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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Protasiewicz Running For Supreme Court

Protasiewicz Running For Supreme Court

Milwaukee circuit court judge running in 2023 election for seat being vacated by retiring Justice Roggensack.

Council Members Asking RNC For $6 Million

Council Members Asking RNC For $6 Million

Milwaukee can't otherwise benefit from convention because of lack of sales or hotel tax.

Spike Brewing Could Build New Facility

Spike Brewing Could Build New Facility

Brewing equipment manufacturer with sales in 20 countries would occupy vacant city lot near Holton and Capitol.

The World Naked Bike Ride Returns

The World Naked Bike Ride Returns

Milwaukee's second annual 'bare as you dare' event takes place June 25.

New High School Planned in Bronzeville

New High School Planned in Bronzeville

Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy would demolish warehouse for new building.

Advocacy Groups Urge City, Reject RNC

Advocacy Groups Urge City, Reject RNC

Milwaukee a finalist for Republican convention. Mayor calls it a 'business decision, not a political one.'

City Hall: City Plans 27 Early Voting Sites
City Hall

City Plans 27 Early Voting Sites

Council set to approve list, including Fiserv Forum and Gee's Clippers, but not all may be used.

1,000 Cruise Passengers Visited City On Weekend

1,000 Cruise Passengers Visited City On Weekend

Record tourism weekend for Milwaukee, with three cruise ships visiting city.

Evers Awards $2.2 Million For City Policing

Evers Awards $2.2 Million For City Policing

ARPA funds will aid Milwaukee's efforts to control crowds, curb violence in downtown bar districts.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks, FPC Plan Downtown Concert Venue
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks, FPC Plan Downtown Concert Venue

Two buildings with 800 and 4,000 person capacities on former Bradley Center site.

Eyes on Milwaukee: More Renderings of Downtown ‘Iron District’ Released
Eyes on Milwaukee

More Renderings of Downtown ‘Iron District’ Released

11-acre development with new soccer stadium, concert venue lists big-name supporters.

Plats and Parcels: Bay View Restaurant Would Have Two Buildings, Multiple Patios
Plats and Parcels

Bay View Restaurant Would Have Two Buildings, Multiple Patios

$2.5 million restaurant complex planned. Plus: A big week of real estate news.

Friday Photos: Nova Rises Along Van Buren
Friday Photos

Nova Rises Along Van Buren

New apartment building will eventually rise eight stories over busy downtown street.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Century City Will Be Used For Concrete Crushing
Eyes on Milwaukee

Century City Will Be Used For Concrete Crushing

Concrete will be trucked west from N. Humboldt Blvd.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Wisconsin Center Expansion Over Budget
Eyes on Milwaukee

Wisconsin Center Expansion Over Budget

WCD exploring value engineering, additional bonding, federal grants and cutting features.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Soccer Stadium, Concert Venue Planned For Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

Soccer Stadium, Concert Venue Planned For Downtown

6th and Michigan complex would transform Westown and impact local concert business.

Brandon Jennings Attempting to Launch Milwaukee Voucher School

Brandon Jennings Attempting to Launch Milwaukee Voucher School

Former NBA player seeking to open BALL City Academy.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Admiral’s Wharf Construction Could Start This Summer
Eyes on Milwaukee

Admiral’s Wharf Construction Could Start This Summer

Developer moving to close financing package after two years of delays.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 100,000 Parts Store Closed, Auction Underway
Eyes on Milwaukee

100,000 Parts Store Closed, Auction Underway

Owner Dan Wiken passed away in 2021 at the age of 92.

Summerfest Will Pay Full Cost of Policing For Second Straight Year

Summerfest Will Pay Full Cost of Policing For Second Straight Year

After the issue came to a head in 2019, city is being compensated for securing festival.

Transportation: ‘Traffic Gardens’ Coming to MPS Buildings
Transportation

‘Traffic Gardens’ Coming to MPS Buildings

Part of Safe Routes to School program, teaching students how to bike and follow rules of the road.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward Apartments Design Overhauled
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward Apartments Design Overhauled

But architectural review board raises many issues for planned apartment complex. Expect more changes and a new city street.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Boone & Crockett Owners Building Public Riverwalk
Eyes on Milwaukee

Boone & Crockett Owners Building Public Riverwalk

Owners will create first riverwalk segment along Milwaukee's inner harbor.

Milwaukee Will Enforce Citywide Curfew For Those 16 And Under

Milwaukee Will Enforce Citywide Curfew For Those 16 And Under

Decision comes after 21 shot, 11 arrested from three Friday shootings.

City Hall: Judge Reverses $1.4 Million Verdict Against Bauman, City
City Hall

Judge Reverses $1.4 Million Verdict Against Bauman, City

Lawsuit over Bauman's criticism of demolished housing facility dates back to 2007.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Employ Milwaukee Opens Office On Northwest Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

Employ Milwaukee Opens Office On Northwest Side

New satellite office, the first of others planned, is located within a church.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling Building At 58th And Burleigh
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling Building At 58th And Burleigh

Two-story, mid-century building has potential and one-time connection to controversial landlord.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Taco John’s, Popeyes Opening Near Airport
Eyes on Milwaukee

Taco John’s, Popeyes Opening Near Airport

Plan Commission okays two new fast food places in vacant site at 5th and Layton.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Menomonee Valley Building Wins Key Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Menomonee Valley Building Wins Key Approval

180,469-square-foot building on Canal St. to be built on 'spec,' as a possible warehouse.

Lakefront Beer Garden Will Return

Lakefront Beer Garden Will Return

War Memorial beer garden, operated by Kegel's, will offer longer hours, live music, weekly bike rides.

Michels Leads Kleefisch In New Poll

Michels Leads Kleefisch In New Poll

Recently announced candidate in GOP primary for governor 1% ahead of Kleefisch; most voters still "not sure" who to support.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Former Midtown Center Wal-Mart For Sale
Eyes on Milwaukee

Former Midtown Center Wal-Mart For Sale

Vacant since 2016, store will be auctioned off starting June 20. Starting bid is $825,000.

Plats and Parcels: Bray Architects Could Move HQ In Walker’s Point
Plats and Parcels

Bray Architects Could Move HQ In Walker’s Point

Company is growing, could be on the move. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Downtown Curfew Instituted, Bucks Watch Party Canceled

Downtown Curfew Instituted, Bucks Watch Party Canceled

Mass shooting triggers two-night curfew for individuals under 21, Bucks cancel Deer District party.

17 People Shot, 10 In Custody From Water Street Shooting

17 People Shot, 10 In Custody From Water Street Shooting

21 people shot across three incidents downtown Friday night following Bucks game.

Friday Photos: Element Opens in Walker’s Point, Nearly Fully Leased
Friday Photos

Element Opens in Walker’s Point, Nearly Fully Leased

New S. 5th St. apartment building finds no issue drawing residents.

Milwaukee Preparing Agreement For Possible Republican National Convention

Milwaukee Preparing Agreement For Possible Republican National Convention

Common Council would approve framework agreement to allow formal work with GOP.

Hue Opens New Bay View Location

Hue Opens New Bay View Location

Restaurant constructed a new building in front of former Sven's Cafe to create new space.

Last Call To Buy Milwaukee Brewing Company

Last Call To Buy Milwaukee Brewing Company

Disposition firm seeking offers by May 25 to buy all or parts of brewery.

No New Third Ward Concert Venue

No New Third Ward Concert Venue

FPC is considering other sites away from Summerfest grounds.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Commission Debates Artificial Turf for High School Field
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Commission Debates Artificial Turf for High School Field

Commission overrules its staff to allow Washington High School to install artificial turf field.

Transportation: Green Infrastructure Project Planned For Interstate 94 and Becher Street
Transportation

Green Infrastructure Project Planned For Interstate 94 and Becher Street

Site divides Harbor District and Bay View from Lincoln Village, has homeless encampment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 2022 Mayor’s Design Awards Announced
Eyes on Milwaukee

2022 Mayor’s Design Awards Announced

25 projects cover entire city, range from big to small.

Aurora Announces Merger, HQ Relocation to North Carolina

Aurora Announces Merger, HQ Relocation to North Carolina

Merger with Atrium Health would create nation's 5th biggest healthcare provider.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Concordia 27 Will Offer Housing, Meals, Education
Eyes on Milwaukee

Concordia 27 Will Offer Housing, Meals, Education

NWSP, State, Wiegand to redevelop N. 27th St. building, create west side community hub.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Awards Vouchers to 7 West Side Housing Projects
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Awards Vouchers to 7 West Side Housing Projects

Awards will advance the creation or rehabilitation of 390 apartments.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Strikes Out In WHEDA Awards
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Strikes Out In WHEDA Awards

Not one new city project won tax credits in latest round of WHEDA awards.

City Hall: Street Lighting Still Burning Issue For City
City Hall

Street Lighting Still Burning Issue For City

Lights are frequently out. Council allocates $20 million to replace them, but effort may take years to complete.

Dining: New High-End Restaurant For Downtown
Dining

New High-End Restaurant For Downtown

Mediterranean restaurant Lupi & Iris features food by James Beard award-winning chef.

Potawatomi Plans $100 Million Casino Overhaul

Potawatomi Plans $100 Million Casino Overhaul

Adding 1,800 slot machines, high-limit gambling room and rock'n'roll restaurant.

New Giannis Mural Completed

New Giannis Mural Completed

A 54-feet-high mural on E. Wisconsin has Giannis looking west toward Fiserv Forum.

City Handing Out Free Gun Locks

City Handing Out Free Gun Locks

Part of broader effort to reduce gun violence and accidental shootings by kids, say mayor and police chief.

City Hall: Special Election Called For Kovac’s Seat
City Hall

Special Election Called For Kovac’s Seat

Veteran alderman is now the city budget director. Primary would be on August 9

Transportation: Cruise Ship Leaves Milwaukee Twice
Transportation

Cruise Ship Leaves Milwaukee Twice

Ship gets as far north as Mequon, then returns to port due to a missing crew member.

Plats and Parcels: Factory Faces $15 Million Pollution, PCBs Cleanup
Plats and Parcels

Factory Faces $15 Million Pollution, PCBs Cleanup

Site near Capitol and Holton has toxic history. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: New Apartment Building Will Include Six-Story Mural
Friday Photos

New Apartment Building Will Include Six-Story Mural

Taxco Apartments will serve as canvas for Ramirez to create new Selena mural after original demolished.

Biggest Cruise Ship On Great Lakes Makes First Milwaukee Visit

Biggest Cruise Ship On Great Lakes Makes First Milwaukee Visit

See inside the brand new Viking Octantis.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling Old Capitol Drive Fire Station
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling Old Capitol Drive Fire Station

Two bidders vying for property.

Mount Mary Hires Isabelle Cherney As President

Mount Mary Hires Isabelle Cherney As President

Cherney will replace Christine Pharr, who is retiring this summer.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vacant 27th Street Building Will See New Life
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vacant 27th Street Building Will See New Life

Agora Direct will operate one-stop contractor hub along W. Clybourn St.

City Hall: MPD Temporarily Lost More Than 8,000 Citations
City Hall

MPD Temporarily Lost More Than 8,000 Citations

Offenses including speeding, disorderly conduct, assault and battery had no follow-up after ticket issued.

Northwestern Mutual Providing $5 Million For Black-Owned Business Loans

Northwestern Mutual Providing $5 Million For Black-Owned Business Loans

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation and Legacy Redevelopment Corporation will make loans from new fund.

City Hall: Three Candidates Running To Replace Cavalier Johnson On Council
City Hall

Three Candidates Running To Replace Cavalier Johnson On Council

Including one candidate that just challenged Johnson for mayor.

Transportation: Should Milwaukee Remove A Second Freeway?
Transportation

Should Milwaukee Remove A Second Freeway?

1.5-mile-long Wisconsin Highway 175, formerly US 41, could become a boulevard.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Park East Apartments Moving Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Park East Apartments Moving Forward

Developer buys vacant site along E. Ogden Ave. for $5 million, plans 197-unit complex.

City Hall: Committee Backs Kovac For Budget Director
City Hall

Committee Backs Kovac For Budget Director

A unanimous vote for alderman, whose resignation is expected to occur May 9.

City Hall: City Faces $9.5 Million In Legal Claims
City Hall

City Faces $9.5 Million In Legal Claims

Allegations of coerced confession, wrongful termination and underpayment of wages.

City Hall: Outside Counsel Will Represent City On Complaint Against City Attorney
City Hall

Outside Counsel Will Represent City On Complaint Against City Attorney

City Attorney Tearman Spencer is being sued for harassment, discrimination.

City Hall: Milwaukee Adding 37 New Wards
City Hall

Milwaukee Adding 37 New Wards

Supreme Court ruling changed state legislators for some city residents, requiring additional map revisions.

Transportation: Streetcar Service Goes From Bad To Worse
Transportation

Streetcar Service Goes From Bad To Worse

Maintenance issue leaves it with just one vehicle running Monday, causing 40-minute waits.

City Hall: Lena Taylor Could Sue City Over Flooding
City Hall

Lena Taylor Could Sue City Over Flooding

State senator alleges rental property damaged by city contractor work. City Attorney's Office denies claim.

City Hall: No New Jackpot Tax at Potawatomi
City Hall

No New Jackpot Tax at Potawatomi

Borkowski pulls his proposal after meeting with casino CEO. But he already has a new more modest plan.

7 Vehicles Towed In 36 Hours Under New City Policy

7 Vehicles Towed In 36 Hours Under New City Policy

New police policy part of broader effort to stop reckless driving.

Ryan Clancy Launches Campaign For State Assembly

Ryan Clancy Launches Campaign For State Assembly

County supervisor is backed by Rep. Brostoff, who he is running to replace.

Thousands March for Immigrant Rights

Thousands March for Immigrant Rights

Voces da la Frontera leads May Day march, challenges Pres. Biden and Sen. Ron Johnson

Plats and Parcels: City Seeks Firms To Transform Vacant Homes
Plats and Parcels

City Seeks Firms To Transform Vacant Homes

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

Friday Photos: New East Side Townhomes
Friday Photos

New East Side Townhomes

Four Downer Avenue condos for sale for between $550,000 and $675,000.

Mayor, Students Celebrate Arbor Day With Tree Planting

Mayor, Students Celebrate Arbor Day With Tree Planting

Mayor Johnson, DPW plant trees along 30th Street corridor with students from nearby schools.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Evers Allocating $20 Million For Affordable Housing Projects
Eyes on Milwaukee

Evers Allocating $20 Million For Affordable Housing Projects

Program could move 17 Milwaukee projects from rendering to reality.

Transportation: Bublr Rolling Out Hundreds of E-Bikes, 26 New Stations
Transportation

Bublr Rolling Out Hundreds of E-Bikes, 26 New Stations

New e-bikes are "awesome" and "extremely fun" says Mayor Johnson.

Visual Art: Busy Intersection Will Promote Kindness
Visual Art

Busy Intersection Will Promote Kindness

Artist Fred Kaems partnering with North Shore Bank on effort.

City Hall: Perez Shakes Up Committee Assignments
City Hall

Perez Shakes Up Committee Assignments

Musical chairs game has new leaders at the helm of city's most powerful committees.

Campbell’s Irish Pub Closing

Campbell’s Irish Pub Closing

Packy sells his tavern, featured on TV show "Bar Rescue," but new owner doesn't plan to run a bar.

City Hall: Vliet Street Reconstruction Gets Federal Funding
City Hall

Vliet Street Reconstruction Gets Federal Funding

Plus: Humboldt reconstruction nearly 50% over budget and the future of Highway 175.

City Hall: City Offers $50,000 Trauma Reduction Grants
City Hall

City Offers $50,000 Trauma Reduction Grants

Health department's Office of Violence Prevention wins $5 million federal grant.

Downtown Gets Three-Story Giannis Mural

Downtown Gets Three-Story Giannis Mural

It will be the fifth, and largest, Milwaukee mural honoring Antetokounmpo.

Transportation: DPW Plans Surge of Traffic-Calming Bump Outs
Transportation

DPW Plans Surge of Traffic-Calming Bump Outs

Plan to combat reckless driving, protect pedestrians using ARPA funds.

Eyes on Milwaukee: How Will City Plan Change Bay View?
Eyes on Milwaukee

How Will City Plan Change Bay View?

DCD is at halfway point in process, planning three development sites for neighborhood.

City Hall: Who Will Lead Public Works Department?
City Hall

Who Will Lead Public Works Department?

Proposal would give Mayor Johnson ability to pick non-engineer to lead key department.

Donovan Now A Suburban Republican Running For Assembly

Donovan Now A Suburban Republican Running For Assembly

20-year Milwaukee alderman wants to stop city's "chaos" from spreading to suburbs.

Plats and Parcels: Investor Buys Shuttered West Milwaukee Malt Plant
Plats and Parcels

Investor Buys Shuttered West Milwaukee Malt Plant

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

Friday Photos: New Sorority House Rises Near Marquette
Friday Photos

New Sorority House Rises Near Marquette

But what happened to the last house on the lot?

Riverwest Food Pantry Changes Name, Announces Expanded Vision

Riverwest Food Pantry Changes Name, Announces Expanded Vision

Kinship Community Food Center is seeking a new headquarters.

Members Only: Free Milwaukee Film Festival Tickets
Members Only

Free Milwaukee Film Festival Tickets

See a movie on us at the Milwaukee Film Festival.

City Hall: Aaron Lipski Given Four-Year Term As Fire Chief
City Hall

Aaron Lipski Given Four-Year Term As Fire Chief

Chief comes from a family that is synonymous with Milwaukee fire fighting.

Milwaukee River Could Become A Salmon Spawning Hub

Milwaukee River Could Become A Salmon Spawning Hub

Sport fishing group will start releasing fish from pens near rowing club.

Bob Donovan Considers Another Run For Office

Bob Donovan Considers Another Run For Office

Former alderman and two-time mayoral candidate publicly considering run for Assembly.

Eyes on Milwaukee: ThriveOn Investing $5 Million In Neighborhood Childcare Facilities
Eyes on Milwaukee

ThriveOn Investing $5 Million In Neighborhood Childcare Facilities

Malaika Early Learning Center will operate new center at ThriveOn King complex.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Melvina Park Expansion To Start Later This Year
Eyes on Milwaukee

Melvina Park Expansion To Start Later This Year

Century City park will quadruple in size, replacing empty parking lots with play space.

Want To Visit Summerfest’s Children’s Park? Check The Schedule

Want To Visit Summerfest’s Children’s Park? Check The Schedule

Northwestern Mutual Community Park is free and popular, but availability is based on fest calendar.

City Hall: Special Election Called For Northside Aldermanic Seat
City Hall

Special Election Called For Northside Aldermanic Seat

Winner will replace newly-elected Mayor Cavalier Johnson.

Help Clean Milwaukee’s River Banks

Help Clean Milwaukee’s River Banks

Saturday is Milwaukee Riverkeeper's annual cleanup. Last year's removed 110,000 pounds of trash.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Apartment Project Not About Cars
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Apartment Project Not About Cars

Four-story, 53-unit apartment building planned for E. North Ave. has just 18 on-site parking spots.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Community Land Trust Comes To Town
Eyes on Milwaukee

Community Land Trust Comes To Town

Nonprofit creates affordable housing and equity through land leases, initial subsidies.

Rep. Brostoff Will Run For Aldermanic Seat

Rep. Brostoff Will Run For Aldermanic Seat

Jonathan Brostoff will seek seat being vacated by Nik Kovac and won't run for re-election to State Assembly.

Experimental Coffee Shop Adds New Location

Experimental Coffee Shop Adds New Location

Discourse cafe opens second location -- for now -- at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Perez Elected Common Council President

Perez Elected Common Council President

Ald. Jose Perez is first Latino to lead council. Fills vacancy created by Johnson's election as mayor.

City Hall: Ald. Kovac Named Budget Director, Will Resign Council Seat
City Hall

Ald. Kovac Named Budget Director, Will Resign Council Seat

Kovac has represented the East Side and Riverwest since 2008.

City Hall: City Braces For More Lawsuit Settlements
City Hall

City Braces For More Lawsuit Settlements

Unusual number of claims by this early in the year. City may transfer $850,00 into settlements account.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bronzeville Project Could Be Creative Hub
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bronzeville Project Could Be Creative Hub

Partnership envisions four-story, 54-apartment complex and three-story creative hub for entrepreneurs at 6th and North.

Plats and Parcels: Former Theater Could Become Art Studio
Plats and Parcels

Former Theater Could Become Art Studio

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

Friday Photos: Harley-Davidson’s New Event Venue
Friday Photos

Harley-Davidson’s New Event Venue

The Garage will offer skyline views, industrial-chic style.

Eyes on Milwaukee: SoftwareONE Moving Office To Third Ward
Eyes on Milwaukee

SoftwareONE Moving Office To Third Ward

Firm moving North American HQ of global cloud solutions provider, and 135 employees, from Waukesha to Milwaukee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Developer Seeks Extension To Develop City Place Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Developer Seeks Extension To Develop City Place Apartments

New affordable housing development would be just north of Fiserv Forum and proposed museum.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Preparing Menomonee Valley Site For Development
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Preparing Menomonee Valley Site For Development

Three buildings could be built on Kneeland Properties site.

Cruise Ships Return to Milwaukee

Cruise Ships Return to Milwaukee

For the first time since 2019 cruises return, the city expecting 33 visits in 2022.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Grossman Sells Two East Side Buildings
Eyes on Milwaukee

Grossman Sells Two East Side Buildings

But investor is expected to grow his holdings in the neighborhood.

City Hall: Federal Grant Could Help Stave Off 1,300 Layoffs
City Hall

Federal Grant Could Help Stave Off 1,300 Layoffs

But only for a couple years. Milwaukee still needs state help.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Third Ward Building Revealed
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Third Ward Building Revealed

Minnesota firm plans a five-story, 260-unit apartment building near Summerfest grounds.

