Jeramey Jannene

Jeramey Jannene

President and co-founder of Urban Milwaukee.

Jeramey covers real estate, politics, transportation, city government and urban quality-of-life issues for Urban Milwaukee.

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Former Bay View Library Listed For Sale

Former Bay View Library Listed For Sale

City wants to see it repurposed. Plus: A nearby church sold to new congregation.

Coggs Center Will Become Affordable Apartments

Coggs Center Will Become Affordable Apartments

County partnering with Gorman to redevelop former department store on 12th and Vliet.

Jeffrey Norman A Finalist For Austin Police Chief

Jeffrey Norman A Finalist For Austin Police Chief

Milwaukee Police Chief one of 32 finalists, but only one serving as a major city chief.

Move Over RNC, ‘Great Cosmopods’ To Take Over Milwaukee’s Beaches

Move Over RNC, ‘Great Cosmopods’ To Take Over Milwaukee’s Beaches

30-foot 'sea creatures' part of ArtBlaze, a series of four free events to liven up summer.

September Construction Start Targeted For Harbor District Apartments

September Construction Start Targeted For Harbor District Apartments

Mixed-income building will include new public water feature on E. Greenfield Avenue.

Bike Races Return to Milwaukee This Week

Bike Races Return to Milwaukee This Week

Tour of America's Dairyland will have professional riders hitting high speed on city streets.

Streetcar Route Changed Until Summerfest’s End

Streetcar Route Changed Until Summerfest’s End

'Festivals Line' merges two lines. Easier lakefront access, slower northern trips.

Dockwall Collapse Creates Uncertain Future For Riverfront Site

Dockwall Collapse Creates Uncertain Future For Riverfront Site

City could compel repairs, but hasn't yet. What comes next?

RNC Poised To Use Loophole To Force Protest Zone Relocation

RNC Poised To Use Loophole To Force Protest Zone Relocation

Pere Marquette Park would become part of RNC "hard zone" instead of just outside of it.

Floating Sauna Coming To Milwaukee’s Lakefront

Floating Sauna Coming To Milwaukee’s Lakefront

Kiln will drop anchor next to Discovery World this fall.

Greg Wesley Named New Head of Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Greg Wesley Named New Head of Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Medical College vice president will replace retiring CEO Ellen Gilligan.

Trump Calls Milwaukee “Horrible City”

Trump Calls Milwaukee “Horrible City”

Comment made during meeting with House Republicans.

State Pursuing Much Smaller Building at 27th and Wisconsin

State Pursuing Much Smaller Building at 27th and Wisconsin

Plans to replace aging downtown building have been modified, down-sized.

City Hall: New Election Commission Director Approved
City Hall

New Election Commission Director Approved

Paulina Gutierrez has strong support of mayor, council president and commission staff.

City Hall: Council Hates For-Profit College, But Approves It Anyway
City Hall

Council Hates For-Profit College, But Approves It Anyway

Threat of lawsuit a factor as Arizona College of Nursing seeks to open on West Side.

See Inside New Third Ward Tower

See Inside New Third Ward Tower

333 Water will welcome its first residents Saturday.

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Pledges Four Points of MPS Involvement

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Pledges Four Points of MPS Involvement

Including helping select the next superintendent and city administrative support.

Effort To Ban Guns From Area Around RNC Fails

Effort To Ban Guns From Area Around RNC Fails

Ald. Robert Bauman wanted to challenge state law, but his colleagues demur.

ACLU, Coalition Sue City Over RNC Protest Rules

ACLU, Coalition Sue City Over RNC Protest Rules

Group promises to march right to Fiserv Forum, alleges city is denying its 1st Amendment rights.

Open Houses Announced For I-94 Widening

Open Houses Announced For I-94 Widening

Project would expand freeway through Milwaukee, rebuild Stadium Interchange.

Secret Service, City Find Themselves Targeted By Protesters, Republicans

Secret Service, City Find Themselves Targeted By Protesters, Republicans

Republicans want alternative to Pere Marquette Park. ACLU announces lawsuit.

City Hall: Council Happy With New Election Chief
City Hall

Council Happy With New Election Chief

'You are honestly one of the smartest people I have ever met,' says one alderman.

City Hall: City Government Could Launch a Daycare
City Hall

City Government Could Launch a Daycare

Proposal for new perk aims to help city retain and attract employees.

Alderman Calls For Delaying MPS Referendum Implementation

Alderman Calls For Delaying MPS Referendum Implementation

Scott Spiker wants MPS to delay increasing taxes as approved in spring referendum.

Council Retreats On For-Profit College

Council Retreats On For-Profit College

Opponents call Arizona College of Nursing predatory. Committee decides to allow zoning change for it.

Major Traffic Calming Changes Coming To Prospect Avenue

Major Traffic Calming Changes Coming To Prospect Avenue

Raised crosswalks and curb bump-outs are designed to aid pedestrians.

City Hall: Protected Bike Lanes For Lake Drive Raise Ire of Neighbors
City Hall

Protected Bike Lanes For Lake Drive Raise Ire of Neighbors

Despite vehement objections in raucous meeting, committee approves plan.

Friday Photos: The Fitz Opens On Hackett Avenue, See Inside
Friday Photos

The Fitz Opens On Hackett Avenue, See Inside

Once opposed project is 30% leased before move-in begins.

Construction Starts on Deer District Concert Venue

Construction Starts on Deer District Concert Venue

FPC Live plans to open venue in fall 2025, despite 'unconventional' RNC construction schedule.

Former Schuster’s Department Store Nominated For Historic Designation

Former Schuster’s Department Store Nominated For Historic Designation

Now known as the Coggs Center, Milwaukee County has eyed demolishing building.

Trump Found Guilty in Felony Hush Money Case

Trump Found Guilty in Felony Hush Money Case

Sentencing to come four days before the RNC.

See Inside School-To-Apartments Conversion of Former Edison Middle School

See Inside School-To-Apartments Conversion of Former Edison Middle School

The original North Milwaukee High School now a welcoming home for seniors.

The Hop’s Lines Will Merge For Easier Summerfest Service

The Hop’s Lines Will Merge For Easier Summerfest Service

'Festivals Line' will make it easier for first-time riders to get to lakefront.

Former Top Election Official Signs Settlement With City

Former Top Election Official Signs Settlement With City

Claire Woodall will serve in remote, 'associate director' role until early August.

City Hall: Milwaukee Will Contest We Energies Rate Hikes
City Hall

Milwaukee Will Contest We Energies Rate Hikes

It's 'environmental redlining... just to turn a profit,' Ald Dimitrijevic charges.

RNC, Protesters, Secret Service At Odds Over Free Speech Zone

RNC, Protesters, Secret Service At Odds Over Free Speech Zone

Is Pere Marquette Park actually the Goldilocks spot?

See Inside 3 Buildings For Civil War Veterans That Will Be Saved

See Inside 3 Buildings For Civil War Veterans That Will Be Saved

Chapel, theater and mansion will provide supportive services for veterans.

Protected Bike Lanes Will Link Bay View With Downtown

Protected Bike Lanes Will Link Bay View With Downtown

Series of city projects will provide safe link between South Side and Downtown.

Froedtert Opening East Side Clinic

Froedtert Opening East Side Clinic

New clinic on Summit Ave. would fill building previously occupied by Medical College, CrossFit gym

45 Sites Selected for Affordable Homes for Early Childhood Educators

45 Sites Selected for Affordable Homes for Early Childhood Educators

Aiming to address workforce shortage and create more Black and Latino homeowners.

Walker’s Point Will Get New Plaza, Protected Bike Lanes

Walker’s Point Will Get New Plaza, Protected Bike Lanes

And upgraded skate park. City plans 11 projects to improve south-side area.

See the 2024 Mayor’s Design Awards Winners

See the 2024 Mayor’s Design Awards Winners

20 projects big and small are named best of the best in Milwaukee design

Scooters Return To Milwaukee’s Streets, This Time Permanently

Scooters Return To Milwaukee’s Streets, This Time Permanently

Lime and Spin allowed to bring their scooters back under permanent regulatory framework.

City Funds Will Boost Walker’s Point Development

City Funds Will Boost Walker’s Point Development

Corner of 1st and National would see new affordable apartment building.

Four Milwaukee Affordable Housing Proposals Secure Critical Tax Credits

Four Milwaukee Affordable Housing Proposals Secure Critical Tax Credits

WHEDA's housing tax credit award puts developments on path to groundbreaking.

$456 Million Baird Center Opens With Big Promises, Vision

$456 Million Baird Center Opens With Big Promises, Vision

100,000 more visitors every year, billions more in spending. See it yourself on Saturday.

See Inside Northridge Mall Before It’s Demolished

See Inside Northridge Mall Before It’s Demolished

Milwaukee may have never had a bigger collection of broken glass and phallic graffiti.

Historic Cemetery Gatehouse Will Be Saved

Historic Cemetery Gatehouse Will Be Saved

At least for now. Repairs for Calvary Cemetery gatehouse will stabilize structure.

Milwaukee’s Credit Rating Upgraded To A+

Milwaukee’s Credit Rating Upgraded To A+

Big hike from BBB+ will save city millions, but things are still worse than they were in 2022.

Marquette Shows Off Nearly Finished Nursing School, Student Center

Marquette Shows Off Nearly Finished Nursing School, Student Center

New facilities in old buildings aim to enrich campus.

Potawatomi Casino Building Outdoor Concert Venue

Potawatomi Casino Building Outdoor Concert Venue

Snoop Dogg will play opening show. RNC, Harley shows also planned.

Microsoft’s Wisconsin Data Center Now A $3.3 Billion Project

Microsoft’s Wisconsin Data Center Now A $3.3 Billion Project

Will create 2,000 jobs. And Microsoft will establish AI Institute at UWM.

Common Ground Scores Win For Public Housing Residents

Common Ground Scores Win For Public Housing Residents

New policy sends city inspectors to check Housing Authority properties starting this week.

Public Can Tour Baird Center Expansion

Public Can Tour Baird Center Expansion

Open house for expanded convention center is May 18; event is free.

Northwestern Mutual Considers Options For University Club

Northwestern Mutual Considers Options For University Club

Including events, a restaurant and hotel. Plan commission okays zoning change.

City Hall: Council At Odds On Committee Assignments
City Hall

Council At Odds On Committee Assignments

But Pérez pledges to install Ald. Pratt as a vice chair within six months.

Khalif Rainey To Lead Office of African American Affairs

Khalif Rainey To Lead Office of African American Affairs

Plus: Mayor's new picks for lobbying leader, innovation director and labor negotiator.

Mayor Dumps Elections Director Claire Woodall

Mayor Dumps Elections Director Claire Woodall

Johnson nominates deputy to replace her six months before presidential election.

City Seeks 55,000 Beef Jerky Sticks, 250,000 Water Bottles, Kevlar Helmets For RNC

City Seeks 55,000 Beef Jerky Sticks, 250,000 Water Bottles, Kevlar Helmets For RNC

Plus: Police will lease facility in Greendale for staging.

Milwaukee Film Names New CEO, Reports Attendance Growth

Milwaukee Film Names New CEO, Reports Attendance Growth

And reveals new fall doc festival and 2025 festival dates.

Potawatomi Says Opening Of Massive Sportsbook Is Turning Point For Casino

Potawatomi Says Opening Of Massive Sportsbook Is Turning Point For Casino

New facility has a 2,000-square-foot tv capable of playing 30 games at once.

Zoning Changes Would Clear Path To 1 Million Residents

Zoning Changes Would Clear Path To 1 Million Residents

But the Growing MKE plan is also intended to prevent gentrification and deter spikes in housing prices.

Milwaukee Reaches The Hard Part of Demolishing Northridge Mall

Milwaukee Reaches The Hard Part of Demolishing Northridge Mall

Demolition nearly complete for former Boston Store.

See The Design Concepts To Replace Stadium Freeway

See The Design Concepts To Replace Stadium Freeway

More than 10 alternatives released for the northside freeway spur.

Milwaukee Vegan Cafe Owner Appears With Trump, Assails Migrants

Milwaukee Vegan Cafe Owner Appears With Trump, Assails Migrants

Trump vows to eat at cafe, though he's not 'into that vegan stuff.' It opened under Biden.

New Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago Train Starts May 21

New Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago Train Starts May 21

Added train doubles service between Milwaukee and Twin Cities.

Public Art: 5 Huge Rainbow Arcs Coming To Downtown
Public Art

5 Huge Rainbow Arcs Coming To Downtown

Rainbow Summer will light up middle of Downtown with 'Elysian Arcs'.

City Hall: Choice of Committee Chairs Criticized
City Hall

Choice of Committee Chairs Criticized

Council president Jose Perez 'shut all four Black women members out,' Ald. Pratt complains.

Public Meeting On Freeway-To-Boulevard Project

Public Meeting On Freeway-To-Boulevard Project

Community input sought on proposal to convert Stadium Freeway to boulevard.

RNC To Include Milwaukee Vendor Marketplace

RNC To Include Milwaukee Vendor Marketplace

"Convention Fest" aims to highlight the best Wisconsin has to offer.

Milwaukee Public Library Nominated For Prestigious Peabody Award

Milwaukee Public Library Nominated For Prestigious Peabody Award

Public institution finds itself up against tv shows and movies that line its shelves.

New City Attorney Brings Back Deputy Who Departed Under Spencer

New City Attorney Brings Back Deputy Who Departed Under Spencer

Mary Schanning will return to City Hall as one of Evan Goyke's top deputies.

Biden Announces Milwaukee As New “Workforce Hub” For Lead Pipe Removal

Biden Announces Milwaukee As New “Workforce Hub” For Lead Pipe Removal

Contractor capacity has long been issue limiting ability to remove lead pipes.

Inside The Huge ThriveOn King Development

Inside The Huge ThriveOn King Development

Former department store becoming a true community hub.

How Will Higher Assessments Impact Your Taxes?

How Will Higher Assessments Impact Your Taxes?

Milwaukee properties are worth 17% more says city assessor.

Alderman Won Office Owing Property Taxes

Alderman Won Office Owing Property Taxes

DiAndre Jackson has since paid off 2022 taxes but still owes for 2023.

Federal Grant Would Pay For Century City Small Business Hub

Federal Grant Would Pay For Century City Small Business Hub

Northwest Side CDC would build accelerator for small businesses on former A.O. Smith parking lot.

Craft Beer Supplier Plans New Century City Facility

Craft Beer Supplier Plans New Century City Facility

Modern industrial building would be second new building developed in central city business park.

City Could Get Involved In Money-for-New-Moms Program

City Could Get Involved In Money-for-New-Moms Program

Dimitrijevic's proposal seeks to extend cash grant program for low-income mothers to three years.

See Inside The Massive Baird Center Expansion

See Inside The Massive Baird Center Expansion

Crews are putting finishing touches, hanging art at $456 million project.

City Hall: Council, City Officials Celebrate Inauguration
City Hall

Council, City Officials Celebrate Inauguration

'When you go into public service, you should feel the weight and responsibility.'

Mayor Backs Boulevard To Replace I-794 Downtown

Mayor Backs Boulevard To Replace I-794 Downtown

'We should be thinking about the city we want in the future, 30 years from now.'

City Hall: Mayor Pledges To Get Involved in Schools
City Hall

Mayor Pledges To Get Involved in Schools

Johnson vows to make Milwaukee a city that attracts people because of its schools.

City Hall: Council President Jose Perez Reelected
City Hall

Council President Jose Perez Reelected

Pérez wins by 10-5 vote over Milele Coggs to lead city's legislative body.

City Hall: New Council Most Diverse In Milwaukee History
City Hall

New Council Most Diverse In Milwaukee History

The largest number of Black, women and LBGTQ+ members in history. Meet all 15.

Check Out These Milwaukee-Made Films At The Film Festival

Check Out These Milwaukee-Made Films At The Film Festival

Cream City Cinema series has everything from documentaries to music videos.

Downer Theater Reopens To Big Crowd

Downer Theater Reopens To Big Crowd

Milwaukee Film kicks off stewardship of historic cinema with near-capacity crowd.

Streetcar Begins Daily Service To The Couture, BRT Will Soon Follow

Streetcar Begins Daily Service To The Couture, BRT Will Soon Follow

Long-awaited milestone restores transit service to lakefront. Officials herald it as future of transit.

City Will Redesign King Drive, Pere Marquette Park

City Will Redesign King Drive, Pere Marquette Park

And build a protected bike lane on W. Highland Avenue.

City’s New Historic District On Hold

City’s New Historic District On Hold

But Common Council approved historic protection for Berrada building.

City Hall: Council Bids Farewell To Alders Murphy, Borkowski and Rainey
City Hall

Council Bids Farewell To Alders Murphy, Borkowski and Rainey

Trio leaves, but not before singing, doing impersonations and issuing a challenge.

Over Objections and a Death Wish, Committee Endorses New Historic District

Over Objections and a Death Wish, Committee Endorses New Historic District

Full council will render its decision on April 9.

A New Southside Hub For Female Business Owners

A New Southside Hub For Female Business Owners

Cristina Villanueva has big plans to renovate vacant building.

Burgelis Bests Zepnick For Council Seat

Burgelis Bests Zepnick For Council Seat

County supervisor wins open Common Council seat.

Marisabel Cabrera Wins Close Judicial Race

Marisabel Cabrera Wins Close Judicial Race

Democratic legislator and immigration rights attorney will now serve in circuit court.

Milwaukee Public Schools Referendum Narrowly Passes

Milwaukee Public Schools Referendum Narrowly Passes

Union touts passage as a win for Milwaukee's youth.

Bill Christianson Is Milwaukee’s New Fiscal Watchdog

Bill Christianson Is Milwaukee’s New Fiscal Watchdog

Christianson defeats Greg Gracz for open seat as city comptroller.

DiAndre Jackson Will Replace Rainey on Common Council

DiAndre Jackson Will Replace Rainey on Common Council

Jackson defeats Jessica Currie for open council seat.

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Cruises To Reelection

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Cruises To Reelection

Milwaukee mayor wins his first full-term with more than 80% of vote.

Evan Goyke Ousts Tearman Spencer As City Attorney

Evan Goyke Ousts Tearman Spencer As City Attorney

Spencer had been plagued by problems and controversies during his one term in office.

Sharlen Moore Wins Race To Replace Ald. Michael Murphy

Sharlen Moore Wins Race To Replace Ald. Michael Murphy

Youth violence prevention leader is new westside alderwoman.

New Restaurant Would Save Historic Wildenberg Hotel

New Restaurant Would Save Historic Wildenberg Hotel

Cafe India owner plans major development on S. 27th St.

Vote April 2: Meet the Candidates For City Office
Vote April 2

Meet the Candidates For City Office

And read the analysis of each race and bios for each candidate.

City Hall: Proposal Would Allow Food Trucks To Return To W. Capitol Drive
City Hall

Proposal Would Allow Food Trucks To Return To W. Capitol Drive

Concerns about traffic safety, litter, prompted ban.

Failing City Hall Facade Will Cost At Least $1.6 Million To Repair

Failing City Hall Facade Will Cost At Least $1.6 Million To Repair

And will 2014 settlement place growing costs on taxpayers?

Vote April 2: Meet the Candidates For City Office
Vote April 2

Meet the Candidates For City Office

And read the analysis of each race and bios for each candidate.

‘Fix at Six’ Group Wants I-94 Expansion Delayed For Civil Rights Report

‘Fix at Six’ Group Wants I-94 Expansion Delayed For Civil Rights Report

Despite federal blessing for 8-lane expansion, project faces civil rights review.

Demolition Starting At Northridge Mall

Demolition Starting At Northridge Mall

Former Boston Store will be the first section to fall.

City Spends $77,000 To Resolve Harassment Claim Against Spencer

City Spends $77,000 To Resolve Harassment Claim Against Spencer

Embarrassing payoff comes amid city attorney's reelection campaign.

City Workers Robbed DPW, Taxpayers, Blew Cash at Casino

City Workers Robbed DPW, Taxpayers, Blew Cash at Casino

Felony plea agreements lay out the fraudulent scheme.

City Hall: Lawsuit Likely Over RNC Free Speech Stage
City Hall

Lawsuit Likely Over RNC Free Speech Stage

Committee endorses plan despite concerns from Coalition to March on the RNC.

Friday Photos: Michigan Street Commons Nears Completion
Friday Photos

Michigan Street Commons Nears Completion

Building will add affordable housing to southwest corner of Downtown.

Committee Punts On For-Profit College Approval

Committee Punts On For-Profit College Approval

But without approval, Arizona College of Nursing issue seems likely headed to court.

Vacant Building Would Become Gaming Center

Vacant Building Would Become Gaming Center

Building at 16th and Walnut would see new life as "PrimeTime Gaming"

Biden Promotes ‘Life-Changing Improvements’ in Milwaukee Visit

Biden Promotes ‘Life-Changing Improvements’ in Milwaukee Visit

Speech at Pieper Hillside Boys & Girls Club promotes effort to rebuild 6th Street.

Heated Historic Commission Meeting Yields Profanity, New Historic District

Heated Historic Commission Meeting Yields Profanity, New Historic District

But not before one property owner verbally abuses the 'arrogant' commission.

Milwaukee Wins $36 Million To Rebuild Key Street

Milwaukee Wins $36 Million To Rebuild Key Street

Grant will overhaul 6th Street through heart of city.

Scooters Could Net Milwaukee $400,000 Per Year

Scooters Could Net Milwaukee $400,000 Per Year

And city is working to end its annual hemming-and-hawing process.

Biden Visiting Milwaukee Wednesday, Staying Overnight

Biden Visiting Milwaukee Wednesday, Staying Overnight

Perhaps to tout a federal Reconnecting Communities grant award for Milwaukee.

City Hall: $800,000 Non-Partisan Grant Will Improve Milwaukee’s Election Process
City Hall

$800,000 Non-Partisan Grant Will Improve Milwaukee’s Election Process

But looming constitutional amendment would bar any future awards.

Milwaukee, Suburbs Partnering On Cross-County Trail

Milwaukee, Suburbs Partnering On Cross-County Trail

9-mile long Powerline Trail would link West Allis, Greenfield, Milwaukee and St. Francis.

Feds Approve Interstate 94 Expansion

Feds Approve Interstate 94 Expansion

Westside freeway would be expanded to eight lanes. Lawsuit possible.

Friday Photos: See The View From The Couture’s Upper Levels
Friday Photos

See The View From The Couture’s Upper Levels

Skyline defining tower will soon welcome its first residents.

Milwaukee’s Premier Playground Opens For The Season

Milwaukee’s Premier Playground Opens For The Season

But check the schedule before you go. Northwestern Mutual Community Park is closed or requires paid admission during festivals.

City Hall: Street Would Be Named For Former Alderman Terry Witkowski
City Hall

Street Would Be Named For Former Alderman Terry Witkowski

Plus: An honorary street name for William Stark in front of Milwaukee's oldest Black church.

City Hall: Council Concerned RNC Free Speech Zone Could Bring Extremists, Violence
City Hall

Council Concerned RNC Free Speech Zone Could Bring Extremists, Violence

'To hell with that,' says alderman of hate groups getting city-sanctioned platform.

Milwaukee Film Will Take Over Downer Theatre

Milwaukee Film Will Take Over Downer Theatre

Will reopen theater for April film festival and then resume its year-round operation.

12 Years After Being Built, Wisconsin’s Talgo Trains Enter Service
See Inside Fiserv’s New Headquarters

See Inside Fiserv’s New Headquarters

Company is painting the town orange says CEO. Its headquarters is decorated with the Bucks' championship court.

Cavalier Johnson Is All In On Growing Milwaukee

Cavalier Johnson Is All In On Growing Milwaukee

Annual State of the City speech places growth plan front and center.

Plats and Parcels: New Third Ward Tower Will Be Milwaukee’s Priciest
Plats and Parcels

New Third Ward Tower Will Be Milwaukee’s Priciest

And The Couture isn't far behind. Plus: A recap of week's real estate news.

RNC Wants 10,000 Volunteers To Greet Guests, Provide Directions

RNC Wants 10,000 Volunteers To Greet Guests, Provide Directions

Not about wearing a red or blue shirt say organizers, it's about making a positive impression.

Public Approval Process Starting For Country’s Tallest Mass Timber Building

Public Approval Process Starting For Country’s Tallest Mass Timber Building

And company hopes to build an even taller building next door.

140-Year-Old Florist Closing

140-Year-Old Florist Closing

DWF Wholesale Florists and its predecessors have Milwaukee roots going back to the 1870s.

How A Billboard Saved A Vacant Building

How A Billboard Saved A Vacant Building

Printing business will relocate to vacant, city-owned building on Appleton and Burleigh.

Plats and Parcels: New Corporate Headquarters, 130 Jobs For Downtown
Plats and Parcels

New Corporate Headquarters, 130 Jobs For Downtown

Enerpac Tool HQ moving to Milwaukee. Plus: A recap of week's real estate news.

See Where Milwaukee’s Secret ShotSpotter Sensors Are

See Where Milwaukee’s Secret ShotSpotter Sensors Are

Data leak reveals what MPD and company have attempted to keep private.

New Plan Would Save Former Acapulco Restaurant Building

New Plan Would Save Former Acapulco Restaurant Building

And a new brunch restaurant would fill the popular restaurant's space.

City Hall: Milwaukee Will Pay More Than $60,000 To Settle Tearman Spencer Harassment Claim
City Hall

Milwaukee Will Pay More Than $60,000 To Settle Tearman Spencer Harassment Claim

Council moves to approve settlement while Spencer seeks reelection.

RNC Security Zone Revealed

RNC Security Zone Revealed

Zone will cover portion of Downtown in July, with multiple layers of access.

