Jeramey Jannene

Jeramey Jannene

President, and co-founder, Urban Milwaukee, Inc.

Jeramey covers real estate, politics, transportation and urban quality-of-life issues for Urban Milwaukee. In addition, Jannene leads the firm’s website development efforts and manages the firm’s internship program.

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Recent Articles

City Hall: Black Members Blast Council President
City Hall

Black Members Blast Council President

Chevy Johnson won't take on 'status quo and complacency,' says former president Hamilton and six others.

WI Daily: 20 Days of Climbing COVID-19 Positive Case Rate
WI Daily

20 Days of Climbing COVID-19 Positive Case Rate

Active hospitalizations also hit three week high.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Urban Golf School Plans Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Urban Golf School Plans Expansion

Bridging the Gap plans to expand educational offerings at near west side facility.

City Hall: Milwaukee Mask Mandate Scaled Back
City Hall

Milwaukee Mask Mandate Scaled Back

Special council committee to debate it. Outdoor requirement scaled back, minimum age raised.

Wisconsin Has Fastest COVID-19 Spread In U.S.

Wisconsin Has Fastest COVID-19 Spread In U.S.

New study has alarming figures, with spread coming since state shutdown ended.

Transportation: Road Diets Planned for Six City Streets
Transportation

Road Diets Planned for Six City Streets

Lanes will be removed, improving safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Cases Double Since Memorial Day
WI Daily

COVID-19 Cases Double Since Memorial Day

State officials fear spread to older population could trigger surge in hospitalizations and deaths.

City Hall: Election Commission Leader Barely Confirmed
City Hall

Election Commission Leader Barely Confirmed

Approved by 8-7 vote, with council members charging she lied during approval process.

City Hall: What Is And Isn’t In Milwaukee’s Mask Mandate
City Hall

What Is And Isn’t In Milwaukee’s Mask Mandate

Proposal requires a mask indoor and outdoors, fines up to $500 for repeated violations.

City Hall: Fire & Police Leader Withdraws
City Hall

Fire & Police Leader Withdraws

FPC Executive Director Griselda Aldrete says council values spectacle over merit.

WI Daily: Three Days of No Deaths, 18 Days of Rising Case Rate
WI Daily

Three Days of No Deaths, 18 Days of Rising Case Rate

Hospitalizations tick upward for second straight day.

City Hall: Library Director Paula Kiely Retiring
City Hall

Library Director Paula Kiely Retiring

Kiely has led library since 2006, presided over great change.

City Hall: Miller Park To Be Early Voting Site
City Hall

Miller Park To Be Early Voting Site

Milwaukee residents will be able to vote for President at ballpark.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Testing Continues to Fall, Case Rate Continues to Climb
WI Daily

COVID-19 Testing Continues to Fall, Case Rate Continues to Climb

Positive case rate has climbed for 17 straight days.

Plats and Parcels: MSOE Reshaping Its Campus
Plats and Parcels

MSOE Reshaping Its Campus

New STEM center, redeveloped residence hall just the latest changes.

Protest Day 37: Marches, Celebrations, Calls For Justice
Protest Day 37

Marches, Celebrations, Calls For Justice

Independence Day doesn't distract marchers.

WI Daily: Wisconsin Reports Biggest One-Day COVID-19 Case Increase
WI Daily

Wisconsin Reports Biggest One-Day COVID-19 Case Increase

But no new deaths and hospitalizations fall to three month low.

Florists For Social Justice at Sherman Phoenix

Florists For Social Justice at Sherman Phoenix

New sculpture honors fight for racial equality.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Spread Keeps Accelerating in Wisconsin
WI Daily

COVID-19 Spread Keeps Accelerating in Wisconsin

15-days of positive case rate trend climbing.

Friday Photos: The Electric Apartments Rise
Friday Photos

The Electric Apartments Rise

New apartment building in Historic Third Ward wraps electric substation.

Milwaukee Moves Backward In Fight Against COVID-19

Milwaukee Moves Backward In Fight Against COVID-19

City's positive case rate climbs to 12.1 percent.

Milwaukee’s Homicide Rate Has Doubled

Milwaukee’s Homicide Rate Has Doubled

86 homicides already in 2020, versus 43 at same point in 2019.

“Defund The Police” Becomes “Defend The Police”

“Defund The Police” Becomes “Defend The Police”

Mural outside City Hall gets altered overnight.

WI Daily: 14-Day Positive Case Rate Continues Upward Climb
WI Daily

14-Day Positive Case Rate Continues Upward Climb

Spread of disease has increased, even as testing has expanded in past week. Brown County now has second-worst outbreak.

City Hall: Should Police Report Every Time They Draw Weapon?
City Hall

Should Police Report Every Time They Draw Weapon?

MPD says it's a paperwork burden. Alderman says he's not looking for a Master's thesis.

Giannis Protest Mural Planned for Bay View Bar

Giannis Protest Mural Planned for Bay View Bar

Mural is designed to keep focus on protest marches.

City Hall: What Should Or Shouldn’t Be in Milwaukee Mask Mandate?
City Hall

What Should Or Shouldn’t Be in Milwaukee Mask Mandate?

Council debates ordinance before its written.

City Hall: Election Director Nominee Is Back In
City Hall

Election Director Nominee Is Back In

Claire Woodall-Vogg would like to run Milwaukee Election Commission after all.

City Hall: Council Grilling, But Advancing Mayoral Appointees
City Hall

Council Grilling, But Advancing Mayoral Appointees

Most being confirmed unanimously after long meetings.

“Defund the Police” Painted On Street In Front of Milwaukee City Hall

“Defund the Police” Painted On Street In Front of Milwaukee City Hall

Mural as long as a city block, covers 13,000 square feet.

WI Daily: 1 of Every 200 in State Has Tested Positive For COVID-19
WI Daily

1 of Every 200 in State Has Tested Positive For COVID-19

14-day positive case rate continues to climb upward.

City Hall: Feds Won’t Cover $1.6 Million Hazard Pay
City Hall

Feds Won’t Cover $1.6 Million Hazard Pay

Changing guidance leaves Milwaukee holding the bag for COVID-19-related bonus.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Crump Wins Committee Support to Head DCD
Eyes on Milwaukee

Crump Wins Committee Support to Head DCD

New commissioner would serve in one of most visible, influential administration roles.

WI Daily: Testing Surges, But Positive Case Rate Still Increasing
WI Daily

Testing Surges, But Positive Case Rate Still Increasing

14-day average continues to tick upward as Wisconsin records second-biggest one-day case increase.

City Hall: Dimitrijevic Introduces Mask Mandate
City Hall

Dimitrijevic Introduces Mask Mandate

Mayor Barrett and council President Johnson endorse a city-wide mandate.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Biggest Ever Affordable Housing Project Advances
Eyes on Milwaukee

Biggest Ever Affordable Housing Project Advances

197-unit, $59 million Community Within the Corridor project would get $3 million from city.

75 Businesses Demand a City Mask Mandate

75 Businesses Demand a City Mask Mandate

Pabst Theater Group, Colectivo, Fiserv Forum, Bartolotta join call for action.

WI Daily: Two Straight Days With No COVID-19 Deaths
WI Daily

Two Straight Days With No COVID-19 Deaths

Hospitalizations hit 88-day low, but new cases continue to accelerate.

Protest Day 31: New Mural Honors Milwaukee Activists
Protest Day 31

New Mural Honors Milwaukee Activists

Mural depicts Frank Nitty, Tommy Franecki, Vaun Mayes, Markasa Tucker and others.

Protest Organizer Vaun Mayes Arrested

Protest Organizer Vaun Mayes Arrested

For "burglary party to a crime" says arrest blotter. Frank Nitty captures arrest on video.

Fire Department Investigating Brown Figure Hanging in “Looped Ribbon”

Fire Department Investigating Brown Figure Hanging in “Looped Ribbon”

Charges expected to be read this week. Investigation underway since February.

Plats and Parcels: Historic Church Will Become High Tech Office Space
Plats and Parcels

Historic Church Will Become High Tech Office Space

Northern Ground buys Walker's Point building. Northridge owners appeal court decision.

WI Daily: Wisconsin Records Highest COVID-19 Case Rate in 40 Days
WI Daily

Wisconsin Records Highest COVID-19 Case Rate in 40 Days

Testing slows, but cases grow.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Cases Increase As Testing Falls in Wisconsin
WI Daily

COVID-19 Cases Increase As Testing Falls in Wisconsin

Even with fewer tests Wisconsin finds more cases.

Milwaukee Increases Bar Capacity to 50% As Cases Spike Statewide

Milwaukee Increases Bar Capacity to 50% As Cases Spike Statewide

Changes go into effect July 1st. City also unveils plan to allow 100 percent capacity.

This Weekend’s Protests Against Police Brutality

This Weekend’s Protests Against Police Brutality

List of protests against the killing of George Floyd and police brutality.

Mother Connected to “40th and Lloyd” Incident Speaks Out

Mother Connected to “40th and Lloyd” Incident Speaks Out

Was missing teenage girl ever at N. 40th St.? Mother unsure, but questions about home remain from community.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Spread Accelerating in Wisconsin
WI Daily

COVID-19 Spread Accelerating in Wisconsin

Number of new cases in past 24 hours at highest level in 28 days.

Friday Photos: New Downtown Apartment Building Takes Shape
Friday Photos

New Downtown Apartment Building Takes Shape

Bucks guard's first Milwaukee development project takes shape.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Couture Developer Secures Financing
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Couture Developer Secures Financing

No construction date announced, but private financing commitment marks major milestone.

City Hall: Election Director Appointee Pulls Out
City Hall

Election Director Appointee Pulls Out

Says she was working 18-hour days in worst year of her life and told to be less honest to be confirmed.

City Hall: Fire & Police Commission Director Wins Committee Support For Reappointment
City Hall

Fire & Police Commission Director Wins Committee Support For Reappointment

Griselda Aldrete gets committee support, but needs to pick up five votes from the full council to keep her job.

WI Daily: Upward Trend in COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin Continues
WI Daily

Upward Trend in COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin Continues

Rate of new cases is increasing while testing holds steady.

City Hall: Council Committee Debates Oversight For Police Military-Grade Purchases
City Hall

Council Committee Debates Oversight For Police Military-Grade Purchases

Would require approval for all purchases.

Activists Clean Up Around Burned House As Questions Remain

Activists Clean Up Around Burned House As Questions Remain

Activists want more from police, police want cooperation from community

Dining: Milwaukee Restaurants Could Return to 100 Percent Capacity
Dining

Milwaukee Restaurants Could Return to 100 Percent Capacity

Health department preparing pilot program for restaurants with COVID-19 mitigation plan.

WI Daily: Biggest Number of New COVID-19 Cases in Three Weeks
WI Daily

Biggest Number of New COVID-19 Cases in Three Weeks

Positive case rate is trending up, the opposite of what public health officials want to see.

DNC Will Be Largely Virtual, Not At Fiserv Forum

DNC Will Be Largely Virtual, Not At Fiserv Forum

Delegations urged not to travel to Milwaukee, convention moved to Wisconsin Center.

Burned Home Had 27 Police Service Calls

Burned Home Had 27 Police Service Calls

Police visited alleged sex trafficking house, burned last night, 27 times in four years.

Suspected Sex Trafficking House Burned

Suspected Sex Trafficking House Burned

Crowd surrounds house at 40th and Lloyd believed to be connected to missing children.

Oriental Theatre Closed for Summer, Plans Renovations

Oriental Theatre Closed for Summer, Plans Renovations

Milwaukee Film continuing plan to fully restore 1927 movie palace.

Daily: Positive COVID-19 Case Rate Drops To Two-Week Low, But Trend Still Increasing
Daily

Positive COVID-19 Case Rate Drops To Two-Week Low, But Trend Still Increasing

Testing volume is declining in Wisconsin.

New Tool Tracks COVID-19 Changes By County

New Tool Tracks COVID-19 Changes By County

State DHS dashboard tracks active spread in last two weeks to guide decision makers.

Daily: 14-Day Positive COVID-19 Case Rate Continues Upward Trend
Daily

14-Day Positive COVID-19 Case Rate Continues Upward Trend

Percentage of tests coming back positive is growing.

Protest Day 24: Black is Beautiful Slow Ride Loops Through City
Protest Day 24

Black is Beautiful Slow Ride Loops Through City

Over 1,000 people take to their bikes to spread a message of social justice.

Daily: Highest COVID-19 Positive Test Rate in Three Weeks
Daily

Highest COVID-19 Positive Test Rate in Three Weeks

For the second day in a row, Milwaukee County has worst COVID-19 outbreak in the state.

Plats and Parcels: Rite Hite’s New HQ Approved
Plats and Parcels

Rite Hite’s New HQ Approved

Plus: Walker's Point apartment plans dropped, while another neighborhood building sells.

Finding City’s Most Integrated Neighborhoods

Finding City’s Most Integrated Neighborhoods

Study shows 25 neighborhoods across Milwaukee are majority-minority like city as a whole.

Daily: Milwaukee Now Has Worst COVID-19 Outbreak in Wisconsin
Daily

Milwaukee Now Has Worst COVID-19 Outbreak in Wisconsin

For the first time since April, Milwaukee County has highest per-capita rate and greatest number of cases.

City Hall: Milwaukee to Hike Parking Meter Rates
City Hall

Milwaukee to Hike Parking Meter Rates

City has yet to implement 2018 market-based plan to vary rates based on demand.

Friday Photos: Villard Commons Rises
Friday Photos

Villard Commons Rises

New apartment building rises on Old North Milwaukee main street.

Black Lives Matter Mural Covers Milwaukee Intersection

Black Lives Matter Mural Covers Milwaukee Intersection

MLK and Locust now sports colorful mural with powerful message.

Daily: Over 24,000 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin Since Outbreak Began
Daily

Over 24,000 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin Since Outbreak Began

Hospitalizaton stays at nearly 80 day low of 241.

Juneteenth Flag Flies Over City Hall Complex

Juneteenth Flag Flies Over City Hall Complex

City flies flag for the first time as county and state follow suit.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Offering New Subsidies For Homes In Two Urban Subdivisions
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Offering New Subsidies For Homes In Two Urban Subdivisions

Grants would offset cost of new construction in two infill housing developments.

“Black Lives Matter” To Be Painted on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

“Black Lives Matter” To Be Painted on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Artist Vedale Hill leads Juneteenth community mural creation.

City Hall: Barrett Calls For Police To Stop All Chokeholds
City Hall

Barrett Calls For Police To Stop All Chokeholds

Decision rests with powerful Fire & Police Commission.

Daily: Biggest Number of New COVID-19 Cases in Two Weeks
Daily

Biggest Number of New COVID-19 Cases in Two Weeks

State's positive case rate spikes, as do totals.

Juneteenth Flags Will Fly at Capitol, City Office Building For First Time

Juneteenth Flags Will Fly at Capitol, City Office Building For First Time

Move is part of growing recognition for holiday.

Daily: Why Do COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue To Drop?
Daily

Why Do COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue To Drop?

256 new cases of disease confirmed on Wednesday.

City Hall: How Many Fewer Cops With A 10% Cut?
City Hall

How Many Fewer Cops With A 10% Cut?

The number is smaller than 375 officers the Police Department claims, but how much smaller?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Housing Authority Accepting More Voucher Applicants
Eyes on Milwaukee

Housing Authority Accepting More Voucher Applicants

For first time since 2015, city accepting new applicants for subsidized housing.

City Hall: Council Wants No Pay for Suspended Officers
City Hall

Council Wants No Pay for Suspended Officers

Seeks change in state law so city can stop paying suspended cops charged with felonies.

Kinnickinnic River Could Get a Trash Wheel

Kinnickinnic River Could Get a Trash Wheel

Harbor District wins $492,300 federal grant to remove 75 tons of trash per year from river.

Photo Gallery: Protests Spur a Wave of Public Art
Photo Gallery

Protests Spur a Wave of Public Art

Murals and chalk art become a growing presence as marchers fill streets.

Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit 75-Day Low
Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit 75-Day Low

266 newly-confirmed positive cases reported Tuesday.

City Hall: Council Calls For ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Policy
City Hall

Council Calls For ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Policy

Measure would require interventions when anyone in custody says they're having trouble breathing.

City Hall: Council Okays Planning for 10% Police Cut
City Hall

Council Okays Planning for 10% Police Cut

Requires city budget office to model what cut would look like, in time for fall budget debate.

City Hall: Common Council Threatens City Shakeup
City Hall

Common Council Threatens City Shakeup

Votes to hold every Barrett cabinet appointment, wants systemic change in all city operations.

City Hall: Grab Your Quarters, Parking Meter Regulations Restored
City Hall

Grab Your Quarters, Parking Meter Regulations Restored

Other parking regulations remain suspended.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Renderings Released for New Bay View Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Renderings Released for New Bay View Building

Two-story BV+ will replace vacant lot on S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

Daily: 1% of Milwaukee County Residents Have Tested Positive For COVID-19
Daily

1% of Milwaukee County Residents Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

Rate hits 5% in one city neighborhood, under represents true spread.

City Hall: Council Proposes 10% Police Budget Cut
City Hall

Council Proposes 10% Police Budget Cut

11 council members back $30 million cut and investing in other programs.

Plats and Parcels: Huge Affordable Housing Project for 32nd and Center
Plats and Parcels

Huge Affordable Housing Project for 32nd and Center

Developer Que El-Amin is moving forward on The Community Within The Corridor.

Daily: 692 COVID-19 Deaths in Wisconsin, 350 in Milwaukee County
Daily

692 COVID-19 Deaths in Wisconsin, 350 in Milwaukee County

Approximately one in three individuals that have died from COVID-19 in Wisconsin have resided in the city of Milwaukee

Daily: Racial, Ethnic Disparities Persist in COVID-19 Cases
Daily

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Persist in COVID-19 Cases

Active hospitalizations continues on downward trend.

Protest Day 15: Peaceful March Snakes Through South Side
Protest Day 15

Peaceful March Snakes Through South Side

March honors Joel Acevedo, who died at hands of off-duty Milwaukee police officer in April

Friday Photos: Quartet Opens
Friday Photos

Quartet Opens

New Walker's Point apartment building is the second building developed by New Land Enterprises in the neighborhood.

City Hall: Police Blame Mayor, Council For Murder Rate
City Hall

Police Blame Mayor, Council For Murder Rate

Department uses official account to say budget cuts driving murder rate higher. Data doesn't prove link.

Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Fall To Two-Month Low
Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Fall To Two-Month Low

Number of people hospitalized hasn't been this low since April 4th.

Shorewood Spitter Charged With Hate Crime, Felony For Assaulting Officer

Shorewood Spitter Charged With Hate Crime, Felony For Assaulting Officer

Stephanie Rapkin faces up to six years in jail.

City Attorney Moving To Drop Curfew Charges

City Attorney Moving To Drop Curfew Charges

Charges will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, but at least one lawsuit still likely.

City Holds Emergency Council Meeting To Approve Voting Sites, Why?

City Holds Emergency Council Meeting To Approve Voting Sites, Why?

Move expands early voting access from three to 16 sites.

Daily: One in 100 Racine County Residents Have Contracted COVID-19
Daily

One in 100 Racine County Residents Have Contracted COVID-19

Statewide active hospitalizations hit four-week low.

Daily: Over 9,000 COVID-19 Cases in Milwaukee County
Daily

Over 9,000 COVID-19 Cases in Milwaukee County

Over 21,500 cases across Wisconsin.

Protest Day 12: Marchers Show Up Despite The Rain
Protest Day 12

Marchers Show Up Despite The Rain

Tropical storm doesn't stop three marches across the city, one with only cars.

Milwaukee Zoo Reopening, With Mask Requirement

Milwaukee Zoo Reopening, With Mask Requirement

Reservations required, limited hours, but most attractions open.

Daily: Wisconsin Reports Record Low COVID-19 Positive Case Rate
Daily

Wisconsin Reports Record Low COVID-19 Positive Case Rate

But death toll and hospitalizations, lagging indicators, tick upward.

Evers Pulls National Guard From Milwaukee

Evers Pulls National Guard From Milwaukee

The 125 troops serving as a backup force during the protests have been withdrawn.

Daily: COVID-19 Seven-Day Testing Total Nearly At Evers’ Goal
Daily

COVID-19 Seven-Day Testing Total Nearly At Evers’ Goal

The number of people that died was negative. How did that happen?

Chief’s Crucifixion Message Panned by Council

Chief’s Crucifixion Message Panned by Council

13 members sign letter urging Morales: stop chiding protesters and listen to their message.

Meet The Show-Stopping Amerah Wright

Meet The Show-Stopping Amerah Wright

Seven-year-old captivates crowd, has big plans for future.

“Shorewood Spitter” Taken To Jail After Second Incident

“Shorewood Spitter” Taken To Jail After Second Incident

Attorney Stephanie Rapkin is accused of spitting on teenager, shoving college student and kneeing police officer in groin.

Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Keep Falling in Wisconsin
Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Keep Falling in Wisconsin

Milwaukee again has second greatest per-capita outbreak.

Urban Milwaukee Burns, Will Rise Like a Phoenix

Urban Milwaukee Burns, Will Rise Like a Phoenix

Tragedy strikes our publication, but optimism abounds.

Thousands March While Attorney In Custody For Spitting In Protester’s Face

Thousands March While Attorney In Custody For Spitting In Protester’s Face

Giannis and other Bucks players show up at one of seven marches.

City Officials Grill Police on Tactics

City Officials Grill Police on Tactics

Still more questions on 6th and McKinley, as council, mayor disagree with police tactics.

Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit Four-Week Low
Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit Four-Week Low

Number of people admitted for hospitalization growing, but those actively receiving care drops.

Film About Milwaukee Police Killing Dontre Hamilton is Free this Week

Film About Milwaukee Police Killing Dontre Hamilton is Free this Week

Filmmaker removes fees to watch award-winning documentary.

Daily: More Than 20,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Tested Positive for COVID-19
Daily

More Than 20,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

State reports third-highest one-day testing total, but percentage positive is below average.

Police, Mayor, Hospital Workers March to Sherman Park

Police, Mayor, Hospital Workers March to Sherman Park

March is markedly different from larger marches that have circled city.

Dining: How Bars and Restaurants Are Reacting To Reopening News
Dining

How Bars and Restaurants Are Reacting To Reopening News

Businesses offer support, some share concerns. Virtually all have struggled.

Nitty Leads Peaceful March While Protecting Against Assassination

Nitty Leads Peaceful March While Protecting Against Assassination

Seventh-day is a charm as two large marches take place without incident

Daily: COVID-19 Tests Down, Cases Up
Daily

COVID-19 Tests Down, Cases Up

Wisconsin reports third-highest testing day, but critical positive percentage ticks upward.

Bars and Restaurants Can Reopen Friday in Milwaukee

Bars and Restaurants Can Reopen Friday in Milwaukee

Revised order will loosen restrictions

Marches Multiply, Council Will Investigate Curfew, Police Response

Marches Multiply, Council Will Investigate Curfew, Police Response

Group openly carrying rifles joins late march, car caravan later takes over.

Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit Three Week Low in Wisconsin
Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit Three Week Low in Wisconsin

Tests processed sets new high, exceeds reported capacity.

Dog’s Death Blamed on Protesters

Dog’s Death Blamed on Protesters

Chief Morales decries German shepherd's shooting, reckless drivers during night-time protests.

Five Protest Marches Planned Wednesday

Five Protest Marches Planned Wednesday

Largest march will leave from Humboldt Park in Bay View at 3 p.m. and head north

Daily: Racine Now Has Worst COVID-19 Outbreak in Wisconsin
Daily

Racine Now Has Worst COVID-19 Outbreak in Wisconsin

Statewide testing totals rebound after hitting three-week low.

Peaceful March Ends at 3 a.m. Near Capitol Dr.

Peaceful March Ends at 3 a.m. Near Capitol Dr.

March goes over 15 miles, including through Whitefish Bay, Shorewood and Glendale, before ending back in Milwaukee.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Volume Falls to Three-Week Low
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Volume Falls to Three-Week Low

But percentage positive doesn't exceed weekly average.

City Imposes Third 9 p.m. Curfew Monday

City Imposes Third 9 p.m. Curfew Monday

Officials lament burglaries, fires, vandalism. Chief Morales warns police "taking action".

King Drive Cleanup Draws Hundreds

King Drive Cleanup Draws Hundreds

De facto center of George Floyd protests spiffed up. "This is our city," says volunteer Pamela Bell.

Sup. Ryan Clancy Arrested During Protest

Sup. Ryan Clancy Arrested During Protest

County Supervisor is one of at least five people taken into custody at the Milwaukee-Shorewood border.