New Mayor Offers Upbeat Inaugural Address

New Mayor Offers Upbeat Inaugural Address

A who's who crowd cheers Johnson's vision of improved public safety and family-supporting jobs

Eyes on Milwaukee: Choice School Must Pay Property Taxes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Choice School Must Pay Property Taxes

Deal for Greater Holy Temple Christian Academy to purchase former MPS school will require this.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Tower Planned For East Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Tower Planned For East Side

Goll Mansion site could see new high rise.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Foreclosed Home Will House Those Displaced By Lead Abatement
Eyes on Milwaukee

Foreclosed Home Will House Those Displaced By Lead Abatement

Community Advocates will buy, rehab city-owned home for temporarily displaced families.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Garden Homes Project May Get Extension
Eyes on Milwaukee

Garden Homes Project May Get Extension

Ald. Hamilton backs redevelopment, once threatened to camp out if neighborhood not cleaned up.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Fight Over Columbia Hospital
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Fight Over Columbia Hospital

Council poised to give building historic protection; UWM could sue.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Menards Plans Northridge Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Menards Plans Northridge Expansion

Retailer building out self-storage facility on former Pick 'n Save property.

Members Only: Join Us at Amorphic Beer
Members Only

Join Us at Amorphic Beer

Come to Urban Milwaukee's first Beer Bash since 2020 and see the city's newest brewery.

City Hall: DNS Could Drop City Attorney, Hire Its Own
City Hall

DNS Could Drop City Attorney, Hire Its Own

Council debates, then holds off proposal to help Department of Neighborhood Services.

City Hall: Should Milwaukee Add Jackpot Tax?
City Hall

Should Milwaukee Add Jackpot Tax?

Ald. Borkowski pushes 1% tax of all jackpots of at least $1,200 won at Potawatomi casino.

City Hall: New Assessments Hike Residential Values By 17.7%
City Hall

New Assessments Hike Residential Values By 17.7%

Property values surging across the entire city, but won't necessary mean a tax increase.

Transportation: The End of Milwaukee’s Rush Hour?
Transportation

The End of Milwaukee’s Rush Hour?

Weekday traffic volumes are down in state and city since 2019. So is bus ridership.

Plats and Parcels: Madison Company Buys Third Ward Block
Plats and Parcels

Madison Company Buys Third Ward Block

Plus: Recapping a flurry of real estate stories in the past week.

Transportation: City Approves 31 New Speed Humps, More Expected
Transportation

City Approves 31 New Speed Humps, More Expected

But backlog of sidewalk repairs looms

Eyes on Milwaukee: Betty Brinn Pulls Out of New Museum Complex
Eyes on Milwaukee

Betty Brinn Pulls Out of New Museum Complex

Milwaukee Public Museum still moving forward on new $240 million facility.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MSOE Building Women’s Softball Stadium
Eyes on Milwaukee

MSOE Building Women’s Softball Stadium

The university is also adding five new women's sports, and making a push to diversify student body.

Transportation: Should National Avenue Rebuild Include Plans for Streetcar?
Transportation

Should National Avenue Rebuild Include Plans for Streetcar?

Alderman Bauman floats idea as strategy to save money if future extension is built.

Transportation: Wells Street Could Gain Raised Bike Lanes
Transportation

Wells Street Could Gain Raised Bike Lanes

Quarter-mile stretch will be rebuilt through East Town.

Transportation: Traffic Calming Efforts Advancing On Two Downtown Arteries
Transportation

Traffic Calming Efforts Advancing On Two Downtown Arteries

Water and Van Buren streets would be rebuilt with a focus on safety.

Transportation: Scooters Were Popular, But Will They Return?
Transportation

Scooters Were Popular, But Will They Return?

Scooter ridership set records in 2021. Alderman floats pathway to bring them back.

The Bellagio Is Coming To Milwaukee

The Bellagio Is Coming To Milwaukee

Soul food restaurant and event space opening on far Northwest side.

Mr. B’s Specialty Will Be Smoked Turkey Legs

Mr. B’s Specialty Will Be Smoked Turkey Legs

Owner of Kiss Ultra Lounge plans replacement for Buffet City on northwest side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MPS’ Fletcher School Would Be Sold For Choice School
Eyes on Milwaukee

MPS’ Fletcher School Would Be Sold For Choice School

Greater Holy Temple Christian Academy would use vacant school near 91st and Brown Deer.

Hmong Market Planned For Northwest Side

Hmong Market Planned For Northwest Side

Husband-and-wife owners plan store welcoming to all at 76th and Mill Rd.

Meet Milwaukee’s New Mayor Cavalier Johnson

Meet Milwaukee’s New Mayor Cavalier Johnson

Johnson, first elected Black mayor in Milwaukee history, promises to focus on crime, jobs, neighborhoods and relationship with state.

Honorary Street Name For Lena’s Food Co-Founder

Honorary Street Name For Lena’s Food Co-Founder

City honoring late entrepreneur Bezelee Martin.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Former Hospital Designated Historic
Eyes on Milwaukee

Former Hospital Designated Historic

HPC decision made despite UWM's objections. But alderman thinks real fight yet to come.

Two Big Riverwalk Beer Gardens Planned

Two Big Riverwalk Beer Gardens Planned

The Tap Yard finds new home and Lakefront Brewery plans to rebuild its outdoor space.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Four-Story Riverwest Apartments Okayed By Plan Commission
Eyes on Milwaukee

Four-Story Riverwest Apartments Okayed By Plan Commission

Development team hopes to open 91-unit building, food accelerator in summer 2023.

Transportation: Maintenance Issues Reduce The Hop’s Schedule
Transportation

Maintenance Issues Reduce The Hop’s Schedule

Second time this year the streetcar system will operate with reduced schedule.

City Hall: Bree Spencer Added to Police-Fire Board
City Hall

Bree Spencer Added to Police-Fire Board

East Side resident works for national civil rights group, previously worked at Safe & Sound.

Plats and Parcels: Old National Finds Downtown Home
Plats and Parcels

Old National Finds Downtown Home

Plus: a busy week of downtown leasing news and recapping all the week's real estate stories.

Lucky Clover Irish Pub Planned For Old World Third Bar District

Lucky Clover Irish Pub Planned For Old World Third Bar District

New bar will take over space recently home to Brudd Cafe. Plus: Nicole's Third Ward Social on the move.

State Street Pizza Pub Planned Near Fiserv Forum

State Street Pizza Pub Planned Near Fiserv Forum

Sydra Group will launch new bar in former Point Burger Express/Upper 90 space.

Friday Photos: Inside Milwaukee’s Biggest Construction Project
Friday Photos

Inside Milwaukee’s Biggest Construction Project

Mayor, Wisconsin Center CEO tour convention center expansion. Johnson says Milwaukee will land RNC.

Acting Mayor Johnson’s Brother Arrested On Felony Charges

Acting Mayor Johnson’s Brother Arrested On Felony Charges

Johnson has referenced his family's diverging lives on the campaign trail.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northridge Mall Raze Order Delayed
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northridge Mall Raze Order Delayed

Appeals court sends case back to circuit court for review of city order, new estimate of repair costs.

Pabst Theater Group Adds Fifth Venue

Pabst Theater Group Adds Fifth Venue

PTG becomes exclusive booker and operator of Wisconsin Center's Miller High Life Theatre.

Plats and Parcels: Asian Market Expansion In Jeopardy
Plats and Parcels

Asian Market Expansion In Jeopardy

Facing multiple lawsuits and criminal probe of a VP. Plus: All the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: World’s Tallest Timber Building Nears Completion
Friday Photos

World’s Tallest Timber Building Nears Completion

Ascent is now fully enclosed in glass. Developer raises $5 million on crowdfunding platform after construction starts.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Elmer Moore Tapped To Lead WHEDA
Eyes on Milwaukee

Elmer Moore Tapped To Lead WHEDA

GMC's Scale Up Milwaukee director will lead Wisconsin's largest affordable housing provider

Eyes on Milwaukee: HUD Sues East Side Landlord For Discrimination
Eyes on Milwaukee

HUD Sues East Side Landlord For Discrimination

Resident allegedly subjected to harassment based on sexual orientation and disability, much of it captured in text messages.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Closing Three TIF Districts
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Closing Three TIF Districts

But two were busts, yielding no property tax relief.

Dining: Three Milwaukee Chefs Advance To Best Chef Midwest Finals
Dining

Three Milwaukee Chefs Advance To Best Chef Midwest Finals

Driving forces behind The Diplomat, Bavette and Amilinda could be named best in Midwest.

City Hall: Lead Program Investigation Closed Without Criminal Charges
City Hall

Lead Program Investigation Closed Without Criminal Charges

But investigation confirms program was mismanaged.

City Hall: Former Police Captain Wins $350,000 Settlement
City Hall

Former Police Captain Wins $350,000 Settlement

Andra Williams charges discrimination after being rejected for two manager jobs.

‘Gingerbread Land’ Street To Honor Sister Clara

‘Gingerbread Land’ Street To Honor Sister Clara

2600 block of N. 1st St. will add honorary name for pastor who saved it.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling Former Villa/Ritz Theater
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling Former Villa/Ritz Theater

Villard Avenue theater is landmark on far north side main street.

City Hall: Karen Dettmer Leaving City For Federal Job
City Hall

Karen Dettmer Leaving City For Federal Job

Interim Public Works Commissioner, former Water Works leader will join federal EPA.

Donovan, Johnson Clash On Drop Boxes

Donovan, Johnson Clash On Drop Boxes

Donovan opposes them, Johnson accuses him of amplifying election lies.

Bob Donovan vs The Clown

Bob Donovan vs The Clown

'All Lives Matter' activist and 'good clown' gets pushed away by Donovan after interrupting him at breakfast.

City Hall: City Attorney Halts Plan To Sue Reckless Drivers
City Hall

City Attorney Halts Plan To Sue Reckless Drivers

Spencer submits last minute opinion saying the proposal is too broad.

City Hall: Council Delays Adding Bree Spencer To Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Council Delays Adding Bree Spencer To Fire & Police Commission

Appointed by acting mayor, but some council members want time to meet with her.

City Hall: Spencer Faces Sex Discrimination Claim
City Hall

Spencer Faces Sex Discrimination Claim

The City Attorney also accused of bypassing city ordinance to hire outside counsel.

Donovan Plans Car Theft “Strike Force”

Donovan Plans Car Theft “Strike Force”

Plan relies on private support of as much as $1.5 million to install high-tech solution in vulnerable autos.

Inside Milwaukee’s 911 Center

Inside Milwaukee’s 911 Center

Some two dozen MPD employees handle more than 1 million calls per year. City plans reorganization of system.

Plats and Parcels: Industrial Building Planned For Menomonee Valley
Plats and Parcels

Industrial Building Planned For Menomonee Valley

On little used land at east end of valley. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: New Apartment Building Relies On Emerging Building Technology
Friday Photos

New Apartment Building Relies On Emerging Building Technology

Taxco Apartments constructed in part with insulated concrete form structure.

Milwaukee Brewing Company Is For Sale

Milwaukee Brewing Company Is For Sale

Board puts ever-evolving company up for sale through acquisition specialist.

New Art Immersive Experience Coming To Milwaukee

New Art Immersive Experience Coming To Milwaukee

Following success of Beyond Van Gogh, Wisconsin Center will offer Beyond Monet.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bronzeville Estates Adds Housing, Commercial Space Near North Ave
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bronzeville Estates Adds Housing, Commercial Space Near North Ave

Proposal includes a mix of new buildings and rehabilitation of dilapidated ones.

City Hall: Workers Seeking Raises Find Open Ears, Empty Pockets
City Hall

Workers Seeking Raises Find Open Ears, Empty Pockets

Pension cliff and stagnant wages are pushing city toward a 'tipping point.'

It’s Milwaukee Vs. Nashville For RNC

It’s Milwaukee Vs. Nashville For RNC

Field narrows to two for 2024 Republican convention - the Music City and the Cream City.

Transportation: Congress Extends Streetcar Grant
Transportation

Congress Extends Streetcar Grant

Extended deadline for spending grant allows city to finish streetcar line through delayed Couture tower.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward Board Approves New Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward Board Approves New Tower

Design approval for 31-story, 333-unit building with retail space facing river and outdoor patio.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Couture Starts Massive Concrete Pour
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Couture Starts Massive Concrete Pour

78 truckloads of concrete for building's base. Developer exploring direct link to US Bank complex.

Ballots Mailed, Early Voting Begins March 22

Ballots Mailed, Early Voting Begins March 22

Court ruling blocks use of drop boxes, but city has partial solution.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Black-Owned Bookstore, Wine Bar Project Advances
Eyes on Milwaukee

Black-Owned Bookstore, Wine Bar Project Advances

Committee approves selling building on King Drive for Niche Book Bar.

County Clerk George Christenson Running For New Job

County Clerk George Christenson Running For New Job

Seeking to become clerk of circuit court, replacing John Barrett.

City Hall: Johnson, Donovan Spar Over City’s Future
City Hall

Johnson, Donovan Spar Over City’s Future

Candidates for mayor differ on streetcar, partisan politics and who favors defunding police.

Philanthropist, Entrepreneur Michael Cudahy Dies At 97

Philanthropist, Entrepreneur Michael Cudahy Dies At 97

He co-founded Marquette Medical Systems, built Pier Wisconsin, was generous donor.

Plats and Parcels: The ‘Red Castle’ Is For Sale
Plats and Parcels

The ‘Red Castle’ Is For Sale

Schuster Mansion at 32nd and Wells listed for $2.2 million. Plus: Recapping the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: New Food Hall Quietly Taking Shape
Friday Photos

New Food Hall Quietly Taking Shape

But don't expect it to operate like any other in the city.

The Return of the Bronze Fonz

The Return of the Bronze Fonz

Downtown landmark reinstalled on riverwalk, but with a new look.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Willie Hines, Jr. Named Head of Housing Authority
Eyes on Milwaukee

Willie Hines, Jr. Named Head of Housing Authority

Hines is first African American and first former public housing resident to lead the agency.

City Hall: Committee Backs Bree Spencer Joining Police Oversight Board
City Hall

Committee Backs Bree Spencer Joining Police Oversight Board

Spencer would be the seventh member on Fire & Police Commission.

Transportation: TCMC Train Poised for 2024 Start
Transportation

TCMC Train Poised for 2024 Start

Feds give final approval to $32 million grant to fund second daily Chicago, Milwaukee, Twin Cities train.

City Hall: MPD Moving To Seize Vehicles Via Court System
City Hall

MPD Moving To Seize Vehicles Via Court System

Policy would apply to repeat offenders that don't change their driving behavior.

City Hall: More Turnover In City Attorney’s Office
City Hall

More Turnover In City Attorney’s Office

6 attorneys recently resigned or were fired; 24 have left in less than two years. Non-attorneys also quitting.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Feedback Sought On Bay View Park’s Design
Eyes on Milwaukee

Feedback Sought On Bay View Park’s Design

Plan to overhaul Zillman Park at north end of neighborhood seeks citizen input.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Former North Milwaukee H.S. Redevelopment Inches Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Former North Milwaukee H.S. Redevelopment Inches Forward

Historic Preservation Commission backs bid for tax credits to create affordable housing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward Zoning Change On Hold
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward Zoning Change On Hold

Change wouldn't stop proposed concert venue, and confuses neighbors.

Court Allows Mr. J’s To Reopen

Court Allows Mr. J’s To Reopen

Council voted to close bar, but court injunction allows it to continue operating for now.

Eyes on Milwaukee: UWM Plan To Raze Columbia Hospital Stalled
Eyes on Milwaukee

UWM Plan To Raze Columbia Hospital Stalled

Historic Preservation Commission grants building temporary historic designation.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Help Plan The Century City Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

Help Plan The Century City Park

MMSD solicits feedback for new park near 35th and Capitol that could emphasize play, nature or gathering.

JoAnna Bautch Hired to Lead VIA CDC

JoAnna Bautch Hired to Lead VIA CDC

Bautch replaces Brianna Sas-Pérez at helm of near-southside nonprofit.

Plats and Parcels: City Seeking Buyer For Mixed-Use Building
Plats and Parcels

City Seeking Buyer For Mixed-Use Building

Plus: Recapping the week's real estate news, seven stories affecting the city.

Friday Photos: Milwaukee Tool Begins Employee Move-In
Friday Photos

Milwaukee Tool Begins Employee Move-In

But construction is still far from complete on new downtown office.

Greater Milwaukee Foundation Unveils $700 Million Philanthropic Campaign

Greater Milwaukee Foundation Unveils $700 Million Philanthropic Campaign

Part of "a Milwaukee for all" vision with an emphasis on racial equity and inclusion.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Marquette Announces Next Building Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Marquette Announces Next Building Project

University pursuing $80 million overhaul of Rec Center.

City Hall: Foreclosure Fiasco Costing Taxpayers Nearly $200,000
City Hall

Foreclosure Fiasco Costing Taxpayers Nearly $200,000

City Wide Investments had $49,000 in unpaid taxes before the city stepped in and a lawsuit started.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Program Aids Homeowners Facing Back Taxes
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Program Aids Homeowners Facing Back Taxes

Legal Aid, ACTS Housing working with DCD to keep people in their homes.

Transportation: Feds Pursuing Complete Streets
Transportation

Feds Pursuing Complete Streets

A goal of safe and accessible roadways for all users isn't just a Milwaukee policy anymore.

City Hall: Fessahaye Leaving For Chief Human Resources Job At UWM
City Hall

Fessahaye Leaving For Chief Human Resources Job At UWM

With the city since Jan. 2021, HR director will become associate vice chancellor at UWM.

City Hall: City Boosts 911 Operator Pay By 26%
City Hall

City Boosts 911 Operator Pay By 26%

Milwaukee dealing with staffing shortage as call volume grows, system overhaul looms.

MPD Seeks To Hire 195 New Officers

MPD Seeks To Hire 195 New Officers

It's not a career, says police chief. "It's a calling,"

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Ends Battle Over Couture, City Attorney
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Ends Battle Over Couture, City Attorney

Acting Mayor reverses position and now supports ending the fight.

City Hall: Council Closes Mr. J’s Lounge
City Hall

Council Closes Mr. J’s Lounge

Two homicides in two years results in license nonrenewal for bar near 46th and Capitol.

City Hall: Milwaukee Mask Mandate Expires
City Hall

Milwaukee Mask Mandate Expires

Lasted less than six weeks. But businesses and organizations can still require masks on their premises.

City Hall: Putin-Backing Assistant City Attorney Fired
City Hall

Putin-Backing Assistant City Attorney Fired

Jennifer DeMaster terminated after pro-Russian remarks on Russia Today. But City Attorney says comments weren't the issue.

Where Do City’s Felled Trees Go?

Where Do City’s Felled Trees Go?

City cuts down and replaces some 3,500 trees per year. What does it do with the wood?

MPD Station Shot Up, Officers Suspended After Police Custody Death

MPD Station Shot Up, Officers Suspended After Police Custody Death

Multiple outside investigations underway of in-custody death and later police shooting.

Plats and Parcels: Talgo Extending Lease In Century City
Plats and Parcels

Talgo Extending Lease In Century City

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

City Hall: Traffic Safety Unit Issues 21,260 Citations In First Year
City Hall

Traffic Safety Unit Issues 21,260 Citations In First Year

Police Chief and Acting Mayor say program is working.

Friday Photos: Marquette’s Green Monster
Friday Photos

Marquette’s Green Monster

Unfinished building adds a lot of color to Wisconsin Avenue.

Eyes on Milwaukee: America’s Black Holocaust Museum Reopens To Great Fanfare
Eyes on Milwaukee

America’s Black Holocaust Museum Reopens To Great Fanfare

Packed event 14 years in the making is just the beginning says CEO.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City To Conduct Historic Survey Of Modern Churches
Eyes on Milwaukee

City To Conduct Historic Survey Of Modern Churches

New study would attempt to correct Eurocentric, Christian focus of prior church study.

Transportation: Van Buren Could Receive Protected Bike Lane
Transportation

Van Buren Could Receive Protected Bike Lane

City of Milwaukee considering three options.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mandel Delaying Portfolio Because of Market Saturation
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mandel Delaying Portfolio Because of Market Saturation

Lakefront tower has been reduced in height since 2016 proposal, but firm still believes too much competition exists.

City Hall: Mayoral Race Includes At Least Seven Joint Appearances, Two Debates
City Hall

Mayoral Race Includes At Least Seven Joint Appearances, Two Debates

Cavalier Johnson and Robert Donovan are pounding the pavement in advance of April 5 election.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Many Housing Projects Get Funding Boost
Eyes on Milwaukee

Many Housing Projects Get Funding Boost

Gov. Evers announces $25.5 million in grants for Milwaukee.

Could City Become Magnet For Remote Workers?

Could City Become Magnet For Remote Workers?

Department of City Development studies ways to lure remote workers to live here.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Legislature Approves Selling Key Bronzeville Site
Eyes on Milwaukee

Legislature Approves Selling Key Bronzeville Site

Bronzeville Center for the Arts would be "world-class" showcase for Black artists.

City Hall: Council Could End Fight Over Couture Provision
City Hall

Council Could End Fight Over Couture Provision

But City Attorney and Acting Mayor object. Legality of requiring $100,000 donation at issue.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Huge River House Expansion Advancing
Eyes on Milwaukee

Huge River House Expansion Advancing

Council committee supports subsidy to extend riverwalk segment for addition of two-building apartment complex.

City Hall: Tearman Spencer Attacks Robert Bauman
City Hall

Tearman Spencer Attacks Robert Bauman

City Attorney says alderman broke local, state and federal laws and has bullied and exceeded his authority at great cost to taxpayers.

City Hall: Spencer Alleges Multiple City Hall Politicians Face Criminal Probes
City Hall

Spencer Alleges Multiple City Hall Politicians Face Criminal Probes

Which officials? What are the charges? Who is investigating? City Attorney won't say.

City Hall: $1.4 Million Verdict Against Alderman, City
City Hall

$1.4 Million Verdict Against Alderman, City

No immediate payment expected for Bauman's comments in 2007. Case involving controversial housing facility could take several more years to settle.