Jackson, Currie Advance In Race To Replace Khalif Rainey

Jackson, Currie Advance In Race To Replace Khalif Rainey

Four-way primary saw every candidate get at least 21% of vote.

Westmoreland, Winter Advance in 5th District

Westmoreland, Winter Advance in 5th District

Incumbent Lamont Westmoreland will face Bruce Winter, a third-time candidate.

Burgelis, Zepnick Advance In Southwest Side Aldermanic Race

Burgelis, Zepnick Advance In Southwest Side Aldermanic Race

County supervisor, former state legislator running to replace Mark Borkowski.

Cavalier Johnson Easily Wins Primary

Cavalier Johnson Easily Wins Primary

Johnson will face David D. King in general election.

Milwaukee Adding Remote Control System To Its 780 Traffic Lights

Milwaukee Adding Remote Control System To Its 780 Traffic Lights

City hopes to reduce backups, improve safety.

Plats and Parcels: A Four-Way Preservation Fight Over Wisconsin Avenue
Plats and Parcels

A Four-Way Preservation Fight Over Wisconsin Avenue

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

Friday Photos: Demolition Work Begins For Massive Affordable Housing Development
Friday Photos

Demolition Work Begins For Massive Affordable Housing Development

Bear Development is clearing former factory complex to create 576 apartments.

$25 Million Plan To Save Three Endangered Soldiers Home Buildings

$25 Million Plan To Save Three Endangered Soldiers Home Buildings

Alexander Company aims to rehabilitate historic theater, chapel and mansion for veterans.

New Design Released For Dog-Friendly Downtown Brewery

New Design Released For Dog-Friendly Downtown Brewery

Foxtown Landing, dog park planned for riverfront site on edge of Historic Third Ward.

New Solar Arrays Will Help Milwaukee Hit 25% Renewable Energy Goal

New Solar Arrays Will Help Milwaukee Hit 25% Renewable Energy Goal

Arrays near airport help city meet 2025 goal, but alders want tougher rules for We Energies.

Plan Commission Rejects For-Profit Nursing School

Plan Commission Rejects For-Profit Nursing School

Unanimous decision sets up high-stakes council vote, possible court challenge.

A New Plan For Tiny Homes

A New Plan For Tiny Homes

With a new design and developer for project to support homeless veterans.

Plats and Parcels: 330 Affordable Apartments Planned By Developers
Plats and Parcels

330 Affordable Apartments Planned By Developers

Part of 2,021 planned across Wisconsin. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Construction Starts On Long-Awaited King Drive Building

Construction Starts On Long-Awaited King Drive Building

Five Points Lofts, first proposed in 2020, is finally becoming reality.

Data Shows Milwaukee’s Traffic Calming Effort Is Working

Data Shows Milwaukee’s Traffic Calming Effort Is Working

Speeding dropped 69% on one southside street.

Grocery Store Closed For Live Roaches, Dead Mice

Grocery Store Closed For Live Roaches, Dead Mice

Cermak Fresh Market temporarily shuttered by Milwaukee Health Department.

After Taking Ownership, Milwaukee Moves To Secure Northridge Mall

After Taking Ownership, Milwaukee Moves To Secure Northridge Mall

On-site security, board ups and next, a very long fence.

By Demolishing Homes, Milwaukee Hopes To Revive Neighborhoods

By Demolishing Homes, Milwaukee Hopes To Revive Neighborhoods

City hopes to raze 180 houses this year, but how long will neighborhoods take to revive?

Plats and Parcels: Unusual Sign Will Resolve Kohl’s-Fiserv Conflict
Plats and Parcels

Unusual Sign Will Resolve Kohl’s-Fiserv Conflict

Companies want to write their names in the sky. Plus: Recap of week's real estate news.

Eitel Cancels Plans For Vel Phillips Plaza Cafe After Council Questions, Public Opposition

Eitel Cancels Plans For Vel Phillips Plaza Cafe After Council Questions, Public Opposition

After Milwaukee Turners "pilloried" Eitel on Tuesday, things appear to have snowballed behind the scenes.

Milwaukee Business Donating Wireless Network To Ukraine Sister City

Milwaukee Business Donating Wireless Network To Ukraine Sister City

Advanced Wireless aims to help Irpin get back on its feet.

Developers Donate Third Ward Building To Preservation Alliance

Developers Donate Third Ward Building To Preservation Alliance

Preservation battle ends with preservation advocates receiving 1884 tavern building.

Food Hall Would Save Historic Tavern

Food Hall Would Save Historic Tavern

Clarence Morse's dream to restore 1890s Riverwest tavern moving toward reality.

Milwaukee Will Build 45 Traffic Calming Projects in 2024

Milwaukee Will Build 45 Traffic Calming Projects in 2024

'Reckless drivers, they infuriate me,' says Mayor Cavalier Johnson.

City Won’t Fully Regulate Airbnb In Milwaukee

City Won’t Fully Regulate Airbnb In Milwaukee

Mayor's staff recommends letting status quo stand, council wants more discussion.

Milwaukee Takes Ownership of Northridge Mall

Milwaukee Takes Ownership of Northridge Mall

Judge grants city property via tax foreclosure.

The Couture Shows Off First Apartments

The Couture Shows Off First Apartments

193 apartments will soon be available promising stunning views, 'incredible location.'

Plats and Parcels: Menomonee Falls Company Moving To Third Ward
Plats and Parcels

Menomonee Falls Company Moving To Third Ward

Plus: Westown parking lot for sale and a recap of the week's real estate news.

Plan Would Improve Red Arrow Park, Overhaul Two Downtown Streets

Plan Would Improve Red Arrow Park, Overhaul Two Downtown Streets

And use downtown property taxes to bail out Century City TIF district.

City Hall: Controversial Water Insurance Company Walks Away From Milwaukee
City Hall

Controversial Water Insurance Company Walks Away From Milwaukee

Mayor had vetoed proposal, some council members were openly critical.

A Fight Over Historic Protection for Wisconsin Ave. Building

A Fight Over Historic Protection for Wisconsin Ave. Building

Push to protect Millerand Apartments, owned by city's largest landlord Youssef Berrada.

Judge Displeased By City’s Northridge Curveball

Judge Displeased By City’s Northridge Curveball

But not surprised, it seems. 'I told you so,' says Sosnay of city's foreclosure move.

City Hall: Council Approves Raises For Elected Officials, Administrators
City Hall

Council Approves Raises For Elected Officials, Administrators

Vote was 9-6. Elected officials will get 15% hike, non-elected leaders even more.

Los Angeles, Not Milwaukee, Wins NBA All-Star Game

Los Angeles, Not Milwaukee, Wins NBA All-Star Game

Despite prior public commitment from commissioner, Bucks have yet to land marquee event.

Plats and Parcels: Investor Will Save 101-Year-Old Building
Plats and Parcels

Investor Will Save 101-Year-Old Building

City-owned building slated for demolition. Plus: A recap of week's real estate news.

City Hall: Elected Officials Pay Hike Wins First Endorsement, Opposition
City Hall

Elected Officials Pay Hike Wins First Endorsement, Opposition

Multi-million dollar proposal also includes raises for dozens of department, division leaders.

City Expects to Take Northridge In Foreclosure, Demolish Mall

City Expects to Take Northridge In Foreclosure, Demolish Mall

'Checkmate' says alderman of mall owners missing the foreclosure redemption date.

City Hall: Proposal Advancing To Give Mayor, Alders 15% Raises
City Hall

Proposal Advancing To Give Mayor, Alders 15% Raises

Finance Committee to discuss issue Wednesday. Many city administrators also get raises.

Election Commission Boots Griffin From Ballot

Election Commission Boots Griffin From Ballot

Griffin vows appeal, and warns that those involved will 'probably go to prison.'

City Hall: Sales Tax Helps Fire Department Add Paramedics, Fire Engine
City Hall

Sales Tax Helps Fire Department Add Paramedics, Fire Engine

New ambulance for area near 27th and Capitol, restored fire station at 13th and Layton.

Plats and Parcels: Emem Group Buys Key King Dr. Site
Plats and Parcels

Emem Group Buys Key King Dr. Site

Plus: Airbnb-focused startup falters and a recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: It’s Construction Season On Marquette’s Campus
Friday Photos

It’s Construction Season On Marquette’s Campus

University overhauling Rec Center, Straz Hall and Memorial Library.

City Hall: Milwaukee Seeks RNC Police HQ, Mobile Command Post
City Hall

Milwaukee Seeks RNC Police HQ, Mobile Command Post

Thousands of officers will guard convention, with additional hub needed to deploy them.

Condo Project Scrapped, River Site For Sale

Condo Project Scrapped, River Site For Sale

Brady and Water site sits at key link between Downtown and East Side.

Possible Revival For Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee Commuter Rail Line

Possible Revival For Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee Commuter Rail Line

KRM project, killed in 2011, would connect lakefront communities in southern Wisconsin.

Construction Starts On 27th Street Garden Apartments

Construction Starts On 27th Street Garden Apartments

"Condo-like" complex with 24 units will add upscale housing to undeveloped southside site.

Plats and Parcels: Three Buyers Seeking Former MPS School
Plats and Parcels

Three Buyers Seeking Former MPS School

Plus: SoHi Lofts reopens to residents and a recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Movida’s Major Expansion
Friday Photos

Movida’s Major Expansion

113-year-old building receiving modern addition just in time for RNC.

Walgreens Shutters Three Milwaukee Stores In One Year

Walgreens Shutters Three Milwaukee Stores In One Year

Store at Capitol and Teutonia is latest to close, with final day coming Jan. 15.

Herb Kohl Passes Away

Herb Kohl Passes Away

Former U.S. Sen. Kohl, 88, also a philanthropist, businessman and longtime Bucks owner, dies after brief illness.

Former Catholic School Sold To Charter School

Former Catholic School Sold To Charter School

Milwaukee Academy of Science is third charter school to take over former St. Michael's.

Plats and Parcels: Town Bank Plans Capitol Drive Branch
Plats and Parcels

Town Bank Plans Capitol Drive Branch

Plus: Associated closing a branch, Marcus Center parking garage draws 3 redevelopment bids, and the weekly roundup.

Friday Photos: Milwaukee Art Museum Unveils New Lights
Friday Photos

Milwaukee Art Museum Unveils New Lights

Stark white building gets its first dash of color on the darkest day of the year.

Michels’ Taxes Will Pay For Skate Park, Street Paving, Public Art

Michels’ Taxes Will Pay For Skate Park, Street Paving, Public Art

Success of R1VER mixed-use complex will pay for improvements in surrounding neighborhoods.

Alderman Khalif Rainey Won’t Run For Reelection

Alderman Khalif Rainey Won’t Run For Reelection

Council member since 2016, five candidates are already vying to replace him.

30th Street Corridor Could Win $50 Million Grant

30th Street Corridor Could Win $50 Million Grant

Milwaukee plan for old industrial corridor and nearby residents a finalist for federal grant.

University Club Closes Downtown Club

University Club Closes Downtown Club

Private club will continue only with Brown Deer country club. Downtown building will be sold.

City Seeks Grants to Build Bike Lanes on 2nd, Center, Sherman and Lisbon

City Seeks Grants to Build Bike Lanes on 2nd, Center, Sherman and Lisbon

Part of mayor's proposal to build 50 miles of protected bike lanes by 2026.

Milwaukee Makes It Far Easier To Replace Your Lead Service Line

Milwaukee Makes It Far Easier To Replace Your Lead Service Line

Opt-in program part of citywide plan to replace all lead service lines in 20 years.

Plats and Parcels: Affordable Housing Planned Near Milwaukee-Glendale Border
Plats and Parcels

Affordable Housing Planned Near Milwaukee-Glendale Border

Church would sell lot to enable development. Plus: A recap of week's real estate news.

Mayor Vetoes Controversial Insurance Partnership

Mayor Vetoes Controversial Insurance Partnership

Council narrowly endorsed idea, only for Mayor Cavalier Johnson to kill initiative.

City Hall: Tax Bill Mixup Will Result In Approximately 600 Bills Being Reissued
City Hall

Tax Bill Mixup Will Result In Approximately 600 Bills Being Reissued

City of Milwaukee forgot to include unpaid fees for hundreds of properties.

President Biden Coming To Milwaukee Next Week

President Biden Coming To Milwaukee Next Week

Biden will tout small businesses in upcoming visit.

City Hall: Milwaukee Plans Big 2024 Early Voting Push
City Hall

Milwaukee Plans Big 2024 Early Voting Push

City will have at least nine early voting sites, including some new and expanded ones.

Bucks Player Sells Brady Street Building

Bucks Player Sells Brady Street Building

From 'three-and-D' to Sip & Purr.

Rep. Ryan Clancy Settles With City Following 2020 Curfew Arrest

Rep. Ryan Clancy Settles With City Following 2020 Curfew Arrest

With trial already underway, Clancy secures the policy changes he long sought.

City Hall: Treegate Is Over, Milwaukee Will Pick Up Christmas Trees
City Hall

Treegate Is Over, Milwaukee Will Pick Up Christmas Trees

"We hear you," says DPW after frustration aired by residents, council members.

Plats and Parcels: City Will Sell Former Bay View Library
Plats and Parcels

City Will Sell Former Bay View Library

Former church down the block also for sale. Plus: A recap of week's real estate news.

City Wins $15 Million To Demolish Northridge, But Still Must Prevail In Court

City Wins $15 Million To Demolish Northridge, But Still Must Prevail In Court

Federal funds, long anticipated, provide major boost to city's redevelopment effort.

Wisconsin Wins Grants To Study Five New or Expanded Rail Routes

Wisconsin Wins Grants To Study Five New or Expanded Rail Routes

Studies will design routes to Madison, Green Bay, Eau Claire as well as expanding existing service.

Mitchell Street Building Saved, New Development Planned For Parking Lots

Mitchell Street Building Saved, New Development Planned For Parking Lots

Developer's new plan would still bring more affordable housing to Mitchell Street.

New Park Will Be Built Atop 24th Street

New Park Will Be Built Atop 24th Street

One block of southside street near MPS school would become neighborhood amenity.

Church, Cupid Partner On Affordable Housing

Church, Cupid Partner On Affordable Housing

St. Matthew Church will see nearby vacant lots turned into 50 apartments for seniors.

Plats and Parcels: Deal Prevents Iron Horse Hotel Foreclosure
Plats and Parcels

Deal Prevents Iron Horse Hotel Foreclosure

Plus: Trouble for downtown hotels. And a recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Demolition Underway On Walker’s Point Seed Warehouse
Friday Photos

Demolition Underway On Walker’s Point Seed Warehouse

Once "one of the strongest and heaviest concrete structures," Courteen Seed building is being ripped apart.

Milwaukee Marathon Returning In 2024 With New Route, Date

Milwaukee Marathon Returning In 2024 With New Route, Date

Race ditches Deer District, Downtown for Lakefront, East Side and Bay View.

Hundreds of National Media Members Descend On Milwaukee For RNC Preview

Hundreds of National Media Members Descend On Milwaukee For RNC Preview

Republican Party, local host committee hold media walkthrough in advance of 2024 convention.

City Hall: Is Milwaukee Being Sold An Insurance Scam?
City Hall

Is Milwaukee Being Sold An Insurance Scam?

Or is exclusive contract with company offering water and sewer line warranties a good deal?

New Pro Soccer Team Delays Start To 2026

New Pro Soccer Team Delays Start To 2026

But major progress recently made on getting downtown stadium constructed.

Council, Mayor Bickered On Brewers Deal

Council, Mayor Bickered On Brewers Deal

Council president said no more than $1 million, mayor said council was undermining city's negotiating position.

Downtown Hotel Faces Sheriff’s Sale

Downtown Hotel Faces Sheriff’s Sale

132-room Cambria Hotel on Plankinton Ave. opened just months before pandemic.

Developer Plans To Save Long-Vacant Building

Developer Plans To Save Long-Vacant Building

Jason Waters has big plans to overhaul Near West Side building.

Milwaukee Could Add Race, Gender To Contracting Requirements

Milwaukee Could Add Race, Gender To Contracting Requirements

New study attempts to chart legal pathway for city.

Plats and Parcels: Settlement Reached For Contaminated Apartment Complex
Plats and Parcels

Settlement Reached For Contaminated Apartment Complex

And a "Do Not Acquire" list building sold. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Green Infrastructure Improvements Coming To Becher Street Overpass

Green Infrastructure Improvements Coming To Becher Street Overpass

Project will capture stormwater where W. Becher Street goes under Interstate 94.

Council Confirms New Chief Building Inspector

Council Confirms New Chief Building Inspector

Jezamil Arroyo-Vega is the new head of the Department of Neighborhood Services.

‘Inflation-Adjusted’ Deer District Concert Venue Approved

‘Inflation-Adjusted’ Deer District Concert Venue Approved

FPC's proposal for a smaller Deer District concert venue finds unanimous support.

Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto, Adopts 2024 Milwaukee Budget

Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto, Adopts 2024 Milwaukee Budget

Mayor Johnson attempted to lower property tax increase using federal grant.

New Mural Brightens Former Tannery

New Mural Brightens Former Tannery

Dave Watkins' new mural at River Place Lofts is visible from Interstate 94.

Mass Timber Building Gains Concrete Parking Structure

Mass Timber Building Gains Concrete Parking Structure

Grinker's proposed office building on Walnut and Vel R. Phillips Ave. grows.

Plats and Parcels: City TIF Plan Will Expand Riverwalk
Plats and Parcels

City TIF Plan Will Expand Riverwalk

Pending council approval. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

New Study Analyzes Ways City, County Could Share Services, Save Money

New Study Analyzes Ways City, County Could Share Services, Save Money

"Promising possibilities" says Wisconsin Policy Forum report.

New Third-Party Study Suggests How Milwaukee Could Save Millions

New Third-Party Study Suggests How Milwaukee Could Save Millions

But will ideas like selling buildings or changing police overtime rules work?

Brownfield Grant Will Help Get Walker’s Point Apartments Started

Brownfield Grant Will Help Get Walker’s Point Apartments Started

New Land moving forward with Via on 5th Street.

December Groundbreaking Planned For Long-Awaited Apartment Development

December Groundbreaking Planned For Long-Awaited Apartment Development

City loaning $700,000 to Five Points Lofts project for environmental cleanup.

Federal Suit Seeks To Strike Down City’s Nuisance Rules

Federal Suit Seeks To Strike Down City’s Nuisance Rules

Opponents say ordinance used to close businesses punishes them for calling 911.

Milwaukee’s Chief Building Inspector Takes New Job

Milwaukee’s Chief Building Inspector Takes New Job

Erica Roberts swaps building code for computer code.

The Streets of New Milwaukee Is Theme at Conference

The Streets of New Milwaukee Is Theme at Conference

Urban Spaceship delves into how to make city a people-friendly place.

Mayor’s Veto Reduces Property Tax

Mayor’s Veto Reduces Property Tax

Cavalier Johnson issues single veto, replacing small tax hike with federal grant money.

Marcus Corp Moving Headquarters

Marcus Corp Moving Headquarters

Company finds new home four blocks north, next to one of its hotels.

How Will Council Handle Scathing Report on City Attorney?

How Will Council Handle Scathing Report on City Attorney?

Deputy city attorney's moonlighting and Tearman Spencer's lax oversight at issue.

Revised Deer District Concert Venue Wins Key Approval

Revised Deer District Concert Venue Wins Key Approval

Council's zoning committee votes yes. Full council vote expected next week.

Bucks, Jeffers Plan Deer District Apartments

Bucks, Jeffers Plan Deer District Apartments

New building would rise between The Trade and Aloft hotels.

Brewers Buy Two-Acre Scrap Metal Site Near Ballpark

Brewers Buy Two-Acre Scrap Metal Site Near Ballpark

Team will use the property for "storage."

Plats and Parcels: Downtown Building Sells For Nearly Twice Its Assessed Value
Plats and Parcels

Downtown Building Sells For Nearly Twice Its Assessed Value

Plus: Trostel Square changes hands and VIA CDC is on the move.

New Bay View Plan Envisions Redevelopment of 3 Key Sites

New Bay View Plan Envisions Redevelopment of 3 Key Sites

"We no longer have to be reactionary," says Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic.

City Attorney Spencer Faces Inspector’s Call For Ouster, Likely Violation Of Discrimination Law

City Attorney Spencer Faces Inspector’s Call For Ouster, Likely Violation Of Discrimination Law

Inspector General says attorney, deputy committed misconduct in office, state hearing coming on separate case.

New Couple Attempting To Build House On Tricky Historic Site

New Couple Attempting To Build House On Tricky Historic Site

But commission indicates it will eventually approve design.

Fight At City Hall Over Control of Board of Zoning Appeals

Fight At City Hall Over Control of Board of Zoning Appeals

Council wants board to be independent of administration, but responsive to aldermanic input.

Milwaukee’s Three Streetcar Extensions Need Mayoral Direction

Milwaukee’s Three Streetcar Extensions Need Mayoral Direction

Extensions to Fiserv Forum, East Side, Walker's Point and Bronzeville need local funding source.

New Development Coming To S. 27th Street

New Development Coming To S. 27th Street

Not a "boilerplate strip mall" says architect.

Changes To Milwaukee’s Zoning Code Would Encourage More Development

Changes To Milwaukee’s Zoning Code Would Encourage More Development

"Growing MKE" proposal part of strategy to grow city to 1 million residents.

Plats and Parcels: Federal Grant Will Make Massive Port Project Bigger, More Flexible
Plats and Parcels

Federal Grant Will Make Massive Port Project Bigger, More Flexible

Plus: New car wash planned at Midtown Center.

Full Legalization of Scooters Ends Up In City Budget

Full Legalization of Scooters Ends Up In City Budget

But it doesn't mean it immediately goes into effect.

Milwaukee Auto Plant To Close Following End of UAW Strike

Milwaukee Auto Plant To Close Following End of UAW Strike

Agreement lists Bay View distribution plant and its 100 local jobs as slated for elimination.

2024 Milwaukee Budget Increases Services, Taxes

2024 Milwaukee Budget Increases Services, Taxes

New sales tax allows city to avoid drastic cuts, but comes at a cost.

Safety Fencing Being Added to Hoan Bridge

Safety Fencing Being Added to Hoan Bridge

Bridge has been the site of dozens of suicides.

Midtown Early Voting Site Moving

Midtown Early Voting Site Moving

With new owner of Midtown Center shopping complex, city moving across Capitol Drive.

MFD Says There Were At Least 7 Recent Fires At Abandoned Northridge Mall

MFD Says There Were At Least 7 Recent Fires At Abandoned Northridge Mall

Security removed after Phoenix Investors walked away from buying property.

Gov. Evers Funds Iron District Stadium, Bronzeville Arts Center

Gov. Evers Funds Iron District Stadium, Bronzeville Arts Center

Governor uses federal grant to back new soccer stadium and arts center.

Mill Road Library For Sale

Mill Road Library For Sale

Former library has unusual circular shape, located on busy 76th Street corridor.

Mostly Vacant Downtown Office Building Sold

Mostly Vacant Downtown Office Building Sold

But it's unclear what happens next for building once slated for conversion to housing.

More Market Rate Apartments Proposed Near 76th and Brown Deer

More Market Rate Apartments Proposed Near 76th and Brown Deer

Second proposal this year. Illinois company plans expansion of The Villas at Granville.

A Mix of Speed Hump and Crosswalk, New Street Feature All About Safety

A Mix of Speed Hump and Crosswalk, New Street Feature All About Safety

First of 20 raised crosswalks deployed in Bay View near Parkside School for the Arts.

Longest Tenured Council Member, Michael Murphy, Not Seeking Reelection

Longest Tenured Council Member, Michael Murphy, Not Seeking Reelection

But he could run for Comptroller. First elected in 1989, Murphy announces he won't run for reelection.

Plats and Parcels: New North Avenue Apartment Building Moving Forward
Plats and Parcels

New North Avenue Apartment Building Moving Forward

Project wins environmental cleanup loan. Plus: Storage company acquires Milwaukee facility.

Transportation: Streetcar Extension Opens Sunday
Transportation

Streetcar Extension Opens Sunday

And at least one GOP congressman is already trying to stop it.

Friday Photos: Ezekiel CDC Shows Off Foreclosed Home Rehabilitation
Friday Photos

Ezekiel CDC Shows Off Foreclosed Home Rehabilitation

Ezekiel VP Jim Gaillard shows off work to Sen. Tammy Baldwin, DCD Commissioner Crump

Urban Spaceship Conference Celebrates ‘Streets of New Milwaukee’

Urban Spaceship Conference Celebrates ‘Streets of New Milwaukee’

Annual urbanism conference scheduled for Nov. 14.

Council Debates 53 Budget Amendments, Adds Spending, Services

Council Debates 53 Budget Amendments, Adds Spending, Services

Full-day meeting adds services, but includes lots of discussion on what is or isn't appropriate.

Tentative Deal Would Salvage Milwaukee’s Deconstruction Program

Tentative Deal Would Salvage Milwaukee’s Deconstruction Program

Northcott Neighborhood House could step in to do work for long-delayed program.

Immigration Office Moving To 310W Building

Immigration Office Moving To 310W Building

Federal agency relocating from building being redeveloped by MSOE.

Milwaukee Could Take Years to Build New Recycling Facility

Milwaukee Could Take Years to Build New Recycling Facility

But curbside recycling continues while fire-damaged facility is shuttered.

Council Might Hold Up Mayor’s Changes To Zoning Board

Council Might Hold Up Mayor’s Changes To Zoning Board

At issue is new chair, two new appointments and oversight by Department of Administration.

City Hall: Budget Amendment Would Boost Libraries, Streets, Voting and Lead Abatement
City Hall

Budget Amendment Would Boost Libraries, Streets, Voting and Lead Abatement

Proposal from Alderwoman Dimitirjevic and Council President Pérez aims to boost services across city.

