Jeramey Jannene
Eyes on Milwaukee

10 Most Popular Articles of 2020

Bay View and a timber tower dominate top 10 list.

By - Dec 31st, 2020 10:39 am
The tower crane is being assembled for the Ascent apartment tower. File photo by Jeramey Jannene.

The tower crane is being assembled for the Ascent apartment tower. File photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Urban Milwaukee readers love Bay View and mass timber. Five of the 10 most popular Eyes on Milwaukee articles this year covered either the south side neighborhood or the downtown tower.

The column, named after urban visionary Jane Jacobs‘ “eyes on the street” theory of how good urban design creates safe, welcoming public spaces, is a regular look at real estate news in the Cream City.

Here’s a look at what readers clicked on the most.

10. Downtown Building Being Demolished

Building from 1885 was once planned for indoor-outdoor bar concept. – September 18th

324 W. State St. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

324 W. State St. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

9. Pre-Construction Starting on Ascent

There’s “zero doubt” tallest mass timber building in Western Hemisphere will soon rise. – January 7th

700 E. Kilbourn Ave. and Ascent rendering. Image by Jeramey Jannene. Rendering by Korb + Associates Architect.

700 E. Kilbourn Ave. and Ascent rendering. Image by Jeramey Jannene. Rendering by Korb + Associates Architect.

8. Large Downtown Dog Park Coming

Dog run would be built under freeway along the Milwaukee River. – April 29th

103 W. Clybourn St. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

103 W. Clybourn St. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

7. Hudson Business Lounge Shuts Down

Third Ward coworking space and cafe closing permanently after eight years in business. – April 1st

Hudson Business Lounge. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Hudson Business Lounge. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

6. Bucks Player to Buy City Lot for $105,000

Mixed-use building on Brady Street will be Bucks guard Pat Connaughton’s second Milwaukee project. – February 4th

Beach House's proposed Brady Street building. Elevation by Patera.

Beach House’s proposed Brady Street building. Elevation by Patera.

5. World’s Tallest Timber Tower To Begin Pre-Leasing

Prospective tenants can pick their unit as New Land gears up for construction. – April 30th

Ascent. Rendering by Korb + Associates Architects.

Ascent. Rendering by Korb + Associates Architects.

4. Boarded Up Businesses Appear Across Milwaukee

Modern furniture store, a grocery store and gas stations are all covered in plywood. – April 11th

West Elm in the Mayer Building. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

West Elm in the Mayer Building. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

3. The Rise of the Bay View Home

Since Great Recession, houses in neighborhood are among only 6 percent of those in city that have risen in value. – May 1st

Homes on S. Lenox St. in Bay View. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Homes on S. Lenox St. in Bay View. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

2. Construction Begins on World’s Tallest Timber Tower

Ascent, a 25-story apartment tower, will be tallest mass timber building in the world. – August 31st

Ascent. Rendering by Korb + Associates Architects.

Ascent. Rendering by Korb + Associates Architects.

1. Bay View’s Most Polarizing Home is For Sale

Former Alderman Tony Zielinski selling house for $2.1 million. – July 27th

Zielinski House. Photo from the Jay Schmidt Group of Keller Williams North Shore.

Zielinski House. Photo from the Jay Schmidt Group of Keller Williams North Shore.

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