City Hall: Trial of Ald. Chantia Lewis Inches Forward
City Hall

Trial of Ald. Chantia Lewis Inches Forward

Embezzlement and falsifying campaign finance reports among 4 felony charges. Judge schedules June 3 plea hearing.

Plats and Parcels: The Avenue Lands Another Tenant
Plats and Parcels

The Avenue Lands Another Tenant

Plus: Strauss Brands bails on another city. And a recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Phillis Wheatley Redevelopment Progressing
Friday Photos

Phillis Wheatley Redevelopment Progressing

Development will open this year.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Proposed Third Ward Tower Gets Shorter, Wider
Eyes on Milwaukee

Proposed Third Ward Tower Gets Shorter, Wider

Development loses a floor, but plans summer construction start.

Milwaukee Seen As RNC Favorite

Milwaukee Seen As RNC Favorite

Former Governor Scott Walker leading tour of city today. Taxpayers paying for security.

Milwaukee Poised To Tow Unregistered Vehicles Driven Recklessly

Milwaukee Poised To Tow Unregistered Vehicles Driven Recklessly

Policy is envisioned as part of reckless driving crackdown.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Plans Aims To Grow 13th Street
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Plans Aims To Grow 13th Street

Extension of KK River Trail, traffic calming for Oklahoma Ave and safety improvements for S. 13th Street.

City Hall: Council Closes Southside Massage Parlor
City Hall

Council Closes Southside Massage Parlor

License renewal denied. Business suspected of human trafficking.

RNC 2024 Team Visits Milwaukee

RNC 2024 Team Visits Milwaukee

Milwaukee is now one of three finalists to host Republican convention.

Four Night Markets Scheduled For 2022

Four Night Markets Scheduled For 2022

Popular downtown event returning to full strength this summer.

It’s Johnson vs. Donovan For Mayor

It’s Johnson vs. Donovan For Mayor

Acting mayor and former alderman pull away from crowded field. Will face off in general election.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bronzeville Embracing Artist Housing
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bronzeville Embracing Artist Housing

City properties rehabbed at intersection of Meinecke and Vel R. Phillips avenues.

City Hall: City To Pay $50,000 For Church Crushed By Collapsed Building
City Hall

City To Pay $50,000 For Church Crushed By Collapsed Building

City owned foreclosed building. Near north-side church submitted $1.1 million claim.

Bike Racing Series Returns To Milwaukee

Bike Racing Series Returns To Milwaukee

13th annual Tour of America's Dairyland will roll through town in late June.

City Hall: $650,000 Settlement For Police Shooting Victim
City Hall

$650,000 Settlement For Police Shooting Victim

Jerry Smith, Jr. shot three times in 2017 on rooftop: he called it a case of mistaken identity.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Will Return

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Will Return

Nation's sixth-oldest St. Patrick's Day parade was a downtown staple pre-pandemic.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deconstruction Program Suspended Again
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deconstruction Program Suspended Again

But DNS officials hope new coalition of contractors could bid on work.

Housing Authority Leader Tony Pérez Resigns

Housing Authority Leader Tony Pérez Resigns

After serving as director for two decades, Perez has been out on medical leave.

Plats and Parcels: Astronautics Sells Former Headquarters
Plats and Parcels

Astronautics Sells Former Headquarters

One of several properties it is selling. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: The Trade Starts To Climb
Friday Photos

The Trade Starts To Climb

New hotel across the street from Fiserv Forum will ultimately rise nine stories.

Transportation: City Poised To Use $8.5 Million From TIFs to Combat Reckless Driving
Transportation

City Poised To Use $8.5 Million From TIFs to Combat Reckless Driving

Projects located near Midtown Center, Burnham Park and East Town.

Tom Barrett Presents Credentials To Grand Duke, Assumes Ambassadorship

Tom Barrett Presents Credentials To Grand Duke, Assumes Ambassadorship

Former Milwaukee mayor has been in Luxembourg since Jan. 28.

Council Suspends Mangos Cafe For 30 Days

Council Suspends Mangos Cafe For 30 Days

Issues outside of bar draw ire of neighbors

City Hall: Official Milwaukee Christmas Tree Becoming Art, Beer and Mulch
City Hall

Official Milwaukee Christmas Tree Becoming Art, Beer and Mulch

You can own or drink a piece of the city's 108th annual holiday tree.

The Wolf On Broadway Restaurant Will Anchor Kinn Guesthouse

The Wolf On Broadway Restaurant Will Anchor Kinn Guesthouse

Downtown restaurant planned by Uncle Wolfie's owners.

Eyes on Milwaukee: RINKA Expands to Florida
Eyes on Milwaukee

RINKA Expands to Florida

Milwaukee-based architecture firm opens office in Fort Lauderdale.

City Hall: Bree Spencer Named To Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Bree Spencer Named To Fire & Police Commission

Acting Mayor Johnson makes his first appointment to police and fire oversight body.

City Hall: Dimitrijevic’s Parental Leave Policy Passed
City Hall

Dimitrijevic’s Parental Leave Policy Passed

Council votes 10-2 in favor, but measure reduced from 12 to six weeks paid leave.

Optometry Clinic Opening At KinetiK

Optometry Clinic Opening At KinetiK

First commercial tenant in six-story Bay View building. Plus: News on Flour and Feed food hall coming 'soon.'

Eyes on Milwaukee: Gallery With Artist Housing Proposed For West Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

Gallery With Artist Housing Proposed For West Side

Neighborhood resident proposes to redevelop fire-damaged building built in 1875.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Taps TIF For Affordable Housing
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Taps TIF For Affordable Housing

TIF district for northside factory overperforms expectations, so DCD will use surplus funds for affordable housing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: El Rey Plans New Cesar Chavez Dr. Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

El Rey Plans New Cesar Chavez Dr. Building

Villareal plans two-story building with commercial space and apartments on vacant lot.

Citiy Hall: Mayoral Poll Shows Strong Donovan Showing
Citiy Hall

Mayoral Poll Shows Strong Donovan Showing

But weighting of poll raises questions about its accuracy.

City Hall: Cavalier Johnson Delivers Public-Safety Focused “State of the City” Speech
City Hall

Cavalier Johnson Delivers Public-Safety Focused “State of the City” Speech

Acting Mayor calls for three approaches to curb surge in violence.

Plats and Parcels: Chicago Firm Plans Downtown Project
Plats and Parcels

Chicago Firm Plans Downtown Project

Plus: Menomonee Valley building sold and a recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Construction Underway On $118 Million UW-Milwaukee Building
Friday Photos

Construction Underway On $118 Million UW-Milwaukee Building

University developing new chemistry building, STEM gateway.

Eyes on Milwaukee: State Approves $96 Million Harbor Cleanup Facility
Eyes on Milwaukee

State Approves $96 Million Harbor Cleanup Facility

Part of federally-backed effort to remove "area of concern" designation from Milwaukee's waterways.

City Hall: Prediction Market Offered For Mayoral Race
City Hall

Prediction Market Offered For Mayoral Race

You can put money down on who will, or won't, be Milwaukee's next mayor. But watch out for a little-known state statute.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Couture Completion Delayed Until End of 2023
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Couture Completion Delayed Until End of 2023

But tower crane installed and pile driving progressing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Port Building New Cruise Ship Dock
Eyes on Milwaukee

Port Building New Cruise Ship Dock

Gov. Tony Evers announces $3.5 million grant to bolster $7 million project.

AN OX Cafe Offers Up Asian Comfort Food

AN OX Cafe Offers Up Asian Comfort Food

New northwest side bar and restaurant offering Lao and Thai cuisine was a long time coming.

Johnson Offers Economic Development Plan

Johnson Offers Economic Development Plan

Acting Mayor's vision for future is "balanced" to support workers, new business.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bronzeville Center for the Arts Proposed
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bronzeville Center for the Arts Proposed

Former DNR building would become 'world-class' cultural hub at North and MLK.

City Needs Act of Congress Because of Couture-Streetcar Delay

City Needs Act of Congress Because of Couture-Streetcar Delay

City officials admit project is behind schedule.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Walker’s Point Buildings Could Become 182 Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Walker’s Point Buildings Could Become 182 Apartments

Chicago developers plan conversion of large warehouses built in 1890's.

How To Vote Early in Milwaukee

How To Vote Early in Milwaukee

Lots of options to vote early for Feb. 15 spring primary, but the hours are limited.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Evolve Church Has Cafe, Bucks Cachet
Eyes on Milwaukee

Evolve Church Has Cafe, Bucks Cachet

Pastor Kenneth Lock II, Bucks' team chaplain, building huge new home for growing church in old shopping center.

Mayoral Race Features Virtual Forums, Keg Tappings

Mayoral Race Features Virtual Forums, Keg Tappings

Pandemic alters traditional campaign trail, but candidates still making their pitch to voters.

Hemp Store Buys Walker’s Point Building

Hemp Store Buys Walker’s Point Building

Canni Hemp Company, Milwaukee's first CBD store, wil add live music and a maker's market.

Plats and Parcels: Good Time To Invest in Milwaukee Apartments Says Report
Plats and Parcels

Good Time To Invest in Milwaukee Apartments Says Report

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

Friday Photos: Stalled East Side Project To Resume
Friday Photos

Stalled East Side Project To Resume

Six-story Fenwick Building will become assisted living complex.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Sold 249 Foreclosed Homes in 2021
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Sold 249 Foreclosed Homes in 2021

But hundreds of homes remain in city ownership awaiting your bid.

City Hall: Milwaukee Could Start Towing Reckless Drivers’ Vehicles
City Hall

Milwaukee Could Start Towing Reckless Drivers’ Vehicles

Vehicle would need to be unregistered. But committee can't agree on policy.

Milwaukee Company Launching CBD Seltzer

Milwaukee Company Launching CBD Seltzer

Goodland Extracts targets growing non-alcoholic drink space.

Should City Fund Part of New County Juvenile Justice Facility?

Should City Fund Part of New County Juvenile Justice Facility?

Committee debates options for the complex challenges of juvenile justice in Milwaukee.

New Riverfront Restaurant Planned for Harbor District

New Riverfront Restaurant Planned for Harbor District

Benson's Restaurant Group plans new concept at River One.

New Murals Coming To Skywalk System

New Murals Coming To Skywalk System

Murals will bookend Plankinton Arcade building in heavily-traveled corridor.

City Hall: Federal Funding for Lead Pipe Removal Likely a Year Away
City Hall

Federal Funding for Lead Pipe Removal Likely a Year Away

But Milwaukee Water Works officials were encouraged by show of confidence from VP Harris.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Farewell To The Express Library “Branch”
Eyes on Milwaukee

Farewell To The Express Library “Branch”

Automated machine removed because of low usage, high cost.

Interval Coffee Will Open In Bay View

Interval Coffee Will Open In Bay View

Cafe will replace recently vacated Stone Creek Cafe on southside main street.

Sheriff’s Deputy Shot During Traffic Stop, Early Morning Alert Sent

Sheriff’s Deputy Shot During Traffic Stop, Early Morning Alert Sent

Incident occurred near Interstate 94 and 68th Street.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Developers Plan 299 Affordable Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Developers Plan 299 Affordable Apartments

Smallest pool of Milwaukee applicants and planned units seeking WHEDA funds in years.

City Suspends Southside Bar

City Suspends Southside Bar

Failure to address nuisance designation leads to two-week suspension for La Caleta.

VP Harris Touts Lead Pipe Removal In Milwaukee Visit

VP Harris Touts Lead Pipe Removal In Milwaukee Visit

Wisconsin will receive $48 million in 2022 from federal infrastructure package.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northwest Side Planet Fitness Gets Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northwest Side Planet Fitness Gets Approved

City Plan Commission okays new gym to be located at 76th and Good Hope.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Tia Cannon Will Lead Fond du Lac and North BID
Eyes on Milwaukee

Tia Cannon Will Lead Fond du Lac and North BID

New leader brings real estate experience to business development role

Plats and Parcels: Officials Say Wisconsin Finished Second On $20 Billion Intel Campus
Plats and Parcels

Officials Say Wisconsin Finished Second On $20 Billion Intel Campus

Plus: Comparing the Intel and Foxconn proposals. And a recap of week's real estate news.

New Mayoral Poll Reorders Field

New Mayoral Poll Reorders Field

Independent poll shows different order of candidates in the race for mayor.

City Hall: Anti-Harassment Policy Expanded After City Attorney Case
City Hall

Anti-Harassment Policy Expanded After City Attorney Case

Effort took more than a year, from investigation to enactment.

Friday Photos: The Apartments Built Over a Ship
Friday Photos

The Apartments Built Over a Ship

Once "the largest hardware store in the world," soon to be apartments.

Homeless Outreach Group’s Bus Destroyed In Fire

Homeless Outreach Group’s Bus Destroyed In Fire

Street Angels 'devastated' by likely arson, solicits donations to replace vehicle.

Claim Your Free COVID-19 Tests

Claim Your Free COVID-19 Tests

USPS will distribute four free tests per household.

Experimental Coffee Bar Will Open at Crossroads Collective

Experimental Coffee Bar Will Open at Crossroads Collective

Discourse relocated to Milwaukee from Door County in 2021.

City Hall: Mask Mandate Anticipated To Go Into Effect Saturday
City Hall

Mask Mandate Anticipated To Go Into Effect Saturday

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson signs measure into law. Lasts until Mar. 1.

Transportation: New ‘Last Mile’ Solution Will Connect Suburban Employers, City Residents
Transportation

New ‘Last Mile’ Solution Will Connect Suburban Employers, City Residents

New service launches in February with $1.50 rides.

Palermo’s Buys Majority Of Funky Fresh Spring Rolls

Palermo’s Buys Majority Of Funky Fresh Spring Rolls

Acquisition part of a strategy to expand sales of frozen spring rolls.

Milwaukee Public Market Adds Ice Skating Rink

Milwaukee Public Market Adds Ice Skating Rink

"The Dinky Rink" is newest Third Ward entertainment offering.

First Milwaukee Mayoral Race Poll Released

First Milwaukee Mayoral Race Poll Released

Poll, released by Johnson campaign, shows acting mayor with narrow lead.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Zizzo’s New HQ Has Rooftop Terrace, Cafe
Eyes on Milwaukee

Zizzo’s New HQ Has Rooftop Terrace, Cafe

Firm relocating to 1855 building in Walker's Point, expects retailer on first floor.

City Hall: Council Ends Redistricting With Anger, Tears
City Hall

Council Ends Redistricting With Anger, Tears

Council members call process unfair, unjust and infuriating. How did things go wrong?

City Hall: Milwaukee Enacts (Soft) Mask Mandate
City Hall

Milwaukee Enacts (Soft) Mask Mandate

Largely ceremonial rule applies to publicly-accessible buildings and businesses, ends March 1.

Talgo’s Wisconsin Trains Find Home In… Nigeria

Talgo’s Wisconsin Trains Find Home In… Nigeria

Intended for high-speed Midwest line, they'll be used on metro line in Lagos.

City Hall: Ieshuh Griffin Added To Mayoral Ballot
City Hall

Ieshuh Griffin Added To Mayoral Ballot

But Griffin fails to get Taylor and Johnson thrown off ballot.

City Completes Renaming Old World Third To Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

City Completes Renaming Old World Third To Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Milwaukee fixes a 1984 "injustice" by extending King Drive through Downtown.

City Hall: New Assessment Commissioner Chosen
City Hall

New Assessment Commissioner Chosen

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson picks Nicole Larsen to first serve as Chief Assessor, then Assessment Commissioner.

Plats and Parcels: Paddy’s Pub Complex Sold, Bar Will Remain For Now
Plats and Parcels

Paddy’s Pub Complex Sold, Bar Will Remain For Now

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

Friday Photos: Rite-Hite’s New Headquarters
Friday Photos

Rite-Hite’s New Headquarters

Corporate campus filling city's Reed Street Yards as company relocates from suburb of Brown Deer.

City Hall: Latino Leaders Could Sue Over Redistricting
City Hall

Latino Leaders Could Sue Over Redistricting

They demand council hire outside counsel. City Attorney defends his closed-door advice.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fiserv Forum Wins Environmental Award
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fiserv Forum Wins Environmental Award

Milwaukee Bucks arena is now certified LEED Gold.

Eyes on Milwaukee: East Side Homes’ Historic Designation Stuck in Limbo
Eyes on Milwaukee

East Side Homes’ Historic Designation Stuck in Limbo

Commission defers decision on designation for homes otherwise poised for demolition.

National Guard Deploying to Hospitals, Nursing Homes

National Guard Deploying to Hospitals, Nursing Homes

Gov. Evers deploying 210 members in wake of COVID-19 surge.

City Moving Toward Cash Vaccination Incentives, Free Rapid Tests

City Moving Toward Cash Vaccination Incentives, Free Rapid Tests

But first the city must figure out how it can purchase the tests.

3rd Street Market Hall Opening Friday

3rd Street Market Hall Opening Friday

Long-awaited opening will take place Jan. 14.

City Hall: A New Public Safety Plan for Milwaukee
City Hall

A New Public Safety Plan for Milwaukee

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson releases a strategy focused on law enforcement, community healing and neighborhood-level investments.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Lands $61 Million For Rental Assistance
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Lands $61 Million For Rental Assistance

Emergency assistance funds will be distributed by SDC and Legal Aid Society.

City Hall: Half of Mayoral Candidates Bounced From Ballot
City Hall

Half of Mayoral Candidates Bounced From Ballot

City Attorney Tearman Spencer leads list of those that failed to submit signatures.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Won’t Review New Concert Venues
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Won’t Review New Concert Venues

Proposed Third Ward venues face no roadblocks, unless legal challenge emerges.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deal Would Fix Leaning Stone Creek Wall
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deal Would Fix Leaning Stone Creek Wall

New tenant could replace Stone Creek Coffee at busy Bay View intersection.

City Hall: Milwaukee Starts Over On Redistricting, Only To Adopt Same Map Again
City Hall

Milwaukee Starts Over On Redistricting, Only To Adopt Same Map Again

Effort to expand Latino influence won't stand up to legal challenges says City Attorney. Alderwoman says council "hoodwinked" and "railroaded."

City Could Sue Reckless Drivers in Civil Court

City Could Sue Reckless Drivers in Civil Court

Could allow seizure of repeat offenders' cars. But is City Attorney trying to delay civil suits?

Oil Spill’s Spread Could Have Been Halted?

Oil Spill’s Spread Could Have Been Halted?

Komatsu criticized for not calling local officials to prevent spread of 400 gallons of oil.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling 1880s King Drive Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling 1880s King Drive Building

Classic Cream City brick building designed by prominent Milwaukee architect in very rough shape.

Plats and Parcels: Johnson Controls’ Departure Impacts Third Ward
Plats and Parcels

Johnson Controls’ Departure Impacts Third Ward

The story goes all the way back to 1993. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news

Milwaukee Giving Away Free N95/KN95 Masks

Milwaukee Giving Away Free N95/KN95 Masks

More than 1% of all Milwaukee residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

Friday Photos: The Curly Fry Credit Union
Friday Photos

The Curly Fry Credit Union

UW Credit Union replacing fast-food restaurant.

Milwaukee Public Schools Extends Virtual Instruction

Milwaukee Public Schools Extends Virtual Instruction

But Health Commissioner says health department had no role in decision, expresses concern about impact.

City Hall: Council Moving To Institute Mask Mandate With No Enforcement
City Hall

Council Moving To Institute Mask Mandate With No Enforcement

Would apply to all publicly-accessible, indoor businesses and organizations in the City of Milwaukee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: St. Francis Vet Moving to Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

St. Francis Vet Moving to Milwaukee

Animal hospital will replace Lark Uniform at Howell and Howard.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Layton Lofts Under Construction
Eyes on Milwaukee

Layton Lofts Under Construction

New apartment building joins busy commercial corridor, but contractor fighting city on utility use.

Milwaukee Reportedly One of Four RNC Finalists

Milwaukee Reportedly One of Four RNC Finalists

After DNC was largely canceled, Republicans seriously considering Milwaukee.

Chris Larson Drops Out of Mayoral Race

Chris Larson Drops Out of Mayoral Race

But the field is still growing, with 12 candidates now in the race.

City Hall: New Election Commission Appointed
City Hall

New Election Commission Appointed

Three new commissioners likely first task: ruling on challenges to mayoral signatures.

Eyes on Milwaukee: House Saved, Moved Nearly 2 Miles
Eyes on Milwaukee

House Saved, Moved Nearly 2 Miles

Once an apartment above a steakhouse, it's now a single-family home on Howell Ave.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bay View Homes Lose Historic Protection
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bay View Homes Lose Historic Protection

Temporary designation has expired for seven puddlers' cottages. No plans to raze any of them.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Second Mass Timber Tower Advances
Eyes on Milwaukee

Second Mass Timber Tower Advances

Developer buys site for 15-floor apartment building, would replace warehouse along Milwaukee River.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Walker’s Point Garage Could Be Transformed
Eyes on Milwaukee

Walker’s Point Garage Could Be Transformed

Now for sale, with plans to expand it to glassy two-story structure.

Milwaukee Sets Homicide Record In 2021

Milwaukee Sets Homicide Record In 2021

Number hits 194, up from 97 in 2019. Non-fatal shootings also at record levels

Milwaukee Public Schools Will Be Virtual This Week

Milwaukee Public Schools Will Be Virtual This Week

"Emergency safety measure" has students virtual and staff in-person through Jan. 10.

City Hall: Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson Contracts COVID-19
City Hall

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson Contracts COVID-19

Johnson is fully vaccinated and boosted.

Plats and Parcels: Douglas Dynamics Expands at Park Place
Plats and Parcels

Douglas Dynamics Expands at Park Place

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

Friday Photos: Children’s Hospital’s New Southside Clinic
Friday Photos

Children’s Hospital’s New Southside Clinic

Facility replaces former Forest Home Library.