Daily: Wisconsin Reports Record Low COVID-19 Positive Case Rate
Daily

Wisconsin Reports Record Low COVID-19 Positive Case Rate

Only 173 new cases recorded Sunday.

Pastors Lead Peaceful Protest, But Second March Draws Police in Riot Gear

Pastors Lead Peaceful Protest, But Second March Draws Police in Riot Gear

A tale of two marches, one with songs of unity, another with a standoff between marchers and dozens of police officers.

Milwaukee Again Under 9 p.m. Curfew

Milwaukee Again Under 9 p.m. Curfew

Police chief says things were less disorderly second night.

Milwaukeeans Show Up To Clean Up Streets

Milwaukeeans Show Up To Clean Up Streets

Residents come out to clean up northside streets affected by vandalism.

Milwaukee Opening New Northside Community Testing Site

Milwaukee Opening New Northside Community Testing Site

Site will be on Custer High School campus, replaces Midtown Center.

Daily: More People COVID-19 Tested This Week Than All of April
Daily

More People COVID-19 Tested This Week Than All of April

But COVID-19 data continues to send mixed signals

Peaceful Protesters March Over 12 Miles Across Milwaukee

Peaceful Protesters March Over 12 Miles Across Milwaukee

Several hundred people crisscross the city with a message of frustration, but peace, before curfew went into effect.

Milwaukee Has 9 p.m. Curfew, Evers Calls In National Guard

Milwaukee Has 9 p.m. Curfew, Evers Calls In National Guard

Peaceful protests became violent overnight.

Friday Photos: The Stone-Clad Huron
Friday Photos

The Stone-Clad Huron

New building begins to look more like its 140-year-old neighbor.

Transportation: Illinois Wins Grant That Will Benefit Amtrak Hiawatha Expansion
Transportation

Illinois Wins Grant That Will Benefit Amtrak Hiawatha Expansion

Wisconsin and Illinois transportation departments collaborating on expansion plan.

Milwaukee Maintaining Its Health Order At Least One More Week

Milwaukee Maintaining Its Health Order At Least One More Week

Dashboard shows Milwaukee has actually regressed in fighting COVID-19.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing, Cases Surge 22 Percent
Daily

COVID-19 Testing, Cases Surge 22 Percent

Record testing, cases. Hospitalizations also at 30-day high.

Air Show, Bike Racing Series Canceled

Air Show, Bike Racing Series Canceled

No roaring jets or cowbell this summer.

Brew City Match Providing Emergency Business Support

Brew City Match Providing Emergency Business Support

Program focused on small businesses in city's historic commercial corridors

Sculpture Milwaukee Will Return in June

Sculpture Milwaukee Will Return in June

Annual art exhibit is expanding into Historic Third Ward.

Transportation: Trump Announces Funding for Milwaukee Bus Rapid Transit Line
Transportation

Trump Announces Funding for Milwaukee Bus Rapid Transit Line

President tweets long-awaited $40.9 million grant is being awarded.

Hispanics Now Have Greatest Number of COVID-19 Cases in Milwaukee

Hispanics Now Have Greatest Number of COVID-19 Cases in Milwaukee

Also, county's poorest are more than 2.5 times as likely to contract COVID-19.

Daily: State Reports New COVID-19 Testing Record
Daily

State Reports New COVID-19 Testing Record

Death toll reaches 550, but percentage of tests coming back positive is falling.

Transportation: Amtrak Bringing Back Hiawatha Trains
Transportation

Amtrak Bringing Back Hiawatha Trains

Bus service had temporarily replaced trains as pandemic cut ridership.

Daily: New Highs for COVID-19 Testing, Cases, Deaths
Daily

New Highs for COVID-19 Testing, Cases, Deaths

State reports over 10,000 tests in a single day for the first time.

City Hall: Lafayette Crump Appointed DCD Leader
City Hall

Lafayette Crump Appointed DCD Leader

Duke graduated attorney works for Milwaukee DNC 2020, has experience with real estate development.

City Hall: DCD Leader Rocky Marcoux Will Retire
City Hall

DCD Leader Rocky Marcoux Will Retire

Marcoux has held position for 16 years, survived contentious reappointment battles.

Report Predicts Second COVID-19 Surge in State

Report Predicts Second COVID-19 Surge in State

Virus reproducing faster in Wisconsin than all but nine states, British study finds.

Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit 30-Day High in Wisconsin
Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit 30-Day High in Wisconsin

279 new cases in past 24 hours.

Where Are City’s COVID-19 Hotspots?

Where Are City’s COVID-19 Hotspots?

Big change as south side census tracts now have far higher rate than on North Side.

Glorioso’s To Reopen, Add Express Market

Glorioso’s To Reopen, Add Express Market

Brady Street grocery store has been closed since mid-March.

Will Milwaukee Get DNC in 2024?

Will Milwaukee Get DNC in 2024?

This year's convention may involve few visitors. Can city push to therefore get 2024 event?

Transportation: Downtown Losing Another One-Way Street
Transportation

Downtown Losing Another One-Way Street

State Street will be bi-directional through Downtown, making it easier to navigate neighborhood.

Daily: 307 New COVID-19 Cases, 24 Hospitalizations, 4 Deaths
Daily

307 New COVID-19 Cases, 24 Hospitalizations, 4 Deaths

Wisconsin reports third-highest single-day testing total, while positive case rate falls.

Plats and Parcels: A Memorial Day Surprise at Soldiers Home
Plats and Parcels

A Memorial Day Surprise at Soldiers Home

Tower at Old Main contains 96-year-old etching from World War I veteran.

Transportation: Milwaukee Opens Its Active Streets
Transportation

Milwaukee Opens Its Active Streets

Custer, Fratney and Washington reconfigured for pedestrians and cyclists over motor vehicles.

Daily: Wisconsin Crosses 15,000 COVID-19 Case Threshold
Daily

Wisconsin Crosses 15,000 COVID-19 Case Threshold

400 new cases Sunday, with percent positive exactly matching the seven-day average.

Daily: 507 Wisconsin Residents Have Died From COVID-19
Daily

507 Wisconsin Residents Have Died From COVID-19

Positive test percentage goes above 14-day average, 481 newly confirmed cases.

Will Silk Disobey City, Open Strip Clubs?

Will Silk Disobey City, Open Strip Clubs?

Company plans to open three strip clubs on May 29th, which would violate city order.

Friday Photos: The Yards Opens in Walker’s Point
Friday Photos

The Yards Opens in Walker’s Point

Construction wrapping up as first residents move in.

City Hall: City Workers Will Get Hazard Pay Bonus
City Hall

City Workers Will Get Hazard Pay Bonus

Mayor Barrett's proclamation boosts hourly pay by $3.13 for front-line workers.

Midtown Center Testing Site To Close, Southside Site Will Remain

Midtown Center Testing Site To Close, Southside Site Will Remain

Testing sites have collected over 16,000 specimens.

Daily: Statewide COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 16 Percent, 30 Percent in Milwaukee County
Daily

Statewide COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 16 Percent, 30 Percent in Milwaukee County

New testing record set each of the past three days.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Kovac Pushing Ascension To Improve East Side Parking
Eyes on Milwaukee

Kovac Pushing Ascension To Improve East Side Parking

Alderman calls garage design an abomination, wants better signage to let public know of free parking above Whole Foods.

Federal Lawsuit Challenges Local “Safer at Home” Orders

Federal Lawsuit Challenges Local “Safer at Home” Orders

Two plaintiffs are Republican candidates for office, another is a Milwaukee pastor.

Milwaukee Releases Five Criteria To Open Up

Milwaukee Releases Five Criteria To Open Up

Barrett and Kowalik have phased plan to reopen city. Revised order allows gyms to open.

Daily: Wisconsin Sets COVID-19 Testing Record, Another Hospitalization High
Daily

Wisconsin Sets COVID-19 Testing Record, Another Hospitalization High

All 72 counties have COVID-19 cases for the first time.

Walking Milwaukee Releases Customizable Scavenger Hunt

Walking Milwaukee Releases Customizable Scavenger Hunt

Use it in any Milwaukee neighborhood, and even play it "punch bug" style.

Transportation: City Rezoning Lot for Future North Side Trail
Transportation

City Rezoning Lot for Future North Side Trail

Future trail would run along Lincoln Creek.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Harbor District Presents Riverwalk Design
Eyes on Milwaukee

Harbor District Presents Riverwalk Design

Nature-centered plan linking Downtown with Bay View 'beyond anything we have ever taken on.'

Daily: State Sees Biggest Hike In New COVID-19 Hospital Admissions In 30 Days
Daily

State Sees Biggest Hike In New COVID-19 Hospital Admissions In 30 Days

Testing hits new single-day high, as does the number of new cases.

City Hall: City Announces Business Restart Grant Deadline
City Hall

City Announces Business Restart Grant Deadline

Applications due May 28 through June 12, small businesses can get up to $15,000 each.

Suburbs’ Policies Ignore Science, Kowalik Charges

Suburbs’ Policies Ignore Science, Kowalik Charges

Suburban elected officials overruling health officers on COVID-19, city official charges.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 86 Homeowners Getting Property Tax Help
Eyes on Milwaukee

86 Homeowners Getting Property Tax Help

Foundation's anti-displacement fund gives $38,356 to owners in four city neighborhoods.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown TIF Will Bail Out Three Districts
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown TIF Will Bail Out Three Districts

City increasingly using downtown revenue to support ailing neighborhoods.

Bars and Restaurants Can Open Friday in Milwaukee County Suburbs

Bars and Restaurants Can Open Friday in Milwaukee County Suburbs

In-person patronage still prohibited in the City of Milwaukee.

Legislature Should ‘Step Up’ Barnes Says

Legislature Should ‘Step Up’ Barnes Says

Take action to protect our health, end patchwork of pandemic rules, Lieutenant Governor urges.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Data Sends Mixed Signals
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Data Sends Mixed Signals

Testing down, cases up.

Eyes on Milwaukee:  Newaukee’s The Beacon Gets State Grant
Eyes on Milwaukee

Newaukee’s The Beacon Gets State Grant

Company still pursuing other financing for its Walker's Point development.

Transportation: City Seeks Grants for New Bike Trails
Transportation

City Seeks Grants for New Bike Trails

Powerline Trail would run from S. 105th St. to Lake Michigan. Beerline Trail would be extended.

Evers Wants 270-Day Shutdown! Nope

Evers Wants 270-Day Shutdown! Nope

Republicans, talk radio spread rumor of nine-month shutdown. Governor calls it "a lie."

Evers Announces $75 Million Small Business Grant Program

Evers Announces $75 Million Small Business Grant Program

Up to 30,000 businesses could receive aid. Additional funding for minority-owned firms.

Daily: Positive COVID-19 Test Rate Falls to Record Low
Daily

Positive COVID-19 Test Rate Falls to Record Low

Milwaukee County crosses 5,000 case threshold, has positive rate nearly twice the state average.

Pabst Theater Group Pivots To Weddings

Pabst Theater Group Pivots To Weddings

Plus: National venue group including 12 Milwaukee groups requests pandemic bailout.

New Hours For Free COVID-19 Testing

New Hours For Free COVID-19 Testing

Two free testing sites in Milwaukee will now operate from 11 to 8, six days a week.

Plats and Parcels: Work Starts on Bay View Complex
Plats and Parcels

Work Starts on Bay View Complex

BV+ building will add 18 apartments, commercial space to Bay View's main street.

Daily: As COVID-19 Testing Expands, Racial Disparities Persist
Daily

As COVID-19 Testing Expands, Racial Disparities Persist

No new deaths reported in past 24 hours, a first since March.

Daily: Wisconsin Sets New High With 502 New COVID-19 Cases
Daily

Wisconsin Sets New High With 502 New COVID-19 Cases

Both Racine and Brown counties have more cases per capita than Milwaukee does.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Assessment Appeal Deadline Extended
Eyes on Milwaukee

Assessment Appeal Deadline Extended

City board gives three week extension, to June 8, for homeowners appealing new assessments.

Attorney General Supports Local Health Orders

Attorney General Supports Local Health Orders

Kaul opinion finds local orders enforceable, but communities continue to rescind theirs.

Add Black-Owned Restaurants To Your Takeout List

Add Black-Owned Restaurants To Your Takeout List

Milwaukee Black Restaurant Week returns for the fifth year.

Friday Photos: New Life for Old Main
Friday Photos

New Life for Old Main

$44 million project will convert vacant Civil War complex to veterans' housing.

Are Local “Safer at Home” Orders Legal?

Are Local “Safer at Home” Orders Legal?

Kenosha and Brown counties drop theirs, while Mayor Barrett stands by city's, says politics at play.

City Launches Business Restart Grants

City Launches Business Restart Grants

Businesses with $2 million or less in revenue can apply for $20 million grant program.

Daily: State Sets New Record, 6,469 Tests In 24 Hours
Daily

State Sets New Record, 6,469 Tests In 24 Hours

But percentage of tests coming back positive doesn't drop.

Senator Jennifer Schilling Calls It Quits

Senator Jennifer Schilling Calls It Quits

Resigning Friday to take an unidentified job that would create a conflict of interest.

City Hall: Bring Your Tires and TVs, Drop Off Centers Are Still Free
City Hall

Bring Your Tires and TVs, Drop Off Centers Are Still Free

Milwaukee's two drop-off centers are now open Sundays, with no fees through at least the end of May.

Milwaukee Allows Salons, Barbershops To Reopen

Milwaukee Allows Salons, Barbershops To Reopen

New order is similar to the order issued by Milwaukee suburbs Wednesday night.

Health Department Gets Support From Librarians, School Nurses

Health Department Gets Support From Librarians, School Nurses

Government employees being retrained as contact tracers to fight COVID-19

Eyes on Milwaukee: Judge Rules Northridge Mall Must Be Demolished
Eyes on Milwaukee

Judge Rules Northridge Mall Must Be Demolished

City scores victory in bid to take control of vacant mall.

Dining: City Exploring Options For Closing Streets For Dining
Dining

City Exploring Options For Closing Streets For Dining

Could well spaced tables allow restaurants to reopen? Will diners show up?

Daily: Wisconsin Sets New COVID-19 Testing High
Daily

Wisconsin Sets New COVID-19 Testing High

Surge in testing comes as testing capacity drops because of supply shortage.

Over 6,000 Get Tested At Free Milwaukee Testing Sites In Three Days

Over 6,000 Get Tested At Free Milwaukee Testing Sites In Three Days

Demand remains strong each day as Milwaukeeans embrace no-appointment, drive-thru testing.

Suburban “Safer at Home Orders” Are Less Restrictive Than Milwaukee’s

Suburban “Safer at Home Orders” Are Less Restrictive Than Milwaukee’s

Wisconsin becomes patchwork quilt of health orders.

Milwaukee’s “Safer at Home” Order Remains in Effect

Milwaukee’s “Safer at Home” Order Remains in Effect

Bars and restaurants in Milwaukee must remain closed.

Supreme Court Strikes Down “Safer at Home”

Supreme Court Strikes Down “Safer at Home”

Decision goes into effect immediately. Milwaukee's order remains in effect.

8 City Nursing Homes Have COVID-19 Cases

8 City Nursing Homes Have COVID-19 Cases

State releases names, locations of 38 active investigations for the first time.

Transportation: Council Committee Blesses Active Streets
Transportation

Council Committee Blesses Active Streets

And wants more. "Why seven miles? Why not do 70 miles?" asks alderman.

Daily: 291 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths in Wisconsin
Daily

291 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths in Wisconsin

Positive case rate jumps over Tuesday's total, but stays below 14-day average.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Is A Couture Deal Finally Coming?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Is A Couture Deal Finally Coming?

City officials say it is, while Ald. Bauman pushes city to separate streetcar from project.

National Guard Tests 1,919 at City Sites

National Guard Tests 1,919 at City Sites

'Phenomenal' response to two COVID-19 test sites yesterday, more guard members had to be added.

Daily: Five of Six Badger Bounce Back Critieria Have Green Light
Daily

Five of Six Badger Bounce Back Critieria Have Green Light

Testing totals should soon surge as a result of Wisconsin National Guard collections.

Jets Will Honor State’s Pandemic Workers

Jets Will Honor State’s Pandemic Workers

Jets looping over state to honor healthcare and front line workers, flying over Milwaukee this evening.

Transportation: Active Streets Program Needs Volunteers
Transportation

Active Streets Program Needs Volunteers

Live near one of the closed streets? Help keep track of how it's going.

City Hall: Council Debates Assessment Process
City Hall

Council Debates Assessment Process

Alders unhappy. Assessor gets grilled about home value hikes in certain neighborhoods.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Falls To One-Week Low
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Falls To One-Week Low

Three of six Badger Bounce Back plan criteria are now satisfied.

State Allows Most Retail Stores to Open

State Allows Most Retail Stores to Open

New order by Gov. Evers says stores can allow customers in, with restrictions.

Free Testing Sites Open to Large Crowds

Free Testing Sites Open to Large Crowds

Lines nearly a mile long at both sites as individuals wait to be tested for COVID-19.

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Open Monday Morning

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Open Monday Morning

Individuals do not need to exhibit symptoms or make an appointment.

Plats and Parcels: Symphony Hangs New Sign
Plats and Parcels

Symphony Hangs New Sign

The former Grand Avenue looks more like the entertainment hub it once was.

Daily: Wisconsin Crosses 10,000 COVID-19 Case Threshold, 400 Deaths
Daily

Wisconsin Crosses 10,000 COVID-19 Case Threshold, 400 Deaths

Waukesha County passes 100 cases per 100,000 residents threshold, Kenosha County may soon pass Milwaukee.

Challenger to Robin Vos Drops Out

Challenger to Robin Vos Drops Out

Vos gets dog feces in the mail, and Democrat Robert Prailes suffers "ugly" personal attacks.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Up But Racial Disparities Still Stark
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Up But Racial Disparities Still Stark

Latino and African American communities still suffer from higher rates of cases, deaths.

Friday Photos: Five Fifty Ultra Lofts in Deer District
Friday Photos

Five Fifty Ultra Lofts in Deer District

Apartment building provides activation to Deer District that is unusually quiet.

“Active Streets” Will Close City Streets, Parkways In Favor of Pedestrians, Cyclists

“Active Streets” Will Close City Streets, Parkways In Favor of Pedestrians, Cyclists

This campaign aims to create more public space in Milwaukee, closing off parkways and some city streets to traffic.

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Will Be at UMOS, Midtown Center

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Will Be at UMOS, Midtown Center

Sites are on border of areas of city with highest number of COVID-19 cases.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Capacity Drops
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Capacity Drops

But state reports second highest total of tests processed in 24 hours, percent positive continues downward trend.

MPS Teacher, School Win $30,000 After Teacher Uses Stimulus Check on Care Packages

MPS Teacher, School Win $30,000 After Teacher Uses Stimulus Check on Care Packages

Margaret Roushar is an "A1 person" says Chance the Rapper.

Wisconsin Startups Seek Government Support in Wake of COVID-19

Wisconsin Startups Seek Government Support in Wake of COVID-19

Startup Wisconsin says state and local support needed for high-growth companies.

Milwaukee Launching Two Free COVID-19 Testing Sites

Milwaukee Launching Two Free COVID-19 Testing Sites

Individuals will be able to receive free test without appointment or symptoms.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Up 31% in Wisconsin
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Up 31% in Wisconsin

State reports over 5,000 tests in a day for first time. Positive test rate drops to record low.

Dining: Downtown Sushi Restaurant Moving Forward
Dining

Downtown Sushi Restaurant Moving Forward

Restaurateur purchases Milwaukee Street building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Symphony Center To Get New Sign This Weekend
Eyes on Milwaukee

Symphony Center To Get New Sign This Weekend

Socially distant entertainment on Wisconsin Avenue this weekend.

Election’s Impact on County’s COVID-19 Cases Unclear

Election’s Impact on County’s COVID-19 Cases Unclear

Final report shows 54 cases, but might be low or high, many questions remain.

Transportation: State Wins Grant for Twin Cities Train
Transportation

State Wins Grant for Twin Cities Train

Federal grant will add second daily roundtrip on Amtrak Empire Builder from Chicago to St. Paul.

Daily: Back-to-Back Record COVID-19 Testing Days
Daily

Back-to-Back Record COVID-19 Testing Days

Wisconsin labs process over 4,000 tests in 24 hours for first time.

Dining: Stone Creek Reopens Downer Cafe
Dining

Stone Creek Reopens Downer Cafe

Location had been closed since March 16th. More cafe reopenings planned.

City Hall: City To Furlough, Cut Hours For 750 Employees
City Hall

City To Furlough, Cut Hours For 750 Employees

Revenue down $27 million in pandemic and city forced to make cuts.

State Makes Progress on Bounce Back Plan

State Makes Progress on Bounce Back Plan

Two of six criteria have now been met. More work remains before state can reopen.

Daily: Wisconsin Sets New COVID-19 Testing Record
Daily

Wisconsin Sets New COVID-19 Testing Record

Percent of negative results increases, a positive sign.

State Will Test All Nursing Home Residents

State Will Test All Nursing Home Residents

38% of COVID-19 deaths were in long-term care facilities. 10,000 tests per week planned.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Travel Startup Hopes to Be Industry Leader
Eyes on Milwaukee

Travel Startup Hopes to Be Industry Leader

Milwaukee-based Frontdesk raises $3 million from investors, plans for growth in 28 cities.

Daily: State Passes 8,000 COVID-19 Cases
Daily

State Passes 8,000 COVID-19 Cases

And 340 deaths. 48 percent of those with disease believed to have recovered.

Transportation: City Testing New Bike Lane Dividers
Transportation

City Testing New Bike Lane Dividers

Say hello to the "wave delineator," installed on Hawley Rd. to enhance visibility of protected bike lanes.

Plats and Parcels: State Grant Will Support 27th and Wisconsin Demolition
Plats and Parcels

State Grant Will Support 27th and Wisconsin Demolition

Plus: A run down of the week's real estate news.

Daily: Hospitalizations Haven’t Increased With Expanded COVID-19 Testing
Daily

Hospitalizations Haven’t Increased With Expanded COVID-19 Testing

Gap between Brown County outbreak and the rest of the state continues to grow.

Daily: Positive COVID-19 Testing Rate Trending In Wrong Direction
Daily

Positive COVID-19 Testing Rate Trending In Wrong Direction

Even as testing expands, average number of people testing positive for disease expands.

Over 38% of Those That Died From COVID-19 Lived in Long-Term Care Facilities

Over 38% of Those That Died From COVID-19 Lived in Long-Term Care Facilities

Newly-public data highlights danger to those in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Rise of The Bay View Home
Eyes on Milwaukee

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.

Friday Photos: Kinetik Prepares for First Residents
Friday Photos

Kinetik Prepares for First Residents

Pre-leasing has now started for the building's first residents.

Milwaukee Makerspace Producing Free Face Shields for Healthcare Workers

Milwaukee Makerspace Producing Free Face Shields for Healthcare Workers

Has already delivered over 4,300, needs donations to keep the effort going.

Daily: State Hits New High in COVID-19 Cases
Daily

State Hits New High in COVID-19 Cases

Number tested is higher, but so is percent of positive cases. Disease spreading in state.

Southside Walgreens Offers Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

Southside Walgreens Offers Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

Appointment-only, free testing being offered at 6th and Oklahoma.

Eyes on Milwaukee: World’s Tallest Timber Tower To Begin Pre-Leasing
Eyes on Milwaukee

World’s Tallest Timber Tower To Begin Pre-Leasing

Prospective tenants can pick their unit as New Land gears up for construction.

Daily: Wisconsin COVID-19 Testing Grows 69 Percent Week Over Week
Daily

Wisconsin COVID-19 Testing Grows 69 Percent Week Over Week

But the percentage of tests coming back positive isn't falling dramatically.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vote To Advance Your Favorite Community Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vote To Advance Your Favorite Community Project

Co:Lab civic accelerator has groups competing with ideas

Dining: Tosa Restaurant Won’t Open May 1st After All
Dining

Tosa Restaurant Won’t Open May 1st After All

Dan Zierath cites fear of losing his licenses.

Where Are Milwaukeeans Moving To and From?

Where Are Milwaukeeans Moving To and From?

New report studies population flows and early impact of COVID-19.

Daily: Positive Case Rate Falls, But State Wants It Even Lower
Daily

Positive Case Rate Falls, But State Wants It Even Lower

New webpage allows public to track progress on criteria in Badger Bounce Back plan.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Large Downtown Dog Park Coming
Eyes on Milwaukee

Large Downtown Dog Park Coming

Dog run would be built under freeway along the Milwaukee River.