Live Organ Music Returning To Oriental Theatre

Live Organ Music Returning To Oriental Theatre

Historic pipe organ installed, with unveiling planned for Nov. 8.

Milwaukee Census Challenge Denied

Milwaukee Census Challenge Denied

City still adds 771 residents as jail population mixup fixed. Peer cities also saw challenge denials, cuts.

Facade of Milwaukee City Hall Is Failing, Again

Facade of Milwaukee City Hall Is Failing, Again

While pieces of restored terra cotta crumble, city again seeks 'accountability.'

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Apartments Planned For Historic Third Ward
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Apartments Planned For Historic Third Ward

Final piece of Commission Row to be redeveloped.

Kooyenga Will Take Over MMAC In 2024

Kooyenga Will Take Over MMAC In 2024

Longtime leader Tim Sheehy will retire at year's end.

City Seeks 20% Cut in Energy Costs for 106 Buildings

City Seeks 20% Cut in Energy Costs for 106 Buildings

And 45% emissions reduction. Seeking contractor, federal funding to meet climate goals.

Bay View Spook House Has National Profile

Bay View Spook House Has National Profile

Latest theme for A&J's Halloween House is a spooky spin on "Wheel of Fortune."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Revised Deer District Concert Hall Gets First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Revised Deer District Concert Hall Gets First Approval

City Plan Commission adds conditions about future hotel site and requires new safety plan.

City Hall: Council Wants New Deal, Says Convention Center ‘Outsmarted’ City
City Hall

Council Wants New Deal, Says Convention Center ‘Outsmarted’ City

No revenue sharing payments to city expected for next two years under 2020 deal.

Milwaukee Wants More Reckless Drivers Towed

Milwaukee Wants More Reckless Drivers Towed

United council backs state law change. But proposal could die in Legislature.

Plats and Parcels: Downtown Gets New ‘Girl in the Moon’ Mural
Plats and Parcels

Downtown Gets New ‘Girl in the Moon’ Mural

Plus: New hotel opens and a recap of the week's real estate news.

New Housing Center For Those Recovering From Substance Abuse

New Housing Center For Those Recovering From Substance Abuse

Wisconsin Community Services to build project near W. Capitol Drive.

Fire Department Reopening Station At 13th and Layton

Fire Department Reopening Station At 13th and Layton

Chief Lipski picks Engine 17, shuttered in 2021, to reopen.

Fire Department Debating Which Station To Reopen

Fire Department Debating Which Station To Reopen

For first time in years, MFD thinks about growth. Down to three options.

Port Officials Have Concern With Potential I-794 Removal

Port Officials Have Concern With Potential I-794 Removal

Freeway-to-boulevard option is one of several that state is still studying.

New Brewers Subsidy Substantially Better For City, County

New Brewers Subsidy Substantially Better For City, County

New deal calls for study of Beer District concept, reduces county contribution, introduces new funding source.

Milwaukee Wins $275 Million Grant To Fund Massive Waterway Cleanup

Milwaukee Wins $275 Million Grant To Fund Massive Waterway Cleanup

Generational effort will see Milwaukee waterways lose their "area of concern" designation.

MPS Celebrates 5 Asphalt-To-Green Space Transformations

MPS Celebrates 5 Asphalt-To-Green Space Transformations

Leaders hold green ribbon cutting at Riley Dual Language Montessori School.

Ride Along On Streetcar Extension Before It Opens

Ride Along On Streetcar Extension Before It Opens

City shows off "L Line" to lakefront before Oct. 29 opening.

Pet Store Opening in Walker’s Point

Pet Store Opening in Walker’s Point

Skilos will occupy first floor of renovated building near river and Third Ward.

City Hall: Milwaukee Wins $12 Million Federal Tree Grant
City Hall

Milwaukee Wins $12 Million Federal Tree Grant

City, county, MPS will use funding to improve tree canopy in low-income areas.

City Hall: Council Delays Housing Authority Crackdown To January 1
City Hall

Council Delays Housing Authority Crackdown To January 1

Delay due to uncertainty how many building inspectors will be needed.

City Hall: Mayor Johnson Backs Pay Hikes For Elected Officials, Including Him
City Hall

Mayor Johnson Backs Pay Hikes For Elected Officials, Including Him

Raises for 81 employees defended by mayor's chief of staff in exclusive interview.

Plats and Parcels: Two New Athletic Fashion Stores Opening
Plats and Parcels

Two New Athletic Fashion Stores Opening

Plus: Bay View park's reconstruction, and recap of the week's real estate news.

After IKON Hotel Issues, Council Moves To Assert More Control of TIF Districts

After IKON Hotel Issues, Council Moves To Assert More Control of TIF Districts

City has foregone $540,000 in interest payments at discretion of administration.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Join The Parade of Garden Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Join The Parade of Garden Homes

Tour nation's first municipally-sponsored housing cooperative.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Operator Takes Over Shuttered Downtown Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Operator Takes Over Shuttered Downtown Hotel

Hampton Inn closed earlier this year, then was transferred in lieu of foreclosure.

Eyes on Milwaukee: State’s Biggest Battery Energy Storage System Planned
Eyes on Milwaukee

State’s Biggest Battery Energy Storage System Planned

$450 million northwest side facility part of shift to renewable energy.

City Hall: Comptroller Won’t Run For Reelection
City Hall

Comptroller Won’t Run For Reelection

City's chief financial officer Aycha Sawa stepping down, city-wide seat now wide open.

Plan Commission Rejects Midtown Walmart Redevelopment Plan

Plan Commission Rejects Midtown Walmart Redevelopment Plan

City officials cite lack of detail in plan for self storage and commercial spaces.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northwestern Mutual Makes ‘Skyline-Defining’ Bet On Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northwestern Mutual Makes ‘Skyline-Defining’ Bet On Downtown

Insurance company celebrates construction start on $500 million tower overhaul.

City Hall: N. 24th Street To Be Renamed For Lester Carter
City Hall

N. 24th Street To Be Renamed For Lester Carter

Street name in Amani neighborhood to honor noted Black pharmacist.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Groundbreaking For Coggs Center a History Lesson
Eyes on Milwaukee

Groundbreaking For Coggs Center a History Lesson

Trailblazing legislator's legacy continues at new human services building.

City Hall: Milwaukee Faces Future Budget Challenges
City Hall

Milwaukee Faces Future Budget Challenges

Act 12 didn't solve all of city's fiscal woes says Wisconsin Policy Forum.

Plats and Parcels: East Side Tower Adds Apartments
Plats and Parcels

East Side Tower Adds Apartments

New Land plan is now for 24 stories, less parking. Plus: A recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Washington Heights’ Dandy Expansion
Friday Photos

Washington Heights’ Dandy Expansion

A vintage store, an event venue... and now a home.

City Hall: Milwaukee Could Get $5 Million Citizen-Led Transformation Fund
City Hall

Milwaukee Could Get $5 Million Citizen-Led Transformation Fund

But council members have plenty of questions about Mayor Cavalier Johnson's proposal.

City Hall: Police Department Botches $15 Million Grant Application
City Hall

Police Department Botches $15 Million Grant Application

Would have paid for dozens of officers. Administration then chooses not to tell council or public.

Global Photography Event Will Include Downtown, East Side Walks

Global Photography Event Will Include Downtown, East Side Walks

Veteran photographer David Bernacchi will lead downtown walk, open to all ages and abilities.

Council, Residents Seek Solutions For Housing Authority Woes

Council, Residents Seek Solutions For Housing Authority Woes

Common Ground's complaints concern city officials, but can they fix problems?

Plats and Parcels: Milwaukee’s Last Automotive Plant May Close
Plats and Parcels

Milwaukee’s Last Automotive Plant May Close

Stellantis facility in Bay View could close. Plus: A recap of week's real estate news.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Dollar General Will Replace CVS At Center And Lisbon
Eyes on Milwaukee

Dollar General Will Replace CVS At Center And Lisbon

Discount retailer filling vacant store at busy intersection.

Friday Photos: Airport Train Station Construction Progressing
Friday Photos

Airport Train Station Construction Progressing

Train station continues to operate while second platform built.

WallyPark Poised To Reopen At Milwaukee Airport

WallyPark Poised To Reopen At Milwaukee Airport

Private parking operator closed in 2021 amidst travel slowdown.

Milwaukee Wins $3 Million To Fight Youth Homelessness

Milwaukee Wins $3 Million To Fight Youth Homelessness

Continuum of Care partners will rely on youth input for how funding will be spent.

VIA CDC’s Affordable Houses Are Test of New Building Technique

VIA CDC’s Affordable Houses Are Test of New Building Technique

Structure of homes, sold at affordable prices, will be pre-assembled in factory near Teutonia and Hampton.

Mayor Announces Reelection Bid, Kicks Off Spring 2024 Races

Mayor Announces Reelection Bid, Kicks Off Spring 2024 Races

Cavalier Johnson seeks a full-term. All city officials are on the ballot.

New Sensors Quietly Measure How Often Parking Spots Used

New Sensors Quietly Measure How Often Parking Spots Used

City could use information to reset parking meters, charge variable rates.

Milwaukee Still Paying $1 Million Per Year For Brewers Stadium

Milwaukee Still Paying $1 Million Per Year For Brewers Stadium

New request for $2.5 million annually comes as city still paying prior costs

Mayor Unveils 2024 Budget With New Sales Tax

Mayor Unveils 2024 Budget With New Sales Tax

But a massive deficit still looms for Milwaukee.

Third Ward Tavern Saved… For Now

Third Ward Tavern Saved… For Now

Developer says it won't appeal denial of its demolition request by Historic Preservation Commission.

Mayor Johnson Responds To Stadium Funding Deal

Mayor Johnson Responds To Stadium Funding Deal

Milwaukee wants to see development by Brewers and no taxation without representation.

Plats and Parcels: Water Company Moving To Downtown
Plats and Parcels

Water Company Moving To Downtown

Plus: Marcus closes its only Milwaukee theater, WHEDA offers new downpayment program and a recap of week's real estate news.

Partner Sought To Reopen Milwaukee’s Oldest Bar

Partner Sought To Reopen Milwaukee’s Oldest Bar

And you won't have to pay $5 million after buyer found for other properties.

Friday Photos: Vel R. Phillips Plaza Takes Shape
Friday Photos

Vel R. Phillips Plaza Takes Shape

New downtown park aims to spur nearby development and create a sense of community.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Large Harbor District Development Site Hits The Market
Eyes on Milwaukee

Large Harbor District Development Site Hits The Market

Tender Car property appears to be on a collision course with redevelopment.

Get Ready For The Cultures & Communities Festival

Get Ready For The Cultures & Communities Festival

From principal Ava Coleman to Charlie Sykes, there is event or film for every taste.

Planned Parenthood Restarting Wisconsin Abortion Services

Planned Parenthood Restarting Wisconsin Abortion Services

Citing court ruling, abortions will be provided in Milwaukee and Madison.

Transportation: Design Work Could Bring Two-Way Traffic to Farwell, Prospect
Transportation

Design Work Could Bring Two-Way Traffic to Farwell, Prospect

Federally-funded rebuild could make streets safer, better for pedestrians, bicyclists.

City Hall: Milwaukee Will Net $300,000 By Selling ‘Virtual Asset’
City Hall

Milwaukee Will Net $300,000 By Selling ‘Virtual Asset’

Specifically its unused IP addresses. Which are what exactly?

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Evacuates 27th Street Building Over Safety Concerns
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Evacuates 27th Street Building Over Safety Concerns

It's expected to be months before residents can move back in.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 576-Unit Bay View Apartment Complex Wins Key Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

576-Unit Bay View Apartment Complex Wins Key Approval

Bear Development seeks to start construction, but what about environmental remediation?

Historic Commission Says No To Wrecking Former Wreck Room Tavern

Historic Commission Says No To Wrecking Former Wreck Room Tavern

Common Council will decide fate of building, a survivor of 1892 Third Ward fire.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rite-Hite Affiliate Plans To Raze Reed Street Yards Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rite-Hite Affiliate Plans To Raze Reed Street Yards Building

'One of the strongest and heaviest concrete structures in the country' could be demolished.

Plats and Parcels: Klement’s Sausage Factory Sells, Redevelopment Coming?
Plats and Parcels

Klement’s Sausage Factory Sells, Redevelopment Coming?

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: Conference Touts Milwaukee’s Cream City Brick, How To Preserve It
Eyes on Milwaukee

Conference Touts Milwaukee’s Cream City Brick, How To Preserve It

The brick that made Milwaukee famous requires special care when attempting to maintain or restore it.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Regal Rexnord Moving HQ To Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Regal Rexnord Moving HQ To Milwaukee

Beloit company making the move to Milwaukee, but will it bring any jobs with it?

Waukesha Celebrates Completing Milwaukee Water Pipeline

Waukesha Celebrates Completing Milwaukee Water Pipeline

$286 million project will provide safe water for suburban community, revenue for Milwaukee.

City Hall: Milwaukee Drastically Changing Street Lighting Plan
City Hall

Milwaukee Drastically Changing Street Lighting Plan

Switch to LED lights upgrades because contractor shortage leaves city unable to rush to replace failing circuits.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Oldest Bar Is For Sale
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s Oldest Bar Is For Sale

Landmark 1850 Inn near the airport is on the market. Who will save it?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Market-Rate Apartments Planned Near 76th and Brown Deer
Eyes on Milwaukee

Market-Rate Apartments Planned Near 76th and Brown Deer

Sycamore Place owners hope to fill what they say is a void on Northwest Side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Seeks ‘Landmark’ Redevelopment of Marcus Center Parking Structure
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Seeks ‘Landmark’ Redevelopment of Marcus Center Parking Structure

Hotel, housing and first-floor activation sought to replace aging parking structure.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bank of America Entering Milwaukee At 76th and Good Hope
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bank of America Entering Milwaukee At 76th and Good Hope

America's second-largest bank plans to open 5 branches in Milwaukee, 3 in Madison.

Protected Bike Lanes Debut On East Side

Protected Bike Lanes Debut On East Side

But some areas will still need improvements as more permanent infrastructure installed.

Buses Replace Streetcars While Repair Work Continues

Buses Replace Streetcars While Repair Work Continues

Water main break results in week-long downtown street closure.

Plats and Parcels: Mostly Vacant 100 East Tower Sells For $29 Million
Plats and Parcels

Mostly Vacant 100 East Tower Sells For $29 Million

Plus: Advertising firm moves to Walker's Point and a recap of the week's real estate news.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northridge Mall’s Fate Hinges On Appeals Court Ruling, Second Attorney Quits
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northridge Mall’s Fate Hinges On Appeals Court Ruling, Second Attorney Quits

Plus: Trespassing has returned to vacant property.

Water Main Break Closes Streetcar Indefinitely, Snarls Traffic

Water Main Break Closes Streetcar Indefinitely, Snarls Traffic

Two buildings at intersection of Broadway and Wisconsin are without power. Repairs will take days.

City Hall: Zepnick Enters Race To Replace Borkowski
City Hall

Zepnick Enters Race To Replace Borkowski

Three candidates now seeking to replace outgoing alderman.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A New Westside Home For Creatives
Eyes on Milwaukee

A New Westside Home For Creatives

Washington Park Media Center opens on W. Vliet Street.

City Hall: Horwitz, World-Patterson Elected To Lead Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Horwitz, World-Patterson Elected To Lead Fire & Police Commission

Past chairs resigned in protest of new state law stripping authority.

City Hall: Ald. Mark Borkowski Retiring
City Hall

Ald. Mark Borkowski Retiring

Veteran politician won't run for reelection in 2024.

Common Ground Expands Campaign Against City Housing Authority

Common Ground Expands Campaign Against City Housing Authority

Coalition demands HUD investigation into rent payment issues. HACM defends itself.

How Milwaukee Could Have Hosted The 2028 Summer Olympics

How Milwaukee Could Have Hosted The 2028 Summer Olympics

New book by veteran radio broadcaster reveals how this dream could have become reality.

Symposium Is All About Milwaukee’s Iconic Bricks

Symposium Is All About Milwaukee’s Iconic Bricks

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance event aims to preserve Cream City's heritage.

Plats and Parcels: Company Moving HQ To Milwaukee
Plats and Parcels

Company Moving HQ To Milwaukee

Mayville Engineering is biggest metal fabricating company in U.S. Plus: Bay View school completes addition and our weekly recap.

Friday Photos: The Fitz Rises On The East Side
Friday Photos

The Fitz Rises On The East Side

New apartment building rises just off Downer Avenue.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Former Downer Chancery To Be Renovated For New Tenants
Eyes on Milwaukee

Former Downer Chancery To Be Renovated For New Tenants

SereniTea would occupy half of space, which will be reconfigured in line with its original design.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mitchell Street Building Will Be Picked Up and Moved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mitchell Street Building Will Be Picked Up and Moved

Proposal creates new space for funeral home's plaza. Will it survive move?

Doors Open Returning With New Locations, Neighborhood Tours

Doors Open Returning With New Locations, Neighborhood Tours

See what replaced the Grand Avenue food court, or how the art museum saved a historic mansion.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Augustine Prep Opens $49 Million Elementary School
Eyes on Milwaukee

Augustine Prep Opens $49 Million Elementary School

New building allows for major growth. And an even bigger project is planned.

Milwaukee Businesses Pitch Republicans

Milwaukee Businesses Pitch Republicans

300 businesses at Baird Center seek customers and contacts for 2024 convention.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ramirez Has Big Plans For Cardinal Stritch Campus
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ramirez Has Big Plans For Cardinal Stritch Campus

$24 million investment will help create northside Augustine Prep, making a mega-school.

Lakefront Streetcar Extension Opens October 29

Lakefront Streetcar Extension Opens October 29

New line will operate as a 'preview' until spring 2024, when The Couture's base opens.

No Trump, But Republican Debate Fills Hotels, Creates Buzz

No Trump, But Republican Debate Fills Hotels, Creates Buzz

And draws protesters. Wednesday's event is first debate of 2024 GOP presidential race.

Eyes on Milwaukee: County Lists Park East Lot For Sale, Again
Eyes on Milwaukee

County Lists Park East Lot For Sale, Again

RFP responses due Oct. 6. County has struggled to find buyer who can secure financing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Developers Seek to Raze Historic Third Ward Tavern
Eyes on Milwaukee

Developers Seek to Raze Historic Third Ward Tavern

Repairing fire-damaged, sinking structure would only result in 'Disney-like imitation.'

Plats and Parcels: Deer District Venue Downsized, But New Hotel Could Join It
Plats and Parcels

Deer District Venue Downsized, But New Hotel Could Join It

Plus: Wine distributor sets up shop on Bradley Rd. and a recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Garden Homes Sees New Life Through Perseverance
Friday Photos

Garden Homes Sees New Life Through Perseverance

Long-awaited project rehabilitating dilapidated homes in first-of-its-kind neighborhood.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Weekend Blitz of Southside Home Repairs
Eyes on Milwaukee

Weekend Blitz of Southside Home Repairs

Revitalize Milwaukee's annual event will include repairs at 18 houses.

New Arts Organization Opening On Mitchell Street

New Arts Organization Opening On Mitchell Street

With a makerspace, artist-in-residence program, cafe, goal is a hub for creative community.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Could Start in 60 Days On Massive Bay View Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Could Start in 60 Days On Massive Bay View Project

Proposal would add eight buildings, 576 apartments where a vacant factory stands.

Eyes on Milwaukee: IKON Hotel Dropped In Favor of ‘Sears Market’ Concept
Eyes on Milwaukee

IKON Hotel Dropped In Favor of ‘Sears Market’ Concept

New proposal to redevelop former Sears department store at Fond du Lac and North.

Planet Fitness Planned For Bay View

Planet Fitness Planned For Bay View

Gym would fill space recently vacated by Family Dollar.

President Sells ‘Bidenomics’ In Visit To Milwaukee

President Sells ‘Bidenomics’ In Visit To Milwaukee

Biden touts green jobs, low unemployment, rebuilding middle class in factory floor speech.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Froedtert Awards $4.7 Million For Community Clinic Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Froedtert Awards $4.7 Million For Community Clinic Expansion

Groundbreaking held for Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers expansion.

Light The Hoan Adds Dockside Viewing Locations For Thursday’s Event

Light The Hoan Adds Dockside Viewing Locations For Thursday’s Event

'Hoanchella' serves as kickoff to light the lake side of bridge.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sixteenth Street Health Centers Demolishing House for Parking
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sixteenth Street Health Centers Demolishing House for Parking

And more tear downs for parking could follow. Is it good policy?

Plats and Parcels: City Seeks Buyer For Northside Tavern
Plats and Parcels

City Seeks Buyer For Northside Tavern

Plus: Plumbing equipment company expanding in Menomonee Valley. And a recap of week's real estate news.

President Biden To Visit Milwaukee on Tuesday

President Biden To Visit Milwaukee on Tuesday

President will tout "Bidenomics" in advance of GOP debate.

Immersive Art and Light Exhibit Will Transform Mitchell Street

Immersive Art and Light Exhibit Will Transform Mitchell Street

Two night event takes place in early September.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Associated Closing Southside Branch, Five Others
Eyes on Milwaukee

Associated Closing Southside Branch, Five Others

Closures span Wisconsin and Illinois.

Four Milwaukee Buildings Headed To Auction Block

Four Milwaukee Buildings Headed To Auction Block

Iron Horse Hotel, downtown office building, 30th Street Corridor redevelopment candidate and Park Place office building on the market.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Hotel Taken Over By Lender
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Hotel Taken Over By Lender

Transfer in lieu of foreclosure answers question on why hotel mysteriously closed in late April.

City Seeks Firm To Manage Its Accelerating Lead Pipe Replacements

City Seeks Firm To Manage Its Accelerating Lead Pipe Replacements

New funding would allow program to double in size by 2025. Will council change plan?

Proposed East Side Tower On Hold

Proposed East Side Tower On Hold

Rising interest rates and increased sales tax rate cited by Goll Mansion site developer.

Plats and Parcels: City Will Contribute $9 Million To Huge Bay View Development
Plats and Parcels

City Will Contribute $9 Million To Huge Bay View Development

Plus: Atid Properties sells portfolio and a recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Construction Underway On First Iron District Building
Friday Photos

Construction Underway On First Iron District Building

Michigan Street Commons will add new apartments to southwest corner of Downtown.

Developer Seeks To Be Part of King Drive Renaissance

Developer Seeks To Be Part of King Drive Renaissance

Mediterranean-style car dealership presents opportunity.

Waukesha Officials Tour Milwaukee Water Plant

Waukesha Officials Tour Milwaukee Water Plant

Elected officials get up close tour of how their water will get from Lake Michigan to their taps.

New Report Finds Milwaukee’s Criminal Justice System In Peril

New Report Finds Milwaukee’s Criminal Justice System In Peril

Arrests are down, felony charges are down and a court backlog remains

Eyes on Milwaukee: Major Arts Foundation Proposes Walker’s Point Cultural Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

Major Arts Foundation Proposes Walker’s Point Cultural Center

Ruth Foundation aims to redevelop W. Florida Street building.

May “Groundbreaking” Planned For $75 Million Theater Center

May “Groundbreaking” Planned For $75 Million Theater Center

Milwaukee Rep will need to move some shows off-site while Associated Bank Theater Center is constructed.

Eyes on Milwaukee: County Selling Land For New Children’s Hospital Clinic
Eyes on Milwaukee

County Selling Land For New Children’s Hospital Clinic

Facility would be built next to Uihlein Soccer Park.

West Nile Virus Found in Milwaukee

West Nile Virus Found in Milwaukee

Be extra vigilant about avoiding mosquitos.

Food Trucks Banned On Portion of W. Silver Spring Drive

Food Trucks Banned On Portion of W. Silver Spring Drive

Alderman says grills, pop-up shoe sales have occurred on busy street.

City Hall: City Attorney Pumps Brakes On Council’s Lobbying Changes
City Hall

City Attorney Pumps Brakes On Council’s Lobbying Changes

Decision is on hold until at least after the August recess.

Eyes on Milwaukee: After $15-Per-Hour Pledge, Museum Gets Zoning Change
Eyes on Milwaukee

After $15-Per-Hour Pledge, Museum Gets Zoning Change

Council members asked for better protections for food service workers.

Plats and Parcels: Former M&I Bank Headquarters Being Listed For Sale
Plats and Parcels

Former M&I Bank Headquarters Being Listed For Sale

Irgens considered many uses for building after developing BMO Tower. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Streetcar Ridership Has Climbed For 27 Straight Months Year-Over-Year

Streetcar Ridership Has Climbed For 27 Straight Months Year-Over-Year

But is still below 2019 figures. Extension will open in October.

Milwaukee Company Backs Out of Buying Northridge Mall

Milwaukee Company Backs Out of Buying Northridge Mall

Phoenix Investors had secured the troubled property, but city opposed its redevelopment plans.

Pfister Hotel Receiving $20 Million In Upgrades

Pfister Hotel Receiving $20 Million In Upgrades

Renovation aims to be completed in time for Republican National Convention.

Council Members Want Better Pay For Museum Food Service Workers

Council Members Want Better Pay For Museum Food Service Workers

Zoning vote could hinge on oft-overlooked city policy.

How Committed Is City To Tearing Down 794?

How Committed Is City To Tearing Down 794?

Council members question 'weasel language' in Milwaukee plan for Downtown.

Mayor’s Political Director Steps Down, Leaves Nation Consulting

Mayor’s Political Director Steps Down, Leaves Nation Consulting

Sachin Chheda, who led successful statewide campaigns, leaves political consulting firm.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside St. Augustine’s Huge Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside St. Augustine’s Huge Expansion

K4-12 private choice school adding new $49 million school building.