City Attorney Tearman Spencer Is Running For Mayor

City Attorney Tearman Spencer Is Running For Mayor

10th candidate in the race is a polarizing one.

George Vomberg of George’s Pub Passes Away

George Vomberg of George’s Pub Passes Away

Walker's Point bar owner entertained all who came through his door.

Transportation: Three Projects Test Traffic Calming
Transportation

Three Projects Test Traffic Calming

And 16 more projects coming next year, in city effort to combat reckless driving.

City Hall: Does City Need Third Drop-Off Center for Waste?
City Hall

Does City Need Third Drop-Off Center for Waste?

DPW says it would provide efficiencies, but one alderman balks at the cost.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Micro-Hospital Planned Near Airport
Eyes on Milwaukee

Micro-Hospital Planned Near Airport

Development reflects national trend to build smaller emergency healthcare facilities.

City Hall: COVID Testing Surges, While Mayor Pleads For More Vaccinations
City Hall

COVID Testing Surges, While Mayor Pleads For More Vaccinations

City testing sites operating at near max capacity while there is no wait for vaccinations.

Chris Larson May Run For Mayor

Chris Larson May Run For Mayor

Senator 'strongly considering' entering crowded race, adding 9th candidate.

Dining: The Laughing Taco Is Closing
Dining

The Laughing Taco Is Closing

Walker's Point restaurant, opened in 2017, will close at end of 2021.

Transportation: Track Ships Coming Into The Port
Transportation

Track Ships Coming Into The Port

New feature on Port Milwaukee's website allows you to track all ships entering and leaving the port.

City Hall: City Will Issue Parking Tickets By Mail
City Hall

City Will Issue Parking Tickets By Mail

Change comes as a result of threats, attacks on parking checkers.

Lena Taylor Will Run For Mayor, Again

Lena Taylor Will Run For Mayor, Again

Taylor lost to Barrett in 2020, but now she's in an open, eight-way race.

Plats and Parcels: Fairchild Buys Historic East Side Building
Plats and Parcels

Fairchild Buys Historic East Side Building

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

Black Panthers, Brown Berets Leaders Sue Cavalier Johnson

Black Panthers, Brown Berets Leaders Sue Cavalier Johnson

But asking to pause the case until April because their lawyer is being suspended.

Friday Photos: A Harbor District Revival
Friday Photos

A Harbor District Revival

1915 building at 2nd and Mineral racked up lawsuits, code violations. New owner going back to basics.

Judge Blomme Gets 9-Year Sentence For Child Pornography

Judge Blomme Gets 9-Year Sentence For Child Pornography

Elected in 2020, arrested in March. Actions called 'the worst of the worst' at sentencing.

Lena Taylor Ends Lt. Governor Campaign

Lena Taylor Ends Lt. Governor Campaign

State senator ran for mayor in 2020. Will she run in upcoming special election?

City Hall: Daniel Riemer Drops Out of Mayoral Race
City Hall

Daniel Riemer Drops Out of Mayoral Race

Field narrows back to seven in race to replace Mayor Tom Barrett.

City Hall: Firefighters Union Approves Vaccine-or-Mask Requirement
City Hall

Firefighters Union Approves Vaccine-or-Mask Requirement

Voluntary agreement similar to ones adopted by city's police unions.

Johnson Ceremonially Sworn In As Mayor

Johnson Ceremonially Sworn In As Mayor

Milwaukee's acting mayor hosts a ceremony of pomp and circumstance to tell his story.

Tom Barrett Takes Oath To Serve As Ambassador

Tom Barrett Takes Oath To Serve As Ambassador

No longer mayor, Barrett is preparing to head to Luxembourg.

City Hall: Council Calls April 5 Special Election For Mayor
City Hall

Council Calls April 5 Special Election For Mayor

Primary will be Feb. 15, at least an eight-way race is expected.

The Incredible Rise of Cavalier Johnson

The Incredible Rise of Cavalier Johnson

Up from poverty and getting crushed in his first two runs for office, Milwaukee's new mayor has a story to tell.

ELMNT Bar Wins Injunction, Can Reopen

ELMNT Bar Wins Injunction, Can Reopen

60-day suspension for downtown nightclub delayed until at least March.

City Hall: Police Union Adopts Vaccine-or-Mask Rule
City Hall

Police Union Adopts Vaccine-or-Mask Rule

Unvaccinated officers face termination for failure to comply with mask requirement. Union not happy.

City Hall: Mayor Tom Barrett Resigns
City Hall

Mayor Tom Barrett Resigns

Cavalier Johnson will become acting mayor. Special election planned for April.

Dimitrijevic Offers Plan to Fight COVID-19

Dimitrijevic Offers Plan to Fight COVID-19

Mayoral candidate wants free at-home tests and $100 incentive to get vaccine and booster.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Developer Will Transform Paul Weise Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Developer Will Transform Paul Weise Building

Fairchild Acquisition submits plans to redevelop Farwell Ave. furniture store.

Silicon Valley Company Expanding In Milwaukee

Silicon Valley Company Expanding In Milwaukee

OpenGov plans to grow office in Walker's Point to 100 employees.

Johnson Plan Targets Reckless Driving

Johnson Plan Targets Reckless Driving

Acting-mayor-to-be and mayoral candidate Cavalier Johnson releases detailed plan of action.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Alderman Wants Debate On Proposed Third Ward Theater
Eyes on Milwaukee

Alderman Wants Debate On Proposed Third Ward Theater

But has Ald. Robert Bauman already lost the chance to create such a forum?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Wisconsin Center Skywalk Design Okayed
Eyes on Milwaukee

Wisconsin Center Skywalk Design Okayed

New skywalk would accommodate expanded convention center. And future streetcar line.

City Hall: Dettmer’s Appointment As Public Works Head Is Historic
City Hall

Dettmer’s Appointment As Public Works Head Is Historic

First female to lead DPW, first time that no major mayor-appointed leaders are white males.

Plats and Parcels: Black Holocaust Museum Buys Building, Receives $10 Million Donation
Plats and Parcels

Black Holocaust Museum Buys Building, Receives $10 Million Donation

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

Friday Photos: Komatsu Mining Opens Office Building
Friday Photos

Komatsu Mining Opens Office Building

Factory planned for early 2022 completion.

Cavalier Johnson Says He’s Ready To Be Mayor

Cavalier Johnson Says He’s Ready To Be Mayor

He'll become acting mayor immediately upon Tom Barrett's resignation. Expected by Dec. 28.

It Could Be Many Weeks Before Barrett Goes to Luxembourg

It Could Be Many Weeks Before Barrett Goes to Luxembourg

Barrett resignation expected by Dec. 28. Mayor has never been to Luxembourg.

Biden Appoints Milwaukee Judge William Pocan to Federal Bench

Biden Appoints Milwaukee Judge William Pocan to Federal Bench

Pocan would be first openly gay judge in 7th Circuit.

Tom Barrett Confirmed as Ambassador to Luxembourg, Resignation Expected

Tom Barrett Confirmed as Ambassador to Luxembourg, Resignation Expected

Special election for mayor will occur April 5.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Arts and Culture Hub Planned For W. North Ave.
Eyes on Milwaukee

Arts and Culture Hub Planned For W. North Ave.

Melissa Allen will develop home for Bronzeville Center for the Arts.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Logistics Company Moves To Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Logistics Company Moves To Milwaukee

Atomix relocates from West Allis to Milwaukee's Near West Side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Port Plays Key Role In Construction of World’s Tallest Timber Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Port Plays Key Role In Construction of World’s Tallest Timber Tower

But not a single piece arrived in Milwaukee by ship.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward Entertainment Proposal Raises Questions
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward Entertainment Proposal Raises Questions

But the two-theater music complex may ultimately be subject to little public review.

Will City Have New Mayor By End of Year?

Will City Have New Mayor By End of Year?

Committee advances Tom Barrett's ambassadorship nomination to full Senate.

Council Suspends Downtown’s ELMNT Lounge For 60 Days

Council Suspends Downtown’s ELMNT Lounge For 60 Days

Action taken after police and others argue over how a homicide near bar was handled.

Joel Brennan Leaving Evers’ Administration To Head GMC

Joel Brennan Leaving Evers’ Administration To Head GMC

Top-ranking state official will lead Greater Milwaukee Committee.

City Hall: Council Split On Hiring Its Own Attorney
City Hall

Council Split On Hiring Its Own Attorney

Just the latest twist in the council's ongoing conflict with City Attorney Tearman Spencer.

City Hall: ‘Tax & Take’ Pastors Disrupt Council Meeting
City Hall

‘Tax & Take’ Pastors Disrupt Council Meeting

Protest action elevates concerns with supposed taxing of churches.

City Hall: Predator Cop Costs Milwaukee $400,000
City Hall

Predator Cop Costs Milwaukee $400,000

Officer ultimately spent four years in jail after using his job to prey on teenage girls.

City Hall: Council Halts Redistricting After Latino Pushback
City Hall

Council Halts Redistricting After Latino Pushback

After approving a map in November, council rejects it, to allow more community feedback.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Church Buys Haymarket Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Church Buys Haymarket Building

Christ Church Milwaukee will occupy former industrial building just north of Downtown.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deconstruction Policy Remains, Well… Deconstructed
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deconstruction Policy Remains, Well… Deconstructed

City of Milwaukee can't make the vision for program work. Who's to blame?

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Historic Preservation Commission Member Nominated
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Historic Preservation Commission Member Nominated

Nicholas Hans Robinson is the youngest Black architect in Wisconsin.

Plats and Parcels: Third Ward Apartment Building Planned
Plats and Parcels

Third Ward Apartment Building Planned

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

Friday Photos: Van Buren’s Supernova Ascent
Friday Photos

Van Buren’s Supernova Ascent

Two projects will reshape the newly two-lane street.

Transportation: Interstate 94 Project Cost Much Higher Than Original Estimate
Transportation

Interstate 94 Project Cost Much Higher Than Original Estimate

Both six and eight lane options cost more than $1.2 billion and include similar dramatic overhaul of Stadium Interchange.

Milwaukee’s Extended Indoor Dining Closure Reduced COVID-19 Spread

Milwaukee’s Extended Indoor Dining Closure Reduced COVID-19 Spread

Study finds cities with extended closures saw 61% fewer COVID-19 cases.

Spill Sends 400 Gallons of Oil Into Milwaukee Waterways

Spill Sends 400 Gallons of Oil Into Milwaukee Waterways

"Oil transfer error" at Komatsu Mining campus.

Eyes on Milwaukee: How To Save The City, One Block At a Time
Eyes on Milwaukee

How To Save The City, One Block At a Time

Study evaluates challenges, successes with Northwestern Mutual's Amani project.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Housing Authority Opening Low-Cost Housing Waiting Lists
Eyes on Milwaukee

Housing Authority Opening Low-Cost Housing Waiting Lists

Want housing assistance? Get in line ASAP starting Dec. 15.

Summerfest Lands One of the City of Milwaukee’s Top Attorneys

Summerfest Lands One of the City of Milwaukee’s Top Attorneys

Mary Schanning will become general counsel, chief administrative officer at Milwaukee World Festival.

Senate Committee Schedules Vote On Barrett’s Ambassadorship

Senate Committee Schedules Vote On Barrett’s Ambassadorship

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations poised to advance nomination to full Senate.

City Hall: Pastors Demand “Tax and Take” Moratorium
City Hall

Pastors Demand “Tax and Take” Moratorium

City officials say it's not possible, as discussion of how to handle churches gets confusing.

City Hall: General City Workers Will Get 2% Raise
City Hall

General City Workers Will Get 2% Raise

First raise for non-resident workers since 2008.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Catholic Financial Life Building For Sale
Eyes on Milwaukee

Catholic Financial Life Building For Sale

Organization could move. Former "Knights" tower has 19 floors, offices and apartments.

FPC Suspends Residency Preference For Police, Fire Promotions

FPC Suspends Residency Preference For Police, Fire Promotions

Move comes after public safety unions filed lawsuit challenging this.

Gene’s Supper Club Still Open Despite Shootings

Gene’s Supper Club Still Open Despite Shootings

Police oppose its operation, council voted to close it, but owner fighting this in courts.

New Event Venue Would Overlook Rivers

New Event Venue Would Overlook Rivers

Former Love Shack space would offer views of Downtown and Milwaukee and Menomonee rivers.

Transportation: City Could Make Speed Humps Cheaper
Transportation

City Could Make Speed Humps Cheaper

Committee approves slashing cost for property owners by 69% to combat reckless driving.

City Hall: Half of Milwaukee’s Car Thefts By Children
City Hall

Half of Milwaukee’s Car Thefts By Children

The 'Kia Boyz' have helped drive 'astronomical' 58% increase in city's car thefts, nearly half by kids 16 and under.

City Hall: Barrett Vetoes Redistricting Map
City Hall

Barrett Vetoes Redistricting Map

Voces de la Frontera lobbied for a veto to push council to create third Hispanic district.

Plats and Parcels: Good City Brewing Gives Housing Grants
Plats and Parcels

Good City Brewing Gives Housing Grants

Grants to four nonprofits. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: The New Hue
Friday Photos

The New Hue

Restaurant transforming former Sven's Cafe building.

Transportation: Public Input Sought on Controversial Interstate 94 Expansion
Transportation

Public Input Sought on Controversial Interstate 94 Expansion

State studying options to rebuild at six and eight lane configurations.

City Hall: Group Introduces Nine Options To Create Three Latino-Majority Council Districts
City Hall

Group Introduces Nine Options To Create Three Latino-Majority Council Districts

But none have majority Latino voting age populations today. Will Barrett veto?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Make Your Voice Heard on The Future of Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

Make Your Voice Heard on The Future of Downtown

City soliciting input via community meeting, interactive maps and idea wall.

City Closes T Jay’s Lounge

City Closes T Jay’s Lounge

36 shootings near bar in 2021, including a triple shooting inside tavern and bar staff involved in cleanup.

Sas-Pérez Stepping Down, VIA CDC Hiring New Executive Director

Sas-Pérez Stepping Down, VIA CDC Hiring New Executive Director

New leader sought for one of Milwaukee's leading community development corporations.

City Hall: Milwaukee Poised To Pay Additional $150,000 For Predator Police Officer
City Hall

Milwaukee Poised To Pay Additional $150,000 For Predator Police Officer

Officer Sonthana Rajaphoumi finished four-year prison sentence earlier this year.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Eppstein Uhen Merging With Green Bay Area Firm
Eyes on Milwaukee

Eppstein Uhen Merging With Green Bay Area Firm

Combined firm will have offices in three states, 250 employees.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Indoor Concert Complex Planned Next To Summerfest
Eyes on Milwaukee

Indoor Concert Complex Planned Next To Summerfest

800 and 4,000 seat theaters would offer year-round entertainment.

City Hall: Committee Endorses Dana World-Patterson’s Appointment To FPC
City Hall

Committee Endorses Dana World-Patterson’s Appointment To FPC

Human trafficking victims' advocate draws high praise from council members.

Transportation: Should 20 MPH Be Milwaukee’s Default Speed Limit?
Transportation

Should 20 MPH Be Milwaukee’s Default Speed Limit?

City has money set aside to lower speed limits, particularly on side streets.

Transportation: DPW Unveils 16 Traffic Calming Projects
Transportation

DPW Unveils 16 Traffic Calming Projects

Effort being funded with American Rescue Plan Act funds. Construction to start in spring.

City Hall: Milwaukee Water Works Wants Rate Hike
City Hall

Milwaukee Water Works Wants Rate Hike

But below what state PSC allows. Bauman demands to know why.

City Hall: City Will Begin Mailing Parking Tickets
City Hall

City Will Begin Mailing Parking Tickets

Starting with tickets given at night, to protect parking checkers from verbal threats and physical assaults.

City Hall: Poorer Residents To Get Help With Water Bills
City Hall

Poorer Residents To Get Help With Water Bills

Up to $5,000 per household from federal funding. But distribution could be tricky.

City Hall: Barrett Pushed To Veto New Council Map
City Hall

Barrett Pushed To Veto New Council Map

Voces de la Frontera calls for creation of third majority-Hispanic district.

Jesse Jackson Blasts City’s “Taxing and Taking”

Jesse Jackson Blasts City’s “Taxing and Taking”

Longtime activist and reverend joins local pastors to insist churches must stay tax exempt.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Anti-Displacement Policy Sees Slow Start
Eyes on Milwaukee

Anti-Displacement Policy Sees Slow Start

But city program to keep renters in their neighborhoods by setting aside new apartments is growing.

Plats and Parcels: Bay View Apartment Project Advances
Plats and Parcels

Bay View Apartment Project Advances

Plus: Recapping a big week of real estate news.

Friday Photos: Bucks Player’s Brady St. Building A Neat Fit
Friday Photos

Bucks Player’s Brady St. Building A Neat Fit

Second Milwaukee project by Pat Connaughton's company blends into historic street.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Jeffers Sells Water Street Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Jeffers Sells Water Street Building

Soon to be home to Tropic bar and restaurant.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Chavez Dr. Apartment Complex Moves Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Chavez Dr. Apartment Complex Moves Forward

Cardinal Capital seeks construction permit for four-story, 67-unit building on South Side.

Milwaukeeans To Be Thankful For in 2021

Milwaukeeans To Be Thankful For in 2021

A special challenge for your Thanksgiving weekend.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Growing ThriveOn King Gets Extension
Eyes on Milwaukee

Growing ThriveOn King Gets Extension

And adds food hall, child care center. First floor designed to accommodate neighbors' desires.

City Hall: Council Okays ‘Warp Speed’ Redistricting
City Hall

Council Okays ‘Warp Speed’ Redistricting

City officials forced to work quickly, with one council member objecting to new plan.

City Hall: Entrepreneur Announces Run for Mayor
City Hall

Entrepreneur Announces Run for Mayor

Michael Sampson, 38 founder of SWARMM Events, vying to replace Tom Barrett.

Water Main Break Sends Steam Soaring, Chills Downtown

Water Main Break Sends Steam Soaring, Chills Downtown

Steam tunnel system flooded by millions of gallons of water from broken 1884 water main.

City Hall: The Council’s War With Tearman Spencer
City Hall

The Council’s War With Tearman Spencer

Lots of grumbling, but City Attorney scores wins in two of three battles Tuesday.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A Green Infrastructure Plan For Lynden Hill
Eyes on Milwaukee

A Green Infrastructure Plan For Lynden Hill

Upgrade of area near 23rd and McKinley part of bigger plan to capture 8.5 million gallons of stormwater.

City Hall: Committee Backs City Redistricting Plan
City Hall

Committee Backs City Redistricting Plan

But what about a third Latino majority district?

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Couture Is Making Noise Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Couture Is Making Noise Downtown

Construction of 44-story apartment tower involves driving 192 large piles.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Planned Riverwalk Lets You Touch the Water
Eyes on Milwaukee

Planned Riverwalk Lets You Touch the Water

City seeking grant to pay for "The Node" riverwalk in the Harbor District

Plats and Parcels: Chase Tower Being Sold
Plats and Parcels

Chase Tower Being Sold

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Home Found for Masonic Center Windows
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Home Found for Masonic Center Windows

George Washington won't be watching over anyone's bedroom, at least not in downtown Milwaukee.

Friday Photos: Cathedral Square’s New Frame
Friday Photos

Cathedral Square’s New Frame

Streetscaping project aims to beautify park, support community events.

City Hall: Public Works Commissioner Jeff Polenske Leaving For Private Sector
City Hall

Public Works Commissioner Jeff Polenske Leaving For Private Sector

Three-decade government veteran "retiring" for private-sector employment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Building Would Include Restaurant, Rooftop Event Space, Recording Studio
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Building Would Include Restaurant, Rooftop Event Space, Recording Studio

Fatima Laster is uplifting the Five Points neighborhood.

City Hall: Milwaukee Releases Draft Plan For New Council Districts
City Hall

Milwaukee Releases Draft Plan For New Council Districts

Every aldermanic district would change under proposed plan.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Celebrates Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Celebrates Expansion

Milwaukee's "biggest kept secret" is now even bigger. The word might get out.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Zoning Committee Okays Factory-to-Housing Conversions
Eyes on Milwaukee

Zoning Committee Okays Factory-to-Housing Conversions

Former dairy plant and one-time Perlick factory could both become housing.

City Hall: Milwaukee Adopts New Ward Map For City
City Hall

Milwaukee Adopts New Ward Map For City

New districts coming next week. Riverwest further split between two council districts.

Nov. 21 Is Deadline For Raking Your Leaves

Nov. 21 Is Deadline For Raking Your Leaves

City extends annual leaf pickup by one week. Plus: more snowplow operators hired.

City Hall: Dimitrijevic Wants Paid Parental Leave For City Employees
City Hall

Dimitrijevic Wants Paid Parental Leave For City Employees

"If Washington won’t act we will," says alderwoman of her proposal.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Three Duplexes Planned Near Marquette University
Eyes on Milwaukee

Three Duplexes Planned Near Marquette University

Student housing investment group would purchase, develop city-owned lot.

City Hall: Council Blasts Extra Cost For Morales’ Lawsuit
City Hall

Council Blasts Extra Cost For Morales’ Lawsuit

City Attorney Spencer knew outside counsel handling case exceeded authorized cost.

City Hall: Council, Mayor At Odds Over City Attorney
City Hall

Council, Mayor At Odds Over City Attorney

Council wants to hire its own attorney. City Attorney oppose this and Barrett vetoes proposal.

Duke’s on Water, Scooter’s Pub Suspended

Duke’s on Water, Scooter’s Pub Suspended

Two bars will be closed Nov. 26 through Dec. 15 due to issues in police report.

Plats and Parcels: ThriveOn King Project Grows By $20 Million
Plats and Parcels

ThriveOn King Project Grows By $20 Million

Cost of ambitious project now $105 million. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: 321 Jefferson Fills Up
Friday Photos

321 Jefferson Fills Up

New Third Ward apartment building appears to be drawing tenants.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Bindery Glues Together Milwaukee Creatives
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Bindery Glues Together Milwaukee Creatives

Business and co-working hub located in redeveloped factory.