Domestic Violence Surging In Milwaukee

Domestic Violence Surging In Milwaukee

Reports up 28% in April. Officials urge those in unsafe homes to turn to community resources for help.

Evers Reopening State Parks, Forests

Evers Reopening State Parks, Forests

On May 1st, 34 parks across state to reopen, including city's Lakeshore State Park, Havenwoods State Forest.

Wisconsin Needs 600 Contact Tracers

Wisconsin Needs 600 Contact Tracers

State making progress on hiring and training, but still short of 1,000 person goal.

Daily: State’s COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 300
Daily

State’s COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 300

72 percent of those who've died have been 70 or older.

City Hall: Johnson Chooses Powerful Committee Chairs
City Hall

Johnson Chooses Powerful Committee Chairs

Not every supporter rewarded. New council president says picks reflect experience, not politics.

Eyes on Milwaukee: $6.9 Million Won for 317 Affordable Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

$6.9 Million Won for 317 Affordable Apartments

7 city projects win WHEDA funding that will leverage millions more private dollars.

Health Clinics To Offer Drive-Thru Tests

Health Clinics To Offer Drive-Thru Tests

350 tests per day by 5 community centers including drive-thu tests handled by Wisconsin National Guard.

Janesville Firm Making Millions of Masks

Janesville Firm Making Millions of Masks

Monterey Mills pivots to making 65,000 masks per day for healthcare workers, others.

Daily: Positive Test Rate Falls to Lowest Percentage in 20 Days
Daily

Positive Test Rate Falls to Lowest Percentage in 20 Days

State reports highest testing total ever reported on a Monday.

City Trails State, Nation in Census Response

City Trails State, Nation in Census Response

Each non-response could cost Milwaukee $1,600 per year for next decade.

Plats and Parcels: Affordable Housing Redevelopment for 37th Street School Gets City Funding
Plats and Parcels

Affordable Housing Redevelopment for 37th Street School Gets City Funding

Plus: City assessments top 2008 values for the first time.

Daily: Wisconsin Ends Week With 1,412 New COVID-19 Cases, Surge in Testing
Daily

Wisconsin Ends Week With 1,412 New COVID-19 Cases, Surge in Testing

Despite testing boost, state still has almost three times the capacity.

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Draws Praise for Work Addressing COVID-19

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Draws Praise for Work Addressing COVID-19

Organization provided tests for over two-thirds of cases on south side. Officials say it is slowing spread.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Remains High, Positive Case Rate Surges 28%
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Remains High, Positive Case Rate Surges 28%

Brown County passes Milwaukee County for highest case rate. State reports biggest one day case increase.

Friday Photos: $33 Million School Rises in Clarke Square
Friday Photos

$33 Million School Rises in Clarke Square

Cristo Rey will become anchor in southside neighborhood.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Assessments Up 9% to $30.5 Billion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Assessments Up 9% to $30.5 Billion

New values were calculated prior to COVID-19 pandemic.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Harbor View Plaza Upgrades Highlight Freshwater Ecology
Eyes on Milwaukee

Harbor View Plaza Upgrades Highlight Freshwater Ecology

Waterfront park now highlights what's happening above and below water

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Jumps Over 50 Percent To New Record, Cases Rise as Positive Rate Falls
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Jumps Over 50 Percent To New Record, Cases Rise as Positive Rate Falls

Over 3,400 tests performed in last 24 hours, 304 new positive cases.

A Bay View Scavenger Hunt From Rush Mor Records

A Bay View Scavenger Hunt From Rush Mor Records

Free game allows for education, entertainment and exploration.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rite-Hite Unveils Reed Street Yards HQ Design
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rite-Hite Unveils Reed Street Yards HQ Design

Company plans five-story office building, two-story R&D facility for Walker's Point.

Daily: State Reports Record High COVID-19 Testing Capacity
Daily

State Reports Record High COVID-19 Testing Capacity

But the number of tests performed isn't keeping pace. State officials encourage doctors to test more people.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Despite Being “Essential,” Construction Industry Experiencing Major Delays
Eyes on Milwaukee

Despite Being “Essential,” Construction Industry Experiencing Major Delays

Real estate survey reveals expanding pessimism about length of impact, most businesses still paying rent.

Transportation: Amtrak Hiawatha Train Replaced By Bus During Pandemic
Transportation

Amtrak Hiawatha Train Replaced By Bus During Pandemic

Service already cut from seven round trips per day to one.

Why Aren’t More COVID-19 Tests Given?

Why Aren’t More COVID-19 Tests Given?

More available now, but other factors may limit use, says Department of Health Services official.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Hotel Planned for Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Hotel Planned for Downtown

"Adams Hotel" planned for property once occupied by Whiskey Bar.

Council Okays Fines for “Safer at Home” Violators

Council Okays Fines for “Safer at Home” Violators

107 arrests so far by Milwaukee Police; now can issue fines of $500 to enforce state order.

Daily: Biggest One Day COVID-19 Case Increase in Wisconsin
Daily

Biggest One Day COVID-19 Case Increase in Wisconsin

Meatpacking and food processing plant outbreaks create disease clusters beyond Milwaukee County.

MPS Expands Free Meal Sites, Learning Materials

MPS Expands Free Meal Sites, Learning Materials

District now distributing free meals at 25 sites

City Hall: 7 COVID-19 Cases From In-Person Voting?
City Hall

7 COVID-19 Cases From In-Person Voting?

Likely to rise as Health Department reviews all data. Council pushes for absentee voting.

City Hall: The Rise of Cavalier Johnson
City Hall

The Rise of Cavalier Johnson

Up from poverty and getting crushed in his first two runs for office, he's the upstart winner for council president.

City Hall: City Clerk Faces Surprise Opposition
City Hall

City Clerk Faces Surprise Opposition

Nikiya Dodd leads charge to replace Jim Owczarski with Theodore Lipscomb.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Slows
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Slows

State reports declining testing totals four days in a row, while positive test rate remains steady.

City Hall: Five Women Make Council History
City Hall

Five Women Make Council History

The Milwaukee Common Council now looks more like the city it represents.

City Hall: Johnson Elected Council President
City Hall

Johnson Elected Council President

Second-term Ald. Cavalier Johnson defeats Ashanti Hamilton and Milele Coggs.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Brewery Becoming Rock Climbing Gym
Eyes on Milwaukee

Brewery Becoming Rock Climbing Gym

Adventure Rock reshaping former Milwaukee Brewing building in Walker's Point.

Daily: State Still Not Using Full Testing Capacity
Daily

State Still Not Using Full Testing Capacity

Death toll from COVID-19 grows to 230, 132 in Milwaukee County.

Evers Releases ‘Badger Bounce Back’ Plan

Evers Releases ‘Badger Bounce Back’ Plan

Lays out six criteria for reopening economy, getting Wisconsin back to work.

Tavern League Wants May 1 Reopening

Tavern League Wants May 1 Reopening

Lobbying group wants Evers to allow bars and restaurants to open then, with restrictions.

Dining: Tosa Bar Plans to Open, Defy State
Dining

Tosa Bar Plans to Open, Defy State

Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub will serve food and drinks. But owner's attorney, family members disagree.

Plats and Parcels: BMO Tower Opens
Plats and Parcels

BMO Tower Opens

Plus: Former Boston Store Building lands office tenant, MAC deal could lose hotel.

Daily: New Data Shows Steady COVID-19 Growth, Nine More Confirmed Deaths
Daily

New Data Shows Steady COVID-19 Growth, Nine More Confirmed Deaths

Number of people tested, percentage testing positive and other figures remain consistent throughout April.

New Mural Honors Healthcare Workers

New Mural Honors Healthcare Workers

Mauricio Ramirez paints "Frontline Heroes" on building at 6th and Lincoln.

Daily: State Reports 154 New COVID-19 Cases
Daily

State Reports 154 New COVID-19 Cases

New positive case total is just below April daily average.

Friday Photos: Bucks Player’s Downtown Apartments Rise
Friday Photos

Bucks Player’s Downtown Apartments Rise

New apartment building takes shape.

COVID-19 Cluster Growing on City’s South Side

COVID-19 Cluster Growing on City’s South Side

Hispanic community being hard hit by fast growing cluster.

Transportation: Milwaukee Area Receives $62 Million in COVID-19 Mass Transit Aid
Transportation

Milwaukee Area Receives $62 Million in COVID-19 Mass Transit Aid

MCTS will receive over $50 million from allocation

Daily: Wisconsin Passes 4,000 COVID-19 Cases, 200 Deaths
Daily

Wisconsin Passes 4,000 COVID-19 Cases, 200 Deaths

Statewide ventilator use drops

Colectivo Reopens Riverwest and Wauwatosa Cafes

Colectivo Reopens Riverwest and Wauwatosa Cafes

Walk-up windows installed, smartphone app facilitates curbside pickup

24 Groups Win Healthy Food Grants From City

24 Groups Win Healthy Food Grants From City

New grant program focused on increasing access to, providing education on healthy foods.

Officials Want Physicians To Request More COVID-19 Tests

Officials Want Physicians To Request More COVID-19 Tests

Testing capacity is more than triple what's being requested. Officials want doctors to test more people.

Evers Joins Six Governors in Planning Reopening

Evers Joins Six Governors in Planning Reopening

Wisconsin partners with Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.

Daily: Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Testing Capacity Doubles In Past Week
Daily

Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Testing Capacity Doubles In Past Week

Twenty-nine labs can now process a total of 7,578 tests per day

Evers Extends “Safer at Home” Until May 26th, Loosens Restrictions

Evers Extends “Safer at Home” Until May 26th, Loosens Restrictions

Golf courses can open, but the school year is canceled.

City Hall: Proposal Would Mail Milwaukee Voters Absentee Request Forms
City Hall

Proposal Would Mail Milwaukee Voters Absentee Request Forms

Proposal from incoming Dimitrijevic would make it easier for people to vote in November election.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Dubbel Dutch Delineates Design
Eyes on Milwaukee

Dubbel Dutch Delineates Design

Downtown boutique hotel reveals interior designs, management team, plans June opening.

Daily: 166 New Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, 3,721 Total
Daily

166 New Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, 3,721 Total

Death toll reaches 182

City Health: White City Worker Wins Racial Bias Payout
City Health

White City Worker Wins Racial Bias Payout

Health department employee's claims involve former interim commissioner Patricia McManus.

City Hall: Plastic Straw Ban Went Into Effect, Did Anyone Notice?
City Hall

Plastic Straw Ban Went Into Effect, Did Anyone Notice?

As of yesterday, city restaurants and bars must obey. Which is the least of their concerns.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Approves Wisconsin Center Deal
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Approves Wisconsin Center Deal

Expansion approved and could pay $1 million per year to Milwaukee. But Bauman, others doubt it.

Daily: Testing Slowing, But Death Rate Hasn’t
Daily

Testing Slowing, But Death Rate Hasn’t

170 deaths from disease as week-over-week testing total falls.

City Hall: Council Bids Farewell to Bob and Tony
City Hall

Council Bids Farewell to Bob and Tony

Aldermen Bob Donovan and Tony Zielinski attend their last council meeting and get a warm sendoff.

12 Election Takeaways

12 Election Takeaways

How high was turnout, lawyers will be busy, girl power, streetcar wins again and a new council president?

Some 6,000 City Ballots Lost in Mail

Some 6,000 City Ballots Lost in Mail

Ballots from Fox Point, Appleton, Oshkosh also lost. All went to downtown Milwaukee postal office.

Daily: Number of COVID-19 Tests Falls to Three-Week Low as Death Toll Grows
Daily

Number of COVID-19 Tests Falls to Three-Week Low as Death Toll Grows

Easter aberration or decline in test demand?

City Accepts Ballots Without Clear Postmarks

City Accepts Ballots Without Clear Postmarks

390 of 11,141 ballots received after election day had missing or illegible post marks.

“Voter Suppression At Its Worst,” DNC Chair Tom Perez Says

“Voter Suppression At Its Worst,” DNC Chair Tom Perez Says

National Democratic Party may sue over Wisconsin's April 7th election.

Daily: 3,341 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin
Daily

3,341 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin

ICU bed availability drops

Milwaukee Election Commission “Zoom Bombed”

Milwaukee Election Commission “Zoom Bombed”

While attempting to decide what to do about ballots, meeting is interrupted by graphic content.

Plats and Parcels: City Housing Program Targets Emerging Developers
Plats and Parcels

City Housing Program Targets Emerging Developers

MERI 2.0 intended to create jobs, train developers and rehab tax-foreclosed homes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Boarded Up Businesses Appear Across Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Boarded Up Businesses Appear Across Milwaukee

Modern furniture store, a grocery store and gas stations are all covered in plywood.

Daily: Despite Slowing Growth Rate, No End in Sight for “Safer at Home”
Daily

Despite Slowing Growth Rate, No End in Sight for “Safer at Home”

"Science will determine what reopening looks like and when that will happen," said Evers.

Friday Photos: Downtown Hotel Trio Takes Shape
Friday Photos

Downtown Hotel Trio Takes Shape

Will DNC postponement allow hotels to open in time?

Thousands of Absentee Ballots Might Not Count

Thousands of Absentee Ballots Might Not Count

Wisconsin Elections Commissions deadlocks on what to do about unpostmarked ballots.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Northwest Side Assisted Living Facility Gets Committee Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Northwest Side Assisted Living Facility Gets Committee Approval

Construction could start in June.

African-Americans Hard Hit By COVID-19 Across Wisconsin

African-Americans Hard Hit By COVID-19 Across Wisconsin

African-American disparity isn't just a Milwaukee problem.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Capacity Continues To Outpace Actual Testing
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Capacity Continues To Outpace Actual Testing

State officials say they've expanded guidance to allow more people to be tested.

Inside Milwaukee’s Vote Counting Operation

Inside Milwaukee’s Vote Counting Operation

Over 200 workers sort, count and process thousands of ballots in a downtown office building.

Milwaukee County Hospitals Increase Capacity

Milwaukee County Hospitals Increase Capacity

50 percent more hospital beds, double ICU beds as hospitals convert spaces to prepare for the worst.

See Wisconsin’s Hospital Usage With New Dashboard

See Wisconsin’s Hospital Usage With New Dashboard

Interactive dashboard allows public daily insight into hospital capacity.

Daily: 2,885 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin
Daily

2,885 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin

Death total has grown to 111, including 68 in Milwaukee County.

Port Renaming Boat “Larry Sullivan” After 53-Year City Employee

Port Renaming Boat “Larry Sullivan” After 53-Year City Employee

Sullivan retired last week after nearly three decades as port's chief engineer.

Wisconsin Closes State Parks, Including Lakeshore in Milwaukee

Wisconsin Closes State Parks, Including Lakeshore in Milwaukee

Havenwoods State Forest on city's north side also closed.

City Calls for USPS Investigation Into Missing Ballots

City Calls for USPS Investigation Into Missing Ballots

Tubs of ballots are showing up across Wisconsin that didn't get mailed to voters.

Daily: COVID-19 Death Total Crosses 100 in Wisconsin
Daily

COVID-19 Death Total Crosses 100 in Wisconsin

2,756 positive cases, including 1,417 in Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee’s Voter Turnout Is Way Down

Milwaukee’s Voter Turnout Is Way Down

18,803 voted in person. Total current turnout less than half that in April 2016.

Why Does Madison Have More Voting Sites Than Milwaukee?

Why Does Madison Have More Voting Sites Than Milwaukee?

It's less than half the size, but has 13 times the voting sites and three times the workforce.

No Election Results Until April 13th

No Election Results Until April 13th

Results won't be reported until next week, to allow time for all absentee ballots to arrive.

Photo Gallery: Long Lines at Milwaukee’s Polling Places
Photo Gallery

Long Lines at Milwaukee’s Polling Places

Voters turn out to vote in-person, most wearing masks. See our photos.

Daily: 2,578 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, 92 Deaths
Daily

2,578 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, 92 Deaths

Death total has grown five-fold in past week.

Vote Tuesday: Learn More About The Candidates On Your Ballot
Vote Tuesday

Learn More About The Candidates On Your Ballot

Full list of candidates on the ballot, polling sites and ballot drop sites for Milwaukee voters.

Where Are the Missing Ballots?

Where Are the Missing Ballots?

While municipalities search for missing ballots, voters can still go to the polls Tuesday.

Absentee Ballots Must Be Mailed Back By April 7th

Absentee Ballots Must Be Mailed Back By April 7th

All absentee ballots must be postmarked and mailed Tuesday. US Supreme Court rules on Wisconsin election.

Supreme Court Reinstates Election, Overrules Evers

Supreme Court Reinstates Election, Overrules Evers

April 7th in-person election will occur as scheduled says court.

Judge Mosley Hospitalized With COVID-19

Judge Mosley Hospitalized With COVID-19

Derek Mosely improving after 8 days in ICU. "The most frightening experience of my life."

Daily: 2,440 Positive Cases of COVID-19, Testing Capacity Growing
Daily

2,440 Positive Cases of COVID-19, Testing Capacity Growing

27 percent of confirmed cases have required hospitalization.

Governor Evers Suspends In-Person Voting Until June

Governor Evers Suspends In-Person Voting Until June

UPDATE: Wisconsin Supreme Court overrules Evers, reinstates election.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bay View Developer Thinks Small
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bay View Developer Thinks Small

Ryan Konicek plans new housing concept, single-unit apartment building on S. Logan Ave.

Plats and Parcels: Investor Buys Signature Downer Ave Properties
Plats and Parcels

Investor Buys Signature Downer Ave Properties

Seattle firm acquires much of East Side commercial corridor, including Downer Theatre building.

Daily: Wisconsin Reports 2,267 COVID-19 Cases, 624 Hospitalizations
Daily

Wisconsin Reports 2,267 COVID-19 Cases, 624 Hospitalizations

Death total has risen to 68. 1,148 cases in Milwaukee County.

Vote Absentee: Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Candidates
Vote Absentee

Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Candidates

Only three of the 18 races are contested.

Daily: Wisconsin Reports 2,122 Positive COVID-19 Cases, 56 Deaths
Daily

Wisconsin Reports 2,122 Positive COVID-19 Cases, 56 Deaths

Despite record increases, officials believe curve is flattening, "safer at home" working.

Mayoral Candidate Sues To Delay Election

Mayoral Candidate Sues To Delay Election

Lena Taylor's suit alleges African Americans disenfranchised by city's changes to early voting.

Vote Absentee: Common Council Candidates
Vote Absentee

Common Council Candidates

Ten contested races could reshape 15-member council.

Photo Gallery: Drive-Up Voting
Photo Gallery

Drive-Up Voting

City service runs through this weekend, offers alternative to mail-in and in-person voting.

Resist Spring Fever

Resist Spring Fever

Practice social distancing, avoid leaving home when possible.

Friday Photos: St. Rita Square Nears Completion
Friday Photos

St. Rita Square Nears Completion

New senior housing complex on Lower East Side appears nearly complete alongside modern version of "Little Pink Church"

Milwaukee Will Have Only Five In-Person Voting Sites

Milwaukee Will Have Only Five In-Person Voting Sites

As city is short over 1,000 poll workers, polling sites reduced from 180 to 5.

Wisconsin Records Biggest One Day COVID-19 Testing Total, 1,916 Positive Cases

Wisconsin Records Biggest One Day COVID-19 Testing Total, 1,916 Positive Cases

Positives cases growing in linear, not exponential fashion.

Governor Evers Calls Special Legislative Session To Delay Election

Governor Evers Calls Special Legislative Session To Delay Election

Will the Legislature act? Evers wants mail-in election.

Absentee Ballot Deadlines Extended, Election Not Delayed by Federal Judge

Absentee Ballot Deadlines Extended, Election Not Delayed by Federal Judge

Ballots must now be received by April 13th at 4 p.m., a six day delay.

Convention Center, State Fair Park Could Become 1,200 Bed Facilities

Convention Center, State Fair Park Could Become 1,200 Bed Facilities

"Alternative care sites" could be operated by federal government.

1,730 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, 869 in Milwaukee County

1,730 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, 869 in Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County reports 20 deaths from disease, 17 were African Americans.

DNC Postponed To Mid-August

DNC Postponed To Mid-August

"I consider this extremely good news," says Mayor. Democratic Party remains committed to Milwaukee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Convention Center District Authorizes $420 Million Expansion, Raises Hotel Tax
Eyes on Milwaukee

Convention Center District Authorizes $420 Million Expansion, Raises Hotel Tax

District still aiming for 2023 opening even though bonds can't be sold.

DNC “Should Not Be Our Priority,” Barrett Says

DNC “Should Not Be Our Priority,” Barrett Says

Mayor says he's focused on pandemic and city has halted work on Democratic Convention.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Real Estate Survey Shows Big Changes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Real Estate Survey Shows Big Changes

Amid pandemic, companies renegotiate leases, accept interest-only payments, buy from panic sellers.

1,550 COVID-19 Cases, Biggest One Day Increase

1,550 COVID-19 Cases, Biggest One Day Increase

State reports 26 percent of individuals with confirmed cases are hospitalized.

City Hall: Should City Workers Get COVID Bonus?
City Hall

Should City Workers Get COVID Bonus?

Public Works employees can't work from home, face more risk of COVID-19.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hudson Business Lounge Shuts Down
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hudson Business Lounge Shuts Down

Third Ward coworking space and cafe closing permanently after eight years in business.

State Will Use Hotel As Isolation Facility

State Will Use Hotel As Isolation Facility

110-room Super 8 hotel near airport will be converted to facility for milder COVID-19 cases.

City Forecasts Election Results Two Days Late

City Forecasts Election Results Two Days Late

180 polling sites to become no more than 12 because so few poll workers available.

How Many Milwaukeeans Can Work From Home?

How Many Milwaukeeans Can Work From Home?

City ranks far behind Madison, but ahead of national average and state's other metro areas.

1,351 Positive COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, 674 in Milwaukee County

1,351 Positive COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, 674 in Milwaukee County

State working with private partners to double testing capacity.

Brew City: Broken Bat Will Open New Brewery
Brew City

Broken Bat Will Open New Brewery

Opening day on Wednesday, with four packs and 22-ounce bottles to go for baseball-themed brewery.

Vote Absentee: City Treasurer Candidates
Vote Absentee

City Treasurer Candidates

Spencer Coggs versus Brandon Methu in race to be city's property tax collector.

Vote Absentee: City Attorney Candidates
Vote Absentee

City Attorney Candidates

Langley versus Spencer for a four-year term as city's lawyer.

Shut-Off Proposal Called ‘Dictator Like’

Shut-Off Proposal Called ‘Dictator Like’

Ald. Rainey wants water, electric shut off for businesses violating shutdown. Mayor, governor disagree.

City Hall: Barrett, Taylor Debate Remotely for Mayor
City Hall

Barrett, Taylor Debate Remotely for Mayor

Barrett says he's a stable hand in tumultuous time. Taylor she's already leading.

State Has 1,221 COVID-19 Cases, Exploring Field Hospital Locations

State Has 1,221 COVID-19 Cases, Exploring Field Hospital Locations

State says data on hospitalization coming soon.

New Report: State’s Predicted Pandemic Peak Is April 26
New Report

State’s Predicted Pandemic Peak Is April 26

Peak moved up from May 22, behind many states in flattening curve, death toll up 53%.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Wisconsin Center Faces 50% Revenue Cut
Eyes on Milwaukee

Wisconsin Center Faces 50% Revenue Cut

But CEO Marty Brooks still pushing to expand center, issue bonds during pandemic.

Plats and Parcels: City Could Get Cash From Convention Center Expansion
Plats and Parcels

City Could Get Cash From Convention Center Expansion

Wisconsin Center District still pushing for expansion even though it can't sell bonds.

Archdiocese To House Homeless During Crisis

Archdiocese To House Homeless During Crisis

Facility that once housed nuns will provide housing for COVID-19 recovery, prevention.

Vote Absentee: Comptroller Candidates
Vote Absentee

Comptroller Candidates

Fields versus Sawa in open race for position as city's chief financial officer.

Vote Absentee: Mayoral Candidates
Vote Absentee

Mayoral Candidates

Barrett versus Taylor for a four-year term leading the Cream City.

State’s COVID-19 Case Count Rises to 1,112

State’s COVID-19 Case Count Rises to 1,112

10 deaths in Milwaukee County as of Sunday morning, all African Americans older than 50.

Vote Absentee: Milwaukee County Executive
Vote Absentee

Milwaukee County Executive

Crowley and Larson vie for the top executive position in Milwaukee County.

Study Projects 853 COVID-19 Deaths in Wisconsin, 81,114 Nationwide

Study Projects 853 COVID-19 Deaths in Wisconsin, 81,114 Nationwide

Based on limited data, study predicts Wisconsin may not see its peak until May 22nd, last in the country.