Fundraising Campaign Aims To Light Lake Side of Hoan Bridge

Fundraising Campaign Aims To Light Lake Side of Hoan Bridge

Launch party includes ticketed cruise aboard the Miss Wisconsin, fireworks and music.

City Hall: Council Demands Control of Lobbying, Despite Mayoral Pushback
City Hall

Council Demands Control of Lobbying, Despite Mayoral Pushback

Mayor and council president at impasse, council set to take more control.

Plats and Parcels: City Seeks Developer For Land at 16th and Forest Home
Plats and Parcels

City Seeks Developer For Land at 16th and Forest Home

Deal will even include part of the street. Plus: recap of the week's real estate news.

Park Being Renamed After Milwaukee Jazz Legend

Park Being Renamed After Milwaukee Jazz Legend

Cawker Play Area to become Al Jarreau Park.

Friday Photos: Micro Hospital Takes Shape Near Airport
Friday Photos

Micro Hospital Takes Shape Near Airport

For-profit company developing small hospital at 20th and Layton.

City Hall: Street Will Receive Honorary Name For Wisconsin’s First Black Sheriff
City Hall

Street Will Receive Honorary Name For Wisconsin’s First Black Sheriff

"Sheriff Richard Artison" will be applied to portion of N. 9th Street near courthouse.

After State Law Stripped Authority, Leaders of Milwaukee’s Fire & Police Commission Resign

After State Law Stripped Authority, Leaders of Milwaukee’s Fire & Police Commission Resign

Chair Edward Fallone and Vice Chair Amanda Avalos resign in protest following "assault on self-government."

Transportation: National Ave Could Get Protected Bike Lanes, Fewer Driving Lanes
Transportation

National Ave Could Get Protected Bike Lanes, Fewer Driving Lanes

But will accommodations be made for bus rapid transit or streetcar service?

City Endorses New Lakefront Marathon Course With Hoan Bridge

City Endorses New Lakefront Marathon Course With Hoan Bridge

Approval eliminates issue that doomed the 2022 race.

Buskers To Take Over The Riverwalk

Buskers To Take Over The Riverwalk

'It's Alive on the RiverWalk' series to offer free performers on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Transportation: State Wants Feedback On Plans For I-794
Transportation

State Wants Feedback On Plans For I-794

Should elevated freeway between 6th St. and Hoan Bridge become a boulevard? Two public meetings to seek citizen comments.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Port Celebrates Biggest Investment In 60 Years
Eyes on Milwaukee

Port Celebrates Biggest Investment In 60 Years

New facility is a partnership of city and state, like 'peanut butter and jelly.'

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan Commission Okays Huge Housing Development
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan Commission Okays Huge Housing Development

Rejects Ald. Taylor's push to delay proposal for 1,145 units of housing near Northridge.

Walker’s Point Apartment Proposal Seeks Zoning Variance

Walker’s Point Apartment Proposal Seeks Zoning Variance

New Land moving forward on 6-story, 65 unit development on 4th and Florida.

The Bubbles Have Landed in Milwaukee

The Bubbles Have Landed in Milwaukee

The evanescent event in Downtown will last just one week before, poof, it disappears.

Plats and Parcels: City Seeks Buyer For Fond du Lac Avenue Building
Plats and Parcels

City Seeks Buyer For Fond du Lac Avenue Building

A former barbershop and Harley dealer. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Inside Wellpoint’s Campus Overhaul
Friday Photos

Inside Wellpoint’s Campus Overhaul

1950s orphanage evolves into hub for community and trauma-informed care.

City Hall: Mayor Johnson Signs 2% Sales Tax Into Law
City Hall

Mayor Johnson Signs 2% Sales Tax Into Law

"Something huge, something major, something extraordinary," says Johnson of revenue deal, averting fiscal cliff.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Villard Avenue Church Finds New Life
Eyes on Milwaukee

Villard Avenue Church Finds New Life

Kingdom Empowered Ministries will buy city-owned property.

City Hall: Police Pledge Transparency Now That They Have Policymaking Power
City Hall

Police Pledge Transparency Now That They Have Policymaking Power

Deal that gave Milwaukee a 2% sales tax also stripped Fire & Police Commission of much of its authority.

Land Trust Unveils Forever Affordable Homes

Land Trust Unveils Forever Affordable Homes

Four new homes part of effort to create a total of 45 by 2025.

UWM Gets Largest Donation In Its History

UWM Gets Largest Donation In Its History

Zilber Family Foundation giving $20 million to College of Public Health.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northwestern Mutual Names Tower Team
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northwestern Mutual Names Tower Team

And wins approval for street closure. Second glassy tower to be built by team that helped create signature 2017 tower.

Common Council Approves 2% Milwaukee Sales Tax

Common Council Approves 2% Milwaukee Sales Tax

But members blast policy provisions state is imposing. Mayor says vote was equal to one to create city in 1846.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Can Mitchell Street Building Be Moved?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Can Mitchell Street Building Be Moved?

Owner doesn't think so, but Historic Commission wants an engineer's opinion

Abbott Elementary Star Will Headline Cultures & Communities Festival

Abbott Elementary Star Will Headline Cultures & Communities Festival

Milwaukee Film's fall festival also adds Salt-N-Pepa DJ.

Plats and Parcels: Nova Could Be Downtown Airbnb Hub
Plats and Parcels

Nova Could Be Downtown Airbnb Hub

Apartments could be temporarily leased as "pop-up hotel." Plus: A recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Construction Underway On Harley’s Hub
Friday Photos

Construction Underway On Harley’s Hub

Wiill be the central element of new Davidson Park. But what does it mean for future of HQ?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northwestern Mutual Contributes $3 Million To Home Ownership Efforts
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northwestern Mutual Contributes $3 Million To Home Ownership Efforts

Insurance company to fund two nonprofits: a land trust and home acquisition fund.

Transportation: Harley-Davidson Is New Streetcar Sponsor
Transportation

Harley-Davidson Is New Streetcar Sponsor

Harley 'Homecoming' streetcar comes with free ticket giveaway.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 35th and Vliet To Become Milwaukee’s Art Intersection
Eyes on Milwaukee

35th and Vliet To Become Milwaukee’s Art Intersection

Derrick Cainion hopes to create sculpture garden, art gallery, artist housing and more.

Eyes on Milwaukee: E. North Ave. Apartments Moving Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

E. North Ave. Apartments Moving Forward

Council committee endorses land sale, zoning change, TIF for long-sought development.

Baird Name Will Be Added Atop U.S Bank Center

Baird Name Will Be Added Atop U.S Bank Center

Financial company extends its lease of nearly half of Wisconsin's tallest building.

City Hall: Council, Mayor At Odds On City Lobbying
City Hall

Council, Mayor At Odds On City Lobbying

Council members feel they were left out of state revenue deal, want more control over city lobbyists.

City Hall: Rusty Bolts Will Cost City $50,000
City Hall

Rusty Bolts Will Cost City $50,000

Plus: City settles lawsuit with McDonald's franchisee and reduces Hal Leonard's property taxes.

Photo Gallery: Independence Day Parades Snake Through Milwaukee
Photo Gallery

Independence Day Parades Snake Through Milwaukee

No shortage of smiles, nor candy, as community groups host Fourth of July events.

Once Secret Restaurant Closing

Once Secret Restaurant Closing

Red Light Ramen, a spinoff of Ardent, grew a following on the Lower East Side.

Have A Firefighting Boat? City Needs One for Republican Convention

Have A Firefighting Boat? City Needs One for Republican Convention

City seeking all sorts of security products for national convention in July 2024.

New ‘Healing Spaces’ Created In Vacant Lots

New ‘Healing Spaces’ Created In Vacant Lots

Program, championed by Alderwoman Coggs, aims to turn blight to beauty.

Plats and Parcels: Developers Selected For Early Childhood Educator Homes
Plats and Parcels

Developers Selected For Early Childhood Educator Homes

Aim is to boost childcare and minority homeowners. Plus: recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: EIGHTEEN87 Adding Riverfront Affordable Housing
Friday Photos

EIGHTEEN87 Adding Riverfront Affordable Housing

Permit filing indicates new building will soon rise immediately to its west.

Milwaukee Wins Grant To Create “Traffic Calming Lending Library”

Milwaukee Wins Grant To Create “Traffic Calming Lending Library”

Want to borrow a temporary traffic circle? DPW's building program to test ideas beyond speed humps.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northwestern Mutual Wins Key Vote To Close Cass Street
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northwestern Mutual Wins Key Vote To Close Cass Street

But not without derision, and the suggestion to create an open-air passageway for the public.

Transportation: Water Street Could Become Pedestrian Haven in Third Ward
Transportation

Water Street Could Become Pedestrian Haven in Third Ward

Wider sidewalks, fewer traffic lanes contemplated.

Committee Backs 4 Streetcar Extensions

Committee Backs 4 Streetcar Extensions

If federal grants received, system could reach Fiserv Forum, East Side, Bronzeville and Walker's Point.

Meeting Will Guide Design of Bronzeville Arts Center

Meeting Will Guide Design of Bronzeville Arts Center

Black arts center will occupy key corner of W. North Ave. and N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Your Input Sought On How To Get To One Million Residents

Your Input Sought On How To Get To One Million Residents

Public meetings will seek suggestions on how to grow city and achieve mayor's vision.

Milwaukee’s Air Quality Worst Among All Large Cities

Milwaukee’s Air Quality Worst Among All Large Cities

Canadian wildfires blamed. Residents advised to limit outdoor activities.

Four Options To Transform Brady Street

Four Options To Transform Brady Street

Business improvement district releases study, seeks feedback. The goal: 'to create one of the world's great streets.'

Mayor Johnson Touts “One Milwaukee” Vision In State of City Speech

Mayor Johnson Touts “One Milwaukee” Vision In State of City Speech

Public safety, an end to reckless driving, more bike lanes, lead lateral replacement and a city government back from the brink.

Council Committee Endorses 2% Sales Tax

Council Committee Endorses 2% Sales Tax

And blasts state policy restrictions while insisting tax is far from a 'Milwaukee bailout.'

Plats and Parcels: Airport Train Station Expansion Underway
Plats and Parcels

Airport Train Station Expansion Underway

Its construction will help expand Amtrak Hiawatha. Plus: Recap of the week's real estate news.

Transportation: Milwaukee Wins $14 Million Grant To Rebuild, Reimagine Villard Avenue
Transportation

Milwaukee Wins $14 Million Grant To Rebuild, Reimagine Villard Avenue

Northside main street will receive "Complete Streets" treatment.

Friday Photos: Harambee Block Transformed By New Buildings
Friday Photos

Harambee Block Transformed By New Buildings

Six houses and a new apartment building fill formerly vacant land.

Transportation: See The State’s Design Concepts For Replacing Or Rebuilding Interstate 794
Transportation

See The State’s Design Concepts For Replacing Or Rebuilding Interstate 794

Eight options, two of which call for complete removal. All include extended streets, fewer ramps.

Brew City Match Aims To Boost More Than 20 Businesses

Brew City Match Aims To Boost More Than 20 Businesses

Program is focused on supporting business and property owners in Milwaukee's historic commercial areas.

New Oil Pipeline Planned Through Milwaukee’s South Side

New Oil Pipeline Planned Through Milwaukee’s South Side

Pipeline ultimately designed to move oil to Green Bay - by barge.

City Hall: Common Council Plans To Approve Sales Tax
City Hall

Common Council Plans To Approve Sales Tax

And later sue the state over policy restrictions. They 'will not dampen our creativity.'

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northridge Mall Lawsuit Keeps Dragging On
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northridge Mall Lawsuit Keeps Dragging On

Will it ever be razed? New issues add to legal mess while city awaits appeals court ruling.

City Hall: Sales Tax Timing Is Burning Issue
City Hall

Sales Tax Timing Is Burning Issue

Will two-thirds of Common Council support 2% sales tax? How tricky is the tax's timing?

Brady Street Festival Adds Indoors Stages

Brady Street Festival Adds Indoors Stages

And dog yoga! One of Milwaukee's largest street festivals returns July 29.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Troubled Apartment Complex Paying Tenants To End Leases
Eyes on Milwaukee

Troubled Apartment Complex Paying Tenants To End Leases

DNR won't let tenants return to Community Within the Corridor for several months.

Photo Gallery: Juneteenth Draws Thousands To King Drive
Photo Gallery

Juneteenth Draws Thousands To King Drive

52nd annual parade celebrates Black emancipation.

Plats and Parcels: Two Blocks of Brewers Hill Slated For Development
Plats and Parcels

Two Blocks of Brewers Hill Slated For Development

It's 16 parcels of land overlooking Downtown. Plus: A recap of week's real estate news.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Midtown Vacant Lot To Become Substance Abuse Treatment Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

Midtown Vacant Lot To Become Substance Abuse Treatment Center

Serenity Inns plans major expansion, draws praise from alderman.

Friday Photos: Milwaukee Tool Paints Downtown Red
Friday Photos

Milwaukee Tool Paints Downtown Red

Company's new Westown office is a beacon of red.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Could Regulate Airbnb, Other Services
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Could Regulate Airbnb, Other Services

Short-term rentals have proliferated beyond Downtown, but no public database of who is participating exists.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Riverwest Affordable Housing Development To Get City Subsidy
Eyes on Milwaukee

Riverwest Affordable Housing Development To Get City Subsidy

With plans for late summer groundbreaking.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A Plan To Save Third Ward Swing Bridge
Eyes on Milwaukee

A Plan To Save Third Ward Swing Bridge

Proposal calls for it to become a national model, 'the coolest nightlife spot in the city.'

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fall Construction Planned for Downtown Dog Park, Brewery
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fall Construction Planned for Downtown Dog Park, Brewery

By 2024 Foxtown Brewing complex and dog park could be the "hot new place" in town.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Will Ban Most New Vape Shops
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Will Ban Most New Vape Shops

City zoning code change aims to deter teens from using tobacco.

Milwaukee Has Very Ambitious Climate and Jobs Plan

Milwaukee Has Very Ambitious Climate and Jobs Plan

Alderwoman Dimitrijevic and ECO director Erick Shambarger seek to transform the city.

The New State Will Have New Cafe

The New State Will Have New Cafe

Daddy's Soul Food owners will run cafe at redeveloped all-ages rock club at 26th and State.

City Hall: Municipal Court Cancels Alternatives Contract, Sparks Controversy
City Hall

Municipal Court Cancels Alternatives Contract, Sparks Controversy

Opponents say the change could hurt vulnerable defendants, increase incarceration.

City Hall: Police Settlement Will Cost Millions Less Than Expected
City Hall

Police Settlement Will Cost Millions Less Than Expected

Plus: costs grow in claim against Tearman Spencer and a firefighter conspiracy defense.

Plats and Parcels: Republicans Cut Funding For Black Arts Center
Plats and Parcels

Republicans Cut Funding For Black Arts Center

$5 million for Bronzeville Center for the Arts cut. Plus: A recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Third Ward Tower Making Its Mark
Friday Photos

Third Ward Tower Making Its Mark

Building will eventually rise 31 stories, but it's already clearly visible

Transportation: Milwaukee Planning Three Protected Bike Lanes, Trail to Lake
Transportation

Milwaukee Planning Three Protected Bike Lanes, Trail to Lake

City seeking federal funds from state to advance projects across city.

Milwaukee Sales Tax Deal Reached, Referendum Dropped

Milwaukee Sales Tax Deal Reached, Referendum Dropped

Deal at Capitol requires Common Council, County Board to pass new taxes with two-thirds votes. Includes substantial policy measures.

Are These Houses Historic? Milwaukee Never Got To The Point Of Deciding

Are These Houses Historic? Milwaukee Never Got To The Point Of Deciding

Clock runs out on Bay View historic designation debate. A new house is likely coming.

Milwaukee Has New Case Of Mpox

Milwaukee Has New Case Of Mpox

Diease formerly known as monkeypox hasn't gone away. Free vaccines are available.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Following Fire, Recycling Center May Move
Eyes on Milwaukee

Following Fire, Recycling Center May Move

Menomonee Valley riverfront site could be repurposed for private development.

Officials, Neighbors Debate Brady Street’s Future

Officials, Neighbors Debate Brady Street’s Future

Close the street to cars? Remove parking? All options on the table.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Park East Site To Be Relisted For Sale
Eyes on Milwaukee

Park East Site To Be Relisted For Sale

Proposed $60 million hotel and apartment complex on downtown land never happened..

Giannis and Brothers Opening Clothing Store

Giannis and Brothers Opening Clothing Store

Second 'Antetokounbros' store (the first is in Athens) planned for Deer District.

Marcus Center Names New CEO

Marcus Center Names New CEO

Kevin Giglinto will lead organization, replacing Kendra Whitlock Ingram.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Picks KG Development Partnership To Build New King Drive Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Picks KG Development Partnership To Build New King Drive Apartments

Affordable development includes three commercial tenants, would replace vacant funeral home.

Plats and Parcels: Republicans Approve Gov. Evers’ Allocation of $32.6 Million More To Build Milwaukee Youth Prison
Plats and Parcels

Republicans Approve Gov. Evers’ Allocation of $32.6 Million More To Build Milwaukee Youth Prison

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

Milwaukee Kicks Off Three-Cruise-Ship Weekend

Milwaukee Kicks Off Three-Cruise-Ship Weekend

The two biggest cruise ships on the Great Lakes were both in Milwaukee simultaneously Friday.

Friday Photos: Streetcar Rolling Through Rising Couture
Friday Photos

Streetcar Rolling Through Rising Couture

Lakefront tower now stands 15 stories tall, while streetcar connection is built out in base.

Public Meetings Upcoming On Redesign Of Two Major Southside Streets

Public Meetings Upcoming On Redesign Of Two Major Southside Streets

National and Oklahoma will see major changes. Meetings give chance for questions and feedback.

Republicans Block State Funding For Iron District Stadium

Republicans Block State Funding For Iron District Stadium

Gov. Evers proposed $9.3 million in support for $45 million stadium. Plus: Concert venue downsized.

City Hall: Milwaukee Now Requires More Notice When Contractors Dig Up Streets
City Hall

Milwaukee Now Requires More Notice When Contractors Dig Up Streets

Prior practice was "terrible" says Bay View alderwoman.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rep Releases Updated Theater Designs, Seeks Donations To Start Construction
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rep Releases Updated Theater Designs, Seeks Donations To Start Construction

Donors offer $7.5 million in matching donations for $75 million Associated Bank Theater Center.

City Hall: Milwaukee Reloads Lawsuit Howitzer
City Hall

Milwaukee Reloads Lawsuit Howitzer

City continuing to fight lawsuit claiming it created containment zones for the poor.

City Hall: Milwaukee Loses Its ‘A’ Credit Rating, Costing Millions
City Hall

Milwaukee Loses Its ‘A’ Credit Rating, Costing Millions

City is now only three levels above junk. Costs of borrowing keep increasing.

City Hall: New Food Truck Restrictions Approved
City Hall

New Food Truck Restrictions Approved

Time limits, distance minimums, other rules target bad actors, say sponsors Brostoff and Zamarripa.

Eyes on Milwaukee: East Side Tower Gets Final Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

East Side Tower Gets Final Approval

New Land proposal for 25-story building wins unanimous Common Council vote.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Seeks ‘Landmark Development’ for Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Seeks ‘Landmark Development’ for Downtown

Milwaukee seeks developer for multiple-building project near 5th and Wisconsin.

Assessment Error Costs Milwaukee $750,000

Assessment Error Costs Milwaukee $750,000

AT&T building was given improper tax bill after 2021 sale. Whoops.

Gov. Evers Appoints Three New Milwaukee Judges

Gov. Evers Appoints Three New Milwaukee Judges

Amber Raffeet August, Anderson Gansner and Raphael Ramos picked to fill vacancies.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Veterans Complex Will Greatly Expand
Eyes on Milwaukee

Veterans Complex Will Greatly Expand

Vets Place Central at 33rd and Wells to grow bigger, provide more veterans housing.

Plats and Parcels: Downtown Hampton Inn Mysteriously Closes
Plats and Parcels

Downtown Hampton Inn Mysteriously Closes

Signs point to financial issues. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Power House Apartments Rise On Hidden River Site
Friday Photos

Power House Apartments Rise On Hidden River Site

New building is fourth and final phase of River Place Lofts.

East Side Pedestrian Plaza Opens

East Side Pedestrian Plaza Opens

The crossroads of the East Side are now a little bit easier to traverse.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Common Ground, MPS Celebrate New Washington High School Athletic Complex
Eyes on Milwaukee

Common Ground, MPS Celebrate New Washington High School Athletic Complex

New playfield and track have been eight years in the making.

Wisconsin Planning Passenger Trains To Green Bay, Madison

Wisconsin Planning Passenger Trains To Green Bay, Madison

Startup could be funded by $44 billion from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Wins $5.5 Million To Clean Up Polluted Sites
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Wins $5.5 Million To Clean Up Polluted Sites

Part of $315 million federal award. Milwaukee will use much of the award in and around Century City.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Master Lock Closing Milwaukee Manufacturing Plant
Eyes on Milwaukee

Master Lock Closing Milwaukee Manufacturing Plant

Union says 330 jobs being outsourced.

New Body Camera Policy Won’t Apply During RNC

New Body Camera Policy Won’t Apply During RNC

Community advocates decry decision, including lack of public comment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Massive Bay View Development Plan Has Grown
Eyes on Milwaukee

Massive Bay View Development Plan Has Grown

Bear Development's plan for state's largest private affordable housing complex gets bigger.

Eyes on Milwaukee: See The 2023 Mayor’s Design Awards Winners
Eyes on Milwaukee

See The 2023 Mayor’s Design Awards Winners

20 winners span the city, represent the best of Milwaukee architecture and design.

City Hall: City Unveils Latest Lead Lateral Plan
City Hall

City Unveils Latest Lead Lateral Plan

With added federal funding, Water Works can now replace more laterals each year, but which ones?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Potato-Focused Restaurant Planned For Historic Schlitz Tavern
Eyes on Milwaukee

Potato-Focused Restaurant Planned For Historic Schlitz Tavern

Potato Heads will open at 27th and Lisbon.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 25-Story Tower Wins Crucial Endorsement
Eyes on Milwaukee

25-Story Tower Wins Crucial Endorsement

High-end, 318-unit apartment complex would replace parking lot on N. Farwell Ave.

Popular Summerfest Kid’s Park Now Open

Popular Summerfest Kid’s Park Now Open

But check the schedule. Northwestern Mutual Community Park is free, but often closed due to festival calendar.

City Hall: The Ins and Outs of Milwaukee’s Financial Future
City Hall

The Ins and Outs of Milwaukee’s Financial Future

Republican legislators can't agree on how many strings to attach to funding proposal.

Massive Bubbles Coming To Downtown In July

Massive Bubbles Coming To Downtown In July

Promoter promises 'the most Instagrammable moment of the summer.'

Pabst Theater Group Opening New Venue, Closing Colectivo Back Room

Pabst Theater Group Opening New Venue, Closing Colectivo Back Room

Pabst will buy Farwell Avenue building once targeted for event venue.

Plats and Parcels: City Tours Company Plans Headquarters in Walker’s Point
Plats and Parcels

City Tours Company Plans Headquarters in Walker’s Point

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

Friday Photos: Construction Underway On Greenest Library in Milwaukee
Friday Photos

Construction Underway On Greenest Library in Milwaukee

New Martin Luther King Library will be a community hub, and provide housing for 93 households.

City Hall: Milwaukee Hiring New Police Officers
City Hall

Milwaukee Hiring New Police Officers

Milwaukee planning for three recruiting classes in 2024, starting pay is $64,000.

$200 Million Kia-Hyundai Settlement Would Pay Vehicle Owners, City’s Lawsuit Ongoing

$200 Million Kia-Hyundai Settlement Would Pay Vehicle Owners, City’s Lawsuit Ongoing

Theft epidemic caused by company's negligence, plaintiffs argued.

Ted Kellner Named New CEO of Republican National Convention

Ted Kellner Named New CEO of Republican National Convention

Steve King steps down to spend more time with family.

Does Milwaukee City Hall Need A Plaza?

Does Milwaukee City Hall Need A Plaza?

Visions differ for future of N. Market Street.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside The Trade Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside The Trade Hotel

Deer District hotel hopes to win lots of business, including from NBA teams.

Pabst Theater Lights Up New Sign

Pabst Theater Lights Up New Sign

27-foot-tall blade sign lights up key downtown intersection.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MLK Library Closes, Construction Starts On Replacement
Eyes on Milwaukee

MLK Library Closes, Construction Starts On Replacement

Old library at 3rd and Locust closing, new mixed-use facility being constructed.

Habitat Building 9 Homes On 1 City Block

Habitat Building 9 Homes On 1 City Block

Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff will help, part of larger effort to build 80 houses in Harambee neighborhood.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 50 New Homes For Early-Childhood Educators
Eyes on Milwaukee

50 New Homes For Early-Childhood Educators

LISC, CDA partnering with five centers to develop nearby, owner-occupied houses.

City Hall: Food Trucks Face New Restrictions
City Hall

Food Trucks Face New Restrictions

Proposal includes downtown time limit and ban on operating within 50 feet of a restaurant.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Two Competing Apartment Buildings Proposed For King Drive
Eyes on Milwaukee

Two Competing Apartment Buildings Proposed For King Drive

City-owned property would become multi-story building with some 65 apartments.

Plats and Parcels: Another Company Bucks Trend, Expands Downtown Office
Plats and Parcels

Another Company Bucks Trend, Expands Downtown Office

HNTB expands downtown office. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Midtown Center Sold To Atlanta Investor
Eyes on Milwaukee

Midtown Center Sold To Atlanta Investor

Shopping center hit the auction block earlier this year.