Transportation: Bay View Trades One Road Closure For Another
Transportation

Bay View Trades One Road Closure For Another

Kinnickinnic Avenue will be closed for bridge repair. KK Can Opener has damaged at least 10 trucks since August 1.

City Hall: Morales Demotion Debacle Will Cost City Additional $19,000
City Hall

Morales Demotion Debacle Will Cost City Additional $19,000

City's outside counsel exceeded its budget.

Milwaukee Solar Program Has Record-Setting Year

Milwaukee Solar Program Has Record-Setting Year

Solar power in Milwaukee has doubled in less than two years.

How Should Milwaukee Honor Ralph Metcalfe?

How Should Milwaukee Honor Ralph Metcalfe?

Black sprinter was once "fastest man in the world," and later a political trailblazer.

Dining: Stone Creek Closing Bay View Cafe
Dining

Stone Creek Closing Bay View Cafe

UPDATE: DNS confirms wall is not at "imminent risk" of collapse, is rescinding order.

Dining: Bavette Moving to Former Swig Space
Dining

Bavette Moving to Former Swig Space

Third Ward restaurant and butcher shop will move around corner to bigger space on Broadway.

Transportation: Should City Buy 30th Street Railroad Line?
Transportation

Should City Buy 30th Street Railroad Line?

Bauman pushes idea. Move would clear way for bike trail and commuter rail line.

City Hall: Dana World-Patterson Nominated to FPC
City Hall

Dana World-Patterson Nominated to FPC

Human trafficking victims advocate would replace longtime Fire & Police commissioner Ann Wilson.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Furniture Store To Become Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Furniture Store To Become Apartments

118-year old Paul Weise store on Farwell will become 11 apartments.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Affordable Senior Apartments Get Plan Commission Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Affordable Senior Apartments Get Plan Commission Approval

Plan calls for redeveloping former Perlick plant, with connection to planned bike trail.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Altoro Leaves WHEDA for Federal Position
Eyes on Milwaukee

Altoro Leaves WHEDA for Federal Position

Joaquín Altoro joining Biden administration for position with U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Port Seeks To Develop Cruise Ship Dock
Eyes on Milwaukee

Port Seeks To Develop Cruise Ship Dock

Seeks partner to develop rare bare-ground lakefront site, perhaps for recreational or entertainment uses.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Urban Spaceship Will Land In Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Urban Spaceship Will Land In Milwaukee

National urbanism conference on November 9 on the future of cities. Urban Milwaukee members can get free tickets, while supplies last.

Plats and Parcels: The Downtown Musical Chairs Game
Plats and Parcels

The Downtown Musical Chairs Game

More moves from one building to another. Plus: the week's nine real estate stories.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Soldiers Home Redevelopment Wins National Preservation Award
Eyes on Milwaukee

Soldiers Home Redevelopment Wins National Preservation Award

Project targeted at housing for homeless veterans wins award in advance of Veterans Day.

Friday Photos: The Walker’s Point Swimming Hole
Friday Photos

The Walker’s Point Swimming Hole

Mandel's new apartment building will soon start to rise from large, pool-like hole.

City Hall: Milwaukee Adopts ‘Calm Before The Storm’ 2022 Budget
City Hall

Milwaukee Adopts ‘Calm Before The Storm’ 2022 Budget

No fee increases and small tax increase as city bolsters pension reserve fund in anticipation of fiscal cliff.

City Hall: Jeffrey Norman Named Permanent Chief of Police
City Hall

Jeffrey Norman Named Permanent Chief of Police

Norman has served as acting chief since Dec. 2020 while city sorted out botched Morales demotion.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 7 Milwaukee Affordable Housing Projects Win Funding
Eyes on Milwaukee

7 Milwaukee Affordable Housing Projects Win Funding

Federal Home Loan Bank grants will close financing gaps.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bay View Funeral Home Sold As Development Opportunity
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bay View Funeral Home Sold As Development Opportunity

Niemann/Suminski funeral home now owned by investment group led by Tim Olson.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan For Masonic Apartments Advances
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan For Masonic Apartments Advances

22-unit complex with rooftop apartments gets historic commission approval.

Brew City Match Offers More Grants

Brew City Match Offers More Grants

Fourth round of grants for small business development and commercial property revitalization.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sas-Pérez Appointed to WHEDA Board
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sas-Pérez Appointed to WHEDA Board

VIA CDC director Brianna Sas-Pérez joins powerful affordable housing board.

City Hall: City Poised To Split Redistricting Process
City Hall

City Poised To Split Redistricting Process

Drawing wards first and aldermanic districts second to meet short deadline.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Stamper Wants Rat Inspections Of Excavations
Eyes on Milwaukee

Stamper Wants Rat Inspections Of Excavations

Could the city possibly check every construction project for rat infestations?

Barrett Appears Before U.S. Senate

Barrett Appears Before U.S. Senate

Mayor's nomination as Ambassador to Luxembourg reviewed by Senate committee.

Transportation: FlixBus Buys Greyhound
Transportation

FlixBus Buys Greyhound

German startup now among the biggest bus companies in US, with trips from Milwaukee.

City Hall: 116 Non-Vaccinated Workers Face Suspension
City Hall

116 Non-Vaccinated Workers Face Suspension

And possible termination. 95.3% of general city employees complied with vaccine mandate.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Planet Fitness Planned For 76th and Good Hope
Eyes on Milwaukee

Planet Fitness Planned For 76th and Good Hope

Would be number nine in the county and among 2,000 of its gyms in the Americas.

Transportation: Van Buren Will Become Two Lane Street
Transportation

Van Buren Will Become Two Lane Street

New bike lanes and parallel parking added, as four lanes for cars reduced to two.

Plats and Parcels: Farewell Downtown Silversmith
Plats and Parcels

Farewell Downtown Silversmith

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

Friday Photos: A Deer District Foundation
Friday Photos

A Deer District Foundation

The Trade hotel will rise nine stories, including 205 rooms.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Momentum Builds at Century City
Eyes on Milwaukee

Momentum Builds at Century City

New industrial building would bring more jobs to area while city works on public improvements.

City Hall: Barrett Confirmation Hearing Set for Tuesday
City Hall

Barrett Confirmation Hearing Set for Tuesday

If Mayor Tom Barrett is quickly confirmed, mayoral election would occur alongside Spring elections.

City Hall: Tearman Spencer Adds Media To List Of Those Inhibiting Him
City Hall

Tearman Spencer Adds Media To List Of Those Inhibiting Him

Conditions at City Attorney's office would improve if media quit "erroneously" reporting on them says City Attorney.

City Hall: Committee Recommends Few Budget Amendments
City Hall

Committee Recommends Few Budget Amendments

No fee increases and few changes as council braces for next year's fiscal cliff.

Eyes on Milwaukee: WCD Celebrates Start of Convention Center Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

WCD Celebrates Start of Convention Center Expansion

$420 million project is intended to boost business, fully realize Wisconin Center's potential.

City Hall: City Faces Shortage of Garbage Truck, Snowplow Drivers
City Hall

City Faces Shortage of Garbage Truck, Snowplow Drivers

Milwaukee raising starting pay by $5,400.

City Hall: Police Department Tweets Lied To Public
City Hall

Police Department Tweets Lied To Public

Comptroller audit finds 2020 tweets misled public. Acting Chief Norman calls them "unacceptable."

Eyes on Milwaukee: THIRTEEN31 Apartment Building Opens
Eyes on Milwaukee

THIRTEEN31 Apartment Building Opens

Walker's Point complex has 74 affordable apartments, all already full.

Eyes on Milwaukee: North Side Plan Plots 16 Priority Projects
Eyes on Milwaukee

North Side Plan Plots 16 Priority Projects

Traffic calming, housing rehab, safety, dealing with vacant lots top list of recommended projects.

Eyes on Milwaukee: School Will Be Redeveloped, But Into What?
Eyes on Milwaukee

School Will Be Redeveloped, But Into What?

Committee endorses zoning change for former Catholic school on East Side.

City Hall: City Must Pay Detective Who Assaulted Murder Suspect
City Hall

City Must Pay Detective Who Assaulted Murder Suspect

Rodolfo Gomez was fired, went to prison and now he'll get a check for $335,772.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Harbor District Project Moving Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Harbor District Project Moving Forward

Developer turning two industrial buildings at north edge of Bay View into apartment complex with up to 300 units.

Plats and Parcels: Safe & Sound Moving To New Home
Plats and Parcels

Safe & Sound Moving To New Home

Plus: A new owner for historic building, MSOE's new stem center and the weekly recap.

Friday Photos: Milwaukee Tool Readying Downtown Office
Friday Photos

Milwaukee Tool Readying Downtown Office

Facade of 1978 building is being substantially altered.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New High School Marks Growth of Hmong Community
Eyes on Milwaukee

New High School Marks Growth of Hmong Community

Governor, MPS Superintendent join trailblazing HAPA founder Chris Her-Xiong for ribbon cutting.

Is Third Time The Charm for Red Light Cameras?

Is Third Time The Charm for Red Light Cameras?

Rep. LaKeshia Myers reintroduces bill to allow Milwaukee to use cameras to bust speeders and red-light runners.

Winters Farmers Market Will Be Held in Deer District

Winters Farmers Market Will Be Held in Deer District

Event most recently held at The Domes is now moving Downtown.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Sues To Stop Gableman’s Subpoenas

Wisconsin Elections Commission Sues To Stop Gableman’s Subpoenas

Suit says Gableman is overstepping authority in how subpoenas are structured.

City Hall: Council Adopts $179 Million Rescue Plan Package
City Hall

Council Adopts $179 Million Rescue Plan Package

Compromise plan includes money for pension reserve, housing, lead abatement and child care providers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Podcast Production Company Opens Downtown Studio, Office
Eyes on Milwaukee

Podcast Production Company Opens Downtown Studio, Office

Podcamp Media leases space at top of Colby Abbot Building.

Milwaukee Rolls Out Vaccination Promotion For Second Shot

Milwaukee Rolls Out Vaccination Promotion For Second Shot

City will pay $25 to 1,000 people to get second shot. More than 23,000 people are currently eligible.

Raynetta Hill Will Lead King Drive BID

Raynetta Hill Will Lead King Drive BID

A familiar face returns to lead growing business improvement district.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Redevelopment Plans Dropped For Downtown Post Office
Eyes on Milwaukee

Redevelopment Plans Dropped For Downtown Post Office

R2 sells the building to post office real estate investment trust.

City Hall: Staffing Issues Could Leave Milwaukee With More Snowplows Than Drivers
City Hall

Staffing Issues Could Leave Milwaukee With More Snowplows Than Drivers

At the very least, expect it to take longer for Milwaukee to clean up after a storm.

Photo Gallery: Bucks Host Ring Ceremony, Unveil Championship Banner
Photo Gallery

Bucks Host Ring Ceremony, Unveil Championship Banner

Nearly 400 diamonds on each ring with loads of symbolism embedded.

City Hall: ARPA Funding May Delay City’s Fiscal Cliff Says Policy Forum
City Hall

ARPA Funding May Delay City’s Fiscal Cliff Says Policy Forum

Non-partisan organization reinforces need for state support to address Milwaukee's structural financial issues.

New Cafe Planned For First Floor of 88Nine Building

New Cafe Planned For First Floor of 88Nine Building

Two-story studio building to undergo $770,000 renovation and expansion.

Transportation: Milwaukee Wants Your Input on Future of Dockless Scooters
Transportation

Milwaukee Wants Your Input on Future of Dockless Scooters

432,794 trips taken through end of September, but downtown ban cut ridership 50%.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Dairy-Centric Apartment Building Wins Plan Commission Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Dairy-Centric Apartment Building Wins Plan Commission Approval

Kendall Breunig plans to convert former plant to 17 apartments.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Triciclo Peru Owners Could Buy Vliet Street Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Triciclo Peru Owners Could Buy Vliet Street Building

Restaurant plans production space for frozen empanadas in vacant, city-owned building.

City Hall: Marina Dimitrijevic is Officially Running For Mayor
City Hall

Marina Dimitrijevic is Officially Running For Mayor

Alderwoman is the seventh individual in the race.

Bucks Showoff Upgrades To Fiserv Forum

Bucks Showoff Upgrades To Fiserv Forum

NBA season starts Tuesday with team's ring ceremony.

City Hall: Chantia Lewis Case Moving Towards Trial
City Hall

Chantia Lewis Case Moving Towards Trial

Probable cause found to continue with felony charges.

Plats and Parcels: California Firm Buys Two Newer Milwaukee Apartment Buildings
Plats and Parcels

California Firm Buys Two Newer Milwaukee Apartment Buildings

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: Second New Building Proposed For Century City
Eyes on Milwaukee

Second New Building Proposed For Century City

Good City Brewing affiliate could develop building similar to Century City 1.

Friday Photos: Element Anchors South End of 5th Street
Friday Photos

Element Anchors South End of 5th Street

New apartment building has taken its final shape.

City Hall: Council Strikes Deal On How To Spend $179 Million ARPA Allocation
City Hall

Council Strikes Deal On How To Spend $179 Million ARPA Allocation

Housing, lead abatement, child care, police recruits, violence prevention, a new MLK library and more.

Black Business Boost Fund Targeted At Milwaukee Entrepeneurs

Black Business Boost Fund Targeted At Milwaukee Entrepeneurs

New fund targeted at supporting people of color launch and grow businesses.

City Hall: MPD Supervisors Face Vaccine-or-Mask Requirement
City Hall

MPD Supervisors Face Vaccine-or-Mask Requirement

Agreement is less strict than requirement for general city workers, doesn't include rank-and-file police officers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: HNTB Expanding Downtown Office
Eyes on Milwaukee

HNTB Expanding Downtown Office

Engineering firm moved Downtown in 2019, added 20 employees and hopes to hire 30 more.

The Organ Trail Runs Through Milwaukee

The Organ Trail Runs Through Milwaukee

Organ donor's cross-country bicycle trip started with a chance meeting in Louisiana bar.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Redeveloped 37th Street School Opens
Eyes on Milwaukee

Redeveloped 37th Street School Opens

Affordable apartments available for seniors, with neighborhood resident serving as developer.

Evers Allocates $45 Million To Violence Prevention, Victim Support

Evers Allocates $45 Million To Violence Prevention, Victim Support

Evers joined by Attorney General Josh Kaul and Milwaukee violence prevention leaders for announcement.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Starts on Biggest Port Project In More Than 60 Years
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Starts on Biggest Port Project In More Than 60 Years

Milwaukee project intended to make Wisconsin export hub for ethanol byproduct.

City Hall: Common Council Has 7 Times The Ideas As It Has Funding
City Hall

Common Council Has 7 Times The Ideas As It Has Funding

82 ideas for how to spend $394.2 million federal grant. What will council choose?

Eyes on Milwaukee: State Selling Milwaukee DNR Office
Eyes on Milwaukee

State Selling Milwaukee DNR Office

Property occupies prominent corner in Bronzeville.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Century City’s First New Building is Fully Leased
Eyes on Milwaukee

Century City’s First New Building is Fully Leased

Five tenants fill warehouse.

New Mural, Peace Tree Unveiled at Pulaski Playfield

New Mural, Peace Tree Unveiled at Pulaski Playfield

Effort designed to encourage social unity, environmental consciousness and youth empowerment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mansion’s Garage Will Be Constructed Using Secret Cache of Sandstone
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mansion’s Garage Will Be Constructed Using Secret Cache of Sandstone

Nunemaker finds building materials buried in his new yard.

New COVID-19 Mass Testing Site Opens in Menomonee Valley

New COVID-19 Mass Testing Site Opens in Menomonee Valley

New site at a former WisDOT emissions testing site. It replaces American Family Field testing site.

City Hall: Homicides, Shootings, Auto Thefts All At Record Highs
City Hall

Homicides, Shootings, Auto Thefts All At Record Highs

MPD Acting Chief Jeffrey Norman presents vision of community-centered approach to solving issues.

Plats and Parcels: ManpowerGroup HQ Sold Again
Plats and Parcels

ManpowerGroup HQ Sold Again

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

Friday Photos: Work Nears Completion on New Brady Street Building
Friday Photos

Work Nears Completion on New Brady Street Building

Two-story building replaces vacant lot.

Wheel Park Planned For Emigh Playfield in Tippecanoe

Wheel Park Planned For Emigh Playfield in Tippecanoe

Would be city's first park targeted at BMX bikes, skateboards, scooters and skates.

City Hall: City Could Issue Citations For Failing To Disconnect Downspouts
City Hall

City Could Issue Citations For Failing To Disconnect Downspouts

But focus will be on hiring contractors to complete work, keep stormwater out of Deep Tunnel.

City Hall: Milwaukee Will Comply With Subpoenas, But City Attorney Won’t Say How
City Hall

Milwaukee Will Comply With Subpoenas, But City Attorney Won’t Say How

Spencer big on promises, but short on details.

“Beyond Van Gogh” Is Highest Grossing Event in Wisconsin Center History

“Beyond Van Gogh” Is Highest Grossing Event in Wisconsin Center History

And now its run is extended through January 9.

Mayor Barrett Is Latest Official Subpoenaed In Election Probe

Mayor Barrett Is Latest Official Subpoenaed In Election Probe

Official leading the probe admits he doesn't understand how elections are supposed to work.

Milwaukee To Go “Claws Up” For The Brewers

Milwaukee To Go “Claws Up” For The Brewers

City will light up blue and yellow to support baseball team during playoffs.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling Building at 76th and Capitol
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling Building at 76th and Capitol

Multi-tenant office building available for $75,000.

City Hall: 12 Options to Solve Milwaukee’s Fiscal Crisis
City Hall

12 Options to Solve Milwaukee’s Fiscal Crisis

Nine are bad says alderman. Without solution Milwaukee would need to cut one-fourth of workforce.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Milwaukee Athletic Club Reopening in December
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Athletic Club Reopening in December

MAC Residences adds 54 apartments to building, along with restaurants and event space.

Gov. Evers Announces $75 Million Investment In Minority-Owned Businesses

Gov. Evers Announces $75 Million Investment In Minority-Owned Businesses

Two new programs will support businesses disproportionately harmed by COVID-19 pandemic.

City Hall: 2022 Assessment Process Could Be Chaotic
City Hall

2022 Assessment Process Could Be Chaotic

Top staffers departing, number of 2020 appeals still pending, hot real estate market, no assessments in 2021.

Colectivo Reopens Prospect Avenue Cafe

Colectivo Reopens Prospect Avenue Cafe

Cafe has been closed since January, reopens with limited hours.

Lena Taylor Is Running For Lieutenant Governor

Lena Taylor Is Running For Lieutenant Governor

Veteran state senator would be first Black woman to hold the position.

Plats and Parcels: Johnson Controls Complex Sold, Redevelopment Planned
Plats and Parcels

Johnson Controls Complex Sold, Redevelopment Planned

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

Friday Photos: Bay View Development Subtly Increases Density Of Area
Friday Photos

Bay View Development Subtly Increases Density Of Area

Two new buildings are more in line with historic neighborhood development pattern than most new construction.

Groups Call For Defunding the Police To Solve Milwaukee Pension Crisis

Groups Call For Defunding the Police To Solve Milwaukee Pension Crisis

Move would strip $78 million from MPD budget, leave others intact.

City Hall: Latest City Attorney Controversy Causes Council Infighting
City Hall

Latest City Attorney Controversy Causes Council Infighting

Dodd vs Zamarripa is an extension of Tearman Spencer vs City Hall

City Hall: City Attorney Accused of Politically-Motivated, Retaliatory Staff Directive
City Hall

City Attorney Accused of Politically-Motivated, Retaliatory Staff Directive

Latest issue causes public infighting amongst Common Council.

Foxconn Picks Ohio Over Wisconsin

Foxconn Picks Ohio Over Wisconsin

Company will buy former GM factory to build electric vehicles.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Century City House Factory Inching Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Century City House Factory Inching Forward

Plan calls for affordable, energy efficient homes to fight climate change and create jobs.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ranell Washington Will Lead WHEDA Board
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ranell Washington Will Lead WHEDA Board

Washington, an experienced banker, replaces Ivan Gamboa.

City Hall: It’s Johnson Vs. Dimitrijevic On Mask Mandate
City Hall

It’s Johnson Vs. Dimitrijevic On Mask Mandate

Health commissioner and alderwoman at odds over whether city should have mask mandate.

Chantia Lewis Goes To Court

Chantia Lewis Goes To Court

In her first court appearance alderwoman pleads not guilty to misdemeanor. Four felony charges yet to come.

Central Waters Opening Church Brewery

Central Waters Opening Church Brewery

On October 16. Dairyland will open restaurant alongside brewery in onetime church.

The Battle For New City Mask Mandate

The Battle For New City Mask Mandate

As COVID-19 cases surge, teachers union and 11 other groups demand restored mandate, which many businesses oppose.

Morales Named Fitchburg Police Chief

Morales Named Fitchburg Police Chief

Former Milwaukee chief will lead suburban Madison department.

Milwaukee Again Bidding To Host DNC

Milwaukee Again Bidding To Host DNC

But city faces wide-open competition for 2024 convention. What is the new pitch?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Officials Celebrate Tent City Replacement
Eyes on Milwaukee

Officials Celebrate Tent City Replacement

Joint effort by city, county, state and MMSD worthy of national emulation?

America’s Black Holocaust Museum Will Reopen

America’s Black Holocaust Museum Will Reopen

Grand reopening planned for February 25.

New Bar For Former Pabst Brewery

New Bar For Former Pabst Brewery

Amped will offer team building by day, private karaoke suites by night.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan Commission Okays East Side Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan Commission Okays East Side Project

But with conditions. Former Saints Peter and Paul building could be redeveloped in many ways.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Johnson Financial Group Shows Off High-Rise Office
Eyes on Milwaukee

Johnson Financial Group Shows Off High-Rise Office

Racine company aims to make a statement in Milwaukee with Cathedral Place offices.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Championship Had $58 Million Economic Impact
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Championship Had $58 Million Economic Impact

Visit Milwaukee estimates direct and indirect spending during team's playoff run.