Over 1,000 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin

Over 1,000 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin

State reports over 2,000 tests processed in one day for the first time.

Vote Absentee: Milwaukee County Circuit Court – Branch 29
Vote Absentee

Milwaukee County Circuit Court – Branch 29

Gabler vs Kiefer for one of two contested Milwaukee County Circuit Court seats.

Vote Absentee: Milwaukee County Circuit Court – Branch 5
Vote Absentee

Milwaukee County Circuit Court – Branch 5

Blomme vs Dedinsky in one of two contested Milwaukee County circuit court races.

Vote Absentee: Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates
Vote Absentee

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates

Karofsky vs Kelly for a 10-year term on the state's highest court.

Friday Photos: Construction Underway on Second Phase of Wellness Commons
Friday Photos

Construction Underway on Second Phase of Wellness Commons

Project will bring investment, new office space to Lindsay Heights.

Governor Calls for Mail-In Election

Governor Calls for Mail-In Election

Governor Tony Evers calls for all registered votes to be mailed ballots.

842 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, “Crisis Within A Crisis” in Milwaukee

842 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, “Crisis Within A Crisis” in Milwaukee

Evers acknowledges disparate racial impact in Milwaukee, says CDC is studying matter.

Governor Evers Blocks Evictions, Foreclosures During Pandemic

Governor Evers Blocks Evictions, Foreclosures During Pandemic

Emergency order in effect for 60 days.

Transportation: Port Milwaukee Traffic Up In 2020
Transportation

Port Milwaukee Traffic Up In 2020

Less ice on Great Lakes allows port to keep working through winter.

City Will Accept Absentee Ballots, Serve as Required Witness at Five Sites

City Will Accept Absentee Ballots, Serve as Required Witness at Five Sites

56,000 absentee ballots requested already. Lawsuits pending in court could change election.

Half of Wisconsin Counties Have COVID-19 Cases

Half of Wisconsin Counties Have COVID-19 Cases

Officials caution that it will be confirmed everywhere. 707 total cases in Wisconsin.

Medical Examiner Launches Public Data Portal

Medical Examiner Launches Public Data Portal

Public can get accurate information on COVID-19 cases, other deaths.

Milwaukee Metro Area Ranks 6th Nationally for COVID-19 Case Rate

Milwaukee Metro Area Ranks 6th Nationally for COVID-19 Case Rate

Four-county area has more cases per 100,000 residents than Chicago and San Francisco.

City Hall: Mixed Results on ACLU Settlement Compliance
City Hall

Mixed Results on ACLU Settlement Compliance

Settlement monitor praises commitment by FPC and MPD to getting into compliance.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City To Do Video Inspections of Projects
Eyes on Milwaukee

City To Do Video Inspections of Projects

With drop-off location for plans. Goal to protect workers yet keep construction going.

State Has Biggest One-Day Jump in COVID-19 Cases

State Has Biggest One-Day Jump in COVID-19 Cases

585 cases Wednesday, up from 457 Tuesday, and 7 deaths, as disease spreads.

Alderman Asks Hospital for Free Testing

Alderman Asks Hospital for Free Testing

COVID-19 hits black population hard, many cases within a mile of St. Joseph Hospital.

City Hall: Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto
City Hall

Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto

Should Friends of Housing contract be terminated? Did mayor violate attorney-client privilege or council violate city charter?

State Reports 457 COVID-19 Cases, Up From 416

State Reports 457 COVID-19 Cases, Up From 416

But officials say actual total is higher. "We have a limited window into the number of cases."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Delays Convention Expansion?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Delays Convention Expansion?

9-4 vote seeks to prevent convention center expansion during pandemic.

Governor Issues “Safer at Home” Order

Governor Issues “Safer at Home” Order

Starting Wednesday no playdates or team sports. People must "start taking this seriously."

Barrett Calls for Mail-In Only Election, Delay

Barrett Calls for Mail-In Only Election, Delay

Calls on governor to move back election "or this issue is going to explode."

City Issues “Stay at Home” Order For Wednesday

City Issues “Stay at Home” Order For Wednesday

"Essential" activity allowed is broadly defined, but message clear: please stay home.

Why Flattening The Curve Matters

Why Flattening The Curve Matters

Mayor Tom Barrett lays out how Wisconsin could be short by 56,000 hospital beds.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City May Use Hotels for Quarantine
Eyes on Milwaukee

City May Use Hotels for Quarantine

Modeled on Chicago's program to slow COVID-19's spread, provide economic support.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Donut Shop Planned for 41st and North
Eyes on Milwaukee

Donut Shop Planned for 41st and North

Fred Chambers grew up in neighborhood, plans to revitalize vacant building.

State Has One-Day Drop in COVID-19 Tests

State Has One-Day Drop in COVID-19 Tests

For first time in a week, the growth rate of new cases, positive and negative, slows.

City Will Also Issue “Stay at Home” Order

City Will Also Issue “Stay at Home” Order

The goal: to "send a message about how serious this is," said Mayor Barrett.

Evers Reverses Course, Announces “Stay at Home” Order

Evers Reverses Course, Announces “Stay at Home” Order

Will suspend non-essential, in-person business. Individuals still allowed to leave home.

Milwaukee Cancels Early Voting

Milwaukee Cancels Early Voting

UPDATE: Barrett calls for election to be postponed or switched to mail-in only voting.

Plats and Parcels: Convention Center Expansion Paused
Plats and Parcels

Convention Center Expansion Paused

Market uncertainty will prevent necessary bond sale to finance Wisconsin Center expansion.

381 Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, 4 Deaths

381 Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, 4 Deaths

"Stay at home," says Governor Tony Evers in simple message on how Wisconsinites can help.

281 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, Four Deaths

281 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, Four Deaths

Case count is lagging indicator of effectiveness of social distancing, other measures.

Dining: Lucky Liu’s Temporarily Closes, Cites Racial Tension
Dining

Lucky Liu’s Temporarily Closes, Cites Racial Tension

Chinese-Japanese restaurant says employees have been verbally attacked.

Online Voter Registration Reinstated by Federal Judge

Online Voter Registration Reinstated by Federal Judge

You still have time to register to vote absentee. Republican Party sought to have suit dismissed.

Friday Photos: River One Rises Over Harbor District
Friday Photos

River One Rises Over Harbor District

Michels' new office building hits the heights.

Governor Evers Doesn’t Want Election Rescheduled

Governor Evers Doesn’t Want Election Rescheduled

Governor said he's open to mail-in only voting. Encourages everyone to request absentee ballots.

Evers Doesn’t Believe Wisconsin Will Need “Shelter in Place” Order

Evers Doesn’t Believe Wisconsin Will Need “Shelter in Place” Order

COVID-19 cases rising exponentially, now at 206, state working on supply shortages

First City of Milwaukee COVID-19 Death Reported

First City of Milwaukee COVID-19 Death Reported

Case is Milwaukee County's first death, third in the state.

Mayor Tom Barrett Exposed to COVID-19, In Self-Quarantine

Mayor Tom Barrett Exposed to COVID-19, In Self-Quarantine

Barrett will continue to work from home for the next 14 days.

Bittercube Offering Delivery Cocktails, Online Classes

Bittercube Offering Delivery Cocktails, Online Classes

Milwaukee bitters manufacturer gets creative to raise revenue, provide entertainment.

Urban (Coronavirus) Ideas: Suspend Alternate Side Parking Rule
Urban (Coronavirus) Ideas

Suspend Alternate Side Parking Rule

UPDATE: After publication city suspends many parking rules

155 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, 50% More Counties Affected

155 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, 50% More Counties Affected

One-day increase exceeds Thursday's total number of cases.

Grocery Stores, Amazon Hiring

Grocery Stores, Amazon Hiring

Local stores also operating special, reserved hours for high-risk populations.

State Launches Programs To Aid Business

State Launches Programs To Aid Business

Loan and grant programs intended to provide bridge for businesses hurt by pandemic.

Hospital Care Needed in 31% of U.S. COVID-19 Cases

Hospital Care Needed in 31% of U.S. COVID-19 Cases

CDC report on first 4,226 cases shows death rate about 3.4%, skewing toward elderly.

106 Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin

106 Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin

Cases continue to grow, as does the rate of growth.

Voters Wanting Absentee Ballot Must be Registered by March 18th

Voters Wanting Absentee Ballot Must be Registered by March 18th

But the deadline for registered voters to request absentee ballots is April 2nd.

City Hall: Common Council Transforms Meetings
City Hall

Common Council Transforms Meetings

For social distancing: no full council meetings, remote voting allowed, no media on site.

Coronavirus Artist Relief Drive Launched

Coronavirus Artist Relief Drive Launched

ImagineMKE seeks to raise $50,000, provide grants of up-to $500 for artists.

Taverns: Insurer Denies Claims From Taverns
Taverns

Insurer Denies Claims From Taverns

Coverage for "Civil Authority" shutdowns has exclusion for "loss due to virus."

Eyes on Milwaukee: National Ave. Affordable Housing Moves Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

National Ave. Affordable Housing Moves Forward

But is it ugly? Committee debates design of Thirteen31 building at 13th and National.

72 Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin

72 Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin

And state closes all bars and restaurants. "Stay home if you can," says Gov. Evers.

Dining: Bars, Restaurants Ordered to Close
Dining

Bars, Restaurants Ordered to Close

Milwaukee and 10 suburbs order no in-house service. Carryouts and delivery only.

Dining: Evers Says State Bars, Restaurants Can Stay Open
Dining

Evers Says State Bars, Restaurants Can Stay Open

But must operate at 50 percent of their fire code capacity or 50 people maximum.

Health: 47 Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin
Health

47 Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin

One had recovered and 504 negative tests. Cases and testing resources continue to grow.

MPS Offers Breakfast and Lunch To Go

MPS Offers Breakfast and Lunch To Go

Free breakfast, lunch and instructional kits offered at 20 school sites, see our list.

Please Vote Absentee In Spring Election

Please Vote Absentee In Spring Election

Mayor Barrett urges voters to use mail-in ballots, seeks legislative changes to improve access, safety.

Dining: List of Restaurants Offering Delivery, Carryout
Dining

List of Restaurants Offering Delivery, Carryout

List growing as many restaurants change focus to carryout to slow virus.

Plats and Parcels: How Historic Are Jefferson St. Buildings?
Plats and Parcels

How Historic Are Jefferson St. Buildings?

Ald. Bauman nominates the street's Civil War-era buildings for historic designation.

Want $130? City Needs Poll Workers

Want $130? City Needs Poll Workers

More than 50% of 1,800 poll workers are over 60, city wants them to stay home.

Friday Photos: Rexnord’s Secret Headquarters
Friday Photos

Rexnord’s Secret Headquarters

Company is moving HQ downtown, but still hasn't publicly announced deal.

City Hall: Public Meeting, Courthouse Cancelations Begin
City Hall

Public Meeting, Courthouse Cancelations Begin

City, county both cancel their first meetings as COVID-19 closures and postponements grow.

City Hall: Milwaukee on 70-Year Pace To Replace Lead Laterals
City Hall

Milwaukee on 70-Year Pace To Replace Lead Laterals

What will the city do for property owners that want to voluntarily replace their laterals?

Dining: Southern Restaurant Will Open in Base of Huron Building
Dining

Southern Restaurant Will Open in Base of Huron Building

This is the 18th location for Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar that will serve "scratch-made" southern food.

City Hall: Milwaukee Will Cut Down 900 of Its Ash Trees
City Hall

Milwaukee Will Cut Down 900 of Its Ash Trees

Federal grant funds replacement of trees ravaged by Emerald Ash Borer.

City Hall: Audit Gives Water Works High Marks
City Hall

Audit Gives Water Works High Marks

Outside audit of city utility found good practices for lead reduction, water quality monitoring.

City Hall: Milwaukee Preparing for the Arrival of Coronavirus
City Hall

Milwaukee Preparing for the Arrival of Coronavirus

Scale of virus outbreak in Wisconsin doubles during press conference as Barrett asks Evers to declare statewide emergency.

Eyes on Milwaukee: North Shore Readies First Downtown Bank
Eyes on Milwaukee

North Shore Readies First Downtown Bank

North Shore Bank's homey downtown branch could have patio cookouts.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Event Celebrates Latino-Led Real Estate
Eyes on Milwaukee

Event Celebrates Latino-Led Real Estate

Urbano is first annual Hispanic focused commercial real estate conference in Milwaukee.

City Hall: Milwaukee Moving to Biweekly Recycling Pickup
City Hall

Milwaukee Moving to Biweekly Recycling Pickup

$1 million grant from non-profit will kickstart program. Change would start in early 2021.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling “Prime” E. North Ave Site
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling “Prime” E. North Ave Site

Seeks developer for Riverwest site that could host affordable housing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward Complex Needs Air Space Lease
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward Complex Needs Air Space Lease

City Plan Commission okays 60-unit complex built over electrical substation, sidewalk.

Eyes on Milwaukee: World’s Tallest Timber Tower Gets First Okay
Eyes on Milwaukee

World’s Tallest Timber Tower Gets First Okay

City Plan Commission approves increase in Ascent's height to 25 floors.

Transportation: State Wins $27 Million For Hiawatha Line
Transportation

State Wins $27 Million For Hiawatha Line

Federal grant will help fund expansion needed to add trips to and from Chicago.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Commission Okays Rezoning for Wantable
Eyes on Milwaukee

Commission Okays Rezoning for Wantable

Company to double in size, add public cafe to new Walker's Point headquarters.

Plats and Parcels: 11 Key Details About the Convention Center Expansion
Plats and Parcels

11 Key Details About the Convention Center Expansion

Plus: Rite-Hite moving to city, Mitchell Street mystery, Lower East Side projects still alive.

Friday Photos: Saint John’s New Tower Opens
Friday Photos

Saint John’s New Tower Opens

Work remains on connector building between new building and existing campus.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rite-Hite Will Move HQ, 300 Employees to Reed Street Yards
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rite-Hite Will Move HQ, 300 Employees to Reed Street Yards

Company will relocate from suburban Brown Deer.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Renderings Released for Convention Center Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Renderings Released for Convention Center Expansion

District board releases final design of expanded Wisconsin Center.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Travaux Gets Entrepreneurial
Eyes on Milwaukee

Travaux Gets Entrepreneurial

City-affiliated entity lands private contract to oversee construction.

Eyes on Milwaukee: South Side Playfield Will Get Overhaul
Eyes on Milwaukee

South Side Playfield Will Get Overhaul

Modrzejewski will see new life under plan from Milwaukee Recreation.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Land Plans Event Space on Farwell
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Land Plans Event Space on Farwell

Development firm transforming 95-year-old building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Metro Area Lacks New Mid-Level Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Metro Area Lacks New Mid-Level Homes

GMAR report shows home market in metro area distorted, with first-time home buyers dominating.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mitchell Street’s Mystery Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mitchell Street’s Mystery Building

Actually two buildings covered by paneling that developer plans to restore. What will he find?

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Shines Light On Solar Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Shines Light On Solar Project

Largest solar array in Milwaukee could be operational by end of 2020.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Wants $5 Million of Hotel Tax Per Year
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Wants $5 Million of Hotel Tax Per Year

Council may rescind support for convention center expansion without its historic cut of tax restored.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sheridan Apartments Could Be Nationally Recognized
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sheridan Apartments Could Be Nationally Recognized

Rick Wiegand nominates Wisconsin Ave. building for National Register of Historic Places.

Eyes on Milwaukee: No, This Monstrosity Isn’t Historic
Eyes on Milwaukee

No, This Monstrosity Isn’t Historic

Century-old Wisconsin Ave. mansion can become a parking lot, Historic Commission rules.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Moves to Fire Deconstruction Firm
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Moves to Fire Deconstruction Firm

Spencer Renovation unresponsive to city officials, not working on city-owned homes.

Plats and Parcels: UWM Gets Okay to Partially Demolish Columbia Hospital
Plats and Parcels

UWM Gets Okay to Partially Demolish Columbia Hospital

Plus: Council could delay convention center expansion, MSOE expanding nursing facilities.

Transportation: SUV Driver Runs Into The Hop
Transportation

SUV Driver Runs Into The Hop

Driver crossed travel lanes turning south onto Broadway. First collision with moving vehicle.

Friday Photos: Quartet Nears Completion
Friday Photos

Quartet Nears Completion

Building will join Trio in Walker's Point as New Land Enterprises develops sites along S. 2nd St.

DNC Host Committee Hires New Leaders

DNC Host Committee Hires New Leaders

Board picks two prominent female leaders to lead Milwaukee 2020.

City Hall: Perez Leads Termination of Friends of Housing Contract
City Hall

Perez Leads Termination of Friends of Housing Contract

Frustrated by nuisance properties, Alderman takes aim at organization's city contracts.

City Hall: Ballots Won’t Have Duplicate Gerrymandering Questions
City Hall

Ballots Won’t Have Duplicate Gerrymandering Questions

City rescinds its referendum question after Milwaukee County passed a similar measure.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Second Phase of Avenir Apartments Advancing
Eyes on Milwaukee

Second Phase of Avenir Apartments Advancing

Developer selects Stevens to lead construction, building permit applied for.

Urban Ideas: Make MCTS Free During DNC
Urban Ideas

Make MCTS Free During DNC

Free bus rides could make the convention hassle-free for Milwaukeeans.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Emergency Housing Program Stalls
Eyes on Milwaukee

Emergency Housing Program Stalls

Proposal for 10 multi-family homes for those at-risk could face funding gap, other issues.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Five Libraries to Add Green Infrastructure
Eyes on Milwaukee

Five Libraries to Add Green Infrastructure

$1.6 million for green roofs, porous pavement, bioswales, trees and more.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Plans Walker’s Point Water Trail
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Plans Walker’s Point Water Trail

A Water Centric City tells its story. Trail could include a beach, public art, other attractions.

City Hall:  Developers Must Monitor Homes on Hold
City Hall

Developers Must Monitor Homes on Hold

Under new policy, developers must watchdog city-owned homes held for them to buy.

Eyes on Milwaukee: What To Do About Century City?
Eyes on Milwaukee

What To Do About Century City?

Bailout needed; what's the impact of losing Strauss or trying to start a hemp farm?

City Hall: Police To Lease Two Buildings During DNC
City Hall

Police To Lease Two Buildings During DNC

Locations well outside Downtown for "security-related purposes" during convention.

Transportation: City Plans 4 Pedestrian, Bicycling Projects
Transportation

City Plans 4 Pedestrian, Bicycling Projects

Seeks federal funds to help pay $2.8 million costs for new bike trail, other upgrades.

City Hall: City’s Permit Could Charge Summerfest
City Hall

City’s Permit Could Charge Summerfest

Revised special events permit could charge festival full price of police security.

Plats and Parcels: Strauss Closes Door on Milwaukee Move
Plats and Parcels

Strauss Closes Door on Milwaukee Move

Plus: An abandoned basement discovered in former Grand Avenue Mall.

Friday Photos: The Huron Rises Above
Friday Photos

The Huron Rises Above

New office building is now taller than its historic neighbors.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Wins Grant for New Park on 31st and Galena
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Wins Grant for New Park on 31st and Galena

Pump track, sepak takraw courts will cater to cyclists and area's Southeast Asian population. Builds on previous support from Green Bay Packers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Renner Plans Third Ward Office Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Renner Plans Third Ward Office Building

Developer hopes to start townhome construction in coming months.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Cathedral Square Improvements, Century City Bailout Get First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Cathedral Square Improvements, Century City Bailout Get First Approval

$16 million plan would repay debt, improve park, rebuild streets.

City Hall: Committee Approves Large Solar Deal After Contentious Debate
City Hall

Committee Approves Large Solar Deal After Contentious Debate

Ald. Bob Bauman's amendments attempt to set baseline, grow value of deal.

Transportation: Streetcar Kiosks Could Bring In $500,000 Annually
Transportation

Streetcar Kiosks Could Bring In $500,000 Annually

System of 35 interactive kiosks could be online as early as May.

Eyes on Milwaukee: April Start for Bay View Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

April Start for Bay View Apartments

Developer Scott Genke files for permits to build an 18-unit, two-story building on KK.

Transportation: Airport Wins $600,000 Federal Grant
Transportation

Airport Wins $600,000 Federal Grant

Grant will be used to rehabilitate a runway at Mitchell International.

City Hall: City Hopes to Expand Composting
City Hall

City Hopes to Expand Composting

Seeks permanent compost program. Pilot program composts 194 tons of food waste annually.

9 Election Takeaways

9 Election Takeaways

What did we learn? The results versus 2016. And the coming ad blitz and voter turnout.

Election Results: 2020 Spring Primary
Election Results

2020 Spring Primary

The results from Tuesday's election.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Catholic School Tax Change Would Cost City
Eyes on Milwaukee

Catholic School Tax Change Would Cost City

Archdiocese seeks legislation whereby schools leased for profit would still be tax exempt.

Vote Tuesday: County Board Candidates
Vote Tuesday

County Board Candidates

Only three of 18 races are contested.

Vote Tuesday: Common Council Races
Vote Tuesday

Common Council Races

Six of 15 Common Council seats feature three or more candidates.

Vote Tuesday: County Executive Candidates
Vote Tuesday

County Executive Candidates

Crowley, Larson, Lipscomb and Nath vie to advance to general election, replace Chris Abele.

Vote Tuesday: Circuit Court Candidates
Vote Tuesday

Circuit Court Candidates

Three candidates competing for judgeship.

Vote Tuesday: State Supreme Court Candidates
Vote Tuesday

State Supreme Court Candidates

The only statewide race on Tuesday's primary ballot.

Dining: Horned Hare to Open At New Hotel
Dining

Horned Hare to Open At New Hotel

Downtown Dubbel Dutch hotel will have restaurant named after German folklore creature.

Transportation: City to Rebuild National Avenue
Transportation

City to Rebuild National Avenue

City to partner with state, rebuild street from 1st to 39th, add safety improvements.

Plats and Parcels: Goll Mansion Site for Sale
Plats and Parcels

Goll Mansion Site for Sale

Plus: A full week of real estate news.

Vote Tuesday: Comptroller Candidates
Vote Tuesday

Comptroller Candidates

Three candidates vying to be Milwaukee's next Comptroller.

Vote Tuesday: City Attorney Candidates
Vote Tuesday

City Attorney Candidates

Three candidates running to lead independent Milwaukee City Attorney's office.

Vote Tuesday: Mayoral Candidates
Vote Tuesday

Mayoral Candidates

Four candidates vying to advance to general election. First in our series of previews.

Friday Photos: Inside the Bradley Symphony Center
Friday Photos

Inside the Bradley Symphony Center

Contractors working diligently to transform former movie palace into modern music hall with Art Deco style.

City Hall: Milwaukee Uses Different Voting Machines for Early Voting
City Hall

Milwaukee Uses Different Voting Machines for Early Voting

Use of touchscreens instead of paper ballots intended to improve accessibility, avoid need for 327 unique ballots.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City To Fund Improvements On Edge of Cathedral Square
Eyes on Milwaukee

City To Fund Improvements On Edge of Cathedral Square

TIF district would help bail out Century City,

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Using Downtown TIFs to Bail Out Century City
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Using Downtown TIFs to Bail Out Century City

Overperforming downtown development districts will repay debt used to create Century City business park.

Transportation: Wisconsin Ethanol By-Product To Feed the World
Transportation

Wisconsin Ethanol By-Product To Feed the World

First-of-its-kind export facility on the Great Lakes will take trucks off the road, make Midwest ethanol more competitive.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Neighbors React to New East Side Apartment Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Neighbors React to New East Side Apartment Building

Meeting attendees offer feedback on renderings, ask who secret developers are.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A Farmhouse Seeks Historic Designation
Eyes on Milwaukee

A Farmhouse Seeks Historic Designation

Old home on 51st and North, once on city's rural fringe, likely to be designated.

City Hall: Presenting the “Real State of the City”
City Hall

Presenting the “Real State of the City”

Mayoral candidate, State Sen. Lena Taylor, offers stinging rebuttal to Barrett's speech.

Dining: Taco Bell Planned for E. Capitol Dr.
Dining

Taco Bell Planned for E. Capitol Dr.

It will add to the more than 25 Taco Bells in metro area, and some 7.000 in the world.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Okays Convention Center Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Okays Convention Center Expansion

Cost of $300 to $375 million. Murphy questions whether it will fill more hotel rooms.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Signs for Pabst Theater
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Signs for Pabst Theater

Scrolling, chasing LED signs are big -- too big? -- and offer homage to theater's history.

City Hall: Council Bans “Racist” Hotel Policies
City Hall

Council Bans “Racist” Hotel Policies

Metro residents must be allowed to stay in Milwaukee hotels says new ordinance.