Friday Photos: Marquette’s New “Mansions”
Friday Photos

Marquette’s New “Mansions”

Three new duplexes fill a long-vacant lot just north of university campus.

City Hall: W. Vine St. Gains Honorary Name For Pastor Elbridge Lock
City Hall

W. Vine St. Gains Honorary Name For Pastor Elbridge Lock

Plus: N. 33rd St. gains honorary named for bishop Kevin Carter.

City Hall: New Proposal Would Regulate When, Where And How Food Trucks Operate
City Hall

New Proposal Would Regulate When, Where And How Food Trucks Operate

Food trucks could return to Water Street, but with new requirements for how they operate.

City Hall: MPD Can Tow New Group of Repeat Reckless Drivers
City Hall

MPD Can Tow New Group of Repeat Reckless Drivers

City enacting its part of state law change. But how big of a loophole does the policy have?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Baird Center Reaches Highest Point
Eyes on Milwaukee

Baird Center Reaches Highest Point

Topping-off ceremony for $456 million Wisconsin Center expansion draws dignitaries a year before completion.

Milwaukee Film Announces Award Winners

Milwaukee Film Announces Award Winners

And 58% hike in attendance. The next festival will take place April 11-25, 2024.

Near West Side, Prism Have New Leaders

Near West Side, Prism Have New Leaders

Lindsey St. Arnold Bell and Brenda J. Bowers taking over at two influential nonprofits.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Spanish Company Will Make EV Chargers In Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Spanish Company Will Make EV Chargers In Milwaukee

Ingeteam will add product lines to its wind turbine plant in Menomonee Valley.

What’s That Orange Barrier in the Milwaukee River?

What’s That Orange Barrier in the Milwaukee River?

We Energies' project to dredge river bottom is part of much larger cleanup effort.

City Hall: Dr. T Confirmed As Health Commissioner
City Hall

Dr. T Confirmed As Health Commissioner

Michael Totoraitis is the new leader of city health department.

Eyes on Milwaukee: See The Future of Bay View
Eyes on Milwaukee

See The Future of Bay View

New neighborhood plan attempts to chart shared future for neighborhood.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Emergency Housing For Those With Lead Poisoning
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Emergency Housing For Those With Lead Poisoning

Community Advocates expanding its portfolio of temporary housing.

Plats and Parcels: Regal Ware Moving HQ From Kewaskum To Milwaukee
Plats and Parcels

Regal Ware Moving HQ From Kewaskum To Milwaukee

Plus: Beradda buys and Hendricks sells buildings. And recap of week's real estate news.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Plan For Bay View’s Zillman Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Plan For Bay View’s Zillman Park

Based on feedback, city changes course on now long-awaited refresh.

Friday Photos: Piles Being Driven For New Third Ward Apartments
Friday Photos

Piles Being Driven For New Third Ward Apartments

Steel piles will form foundation for five-story apartment complex.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Has New Historic Preservation Leader
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Has New Historic Preservation Leader

Emelia Rudd takes the helm of Milwaukee Preservation Alliance.

Cruise Season Kicks Off in Milwaukee

Cruise Season Kicks Off in Milwaukee

Milwaukee could set another record as Viking adds second ship to Great Lakes roster. But when will new dock be ready?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Starts on Century City Park Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Starts on Century City Park Expansion

Revamped Melvina Park at 29th and Melvina will nearly quadruple in size.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 5 Milwaukee Projects Get Affordable Housing Funding
Eyes on Milwaukee

5 Milwaukee Projects Get Affordable Housing Funding

Across Wisconsin, WHEDA awards funding for 23 proposed apartment buildings.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Meet Milwaukee’s Newest Historic Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Meet Milwaukee’s Newest Historic Building

1883 Walker's Point building on S. 5th St. will be protected.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MATC Will Use Vacant Lot For Training Program
Eyes on Milwaukee

MATC Will Use Vacant Lot For Training Program

Partnership with city and We Energies will help train electrical line mechanics.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Commission Creates Reprieve For Illegally Modified Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Commission Creates Reprieve For Illegally Modified Homes

Unsuspecting buyers may purchase illegally modified historically protected buildings.

Top Picks For Milwaukee Film Fest’s Final Week

Top Picks For Milwaukee Film Fest’s Final Week

A packed week of screenings closes the 2023 festival.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Commission Okays Plan To Save Pabst Mansion Pavilion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Commission Okays Plan To Save Pabst Mansion Pavilion

Key part of a 10-year plan to restore mansion to blue-ribbon status.

Plats and Parcels: Wellpoint Overhauling Capitol Drive Campus
Plats and Parcels

Wellpoint Overhauling Capitol Drive Campus

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

City Hall: Milwaukee’s Million Dollar Pipeline
City Hall

Milwaukee’s Million Dollar Pipeline

An aviation fuel pipeline will pay rent for the first time in 50 years.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MSOE’s New Building Will Be ‘Kendall Breunig Center’
Eyes on Milwaukee

MSOE’s New Building Will Be ‘Kendall Breunig Center’

Real estate developer donated building, and $2 million, to university.

City Hall: New Health Commissioner Wins Key Approval
City Hall

New Health Commissioner Wins Key Approval

Michael Totoraitis says he's commited to providing long-term, strategic leadership.

City Hall: Potholes Are A Hot Problem in Milwaukee
City Hall

Potholes Are A Hot Problem in Milwaukee

Council members frustrated as complaints mount.

7 Catalytic Projects For Downtown Milwaukee

7 Catalytic Projects For Downtown Milwaukee

New downtown plan calls for streetcar expansion, protected bike network, rethinking 794 and improved public spaces.

City Hall: City May Close Libraries, Cut 25% of Police and Fire Departments
City Hall

City May Close Libraries, Cut 25% of Police and Fire Departments

Milwaukee faces $156 million fiscal cliff without state help.

City Hall: Pérez Shakes Up Council Committees
City Hall

Pérez Shakes Up Council Committees

Changes after new members added: Ald. Scott Spiker gets his first gavel, Zamarripa loses hers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Seeks Restaurant or Cafe For Downtown Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Seeks Restaurant or Cafe For Downtown Park

Its plan for Vel R. Phillips Plaza is to create new gathering spot for Westown.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 25-Story Farwell Tower Wins First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

25-Story Farwell Tower Wins First Approval

High-end building would include pool and preserve two historic buildings.

5 Films To See At Milwaukee Film Festival

5 Films To See At Milwaukee Film Festival

Of 250 choices in entire festival here are five picks for every day this week.

New Harvard Design School Leader a Longtime Local Architect

New Harvard Design School Leader a Longtime Local Architect

Grace La's enduring impact on Milwaukee includes Marsupial Bridge and Kilbourn Tower.

Plats and Parcels: Trust Company Expanding In Walker’s Point
Plats and Parcels

Trust Company Expanding In Walker’s Point

Milwaukee's urban core a post-pandemic winner. Plus: Recap of week's real estate news.

City Hall: Milwaukee Police Must Release Crime Footage Within 15 Days
City Hall

Milwaukee Police Must Release Crime Footage Within 15 Days

Police union sues over change.

City Hall: New, “More Friendly” Milwaukee Night Parking Permits Available
City Hall

New, “More Friendly” Milwaukee Night Parking Permits Available

New permit structure is easier in three key ways.

Shorewood Spitter Found Guilty For 2020 Protest Confrontation

Shorewood Spitter Found Guilty For 2020 Protest Confrontation

Stephanie Rapkin spit in face of Black teenager protesting for racial equity.

RNC Looking For Businesses To Partner With

RNC Looking For Businesses To Partner With

Host committee launches vendor website, promises lasting impact.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Work Starts on Redeveloping 150 Vacant Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Work Starts on Redeveloping 150 Vacant Homes

Homes MKE aims to create new homeowners, improve neighborhoods.

Mayor Names New Health Commissioner

Mayor Names New Health Commissioner

Michael Totoraitis will lead department, subject to council confirmation.

City Hall: Council Bans Food Trucks Along Four Blocks of Water Street
City Hall

Council Bans Food Trucks Along Four Blocks of Water Street

Unanimous vote for stretch north of bar district may be precursor to citywide regulations.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 11-Story East Side Hotel Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

11-Story East Side Hotel Approved

Council unanimously endorses new hotel for Brady Street.

City Hall: New Council Members Sworn In To Great Applause
City Hall

New Council Members Sworn In To Great Applause

Andrea Pratt, Lamont Westmoreland and Larresa Taylor join first full council in 17 months.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Rite-Hite’s New HQ
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Rite-Hite’s New HQ

Ccmpany's campus is designed to attract the workforce, and customers, of the future.

City Hall: Milwaukee Could Ban TikTok
City Hall

Milwaukee Could Ban TikTok

Security-driven decision could end free advertising medium for public library and other uses by city.

Plats and Parcels: Court Approves Sale Of 100 East Building
Plats and Parcels

Court Approves Sale Of 100 East Building

Ruling clears way for redevelopment. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

NBA Approves Haslam’s Acquisition of Milwaukee Bucks

NBA Approves Haslam’s Acquisition of Milwaukee Bucks

Cleveland Browns' owner buying Marc Lasry's interest in team.

Wisconsin Center Pauses Art Removal

Wisconsin Center Pauses Art Removal

CEO says he thought matter was resolved with grant, only for conflict to emerge.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Court Could Effectively Block Northridge Sale To Phoenix Investors
Eyes on Milwaukee

Court Could Effectively Block Northridge Sale To Phoenix Investors

Judge indicates he could transfer title to city after appeals court ruling. Chinese owners reveal their original intent for property.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Land Plans New Building For Walker’s Point
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Land Plans New Building For Walker’s Point

Apartment building would rise at S. 4th St. and W. Florida St.

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Selected For National Pedestrian Safety Initiative

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Selected For National Pedestrian Safety Initiative

Milwaukee is one of nine cities in new program.

Bowen Won’t Seek Recount, Pratt Is New Alderwoman

Bowen Won’t Seek Recount, Pratt Is New Alderwoman

Andrea Pratt wins race to replace Ashanti Hamilton by 17 votes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Recommends $16 Million For New Downtown Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Recommends $16 Million For New Downtown Park

To be called Vel R. Phillips Plaza. Plus $6 million for other projects.

City Hall: Registration Is Open For ‘No Mow May’
City Hall

Registration Is Open For ‘No Mow May’

And if you act fast, you can get a free sign.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Neu-Life Plans Development at 12th and Cherry
Eyes on Milwaukee

Neu-Life Plans Development at 12th and Cherry

A 6-story, mixed-use building with 36 apartments, a gym, offices and culinary training.

Froedtert To Merge With Fox Valley’s ThedaCare

Froedtert To Merge With Fox Valley’s ThedaCare

Merger would create larger competitor in consolidation-driven health care space.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Brady Street Hotel Design Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Brady Street Hotel Design Approved

The 11-story building would be only hotel between Downtown and Glendale.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Downtown Hotel Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Downtown Hotel Approved

Historic commission endorses revisions to proposed Tempo by Hilton.

Plats and Parcels: Iron District Gains More Apartments
Plats and Parcels

Iron District Gains More Apartments

Four floors of apartments planned atop existing building. Plus: Recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Nova Nears Completion
Friday Photos

Nova Nears Completion

New apartment complex at Juneau and Van Buren will welcome first residents this summer.

City Hall: Pratt, Westmoreland and Taylor Win Council Seats
City Hall

Pratt, Westmoreland and Taylor Win Council Seats

Andrea Pratt defeats David Bowen by very slim margin.

Gena Defeats Lena For Municipal Court Judge

Gena Defeats Lena For Municipal Court Judge

Molly Gena trumps Sen. Lena Taylor in race to replace Derek Mosley.

Plats and Parcels: State Could Prosecute Community Within Corridor Developers
Plats and Parcels

State Could Prosecute Community Within Corridor Developers

But questions remain about the timeline. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Vote Tuesday: School Board Candidates
Vote Tuesday

School Board Candidates

Three contested races, including a citywide race.

Friday Photos: Site Prep Work Underway For Park East Apartments
Friday Photos

Site Prep Work Underway For Park East Apartments

The fourth time's the charm for vacant lot.

Legal Sports Betting Begins in Milwaukee

Legal Sports Betting Begins in Milwaukee

Mayor Cavalier Johnson puts $20 down for first bet.

Transportation: City Constructing 50 Traffic Calming Projects in 2023
Transportation

City Constructing 50 Traffic Calming Projects in 2023

From full reconstruction to rapid implementation test projects, DPW say it's time to build.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Chase Tower Receiving New Amenities
Eyes on Milwaukee

Chase Tower Receiving New Amenities

Group RMC, Colliers working to boost occupancy rate at downtown office building.

Common Ground Bashes City’s Housing Authority

Common Ground Bashes City’s Housing Authority

Citing 'slumlord behavior,' launches Tenants United campaign, demands changes.

Vote Tuesday: Three Northside Aldermanic Races
Vote Tuesday

Three Northside Aldermanic Races

Six candidates running to fill three open seats on the Milwaukee Common Council.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Milwaukee Apartment Building Closed For Health Emergency
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Milwaukee Apartment Building Closed For Health Emergency

Community Within The Corridor has high levels of dangerous chemical, many residents forced to leave.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Seeks To Redevelop Marcus Center Garage
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Seeks To Redevelop Marcus Center Garage

RFP to redevelop 700-space parking structure is expected to be issued 'soon.'

Sculpture Milwaukee Adding Spring Exhibit Inside The Avenue

Sculpture Milwaukee Adding Spring Exhibit Inside The Avenue

Exhibit by area colleges in downtown complex will complement main sculpture event.

Race For Municipal Judge Gets Little Attention

Race For Municipal Judge Gets Little Attention

Attorney Molly Gena and Senator Lena Taylor vying for open seat on city court.

Transportation: West Side Freeway-to-Boulevard Study Advances
Transportation

West Side Freeway-to-Boulevard Study Advances

City has first-of-its-kind formal role in study of 1.5-mile Highway 175.

Garbage Truck Crashes Into Streetcar

Garbage Truck Crashes Into Streetcar

The Hop hops its tracks in collision that sent one person to hospital. How did the crash happen?

Plats and Parcels: Plunging Value of 100 East Building Will Impact City Taxes
Plats and Parcels

Plunging Value of 100 East Building Will Impact City Taxes

$30 million will be wiped from tax rolls. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Marquette’s New Nursing Building Quickly Taking Shape
Friday Photos

Marquette’s New Nursing Building Quickly Taking Shape

Former business school getting several-million-dollar overhaul.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Pabst Mansion Wants To Deconstruct 1893 World’s Fair Addition
Eyes on Milwaukee

Pabst Mansion Wants To Deconstruct 1893 World’s Fair Addition

Nonprofit plans to salvage some elements for future reconstruction.

City Hall: Participating In “No Mow May” Will Require Registration
City Hall

Participating In “No Mow May” Will Require Registration

Ald. Dimitrijevic leads Milwaukee in adopting bee-friendly program.

Summerfest Unveils 2023 Schedule

Summerfest Unveils 2023 Schedule

Here's an easy-to-read schedule, grouped by date and stage.

City Hall: Bar Licensing Issues Causes Council Floor Fight
City Hall

Bar Licensing Issues Causes Council Floor Fight

Milwaukee's recent court losses on tavern suspensions causing mounting frustratiion.

Early Voting Underway for Spring Election

Early Voting Underway for Spring Election

Through April 1, Milwaukee voters can cast their ballots at any of 7 city polling sites.

Milwaukee Hopes To Be Bellwether In Kia/Hyundai Suit

Milwaukee Hopes To Be Bellwether In Kia/Hyundai Suit

Could be central player in multi-city lawsuit, perhaps increasing size of any settlement.

City Will Sue Kia, Hyundai Over Repeated Thefts

City Will Sue Kia, Hyundai Over Repeated Thefts

City looking for 'payback' stemming from 'destruction' wrought by theft epidemic.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northwestern Mutual’s Glassy Second Tower Is A Go
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northwestern Mutual’s Glassy Second Tower Is A Go

Council unanimously approves $30 million commitment to $500 million project.

City Hall: Proposal Requires All-EV or Hybrid City Fleet
City Hall

Proposal Requires All-EV or Hybrid City Fleet

Ald. Dimitrijevic and ECO office want to move toward only low or zero-emission vehicles.

AG Kaul, 21 Other States Demand Kia, Hyundai Address Thefts

AG Kaul, 21 Other States Demand Kia, Hyundai Address Thefts

Could be precursor to multi-state lawsuit over autos' defect that makes thefts easy.

Plats and Parcels: Largest Remaining Menomonee Valley Site Will Be Developed
Plats and Parcels

Largest Remaining Menomonee Valley Site Will Be Developed

City gained federal funds for 15-acre site. Plus: A recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Third Ward Tower Starts Its Rise
Friday Photos

Third Ward Tower Starts Its Rise

Tower crane only hints at future height of 31-story apartment building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deconstruction Ordinance Again Suspended
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deconstruction Ordinance Again Suspended

But DNS still pursuing a deconstruction contractor.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Local Firm Wants To Buy Northridge From Chinese Owners
Eyes on Milwaukee

Local Firm Wants To Buy Northridge From Chinese Owners

But is it just a stall tactic? City thinks so.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Design For Vel R. Phillips Plaza Revealed
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Design For Vel R. Phillips Plaza Revealed

Redevelopment Authority endorses $16.5 million financing plan.

Milwaukee Losing One Of Its Movable Bridges

Milwaukee Losing One Of Its Movable Bridges

16th Street Bridge will be rebuilt as stationary structure.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Seeks Bids To Demolish Portion of Northridge Mall
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Seeks Bids To Demolish Portion of Northridge Mall

Move comes in advance of hearing to acquire and demolish the entire complex.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MSOE Agrees To Voluntary Tax Payments On New Knapp St. Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

MSOE Agrees To Voluntary Tax Payments On New Knapp St. Building

It will be home to construction management, civil and architectural engineering programs.

City Hall: City Faces Problems With 911 Call Center?
City Hall

City Faces Problems With 911 Call Center?

Millions spent, repeated delays and hours of closed door meetings suggest a problem launching system.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Marcus Scraps Downtown Tower and Movie Theaters
Eyes on Milwaukee

Marcus Scraps Downtown Tower and Movie Theaters

Riverfront site now for sale, as Marcus Corp. seeks new plans for its headquarters.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Strongly Supports Northwestern Mutual Deal
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Strongly Supports Northwestern Mutual Deal

City would provide $30 million subsidy for $500 million tower redevelopment.

City Hall: Street Light Outages Vex City Officials
City Hall

Street Light Outages Vex City Officials

Even after passing street lighting fee the city struggles to hire electricians.

Bucks, Froedtert Plan Massive Health Equity Initiative

Bucks, Froedtert Plan Massive Health Equity Initiative

20-year, up-to-$100 million effort aims to be a data-driven eliminator of health disparities.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Seeks Developers To Build Net-Zero-Energy Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Seeks Developers To Build Net-Zero-Energy Homes

Two test homes would be built as part of strategy to develop a housing factory.

Plats and Parcels: Rite-Hite Completes Move to City
Plats and Parcels

Rite-Hite Completes Move to City

Moving from Brown Deer to Walker's Point. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Has $16 Million Plan For Downtown Plaza
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Has $16 Million Plan For Downtown Plaza

Vel R. Phillips Plaza would honor civil rights pioneer, anchor W. Wisconsin Ave. Will it serve streetcar?

City Hall: Should Milwaukee Pay A Tire Bounty?
City Hall

Should Milwaukee Pay A Tire Bounty?

Idea is designed to combat illegal dumping, but at what price?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Expanded Convention Center Will Be Named For Financial Firm Baird
Eyes on Milwaukee

Expanded Convention Center Will Be Named For Financial Firm Baird

Robert W. Baird and Co. is the Wisconsin Center naming rights partner.

Eyes on Milwaukee: See Inside The Couture’s Rise
Eyes on Milwaukee

See Inside The Couture’s Rise

Floors being poured on 5th level, while building core reaches 11th floor, 25% of final height.

City Hall: Extended Parking Meter Hours Sparks City Hall Debate, Possible Repeal
City Hall

Extended Parking Meter Hours Sparks City Hall Debate, Possible Repeal

But committee holds off for now, citing delayed implementation.

City Hall: Milwaukee Launching New Community Plaza Program
City Hall

Milwaukee Launching New Community Plaza Program

Effort would allow underused streets to be turned into temporary parks.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 100 East Tower Could Become Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

100 East Tower Could Become Apartments

Office building is now mostly vacant, in foreclosure.

‘Living Breakwater’ Would Protect Harbor

‘Living Breakwater’ Would Protect Harbor

Harbor District, partnering with city, wins grant to design wetland habitat structure.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Proposed Downtown Hotel Design Revised
Eyes on Milwaukee

Proposed Downtown Hotel Design Revised

8-story hotel planned for MLK and Kilbourn must comply with historic design guidelines.

Pro-Ballpark Funding Coalition Launched

Pro-Ballpark Funding Coalition Launched

Home Crew Coalition backing $290 million state subsidy for Milwaukee Brewers stadium.

Milwaukee Film Announces Initial Festival Movies

Milwaukee Film Announces Initial Festival Movies

Also releases the new artwork for annual festival, which returns April 20.

GoGeddit Marketing Moves To Walker’s Point

GoGeddit Marketing Moves To Walker’s Point

Firm getting new name and enhanced focus on podcasts to go with new home.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Brady Street Hotel Gains First City Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Brady Street Hotel Gains First City Approval

Alderman hopes it is a boon for daytime businesses and catalyst for more change.

Eyes on Milwaukee: HUB640 Owner Buys Parking Structure For Fiserv
Eyes on Milwaukee

HUB640 Owner Buys Parking Structure For Fiserv

$6.3 million purchase will assure parking for Fiserv headquarters move to Downtown.

Plats and Parcels: BMO Tower Lands Major Accounting Firm
Plats and Parcels

BMO Tower Lands Major Accounting Firm

Lease with Baker Tilly pushes tower to 85% full. Plus: Airport hotel sold and a recap of week's real estate news.

City Hall: Milwaukee Sales Tax Expected As Separate Legislation, Outside of Budget
City Hall

Milwaukee Sales Tax Expected As Separate Legislation, Outside of Budget

Republicans expected to strip Gov. Evers' proposal from budget, but might not kill proposal.

Friday Photos: UWM’s New Chemistry Building Topped Off
Friday Photos

UWM’s New Chemistry Building Topped Off

Four-story building will be gateway to STEM programs.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Midtown Center Final Bid Tops $24 Million
Eyes on Milwaukee

Midtown Center Final Bid Tops $24 Million

Undisclosed buyer exceeds assessed value and $7 million opening bid.

New Milwaukee Office Building Would Be Public-Private Partnership

New Milwaukee Office Building Would Be Public-Private Partnership

State pivots from original plan to build its own facility at 27th and Wisconsin.

MSOE Buys Homeland Security Building

MSOE Buys Homeland Security Building

University will use 22-year-old office building for unspecified academic use.

Milwaukee Extends Downtown Parking Meters To 9 P.M., Adds Saturdays

Milwaukee Extends Downtown Parking Meters To 9 P.M., Adds Saturdays

Change intended to make it easier to park, but will also grow city's revenue.

City Hall: City Overhauling Night Parking Permits
City Hall

City Overhauling Night Parking Permits

New process is "more friendly" says Alderman Brostoff. Adds options, flexibility.

Wisconsin Loses Out on Stadium Freeway Grant

Wisconsin Loses Out on Stadium Freeway Grant

City-county-state effort sought $2 million grant to study converting it to a boulevard.

Milwaukee Youth Prison Costs Grow 71%

Milwaukee Youth Prison Costs Grow 71%

Gov. Evers proposes additional $33 million for Lincoln Hills replacement.

Milwaukee Gets $2.5 Million In JUUL Settlement

Milwaukee Gets $2.5 Million In JUUL Settlement

E-cigarette maker was sued more than 5,000 times for its youth-focused marketing.

Donovan’s Assembly Bills Hike Reckless Driving Fees, Allow Impounding Vehicles

Donovan’s Assembly Bills Hike Reckless Driving Fees, Allow Impounding Vehicles

Former alder's first bills, with city officials' support, are being fast-tracked at Capitol.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Evers Proposes $9.3 Million For Iron District Stadium
Eyes on Milwaukee

Evers Proposes $9.3 Million For Iron District Stadium

Funding would advance $45 million soccer stadium.

Eyes on Milwaukee: What’s Actually In Brewers’ Ballpark Plan?
Eyes on Milwaukee

What’s Actually In Brewers’ Ballpark Plan?

New seats, lots of new roofs and the end of kegs.

Milwaukee Night Market Returns June 14

Milwaukee Night Market Returns June 14

Fiserv is the new presenting sponsor of annual downtown event series.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Train Car Bar Being Demolished
Eyes on Milwaukee

Train Car Bar Being Demolished

No more good times at 76th and Hampton

Bucks 2nd Most Valuable NBA Team Following Lasry’s Sale

Bucks 2nd Most Valuable NBA Team Following Lasry’s Sale

Lasry selling 25% stake to Browns owner Jimmy Haslam at $3.5 billion team valuation.

Plats and Parcels: Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce Buys West Side Building
Plats and Parcels

Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce Buys West Side Building

Plus: Warrior Wash coming to 60th and Main. And a recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: We Energies Readies New Steam HQ At Valley Power Plant
Friday Photos

We Energies Readies New Steam HQ At Valley Power Plant

Utility relocating its operations team from Merrill Park neighborhood.

City Hall: MPD Needs To Add 11 Officers Says Staffing Study
City Hall

MPD Needs To Add 11 Officers Says Staffing Study

But police department also needs to create 116 new civilian positions, reallocate officers.

Two Milwaukee Police Officers Charged With Felonies For In-Custody Death

Two Milwaukee Police Officers Charged With Felonies For In-Custody Death

Charges of abuse of a resident, felony misconduct in public office.