Plats and Parcels: New Event Venue Planned for King Drive
Plats and Parcels

New Event Venue Planned for King Drive

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: Five Doors Open Milwaukee Recommendations
Eyes on Milwaukee

Five Doors Open Milwaukee Recommendations

You won't want to miss these five stops as you explore Milwaukee this weekend.

Friday Photos: A Behind-The-Scenes Tour of Schlitz Park
Friday Photos

A Behind-The-Scenes Tour of Schlitz Park

See the distribution center tunnel, massive chiller system and remants of the Brew House.

What To Blame For Summerfest Attendance Decline?

What To Blame For Summerfest Attendance Decline?

Attendance drops 43%, but reasons why abound.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Schlitz Park Owners Show Off Revamped Office Complex
Eyes on Milwaukee

Schlitz Park Owners Show Off Revamped Office Complex

New plaza, reopened Brown Bottle, emphasis on history mark changes to former Schlitz campus.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Catholic School Could Become Apartments, Hotel or Arts Collective
Eyes on Milwaukee

Catholic School Could Become Apartments, Hotel or Arts Collective

Or maybe something else. Neighbors hear proposal for former St. Peter St. Paul School on East Side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Church Forgoes Tax Exemption To Get New Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Church Forgoes Tax Exemption To Get New Building

Christ Church will make annual payment in lieu of taxes for Haymarket area home.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Paddy’s Pub For Sale For Redevelopment
Eyes on Milwaukee

Paddy’s Pub For Sale For Redevelopment

Owners of Irish bar retiring. Big corner lot with several buildings could be redeveloped.

City Hall: 12 Takeaways From City’s 2022 Budget
City Hall

12 Takeaways From City’s 2022 Budget

What's in the 600 page, $1.75 billion budget document? An inside look at your city government.

City Offers $100 Vaccination Incentive

City Offers $100 Vaccination Incentive

Health department will pay up to 1,000 people to get their first COVID-19 vaccination.

City Hall: Barrett Unveils 2022 Budget Proposal
City Hall

Barrett Unveils 2022 Budget Proposal

'The calm before the storm,' mayor warns, using federal funds and reduced police force to plug budget holes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Project Brings Affordable Housing to Harambee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Project Brings Affordable Housing to Harambee

Developer Melissa Allen's Bronzeville Estates creates 30 units in area she loves.

MIAD Opening Gallery on Wisconsin Avenue

MIAD Opening Gallery on Wisconsin Avenue

New space will be on first floor of The Avenue, adjacent to 3rd Street Market Hall

Eyes on Milwaukee: New MLK Library Plan Razes Theater, Raises 93 Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

New MLK Library Plan Razes Theater, Raises 93 Apartments

New 17,000 square foot library and two-story live-work units on N. MLK Jr. Dr.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mueller Communications Moving To The Fortress
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mueller Communications Moving To The Fortress

PR firm with many clients will relocate from Lower East Side to Brewers Hill.

Plats and Parcels: New Plan To Save Former Schlitz Tavern
Plats and Parcels

New Plan To Save Former Schlitz Tavern

Plus: Marion Corp. will employ up to 90 people at Northwest Side manufacturing plant.

Dining: Buffalo Boss Opening New Restaurant
Dining

Buffalo Boss Opening New Restaurant

Wings-focused restaurant will open first standalone location on 27th St.

Friday Photos: New Marquette Building Takes Shape
Friday Photos

New Marquette Building Takes Shape

School of Business Administration will serve as western gateway to campus.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks, NCG Break Ground on Deer District Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks, NCG Break Ground on Deer District Hotel

"The Trade" will be a Marriott hotel with an entire floor intended for NBA players.

Transportation: Railroad Merger is a Win for Milwaukee, Southeastern Wisconsin
Transportation

Railroad Merger is a Win for Milwaukee, Southeastern Wisconsin

The Port of Milwaukee could again become intermodal shipping hub, now with direct access to Mexico.

Eyes on Milwaukee: $10 Million Fund Being Created To Back Hispanic Real Estate Developers
Eyes on Milwaukee

$10 Million Fund Being Created To Back Hispanic Real Estate Developers

Announcement made at second annual Urbano real estate conference.

Gov. Evers Seeks Judicial Applicants To Replace Brett Blomme

Gov. Evers Seeks Judicial Applicants To Replace Brett Blomme

Evers will appoint a replacement for short term, with election to follow.

City Hall: Turmoil, Toxic Work Environment at City Attorney’s Office
City Hall

Turmoil, Toxic Work Environment at City Attorney’s Office

Resignation forms cite ethical violations, poor treatment of women & more by Tearman Spencer.

Eyes on Milwaukee: School To Buy Nuisance Building For Garden
Eyes on Milwaukee

School To Buy Nuisance Building For Garden

Notre Dame girls school will raze building on 15th and Scott for garden, outdoor classes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Seeks Near West Side Development
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Seeks Near West Side Development

Vacant lot near Marquette campus could be developed for up to six townhomes.

Transportation: Plan Offers Alternative To Expanded I-94
Transportation

Plan Offers Alternative To Expanded I-94

Groups back repairing freeway, second BRT line, possible commuter rail, other projects.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Developer Credits Streetcar As Factor In Building Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Developer Credits Streetcar As Factor In Building Tower

32-story tower on Water Street a "prime example" of transit-oriented development.

American Family Field COVID-19 Testing Site Closing

American Family Field COVID-19 Testing Site Closing

Brewers playoff run requires team to use parking lot.

Eyes on Milwaukee: East Side Historic District Could Expand
Eyes on Milwaukee

East Side Historic District Could Expand

Move to designate two Summit Ave. homes spurs proposal to expand North Point South Historic District.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Connaughton’s Company Withdraws Brewers Hill Plan. For Now
Eyes on Milwaukee

Connaughton’s Company Withdraws Brewers Hill Plan. For Now

Historic Preservation Commission finds fault with design of 50-unit apartment complex.

City Hall: How Can Milwaukee Avoid Becoming Detroit?
City Hall

How Can Milwaukee Avoid Becoming Detroit?

Civic leaders from Detroit discuss Milwaukee's fiscal crisis, offer ideas and solutions

Taverns: Your Chance To Howl At The Moon
Taverns

Your Chance To Howl At The Moon

That's the name of bar featuring dueling pianos coming to Old World Third St.

Plats and Parcels: Advertising Agency Inks Deal for New Third Ward Space
Plats and Parcels

Advertising Agency Inks Deal for New Third Ward Space

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

Friday Photos: Demolition Underway For East Town Apartments
Friday Photos

Demolition Underway For East Town Apartments

Contractor making quick work of former restaurant.

City Hall: Milwaukee Planning Its Own COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive
City Hall

Milwaukee Planning Its Own COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive

New program will replace expiring state effort. Employer mandates expected to boost interest.

Partnership Bringing Low-Cost, Cellular Internet Service to Lindsay Heights

Partnership Bringing Low-Cost, Cellular Internet Service to Lindsay Heights

New service relies on neighborhood-level cell network. Could eventually cover 40% of Milwaukee.

City Hall: Alderman’s Plan To Pitch A Tent Triggers Late Night Trash Cleanup
City Hall

Alderman’s Plan To Pitch A Tent Triggers Late Night Trash Cleanup

Ald. Ashanti Hamilton claims even a dead body wasn't enough to get a garbage cleanup in Garden Homes neighborhood.

Milwaukee Finds Its Original City Flag

Milwaukee Finds Its Original City Flag

1953 flag design found in City Clerk archives.

City Hall: More Than 660 Street Trees Lost in August Storm
City Hall

More Than 660 Street Trees Lost in August Storm

City officials debating how to get ready for next big storm as they await bill from "unprecedented" event.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Former Grand Theater For Sale
Eyes on Milwaukee

Former Grand Theater For Sale

Plan to create community theater, gathering space canceled because of pandemic.

Members Only: Free Tickets to Trimborn Farm Harvest of Arts and Crafts
Members Only

Free Tickets to Trimborn Farm Harvest of Arts and Crafts

Urban Milwaukee members can claim free tickets to outdoor event, while supplies last.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fair Housing Group Wins $1 Million Grant
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fair Housing Group Wins $1 Million Grant

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council will train other organizations, investigate complaints in Wisconsin.

Good City Brewing Will Donate 1% of Revenue to Housing

Good City Brewing Will Donate 1% of Revenue to Housing

Pledge to support affordable housing efforts accompanies release of Home beer in cans.

Milwaukee Film Hosting New Film Festival

Milwaukee Film Hosting New Film Festival

Cultures & Communities Festival runs seven days, through Sunday, September 12.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan Aims To Create 32,000 New Black and Latino Homeowners
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan Aims To Create 32,000 New Black and Latino Homeowners

Coalition of city and four foundations seeks $135 million investment in 10 years.

City Hall: Ald. Chantia Lewis Charged With Defrauding City, Campaign of $21,000
City Hall

Ald. Chantia Lewis Charged With Defrauding City, Campaign of $21,000

City official and US Senate candidate faces four felony charges, up to 10 years in jail.

City Hall: Police Chief Search Has One Candidate
City Hall

Police Chief Search Has One Candidate

Acting Chief Jeffrey Norman asked to apply for permanent post by FPC. Mayor, many alders back him.

Plats and Parcels: Senior Housing Planned For Former Perlick Factory
Plats and Parcels

Senior Housing Planned For Former Perlick Factory

Plus: A big week of real estate news.

Friday Photos: Civil War-Era Building Becoming Apartments
Friday Photos

Civil War-Era Building Becoming Apartments

Cream City brick building in Walker's Point receiving historically-sensitive redevelopment.

City Hall: Where Have All The City Workers Gone?
City Hall

Where Have All The City Workers Gone?

They've abandoned the South Side in droves since residency requirement was lifted.

City Hall: Census Data Shows Changing Milwaukee Demographics
City Hall

Census Data Shows Changing Milwaukee Demographics

Fewer white residents citywide, but shrinking population totals in many majority-Black neighborhoods.

City Hall: Committee OK’s ARPA Funding for Ambulances, Reckless Driving and Eviction Prevention
City Hall

Committee OK’s ARPA Funding for Ambulances, Reckless Driving and Eviction Prevention

Finance & Personnel Committee recommends spending $14 million of city's $394 million ARPA allocation.

City Hall: City Could Lose 40% of ARPA Funds to Revenue Recovery
City Hall

City Could Lose 40% of ARPA Funds to Revenue Recovery

Funds would go towards plugging revenue shortfalls, not generational investments.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Dog Park Wins $25,000 Grant
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Dog Park Wins $25,000 Grant

But a substantial amount of fundraising remains to develop park.

City Hall: Council Delays Action On ARPA Funds
City Hall

Council Delays Action On ARPA Funds

City has $193 million in the bank. But how to spend it still being debated.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Leaders Celebrate New Mental Health Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

Leaders Celebrate New Mental Health Center

Huge gathering of officials for project lauded as momentous, exciting and historic.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Consulting Team Announced for New Downtown Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

Consulting Team Announced for New Downtown Plan

The plan is intended to guide development through 2040.

New Park Opens in Historic Third Ward

New Park Opens in Historic Third Ward

New Gas Light Park is small and all about the children.

Downtown Employee Appreciation Week Returns

Downtown Employee Appreciation Week Returns

And based on initial turnout, so did downtown workers. Event runs through September 3.

Plats and Parcels: Industrial Building on East Side Could Become Apartments
Plats and Parcels

Industrial Building on East Side Could Become Apartments

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

Friday Photos: New Downtown Hotels Replace Aging Office Buildings
Friday Photos

New Downtown Hotels Replace Aging Office Buildings

Boutique hotels are replacing struggling office buildings.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Westown Lands Another New Tenant
Eyes on Milwaukee

Westown Lands Another New Tenant

Resurgent Wisconsin Avenue is drawing substantial leasing interest. HUB640 latest beneficiary.

Eyes on Milwaukee: $80 Million Sports Center Planned For Site Along Interstate 43
Eyes on Milwaukee

$80 Million Sports Center Planned For Site Along Interstate 43

The Opportunity Center would be open to all, open in 2025.

Fitzgerald Tours Fort McCoy, Receives Briefing on Afghan Refugees
Press Release

Fitzgerald Tours Fort McCoy, Receives Briefing on Afghan Refugees

“I want to thank Major General Guthrie and the 88th Readiness Division for hosting me this afternoon, as well as the State Department staff who briefed us on the ongoing resettlement effort at Fort McCoy."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Playbill Lofts Will Rise Above The Avenue
Eyes on Milwaukee

Playbill Lofts Will Rise Above The Avenue

Former Majestic Lofts apartment building being redeveloped by owners of The Avenue.

3rd Street Market Hall Opening in October

3rd Street Market Hall Opening in October

Owners of new food hall trying to create a destination experience.

City Hall: Donovan, Taylor Eyeing Mayoral Runs
City Hall

Donovan, Taylor Eyeing Mayoral Runs

Former alderman, state senator lead pack of those likely to join Cavalier Johnson in special election.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 100 East Office Tower in Foreclosure
Eyes on Milwaukee

100 East Office Tower in Foreclosure

Building has lost two large tenants in recent years.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Riverwalk Building Will Be Very Green
Eyes on Milwaukee

Riverwalk Building Will Be Very Green

15-story downtown mass timber tower, The Edison, aims for carbon neutral standard.

Barrett Will Become Ambassador to Luxembourg

Barrett Will Become Ambassador to Luxembourg

Mayor's appointment means Cavalier Johnson will serve as acting mayor, special election will be called.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Herzing Returns To Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

Herzing Returns To Downtown

University is latest tenant at former Grand Avenue Mall, now thriving as office and housing complex.

City Hall: Barrett Imposes Vaccine Mandate For City Workers
City Hall

Barrett Imposes Vaccine Mandate For City Workers

All except police and fire fighters must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination by October 29.

Summerfest Will Offer Its Own Shuttles

Summerfest Will Offer Its Own Shuttles

Festival to offer scaled-down version of MCTS park-and-ride bus network.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan Commission Okays Third Ward Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan Commission Okays Third Ward Tower

"Magnificent building,' says one commissioner. Apartments will be among city's most expensive.

Transportation: City Creating Zoning Code For EV Chargers
Transportation

City Creating Zoning Code For EV Chargers

City anticipates surge in electric vehicles and could get federal money for charging stations.

Get Vaccinated, Get $100 From State

Get Vaccinated, Get $100 From State

Gov. Evers announces incentive payment. And FDA issues full authorization for Pfizer's vaccine.

Plats and Parcels: Two Tannery Office Buildings Being Renovated
Plats and Parcels

Two Tannery Office Buildings Being Renovated

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

Friday Photos: The Community Takes Shape Within the Corridor
Friday Photos

The Community Takes Shape Within the Corridor

Largest private affordable housing project in state history transforming W. Center St.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Edison Will Add Restaurant, Commercial Space to Riverwalk
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Edison Will Add Restaurant, Commercial Space to Riverwalk

Site is currently a floral warehouse. Developer secures approval to add landscaping, patio to city land.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Burnham House Will Be Nonprofit’s HQ
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Burnham House Will Be Nonprofit’s HQ

Cream City brick house was home to the man who produced them.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MSOE Opens Viets Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

MSOE Opens Viets Tower

New residence hall replaces Roy W. Johnson Hall.

Eyes on Milwaukee: IKON Hotel Gets Loan Extension
Eyes on Milwaukee

IKON Hotel Gets Loan Extension

No interest period on city loan being extended one year.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Connaughton Pursuing Bigger Brewers Hill Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Connaughton Pursuing Bigger Brewers Hill Project

Three Leaf expands proposed building, now needs historic commission approval.

Downtown Dog Park Fundraiser Launched

Downtown Dog Park Fundraiser Launched

Crowdfunding campaign offers perks for you and your dog.

Music Festival Coming To Brewery District

Music Festival Coming To Brewery District

Equinox will take place September 25, showcasing 19 local musicians.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MSOE Developing Park, New Welcome Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

MSOE Developing Park, New Welcome Center

To 'strengthen our identity' and ensure students have 'ample green space,' president says.

Should Water Street Be Gun-Free District?

Should Water Street Be Gun-Free District?

Downtown stakeholders consider how Kansas City, Memphis, New Orleans handle bar district problems.

City Hall: 2022 City Budget Process Kicks Off
City Hall

2022 City Budget Process Kicks Off

Several chances for citizens to learn about budget, as city braces for nearly impossible 2023 budget.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Jeffers, MATC Celebrate Student Housing Complex
Eyes on Milwaukee

Jeffers, MATC Celebrate Student Housing Complex

Ribbon cutting for new $29.1 million, 195 student bedroom complex, Westown Green.

Wisconsin Avenue Night Market Returns Wednesday

Wisconsin Avenue Night Market Returns Wednesday

Popular, free event back for first time since 2019.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling King Drive Development Site, Again
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling King Drive Development Site, Again

Vacant lot has been owned by the city since 1992.

S/V Denis Sullivan Seeks New Captain

S/V Denis Sullivan Seeks New Captain

Milwaukee ship inspired by 19th century lake schooners hasn't sailed since 2019.

Plats and Parcels: Construction Ramping Up on Wisconsin Center Expansion
Plats and Parcels

Construction Ramping Up on Wisconsin Center Expansion

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

Milwaukee Oktoberfest Set For September 24-26

Milwaukee Oktoberfest Set For September 24-26

11th annual event will be held at War Memorial Center on Milwaukee's lakefront.

Friday Photos: Ascent’s Mass Timber on Full Display
Friday Photos

Ascent’s Mass Timber on Full Display

Mass timber component now clearly visible from much of Downtown.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Summit Houses Historic, For Now
Eyes on Milwaukee

Summit Houses Historic, For Now

The two houses are part of proposed apartment building site. Are they being demolished out of spite?

Should Milwaukee Have a New Emergency Health Order?

Should Milwaukee Have a New Emergency Health Order?

MTEA is asking for more COVID-19 guidelines and private schools pushing back.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hines Seeks Zoning Change To Allow Third Ward Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hines Seeks Zoning Change To Allow Third Ward Tower

32-story, luxury apartment tower would be built on landmark site in Third Ward.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Second Mass Timber Tower Files for Design Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Second Mass Timber Tower Files for Design Approval

City Plan Commission will review proposed building on Aug. 23rd.

City Hall: FPC Restarting Police Chief Search
City Hall

FPC Restarting Police Chief Search

Jeffrey Norman remains a favorite among some city officials.

Transportation: Crash-Prone Walnut Street To Receive Road Diet
Transportation

Crash-Prone Walnut Street To Receive Road Diet

Rebuilding effort will add safety improvements for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

Milwaukee Cleans Up From Storm, Braces For Another Difficult Night

Milwaukee Cleans Up From Storm, Braces For Another Difficult Night

Tens of thousands of Milwaukee residents remain without power Wednesday afternoon.

Back in the News: Fisker Wants State Law Changed For Potential Foxconn Car Factory
Back in the News

Fisker Wants State Law Changed For Potential Foxconn Car Factory

The electric vehicle company wants to sell cars directly, as opposed to Wisconsin's franchise dealer system.

Northwestern Mutual Launching $100 Million Fund Targeting Black Communities

Northwestern Mutual Launching $100 Million Fund Targeting Black Communities

Dana Guthrie's Gateway Capital is one of the firms immediately benefitting.

Turner Hall Seeks New Bar and Restaurant Operator

Turner Hall Seeks New Bar and Restaurant Operator

The Tavern at Turner Hall needs new owner poised to take advantage of proximity to ballroom, Deer District and Fiserv Forum.

Summerfest Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative Test

Summerfest Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative Test

Music festival is first major outdoor event in Milwaukee area to implement requirement.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Druml Seeking New Tenants For Haymarket Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Druml Seeking New Tenants For Haymarket Building

MATC poised to move out, former Blast Fitness space also available.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Office Building Being Renovated, Lands Tenant
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Office Building Being Renovated, Lands Tenant

Mid-rise 789 N. Water to receive updates.

Plats and Parcels: East Town Post Office Sold
Plats and Parcels

East Town Post Office Sold

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

Judge Agrees To Plead Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

Judge Agrees To Plead Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

Brett Blomme faces up to 20 years in prison.

Friday Photos: 5th Street’s New Element
Friday Photos

5th Street’s New Element

Apartment building will fill vacant lot on southern end of narrowed street.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Former M&I Building Could Become 231 Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Former M&I Building Could Become 231 Apartments

Irgens would redevelop International Style tower into apartments.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Kazee Planning Granville Commons Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Kazee Planning Granville Commons Apartments

New apartment building would be built on vacant site near W. Bradley Rd.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Demolition Underway For Walker’s Point Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Demolition Underway For Walker’s Point Apartments

La Fuente building, apartment building and Selena mural all to be removed for Taxco apartments.

Deer District Linked To Nearly 500 COVID-19 Cases

Deer District Linked To Nearly 500 COVID-19 Cases

But correlation is not causation. Many Bucks fans went to other places on those nights.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Hiring Designer for Bay View Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Hiring Designer for Bay View Plan

A new planning process would help guide future of the neighborhood.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Dog Park Seeks Support
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Dog Park Seeks Support

Vote early and vote often to help fund a new playground for Fido.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 310W Owner Sues City for $5 Million For Sewer Backup
Eyes on Milwaukee

310W Owner Sues City for $5 Million For Sewer Backup

Massive 2020 rainstorm caused damage but city attorney says city wasn't negligent.

Milwaukee Invited To Apply For 2024 DNC

Milwaukee Invited To Apply For 2024 DNC

But some aren't happy the city must bid for convention in the first place.

Larson Drops Out of Senate Race, Endorses Barnes

Larson Drops Out of Senate Race, Endorses Barnes

Eight candidates remain in race, including Godlewski, Lasry and Nelson.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Jeffers Starts Work on Second Journal Apartment Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Jeffers Starts Work on Second Journal Apartment Project

Verdigris joins Westtown Green project in former newspaper complex.