Eyes on Milwaukee: East Side Home Design Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

East Side Home Design Approved

After 18 months of debate, two new East Side homes in historic district okayed.

Eyes on Milwaukee: DNC Will Restrict Construction Projects
Eyes on Milwaukee

DNC Will Restrict Construction Projects

DPW will restrict construction activity on city streets for a month this summer.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Design of Brady Street Building Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Design of Brady Street Building Approved

Bucks guard Pat Connaughton's proposed building sails through historic commission.

Transportation: We Energies Will Sponsor Streetcar
Transportation

We Energies Will Sponsor Streetcar

4th sponsor streetcar has attracted, $100,000 deal during DNC not finalized.

White Supremacy Vandalism Yet Again

White Supremacy Vandalism Yet Again

Hate group Patriot Front's new sticker on stretch of E. Wells St. where past slogans appeared.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 10,000 Affordable Homes Effort On Track
Eyes on Milwaukee

10,000 Affordable Homes Effort On Track

Two years into it, mayor's initiative driven by new houses, home repairs, home sales.

City Hall: Barrett Will Tout Public Safety, Jobs, DNC
City Hall

Barrett Will Tout Public Safety, Jobs, DNC

State of the City speech to note a special DNC Doors Open and positive national press.

Plats and Parcels: Tracking Four Downtown Tower Proposals
Plats and Parcels

Tracking Four Downtown Tower Proposals

Real estate news from Walker's Point, the East Side and Near West Side caps a busy week.

Transportation: Streetcar Ridership Up in January Versus 2019
Transportation

Streetcar Ridership Up in January Versus 2019

The Hop records better ridership in January, buoyed by warmer weather.

Friday Photos: Hotel Trio Keeps Climbing
Friday Photos

Hotel Trio Keeps Climbing

Three new downtown hotels will share services, parking.

DNC Delegate Welcome Party To Be Held at Summerfest Grounds

DNC Delegate Welcome Party To Be Held at Summerfest Grounds

Delegates and guests will be treated to lakefront experience night before convention opens.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Convent Hill South on Track
Eyes on Milwaukee

Convent Hill South on Track

Housing Authority preparing land sale for tower while Travaux seeks financing.

City Hall: Fire & Police Commissioners to Become Publicly Accessible
City Hall

Fire & Police Commissioners to Become Publicly Accessible

Public phone numbers and email addresses being issued.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Renderings, Details on World’s Tallest Timber Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Renderings, Details on World’s Tallest Timber Tower

Building could be even taller than what was revealed earlier this week.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City, Partners Creating 13th Street Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

City, Partners Creating 13th Street Plan

Effort will focus on charting future of Crisol Corridor.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Wantable Wants More in Walker’s Point
Eyes on Milwaukee

Wantable Wants More in Walker’s Point

Company moving a half block for bigger headquarters, cafe, maybe rooftop deck.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A Herro For Our Time?
Eyes on Milwaukee

A Herro For Our Time?

Developer Lew Herro building affordable housing near Marquette, next wants to take on Northridge.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 90-Unit Apartment Complex for East Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

90-Unit Apartment Complex for East Side

Proposal would raze four buildings for seven-story complex across from Columbia St. Mary's Hospital.

Milwaukee DNC Leaders Fired by Board

Milwaukee DNC Leaders Fired by Board

Liz Gilbert and Adam Alonso terminated as part of investigation into toxic work environment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Is This Good Urban Design?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Is This Good Urban Design?

Alderman objects to car-centric layout of proposed south side grocery store.

Eyes on Milwaukee: No New State Office Building Until 2022?
Eyes on Milwaukee

No New State Office Building Until 2022?

Bauman warns of delays for 27th St. project; Near West Side Partners plans safeguards on deal.

“Toxic” Work Environment at DNC Cited

“Toxic” Work Environment at DNC Cited

Investigation launched, top two officials barred from entering DNC offices.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Player to Buy City Lot for $105,000
Eyes on Milwaukee

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.

Dining: Pete’s Pub to Replace Harry’s on Brady
Dining

Pete’s Pub to Replace Harry’s on Brady

Brady Street restaurant closes, but another place with a guy's name will replace it.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Now the World’s Tallest Mass Timber Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Now the World’s Tallest Mass Timber Tower

New Land adds two floors, 30 apartments to proposed high rise, Ascent.

City Hall: Meet the City’s Millennial Task Force
City Hall

Meet the City’s Millennial Task Force

Presenting the 15 members and challenges (Millennial brain drain!) they must address.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Preservation Group Needs New Leader. Again
Eyes on Milwaukee

Preservation Group Needs New Leader. Again

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, historic architecture advocate, seeks executive director.

Plats and Parcels: 27 Apartments Planned Near Marquette
Plats and Parcels

27 Apartments Planned Near Marquette

Plus: MU plans new business school, Rivecca brothers buy out disgraced Ganos, Abele gives $300,000 to new project.

City Hall: Healthy Food for the Central City
City Hall

Healthy Food for the Central City

Project championed by Ald. Rainey seeks partners, offers $400,000 in grants.

Friday Photos: Good Hope Commons Opens
Friday Photos

Good Hope Commons Opens

Apartment building is now open, library could soon follow.

City Hall: Is Tire Disposal Fee Causing Illegal Dumping?
City Hall

Is Tire Disposal Fee Causing Illegal Dumping?

Council wants data, raises concerns.

City Hall: Committee Debates Snow Plowing Performance
City Hall

Committee Debates Snow Plowing Performance

Are the city's strategies working? Council members want changes.

Transportation: Port Traffic Up in 2019
Transportation

Port Traffic Up in 2019

Port rebounds from down 2018 to exceed five-year average cargo volume.

DNC Needs 15,000 Volunteers

DNC Needs 15,000 Volunteers

Volunteers will do everything from back office support to helping delegates.

Dining: Taco Stop Coming to Bay View
Dining

Taco Stop Coming to Bay View

Will occupy space most recently home to Fuji Poke.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hoping for a 50-Story Lakefront Tower?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hoping for a 50-Story Lakefront Tower?

City consolidates land parcels, Rinka envisions tower, but no development imminent.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fiserv Forum Workers to Get $15/Hour
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fiserv Forum Workers to Get $15/Hour

Bucks agree to what union hails as "industry-leading, standard-setting contract".

City Hall: Summerfest Squeezed on Police Costs?
City Hall

Summerfest Squeezed on Police Costs?

Alderman threatens to delay street closure permit if Summerfest won't pay city's costs.

Dining: Urban Beets Closes Downtown Cafe
Dining

Urban Beets Closes Downtown Cafe

Vegan restaurant closes only city location, will continue running Wauwatosa restaurant.

Eyes on Milwaukee: $29 Million Partnership to Clean Up Harbor
Eyes on Milwaukee

$29 Million Partnership to Clean Up Harbor

DNR, city, county, MMSD want to take harbor off the list of polluted waterways.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Apartment Building Planned for King Drive
Eyes on Milwaukee

Apartment Building Planned for King Drive

More development happening near new home of Bader Philanthropies.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Irgens Fires BMO Tower Contractor
Eyes on Milwaukee

Irgens Fires BMO Tower Contractor

After flood causes months of delay, developer fires J.H. Findorff & Son.

Eyes on Milwaukee: State Office Building Gets Boost
Eyes on Milwaukee

State Office Building Gets Boost

Near West Side Partners leader says state is advancing project that could land on 27th St.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deconstruction Contractor Delaying Work
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deconstruction Contractor Delaying Work

City's program beset by delays. The latest is a contractor not showing up for work.

Plats and Parcels: Downtown House Being Deconstructed For Apartments
Plats and Parcels

Downtown House Being Deconstructed For Apartments

Plus: City planning third cruise ship dock

Friday Photos: North Shore’s North End Transformation
Friday Photos

North Shore’s North End Transformation

Old house will become new bank where Lower East Side meets Downtown.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Public Market Again Posts Record Numbers, How?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Public Market Again Posts Record Numbers, How?

Market director, vendor explain what they think is driving record growth.

City Hall: Plan Will Build City’s Largest Solar Array
City Hall

Plan Will Build City’s Largest Solar Array

City, We Energies partner on eight-acre solar farm, enough electricity to power 400 homes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Plans 2nd Round of Housing Rehab
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Plans 2nd Round of Housing Rehab

MERI 2.0 to sell homes for $1 and developers must hire under- or unemployed workers.

City Hall: Climate Task Force Readying Report
City Hall

Climate Task Force Readying Report

Officials discuss joint city-county report on environmental strategies due in March.

Eyes on Milwaukee: NEWaukee Will Create “The Beacon” in  Walker’s Point
Eyes on Milwaukee

NEWaukee Will Create “The Beacon” in Walker’s Point

Social architecture firm will redevelop former Ballet space into hub for creatives.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Hotel Will Be “Dubbel Dutch”
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Hotel Will Be “Dubbel Dutch”

Boutique hotel in historic 1898 mansion on Marshall St. will open in time for DNC.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Crane Added to City Plan Commission
Eyes on Milwaukee

Crane Added to City Plan Commission

Menomonee Valley Partners deputy Catrina Crane has long worked on economic development.

City Hall: Council Inches Toward Universal Basic Income
City Hall

Council Inches Toward Universal Basic Income

Proposal will create a framework, needs philanthropic support.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Big Blue Building Adds Signature Sign
Eyes on Milwaukee

Big Blue Building Adds Signature Sign

That's 310W, folks. New sign adds street-level ID for $30 million redevelopment.

City Hall: How The City Plows Snow
City Hall

How The City Plows Snow

Inside look at how the city clears 1,475 miles of streets and 42,000 intersections.

Plats and Parcels: Lakefront Tower Loses A Few Floors
Plats and Parcels

Lakefront Tower Loses A Few Floors

Plus: Northridge Mall trial starts, Foxconn bailing on project could cause up to $120 million state bailout.

Friday Photos: Symphony’s New Home Takes Shape
Friday Photos

Symphony’s New Home Takes Shape

Steel frame rises on Wisconsin Ave., new Wells St. structure designed to match historic theater.

Museum Week Offers Special Events at 17 Locations

Museum Week Offers Special Events at 17 Locations

Second annual event brings cultural giants together with overlooked institutions.

City Hall: DNC Security Zone Includes Almost All of Westown
City Hall

DNC Security Zone Includes Almost All of Westown

Expect travel delays, but zone is not hard perimeter says Secret Service, MPD.

Transportation: Viking Cruises Adds Milwaukee as Port
Transportation

Viking Cruises Adds Milwaukee as Port

But not all news from the port is good, it's recovering from nearly $1 million in storm damage.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Second New East Side Home Revealed
Eyes on Milwaukee

Second New East Side Home Revealed

Designs submitted for second new home in North Point Historic District.

City Hall: Milwaukee Seeking $50 Million To Pay for DNC Security
City Hall

Milwaukee Seeking $50 Million To Pay for DNC Security

Federal grant covers costs of police and fire during convention. 4,000 police officers expected.

City Hall: Council, Aldrete Again Spar Over FPC
City Hall

Council, Aldrete Again Spar Over FPC

Shouting, an open letter, highly-sensitive leak. The mess at Fire & Police Commission continues.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A New Design Vision for Villard Avenue
Eyes on Milwaukee

A New Design Vision for Villard Avenue

UW-Milwaukee will lead design charette to envision future of commercial corridor.

City Hall: Meet the Candidates for City Offices
City Hall

Meet the Candidates for City Offices

Packed spring election features 46 candidates for 19 city offices.

City Hall: Conservative in Mayor Race Ejected
City Hall

Conservative in Mayor Race Ejected

Republican David King failed to submit enough valid signatures, vows court appeal.

Transportation: Streetcar Ridership Up in December
Transportation

Streetcar Ridership Up in December

System outpaces November ridership and annual estimates.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Deconstruction Delayed Through 2020
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Deconstruction Delayed Through 2020

Officials hope to build contractor capacity in program focused on jobs and environment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City to Sell 19 Lots for Habitat Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

City to Sell 19 Lots for Habitat Homes

Committee okays selling vacant lots for $1 each, to create new owner-occupied homes.

Historical Society Showcasing Unseen Treasures

Historical Society Showcasing Unseen Treasures

New exhibit highlights a wide variety of Milwaukee's history.

City Hall: Homicides Down 33% Since 2015
City Hall

Homicides Down 33% Since 2015

New approach with many stakeholders paying off, but work nowhere near done, says mayor.

Plats and Parcels: Gilbane, CD Smith Will Build Wisconsin Center Expansion
Plats and Parcels

Gilbane, CD Smith Will Build Wisconsin Center Expansion

Plus: State's first Tesla showroom, architecture firm mulls expansion, Pabst Mansion demolishing house

Eyes on Milwaukee: Central Standard Opening Downtown Tasting Room
Eyes on Milwaukee

Central Standard Opening Downtown Tasting Room

Distillery will move from Walker's Point to redeveloped 1874 building on E. Clybourn St.

Friday Photos: $30 Million Eagleknit a Game Changer
Friday Photos

$30 Million Eagleknit a Game Changer

Wangard redevelopment in Walker's Point a technology hub that will train minorities.

Eyes on Milwaukee: “Catalytic” West Side Project Coming?
Eyes on Milwaukee

“Catalytic” West Side Project Coming?

Committee okays vacating two alleys, hoping 27th and Wisconsin site attracts state office building.

City Hall: Pipe Destroyed in Water Main Break
City Hall

Pipe Destroyed in Water Main Break

"Very, very rare" break destroys 29 feet of water main, raises questions, devastates residents in area.

City Hall: Officials Advance $500/Month Basic Income Plan
City Hall

Officials Advance $500/Month Basic Income Plan

Are you low-income and want $500 per month? The city has a pilot plan, almost.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Is There A Plan To Prevent New Tent City?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Is There A Plan To Prevent New Tent City?

City officials worry. If no plan, should state build a campground under highway?

Transportation: Delivery Tax Isn’t Legal, Says City Attorney
Transportation

Delivery Tax Isn’t Legal, Says City Attorney

But Lena Taylor disagrees. Is 60 cent fee on food deliveries a tax or a fee?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Pre-Construction Starting on Ascent
Eyes on Milwaukee

Pre-Construction Starting on Ascent

There's "zero doubt" tallest mass timber building in Western Hemisphere will soon rise.

500 Media Members Get DNC Preview

500 Media Members Get DNC Preview

Officials host national media for first look at city and convention venues.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Big Solar Project by Downtown Church
Eyes on Milwaukee

Big Solar Project by Downtown Church

First Unitarian Society adding 95 panels to church, adjacent apartment building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Three Classic Houses To Be Restored
Eyes on Milwaukee

Three Classic Houses To Be Restored

Bradley Foundation sold Lion House and two others to Wisconsin Securities Partners.

Transportation: Delivery Tax Could Help Fix Potholes
Transportation

Delivery Tax Could Help Fix Potholes

Ald. Dodd's proposal imposes 60 cent fee on third-party deliveries like Uber Eats.

Plats and Parcels: Urban Farm Planned for Near West Side
Plats and Parcels

Urban Farm Planned for Near West Side

Plus: A trio downtown buildings change hands, including one that contained Trio.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sadoff Saving Walker’s Point Buildings
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sadoff Saving Walker’s Point Buildings

Sofi Lofts project includes redevelopment of two old neglected S. 1st St. buildings.

Friday Photos: KinetiK Nears Completion
Friday Photos

KinetiK Nears Completion

144 apartments and food hall will anchor north end of Bay View.

Top 20 Articles Of The Decade

Top 20 Articles Of The Decade

Plenty of surprises dot the list of Urban Milwaukee's most popular stories since 2010.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Pizzeria, Sober Bar Planned Near Sherman Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

Pizzeria, Sober Bar Planned Near Sherman Park

Entrepreneur buying city-owned building, plans cafe and apartments

Top 10 of 2019: Most Popular Transportation Articles
Top 10 of 2019

Most Popular Transportation Articles

The Hop, the BRT, the Hiawatha and scooters, a big year for transportation stories.

Plats and Parcels: Downtown Building Getting Overhauled
Plats and Parcels

Downtown Building Getting Overhauled

Plus: More apartments for former Grand Avenue Mall.

Friday Photos: New Office For African-American Issues
Friday Photos

New Office For African-American Issues

City transforming two-story building on Fond du Lac into one-stop clearinghouse.

Top 10 of 2019: Most Popular Friday Photos Articles
Top 10 of 2019

Most Popular Friday Photos Articles

Readers love downtown projects, and one still unconfirmed HQ move tops the list.

Top 10: Most Popular “City Hall” Articles of 2019
Top 10

Most Popular “City Hall” Articles of 2019

Racist contractor, Indigenous Peoples' Day, DNC, bribery, City Hall had it all in 2019.

City Hall: Former Health Director Blames Barrett
City Hall

Former Health Director Blames Barrett

Bevan Baker breaks his silence, slams Mayor and other city departments.

Top 10 of 2019: Most Popular Eyes on Milwaukee Stories
Top 10 of 2019

Most Popular Eyes on Milwaukee Stories

Big year of real estate closes with a bang: 5 of most popular stories in past month.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Area Resident Plans Hopkins St. Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Area Resident Plans Hopkins St. Project

Charles McCoy will purchase, redevelop commercial building in Amani neighborhood.

Plats and Parcels: Meet HQ501
Plats and Parcels

Meet HQ501

Scott Lurie, in partnership with RINKA, unveils renderings for redeveloped Assurant building.

Friday Photos: Sam’s Place Takes Shape on King Drive
Friday Photos

Sam’s Place Takes Shape on King Drive

Bader Philanthropies redeveloping jazz-infused coffeehouse in former bank.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Once World’s Largest Hardware Store, Now Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Once World’s Largest Hardware Store, Now Apartments

1873 building, once a hardware store colossus, being converted to 40 apartments.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bader Funds 40 New Homes in Harambee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bader Funds 40 New Homes in Harambee

$1 million gift funds new Habitat for Humanity revitalization project.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Starts on Western Building Facility
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Starts on Western Building Facility

Company moving from suburb to city's far northwest side, bringing 208 jobs here.

City Hall: Chief Morales Reappointed for Four Years
City Hall

Chief Morales Reappointed for Four Years

Commission grants police chief a full term, requires public meeting, reports.

Eyes on Milwaukee: High Rise Architect Paid $180 Per Hour
Eyes on Milwaukee

High Rise Architect Paid $180 Per Hour

City plan to build 32-story tower offers rare public peek at what designers, others earn.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves Revised Library Deal
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves Revised Library Deal

Library hopes third time is the charm for new branch on Martin Luther King Dr.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Mulls Next Move on “Racist” Hotel Policy
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Mulls Next Move on “Racist” Hotel Policy

Ald. Lewis considering license options. Three hotels have policies rejecting area residents.

City Hall: Officer Ray Confirmed Without Debate
City Hall

Officer Ray Confirmed Without Debate

Former MPD officer is newest member of troubled Fire and Police Commission.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Can Downtown Boom Boost Poorer Areas?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Can Downtown Boom Boost Poorer Areas?

Airbnb tax, mentorship program, other proposals suggested to boost investment elsewhere.

Transportation: Ridership Falls for The Hop
Transportation

Ridership Falls for The Hop

Begins 2nd year of operation with November ridership down from November 2018.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Invests in 207 Affordable Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Invests in 207 Affordable Homes

Housing Trust Fund will provide $900,000 in capital. Can this program be grown?

Plats and Parcels: See The Canstruction of Local Landmarks
Plats and Parcels

See The Canstruction of Local Landmarks

Plus: Associated gives Milwaukee Center new name & upgrades, mass timber building tops off.

Friday Photos: The Huron Is All About Connectivity
Friday Photos

The Huron Is All About Connectivity

Building is the anchor of a transformation of Downtown's parking ghetto.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Adjusts Zoning for First Floor Design
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Adjusts Zoning for First Floor Design

More active first floors create more a more activated, walkable city.

City Hall: FPC Fumbles Police Residency Points
City Hall

FPC Fumbles Police Residency Points

Months of confused meetings fail to pass residency points for police promotions.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Racist Policy? Committee Rejects Hotel Sign
Eyes on Milwaukee

Racist Policy? Committee Rejects Hotel Sign

Comfort Suites hotel simply wanted a new sign. Then things got strange.

Eyes on Milwaukee: School to Become Apartments, Cost $19.4 Million
Eyes on Milwaukee

School to Become Apartments, Cost $19.4 Million

Committee okays $1.05 million in city funds to support 82-unit, north-side project.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Still No Deal For The Couture. Yet
Eyes on Milwaukee

Still No Deal For The Couture. Yet

Sorry, Mark Belling, deal still isn't quite done, says developer.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Okays Reed Street Yards Fix
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Okays Reed Street Yards Fix

Sewer being relocated to accommodate development. But by which company?

Eyes on Milwaukee: City’s First Mass Timber Building Tops Off
Eyes on Milwaukee

City’s First Mass Timber Building Tops Off

Walker's Point project quietly making use of new building material.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 40 Affordable Homes for Washington Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

40 Affordable Homes for Washington Park

Developer plans to rehab 24 properties, including many duplexes, in one-mile radius.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Appeal Dropped on Bucks Player’s Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Appeal Dropped on Bucks Player’s Project

Civil War-era building can be razed. New three-unit apartment building can be developed.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Guard Scores Again on Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Guard Scores Again on Project

Historic preservation group again clears way for Connaughton's downtown development.

Plats and Parcels: Bucks Player Plans Brady Street Building
Plats and Parcels

Bucks Player Plans Brady Street Building

Plus: American Family announces plans, Mount Mary plans new housing, buildings change hands.

City Hall: City Wins $700,000 For Drug Overdose Fight
City Hall

City Wins $700,000 For Drug Overdose Fight

Opioid program has saved 15 lives in 2019; new funding will expand program.

Trump Picks Camp David Over Milwaukee

Trump Picks Camp David Over Milwaukee

G7 summit to be held at Presidential retreat, not downtown Milwaukee site Barrett offered.

Friday Photos: The “Little Pink Church” is Back
Friday Photos

The “Little Pink Church” is Back

New version of long-gone church part of Lower East Side senior housing complex.

City Hall: Stunned Council Grills FPC Director
City Hall

Stunned Council Grills FPC Director

"It all doesn't add up" two aldermen say, while Hamilton says questions were answered.

City Hall: “Officer Ray’s” FPC Appointment Okayed
City Hall

“Officer Ray’s” FPC Appointment Okayed

Committee approves appointment of retired officer to police oversight board.

City Hall: Taylor Blames FPC Problems on Mayor
City Hall

Taylor Blames FPC Problems on Mayor

Mayoral opponent accuses Barrett of mismanagement, corruption, cronyism.

Eyes on Milwaukee: American Family Unveils Downtown Office Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

American Family Unveils Downtown Office Plan

Insurance company to redevelop century-old Mandel Graphics building near Fiserv Forum.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Will Tent City Come Back?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Will Tent City Come Back?

Could be an embarrassment during the DNC. Downtown Ald. Bauman seeks answers from the state.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mount Mary Plans $45 Million Complex
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mount Mary Plans $45 Million Complex

Single mother students, sisters and seniors will live together in 166-unit housing complex.

City Hall: An Aldermanic Rematch on South Side
City Hall

An Aldermanic Rematch on South Side

Donovan's aide Patty Doherty will again run against Scott Spiker.

City Hall: City Targets Scam Artists and Slumlords
City Hall

City Targets Scam Artists and Slumlords

Fines doubled to ensure city-repaired bargain homes aren't turned into rentals.

City Hall: Council to Review Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Council to Review Fire & Police Commission

Sudden review comes after FPC cancels meeting and troubles at commission reported.

“Code the Hoan” Program Launched

“Code the Hoan” Program Launched

Light the Hoan education effort to help students learn how to program light shows on bridge, sync with music.

City Hall: Trouble at Fire & Police Commission?
City Hall

Trouble at Fire & Police Commission?

Second public resignation and much staff turnover under new executive director.

Plats and Parcels: River One Apartments Construction Starts in March
Plats and Parcels

River One Apartments Construction Starts in March

Plus: Pharmacy to replace Starbucks on Brady, delayed library gains developer

Friday Photos: Wheel & Sprocket’s New Bay View HQ
Friday Photos

Wheel & Sprocket’s New Bay View HQ

Opening early next year: One of the "most dramatic bicycle-related spaces in the country."

5 Milwaukeeans to Be Thankful For

5 Milwaukeeans to Be Thankful For

Milwaukee is a better -- and far more interesting place -- because of these five folks.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Okays Admiral’s Wharf Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Okays Admiral’s Wharf Project

11-story, 133-unit complex in Walker's Point gets a green light from city.

