Dave Reid
Friday Photos

Construction Continues

The downtown Marriott hotel is rising fast.

By - Aug 24th, 2012 03:44 pm

Construction of the 200-room Marriott Hotel continues to push the building higher.  The project became controversial because the plans included the demolition of five historic buildings within the historically-designated East Side Commercial District.  After a short, though contentious, approval process, the hotel is now under construction.  The $54 million hotel was in part funded through First Pathway Partners.  Though, in 2011 WHEDA granted the project $30 million in New Market Tax Credits, and the Wisconsin Business Growth Fund awarded the project an additional $10 million in tax credits.  If  all goes as planned the hotel should open in mid-2013.

Photo Gallery

Categories: Friday Photos

2 thoughts on “Friday Photos: Construction Continues”

  1. Raja says:

    I Hope this is not where the old “Landmark” Building was(The old NW Mutual building).

  2. Jeramey Jannene says:

    @Raja – I believe you are referring to the original NML building, the Loyalty Building. It’s undergoing a restoration that will convert it to the Hilton Garden Inn.


Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us