concerned with the relentless march of monoliths on Prospect Avenue is urged by Stella to contact {encode=”rjbauma@milwaukee.gov” title=”Alderman Robert Bauman”} and/or {encode=”nkovac@milwaukee.gov” title=”Alderman Nic Kovac”}. Will they have their fingers in their ears?

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