City Hall: Council Bans Most Plastic Straws
City Hall

Council Bans Most Plastic Straws

Use by bars and restaurants prohibited unless customers request them.

City Hall: Council Okays Gender Neutral Bathrooms
City Hall

Council Okays Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Proposal wouldn't "scratch the top 50" of constituent concerns, Donovan carps.

For Members: Shop Local, Get 20% Off Milwaukee Gifts This Weekend
For Members

Shop Local, Get 20% Off Milwaukee Gifts This Weekend

A two-day holiday shopping discount: 20% off for members at Urban Milwaukee: The Store.

City Hall: Council Overrides Every Barrett Veto
City Hall

Council Overrides Every Barrett Veto

Without debate Common Council overrides mayor, keeps 59 amendments to budget

Plats and Parcels: Journal Square Will Be Hundreds of Apartments
Plats and Parcels

Journal Square Will Be Hundreds of Apartments

Plus: Packed week of affordable housing news, and Cheesehead expansion.

Friday Photos: The Yards Rises on Former Reed Street
Friday Photos

The Yards Rises on Former Reed Street

New apartment building is eastern anchor to Reed Street Yards business park.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 117-Year-Old School Getting Transformed
Eyes on Milwaukee

117-Year-Old School Getting Transformed

Developer will turn MPS school he once attended into 40-unit apartment complex.

Transportation: The “Holiday Hop” Streetcar Debuts
Transportation

The “Holiday Hop” Streetcar Debuts

Santa hops a ride to City Hall tree lighting ceremony.

Eyes on Milwaukee: RACM Okays $3.4 Million Reed Street Yards Fix
Eyes on Milwaukee

RACM Okays $3.4 Million Reed Street Yards Fix

New sewers being built to help attract future tenants, possibly Rite-Hite HQ.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Gorman Buying 38 Foreclosed Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Gorman Buying 38 Foreclosed Homes

Developer will convert city-owned homes on North Side to affordable rental housing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MPS School To Become Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

MPS School To Become Apartments

Plus community programming in unused expanded building on far northwest side.

City Hall: Barrett Officially Declares Re-Election Bid
City Hall

Barrett Officially Declares Re-Election Bid

Mayor running for 5th term, hopes to serve 20 years as city's leader.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Beat Hiring Targets on Fiserv Forum
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Beat Hiring Targets on Fiserv Forum

Team "won the championship" in hiring city residents, businesses says Mayor Barrett.

City Hall: Barrett Issues 8 Budget Vetoes
City Hall

Barrett Issues 8 Budget Vetoes

Vetoes attack borrowing, garbage truck replacement, blight elimination.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Subsidy for Schuster’s Project Okayed
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Subsidy for Schuster’s Project Okayed

$85 million redevelopment of old department store will have prestige tenants.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Admiral’s Wharf Sails Through Committee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Admiral’s Wharf Sails Through Committee

City committee okays zoning for 11-story, 133-unit apartment complex in Walker's Point.

Eyes on Milwaukee: See Every Property In The City
Eyes on Milwaukee

See Every Property In The City

Eventually. Developer's new Twitter account creating photos of city's 150,000 homes and businesses.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Cafe-Cop House Coming to Clarke Square
Eyes on Milwaukee

Cafe-Cop House Coming to Clarke Square

Unique center is a partnership of city, non-profit Journey House and police department.

Plats and Parcels: Rite-Hite May Move to Reed Street Yards
Plats and Parcels

Rite-Hite May Move to Reed Street Yards

Plus: Water leak delays BMO Tower, city exploring Plan B for former Schlitz tavern.

Friday Photos: Quartet’s Rising
Friday Photos

Quartet’s Rising

New apartment building on S. 2nd St. in Walker's Point.

City Hall: Police Overtime Costs a Budget Problem
City Hall

Police Overtime Costs a Budget Problem

Council discusses how to trim annual cost of $17 million. Unfunded service for Summerfest an issue.

City Hall: Taylor Slams Barrett Over Residency
City Hall

Taylor Slams Barrett Over Residency

Mayoral candidate cites losses since residency requirement ended by Legislature.

City Hall: Health Department Probe a State Matter
City Hall

Health Department Probe a State Matter

Criminal investigation taken over by Department of Justice, city officials say.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Humboldt Gardens Proposal Is Dead
Eyes on Milwaukee

Humboldt Gardens Proposal Is Dead

Developers decide turning 1890 building on Humboldt and North into condos is too costly.

Eyes on Milwaukee: McCarthy Appeals on Bucks Player’s Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

McCarthy Appeals on Bucks Player’s Project

Wants Common Council to overrule HPC ruling that 1860s house can be razed.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Fighting Illegal Dumping
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Fighting Illegal Dumping

New DNS program makes it easier for citizens to report problems, results in 16 citations.

City Hall: Proposal Aims To Eliminate Plastic Straws
City Hall

Proposal Aims To Eliminate Plastic Straws

Would prevent restaurants from providing straws, unless customers request them.

City Hall: 4,000 Police Officers Will Guard DNC
City Hall

4,000 Police Officers Will Guard DNC

Some 150 police departments, 12 fire departments will secure 50,000-person event.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Acquiring Land for Future Bike Trail
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Acquiring Land for Future Bike Trail

Former northwest side railroad corridor could eventually house bike trail.

City Hall: Aldermen Push Gender Neutral Bathrooms
City Hall

Aldermen Push Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Council members working with Equal Rights Commission to advance inclusive policy.

City Hall: Snow Delays Leaf Collection Until 25th
City Hall

Snow Delays Leaf Collection Until 25th

Snow storms extend cutoff. You now have 11 more days to sweep leaves into the street.

City Hall: DPW Defends Plow Mounting Strategy
City Hall

DPW Defends Plow Mounting Strategy

Delaying use of plows allowed more salt to be spread and prevented expanding potholes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Lurie Buying Mostly Empty Downtown Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Lurie Buying Mostly Empty Downtown Building

Developer tackling last large empty downtown office building, on 5th and Michigan. Could add hotel.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Brewery Celebrates Its Completion
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Brewery Celebrates Its Completion

New gateway tops off transformation from abandoned brewery to real neighborhood.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 1860s Home Isn’t Historic Says Commission
Eyes on Milwaukee

1860s Home Isn’t Historic Says Commission

Historic commission's surprising vote rejects historic designation, inches Bucks guard's project closer to reality.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Quiet Plan to Save Grand Avenue
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Quiet Plan to Save Grand Avenue

Actually written 10 years ago. Civic leaders discuss how public private partnerships revived Downtown.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mayor Signs Homeless Proposal on Veterans Day
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mayor Signs Homeless Proposal on Veterans Day

Development would house up to 48 veterans while providing supportive services.

Plats and Parcels: Park East Apartments Cleared for Takeoff
Plats and Parcels

Park East Apartments Cleared for Takeoff

Plus: Why Molson Coors picked Milwaukee over Denver.

Friday Photos: Powering Up The Third Ward
Friday Photos

Powering Up The Third Ward

We Energies substation at heart of new apartment building nears completion.

City Hall: Council Cuts Police, Adopts $1.6 Billion Budget
City Hall

Council Cuts Police, Adopts $1.6 Billion Budget

Council wrestles with huge fiscal challenges due to rising police costs, declining state aid.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Could Override Zielinski on Bay View Development
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Could Override Zielinski on Bay View Development

Developer Scott Lurie's project is headed towards a vote.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Starts on Villard Commons
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Starts on Villard Commons

Five ACRE grads turn classroom project into reality.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deconstruction Effort Is Underway
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deconstruction Effort Is Underway

After a year of false starts by the city, a $1.2 million, 50-home effort is underway.

City Hall: Proposal Uses Lead Abatement Funds for Marketing
City Hall

Proposal Uses Lead Abatement Funds for Marketing

Ald. Lewis proposes using lateral replacement funds for council's "community outreach."

Transportation: Street Safety Funding Passes Committee
Transportation

Street Safety Funding Passes Committee

DPW would get $1.2 million in new, dedicated funding for complete streets.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mural Spurs Historic Preservation Reform
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mural Spurs Historic Preservation Reform

Historic Preservation Commission moving to establish guidelines for murals.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Okays St. Augustine’s $30 Million Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Okays St. Augustine’s $30 Million Plan

One of city's fastest-growing schools plans substantial expansion.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Empty Storefronts Event Offers Solutions
Eyes on Milwaukee

Empty Storefronts Event Offers Solutions

And inspiration. 5th annual conference explores how to revive commercial corridors.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Full Council Approves Tiny Homes Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Full Council Approves Tiny Homes Project

Veterans rehabilitation project, 48 tiny homes, is cleared for spring construction.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Gokhman House Sails Through Commission
Eyes on Milwaukee

Gokhman House Sails Through Commission

New design met with universal approval by Historic Preservation Commission.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plans Submitted for Journal Square Lofts
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plans Submitted for Journal Square Lofts

Jeffers plans to convert newsroom to bedrooms. 103 apartments. See the floor plans.

Plats and Parcels: Journal Sentinel Complex Sold
Plats and Parcels

Journal Sentinel Complex Sold

Plus: Badger Mutual moving downtown, Northridge security deal, Lion House has a buyer and much more.

Friday Photos: North Shore Plans Unique Downtown Bank
Friday Photos

North Shore Plans Unique Downtown Bank

89-year-old house getting converted into modern bank branch on Pleasant and Water.

Transportation: City Lands Second Streetcar Sponsor
Transportation

City Lands Second Streetcar Sponsor

Everstream, business internet provider, joins Potawatomi in backing The Hop.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Voces Buying Mitchell Street Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Voces Buying Mitchell Street Building

After long search, immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera finds new home, space to grow.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Proposal Would Fund Emergency Housing
Eyes on Milwaukee

Proposal Would Fund Emergency Housing

City-owned properties would house displaced families, human trafficking victims. Plus: committee cuts Bublr funding.

City Hall: Proposal Gives Residents a Basic Income
City Hall

Proposal Gives Residents a Basic Income

Lewis, Kovac back "Universal Basic Income" for 50 poorer families of $500 per month.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Player’s Development Faces Delay
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Player’s Development Faces Delay

Historic designation sought for 1865 home Pat Connaughton seeks to demolish, replace.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Okays Douglas Dynamics Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Okays Douglas Dynamics Expansion

Company expects to add up to 50 manufacturing jobs at expanded N. 76th St. campus.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MillerCoors Will Change Name, Add Local Jobs
Eyes on Milwaukee

MillerCoors Will Change Name, Add Local Jobs

In global shakeup Milwaukee a winner over Denver and could gain hundreds of jobs.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hamilton Keeping Door Open for Strauss
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hamilton Keeping Door Open for Strauss

Council president halts move to officially kill deal. "Let's continue the process," he says.

Eyes on Milwaukee: What’s This Sherman Park Home Worth?
Eyes on Milwaukee

What’s This Sherman Park Home Worth?

City, prospective buyer have wrangled over price of foreclosed home.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Tiny Homes Village Design Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Tiny Homes Village Design Approved

Council committee approves design for 48-home village for veterans.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Controversy Over Historic Building’s Mural
Eyes on Milwaukee

Controversy Over Historic Building’s Mural

Mitchell Street mural sparks debate. Is a mural just paint? Should it be removed?

Evers, Barrett Kick Off 2020 Census

Evers, Barrett Kick Off 2020 Census

They were joined by "Captain Census." Milwaukee could lose millions if Census undercounts population

Milwaukee Film Festival: ‘Cold Case Hammarskjöld’ a Surprise
Milwaukee Film Festival

‘Cold Case Hammarskjöld’ a Surprise

Is it a documentary? A murder mystery? Or a weird conspiracy theory?

Plats and Parcels: Lurie’s Bay View Proposal Revived
Plats and Parcels

Lurie’s Bay View Proposal Revived

Plus: MPS unveils new schoolyards, Cambria hotel opens, Athea expanding chemical plant

Friday Photos: Three Hotels Begin Their Ascent
Friday Photos

Three Hotels Begin Their Ascent

Holiday Inn Express, Home2 Suites and Tru by Hilton will occupy N. Jefferson St. complex.

Milwaukee Film Festival: ‘Black Licorice’ a Milwaukee-Made Thriller
Milwaukee Film Festival

‘Black Licorice’ a Milwaukee-Made Thriller

Hollywood stars headline this locally-made movie.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Revised Design for New East Side Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Revised Design for New East Side Homes

Gokhman changes designs for proposed homes in North Point Historic District.

Barrett, Moore to Lead Growing DNC Team

Barrett, Moore to Lead Growing DNC Team

19 honorary chairs round out Milwaukee 2020 leadership.

Eyes on Milwaukee: DC Group Could Redevelop City Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

DC Group Could Redevelop City Homes

Non-profit backed by for-profit investors aims to rehab city-owned, foreclosed homes.

Milwaukee Film Festival: ‘The Apollo’ Closes Festival
Milwaukee Film Festival

‘The Apollo’ Closes Festival

Documentary on historic theater, long a hub of black entertainment, is closing night film.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A New Four-Story, Downtown Mural
Eyes on Milwaukee

A New Four-Story, Downtown Mural

Artist Mauricio Ramirez paints "Heart & Sol," his biggest work yet.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Peggy Williams-Smith Will Lead VISIT Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Peggy Williams-Smith Will Lead VISIT Milwaukee

Marcus Corp. VP is first woman CEO of Milwaukee convention & visitors bureau.

City Hall: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Now A Holiday
City Hall

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Now A Holiday

Mayor signs legislation into law making it a holiday for city of Milwaukee.

Transportation: City Will Rebuild E. Wells St.
Transportation

City Will Rebuild E. Wells St.

Will study narrowing roadway, expanding sidewalks on Wells from Broadway to Prospect.

Transportation: Committee Approves City BRT Agreement
Transportation

Committee Approves City BRT Agreement

City DPW would be reimbursed by Milwaukee County for design and infrastructure costs.

Milwaukee Film Festival: My Favorite Films. So Far
Milwaukee Film Festival

My Favorite Films. So Far

Ranking the best -- and absolute worst -- of 12 films we've seen to date.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Moves to Close Slumlord Loophole
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Moves to Close Slumlord Loophole

Low-price city homes for "owner occupants" who turn them into rental properties creates call for reform.

Milwaukee Film Festival: ‘My First and Last Film’
Milwaukee Film Festival

‘My First and Last Film’

A personal story on the affects of aging by Milwaukeean Tracey Thomas.

Milwaukee Film Festival: ‘Plucked’ Is a Local Crime Thriller
Milwaukee Film Festival

‘Plucked’ Is a Local Crime Thriller

The inside story of how Frank Almond's Stradivarius violin was stolen and recovered.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Barrett Blasts Council On Strauss Deal
Eyes on Milwaukee

Barrett Blasts Council On Strauss Deal

They let "malarkey" of disinformation campaign kill meat processing plant deal, he charges.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Commission Okays Admiral’s Wharf Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Commission Okays Admiral’s Wharf Project

11-story, 133-unit apartment building planned for S. Water St. along Milwaukee River.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Strauss Deal is Dead
Eyes on Milwaukee

Strauss Deal is Dead

Company pulls plug on $60 million Century City deal after area alderman decides he opposes it.

Evers Calls Special Session on Guns

Evers Calls Special Session on Guns

Governor says only Vos and Fitzgerald prevent common sense gun reforms.

Plats and Parcels: New Apartments Near Streetcar Line
Plats and Parcels

New Apartments Near Streetcar Line

Plus: Where does the Strauss deal stand? State office building moving forward.

Friday Photos: Signage Goes Up On BMO Tower
Friday Photos

Signage Goes Up On BMO Tower

BMO scheduled to move employees into the building in January.

Milwaukee Film Festival: What’s Jeramey Watching?
Milwaukee Film Festival

What’s Jeramey Watching?

Charting a course to see 28 films at the 15 day festival.

Eyes on Milwaukee: RACM Approves Land Use for Meat Processing Plant
Eyes on Milwaukee

RACM Approves Land Use for Meat Processing Plant

While council stalled financing package, RACM okays land use change affecting Strauss Brands.

Eyes on Milwaukee: RACM Approves Deal for Schuster’s
Eyes on Milwaukee

RACM Approves Deal for Schuster’s

City TIF payment, up to $15 million, to help finance project to redevelop old department store.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Huron Building Design Tweaked Yet Again
Eyes on Milwaukee

Huron Building Design Tweaked Yet Again

Change done to harmonize building with adjacent Mackie Building. HPC members approve.

Milwaukee Film Festival: The Milwaukee Show Times Two
Milwaukee Film Festival

The Milwaukee Show Times Two

The best of Milwaukee's filmmakers: one night for all and one of "filth" not suitable for kids.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hydration Clinic Coming to Third Ward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hydration Clinic Coming to Third Ward

Brookfield's H2O Health Hydration Oasis opening a second location on Jefferson St.

City Hall: City Voters Will Get Gerrymandering Referendum
City Hall

City Voters Will Get Gerrymandering Referendum

Common Council adds question on nonpartisan legislative districts to the April ballot.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown BID Touts Successes, Awards
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown BID Touts Successes, Awards

Downtown growing, group adds homeless outreach coordinator, charts plan for 2020.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling Properties in Harambee
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling Properties in Harambee

On Thursday, city will show off three commercial buildings for sale for redevelopment.

City Hall: Anonymous Crime Reporting Service Launches
City Hall

Anonymous Crime Reporting Service Launches

"Crime doesn't pay, but Crime Stoppers does," says Alderwoman Chantia Lewis.

City Hall: Council Debates Indigenous Peoples’ Day
City Hall

Council Debates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

"Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be forced to defend the Catholic Church," Donovan thundered.

Dining: New “White House” Could Open Soon
Dining

New “White House” Could Open Soon

Couple planning European inspired restaurant in long-time Bay View tavern.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Strauss Plant Sent Back to Committee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Strauss Plant Sent Back to Committee

Opponents of meat processing plant will have chance to object at second public hearing.

DNC Team Pitches Civic Leaders

DNC Team Pitches Civic Leaders

Host committee needs volunteers and venues, wants double the volunteers of 2016 convention.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Group Opposes Meatpacking “Slaughterhouse”
Eyes on Milwaukee

Group Opposes Meatpacking “Slaughterhouse”

Strauss Brands deal still expected to be approved. Could bring 500 jobs to Century City.

Transportation: Which Sign Do You Prefer?
Transportation

Which Sign Do You Prefer?

City, county want public input on signs for bicycle trails and city bicycle network.

Dining: Puerto Rican Cafe Opens in Walker Square
Dining

Puerto Rican Cafe Opens in Walker Square

Johanna's Cakes & Desserts Cafe offers sweet treats, custom cakes and sandwiches.

Plats and Parcels: NBA Player Plans Downtown Apartments
Plats and Parcels

NBA Player Plans Downtown Apartments

Big week in real estate with Couture taxes, Strauss, Marchese, Airbnb, Scott Lurie and more making headlines.

Transportation: Streetcar Ridership Drops with Temperature
Transportation

Streetcar Ridership Drops with Temperature

Doors Open Milwaukee boosted ridership, but overall Sunday traffic continues to sag.

Friday Photos: The Huron Rises
Friday Photos

The Huron Rises

New office building will be home to Husch Blackwell law firm.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Airbnb Says Milwaukee is Fastest Growing Destination
Eyes on Milwaukee

Airbnb Says Milwaukee is Fastest Growing Destination

You can stay in the Boat House, an East Side mansion or a Riverwest living room via the popular service.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 59 Winning Businesses in Brew City Match
Eyes on Milwaukee

59 Winning Businesses in Brew City Match

92 percent are run by entrepreneurs of color, 80 percent owned by women.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Lurie Buys Milwaukee Street Blackhole
Eyes on Milwaukee

Lurie Buys Milwaukee Street Blackhole

Long-vacant, one-story building was originally three stories. Now will find new life.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Pattee Considering Options for Mitchell Street Property
Eyes on Milwaukee

Pattee Considering Options for Mitchell Street Property

Developer acquired two buildings near 8th and Historic Mitchell streets

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Preservation Created 128,500 Jobs in 2018
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Preservation Created 128,500 Jobs in 2018

Study of federal tax incentive program finds $7.4 billion added to economy.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Healthy Meat Market Coming to N. 22nd St.
Eyes on Milwaukee

Healthy Meat Market Coming to N. 22nd St.

Carl Wesley will transform vacant building with Fresh 2 Fork concept.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The State of TIF in Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

The State of TIF in Milwaukee

City has $1.8 billion in incremental value in TIF districts, but do they raise taxes?

Milwaukee Film Festival: Red, White and Wasted
Milwaukee Film Festival

Red, White and Wasted

The first in our annual series of previews. Have you ever been "mudding"?

Eyes on Milwaukee: V. Marchese Acquiring More Land for Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

V. Marchese Acquiring More Land for Expansion

Company buying former railroad spur for 50,000-square-foot expansion.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deconstruction Program Expected to Restart Next Week
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deconstruction Program Expected to Restart Next Week

Contractor will start after months of delays.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves $60 Million Century City Deal
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves $60 Million Century City Deal

City would give the Strauss Brands up to $4.5 million if it creates 500 jobs.

City Hall: State Republican Lawmakers Oppose Barrett’s Budget
City Hall

State Republican Lawmakers Oppose Barrett’s Budget

Seven Republicans take aim at proposal to reduce police staffing, but don't mention sales tax request.

City Hall: Zielinski for Mayor Bus Ads Debut
City Hall

Zielinski for Mayor Bus Ads Debut

21 MCTS buses now highlight Tony Zielinski's campaign for mayor.

Transportation: Hawley Road’s Diet
Transportation

Hawley Road’s Diet

New protected bike lane, traffic calming accomplished with paint and plastic.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Civic Accelerator Returning
Eyes on Milwaukee

Civic Accelerator Returning

Co:Lab pairs young professionals with business improvement districts to address problems.

Plats and Parcels: Tent City Being Evicted
Plats and Parcels

Tent City Being Evicted

Plus: A packed week of real estate news, including the Schuster's project moving forward.

Friday Photos: Saint John’s New Bookend
Friday Photos

Saint John’s New Bookend

Senior housing tower now visible from much of Lower East Side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Contributing Up To $15 Million to Schuster’s Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Contributing Up To $15 Million to Schuster’s Project

Financing will support $84 million project for Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Medical College of Wisconsin.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Most Expensive Milwaukee Zip Codes for Renters
Eyes on Milwaukee

Most Expensive Milwaukee Zip Codes for Renters

National report shows where your dollar goes the furthest.

City Hall: Bucks, Fire Department Have Cost Sharing Agreement
City Hall

Bucks, Fire Department Have Cost Sharing Agreement

Deputy Chief praises Bucks' commitment to safety.

City Hall: Should Smoking Be Banned in Front of Public Buildings?
City Hall

Should Smoking Be Banned in Front of Public Buildings?

Murphy and Donovan square off over smoking in front of City Hall.

City Hall: Your Boat Is Too Loud
City Hall

Your Boat Is Too Loud

Bauman moves to close loophole in city's noise ordinance.

City Hall: Is The City Ready to Plow Snow?
City Hall

Is The City Ready to Plow Snow?

City has 28,405 tons of salt and 414 pieces of equipment ready to clear 1,472 miles of city streets.

Eyes on Milwaukee: $75,000 Donated to Maintain City Hall Sculpture
Eyes on Milwaukee

$75,000 Donated to Maintain City Hall Sculpture

Anonymous donor chips in $75,000 to support "Mixed Feelings."

Transportation: Couture Streetcar Extension Decision Pushed to June 2020
Transportation

Couture Streetcar Extension Decision Pushed to June 2020

"We look like complete fools," says Bauman as Marcoux expresses confidence in project.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Douglas Dynamics Expanding, Buying Car Dealership
Eyes on Milwaukee

Douglas Dynamics Expanding, Buying Car Dealership

Company will add up to 50 jobs to manufacturing facility on N. 76th St.

City Hall: Feds Award $5.6 Million for Lead Abatement
City Hall

Feds Award $5.6 Million for Lead Abatement

42-month grant can be used for paint and soil abatement in affected homes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Developer Assembling Land for Ikon Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Developer Assembling Land for Ikon Hotel

Kalan Haywood confirms hotel won't be open by DNC.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 48 Tiny Homes for Veterans
Eyes on Milwaukee

48 Tiny Homes for Veterans

Zoning package for northwest side development gets first approval.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Commission Holds Carleton School Redevelopment
Eyes on Milwaukee

Commission Holds Carleton School Redevelopment

Former MPS school proposed to become 62 units of housing.

Doors Open: Milwaukee’s Secret Model Railroad Club
Doors Open

Milwaukee’s Secret Model Railroad Club

Historic club has been hidden in a former train station under an active rail line for 83 years.

