Ikon Hotel Deal Gets First Approval
Plus: A Waukesha jail is now an apartment building.
The board of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee voted to support creating a tax-incremental financing district for the project. A $4 million loan would support preliminary work on the project and provide Haywood with capital to pay off a loan from another city-affiliated entity, the Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation, that was used to purchase the building.
The multi-phase project would include a conference center and rooftop restaurant. Apartments and a tech hub are planned for future phases. For more on the project, see my colleague Jeramey Jannene‘s coverage of the project’s announcement.
Jail Becomes Apartments in Waukesha
The Martin Street Apartments in Waukesha were once a jail. And with that comes stories.
The 30-unit, $7 million apartment building recently opened to residents. It offers tenants such perks as: getting to live in a room once inhabited by a murderer, Tom Daykin reported in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Kidding aside, the project follows a trend of suburban developers leveraging historic preservation tax credits to kickstart downtown development.
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