Transportation: Scooters Banned From Downtown
Transportation

Scooters Banned From Downtown

About 30% of riders found to be riding on sidewalks, triple the limit authorized by city.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Avenue Lands New Tenant
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Avenue Lands New Tenant

TEMPO will occupy office on second floor of former Grand Avenue Mall.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Niche Book Bar Coming To Bronzeville
Eyes on Milwaukee

Niche Book Bar Coming To Bronzeville

Buying a city-owned building to create Black-focused book store and wine bar.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Work Starting on Cathedral Square Upgrade
Eyes on Milwaukee

Work Starting on Cathedral Square Upgrade

Changing popular park's perimeter to accommodate crowds, make square more attractive

City Hall: Proposal Requires Vaccinations for City Employees
City Hall

Proposal Requires Vaccinations for City Employees

More than 6,000 city workers would need to get vaccinated or face weekly testing.

Plats and Parcels: Buyer Found for Johnson Controls’ Downtown Complex
Plats and Parcels

Buyer Found for Johnson Controls’ Downtown Complex

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

Transportation: Becher Street Receiving Road Diet, Raised Bike Lane
Transportation

Becher Street Receiving Road Diet, Raised Bike Lane

Project being paid for with funds generated by Michels development.

Friday Photos: Bay View Addition Nears Completion
Friday Photos

Bay View Addition Nears Completion

Vacant lot on southside main street is no more.

Transportation: Milwaukee Rehabbing Four Bridges
Transportation

Milwaukee Rehabbing Four Bridges

State and federal dollars helping repair some of city's less notable bridges.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Designation Could Block East Side Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Designation Could Block East Side Apartments

A seven-story 90 unit apartment complex versus two modest 1899 homes.

Transportation: Fourth New Airline Adds Service to Milwaukee
Transportation

Fourth New Airline Adds Service to Milwaukee

Contour Airlines will offer nonstop flights to Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.

Transportation: Arlington Place Now A Two-Way Street
Transportation

Arlington Place Now A Two-Way Street

It's now a little bit easier to get around the East Side.

City Hall: Six Council Members Want Tougher Pandemic Rules
City Hall

Six Council Members Want Tougher Pandemic Rules

Push mayor for indoor mask mandate and mandatory vaccinations for city employees.

City Hall: Council Holds ARPA Spending Until September
City Hall

Council Holds ARPA Spending Until September

Mayor's $93 million "summer plan" delayed, along with proposals by alders.

Transportation: Streetcar Study Draws Controversy
Transportation

Streetcar Study Draws Controversy

Study of Walker’s Point extension moves forward.

City Hall: Council Approves Morales Settlement
City Hall

Council Approves Morales Settlement

Former chief will get $500,000 and now a finalist for job in Dane County suburb.

Transportation: Streetcar Returning To Full Schedule
Transportation

Streetcar Returning To Full Schedule

The Hop to offer full service for first time since March 2020, welcome riders with "Hop Summer Nights."

Plats and Parcels: City Selling Large Bronzeville Development Site
Plats and Parcels

City Selling Large Bronzeville Development Site

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

Two-Thirds of All Milwaukee Auto Thefts Are Kia and Hyundai Vehicles

Two-Thirds of All Milwaukee Auto Thefts Are Kia and Hyundai Vehicles

Milwaukee on track for record breaking year, having already eclipsed all of 2020.

Doors Open Milwaukee Returning In-Person

Doors Open Milwaukee Returning In-Person

The annual event returns in September. Step inside more than 100 Milwaukee landmarks, for free.

Friday Photos: Viets Tower Nears Completion
Friday Photos

Viets Tower Nears Completion

MSOE overhauling its oldest residence hall.

Photo Gallery: Milwaukee Bucks Parade, Celebration
Photo Gallery

Milwaukee Bucks Parade, Celebration

Crowd estimated in excess of 100,000.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Port Announces Tenant Replacing Sea Scouts
Eyes on Milwaukee

Port Announces Tenant Replacing Sea Scouts

Marek Landscaping will build new warehouse and office complex

Chantia Lewis Enters U.S. Senate Race

Chantia Lewis Enters U.S. Senate Race

Milwaukee alderwoman is ninth candidate in the race to replace Ron Johnson.

Bucks Parade Scheduled For Thursday Morning

Bucks Parade Scheduled For Thursday Morning

Parade will snake through Downtown en route to Fiserv Forum.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Tax Exemption For Church Gets Pushback
Eyes on Milwaukee

Tax Exemption For Church Gets Pushback

Property taxes would be lost in neighborhood just north of Fiserv Forum. Council members push for payment in lieu of taxes.

Milwaukee Bucks Win NBA Title, First in 50 Years

Milwaukee Bucks Win NBA Title, First in 50 Years

Giannis Antetokounmpo named Finals MVP.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The 1500s on Jefferson Street Okayed
Eyes on Milwaukee

The 1500s on Jefferson Street Okayed

City committee approves, but not before opponent sings six-verse rap as public testimony.

Eyes on Milwaukee: East Side Apartment Complex Gets Key Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

East Side Apartment Complex Gets Key Approval

"Overwhelming" opposition doesn't stop approval of new affordable housing complex.

Transportation: Southside Streetcar Study, Street Improvements Approved
Transportation

Southside Streetcar Study, Street Improvements Approved

Walker's Point would be targeted for expansion.

Mandela Barnes Enters Senate Race

Mandela Barnes Enters Senate Race

Long-rumored run by Lt. Governor becomes official and targets Ron Johnson.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Urbal Tea Opens Cafe On South Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

Urbal Tea Opens Cafe On South Side

Health-focused cafe in transformed building located on revived commercial strip.

Bucks Expect 80,000 Fans For Game Six

Bucks Expect 80,000 Fans For Game Six

Or more. Deer District would become fifth largest city in Wisconsin.

City Hall: Morales Payout Rises Still Higher
City Hall

Morales Payout Rises Still Higher

City must also pay its private legal team. Total cost of lawsuit will exceed $668,000.

City Hall: $98 Million Plan Targets Lead Poisoning
City Hall

$98 Million Plan Targets Lead Poisoning

Proposal addressing lead poisoning of children backed by the Coalition on Lead Emergency.

Plats and Parcels: New Apartment Complex For Bay View?
Plats and Parcels

New Apartment Complex For Bay View?

Plan for four-story complex has long way to go. Plus: A recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Rite-Hite Building To Right Height
Friday Photos

Rite-Hite Building To Right Height

New headquarters will fill Reed Street Yards business park.

City Hall: Milwaukee Water Works Pursuing Rate Changes
City Hall

Milwaukee Water Works Pursuing Rate Changes

With Waukesha coming as a customer, utility pursuing changes to its authorized return rate.

City Hall: Update Expected Soon on Criminal Investigation Into Health Department
City Hall

Update Expected Soon on Criminal Investigation Into Health Department

City officials and council members want to know status of DOJ, Milwaukee County DA investigation.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Harley-Davidson Breaks Ground On Museum Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Harley-Davidson Breaks Ground On Museum Expansion

New venue replaces seasonal tent

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis For U.S. Senate?

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis For U.S. Senate?

Website appears, and quickly disappears.

City Hall: Anger and Frustration With Milwaukee’s Lead Program
City Hall

Anger and Frustration With Milwaukee’s Lead Program

Even the Milwaukee Health Department doesn't like what's happened since 2018.

City Hall: Federal Funds Could Be Used for Milwaukee Universal Basic Income Program
City Hall

Federal Funds Could Be Used for Milwaukee Universal Basic Income Program

Funds would establish program infrastructure, city would still need to raise $450,000 from private donors.

Bucks Planning Deer District Night Market

Bucks Planning Deer District Night Market

New event will enliven activate plaza outside Fiserv Forum.

City Hall: Morales Reaches Tentative, $626,000 Settlement With City
City Hall

Morales Reaches Tentative, $626,000 Settlement With City

Ousted chief won't return to Milwaukee Police Department.

City Hall: Barrett Plan Combats Reckless Driving
City Hall

Barrett Plan Combats Reckless Driving

$28.2 million in federal grant targeted at reckless driving, violence, early childhood education and small business support.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan Commission Approves East Side Affordable Housing Design
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan Commission Approves East Side Affordable Housing Design

79-unit apartment complex on Water Street approved despite neighbors concerns.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Tiny Homes Village Plan Moves Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Tiny Homes Village Plan Moves Forward

24-unit veterans' housing complex could expand to 48 units in Menomonee River Hills neighborhood.

Barrett Calls For $44 Million In Workforce And Housing Spending

Barrett Calls For $44 Million In Workforce And Housing Spending

Funds would come from $394 million federal ARPA grant.

Plats and Parcels: Martial Arts Equipment Manufacturer Moving to Milwaukee
Plats and Parcels

Martial Arts Equipment Manufacturer Moving to Milwaukee

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

Get Vaccinated, Get a Shot at Free NBA Finals Tickets

Get Vaccinated, Get a Shot at Free NBA Finals Tickets

Health department offering shots and a shot to win free Bucks tickets.

Friday Photos: THIRTEEN31 Rises On W. National Ave.
Friday Photos

THIRTEEN31 Rises On W. National Ave.

The majority of its apartments will rent for below-market rates.

No Settlement Yet, Morales Will Be Police Chief Again On July 15th

No Settlement Yet, Morales Will Be Police Chief Again On July 15th

Demoted police chief Alfonso Morales will return to old job.

Visual Art: Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Opens Friday
Visual Art

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Opens Friday

'Gogh This Way' to the Wisconsin Center's new immersive experience.

Transportation: City Proposes Study of Streetcar to Walker’s Point
Transportation

City Proposes Study of Streetcar to Walker’s Point

Proposed extension would run from Third Ward south to 6th and National.

Visual Art: Milwaukee Downtown Hosting “Art in the Park”
Visual Art

Milwaukee Downtown Hosting “Art in the Park”

Red Arrow Park will be site of live canvas and chalk mural painting through August 11th.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 15-Story Mass Timber Tower for Riverfront
Eyes on Milwaukee

15-Story Mass Timber Tower for Riverfront

220 apartments, but little parking in downtown building, as firm pushes environmental benefits.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Boat House Seeks to Demolish Its Lighthouse
Eyes on Milwaukee

Boat House Seeks to Demolish Its Lighthouse

Emergency demolition sought by owner of historic fantasy home along the river.

Controversial Bay View Gas Station Can Operate All Night

Controversial Bay View Gas Station Can Operate All Night

Speedway installs protective glass, hires security, so council gives it another chance.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the World’s Tallest Mass Timber Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the World’s Tallest Mass Timber Building

Partially completed, 25-story Ascent a radical change in how to build a downtown tower.

City Hall: Council Okays Huge Change in FPC Board
City Hall

Council Okays Huge Change in FPC Board

Majority of Fire & Police commissioners who voted to demote Chief Morales have now been replaced.

City Hall: Council Ends City Attorney’s Review Power
City Hall

Council Ends City Attorney’s Review Power

Unanimous vote strips Spencer's ability to halt contracts and overrides Barrett veto.

Taverns: Swigs Pub Will Become Clementines
Taverns

Swigs Pub Will Become Clementines

92-year-old Bay View bar on S. Clement Ave. will find new life with lots of amusement machines.

Visual Art: New Mural Transforms You Into a Peacock
Visual Art

New Mural Transforms You Into a Peacock

Downtown artwork aims to win social media attention -- and put a smile on your face.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Two Affordable Housing Projects Vie For Federal Funds
Eyes on Milwaukee

Two Affordable Housing Projects Vie For Federal Funds

Two sizable city projects. But the program has far more applicants than funds available.

Plats and Parcels: Milwaukee Strikes Out On Building New USPS Truck
Plats and Parcels

Milwaukee Strikes Out On Building New USPS Truck

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

Morales Potential Return As Police Chief Delayed Until July 12th

Morales Potential Return As Police Chief Delayed Until July 12th

Extension gives parties more time to negotiate settlement.

Friday Photos: New Townhomes in Riverwest
Friday Photos

New Townhomes in Riverwest

New building being constructed on vacant lot at Humboldt and Wright.

Eyes on Milwaukee: How Much Industrial Land Should Milwaukee Have?
Eyes on Milwaukee

How Much Industrial Land Should Milwaukee Have?

New report seeks to create shared vision for Milwaukee's industrial future.

James MacGillis Will Lead Wauwatosa Police Department

James MacGillis Will Lead Wauwatosa Police Department

MPD veteran taking top job in neighboring suburb.

Transportation: Spirit Airlines Adds More Flights, Destinations From Milwaukee
Transportation

Spirit Airlines Adds More Flights, Destinations From Milwaukee

Ultra-low-cost carrier will offer nonstop service to eight destinations by end of year.

Transportation: FlixBus Starts Milwaukee Service July 2nd
Transportation

FlixBus Starts Milwaukee Service July 2nd

New bus line will connect Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis and Ohio.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan To Renovate Every City-Owned Home Gains Traction
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan To Renovate Every City-Owned Home Gains Traction

Council now embraces Bauman proposal. Barrett's plan will include elements of it.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Can City Prevent Miami-Like Disaster?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Can City Prevent Miami-Like Disaster?

Bauman grills officials. Should Milwaukee ramp up building inspections?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Decision Delayed on Bay View Cottages Historic Designation
Eyes on Milwaukee

Decision Delayed on Bay View Cottages Historic Designation

Property owners split, area alderwoman unsure, council puts decision on hold.

Pabst Mansion Adds Beer Garden

Pabst Mansion Adds Beer Garden

Add some Gemütlichkeit to your next museum visit, or just stop by for a cold one.

City Hall: New Ordinance Could Remove Elected Officials
City Hall

New Ordinance Could Remove Elected Officials

For undefined 'inefficiency' or 'neglect of duty.' Alders slam the proposal.

Transportation: City Removing Some Downtown Meters
Transportation

City Removing Some Downtown Meters

You can now park for free on a portion of E. Knapp St.

Plats and Parcels: Adams Hotel Dispute Triggers Lawsuit
Plats and Parcels

Adams Hotel Dispute Triggers Lawsuit

Plus: Batttlebox Studios running crowdfunding campaign

Friday Photos: Hue’s New Home
Friday Photos

Hue’s New Home

Restaurant expanding, relocating in Bay View.

City Hall: Morales Or Milwaukee, Who Will Blink First?
City Hall

Morales Or Milwaukee, Who Will Blink First?

Former chief continues to gain leverage for any potential settlement.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Three BIDs Hiring New Executive Directors
Eyes on Milwaukee

Three BIDs Hiring New Executive Directors

Liz Brodek's departure creates two vacancies. King Drive also hiring after Deshea Agee's exit.

Should Milwaukee Eliminate Fine for Small Amounts of Marijuana?

Should Milwaukee Eliminate Fine for Small Amounts of Marijuana?

Council tables a proposed policy change, but could pass measure on July 7th.

City Hall: Summerfest, City Strike Deal On Police Costs
City Hall

Summerfest, City Strike Deal On Police Costs

Costs had climbed to more than $800,000 annually for MPD, but festival paid for little of it.

City Hall: Committee Loves New FPC Nominees
City Hall

Committee Loves New FPC Nominees

Ramey, Kessler and Fallone draw unanimous support from council members.

City Hall: The Ann Wilson Problem
City Hall

The Ann Wilson Problem

Mayor's chief of staff promises she will be replaced on Fire & Police Commission. But when?

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Apartments for N. Water St. Draw Opposition
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Apartments for N. Water St. Draw Opposition

Brandon Rule seeks to build workforce housing development along Milwaukee River.

The Return of Rainbow Summer

The Return of Rainbow Summer

17 years after it ended, revived version of outdoor entertainment series returns to Marcus Center.

City Hall: The Downspout Police Are Coming
City Hall

The Downspout Police Are Coming

Disconnecting downspouts is part of strategy to reduce Deep Tunnel overflows into Lake Michigan.

City Hall: Bauman Blasts Mayor on Water Street Chaos
City Hall

Bauman Blasts Mayor on Water Street Chaos

Alderman wants stronger actions. "The mayor is basically whistling past the graveyard."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan Commission Okays East Side Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan Commission Okays East Side Project

But driveways to four townhomes take away street parking on Jefferson, which concerns some.

Walker’s Point Event Venues Ready for Business

Walker’s Point Event Venues Ready for Business

The George and Madcap Lounge anchor redeveloped building at 5th and National.

Dining: Fine Dining Restaurant Planned for 7Seventy7 Building
Dining

Fine Dining Restaurant Planned for 7Seventy7 Building

Lupi & Iris will replace Maurer's Urban Market with cuisine from French and Italian Riviera.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Church Will Replace RedLine Gallery
Eyes on Milwaukee

Church Will Replace RedLine Gallery

Christ Church plans to buy Haymarket building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northern Wisconsin Company Opening Office Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northern Wisconsin Company Opening Office Downtown

Church Mutual opening office in 833 East building, hoping to improve recruiting with Milwaukee office.

City Hall: Council Closes Gare-Bear’s On N. 27th St.
City Hall

Council Closes Gare-Bear’s On N. 27th St.

The tavern's liquor license renewal was denied after the owner determined to be indifferent to neighborhood concerns.

Plats and Parcels: Hmong Association Buys West Side Mansion
Plats and Parcels

Hmong Association Buys West Side Mansion

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

Friday Photos: New Advance Auto Parts Store On North Avenue
Friday Photos

New Advance Auto Parts Store On North Avenue

Retailer opening store two blocks from competitor.

City Hall: $250,000 Settlement for Minor Pursued by MPD Officer
City Hall

$250,000 Settlement for Minor Pursued by MPD Officer

Officer finishing four-year prison sentence.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bauman’s $150 Million Affordable Housing Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bauman’s $150 Million Affordable Housing Plan

Plan would save every city-owned single-family home and duplex.

City Hall: Milwaukee’s Lead Program Fails Again
City Hall

Milwaukee’s Lead Program Fails Again

Scale of problem currently limited to one family in Bay View, but full review planned.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MMSD Deconstructing Former We Energies Building For Flood Abatement Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

MMSD Deconstructing Former We Energies Building For Flood Abatement Project

Jackson Park will also see changes as part of multi-year effort.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bay View Wetland Restoration Gets Boost From Grant
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bay View Wetland Restoration Gets Boost From Grant

Stormwater retention effort part of restoration of Grand Trunk site, Lake Michigan cleanup.

Dining: Honeypie, Palomino Move From Tipped to ‘Fair’ Wages
Dining

Honeypie, Palomino Move From Tipped to ‘Fair’ Wages

Pie Incorporated adopts One Fair Wage pay scale.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Barrett, Officials Celebrate Couture Groundbreaking
Eyes on Milwaukee

Barrett, Officials Celebrate Couture Groundbreaking

Nine years after building was first proposed. 'Like making sausage. It's not pretty.'

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward Tower’s Design Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward Tower’s Design Approved

$140 million, 32-floor apartment tower gets okayed by Historic Third Ward board.

City Hall: Mayor Backs $15 Minimum Wage For City Workers
City Hall

Mayor Backs $15 Minimum Wage For City Workers

More than 400 city employees would get a raise under Barrett's proposal.

Transportation: Trees, Transit Thwart Riverwest Bike Lanes Plan
Transportation

Trees, Transit Thwart Riverwest Bike Lanes Plan

Humboldt Boulevard won't get protected bike lane because it would kill too many trees.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Offering $5,000 Down Payment Grants
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Offering $5,000 Down Payment Grants

Live in the city? Want to buy your first house in Milwaukee? New program aims to help.

Dining: Food Hall On Milwaukee Street Moves Forward
Dining

Food Hall On Milwaukee Street Moves Forward

You want choices? 18 different stalls planned for East Town food hall.

How Does Police Reform Compare To Other Cities?

How Does Police Reform Compare To Other Cities?

New report finds four areas for improvement.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Seeks House Factory For Century City
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Seeks House Factory For Century City

Proposal seeks to create jobs and as many as 800 highly energy efficient housing units per year.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 20-Story AT&T Building Sold for $30 Million
Eyes on Milwaukee

20-Story AT&T Building Sold for $30 Million

Will downtown building be redeveloped for some residential use, like other nearby towers?

Plats and Parcels: Wiegand Sells Apartment Buildings to Finance New West Side Hotel
Plats and Parcels

Wiegand Sells Apartment Buildings to Finance New West Side Hotel

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

Friday Photos: The Marquette Crater
Friday Photos

The Marquette Crater

You have to look down to see university's new building currently.

Visual Art: Five-Foot-Tall Birds Coming to Lakeshore State Park
Visual Art

Five-Foot-Tall Birds Coming to Lakeshore State Park

The flock lands June 20th with backing from Black Box Fund.

City Hall: Mayor Creates Pension Crisis Task Force
City Hall

Mayor Creates Pension Crisis Task Force

City needs to find an additional $77 million annually starting in 2023.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sea Scouts Find New Home at Yacht Club
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sea Scouts Find New Home at Yacht Club

Port giving group the boot, but South Shore Yacht Club will provide new home.

Swigs Pub & Grill Up For Sale, For A Low Price

Swigs Pub & Grill Up For Sale, For A Low Price

Plus: The bar's role in the banning of pinball in Milwaukee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Cafe Planned Along Beerline Trail
Eyes on Milwaukee

Cafe Planned Along Beerline Trail

Plus: State approves Interstate 43 changes to accommodate trail expansion.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Project Will Save Midtown Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Project Will Save Midtown Building

UniteWI leader plans to redevelop building on 25th and North to house nonprofit, new restaurant.

City Hall: Barrett Replacing FPC Chair, Vice Chair
City Hall

Barrett Replacing FPC Chair, Vice Chair

Three new appointments by mayor would reshape the Fire & Police Commission.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Walker’s Point Building Being Demolished
Eyes on Milwaukee

Walker’s Point Building Being Demolished

Creating large empty lot. Could site be redeveloped?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bauman’s Demolition Moratorium Killed
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bauman’s Demolition Moratorium Killed

Two council members whose districts would be most affected are strongly opposed.