Plats and Parcels: A 50-Story Lakefront Tower?
Plats and Parcels

A 50-Story Lakefront Tower?

Colliers dreams up 50-story tower to show what's possible for Clybourn St. site.

Friday Photos: The East Sider Awaits
Friday Photos

The East Sider Awaits

New apartment building near UWM is nearly finished.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Airbnb Startup Leasing Units in Buckler Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Airbnb Startup Leasing Units in Buckler Apartments

Four-room "hotel" to be carved out of 207-unit apartment building, part of a growing trend.

Members Only: 20 Percent Off Milwaukee Gifts During Doors Open
Members Only

20 Percent Off Milwaukee Gifts During Doors Open

Milwaukee gift shop open all day Saturday with big discount for Urban Milwaukee members.

City Beat: Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic
City Beat

Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic

Supervisor Dimitrijevic discusses her bid for Common Council seat, vision for the city.

Transportation: Bauman Wants 1.5 Percent Sales Tax
Transportation

Bauman Wants 1.5 Percent Sales Tax

Additional funding would be dedicated to transit service, end what the alderman calls a "death spiral"

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bader Redeveloping Second Harambee Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bader Redeveloping Second Harambee Building

Cafe and wellness center will join Bader at north end of King Drive.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Koeffler Mansion Sold, Hotel Coming
Eyes on Milwaukee

Koeffler Mansion Sold, Hotel Coming

Development group buys downtown double mansion, plans 18-room hotel by DNC.

Transportation: Do You Love or Hate the Scooters?
Transportation

Do You Love or Hate the Scooters?

City launches survey in advance of pilot study ending in December.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 11 Must-See Doors Open Sites
Eyes on Milwaukee

11 Must-See Doors Open Sites

Don't miss these must see sites for Doors Open veterans.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves Ikon Hotel Deal Despite Objections
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves Ikon Hotel Deal Despite Objections

Plus: Council unanimously endorses host of other development projects.

City Hall: Mayor’s Budget Cuts Cops and Property Tax Rate
City Hall

Mayor’s Budget Cuts Cops and Property Tax Rate

City squeezed by rising pension costs, declining state aid. Police cuts through retirements proposed.

Eyes on Milwaukee: African American Affairs Office Planned for W. Fond du Lac Ave.
Eyes on Milwaukee

African American Affairs Office Planned for W. Fond du Lac Ave.

City will set up clearinghouse for city, community resources at 48th and Fond du Lac.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Preparing Interior Demo of Northridge Boston Store
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Preparing Interior Demo of Northridge Boston Store

City hopes to redevelop site, still pursuing demolition of China-owned mall.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Brady Street Building Being Rehabbed, Expanded
Eyes on Milwaukee

Brady Street Building Being Rehabbed, Expanded

Former home of Waterford Wine could become retail store, cafe or restaurant.

Plats and Parcels: Michels Has Hotel Partner for $100 Million Development
Plats and Parcels

Michels Has Hotel Partner for $100 Million Development

Plus: Work underway on effort to save Soldiers' Home.

Friday Photos: Historic Apartments at 5th and National
Friday Photos

Historic Apartments at 5th and National

Condemned building being reborn as 12-unit apartment building in Walker's Point.

Photo Gallery: PARK(ing) Day 2019
Photo Gallery

PARK(ing) Day 2019

Downtown businesses show how parking spaces can be used for more than just cars.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Goldmann’s Campaign Canceled, Sign Headed to Cincinnati
Eyes on Milwaukee

Goldmann’s Campaign Canceled, Sign Headed to Cincinnati

Historic neon sign won't return to Mitchell Street, instead slated to go to sign museum.

Eyes on Milwaukee: $44 Million Soldiers Home Project Launched
Eyes on Milwaukee

$44 Million Soldiers Home Project Launched

Huge group of politicians, dignitaries, salute project to redevelop Civil War-era VA complex.

Eyes on Milwaukee: UniteMKE Plans Restaurant, HQ on North Ave.
Eyes on Milwaukee

UniteMKE Plans Restaurant, HQ on North Ave.

Wood Fire Pizza and Wine would have job training and social mission.

MKE Film: Announcing the Milwaukee-Made Films
MKE Film

Announcing the Milwaukee-Made Films

'Give Me Liberty' headlines strong list of films slated for Milwaukee Film Festival.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Strauss Would Bring 250 Jobs to City
Eyes on Milwaukee

Strauss Would Bring 250 Jobs to City

Deal with meat supplier to relocate in Century City gets thumbs up from RACM board.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New East Side Homes Stalled Again
Eyes on Milwaukee

New East Side Homes Stalled Again

Developer might redo designs from scratch due to historic commission's long list of objections.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan Would Redevelop Johnson’s Park Site
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan Would Redevelop Johnson’s Park Site

Developer Brandon Rule plans affordable housing and some "entertainment" at former mini-golf park.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Cristo Rey Breaks Ground on New School
Eyes on Milwaukee

Cristo Rey Breaks Ground on New School

Voucher high school will move from suburban West Milwaukee to Clarke Square.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Tiny Homes Land Sale Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Tiny Homes Land Sale Approved

City committee okays sale of 7 acres for veterans' housing; zoning change still needed.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Zoning for Master Lock Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Zoning for Master Lock Approved

Will expand security perimeter; Bauman charges company "scared of the neighborhood."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Zillman Park Deal Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Zillman Park Deal Approved

Committee approves $500,000 for Bay View park after debating its TIF financing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Okays $5 Million More for Ikon Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Okays $5 Million More for Ikon Hotel

But only after a debate as to whether a project in the city's black community is "risky."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves Taller Timber Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves Taller Timber Tower

Council committee approves more apartments, parking for Ascent apartment tower.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 12 New Pop-Up MKE Shops Coming
Eyes on Milwaukee

12 New Pop-Up MKE Shops Coming

Eager entrepreneurs will bring new business activity to three of city's commercial corridors.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Campaign Aims to Save Goldmann’s Sign
Eyes on Milwaukee

Campaign Aims to Save Goldmann’s Sign

Group's crowdfunding campaign seeks $20,000 to restore and display the sign.

Plats and Parcels: Wangard Plans “Eagleknit” in Walker’s Point
Plats and Parcels

Wangard Plans “Eagleknit” in Walker’s Point

Plus: Action-packed week of real estate includes new apartments, downtown HQ and more pizza.

Friday Photos: Rexnord Will Occupy Downtown Buildings
Friday Photos

Rexnord Will Occupy Downtown Buildings

Buildings on W. Michigan St. being renovated for company's new headquarters.

Transportation: Car Free, South Side Streets on Saturday
Transportation

Car Free, South Side Streets on Saturday

Ciclovia MKE returns. Mix and mingle, walk or go for a bike ride on September 14th.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MSOE Opens Diercks Hall, Boots Up “Rosie”
Eyes on Milwaukee

MSOE Opens Diercks Hall, Boots Up “Rosie”

New computer science hall will keep MSOE at cutting edge of education and tech.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Master Lock Plan Closes City Streets
Eyes on Milwaukee

Master Lock Plan Closes City Streets

Company seeks city approval to close portions of two streets on its Center St. campus.

City Hall: Ashanti Hamilton Ends Mayoral Bid
City Hall

Ashanti Hamilton Ends Mayoral Bid

Common Council president will run for reelection to his council seat.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Why Talgo Stays in Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Why Talgo Stays in Milwaukee

Company's customers are on the West Coast, so why expand its Milwaukee facility?

Transportation: The Hop Records 80,113 Rides in August
Transportation

The Hop Records 80,113 Rides in August

Third best month on record, but down from July high.

Transportation: City Struggles on Couture Streetcar Extension
Transportation

City Struggles on Couture Streetcar Extension

As project drags, officials to meet with Federal Transit Administration to discuss options.

City Hall: Should City Pay a Tire Bounty?
City Hall

Should City Pay a Tire Bounty?

Aldermen advocate for city to pay "scrappers" to collect discarded tires. DPW staff resist.

City Hall: Should Milwaukee Ban Plastic Straws?
City Hall

Should Milwaukee Ban Plastic Straws?

Some alderman seem in favor. It's one of the few single-use plastics the city could ban.

City Hall: City Recycled More in 2018
City Hall

City Recycled More in 2018

Residents recycled 25,451 tons in 2018, but don't throw plastic bags in the bins.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 5 Ways to Make to City Magic Happen
Eyes on Milwaukee

5 Ways to Make to City Magic Happen

Congress for New Urbansim head Lynn Richards touts urban strategies in Rotary speech.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Brady Street Restaurant On Hold
Eyes on Milwaukee

Brady Street Restaurant On Hold

Historic Preservation Commission pushes developer to return to original design plan.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Commission Okays Taller Timber Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Commission Okays Taller Timber Tower

Tallest timber tower in Western Hemisphere would now be almost 247 feet high.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Joseph Plans 6-Story Walker’s Point Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Joseph Plans 6-Story Walker’s Point Building

City vacating turn lane to expand development site at 1st and Pittsburgh.

City Hall: Tax Hike Would Give City $50 Million Per Year
City Hall

Tax Hike Would Give City $50 Million Per Year

Barrett says proposed 1% sales tax hike would fund police, fire, streets, property tax relief.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Celebrates BID-NID Week
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Celebrates BID-NID Week

America's first such event. Spotlight on city's many neighborhood and business districts.

Plats and Parcels: Ballet Opens New Dance Center
Plats and Parcels

Ballet Opens New Dance Center

Plus: Mandel Group announces $150 million development, Strauss Brands coming to Century City

Transportation: Lime Unveils ‘Group Ride’ Scooters
Transportation

Lime Unveils ‘Group Ride’ Scooters

To provide "more joy," Lime now allows a single user to unlock multiple scooters.

Friday Photos: Maxwell Lofts ‘Reborn’ in Walker’s Point
Friday Photos

Maxwell Lofts ‘Reborn’ in Walker’s Point

High-end living, 116 apartments, in former Pittsburgh Plate Glass warehouse.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mandel Plans Huge Project in Harbor District
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mandel Plans Huge Project in Harbor District

$150 million Harbor Yards would have hotel, office building, apartments and market square.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Townhomes for East Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Townhomes for East Side

First-time developer building on vacant lot on N. Newhall St. near North Ave.

Eyes on Milwaukee: “Mystery Company” Is Strauss Brands
Eyes on Milwaukee

“Mystery Company” Is Strauss Brands

Franklin meat supplier bringing 250 jobs to Century City. Big win for neighborhood.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Newspaper Row Buildings Getting Fixup
Eyes on Milwaukee

Newspaper Row Buildings Getting Fixup

Cream City brick buildings from 1879 and 1884 get new paint job, other repairs.

City Hall: Hamilton Could Still Run for Mayor
City Hall

Hamilton Could Still Run for Mayor

Common Council president once again promises an announcement "pretty soon."

City Hall: Council Okays Settlement to Sterling Brown
City Hall

Council Okays Settlement to Sterling Brown

City would pay $400,000. But the Bucks guard isn't expected to accept the offer.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mystery Company Bringing 250 Jobs
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mystery Company Bringing 250 Jobs

And even better, in Century City, as part of city's effort to redevelop Tower Automotive site.

City Hall: Lena Taylor Announces Run for Mayor
City Hall

Lena Taylor Announces Run for Mayor

"We need leadership and an office that is not corrupt," she declares.

Plats and Parcels: New Plans for Walker’s Point Site
Plats and Parcels

New Plans for Walker’s Point Site

Plus: Former Central Steel & Wire building being expanded, senior housing for South Side.

Friday Photos: KinetiK Climbs on KK
Friday Photos

KinetiK Climbs on KK

New apartment building will anchor north end of Bay View.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sushi Demolition Underway in Bay View
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sushi Demolition Underway in Bay View

Sushi Yuki restaurant will open in new building on Kinnickinnic Ave.

City Beat: MilWALKee Walks
City Beat

MilWALKee Walks

How can we create a pedestrian-friendly culture in Milwaukee?

City Hall: Rep. Jason Fields Will Run for Comptroller
City Hall

Rep. Jason Fields Will Run for Comptroller

Fields joins Aycha Sawa and Alex Brower in race to replace retiring Martin Matson.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Campaign Will Fund South Side Futsal Courts
Eyes on Milwaukee

Campaign Will Fund South Side Futsal Courts

No neighborhood has more kids. LBWN raising final $25,000 to complete soccer project.

Transportation: Lime Debuts New Scooter
Transportation

Lime Debuts New Scooter

New scooter designed to provide safer, smoother rides, says company.

City Hall: Group Wants Lena Taylor for Mayor
City Hall

Group Wants Lena Taylor for Mayor

Mysterious group holding mayoral fundraiser for her. But Taylor wants nothing to do with it.

City Hall: Did City Gift $128,000 To Slumlord?
City Hall

Did City Gift $128,000 To Slumlord?

"This is borderline theft," says Alderman Robert Bauman.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northridge Mall Lawsuit Filed
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northridge Mall Lawsuit Filed

Battle over future of vacant mall headed to Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Key Walker’s Point Parcel For Sale
Eyes on Milwaukee

Key Walker’s Point Parcel For Sale

Site at 1st and National, longtime home of Select Sound, in booming area of development.

Plats and Parcels: The Couture Getting New Signage
Plats and Parcels

The Couture Getting New Signage

Plus: Walker's Point brewery may become climbing gym, funding for Soldiers Home project.

Urban Ideas: Will Factory-Made Affordable Housing Succeed?
Urban Ideas

Will Factory-Made Affordable Housing Succeed?

A Chicago company could lead the way in constructing affordable apartments.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Is State’s 4th Easiest Place to Sell a Home
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Is State’s 4th Easiest Place to Sell a Home

But challenges with neighborhood stability cause city's ranking to drop.

Friday Photos: Drury Hotel Opens Next Month
Friday Photos

Drury Hotel Opens Next Month

Nearly vacant office building will re-open as hotel on busy downtown intersection.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Neighbors Mull Bay View Park Redesign
Eyes on Milwaukee

Neighbors Mull Bay View Park Redesign

City solicits input on $500,000 proposal to overhaul Zillman Park.

City Beat: Greater Milwaukee Foundation
City Beat

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

What exactly does the Greater Milwaukee Foundation do? And what's On The Table?

Transportation: The Man Who Biked to Every Bublr Station
Transportation

The Man Who Biked to Every Bublr Station

87 local stations in four different cities, one dauntless rider biked to every one of them.

Eyes on Milwaukee: What’s the Future of Zillman Park?
Eyes on Milwaukee

What’s the Future of Zillman Park?

Bay View park's future could be shaped by public at August 21st community meeting.

Plats and Parcels: Timber Tower Grows Taller
Plats and Parcels

Timber Tower Grows Taller

Plus: Convention center expansion advances, MSO moves 631-ton wall, Brewers invest in The Avenue

Friday Photos: Behold the InterLace Lofts
Friday Photos

Behold the InterLace Lofts

Third Ward's newest renovated apartment building is actually 94 years old, once housed Paintball Dave's.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Library Still Plans Two New Branches
Eyes on Milwaukee

Library Still Plans Two New Branches

Two more projects, to replace Capitol and MLK libraries, have hit delays, but still coming.

City Hall: Barrett Kicks Off 2020 Budget Process
City Hall

Barrett Kicks Off 2020 Budget Process

Numbers are daunting. City between a rock and a hard place when it comes to finances.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the Good Hope Library
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the Good Hope Library

New library will open in November. See the progress in construction.

Transportation: Who Has the Cheapest Scooter?
Transportation

Who Has the Cheapest Scooter?

Bird, Lime and Spin versus MCTS and Bublr Bikes. Which is the best deal?

City Hall: Spiker Wins Seat on Common Council
City Hall

Spiker Wins Seat on Common Council

Legislative aide Scott Spiker will replace his former boss Terry Witkowski.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Symphony Moves a 625-Ton Wall
Eyes on Milwaukee

Symphony Moves a 625-Ton Wall

MSO, contractors move huge wall as part of $89 million transformation of historic theater.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Potawatomi’s Expanded Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Potawatomi’s Expanded Hotel

New 19-story tower includes the 1,600-square-foot Chairman's Suite for a real high roller.

Vote Tuesday: 13th District Common Council Race
Vote Tuesday

13th District Common Council Race

It's Spiker vs Doherty for a seat on the Milwaukee Common Council.

Plats and Parcels: Will WTMJ Move to The Avenue?
Plats and Parcels

Will WTMJ Move to The Avenue?

Good Karma Brands might consolidate its radio stations in the former Grand Avenue Mall.

Transportation: City Will Double Number of Permitted Scooters, Ends “Pause”
Transportation

City Will Double Number of Permitted Scooters, Ends “Pause”

Bird, Spin will be allowed to enter Milwaukee market.

Transportation: July Was The Hop’s Best Month Yet
Transportation

July Was The Hop’s Best Month Yet

Events along the route, led by Bastille Days, boost ridership numbers to over 3,300 daily rides.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Symphony Prepares for Tuesday’s Wall Move
Eyes on Milwaukee

Symphony Prepares for Tuesday’s Wall Move

625-ton wall will be moved 35 feet to facilitate $89 million music hall project.

Friday Photos: Urban Stables Take Shape
Friday Photos

Urban Stables Take Shape

Project combines police horses with equine therapy for veterans and children.

Transportation: James Davies Will Lead Bublr Bikes
Transportation

James Davies Will Lead Bublr Bikes

Cycling attorney James Davies succeeds fundraising veteran Sally Sheperdson.

Transportation: Over 1,000 Cruise Ship Passengers Have Visited Milwaukee in 2019
Transportation

Over 1,000 Cruise Ship Passengers Have Visited Milwaukee in 2019

Milwaukee is no Miami, but cruise ship strategy drawing increased hotel stays, flights.

City Hall: Milwaukee Losing As Summerfest Safety Costs Grow Quickly
City Hall

Milwaukee Losing As Summerfest Safety Costs Grow Quickly

Long-term lease agreement means the city has eaten $4 million in costs since 2011.

Moon to Rise Over Third Ward

Moon to Rise Over Third Ward

Large public art installation will transform Catalano Square this weekend.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Turner Hall Gets New Signs
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Turner Hall Gets New Signs

Milwaukee landmark now sporting three new signs with historic appeal.

Transportation: America’s Best Internship
Transportation

America’s Best Internship

Rail Passengers Association offers a dream summer of train riding and dining.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vandal Places White Supremacy Stickers in Downtown Pedestrian Tunnel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vandal Places White Supremacy Stickers in Downtown Pedestrian Tunnel

High-rise construction site unwittingly becomes advertisement for white power.

Photo Gallery: Sampling The New Foods at the State Fair
Photo Gallery

Sampling The New Foods at the State Fair

You have until August 11th to chow down on these items, some of which, of course, come on a stick.

Transportation: City Blocking New Scooters, 100+ Complaints About Bad Riders
Transportation

City Blocking New Scooters, 100+ Complaints About Bad Riders

City pushing pause on scooter pilot program to push for less sidewalk riding.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Soil Testing for 32-Story Tower Underway
Eyes on Milwaukee

Soil Testing for 32-Story Tower Underway

Soil conditions will help determine cost of foundation for Convent Hill tower.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Project Creates Tiny Homes for Veterans
Eyes on Milwaukee

Project Creates Tiny Homes for Veterans

$2 million project would build 48 tiny homes on a seven-acre site on Northwest Side.

Transportation: Bridge Bike Lanes Get Concrete Barriers
Transportation

Bridge Bike Lanes Get Concrete Barriers

Barriers that will damage cars added for bike lanes on North Ave. and Locust St. bridges.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Blue Skies Expanding on North Avenue
Eyes on Milwaukee

Blue Skies Expanding on North Avenue

Landscaping company started by Walnut Way buying three properties at 19th and North.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Okays $2.45 Million for Western Building’s Move
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Okays $2.45 Million for Western Building’s Move

Millwork distributor will relocate from suburb, bring 200 jobs to city's far northwest side.

City Hall: Aldrete Will Lead Police-Fire Commission
City Hall

Aldrete Will Lead Police-Fire Commission

Attorney, third FPC leader in three years, brings diverse background to challenging job.

City Hall: Will He or Won’t He Run for Mayor?
City Hall

Will He or Won’t He Run for Mayor?

Council president Ashanti Hamilton promises his decision by next week.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Okays Symphony, Broadway Projects
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Okays Symphony, Broadway Projects

City to spend $6.9 million more on rebuilding streets and helping move theater wall.

City Hall: Council Pushes Plan for $15/Hour Downtown Jobs
City Hall

Council Pushes Plan for $15/Hour Downtown Jobs

Would urge downtown businesses, developers to increase wages, worker protections.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Marquette Destroying Its Beer Can Dorm
Eyes on Milwaukee

Marquette Destroying Its Beer Can Dorm

University demolishing 52-year-old McCormick Hall on 16th and Wisconsin.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Park, Harbor View Plaza Opens
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Park, Harbor View Plaza Opens

Meet the kid-friendly, $1.5 million park overlooking harbor at east end of Greenfield Avenue.

City Hall: Outside Firm Auditing City’s Lead Program
City Hall

Outside Firm Auditing City’s Lead Program

Expert hired by Comptroller doing audit council originally wanted done by May 2018.

Plats and Parcels: The Couture Changes Financing Plan
Plats and Parcels

The Couture Changes Financing Plan

Developer misses funding deadline, plans to apply again. Baird & Co. now working on the deal.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Underway on Louis Bass Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Underway on Louis Bass Apartments

Apartment complex will merge old with new in Walker's Point.

Friday Photos: The Yards Building Takes Shape
Friday Photos

The Yards Building Takes Shape

Second Walker's Point project from Linden Street Partners.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Journal Sentinel Making Historic Move
Eyes on Milwaukee

Journal Sentinel Making Historic Move

Newspaper selling its home of 95 years, moving to leased space in 330 Kilbourn complex.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Athletic Club’s General Contractor Fired
Eyes on Milwaukee

Athletic Club’s General Contractor Fired

Developers dump Chicago firm leading Milwaukee Athletic Club redevelopment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Komatsu Has New Renderings of Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Komatsu Has New Renderings of Project

The latest look at what's billed as America's largest urban manufacturing project.

Transportation: About Those Missing Streetcar Bike Lanes
Transportation

About Those Missing Streetcar Bike Lanes

Promised lanes not there: north-south lanes removed and east-west route often blocked.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Cleanup Of Solvay Coke Site
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Cleanup Of Solvay Coke Site

We Energies is leading $15.9 million cleanup. No tour of site allowed.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Okays 200-Job Western Building Deal
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Okays 200-Job Western Building Deal

Alderwoman accuses neighbors of lying and attempting to manipulate process.

Transportation: No Streetcar Expansion in Time for DNC
Transportation

No Streetcar Expansion in Time for DNC

Proposal held again. Marcoux, Hamilton fight over future of streetcar.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A Sherman Park Success Story
Eyes on Milwaukee

A Sherman Park Success Story

Developers rehab 104 city-owned homes in three years in the area.

Transportation: The Scooters Are Here!
Transportation

The Scooters Are Here!

Lime begins deploying 500 scooters on Milwaukee streets.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Okays $3 Million for Symphony
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Okays $3 Million for Symphony

City will help MSO move old theater's wall and rebuild street for new music hall.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Acquiring Last Tower Automotive Site
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Acquiring Last Tower Automotive Site

Will pay $250,000 for 13.72-acre vacant lot at N. 35th St. and W. Capitol Dr.

Photo Gallery: Garfield Days Shine Despite Rain
Photo Gallery

Garfield Days Shine Despite Rain

Annual Garfield festival features music, a laid-back atmosphere and lots of barbecue.

Transportation: Lime Demos Scooters In Advance of Launch
Transportation

Lime Demos Scooters In Advance of Launch

Milwaukee rollout "could be today" or "next couple of days... It's imminent," says Lime rep.

City Hall: Take It EZ, Donovan Urges
City Hall

Take It EZ, Donovan Urges

New public-private initiative targets reckless driving in the city.

Plats and Parcels: Bucks Vetting Bids For New Hotels
Plats and Parcels

Bucks Vetting Bids For New Hotels

Plus: Foxconn plans another building and Northridge battle cleared for court challenge

Eyes on Milwaukee: Four-Story Mural Unveiled in Westown
Eyes on Milwaukee

Four-Story Mural Unveiled in Westown

Emma Daisy Gertel unveils Westown in Bloom mural

Transportation: Three Scooter Companies Apply to Operate in Milwaukee
Transportation

Three Scooter Companies Apply to Operate in Milwaukee

Lime, Bird and Spin could all have scooters on city streets in the coming weeks.