First GOP Presidential Debate Will Be In Milwaukee In August

First GOP Presidential Debate Will Be In Milwaukee In August

Party confirms Milwaukee will play host to major Republican event nearly a year before RNC.

New Port Director Shatters Glass Ceiling, Breaks Color Barrier

New Port Director Shatters Glass Ceiling, Breaks Color Barrier

Jackie Q. Carter is new director of Port Milwaukee.

New Helicopter Tours Spark Frustration, New Flight Path

New Helicopter Tours Spark Frustration, New Flight Path

Ald. Scott Spiker negotiates new flight path. Company offers unique way to see city.

City Hall: Milwaukee Faces Complicated Question On What Lead Pipes To Replace Next
City Hall

Milwaukee Faces Complicated Question On What Lead Pipes To Replace Next

Milwaukee Water Works hopes to grow replacements by almost 50% in 2024.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Vape Shop Will Beat City’s Ban
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Vape Shop Will Beat City’s Ban

Temporary moratorium on new shops will begin Feb. 25. New shop on Ogden coming.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Juneau Village Adding Amenity Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Juneau Village Adding Amenity Building

Project will overhaul pool, replace courtyard with new building boasting modern tenant features.

City Hall: Three Highly-Competitive Aldermanic Races On April Ballot
City Hall

Three Highly-Competitive Aldermanic Races On April Ballot

Pratt vs Bowen, Westmoreland vs Jackson and Ball vs Taylor.

City Hall: Court Strikes Down City’s Towing Policy
City Hall

Court Strikes Down City’s Towing Policy

No more public filing of towing costs required of companies. But ruling allows drop fees.

City Hall: Gas Station Porn Video Spurs Revamp of City’s Licensing Process
City Hall

Gas Station Porn Video Spurs Revamp of City’s Licensing Process

It's a strange tale, with three suits against the city forcing council to change its process.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Park East Apartment Building Progressing
Eyes on Milwaukee

Park East Apartment Building Progressing

Chicago group would build $46 million complex with 197 apartments and outdoor pool.

Vote Tuesday: Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates
Vote Tuesday

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates

Plus: Three aldermanic races and a north shore state senate race.

City Hall: Another Former Assistant City Attorney Files Discrimination Claim
City Hall

Another Former Assistant City Attorney Files Discrimination Claim

Four former employees of City Attorney Tearman Spencer pursuing legal action against city.

Bucks Pursuing NBA All-Star Game

Bucks Pursuing NBA All-Star Game

Hoping for 2025 or 2026. Weekend-long event would bring thousands of visitors to Milwaukee.

Plats and Parcels: Former Atkinson Ave. Church for Sale
Plats and Parcels

Former Atkinson Ave. Church for Sale

Building was launch pad for two highly-regarded actors. Plus: A recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Downtown Ramada Being Deconstructed, Recycled
Friday Photos

Downtown Ramada Being Deconstructed, Recycled

Recyclean is taking the building apart. Will the Iron District rise in its place?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Developer Buys Site For East Side Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Developer Buys Site For East Side Tower

New Land Enterprises affiliate purchases Renaissance Place.

Transportation: City Will Rebuild Sherman Boulevard, Plans Traffic Calming Improvements
Transportation

City Will Rebuild Sherman Boulevard, Plans Traffic Calming Improvements

Four-lane road, site of many crashes, could be narrowed or reconfigured.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Board Endorses $30 Million For NM’s $500 Million Tower Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Board Endorses $30 Million For NM’s $500 Million Tower Project

Subsidy also includes $10 million for bike, park and street improvements.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Cargo Hub Planned For Milwaukee Airport
Eyes on Milwaukee

Cargo Hub Planned For Milwaukee Airport

Former Air Force base along College Avenue would be redeveloped.

Software Update Could End ‘The Kia Boyz’

Software Update Could End ‘The Kia Boyz’

Free software fix by auto manufacturers could help end epidemic of auto theft in Milwaukee.

Shoreline Acquires The Cudahy Tower

Shoreline Acquires The Cudahy Tower

Historic downtown apartment building sold by Cudahy family.

Third Ward Tavern Would Be Replaced By 2-Story Building

Third Ward Tavern Would Be Replaced By 2-Story Building

1884 building, one of ward's oldest, has no options for preservation say developers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ambassador Now A Wyndham Trademark Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ambassador Now A Wyndham Trademark Hotel

Westside hotel, celebrating its 95th anniversary, will now be marketed through Wyndham.

Federal Sweep Nets 114 Fugitives in Milwaukee

Federal Sweep Nets 114 Fugitives in Milwaukee

30-day U.S. Marshals operation clears 213 warrants, including 11 for homicide.

City Hall: City Will Pay 2020 George Floyd Protester $270,000
City Hall

City Will Pay 2020 George Floyd Protester $270,000

Cameron Murdoch a 'victim of violent police,' suit claims, at 6th and McKinley fracas.

Early Childhood Educators Getting $500 Bonuses

Early Childhood Educators Getting $500 Bonuses

City allocated $7 million towards effort, designed to improve and expand childcare.

Gov. Evers Proposes $290 Million For American Family Field Upgrades

Gov. Evers Proposes $290 Million For American Family Field Upgrades

Proposal would keep Milwaukee Brewers in stadium through 2043, 13 more years.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Reverses Course, Approves Northridge Menards Self Storage
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Reverses Course, Approves Northridge Menards Self Storage

Multiple city committees balked at proposal in 2022. Why the reversal?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Third Ward Building Could Be Razed
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Third Ward Building Could Be Razed

Developers want to tear down 1884 building, a longtime tavern vacant since 2013.

Plats and Parcels: New Apartments For 1st and National
Plats and Parcels

New Apartments For 1st and National

Plus: A rundown of affordable housing projects seeking financing and a recap of the week's real estate news.

Cleveland Browns Owner Could Buy Major Share of Milwaukee Bucks

Cleveland Browns Owner Could Buy Major Share of Milwaukee Bucks

Jimmy Haslam would buy out Marc Lasry's share of team.

City Hall: $175,000 Settlement For Violent 2018 Arrest
City Hall

$175,000 Settlement For Violent 2018 Arrest

Demetrious Lowe alleges police beat him after knocking him to the ground during mental health episode.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Revitalize Milwaukee Plots Major Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Revitalize Milwaukee Plots Major Expansion

Home-repair organization adding lead abatement, energy efficiency improvements and more.

Eyes on Milwaukee: State Approves Its Half of Fiserv Subsidy
Eyes on Milwaukee

State Approves Its Half of Fiserv Subsidy

Company will get up to $7 million from state, $7 million from city TIF distrct

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Approves Funding For $37.2 Million Library Redevelopment
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Approves Funding For $37.2 Million Library Redevelopment

New MLK Library designed as community hub.

City Hall: Comptroller Launches “Open Checkbook,” Highlighting Whom City Is Paying
City Hall

Comptroller Launches “Open Checkbook,” Highlighting Whom City Is Paying

New website shows what businesses are receiving payments from city.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Walmart Shuttering Silver Spring Drive Store
Eyes on Milwaukee

Walmart Shuttering Silver Spring Drive Store

Timmerman Plaza store will close by March 10.

Early Voting Underway For Spring Primary

Early Voting Underway For Spring Primary

Through Feb. 18, Milwaukee voters can cast their ballots at any of 7 city polling sites.

Evers’ Budget Will Include More Shared Revenue, Sales Tax

Evers’ Budget Will Include More Shared Revenue, Sales Tax

Proposal could solve Milwaukee's fiscal woes. But Republicans may scrap Ever's budget.

Milwaukee Police Officer Killed While Chasing Suspect

Milwaukee Police Officer Killed While Chasing Suspect

Officer Peter Jerving shot and killed near S. 14th St. and W. Cleveland Ave.

City Hall: Preston Cole Will Lead Department of Administration
City Hall

Preston Cole Will Lead Department of Administration

Former DNR Secretary and City Hall veteran returning to city government.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sixteenth Street Health Centers Adding a Pharmacy
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sixteenth Street Health Centers Adding a Pharmacy

The $8 million building project will expand clinic on Cesar E. Chavez Dr.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves Vape Shop Moratorium
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves Vape Shop Moratorium

No new e-cigarette stores until August. City must now craft a regulatory framework.

Milwaukee Police Officer Killed While Chasing Suspect

Milwaukee Police Officer Killed While Chasing Suspect

Officer Peter Jerving shot and killed near S. 14th St. and W. Cleveland Ave.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Mass Timber Building Could Be Tallest in U.S.
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Mass Timber Building Could Be Tallest in U.S.

Plan for The Edison is 28 stories, taller than Ascent, but shorter than Australian tower.

Evers Appoints Kirsten Johnson Head of Wisconsin Health Department

Evers Appoints Kirsten Johnson Head of Wisconsin Health Department

Outgoing Milwaukee health commissioner quickly finds new job.

Plats and Parcels: Potawatomi Launches Real Estate Development Arm
Plats and Parcels

Potawatomi Launches Real Estate Development Arm

And EV unit, aiming to diversify its revenue. Plus: Recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Riverfront Warehouse Being Demolished For Timber Tower
Friday Photos

Riverfront Warehouse Being Demolished For Timber Tower

It would be Milwaukee's second mass-timber high-rise building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Katz Acquires Portfolio of 784 Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Katz Acquires Portfolio of 784 Apartments

One of Milwaukee's largest landlords expands portfolio with $84 million purchase.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Family Foundation Gifts The Rep $5 Million For Theater Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Family Foundation Gifts The Rep $5 Million For Theater Project

Herzfeld Foundation awards biggest grant in its history.

Milwaukee Will Host GOP Presidential Debate In Lead Up To RNC

Milwaukee Will Host GOP Presidential Debate In Lead Up To RNC

Host committee working to secure delegate hotels within 60 miles of city.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northwestern Mutual To Create Second Glassy Tower With $500 Million Investment
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northwestern Mutual To Create Second Glassy Tower With $500 Million Investment

Company will completely overhaul existing building, create pedestrian street and relocate Franklin employees to Downtown.

Transportation: Milwaukee Wins $4.4 Million For Pedestrian Safety Improvements
Transportation

Milwaukee Wins $4.4 Million For Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Federal grant will fund improvements along city's High-Injury Network of dangerous streets.

Eyes on Milwaukee: East Side Tower Designs Released
Eyes on Milwaukee

East Side Tower Designs Released

Public meeting Feb. 2 to discuss New Land's proposed 25-story apartment complex for Farwell Ave.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Seeks To Limit New Vape Shops
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Seeks To Limit New Vape Shops

But questions abound on the legality and strategy of any bans or limits.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MSOE Will Open Music Conservatory In Historic Duplex
Eyes on Milwaukee

MSOE Will Open Music Conservatory In Historic Duplex

University repurposing 118-year-old, Juneau Ave. house at northern edge of its campus.

Group Will Audit City’s Bike and Pedestrian Infrastructure

Group Will Audit City’s Bike and Pedestrian Infrastructure

City Thread awards Milwaukee grant, which includes audit and action plan.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mass Timber Vertical Farm Proposed
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mass Timber Vertical Farm Proposed

Beyond Organic now envisions 5-story, mass timber, solar-powered structure on near South Side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Master Electrician Will Redevelop Building at 58th and Burleigh
Eyes on Milwaukee

Master Electrician Will Redevelop Building at 58th and Burleigh

Baron Hentz and BKH Electric have big plans for vacant, city-owned building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Veterans Housing Complex Plans Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Veterans Housing Complex Plans Expansion

Vets Place Central on 35th and Wisconsin would expand space for homeless veterans.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Faces Construction Worker Shortage?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Faces Construction Worker Shortage?

$3 billion in major projects planned or underway could face shortage, report says.

Plats and Parcels: Downtown Apartments Plan Goes Kaput
Plats and Parcels

Downtown Apartments Plan Goes Kaput

Plan to convert old Sentinel Building in limbo. Plus: recap of the week's real estate news.

City Hall: Mayor Speaks At White House Lead Summit, City Joins New Partnership
City Hall

Mayor Speaks At White House Lead Summit, City Joins New Partnership

Wisconsin is part of new program aiming to increase pace of lead pipe replacement.

Can Milwaukee Circuit Court Clear Backlog By 2024?

Can Milwaukee Circuit Court Clear Backlog By 2024?

Chief judge expresses doubt, but progress is being made and hope remains.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Five-Story Farming Complex Proposed For South Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

Five-Story Farming Complex Proposed For South Side

Led by organization with connections to urban farming pioneer Will Allen.

Interstate 794 Named Freeway Without A Future

Interstate 794 Named Freeway Without A Future

Congress for the New Urbanism report will include downtown Milwaukee highway.

How Can U.S. Marshals Help Milwaukee?

How Can U.S. Marshals Help Milwaukee?

Safe surrender program, sustained community engagement are on the wish list.

Milwaukee Marathon Could Return, Sort Of

Milwaukee Marathon Could Return, Sort Of

New course, no full marathon race and opposition from at least one council member.

Eyes on Milwaukee: After Years of Delay New King Library Coming
Eyes on Milwaukee

After Years of Delay New King Library Coming

Spring groundbreaking planned for complicated project with new library, 93 apartments.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Design Team Chosen For Bronzeville Arts Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

Design Team Chosen For Bronzeville Arts Center

Partnership of M&E and HGA will design "world-class art and cultural center" on King Drive.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Asks Judge To Seize Northridge Mall From Chinese Owners
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Asks Judge To Seize Northridge Mall From Chinese Owners

City of Milwaukee says it has identified funding sources to demolish mall.

Eyes on Milwaukee: BMO Tower Lands Another Tenant
Eyes on Milwaukee

BMO Tower Lands Another Tenant

Irgens Development attracts Fiduciary Management, which will relocate its offices.

City Hall: Wauwatosa, Milwaukee Collaborate on Fire Station
City Hall

Wauwatosa, Milwaukee Collaborate on Fire Station

Deal on fire station near cities' border enables Milwaukee to reactivate central city station.

Wisconsin Center Will Keep Living The High Life

Wisconsin Center Will Keep Living The High Life

Molson Coors renews WCD sponsorship for three years. Plus: District is giving away a gala.

Plats and Parcels: Taylor’s Plans Two-Story Restaurant Overlooking Cathedral Square
Plats and Parcels

Taylor’s Plans Two-Story Restaurant Overlooking Cathedral Square

New restaurant will replace Flannery. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Massive Port Project Nears Completion
Friday Photos

Massive Port Project Nears Completion

Ethanol byproduct will soon start flowing through facility, and onward to other continents.

Transportation: Milwaukee Joins People-Focused National Transportation Group
Transportation

Milwaukee Joins People-Focused National Transportation Group

NACTO membership gives city support in its push for safe streets.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Prospect Avenue Luxury Apartment Tower Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Prospect Avenue Luxury Apartment Tower Approved

But like 2017, will it be built?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rice N Roll Owner Building Bay View Complex
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rice N Roll Owner Building Bay View Complex

Unusual design for mystery restaurant. Now under construction.

Eyes on Milwaukee: CBRE Moving Office To BMO Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

CBRE Moving Office To BMO Tower

Company and its predecessor have spent nearly 50 years in US Bank Center

Eyes on Milwaukee: Midtown Center Being Auctioned Off
Eyes on Milwaukee

Midtown Center Being Auctioned Off

New York ownership group offering shopping center for sale, with opening bid of $7 million.

City, GMC Kick Off Study of City Operations

City, GMC Kick Off Study of City Operations

Study will have price tag in the hundreds of thousands, but who is the mystery firm doing it?

Burlington Store Will Replace Piggy Wiggly On Capitol Dr.

Burlington Store Will Replace Piggy Wiggly On Capitol Dr.

No more shopping the pig, but there will be coats and a Frank Lloyd Wright connection.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward Building Could Gain Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward Building Could Gain Apartments

Wimmer Communities plans 5-apartment project with balconies overlooking the river.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Two-Block Brady Street Pedestrian Zone Proposed
Eyes on Milwaukee

Two-Block Brady Street Pedestrian Zone Proposed

Business district will do formal study with goal of a trial as early as this summer.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves New Youth Prison in Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves New Youth Prison in Milwaukee

Replacement for troubled Lincoln HIlls facility doesn't come without objections.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mitchell Street Redevelopment Must First Show Financing
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mitchell Street Redevelopment Must First Show Financing

Contingency by city must be met by developer or no permit to raze historic building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mass Timber Building Planned for Haymarket
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mass Timber Building Planned for Haymarket

7-story office building just north of Downtown to be anchored by Sid Grinker Restoration.

Three Contested Milwaukee School Board Seats On April Ballot

Three Contested Milwaukee School Board Seats On April Ballot

Plus: two uncontested races. Meet the candidates.

Plats and Parcels: New Apartment Complex For Displaced LGBTQ+ Young Adults
Plats and Parcels

New Apartment Complex For Displaced LGBTQ+ Young Adults

Courage MKE will be located on South Side. Plus: Recap of week's real estate news.

City Hall: Jackie Q. Carter Named New Port Director
City Hall

Jackie Q. Carter Named New Port Director

Carter would set many firsts if confirmed by council.

Friday Photos: St. Augustine’s New Elementary School Quickly Rising
Friday Photos

St. Augustine’s New Elementary School Quickly Rising

St. Augustine will be the largest single-campus school in Milwaukee when building is completed this fall.

City Hall: Bernadette Karanja Named Milwaukee’s Chief Equity Officer
City Hall

Bernadette Karanja Named Milwaukee’s Chief Equity Officer

Longtime city workforce leader is new CEO of improving racial and equity outcomes.

City Hall: Oil Tank Lawsuits Could Cost Milwaukee More Than $8 Million
City Hall

Oil Tank Lawsuits Could Cost Milwaukee More Than $8 Million

Citgo, U.S. Venture suing city over tank farm assessments. City will fight case in court.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 25-Story Prospect Ave. Tower Headed For Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

25-Story Prospect Ave. Tower Headed For Approval

No opposition to revised design. Groundbreaking, construction could start this year.

City Hall: City, County Will Study Merging Services
City Hall

City, County Will Study Merging Services

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos pushing for this as prerequisite for more shared revenue for Milwaukee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Designs Released For East Side Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Designs Released For East Side Hotel

Community meeting on 11-story hotel project scheduled for Jan. 23 in advance of zoning hearings.

Harley-Davidson Creating Major Community Park

Harley-Davidson Creating Major Community Park

Company hires acclaimed designer to help transform its headquarters.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Youth Prison Wins Key Endorsement
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Youth Prison Wins Key Endorsement

Despite objections from neighbors, zoning committee supports new facility on northwest side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Committee Overrules Historic Commission On Mitchell Street Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Committee Overrules Historic Commission On Mitchell Street Project

Will full council allow demolition of 1895 building for new affordable housing project?

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Land Plans 25-Story Apartment Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Land Plans 25-Story Apartment Tower

The potential development would rise at corner of N. Farwell Ave. and E. Curtis Pl.

Milwaukee Health Commissioner Resigns

Milwaukee Health Commissioner Resigns

Kirsten Johnson resigns after two years on job. New commissioner will be sixth in six years.

City Hall: Administration Director Sharon Robinson Retiring
City Hall

Administration Director Sharon Robinson Retiring

Former staffer for congressman and then Mayor Barrett ran city department for 18 years.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Developer Will Refine Downtown Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Developer Will Refine Downtown Hotel

Historic Commission staff pushes for less 'squat' design, more 'grandeur' in eight-story proposed hotel.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 11-Story Hotel Proposed for Brady and Farwell
Eyes on Milwaukee

11-Story Hotel Proposed for Brady and Farwell

New building would be only hotel on the city's East Side.

City Hall: Zapata Resigns City Job Before Disciplinary Decision
City Hall

Zapata Resigns City Job Before Disciplinary Decision

Former deputy election director faces felony and misdemeanor charges for voter fraud.

Plats and Parcels: Bucks May Do Housing Development on Sydney HiH Block
Plats and Parcels

Bucks May Do Housing Development on Sydney HiH Block

Exploring workforce housing. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Pattee Buys Historic Church, Two Neighboring Houses
Eyes on Milwaukee

Pattee Buys Historic Church, Two Neighboring Houses

1887 church will be renovated says developer.

Eyes on Milwaukee: I-94 Expansion Public Comment Deadline Extended
Eyes on Milwaukee

I-94 Expansion Public Comment Deadline Extended

State allowing public comment until Jan. 31. Opponents favor "Fix at Six" option.

Friday Photos: MU Mansions Rise at 17th and State
Friday Photos

MU Mansions Rise at 17th and State

New housing targeted at Marquette students being built on former city-owned lot.

City Hall: More Than 15 Candidates Running For Three Council Seats
City Hall

More Than 15 Candidates Running For Three Council Seats

North side voters will find packed primaries on Feb. 21.

Should Milwaukee Traffic Lights Flash Red Overnight?

Should Milwaukee Traffic Lights Flash Red Overnight?

Idea intended to prevent red-light runners from crashing into innocent drivers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Land Purchased For Downtown Brewery and Dog Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

Land Purchased For Downtown Brewery and Dog Park

Foxtown Brewery takes major step forward on Downtown project.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Shuttered Midtown Walmart Could Gain Businesses, Dog Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

Shuttered Midtown Walmart Could Gain Businesses, Dog Park

Affordable Family Storage may redevelop area around its planned self-storage complex.

City Hall: Family Dollar, Gimbel Beat City In Court
City Hall

Family Dollar, Gimbel Beat City In Court

Area alderman and nonprofit pushed to close store, citing shoplifting, loitering and fighting.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling Former Teutonia Ave. Grocery
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling Former Teutonia Ave. Grocery

Mixed-use building occupies well-traveled segment of northside main street.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Associated Bank, Quarles Write Their Names on Skyline
Eyes on Milwaukee

Associated Bank, Quarles Write Their Names on Skyline

Associated's new signage costs more than $100,000, the Quarles signs cost $250,000.

Most Popular Real Estate Articles of 2022

Most Popular Real Estate Articles of 2022

Urban Milwaukee readers are interested in far more than just downtown development.

Plats and Parcels: City Selling Former Schlitz Tavern at 27th and Lisbon
Plats and Parcels

City Selling Former Schlitz Tavern at 27th and Lisbon

Built in 1907 as a tied-house tavern. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Wisconsin’s Largest Private Affordable Housing Complex
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Wisconsin’s Largest Private Affordable Housing Complex

Former factory in 30th Street Corridor finds new life as The Community Within The Corridor.

Friday Photos: From Classroom To Reality at 25th and North
Friday Photos

From Classroom To Reality at 25th and North

Bria Grant creating home for nonprofit, space for restaurant and saving vacant building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Owners Hope To Salvage Former Layton Park Auto Body
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Owners Hope To Salvage Former Layton Park Auto Body

From tax-delinquent brownfield to contracting hub.

City Hall: What To Look For On Your Property Tax Bill
City Hall

What To Look For On Your Property Tax Bill

You'll want to make sure this credit appears on your bill. It's worth nearly $250.

Three Charged In Killing of Milwaukee Postal Worker

Three Charged In Killing of Milwaukee Postal Worker

Kevin McCaa and Charles Ducksworth Jr. face life in prison. Missing package, likely of drugs, appears to be motive.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Owners Renovating Trinity Village On Far Northwest Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Owners Renovating Trinity Village On Far Northwest Side

But neighbors express concern about incoming young residents, need for communication.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Boutique Law Firm Buys Downtown Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Boutique Law Firm Buys Downtown Building

Leaders of OVB Law & Consulting acquire six-story Bartels Building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Starts On Marquette’s New Nursing School
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Starts On Marquette’s New Nursing School

Straz Hall, former business school, gets significant expansion and renovation.

Portion of Highland Ave. Will Honor Civil Rights Activist

Portion of Highland Ave. Will Honor Civil Rights Activist

Juanita Adams was non-violent protest leader in 1960s.

Dive Into Newly-Released 1950 Census Records

Dive Into Newly-Released 1950 Census Records

Family secrets or your house's history await. But it helps if you can read cursive.

Bike Racing Series Announces 2023 Milwaukee Dates

Bike Racing Series Announces 2023 Milwaukee Dates

Professional cycling returns to Bay View and Downer Avenue in June.

Plats and Parcels: Developer Pays $6 Million For Third Ward Site
Plats and Parcels

Developer Pays $6 Million For Third Ward Site

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

City of Milwaukee’s Credit Rating Cut Again

City of Milwaukee’s Credit Rating Cut Again

Downgrades will cost millions over time. Long-term fiscal plan needed.

Friday Photos: Nova Rises Over Van Buren
Friday Photos

Nova Rises Over Van Buren

New apartment building replaces surface parking lot on busy downtown street.

Vincent Lyles Will Lead Milwaukee Succeeds Initiative

Vincent Lyles Will Lead Milwaukee Succeeds Initiative

Former Boys & Girls CEO and current Aurora VP will lead Greater Milwaukee Foundation education effort.

City Hall: More Funding Needed To Defend Against Police-Related Lawsuit
City Hall

More Funding Needed To Defend Against Police-Related Lawsuit

Sam Hadaway was wrongfully imprisoned, city now spending repeatedly on outside attorney to defend against $7.5 million claim.

Dodd Takes Job At Charter School, Six Running To Replace Her

Dodd Takes Job At Charter School, Six Running To Replace Her

Former alderwoman's mystery job revealed.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Harley Divides HQ Campus Lots For Future Development
Eyes on Milwaukee

Harley Divides HQ Campus Lots For Future Development

Parking lots become marketable properties on paper, with no immediate change to actual use. But what’s to come?

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Doesn’t Have Money To Raze Northridge Mall
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Doesn’t Have Money To Raze Northridge Mall

It could cost $15 million. And Chinese investment group won't demolish it.

Republicans Announce Dates for 2024 Milwaukee Convention

Republicans Announce Dates for 2024 Milwaukee Convention

The Grand Old Party will take over Milwaukee in the middle of July.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Commission Will Review New Downtown Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Commission Will Review New Downtown Hotel

Plans proceeding for eight-story Tempo by Hilton across from Pere Marquette Park.

City Hall: Milwaukee Believes Census Didn’t Count 15,800 Residents
City Hall

Milwaukee Believes Census Didn’t Count 15,800 Residents

City submitting formal challenge with more than $21 million in federal aid on the line.

Eyes on Milwaukee: State Clearing 27th and Wisconsin Site For New Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

State Clearing 27th and Wisconsin Site For New Building

But there isn't any funding for the proposed state office building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City, MATC Still Seek To Train Students in Rehabbing Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

City, MATC Still Seek To Train Students in Rehabbing Homes

Progress has been slow. Ezekiel CDC steps in as new private partner.

Plats and Parcels: Buffalo Wild Wings TIF Could Fund Road Repairs
Plats and Parcels

Buffalo Wild Wings TIF Could Fund Road Repairs

Repairs and speed bumps for 8 southside streets. Plus: a recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: New Hotel Rises on City’s Edge
Friday Photos

New Hotel Rises on City’s Edge

Hotel will be Wisconsin's first WoodSpring Suites.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Providing Cleanup Loan To Redevelop Edison School
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Providing Cleanup Loan To Redevelop Edison School

City doing everything it can to see former Custer High School redeveloped into affordable housing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Approves Funding For Pedestrian Plaza, Protected Bike Lane
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Approves Funding For Pedestrian Plaza, Protected Bike Lane

Tax revenue from three apartment buildings will be tied to East Side pedestrian and bicycle improvements.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling 90 Lots To Advance Affordable Housing Effort
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling 90 Lots To Advance Affordable Housing Effort

Community Development Alliance looking to build 120 new houses in area around King Park.

Light the Hoan Hires First Executive Director

Light the Hoan Hires First Executive Director

Erika Smith's responsibilities include expanding partnerships, STEAM programming and lighting second side of bridge.

City Hall: Snow Plowing Could Take Longer This Winter
City Hall

Snow Plowing Could Take Longer This Winter

City faces staff shortage, changing strategies to improve service on residential side streets.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Former Pan Am Motel Could Be Redeveloped
Eyes on Milwaukee

Former Pan Am Motel Could Be Redeveloped

TEAM and Wisconsin Redevelopment plan affordable housing on W. Wisconsin Ave.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves Fiserv’s Suburb-to-City Move
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves Fiserv’s Suburb-to-City Move

Global company will fill former Boston Store, be joined by new downtown Kohl's.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deal On Affordable Housing Adds Bay View, Edison School Projects
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deal On Affordable Housing Adds Bay View, Edison School Projects

Housing fund will back 14 projects, including Martin Luther King Library redevelopment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Youth Prison Gains Plan Commission Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Youth Prison Gains Plan Commission Approval

But some nearby residents oppose project, cite lack of area council member.

Amazon Billionaire Gives $6.5 Million To Milwaukee Schools

Amazon Billionaire Gives $6.5 Million To Milwaukee Schools

MacKenzie Scott funds Hmong American Peace Academy and Carmen Schools.

Lena Taylor Is Running for Municipal Court

Lena Taylor Is Running for Municipal Court

Veteran state senator will again pursue local office, hoping to replace Derek Mosley.

Plats and Parcels: Residential Treatment Center Opens Downtown
Plats and Parcels

Residential Treatment Center Opens Downtown

48-bed eating disorder facility in a 7-story building. Plus: All the week's real estate news.

DHS Leader Karen Timberlake Leaving Gov. Evers Administration

DHS Leader Karen Timberlake Leaving Gov. Evers Administration

Timberlake has led Department of Health Services since January 2021.

Friday Photos: New Gym Rises at 76th and Good Hope
Friday Photos

New Gym Rises at 76th and Good Hope

Planet Fitness will open in retail complex.

Zapata Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Charge Related To Voter Fraud

Zapata Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Charge Related To Voter Fraud

Milwaukee's former number two election official represented by conservative law firm, poised to fight case.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Investment Advisor Group Leasing Space At BMO Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Investment Advisor Group Leasing Space At BMO Tower

Silvercrest Asset Management Group leasing space on 22nd floor.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Advancing New Harbor District Apartments With Brandon Rule
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Advancing New Harbor District Apartments With Brandon Rule

Focus on affordability leads to city support for Rule's proposal.

Eyes on Milwaukee: First “Affordable Forever” House Available From Community Land Trust
Eyes on Milwaukee

First “Affordable Forever” House Available From Community Land Trust

Buyer sought for new-to-Milwaukee strategy designed to create affordable housing, community wealth.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Kaufmann Won’t Build In Historic District
Eyes on Milwaukee

Kaufmann Won’t Build In Historic District

Developer sought to build new house, but found Historic Commission, neighbors too hard to work with.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Commission Rejects Mitchell Street Demolition
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Commission Rejects Mitchell Street Demolition

Five-story, 55-unit building sought. Developer could win appeal to Common Council.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Members, DCD and Citizens Panel At Odds Over Affordable Housing
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Members, DCD and Citizens Panel At Odds Over Affordable Housing

Confusion, disagreements over how to spend federal pandemic funds on housing projects.

New Designs For Key Downtown Sites Revealed

New Designs For Key Downtown Sites Revealed

Open-house meeting on 2040 Downtown Plan being held Wednesday night.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A New Plan To Save Schlitz Tied House
Eyes on Milwaukee

A New Plan To Save Schlitz Tied House

Historic Preservation Commission loves proposal to redevelop 1890 Riverwest property into food park.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fiserv’s Move Downtown Is About Attracting ‘Young, Diverse’ Workers
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fiserv’s Move Downtown Is About Attracting ‘Young, Diverse’ Workers

Council committee endorses complicated subsidy for Brookfield company's relocation.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan Commission Endorses 25-Story Lakefront Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan Commission Endorses 25-Story Lakefront Tower

'More slender, more elegant' plan gets unanimous approval.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Harbor District Building Could House Startups
Eyes on Milwaukee

Harbor District Building Could House Startups

And possibly a brewery. Charlie Hutchinson has big plans.

Plats and Parcels: City Creates Bronzeville Development Zone
Plats and Parcels

City Creates Bronzeville Development Zone

To spur development, limit chain businesses. Plus: a recap of week's real estate news.

City Hall: Nick DeSiato Is New Chief of Staff For Mayor Johnson
City Hall

Nick DeSiato Is New Chief of Staff For Mayor Johnson

Jim Bohl will lead city's lobbying team, Kimberly Montgomery is retiring.

Friday Photos: Groundbreaking For New Third Ward Tower
Friday Photos

Groundbreaking For New Third Ward Tower

Hines praises Milwaukee, and contractor says pile driving will be done at start of 2023.

Former Milwaukee Election Official Pleads Not Guilty On Election Fraud Charges

Former Milwaukee Election Official Pleads Not Guilty On Election Fraud Charges

Kimberly Zapata is now represented by conservative law firm connected to election decertification.

City Hall: Should Tent Encampment At MacArthur Square Have Bathrooms?
City Hall

Should Tent Encampment At MacArthur Square Have Bathrooms?

It's become a hotly-debated issue at City Hall as number of tents grows.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City To Fund 12 Affordable Housing Projects
Eyes on Milwaukee

City To Fund 12 Affordable Housing Projects

Using federal funds for everything from new apartments to blocking predatory landlords.

Eyes on Milwaukee: American Family Cancels Downtown Office Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

American Family Cancels Downtown Office Plan

Insurance company selling building, saying move to remove work is driving decision.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vacant Building Could Be Hub for Entrepreneurs
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vacant Building Could Be Hub for Entrepreneurs

Foreclosed office building at 76th and Capitol would see new life.

Special Elections Called For 3 Council Seats

Special Elections Called For 3 Council Seats

Northside races called to replace Chantia Lewis, Ashanti Hamilton and Nikiya Dodd.

City Hall: Milwaukee Sues Second Reckless Driver
City Hall

Milwaukee Sues Second Reckless Driver

LaShawn Thomas has received 37 traffic citations in five years

Milwaukee Rep Reveals Details, Designs of $75 Million Theater Overhaul

Milwaukee Rep Reveals Details, Designs of $75 Million Theater Overhaul

Multi-year project promises improvement to every space in three-theater complex.

City Hall: Perez Gives New Committee Assignments
City Hall

Perez Gives New Committee Assignments

Newly-elected alders get their first assignments. But others still doing double duty.

Plats and Parcels: Walker’s Point Tech Hub Draws 10 Tenants
Plats and Parcels

Walker’s Point Tech Hub Draws 10 Tenants

'Innovations hub' has egalitarian mission. Plus: Recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Downtown’s $456 Million Construction Project
Friday Photos

Downtown’s $456 Million Construction Project

Steel structure for expanded convention exhibition hall being assembled.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Funds Three Affordable Apartment Buildings
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Funds Three Affordable Apartment Buildings

Effort to get construction started on MLK Library, Edison School and Five Points Lofts.

Eyes on Milwaukee: See Inside Historic “Red Castle” Mansion, Now For Sale
Eyes on Milwaukee

See Inside Historic “Red Castle” Mansion, Now For Sale

18-room Schuster Mansion in Concordia neighborhood is on auction block.

City Hall: City Will Pay $237,480 For New Settlements, Lawsuits
City Hall

City Will Pay $237,480 For New Settlements, Lawsuits

One payout just the tip of the iceberg for incident that's cost taxpayers $518,000.

Council Renames 5th Street After William Finlayson

Council Renames 5th Street After William Finlayson

To honor doctor, civil rights pioneer, a renamed street through Bronzeville, North Side.

City Hall: Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd Resigns
City Hall

Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd Resigns

But questions remain on where she's going and where she's been.

City Hall: Council Overrides Mayor Johnson’s First Vetoes
City Hall

Council Overrides Mayor Johnson’s First Vetoes

Actions finalize 2023 budget with no cuts to libraries or fire department.

Why You Should Be An Urban Milwaukee Member

Why You Should Be An Urban Milwaukee Member

News outlets are dying; you can help build the future.

Milwaukee Sets New Homicide Record

Milwaukee Sets New Homicide Record

For the third straight year city has a new record high and it's only November.

Police Department Hiring 50 New Officers

Police Department Hiring 50 New Officers

MPD hopes recruiting classes will grow to be 30% women by 2030.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New East Side Pedestrian Plaza Planned
Eyes on Milwaukee

New East Side Pedestrian Plaza Planned

Tax revenue from new apartment buildings would pay for Ivanhoe Pl. plaza and area safety improvements

Plats and Parcels: Construction Starts on Bronzeville High School
Plats and Parcels

Construction Starts on Bronzeville High School

Plus: Will eastside school get redeveloped? And a recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: RC’s, Buddha Lounge, Warehouse Being Demolished
Friday Photos

RC’s, Buddha Lounge, Warehouse Being Demolished

A 56-unit apartment building will rise in their place.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Complicated Fiserv Subsidy Earns First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Complicated Fiserv Subsidy Earns First Approval

Complicated deal includes $7 million for financial company, $4.6 million for neighborhood improvements.

Good City Looking For Good Neighbor At Century City

Good City Looking For Good Neighbor At Century City

Affiliate of brewery still planning to build new industrial building.

City Hall: Supply Chain Slows Lead Service Lines Replacement
City Hall

Supply Chain Slows Lead Service Lines Replacement

Due to shortage of parts, city may complete only 900 of 1,100 planned 2022 replacements.

City Hall: Chambers, Brostoff Sworn In As Aldermen
City Hall

Chambers, Brostoff Sworn In As Aldermen

New council members welcomed by colleagues, face budget veto override vote next week.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Foxtown Landing Wins First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Foxtown Landing Wins First Approval

Architectural review board endorses proposed brewery, restaurant and adjacent dog park along Milwaukee River.

City Hall: Committee Approves $50,000 Settlement For Child Left In Towed Vehicle
City Hall

Committee Approves $50,000 Settlement For Child Left In Towed Vehicle

2018 incident involving intoxicated mother mishandled by police and city sued.

Conference Touts Mayor’s 1,000,000 Milwaukeeans Goal

Conference Touts Mayor’s 1,000,000 Milwaukeeans Goal

Urban Spaceship speakers offer ideas from scrapping I-794 to eliminating zoning code.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the Newly Opened Journal Commons
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the Newly Opened Journal Commons

Former newspaper headquarters now a 141-unit apartment building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Okays Carleton School Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Okays Carleton School Project

Despite complaints from neighbors, $18 million conversion of long-vacant school into 30 apartments approved.

City Hall: Former City Attorneys File Discrimination Claims
City Hall

Former City Attorneys File Discrimination Claims

City will spend up $40,000 for outside counsel and could face future settlements.

Milwaukee Port Director To Lead St. Lawrence Seaway

Milwaukee Port Director To Lead St. Lawrence Seaway

Tindall-Schlicht to oversee U.S. portion of seaway linking Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Marcus Center Unveils New Grounds
Eyes on Milwaukee

Marcus Center Unveils New Grounds

Kiley-grove replacement designed to provide more access, host more events.

Lakefront Tower Is Now Slimmer, Shorter

Lakefront Tower Is Now Slimmer, Shorter

Proposed tower at 1550 N. Prospect now 25 stories, 'better in every way,' says developer.

Plats and Parcels: The Encore Apartments Planned for Mitchell Street
Plats and Parcels

The Encore Apartments Planned for Mitchell Street

A 5-story, 55-unit complex at 11th and Mitchell. Plus: A recap of week's real estate news.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Judge Rules Northridge Demolition Should Proceed, Despite Appeal
Eyes on Milwaukee

Judge Rules Northridge Demolition Should Proceed, Despite Appeal

But will it? Mall remains unsecured and derelict.

Mayor Vetoes Library, Fire Service Cut Restorations in 2023 Milwaukee Budget

Mayor Vetoes Library, Fire Service Cut Restorations in 2023 Milwaukee Budget

In making first veto, Johnson offers compromise to Common Council.

Transportation: State Picks I-94 Expansion Over ‘Fix at Six’ Proposal
Transportation

State Picks I-94 Expansion Over ‘Fix at Six’ Proposal

But smaller Stadium Interchange proposed. Public meetings planned on final design for $1.2 billion project.

N. 5th St. Will Be Renamed for Dr. William Finlayson

N. 5th St. Will Be Renamed for Dr. William Finlayson

Black OBGYN doctor was trailblazer in Milwaukee.

Public Museum Will Host Town Hall About Proposed New Home

Public Museum Will Host Town Hall About Proposed New Home

Virtual event design to share survey results, solicit additional feedback.

New Leader for Downer Avenue Business District

New Leader for Downer Avenue Business District

Janet Henning, head of Shorewood BID, will add Upper East Side business district to her responsibilities.

Evers Defeats Michels, Wins Second Term

Evers Defeats Michels, Wins Second Term

Democrats score key win, maintain roadblock on Republican policies.

Mark Chambers, Jr. Wins Aldermanic Seat Last Held By Cavalier Johnson

Mark Chambers, Jr. Wins Aldermanic Seat Last Held By Cavalier Johnson

State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff also wins seat on Common Council.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New House Hits Snag With Historic Commission
Eyes on Milwaukee

New House Hits Snag With Historic Commission

Home owners must come before commission a third time with revised plan in December.

Mayor’s Office Adds ‘Vision Zero’ Czar

Mayor’s Office Adds ‘Vision Zero’ Czar

Newly-created position will coordinate citywide effort to eliminate traffic deaths.

Group Providing Free Rides To Polls

Group Providing Free Rides To Polls

Souls to the Polls will offer on-demand rides for Milwaukee residents. 'We can't sit this one out.'

Milwaukee Building New Cruise Ship Dock

Milwaukee Building New Cruise Ship Dock

Funding secured, dock to be completed by 2024, to help maintain, grow city's cruise ship business.

Keith Stanley Leaving Near West Side Partners

Keith Stanley Leaving Near West Side Partners

Group seeks new leader, Stanley moving to Charlotte to replicate nonprofit model.

City Hall: When Will Nikiya Dodd Resign?
City Hall

When Will Nikiya Dodd Resign?

Alderwoman returns after six-week absence, declines to answer any questions from press.

Plats and Parcels: Saz’s Plans Outdoor Event Venue
Plats and Parcels

Saz’s Plans Outdoor Event Venue

Walker's Point "eyesore" would become large, two-story venue. Plus: Our recap of week's real estate news.

Council Reverses Cuts, Raises Fees In Adopting 2023 Milwaukee Budget

Council Reverses Cuts, Raises Fees In Adopting 2023 Milwaukee Budget

But police will still see service reduction and drastic cuts will come in future years without changes at state level.

Milwaukee Deputy Election Director Charged With Felony, Motive Revealed

Milwaukee Deputy Election Director Charged With Felony, Motive Revealed

Kimberly Zapata was fired Wednesday, now charged for improperly requesting absentee ballots.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City’s Fiserv Subsidy Includes Vel Phillips Plaza Funding, Michigan Street Upgrades
Eyes on Milwaukee

City’s Fiserv Subsidy Includes Vel Phillips Plaza Funding, Michigan Street Upgrades

Relocation job target is 780 jobs within four years. Includes rules around work from home policies, bonuses for city residents.

Rite-Hite Affiliate Buys Global Water Center

Rite-Hite Affiliate Buys Global Water Center

Company expands its presence in Walker's Point by acquiring office building.

Illegal Ballot Requests Came From Deputy Milwaukee Election Director

Illegal Ballot Requests Came From Deputy Milwaukee Election Director

Kimberly Zapata was terminated Wednesday after revealing action.

City Hall: Johnson Names Former Deputy City Attorney To Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Johnson Names Former Deputy City Attorney To Fire & Police Commission

Miriam Horwitz would be commission's ninth member, fulfilling mayor's campaign pledge.

Downtown Dog Park Will Include Riverfront Brewery

Downtown Dog Park Will Include Riverfront Brewery

Foxtown Landing will include Foxtown Brewery and Fromm-sponsored dog park.

City Hall: Discrimination Lawsuit Will Cost City $400,000
City Hall

Discrimination Lawsuit Will Cost City $400,000

Council grumbles but okays settlement. 'A very bitter pill to swallow,' says Ald. Murphy.

Judge Derek Mosley Resigning For Marquette Job

Judge Derek Mosley Resigning For Marquette Job

Popular judge will now lead Lubar Center at Marquette Law School.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Unanimously Approves Deer District Concert Venues
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Unanimously Approves Deer District Concert Venues

Live Nation cleared to enter Milwaukee market, partner with Milwaukee Bucks.

City Hall: Where Is Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd?
City Hall

Where Is Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd?

Alderwoman is expected to resign, has missed last two council meetings.

Northridge Owner Appeals, Blocks Demolition Order

Northridge Owner Appeals, Blocks Demolition Order

2019 court case continues to drag on. Mall has been closed since 2003.

City Hall: Police Will Replace All Pistols After Misfiring Incidents
City Hall

Police Will Replace All Pistols After Misfiring Incidents

Sig Sauer guns fired several times without ever leaving holsters. Change will cost $500,000.

10 Ways to Make City More Sustainable

10 Ways to Make City More Sustainable

Climate change task force plan offers 'big ideas' to make Milwaukee more sustainable and equitable.

Plats and Parcels: Zoning Board Approves 5th Street Apartments
Plats and Parcels

Zoning Board Approves 5th Street Apartments

A six-story, 87 unit complex in Walker's Point. Plus: A recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Deer District Hotel Takes Shape
Friday Photos

Deer District Hotel Takes Shape

The Trade rises nine stories, with plenty of homages to Milwaukee and the Bucks embedded within.

City Hall: Council Beefing Up Negotiation Team In Advance of Public Safety Contract Talks
City Hall

Council Beefing Up Negotiation Team In Advance of Public Safety Contract Talks

Funding comes from City Attorney's Office.

City Hall: Mayor, Council At Odds Over How To Prepare For Fiscal Cliff
City Hall

Mayor, Council At Odds Over How To Prepare For Fiscal Cliff

But there is unanimous agreement that city faces a looming crisis.

Fiserv Moving Headquarters, More Than 750 Employees Downtown

Fiserv Moving Headquarters, More Than 750 Employees Downtown

Brookfield-based financial technology company with 44,000 employees moving HQ to former Boston Store building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Okays Sale of Former Movie Theater
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Okays Sale of Former Movie Theater

Father-daughter team would rehabilitate building into art studio and office.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Community Health Center Tops Off $17 Million Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Community Health Center Tops Off $17 Million Expansion

Project unifies Outreach's operations under one roof, improving health care programs.

Downtown Tower Attracts Federal Agency

Downtown Tower Attracts Federal Agency

Bureau of Land Management will occupy 8,797 square feet of 20-story Two Fifty building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deer District Concert Halls Okayed Again
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deer District Concert Halls Okayed Again

Zoning committee endorses project. Not our call to decide who is or isn't a monopoly, note Bauman, DCD.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selects Harbor District Developer
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selects Harbor District Developer

Rule Enterprises, an affordable housing developer will develop a key, two-acre, vacant site on Greenfield Ave.

City Hall: Proposed Budget Amendments Reverse Library, Fire Department Cuts
City Hall

Proposed Budget Amendments Reverse Library, Fire Department Cuts

Majority of council supports $4.7 million amendment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Teens Grow Greens Plans Big Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Teens Grow Greens Plans Big Expansion

Nonprofit will tear down Webers Greenhouse to develop 'The Green Acre,' a $7 million complex with several greenhouses.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Whither Harley-Davidson’s Headquarters?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Whither Harley-Davidson’s Headquarters?

Motorcycle manufacturer will repurpose complex - but how?- amidst growing trend of remote workers.

Plats and Parcels: Bucks Guard Sells Brewers Hill Property
Plats and Parcels

Bucks Guard Sells Brewers Hill Property

Pat Connaughton's company gets cold feet. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan To Convert Carleton School To Housing Revived
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan To Convert Carleton School To Housing Revived

2019 apartment project for 41st and Silver Spring revised. But some neighbors still object.

Friday Photos: Construction Starts on Elevation 1659 Apartments
Friday Photos

Construction Starts on Elevation 1659 Apartments

But design for project on Water and Jackson is modified since initial 2019 approval.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vacant Lot Near Bay View Cottages For Sale
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vacant Lot Near Bay View Cottages For Sale

Your modern dream home near the lake adjacent to 1860s workers cottages?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Building Street Through Bradley Center Site
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Building Street Through Bradley Center Site

But only conditionally. Proposal hinges on approval of new concert venue.

City Hall: Port Director Leaving For Job in Biden Administration
City Hall

Port Director Leaving For Job in Biden Administration

Adam Tindall-Schlicht spent four years atop Port Milwaukee, making major improvements.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A New Design For Prospect Avenue Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

A New Design For Prospect Avenue Tower

Revised design for tower that neighbors opposed would be shorter and set back further.

Proposed Iron District Soccer Team Would Start Play in 2025

Proposed Iron District Soccer Team Would Start Play in 2025

Naming contest underway. Team would compete in USL Championship League.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Reserve on The River Inches Towards Groundbreaking
Eyes on Milwaukee

Reserve on The River Inches Towards Groundbreaking

Second half of River House development would fill gap in riverwalk, add 222 apartments to Lower East Side.

Immersive Beyond Monet Experience Opens Thursday

Immersive Beyond Monet Experience Opens Thursday

Learn the story behind the exhibit and how to best experience it.

Tim Michels Promises to Fix Milwaukee

Tim Michels Promises to Fix Milwaukee

But how? He made his case Tuesday at Rotary luncheon.

Deal Struck To Allow Pabst To Operate Historic Mansion as Venue

Deal Struck To Allow Pabst To Operate Historic Mansion as Venue

Attorney Mike Maistelman works with PTG, Alderman Robert Bauman and neighbors to craft agreement. Alderman otherwise fears demolition.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Church Mutual Opens Milwaukee Office With Support From Former Packers
Eyes on Milwaukee

Church Mutual Opens Milwaukee Office With Support From Former Packers

Portion of new downtown office named for linebacker George Koonce.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Can’t Figure Out What To Do With Northridge Menards Proposal
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Can’t Figure Out What To Do With Northridge Menards Proposal

Retailer wants to add self-storage units to parking lot next to building. City concerned about unintended consequences, future development.

City Hall: Milwaukee Spending $1.5 Million On Lawsuits, Including Two Police Conduct Cases
City Hall

Milwaukee Spending $1.5 Million On Lawsuits, Including Two Police Conduct Cases

And another $1.5 million in settlements is pending.

Group Unveils Plans To Replace 794 With Boulevard

Group Unveils Plans To Replace 794 With Boulevard

Rethink 794 thinks replacing elevated freeway with boulevard could lead to $1.5 billion in development, better city.

Plats and Parcels: Former East Side Abortion Clinic For Sale
Plats and Parcels

Former East Side Abortion Clinic For Sale

Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news

Friday Photos: New Beerline Trail Connector Building
Friday Photos

New Beerline Trail Connector Building

Building will be a hub, with new cafe, on expanded trail.

City Hall: Library Poised To Cut Services At 5 Branches In 2023
City Hall

Library Poised To Cut Services At 5 Branches In 2023

Council debates what libraries and if service could be restored.

Transportation: City Wins Grant To Reconstruct Cherry Street Bridge
Transportation

City Wins Grant To Reconstruct Cherry Street Bridge

Bridge, which connects Downtown to Brewers Hill, was built in 1940.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Cream City Brick House Proposed For East Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

Cream City Brick House Proposed For East Side

Developer Juli Kaufmann would build new residence with reclaimed brick.