Friday Photos: Clarke Square Rises
Friday Photos

Clarke Square Rises

Two new apartment buildings will bookend park.

City Beat: Milwaukee Jazz with Joey Grihalva
City Beat

Milwaukee Jazz with Joey Grihalva

New book is a visual history of Milwaukee's jazz scene.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ribbon Cutting Celebrates SEVEN04 Place, Developer Brandon Rule
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates SEVEN04 Place, Developer Brandon Rule

First development from young, African-American developer brings new, affordable housing to Walker's Point.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan Revitalizes Pompeii Square
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan Revitalizes Pompeii Square

City allocating $100,000 to revamp memorial to historic Italian church.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan Connects Third Ward, Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan Connects Third Ward, Downtown

RACM board approves $3.8 million to connect two neighborhoods via Broadway.

City Hall: Aldermen Blast City’s Call Center
City Hall

Aldermen Blast City’s Call Center

Should you call 286-City to report a pothole? Don't bother, some aldermen say.

Transportation: No Two-Way State Street Until 2020
Transportation

No Two-Way State Street Until 2020

City will repave and transform street in time for the DNC.

Transportation: Committee Okays City Pedestrian Plan
Transportation

Committee Okays City Pedestrian Plan

98 pages with 100 actions suggested. But will any of it be funded?

City Hall: 1,893 Lead Service Lines Replaced
City Hall

1,893 Lead Service Lines Replaced

But 75,403 remain. City still on 70-year pace to solve century-old problem.

City Hall: Five Takeaways from Yesterday’s Election
City Hall

Five Takeaways from Yesterday’s Election

The race for Terry Witkowski's seat had surprises -- and key lessons.

Eyes on Milwaukee: South Wing of Humboldt Gardens Razed
Eyes on Milwaukee

South Wing of Humboldt Gardens Razed

City destroys wing of old Riverwest tavern on Humboldt where redevelopment planned.

Transportation: Streetcar Records Best Ridership Day
Transportation

Streetcar Records Best Ridership Day

Bastille Days and Summerfest boost ridership to new high.

Urban Ideas: Should Bus Riders Skip Airport Security Line?
Urban Ideas

Should Bus Riders Skip Airport Security Line?

They do at Boston's airport. Why not at Milwaukee's?

Vote Tuesday: 13th District Common Council Race
Vote Tuesday

13th District Common Council Race

Seven candidates vying for seat long held by recently retired Terry Witkowski.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Commission Approves Komatsu Design
Eyes on Milwaukee

Commission Approves Komatsu Design

60-acre, $285 million campus gets approved after City Plan commissioners push for better pedestrian design.

Plats and Parcels: A Grand Update on The Avenue
Plats and Parcels

A Grand Update on The Avenue

Plus: downtown streetscaping improvements and lots of historic preservation news.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Kinn Hotel Proposal Downsized Again
Eyes on Milwaukee

Kinn Hotel Proposal Downsized Again

Addition now isn't visible from the street, addressing key concern of Historic Preservation Commission.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A $1 Million Fund To Support Northwest Side Startups
Eyes on Milwaukee

A $1 Million Fund To Support Northwest Side Startups

State contributes $500,000 match to Northwest Side CDC loan fund targeted at early stage companies.

Friday Photos: Zocalo Food Park Opens Saturday
Friday Photos

Zocalo Food Park Opens Saturday

New food truck park will bring six vendors to Walker's Point.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Genke Plans Another Bay View Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Genke Plans Another Bay View Project

Developer plans to modernize building with former video store on sleepy stretch of KK.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Couple Plans Center Street Rehab Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Couple Plans Center Street Rehab Project

Will buy building from city near N. 51st St. and restore it to "enhance" the community.

City Hall: Council Protects Tenants Seeking Lead Hazard Remedies
City Hall

Council Protects Tenants Seeking Lead Hazard Remedies

Ordinance prohibits evictions of tenants seeking advice or service for lead hazards.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Komatsu Unveils Harbor District Designs
Eyes on Milwaukee

Komatsu Unveils Harbor District Designs

See what the "largest urban manufacturing proposal in the United States" will look like.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Goldmann’s Sign Returns
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Goldmann’s Sign Returns

Defunct department store's old sign may return to Mitchell Street. But where?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Schlitz Tavern Condo Plan Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Schlitz Tavern Condo Plan Approved

Developers plan to rehab building on Humboldt and North, but still have a financing gap.

Eyes on Milwaukee: HPC Board Puts Modern Homes on Hold
Eyes on Milwaukee

HPC Board Puts Modern Homes on Hold

New homes proposed for East Side historic district don't meet "any of the guidelines."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mansion Hotel Proposal Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mansion Hotel Proposal Approved

Historic Preservation Commission okays conversion of Marshall St. mansion to small hotel.

City Hall: Council Passes New Tow Truck Rules
City Hall

Council Passes New Tow Truck Rules

Private operators must must file forms regarding any "drops". Next could be report cards.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Clear Channel Agrees to Move Billboard
Eyes on Milwaukee

Clear Channel Agrees to Move Billboard

Site overlooking I-43 in Bronzeville with development potential now split by billboard.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves 32-Story Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves 32-Story Tower

Housing Authority sees it as model for how luxury housing can support affordable housing.

Transportation: Scooters Legalized But Not on Sidewalks
Transportation

Scooters Legalized But Not on Sidewalks

City's action means scooters could be back on streets soon, but fined for using sidewalks.

Transportation: Evers Signs Bill Legalizing Scooters
Transportation

Evers Signs Bill Legalizing Scooters

Mayor says scooters could be back on Milwaukee streets in a few weeks.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MATC Program Would Redevelop Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

MATC Program Would Redevelop Homes

Would partner with city, JCP Construction and non-profit on job training, blight elimination.

Plats and Parcels: New Life for Old Century City Factory?
Plats and Parcels

New Life for Old Century City Factory?

Plus: Fiserv Forum's design firm wins award and what's next for Watts Tea Shop sign?

Friday Photos: North Shore Bank Building Downtown Branch
Friday Photos

North Shore Bank Building Downtown Branch

Bank will blend new building with historic home.

City Beat: Jonathan Brostoff Finally Cuts His Hair
City Beat

Jonathan Brostoff Finally Cuts His Hair

Legislator discusses his sign language interpreter bill and why he grew his hair for this.

Photo Gallery: Suburbs’ Day in Milwaukee
Photo Gallery

Suburbs’ Day in Milwaukee

Who are all those suburbanites that camp out in the city for the July 3rd fireworks?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Company’s Move to Northwest Side On Hold
Eyes on Milwaukee

Company’s Move to Northwest Side On Hold

Council members want more information from manufacturer, city officials on proposal.

Eyes on Milwaukee: ZND Panel Okays “Condo Canyon” Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

ZND Panel Okays “Condo Canyon” Project

Apartment complex with "fingers" design approved for site near Water Street canyon.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves 32-Story Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves 32-Story Tower

But first, council members give tower its most thorough public vetting to date.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Incubator Kitchen Planned for Sherman Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

Incubator Kitchen Planned for Sherman Park

UpStart Kitchen will help food entrepreneurs start or scale their business.

Transportation: City Advancing Riverwest Bike Boulevards
Transportation

City Advancing Riverwest Bike Boulevards

Open house in Riverwest to discuss proposal planned for July 11th.

Plats and Parcels: State Aids Convention Center Expansion
Plats and Parcels

State Aids Convention Center Expansion

Plus: Affordable housing developer buys south side site, Irgens plan to redevelop M&I building

Friday Photos: Saint John’s North Tower Rises
Friday Photos

Saint John’s North Tower Rises

Senior housing community's 22-story tower is now visible from much of the Lower East Side.

City Beat: 13th District Candidate Jacob Krieg
City Beat

13th District Candidate Jacob Krieg

Former Marine discusses his campaign for south side council seat.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Buy an Oriental Theatre Seat!
Eyes on Milwaukee

Buy an Oriental Theatre Seat!

Just $25. History for your home while Milwaukee Film upgrades Oriental Theatre.

City Hall: Tow Trucks Fight City Hall
City Hall

Tow Trucks Fight City Hall

Proposal requires companies to file forms proving car owner wouldn't pay fee to avoid tow away.

City Hall: Board of Health Appointments Sail Through
City Hall

Board of Health Appointments Sail Through

Public Safety & Health Committee approves Barrett's appointments, chastises Barrett for not creating board earlier

Eyes on Milwaukee: Washington Nominated To City Plan Board
Eyes on Milwaukee

Washington Nominated To City Plan Board

Town Bank VP Ranell Washington would replace his former coworker on commission.

Transportation: Free Streetcar Rides Planned for 2020
Transportation

Free Streetcar Rides Planned for 2020

City hopes to maintain free rides to keep up ridership but this could leave funding gap.

Transportation: Is the City Ready for Scooters?
Transportation

Is the City Ready for Scooters?

Council debates pilot program allowing scooters. "We're all scared to death," Borkowski says.

House Confidential: Crew Destroying Abele’s Mansion
House Confidential

Crew Destroying Abele’s Mansion

Historic $2.6 million Eschweiler mansion built by one of city's most esteemed architects.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Visions of a Redeveloped M&I Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Visions of a Redeveloped M&I Tower

Irgens unveils renderings of redeveloped 20-story building, long a bank headquarters.

Eyes on Milwaukee: BMO Celebrates Topping Off Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

BMO Celebrates Topping Off Tower

Workers lift signed steel beam to top of 25-story tower. What comes next?

Transportation: Lawmakers Legalize Scooters
Transportation

Lawmakers Legalize Scooters

City poised to update its regulations in response, clearing way for Bird to return.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sas-Pérez Appointed to City Plan Commission
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sas-Pérez Appointed to City Plan Commission

Mayor appoints south side leader to design and zoning oversight board.

City Hall: Barrett Appoints First Board of Health
City Hall

Barrett Appoints First Board of Health

City's first health oversight board is proposed to be filled almost entirely with women.

Transportation: Marcoux Warns Not Acting Could Jeopardize Streetcar Extension
Transportation

Marcoux Warns Not Acting Could Jeopardize Streetcar Extension

DCD officials tell council delaying project approval would cost $8.1 million annually.

Plats and Parcels: BMO Tower Tops Out
Plats and Parcels

BMO Tower Tops Out

Plus: Northridge in property tax foreclosure, Ambassador Hotel expansion stuck, second hostel faces opposition

Friday Photos: The Downtown Wreck Room
Friday Photos

The Downtown Wreck Room

Three hotels will replace vacant buildings.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling Walker’s Point Development Site
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling Walker’s Point Development Site

Vacant lot on 1st and Lapham available for $59,000.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Want Entertainment? Try North Avenue
Eyes on Milwaukee

Want Entertainment? Try North Avenue

Ax throwing, painting or mini golf, Bars & Recreation has it all with a full bar to boot.

City Hall: City to Study More Recycling Pickups
City Hall

City to Study More Recycling Pickups

Pickups could increase from every three to every two weeks; other changes discussed.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Grabs More Design Oversight
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Grabs More Design Oversight

Bauman reaches compromise with Marcoux. Council gets some say on new overlay zones.

Transportation: Will Streetcar be Extended by the DNC?
Transportation

Will Streetcar be Extended by the DNC?

Mayor, aldermen differ on whether rail extension can be completed for national convention.

City Hall: Council Approves Water Rate Increase
City Hall

Council Approves Water Rate Increase

Three council members object to plan that raises annual cost by $7.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Cream City Hostel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Cream City Hostel

A tour of the 52-bed Riverwest hostel that will open just in time for Summerfest.

City Beat: 100 Things To Do in Milwaukee Before You Die
City Beat

100 Things To Do in Milwaukee Before You Die

Author Jenna Kashou discusses her new book.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A Food Hall for Bay View
Eyes on Milwaukee

A Food Hall for Bay View

New Land will open "Flour and Feed", a food hall bigger than Crossroads Collective.

Plats and Parcels: Boutique Hotel Proposal Revived
Plats and Parcels

Boutique Hotel Proposal Revived

Plus: Walker's Point building changes hand, Riverwest warehouse gets new life

Friday Photos: Meet The East Sider
Friday Photos

Meet The East Sider

Distinctive shape of new apartment building near UWM emerges.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City’s First Hostel Opens June 23rd
Eyes on Milwaukee

City’s First Hostel Opens June 23rd

Cream City Hostel in Riverwest will open its doors to community before guests arrive.

Transportation: Trains Will Roll Faster Through Downtown
Transportation

Trains Will Roll Faster Through Downtown

Signal upgrades are part of effort to expand Amtrak Hiawatha Service

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Starts on Quartet Complex
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Starts on Quartet Complex

New Land's 48-unit apartment complex yet another Walker's Point development.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Saving a Schlitz Tavern
Eyes on Milwaukee

Saving a Schlitz Tavern

Building on Humboldt and North would become condo development, "The Kirchhoff"

Eyes on Milwaukee: Modern Homes for Historic East Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

Modern Homes for Historic East Side

Gokhman introduces first of three homes planned for N. Terrace Ave.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vliet Street Hotel Approved Again
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vliet Street Hotel Approved Again

Trademark Collection hotel has a small window to open before DNC 2020.

City Hall: Proposal Would Help Food Trucks
City Hall

Proposal Would Help Food Trucks

Proposed zoning change on commercial kitchens makes business easier for food trucks.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Company’s Move to City Gets First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Company’s Move to City Gets First Approval

Western Building Products plans to bring 200 jobs to city's far northwest side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Commission Okays Water St. Apartment Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Commission Okays Water St. Apartment Project

Proposed 76-unit building, clad in terracotta, gets its first approval.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Convent Hill South Advances
Eyes on Milwaukee

Convent Hill South Advances

City Plan Commission okays 32-story, $150 million apartment tower.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Commission Okays Hotel Rezoning
Eyes on Milwaukee

Commission Okays Hotel Rezoning

135-year-old building near Fiserv Forum could become 50-room Wyndham boutique hotel.

Transportation: 4,000 New Bike Racks For City
Transportation

4,000 New Bike Racks For City

With the help of a federal grant, city officials hope to install 500 new racks annually.

Photo Gallery: 15th Annual Pride Parade
Photo Gallery

15th Annual Pride Parade

Milwaukee's most colorful parade had tons of floats and a one-block-long rainbow flag.

Plats and Parcels: Plans Released for Foxconn’s LCD Factory
Plats and Parcels

Plans Released for Foxconn’s LCD Factory

Millwork company bringing 200 jobs to city, Bayside tower gets shorter, Sonag owner pleads guilty.

City Beat: The Wauwatosa Edition
City Beat

The Wauwatosa Edition

Two representatives of Milwaukee's western neighbor join the show to discuss the future of the suburb.

Friday Photos: St. Rita Rises
Friday Photos

St. Rita Rises

New senior living community and church are being built on Lower East Side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: See Downtown’s Big, New Sculptures
Eyes on Milwaukee

See Downtown’s Big, New Sculptures

Sculpture Milwaukee is open for the season.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Honors Historic Preservation Leaders
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Honors Historic Preservation Leaders

Cream of the Cream City awards 8 leaders in adaptive reuse, historic preservation.

Transportation: Forget Scooters, Bird Debuts Electric Mopeds
Transportation

Forget Scooters, Bird Debuts Electric Mopeds

Dockless, rentable "Bird Cruiser" will debut this summer. Will it come to Milwaukee?

Transportation: MCTS Unveils 28 New Buses
Transportation

MCTS Unveils 28 New Buses

Buses have improvements for riders, bus drivers and other road users. See our photos.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Nothing New in Northridge Mall Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

Nothing New in Northridge Mall Plan

Is Northridge dispute simply an echo of the drawn-out Menomonee Valley fight?

City Hall: Complaint Against American Sewer Dropped
City Hall

Complaint Against American Sewer Dropped

City officials can't verify complaint, but may still consider debarring contractor.

City Hall: City Will Raise Its Water Rates
City Hall

City Will Raise Its Water Rates

Average customers in city and suburbs served directly will see their bills rise $7 per year.

City Hall: City Is Repaving More Streets
City Hall

City Is Repaving More Streets

But is focus on streets just creating a backlog of alleys and sidewalks needing work?

Transportation: City Confident Couture Won’t Block Streetcar
Transportation

City Confident Couture Won’t Block Streetcar

Federal grant at risk if lakefront extension to The Couture isn't running by end of 2020.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Say Hello to Postman’s Porch
Eyes on Milwaukee

Say Hello to Postman’s Porch

Milwaukee Downtown leads the reinvention of small triangular park near 2nd and Wells.

Eyes on Milwaukee: More Balconies, Windows for The Huron
Eyes on Milwaukee

More Balconies, Windows for The Huron

Husch Blackwell will have a balcony on each of its floors in the 11-story office building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: “The Blue” Gets $30 Million Upgrade
Eyes on Milwaukee

“The Blue” Gets $30 Million Upgrade

See the transformation of under-used office building on now booming W. Wisconsin Ave.

Transportation: Mayor, Aldermen Celebrate Wisconsin Bike Week
Transportation

Mayor, Aldermen Celebrate Wisconsin Bike Week

Elected officials lead rides to Downtown to tout city's improving cycling infrastructure.

Plats and Parcels: Three Downtown Hotels Will Miss DNC
Plats and Parcels

Three Downtown Hotels Will Miss DNC

Plus: Former Toys R Us becoming grocery store, and Pabst Mansion plans auction.

House Confidential: Inside Abele’s Eschweiler Mansion
House Confidential

Inside Abele’s Eschweiler Mansion

See the 1927 home's interior from when it was new, and just before Abele bought it.

Friday Photos: Farewell Bradley Center
Friday Photos

Farewell Bradley Center

Say goodbye, Bango. The last of the arena was demolished Friday morning.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Unveil Deer District Fountain
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Unveil Deer District Fountain

Don't fear the deer's fountain. Yet another Bucks effort to activate their downtown plaza.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Saint Kate The Arts Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Saint Kate The Arts Hotel

It's an astonishing transformation with so much art. It opens June 4th, but you can see inside now.

City Hall: Six Candidates Seek Aldermanic Job
City Hall

Six Candidates Seek Aldermanic Job

With Ald. Witkowski resigning, special election has been called, with primary on July 16th.

City Hall: Barrett Must Rebuild Fire & Police Board
City Hall

Barrett Must Rebuild Fire & Police Board

Powerful Fire & Police Commission needs new director and two new board members.

Transportation: No Agreement on Streetcar Extension
Transportation

No Agreement on Streetcar Extension

Mayor's press conference touts $160 million expansion plan. Delay could hurt city, he says.

Transportation: Streetcar Ridership Still On Track
Transportation

Streetcar Ridership Still On Track

As weather has improved, so has streetcar ridership, still higher than projected numbers.

City Hall: Council Rejects Barrett’s FPC Appointee
City Hall

Council Rejects Barrett’s FPC Appointee

Fire and Police Commission appointee gives "petulant" presentation, rejected by council.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Asian Market at Northridge By 2021?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Asian Market at Northridge By 2021?

After city condemns building, the mall's owners introduce development plan, timeline.

City Beat: Sally Sheperdson of Bublr Bikes
City Beat

Sally Sheperdson of Bublr Bikes

How will e-bikes impact bike-sharing? What's the deal with the expansion? Bublr exec discusses future of system.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Tussler Saving Merrill Park Home
Eyes on Milwaukee

Tussler Saving Merrill Park Home

Hunger Task Force leader has quietly saved three homes in the area already.

Eyes on Milwaukee: State Gets $105 Million For Low-Income Projects
Eyes on Milwaukee

State Gets $105 Million For Low-Income Projects

Federal New Markets Tax Credit awards spur economic development in low-income areas.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Artist Transforms Chase Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Artist Transforms Chase Tower

Carlos Rolón turns two-story lobby into biggest artwork in Sculpture Milwaukee's history.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Shrinking, Says Census Bureau
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Shrinking, Says Census Bureau

Milwaukee region drops from 30th to 31st largest, passed by Austin area.

Friday Photos: KinetiK on KK
Friday Photos

KinetiK on KK

A gateway building to Bay View begins to rise.

City Hall: Alderman Terry Witkowski Resigning
City Hall

Alderman Terry Witkowski Resigning

Barrett-ally stepping down. Witkowski's aide, Scott Spiker, has filed to run for his seat.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 2019 Mayor’s Design Awards Recipients
Eyes on Milwaukee

2019 Mayor’s Design Awards Recipients

Here are winners of annual awards for the best in Milwaukee design.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Maurer’s Urban Market Opens
Eyes on Milwaukee

Maurer’s Urban Market Opens

New downtown grocery store opens at street level of 7Seventy7 apartment tower.

City Hall: Council Proposes 3% Raise for Employees Living in City
City Hall

Council Proposes 3% Raise for Employees Living in City

Proposal in response to Republican law ending city residency requirement.

Transportation: Council Holds Streetcar Extension
Transportation

Council Holds Streetcar Extension

Streetcar proponents become opponents, push for longer extension to Walker's Point.

City Hall: Will Lena Taylor Run for Mayor?
City Hall

Will Lena Taylor Run for Mayor?

Group attempting to draft Democratic Senator to run in crowded field.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Who Will Lead VISIT Milwaukee?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Who Will Lead VISIT Milwaukee?

Longtime president leaving at end of 2019 as convention center expansion, DNC loom.

City Beat: Tim Pauly of Broken Bat Brewing
City Beat

Tim Pauly of Broken Bat Brewing

What's next for the baseball-themed brewery? Pauly talks expansion, overcoming adversity and how to name a baseball beer.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Robert Greenstreet Stepping Down as Dean of SARUP
Eyes on Milwaukee

Robert Greenstreet Stepping Down as Dean of SARUP

Long-time UWM leader will return to teaching after 29 years at helm of architecture school.

Friday Photos: InterLace Boutique Apartments in the Historic Third Ward
Friday Photos

InterLace Boutique Apartments in the Historic Third Ward

From Paintball Dave's to pets and dishwashers.

Urban Travel Guide: Underrated Indianapolis
Urban Travel Guide

Underrated Indianapolis

Milwaukeeans like to think their city is the Midwest's best-kept secret, but maybe it's Indy.

Transportation: Breaking Down the Streetcar Financing Plan
Transportation

Breaking Down the Streetcar Financing Plan

How would the city fund the $160 million, three-mile route?

Milwaukee Brewing Co. Hires David Hock as CEO

Milwaukee Brewing Co. Hires David Hock as CEO

Industry veteran most recently worked at distributor Beechwood Sales and Service.

City Hall: Contractor With Guns, White Supremacy Sticker Again At Issue
City Hall

Contractor With Guns, White Supremacy Sticker Again At Issue

American Sewer Services employee is reported to have directed racial slur and other "colorful" language at city employee

City Hall: Oh, Those Dreaded Plastic Bags
City Hall

Oh, Those Dreaded Plastic Bags

Council debates what to do with bags that clog up recycling process.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Joaquin Altoro To Lead WHEDA
Eyes on Milwaukee

Joaquin Altoro To Lead WHEDA

Evers picks Milwaukee resident to lead agency responsible for affordable housing.

City Hall: Recycling Costs Rise By $457,000 Per Year
City Hall

Recycling Costs Rise By $457,000 Per Year

Changes by China will mean higher cost for taxpayers for recycling.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A Town Square for Downtown Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

A Town Square for Downtown Milwaukee

City proposes Vel R. Phillips Plaza along W. Wisconsin Ave. with cafe and streetcar stop.

Transportation: City, Bublr Plan Bike Share Expansion
Transportation

City, Bublr Plan Bike Share Expansion

Federal grant will add 26 stations, 250 bikes and service to more areas by end of 2020.

Transportation: Illinois Kills Hiawatha Expansion
Transportation

Illinois Kills Hiawatha Expansion

Illinois governor kills $195 million plan to expand service between Milwaukee and Chicago.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Talgo Lands $139 Million Contract
Eyes on Milwaukee

Talgo Lands $139 Million Contract

Will build the rail cars at its N. 27th St. facility in Milwaukee's Century City development.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Lurie Still Planning Bay View Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Lurie Still Planning Bay View Project

Buildings' size has shrunk. Architecture firm continues to meet with Ald. Tony Zielinski.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Painting Walker’s Point Mural
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Painting Walker’s Point Mural

Team collaborating with property owner and BigShot Robot to "Fear the Deer."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Cheeseheads Maker Adding Event Space
Eyes on Milwaukee

Cheeseheads Maker Adding Event Space

Hidden in Walker's Point, manufacturing facility does tours, now plans space for events

Friday Photos: Legacy Lofts Ribbon Cutting
Friday Photos

Legacy Lofts Ribbon Cutting

Historic structure and new building are already full.

City Beat: The Milwaukee Anthology
City Beat