Transportation: Construction Underway on Traffic Calming Projects
Transportation

Construction Underway on Traffic Calming Projects

New curb bump-outs and other interventions aim to reduce reckless driving.

Transportation: 2023 Milwaukee Budget Includes $500,000 Protected Bike Lane Fund
Transportation

2023 Milwaukee Budget Includes $500,000 Protected Bike Lane Fund

But will council approve it?

Renovated Green Bay Playfield Opens

Renovated Green Bay Playfield Opens

MPS-owned park located near Interstate 43 and Capitol Drive

Evers Says Fixing Financial Relationship Between State, Milwaukee and Other Cities Is Top Priority

Evers Says Fixing Financial Relationship Between State, Milwaukee and Other Cities Is Top Priority

But his proposal leaves Milwaukee far short of the revenue it needs to avoid substantial cuts.

City Hall: Council Delays Decision On Whether To Allow Pabst Wedding Venue
City Hall

Council Delays Decision On Whether To Allow Pabst Wedding Venue

PTG bought Villa Filomena earlier this year, but downtown mansion has long drawn complaints from neighbors.

Eyes on Milwaukee: After UWM Lawsuit Loss, City Could Rewrite Historic Preservation Ordinance
Eyes on Milwaukee

After UWM Lawsuit Loss, City Could Rewrite Historic Preservation Ordinance

Change would be a safeguard on state-owned buildings.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Neighbors Give Up, Historic Commission Rules Summit Homes Not Historic
Eyes on Milwaukee

Neighbors Give Up, Historic Commission Rules Summit Homes Not Historic

But proposed apartment building still needs zoning change.

Milwaukee Police Have Towed More Than 100 Vehicles Since May For Reckless Driving

Milwaukee Police Have Towed More Than 100 Vehicles Since May For Reckless Driving

New policy targets worst offenders, and it has found a number.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ahead of Council Votes, FPC Announces Labor Agreements for Concert Venues
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ahead of Council Votes, FPC Announces Labor Agreements for Concert Venues

All jobs at proposed Live Nation-affiliated venues will be performed by union members.

Plats and Parcels: Former Bay View MCFI Facility For Sale
Plats and Parcels

Former Bay View MCFI Facility For Sale

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

Friday Photos: Steel Rises on Wisconsin Center Expansion
Friday Photos

Steel Rises on Wisconsin Center Expansion

$456 million development is largest project underway in Milwaukee

City Hall: Chantia Lewis Ordered To Pay More Than $27,000
City Hall

Chantia Lewis Ordered To Pay More Than $27,000

Former alderwoman currently serving 30 days in custody for campaign finance violations.

City Hall: What Two Fire Stations Will Milwaukee Fire Department Cut?
City Hall

What Two Fire Stations Will Milwaukee Fire Department Cut?

Or will an influx of Medicaid money stave off cut?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Signicast Opens New Plant in Menomonee Valley
Eyes on Milwaukee

Signicast Opens New Plant in Menomonee Valley

Hartford company opening plant in city to combat labor shortage.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Loses Again In Bid To Prevent Columbia Hospital Demolition
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Loses Again In Bid To Prevent Columbia Hospital Demolition

All of the windows now gone from the building while city seeks appeals court ruling.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Zizzo Opens New HQ In Historic Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Zizzo Opens New HQ In Historic Building

Marketing firm sits on the dividing line between Third Ward and Walker's Point with space that mixes fun with work.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Marquette’s New Business School
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Marquette’s New Business School

University has hit the home stretch on O'Brien Hall at 16th and Wisconsin.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Froedtert Planning New Southside Clinic
Eyes on Milwaukee

Froedtert Planning New Southside Clinic

North Shore Bank will also open branch

Eyes on Milwaukee: Business Incubator Planned for 52nd and Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

Business Incubator Planned for 52nd and Center

Entrepreneur-contractor-nurse would breathe new life into vacant building.

City Hall: Treasurer Coggs Rejects Budget Cuts
City Hall

Treasurer Coggs Rejects Budget Cuts

Mayor's proposed budget eliminates temporary workers, could begin eliminating practice of paying taxes in person.

Sen. Ron Johnson Attacks Milwaukee Elections

Sen. Ron Johnson Attacks Milwaukee Elections

While calling for an end to "division and anger," Johnson levies attack on Milwaukee's vote counting

Council Members Blast $500 Fix To Hyundai Theft Problem

Council Members Blast $500 Fix To Hyundai Theft Problem

Manufacturer selling kit to fix problem that has given rise to "Kia Boyz" phenenom.

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

Judge Rules Northridge Mall Must Be Demolished

Ruling is a win for city, but issues remain with demolishing building.

Plats and Parcels: Former Blatz Brewing Building Sold
Plats and Parcels

Former Blatz Brewing Building Sold

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

Friday Photos: Downer Avenue Townhomes Sit Nearly Finished
Friday Photos

Downer Avenue Townhomes Sit Nearly Finished

Four new condominiums replace fire-damaged triplex.

Republicans Name CEO of 2024 Convention

Republicans Name CEO of 2024 Convention

Retired Wisconsin businessman, former U.S. ambassador and longtime GOP leader Steve King will lead host team.

Former Alderwoman Chantia Lewis Booked Into House of Correction

Former Alderwoman Chantia Lewis Booked Into House of Correction

Lewis, who awaits restitution hearing, must serve 30 days in custody as part of plea agreement.

City Hall: Milwaukee’s Credit Rating Cut
City Hall

Milwaukee’s Credit Rating Cut

All three rating agencies have a negative outlook on cash-strapped city.

City Hall: Milwaukee Bucks Creating Deer District Business Improvement District
City Hall

Milwaukee Bucks Creating Deer District Business Improvement District

Self-taxing entity will be used to draw more events to area around Fiserv Forum.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ship-Loading Equipment Makes 1,500-Mile Trip To Port Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ship-Loading Equipment Makes 1,500-Mile Trip To Port Milwaukee

Part of largest investment in port in 60 years.

City Hall: Committee Endorses New Public Works Leaders
City Hall

Committee Endorses New Public Works Leaders

Council likes mayor's picks for DPW commissioner and city engineer.

City Hall: MacCanon Brown Street Renaming Held
City Hall

MacCanon Brown Street Renaming Held

For second time. Proposal honors longtime homeless advocate, but Ald. Stamper says no one contacted him.

Transportation: City Wants Feedback on KK River Trails
Transportation

City Wants Feedback on KK River Trails

Proposal would link two off-road trail segments, create corridor from South Side to Downtown

Vote Early at Fiserv Forum, 13 Other Sites

Vote Early at Fiserv Forum, 13 Other Sites

Bucks's arena among 14 early voting sites in city of Milwaukee for November election.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deer District Concert Venue Wins First Approval, Despite Objections
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deer District Concert Venue Wins First Approval, Despite Objections

Other concert venues fight Live Nation's entrance into Milwaukee market.

ABC Supply Opening Northwest Side Warehouse

ABC Supply Opening Northwest Side Warehouse

Diane Hendricks' company seeks first location in city in a building prior tenant 'destroyed.'

City Hall: Juneteenth Now An Official City Holiday
City Hall

Juneteenth Now An Official City Holiday

Ald. Milele Coggs leads the charge for full city recognition after 2014 'halfway measure'.

Plats and Parcels: Twin Disc Moving Headquarters to Milwaukee
Plats and Parcels

Twin Disc Moving Headquarters to Milwaukee

Racine company will be led from Third Ward. Plus: Recapping the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Lake Park Bridge Overhaul Nears Completion
Friday Photos

Lake Park Bridge Overhaul Nears Completion

Bridge to reopen next month after six-year closure

Transportation: City Assembles New Bicycle, Pedestrian Committee
Transportation

City Assembles New Bicycle, Pedestrian Committee

Have ideas? Complaints? This citizen-led group is in charge of making formal recommendations to city officials.

5 Can’t-Miss ‘Doors Open’ Destinations

5 Can’t-Miss ‘Doors Open’ Destinations

12th annual Doors Open Milwaukee features 115 buildings this weekend, but we wouldn't skip these five.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Rep Plans $75 Million Overhaul
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Rep Plans $75 Million Overhaul

Complete rebuilding of two theaters planned with Associated Bank becoming naming rights sponsor for entire Rep complex.

City Hall: Police Union Sues City, Wants All Its Guns Replaced
City Hall

Police Union Sues City, Wants All Its Guns Replaced

Suit says MPD's SIG Sauger guns inadvertently fired three times, twice injuring officers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Opportunity Center Releases Designs, Announces $5 Million Gift
Eyes on Milwaukee

Opportunity Center Releases Designs, Announces $5 Million Gift

Athletic facility near Capitol Drive and I-43 would be as inclusive as they come.

Eyes on Milwaukee: DOJ Suing Milwaukee Landlord, Property Manager
Eyes on Milwaukee

DOJ Suing Milwaukee Landlord, Property Manager

Federal government alleges East Side property owner and his manager violated Fair Housing Act.

City Hall: Council Approves Paying Four Settlements
City Hall

Council Approves Paying Four Settlements

Taxpayers on the hook for yet more city settlements.

City Hall: Washington, Burgos Join Fire-Police Board
City Hall

Washington, Burgos Join Fire-Police Board

City Fire & Police Commission now has a record eight members.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Unanimously Approves East Side Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Unanimously Approves East Side Apartments

After heated public hearings and controversy, there was no debate before full council.

City Hall: Mayor Johnson Introduces First Budget
City Hall

Mayor Johnson Introduces First Budget

Budget raises fees, taxes, cuts police, library hours as a result of 'broken' state funding system.

City Hall: Kessler Resigns From Fire-Police Board
City Hall

Kessler Resigns From Fire-Police Board

Retired judge's resignation delays mayor's push to create full, 9-member Fire & Police Commission.

Vice President Harris Will Visit Milwaukee

Vice President Harris Will Visit Milwaukee

Harris coming Thursday to speak at Democratic Attorneys General conference, meet with local Latino leaders.

Plats and Parcels: City Seeks Buyer For Historic Mansion
Plats and Parcels

City Seeks Buyer For Historic Mansion

1856 Italianate mansion on S. 27th St. has quite a history. Plus: all the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: McKinley School Saved From The Brink
Friday Photos

McKinley School Saved From The Brink

Gorman's redevelopment shows that virtually any building can be saved if there is a will to do so.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Expands Vision For Harbor District Riverwalk
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Expands Vision For Harbor District Riverwalk

Bathrooms, Kaszube historical pavilion, more boat docks, but railroad disconnect remains.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Affordable Apartment Project Near Downtown Gets Three-Month Extension
Eyes on Milwaukee

Affordable Apartment Project Near Downtown Gets Three-Month Extension

Haywood Group needs to finalize project financing by end of the year.

Transportation: Proposed Route for North-South BRT Line Unveiled
Transportation

Proposed Route for North-South BRT Line Unveiled

SEWRPC releases planned 27th Street bus rapid transit line plan.

Transportation: Should Brady Street Be Pedestrian-Only?
Transportation

Should Brady Street Be Pedestrian-Only?

Business improvement district asks for further study after fatal hit-and-run.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward Attracts Top 3D Printer Manufacturer
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward Attracts Top 3D Printer Manufacturer

Boston area company Formlabs, a leader in 3D printer industry, opens regional HQ here.

Eyes on Milwaukee: $7.5 Million Grant Will Help Create 5,000 New Minority Homeowners
Eyes on Milwaukee

$7.5 Million Grant Will Help Create 5,000 New Minority Homeowners

Wells Fargo provides grant to boost homeownership for Milwaukee people of color.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Wins Grant To Develop Site Beneath Marquette Interchange
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Wins Grant To Develop Site Beneath Marquette Interchange

With $3.25 million federal grant, Menomonee Valley site would receive street extension, water and sewer service.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Famed Art Museum Architect Returns For 20th Anniversary
Eyes on Milwaukee

Famed Art Museum Architect Returns For 20th Anniversary

Santiago Calatrava returns to Milwaukee. Free admission Friday at MAM .

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Building New Street in Third Ward
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Building New Street in Third Ward

New apartment building triggers long-desired extension of Corcoran Ave.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves East Side Apartment Project Despite Complaints
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves East Side Apartment Project Despite Complaints

Proposed Hackett Ave. building has drawn lawsuit, contested hearings and much angst.

City Hall: Milwaukee Aims ‘Howitzer’ At Lawsuit
City Hall

Milwaukee Aims ‘Howitzer’ At Lawsuit

Bauman calls lawsuit by real estate agents claiming city misused federal funds 'totally bogus.'

Eyes on Milwaukee: 66 Developers Bid To Rehab City’s Vacant Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

66 Developers Bid To Rehab City’s Vacant Homes

'Unprecedented response' of 66 submissions, with 15 selected to rehab 150 homes.

Milwaukee Faces Cruise Ship Arms Race

Milwaukee Faces Cruise Ship Arms Race

Will new dock secure success for Port Milwaukee? Or will Chicago and Duluth steal the business?

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance Seeks New Leader

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance Seeks New Leader

Executive director Jeremy Ebersole leaving the city's leading historic preservation group.

Plats and Parcels: Proposed River House Complex Grows
Plats and Parcels

Proposed River House Complex Grows

Plus: recapping all the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: New Land Giving New Shape To Van Buren St.
Friday Photos

New Land Giving New Shape To Van Buren St.

Steel structure will soon join mass-timber Ascent.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Hotel Changes Hands in Sheriff’s Sale
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Hotel Changes Hands in Sheriff’s Sale

Atlanta-based company purchases former Fairfield Inn & Suites on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Mayor Nominates Kevin Muhs To Serve As City Engineer

Mayor Nominates Kevin Muhs To Serve As City Engineer

Muhs currently leads Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.

City Hall: Committee Backs Johnson’s FPC Nominees
City Hall

Committee Backs Johnson’s FPC Nominees

Council committee endorses two "immensely qualified" candidates to finally fill Fire & Police Commission.

Transportation: Can City Make Fond du Lac Avenue Safer?
Transportation

Can City Make Fond du Lac Avenue Safer?

Project would rebuild portion of artery that leads into Downtown, but may not include major changes.

Council Mulls Speed Hump Policy

Council Mulls Speed Hump Policy

Nearly 250 to be installed in 2022, but what should city do next year and at what cost?

Eyes on Milwaukee: ‘White Box’ Buildings Planned for 124th and Brown Deer
Eyes on Milwaukee

‘White Box’ Buildings Planned for 124th and Brown Deer

Spec industrial buildings planned for virgin soil at city's northwestern border.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward Tower Site Sells For $6 Million
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward Tower Site Sells For $6 Million

Developer expected to ramp up construction of 31-story tower along the river.

NY Investor Buys Office Building Near State Fair Park

NY Investor Buys Office Building Near State Fair Park

Former We Energies facility had been redeveloped into office complex.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Company Bets on Suburban-Style Offices
Eyes on Milwaukee

Company Bets on Suburban-Style Offices

Park Place building one of 53 acquired by national real estate firm, but will it pay off?

Photo Gallery: 2022 Labor Day Parade
Photo Gallery

2022 Labor Day Parade

Union members march to lakefront festival grounds to see President Joe Biden.

Plats and Parcels: Iron District Construction Starting
Plats and Parcels

Iron District Construction Starting

But not on the soccer stadium or concert venue. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Long Chase, Downtown Shootout Leads To Death of Homicide Suspect

Long Chase, Downtown Shootout Leads To Death of Homicide Suspect

Southside traffic stop results in chase that ends at Water Street bar district.

Friday Photos: Taxco Apartment Complex Nears Completion
Friday Photos

Taxco Apartment Complex Nears Completion

Apartment building in the front, art canvas in the back.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northridge Unsecured, Owners Face $26,000 In Fines
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northridge Unsecured, Owners Face $26,000 In Fines

Fine will increase if problems not addressed. Final hearing scheduled for Oct. 3.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Author, YIMBY Nolan Gray Headlining Urban Spaceship Conference
Eyes on Milwaukee

Author, YIMBY Nolan Gray Headlining Urban Spaceship Conference

Annual conference's 2022 theme is "growing Milwaukee to a million person city."

Lime Scooters Return to Milwaukee

Lime Scooters Return to Milwaukee

Formal launch event for all operators Friday.

City Hall: Mayor Taps Jerrel Kruschke To Lead Department of Public Works
City Hall

Mayor Taps Jerrel Kruschke To Lead Department of Public Works

Kruschke, current interim commissioner and city engineer, has risen quickly through the ranks.

Wisconsin Center Seeks Artists For Expansion

Wisconsin Center Seeks Artists For Expansion

$1.5 million will be spent on art to enliven convention center expansion.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Goodwill Donating Building To Charter School
Eyes on Milwaukee

Goodwill Donating Building To Charter School

Former factory building would be donated to Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy.

City Hall: Ashanti Hamilton Resigns For Administration Job
City Hall

Ashanti Hamilton Resigns For Administration Job

New head of Office of Violence Prevention was 1st District alderman since 2004.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Lawsuit Dropped Over East Side Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Lawsuit Dropped Over East Side Apartments

Neighbors sued to stop project, only to drop the suit while still raising objections.

Bucks Win Another World Championship!

Bucks Win Another World Championship!

But this time it's for the NBA 2K League video game.

City Lets You Paint Your Street or Sidewalk

City Lets You Paint Your Street or Sidewalk

'Paint the Pavement' program invites you to turn asphalt into artwork. But don't forget the anti-slip additive.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fight Over Former Columbia Hospital Heads Back To Court
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fight Over Former Columbia Hospital Heads Back To Court

City appeals ruling, seeks to block UWM's further demolition of hospital.

President To Visit Milwaukee On Labor Day

President To Visit Milwaukee On Labor Day

Biden will make his second presidential visit to city, attend Laborfest.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mayor Johnson Moves to Concordia Neighborhood
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mayor Johnson Moves to Concordia Neighborhood

A new house for new mayor, who buys historic mansion on Near West Side.

Plats and Parcels: Northwest Side Tower Changes Hands
Plats and Parcels

Northwest Side Tower Changes Hands

Seller and buyer of office tower both from the East Coast. Plus: A recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: BRT Stations Reshape Wisconsin Avenue
Friday Photos

BRT Stations Reshape Wisconsin Avenue

New transit line transforming Milwaukee's main street even before operation begins.

Eyes on Milwaukee: FPC Files For Design Approval For Deer District Concert Complex
Eyes on Milwaukee

FPC Files For Design Approval For Deer District Concert Complex

But opposition emerges and the Wisconsin Center District raises concern.

Chantia Lewis Sentenced To 30 Days In Custody, 3 Years Probation

Chantia Lewis Sentenced To 30 Days In Custody, 3 Years Probation

Sentence much lighter than DA wanted for two campaign finance felonies.

City Hall: It’s City Budget Education Week
City Hall

It’s City Budget Education Week

Why does Milwaukee face a fiscal crisis? What can be done? Virtual events will provide answers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Convention Center Expansion Costs Grow By $36 Million
Eyes on Milwaukee

Convention Center Expansion Costs Grow By $36 Million

It's now a $456 million project, with $20 million in additional borrowing.

MKE Brewing Selling 9th Street Brewery

MKE Brewing Selling 9th Street Brewery

Brewery and taproom will close on Aug. 30, but beers are expected to live on.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Commission Approves Controversial Church Apartment Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

Commission Approves Controversial Church Apartment Plan

Heated hearing results in addition of a traffic study that city officials expect to prove negligible impact.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The 1500s Development May Be Nixed
Eyes on Milwaukee

The 1500s Development May Be Nixed

Owner-occupant of proposed Lower East Side office and townhouse project lists property for sale.

Eyes on Milwaukee: ‘100,000 Parts’ Complex Listed For Sale
Eyes on Milwaukee

‘100,000 Parts’ Complex Listed For Sale

Former Bay View store includes 4 properties. Another 3-property site available across the street.

Plats and Parcels: Former Northwest Side Sam’s Club Sold As Industrial Property
Plats and Parcels

Former Northwest Side Sam’s Club Sold As Industrial Property

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

Friday Photos: UWM’s Klotsche Center Expansion
Friday Photos

UWM’s Klotsche Center Expansion

$8 million project adds a 16,400-square-foot annex for basketball teams.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Harbor Commission Approves Massive Cleanup Facility
Eyes on Milwaukee

Harbor Commission Approves Massive Cleanup Facility

New 42-acre, MMSD facility on lake could store 1.9 million cubic yards of sediment

Kia, Hyundai Thefts Now National Problem

Kia, Hyundai Thefts Now National Problem

Chicago's auto thefts up 767%, Seattle up 620% as Milwaukee's scourge spreads via social media.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 10 Riverwalk Projects Will Greatly Expand System
Eyes on Milwaukee

10 Riverwalk Projects Will Greatly Expand System

Three-mile, award-winning corridor is becoming far more than a downtown amenity.

City Hall: Milwaukee Gets $18 Million Opioid Settlement
City Hall

Milwaukee Gets $18 Million Opioid Settlement

But overdoses, deaths and need for treatment continue to increase.

City Hall: Who Will Run To Replace Hamilton and Lewis?
City Hall

Who Will Run To Replace Hamilton and Lewis?

Four of 15 Common Council seats are vacant or due to be. Is Rep. David Bowen running?

Ashanti Hamilton Will Lead Office of Violence Prevention

Ashanti Hamilton Will Lead Office of Violence Prevention

Alderman will resign to take post in his onetime rival's administration.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Judge Holds Northridge Mall Owners In Contempt, Issues $2,000 Daily Fine
Eyes on Milwaukee

Judge Holds Northridge Mall Owners In Contempt, Issues $2,000 Daily Fine

Chinese ownership group given until Friday to secure mall, trial scheduled for October 3.

Plats and Parcels: New Credit Union For The Harbor District
Plats and Parcels

New Credit Union For The Harbor District

A branch of Summit Credit Union on S. 1st St. Plus: recapping the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: UWM’s New Chemistry Building Rises
Friday Photos

UWM’s New Chemistry Building Rises

Building will be a gateway to STEM education on UWM campus.

Eyes on Milwaukee: UWM Demolishing Former Columbia Hospital
Eyes on Milwaukee

UWM Demolishing Former Columbia Hospital

City could still sue, but time is running out.

City Hall: Council Gives First Approval to New Youth Prison Site
City Hall

Council Gives First Approval to New Youth Prison Site

But promises substantial time remains for formal public comment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northridge Mall Suffers Fourth Fire In A Month
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northridge Mall Suffers Fourth Fire In A Month

Fire chief and mayor are fed up. Lawsuit to demolish building has critical hearing Monday.

Milwaukee Company Entering Scooter Market

Milwaukee Company Entering Scooter Market

Johnny V's Blue Duck is setting up shop downtown.

Transportation: Feds Don’t Select Milwaukee For Streetcar Grant
Transportation

Feds Don’t Select Milwaukee For Streetcar Grant

But Beloit gets funds to build a bridge to a casino.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction To Start On Water and Jackson Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction To Start On Water and Jackson Apartments

Elevation 1659 will offer unique "fingers" design.

Chambers vs. Ballard For Common Council Seat

Chambers vs. Ballard For Common Council Seat

Chambers gets 60% of vote in three-way primary to fill mayor's former council seat.

Trump Boosts Michels Over Kleefisch

Trump Boosts Michels Over Kleefisch

Evers vs. Michels, Johnson vs. Barnes will make it a fall of nonstop ads. Plus: Vos almost loses.

Darrin Madison Wins Assembly Race Over Kennedy

Darrin Madison Wins Assembly Race Over Kennedy

Madison, Clancy will join Assembly with backing of Democratic Socialists of America.

Hodges Beats Christenson For Court Clerk Post

Hodges Beats Christenson For Court Clerk Post

Retired deputy will replace John Barrett, brother of former mayor.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 23 Homes Receiving Free Repairs in Lindsay Heights
Eyes on Milwaukee

23 Homes Receiving Free Repairs in Lindsay Heights

500 volunteers will make $300,000 worth of repairs and upgrades.

Evers Announces Milwaukee Site For Lincoln Hills Replacement

Evers Announces Milwaukee Site For Lincoln Hills Replacement

Replacement for troubled youth justice facility would be on city's northwest side.

Nonprofit Launches Housing Acquisition Fund To Block Outside Investors

Nonprofit Launches Housing Acquisition Fund To Block Outside Investors

Program aims to buy single-family homes in bulk, sell them to low and moderate income Milwaukeeans.

Vote Tuesday: Statewide Republican Candidates
Vote Tuesday

Statewide Republican Candidates

Hotly-contested race for gubernatorial nomination is just the tip of the iceberg.

Vote Tuesday: Statewide Democratic Candidates
Vote Tuesday

Statewide Democratic Candidates

Contested races for treasurer, secretary of state, lieutenant governor and U.S. senator.

Vote Tuesday: 10th Assembly District Race
Vote Tuesday

10th Assembly District Race

Voters in the northeast corner of Milwaukee, Shorewood and Glendale will elect a new state representative.

Vote Tuesday: 2nd District Common Council Race
Vote Tuesday

2nd District Common Council Race

Three candidates vying to fill Cavalier Johnson's former Common Council seat.

Plats and Parcels: Developer Buys Shuttered East Side Tavern
Plats and Parcels

Developer Buys Shuttered East Side Tavern

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

Friday Photos: Developers Turn Corner Lot Into Five Apartments
Friday Photos

Developers Turn Corner Lot Into Five Apartments

Bay View bungalow gets new neighbors.

Don’t Miss Bronzeville Week

Don’t Miss Bronzeville Week

Eight-day event runs from Aug. 6-13

Milwaukee Wins 2024 Republican National Convention

Milwaukee Wins 2024 Republican National Convention

It's official. GOP will pick its presidential nominee in Milwauk