City Hall: Ethics Board Must Hire Outside Counsel. Why?
City Hall

Ethics Board Must Hire Outside Counsel. Why?

Confidential opinion involves City Attorney. Bauman thinks he's solved the mystery.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hilton Confirms New Downtown Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hilton Confirms New Downtown Hotel

8-story, 155-room Tempo by Hilton project would bring "approachable lifestyle hotel" to former parking lot.

City Hall: Police Again Enforcing Expired Plates
City Hall

Police Again Enforcing Expired Plates

Fair warning to drivers, who haven't had to renew license plates since COVID-19 health order issued.

City Hall: City Could Spend $100,000 To Argue Over $100,000
City Hall

City Could Spend $100,000 To Argue Over $100,000

Fight between City Attorney Tearman Spencer and Common Council getting worse.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 2021 Mayor’s Design Awards Announced
Eyes on Milwaukee

2021 Mayor’s Design Awards Announced

From big to small, the mayor picks 25 winners in 10 different aldermanic districts.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Central Waters Brewing Taking Over Pabst Church
Eyes on Milwaukee

Central Waters Brewing Taking Over Pabst Church

Pilot brewery on Juneau Ave. in The Brewery District won't be vacant for long.

Urban Milwaukee Burned, Its Members Made It Rise

Urban Milwaukee Burned, Its Members Made It Rise

Fire could have been the end; instead it was a launchpad. Help us build what's next.

Plats and Parcels: Illinois Firm Continues East Side Buying Spree
Plats and Parcels

Illinois Firm Continues East Side Buying Spree

Plus: The Electric Apartments. And The Truth moves downtown

Friday Photos: 321 Jefferson Nears Completion
Friday Photos

321 Jefferson Nears Completion

Electrically-charged building nears completion in Historic Third Ward.

City Hall: Should Millions in Federal Aid Be Split Up By Aldermanic District?
City Hall

Should Millions in Federal Aid Be Split Up By Aldermanic District?

Council members float idea that would allocate some of the money by district instead of citywide.

City Hall: Supervisor Ryan Clancy Suing City After 2020 Arrest
City Hall

Supervisor Ryan Clancy Suing City After 2020 Arrest

Clancy's suit seeks to prohibit city from using curfews in the future and argues 2020 curfew violated due process.

Transportation: Port Wins Grant to Upgrade Cruise Ship Dock
Transportation

Port Wins Grant to Upgrade Cruise Ship Dock

City anticipates 2022 return of Great Lakes cruises.

City Hall: Milwaukee Police Chief a Finalist For Wauwatosa Job
City Hall

Milwaukee Police Chief a Finalist For Wauwatosa Job

Potential move to smaller city a sign of issues in Milwaukee.

Cancellation Reversed, Downer Classic Will Be Part of Bike Racing Series

Cancellation Reversed, Downer Classic Will Be Part of Bike Racing Series

Tour of America's Dairyland will host races on East Side main street on June 24th.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deshea Agee Leaving King Drive BID
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deshea Agee Leaving King Drive BID

Executive director leaving to pursue undisclosed new opportunity.

City Hall: Barrett’s Annual Address Cites Challenges
City Hall

Barrett’s Annual Address Cites Challenges

Delayed by pandemic, his 2021 state-of-the-city-style speech strikes optimistic tone for future.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 620 WTMJ, ESPN Radio and The Truth Moving Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

620 WTMJ, ESPN Radio and The Truth Moving Downtown

After 80 years on Capitol Dr., city's venerable radio operation moving to The Avenue.

Night Market Returns to Downtown

Night Market Returns to Downtown

In August, one of Downtown's top events will enjoy a post-pandemic revival.

Transportation: Scooters Hit Milwaukee Streets
Transportation

Scooters Hit Milwaukee Streets

First wave arrives as Lime, Bird and Spin each deploy their scooters.

Dining: Hue Restaurant Expanding, Relocating
Dining

Hue Restaurant Expanding, Relocating

Two-story building with three apartments to be constructed on busy Bay View corner.

Plats and Parcels: Marketing Firm Moving from Third Ward to Walker’s Point
Plats and Parcels

Marketing Firm Moving from Third Ward to Walker’s Point

Plus: High-profile real estate attorney on the move

Friday Photos: A Flatiron House for the Lower East Side
Friday Photos

A Flatiron House for the Lower East Side

Desire for urban living yields unusual home shapes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Will New Art Jumpstart Downtown?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Will New Art Jumpstart Downtown?

Milwaukee Downtown hoping art draws people back to the heart of city.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside The Soldiers Home Redevelopment
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside The Soldiers Home Redevelopment

See inside and learn the story of how a crumbling, Civil War-era complex was saved.

GMC Leader Julia Taylor Will Retire

GMC Leader Julia Taylor Will Retire

Greater Milwaukee Committee's first woman leader retiring in December after 19 years.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vacant Building To Become Creative Hub
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vacant Building To Become Creative Hub

Tonda Thompson has big dreams for small building in Harambee.

City Hall: Council To Consider Closing VIP Lounge
City Hall

Council To Consider Closing VIP Lounge

Milwaukee Police Department backing bar's closure.

City Hall: Vaccination Rate Below 20% in One Milwaukee Neighborhood
City Hall

Vaccination Rate Below 20% in One Milwaukee Neighborhood

But your sewage doesn't lie, COVID-19 case rates are declining in the city.

City Hall: Council Approves Federal Drug Trafficking Grants
City Hall

Council Approves Federal Drug Trafficking Grants

Activist asks what success fighting War on Drugs looks like? MPD lists arrests, seizures.

Chris Larson Files To Run for U.S. Senate

Chris Larson Files To Run for U.S. Senate

State senator hopes to make move to Washington.

Transportation: Brewers, City Unveil Negro Leagues Streetcar
Transportation

Brewers, City Unveil Negro Leagues Streetcar

Vehicle, sponsored by Associated Bank, honors Milwaukee Bears.

City Hall: New Policies Incentivize City Residency for Milwaukee Police, Firefighters
City Hall

New Policies Incentivize City Residency for Milwaukee Police, Firefighters

Fire & Police Commission pushing for public safety departments that reflect the city they protect and serve.

City Hall: Lipski Appointed Fire Chief For One Year
City Hall

Lipski Appointed Fire Chief For One Year

Fire & Police Commission could open up internal search process next year.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Office Building Sold to Milwaukee Tool
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Office Building Sold to Milwaukee Tool

Company hopes to have 650 workers in downtown Milwaukee by end of 2021.

Plats and Parcels: See Inside Convention Center Expansion
Plats and Parcels

See Inside Convention Center Expansion

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

Friday Photos: Brady Street Development Underway
Friday Photos

Brady Street Development Underway

Two-story building will replace vacant lot.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Century City Building Has Two New Tenants
Eyes on Milwaukee

Century City Building Has Two New Tenants

Hundred Acre Food Tech and Craft Beverage Warehouse moving in.

Bucks Land New Sponsor For Jerseys

Bucks Land New Sponsor For Jerseys

Get ready to see a Motorola logo every time you see Giannis Antetokounmpo

City Hall: Barrett Backs Lipski For Fire Chief
City Hall

Barrett Backs Lipski For Fire Chief

Acting chief gains remarkably broad array of support for permanent fire chief.

Dining: Celesta Closes, But New Restaurant Planned
Dining

Celesta Closes, But New Restaurant Planned

Vegan restaurant specialized in plant-based versions of comfort foods.

City Hall: Arnitta Holliman Is New Head of Violence Prevention
City Hall

Arnitta Holliman Is New Head of Violence Prevention

She succeeds Reggie Moore as director of city's Office of Violence Prevention.

Eyes on Milwaukee: $140 Million, 32-Story Third Ward Tower Revealed
Eyes on Milwaukee

$140 Million, 32-Story Third Ward Tower Revealed

Residential tower would rise along Milwaukee River across from Milwaukee Public Market.

City Hall: Stimulus Funds Won’t Cancel Streetlighting Fee
City Hall

Stimulus Funds Won’t Cancel Streetlighting Fee

Sorry taxpayers, money from fee can't be replaced by pandemic aid, federal rules say.

City Hall: Judge Orders Alfonso Morales Gets His Job Back in 45 Days
City Hall

Judge Orders Alfonso Morales Gets His Job Back in 45 Days

Former police chief gets even more leverage on potential settlement.

Eyes on Milwaukee: East Side Condo Plan Still a Parking Lot
Eyes on Milwaukee

East Side Condo Plan Still a Parking Lot

Eight-story project on Prospect delayed. Developer requests 5 more years for a parking lot.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Housing for Human Trafficking Victims
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Housing for Human Trafficking Victims

Foundations for Freedom will offer emergency housing for women forced into sex work.

Blanks, Milwaukee Film Building Second Major Festival

Blanks, Milwaukee Film Building Second Major Festival

The Cultures & Communities Festival focuses on people of color, seeks a national audience.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Could Require Laser Scanning of Buildings Slated for Demolition
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Could Require Laser Scanning of Buildings Slated for Demolition

Effort would create a database of lost buildings.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Third Ward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Third Ward

Parking lot at Water and St. Paul would be location, but with how big of a building?

Dining: It’s Milwaukee’s First Asian Restaurant Week
Dining

It’s Milwaukee’s First Asian Restaurant Week

Nearly 50 restaurants to choose from. Do good while eating good.

Plats and Parcels: A Northwest Side Hub for Minority Entrepreneurs
Plats and Parcels

A Northwest Side Hub for Minority Entrepreneurs

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

Transportation: Bublr Hosting E-Bike Preview May 19th
Transportation

Bublr Hosting E-Bike Preview May 19th

System adding 26 stations and more than 200 bikes this summer.

Friday Photos: Tribute Apartments Near Completion
Friday Photos

Tribute Apartments Near Completion

Marketing for River One's apartment building is centered on waterfront living.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Contaminated Canal To Become Restored Wetland
Eyes on Milwaukee

Contaminated Canal To Become Restored Wetland

MMSD and partners working to fill Burnham Canal.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Royal Capital Celebrates Start of 53206 Housing Development
Eyes on Milwaukee

Royal Capital Celebrates Start of 53206 Housing Development

See inside former school as redevelopment work starts.

Transportation: City Committee Approves Its Part of BRT Project
Transportation

City Committee Approves Its Part of BRT Project

Agreement will have the city getting paid to plow snow in exchange for giving up traffic lanes.

Milwaukee Removing Most COVID-19 Restrictions on June 15th

Milwaukee Removing Most COVID-19 Restrictions on June 15th

Health order expected to be reduced to a focus on masks.

Local CBD Business Sold For $20.6 Million

Local CBD Business Sold For $20.6 Million

Milwaukee entrepreneur Josh Delaney sells 80% of FABCBD to Canadian company.

Eyes on Milwaukee: RiverWalk Lofts Planned For 110-Year-Old Office Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

RiverWalk Lofts Planned For 110-Year-Old Office Building

River Bank Plaza will get redeveloped.

Transportation: The Return of Bird, Lime and Spin
Transportation

The Return of Bird, Lime and Spin

Starting June 1, up to 3,000 scooters could be on city streets.

Dining: Anchor Restaurant Announced For 3rd Street Market Hall
Dining

Anchor Restaurant Announced For 3rd Street Market Hall

Presenting Dairyland Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard and Hamburgers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Meet The 1500s
Eyes on Milwaukee

Meet The 1500s

Office building and four townhomes planned for Jefferson Street.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Starts on The Couture
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Starts on The Couture

Developer Rick Barrett is excited, greeting first construction equipment arriving on site.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A County Opinion on City Legal Dispute?
Eyes on Milwaukee

A County Opinion on City Legal Dispute?

Dispute between council and City Attorney gets ever stranger, as committee requests county corp counsel's opinion.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Former Boston Store Is Being Transformed
Eyes on Milwaukee

Former Boston Store Is Being Transformed

See inside the HUB640 project in Downtown. Plus: Lobbying for a Target store.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Harley-Davidson Museum Adding New Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Harley-Davidson Museum Adding New Building

New event space will replace seasonal tent.

Plats and Parcels: Goodwill Moving Headquarters Back to City
Plats and Parcels

Goodwill Moving Headquarters Back to City

Plus: Big week of news including The Couture and Milwaukee Tool.

Friday Photos: Saint John’s on the Lake Completes Expansion Project
Friday Photos

Saint John’s on the Lake Completes Expansion Project

Construction is done, Prospect Avenue is fully open.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Boat Line Moves Upriver
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Boat Line Moves Upriver

Cruise line is now located on edge of Deer District and is planning 2021 season.

City Hall: Bay View Speedway Must Close Early After Robbery String
City Hall

Bay View Speedway Must Close Early After Robbery String

Police visited gas station 14 times between January 1st and February 11th.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sentinel Building To Become 33 Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sentinel Building To Become 33 Apartments

Mostly-vacant office building would see new life as housing.

Milwaukee Film Festival Returns Thursday

Milwaukee Film Festival Returns Thursday

15 days, 202 films, and no need to leave your couch.

The Return of Sculpture Milwaukee

The Return of Sculpture Milwaukee

Back this summer, again lining downtown streets, with guest curators, titled exhibit.

Eyes on Milwaukee: It’s ‘The Trade Milwaukee’ Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

It’s ‘The Trade Milwaukee’ Hotel

Marriott Hotel in Bucks Deer District will 'honor calloused hands that built' the city

City Hall: Council Closes Junior’s Cocktail Lounge
City Hall

Council Closes Junior’s Cocktail Lounge

After 22 police calls, $26,500 in COVID-19 fines and many neighbor complaints, council votes to shut down bar.

City Hall: Council Wants New Harassment Policy
City Hall

Council Wants New Harassment Policy

In wake of report chastising city attorney, council unanimously votes to create policy for elected officials.

City Hall: City Must Apologize to Sterling Brown
City Hall

City Must Apologize to Sterling Brown

Council approves settlement, which includes apology and changes in how police are trained.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Okays $20 Million Milwaukee Tool Deal
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Okays $20 Million Milwaukee Tool Deal

Approved unanimously. Company wants to move quickly on occupying Westown building.

Should Miller Valley Be Champagne Region?

Should Miller Valley Be Champagne Region?

Molson Coors asks Milwaukee to designate the "Champagne of Beers region."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Building Not Historic, Commission Rules
Eyes on Milwaukee

Building Not Historic, Commission Rules

In rare decision, city Historic Preservation Commission refuses to designate St. Catherine Residence.

City Hall: City Will Increase Recycling Pickups
City Hall

City Will Increase Recycling Pickups

Every-other-week recycling pickups will begin in June for most households.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Couture Construction Begins May 5th
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Couture Construction Begins May 5th

After years of delays, financing secured for complicated project to build 44-story lakefront tower.

Plats and Parcels: Video Gaming Oasis Expanding
Plats and Parcels

Video Gaming Oasis Expanding

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

Friday Photos: South Harbor Campus Rising Over Inner Harbor
Friday Photos

South Harbor Campus Rising Over Inner Harbor

The new headquarters of Komatsu Mining is taking shape.

Eyes on Milwaukee: SmithGroup Will Design Harbor District Riverwalk
Eyes on Milwaukee

SmithGroup Will Design Harbor District Riverwalk

Survey underway to solicit community feedback.

2021 Arbor Day Marks Start of New Beer Tradition

2021 Arbor Day Marks Start of New Beer Tradition

City's annual holiday tree is now funding tree planting.

Tearman Spencer Vs. City Hall

Tearman Spencer Vs. City Hall

New City Attorney is quite public with his frustrations with those he is tasked with representing.

City Hall: 10 Milwaukee Parks Get Free Wi-Fi
City Hall

10 Milwaukee Parks Get Free Wi-Fi

City using CARES Act funding to expand free internet access to underserved communities.

City Hall: Milwaukee Faces Ambulance Shortage
City Hall

Milwaukee Faces Ambulance Shortage

Shortage of personnel and low reimbursement rate pushing private providers to quit city's 911 system.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Advance Development Plans
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Advance Development Plans

Ongoing effort to grow Deer District neighborhood includes new hotel, office building and apartment complex.

City Hall: Pension Costs Will Cause Huge Worker Layoffs
City Hall

Pension Costs Will Cause Huge Worker Layoffs

One-sixth of city workforce projected for cuts by 2026, with added cuts in future years.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 10 City Affordable Housing Projects Win State Financing
Eyes on Milwaukee

10 City Affordable Housing Projects Win State Financing

Will create 713 units in eight different neighborhoods. But huge Bay View project loses out.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Committee Amends Milwaukee Tool Deal
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Committee Amends Milwaukee Tool Deal

Reporting requirements on employee race, gender, residency and wages added.

Transportation: Third New Airline Coming To Airport
Transportation

Third New Airline Coming To Airport

Sun Country Airlines to offer nonstop service from Mitchell Airport to Cancun, four other destinations.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Office Building Planned for Jefferson Street
Eyes on Milwaukee

Office Building Planned for Jefferson Street

Entrepreneur Josh Delaney plans to redevelop site on Lower East Side site.

City Hall: Sterling Brown Settlement Approved
City Hall

Sterling Brown Settlement Approved

City will issue apology and adopt slew of police policy changes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Local Construction Costs up 7% in 2021
Eyes on Milwaukee

Local Construction Costs up 7% in 2021

Growth in Milwaukee outpacing national cost hikes in first quarter of 2021.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Developer To Transform Walker’s Point Property
Eyes on Milwaukee

Developer To Transform Walker’s Point Property

Apartments, new bar planned for Italianate mansion whose oldest portion dates to 1870.

Dining: The Soup House Is Closing
Dining

The Soup House Is Closing

After 21 years in business, downtown restaurant calling it quits.

Plats and Parcels: Sober Living Facility Will Replace Hostel
Plats and Parcels

Sober Living Facility Will Replace Hostel

Big change for distinctive Riverwest building. Plus: A busy week of real estate news.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Barrett Pushes Council To Accept Milwaukee Tool Deal
Eyes on Milwaukee

Barrett Pushes Council To Accept Milwaukee Tool Deal

Council seeking labor agreement for contracted service workers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hayat Pharmacy Will Open on Brady Street
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hayat Pharmacy Will Open on Brady Street

New pharmacy will occupy former Starbucks space.

Friday Photos: Construction Underway on New Downtown Hotel
Friday Photos

Construction Underway on New Downtown Hotel

Kinn MKE filling vacant building on Broadway and Michigan.

Eyes on Milwaukee: UW Credit Union Will Replace Arby’s in Bay View
Eyes on Milwaukee

UW Credit Union Will Replace Arby’s in Bay View

The credit union plans to demolish the Arby's. Kee Architecture would design the new building.

Transportation: Canadian Railroad Mergers Would Impact Milwaukee
Transportation

Canadian Railroad Mergers Would Impact Milwaukee

Canadian Pacific and Canadian National are vying to purchase Kansas City Southern.

Transportation: Daily Service Returns to Amtrak’s Milwaukee-Chicago Line
Transportation

Daily Service Returns to Amtrak’s Milwaukee-Chicago Line

Hiawatha Service was slashed one year ago amidst pandemic.

City Hall: DPW To Test Smart Garbage Truck Technology
City Hall

DPW To Test Smart Garbage Truck Technology

Could city fleet be used for reporting potholes and illegal dumping? Maybe.

Visual Art: New Mural Will Brighten Dark Intersection
Visual Art

New Mural Will Brighten Dark Intersection

City hires Tia Richardson to create vibrant work at 30th and Locust.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Report Finds Affordable Housing Problems
Eyes on Milwaukee

Report Finds Affordable Housing Problems

Wisconsin Policy Forum says more housing for low-income renters needed, particularly near suburban job centers.

Transportation: JetBlue Will Start Flying From Milwaukee in 2022
Transportation

JetBlue Will Start Flying From Milwaukee in 2022

Low-cost carrier will offer nonstop service to Boston and New York City.

New Foxconn Deal Cuts Incentives By $2.77 Billion

New Foxconn Deal Cuts Incentives By $2.77 Billion

State will provide company up to $80 million under drastically down-scaled deal.

Dining: New Restaurant Will Replace Birch + Butcher
Dining

New Restaurant Will Replace Birch + Butcher

Chef Kyle Knall will lead the new "hyper-seasonal" Birch restaurant.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Element Apartments’ Construction Begins
Eyes on Milwaukee

Element Apartments’ Construction Begins

6-story building with 66 units. Redesign of S. 5th St. big draw for neighborhood investment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Creating Affordable Housing Action Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Creating Affordable Housing Action Plan

Seeking shared public-private agenda. 45% of households are "cost burdened" by housing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Conversion of 1902 School Starting
Eyes on Milwaukee

Conversion of 1902 School Starting

Construction starts on long-planned project to turn old Phillis Wheatley School into apartments.

New Murals Celebrate Milwaukee

New Murals Celebrate Milwaukee

'Greetings from Milwaukee' and 'you are beautiful.' Get your selfie stick ready.

Evers Announces New, Smaller Foxconn Deal

Evers Announces New, Smaller Foxconn Deal

Company has failed to meet goals of original $4 billion agreement.

Plats and Parcels: Harbor District Building Slated for Redevelopment
Plats and Parcels

Harbor District Building Slated for Redevelopment

Plus: Changes at Eastcastle Place and a recap of the week's real estate news.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Quality of Life Plan Will Guide Harambee Neighborhood
Eyes on Milwaukee

Quality of Life Plan Will Guide Harambee Neighborhood

Effort will create shared vision for future of changing neighborhood.

Friday Photos: Trinity Woods Development Takes Shape on Mount Mary Campus
Friday Photos

Trinity Woods Development Takes Shape on Mount Mary Campus

Intergenerational housing complex is slated to open this fall.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Public Museum Seeking Environmental Cleanup Funds
Eyes on Milwaukee

Public Museum Seeking Environmental Cleanup Funds

Will be used to support demolition of one three warehouses on future museum site.

Transportation: State Delaying Interstate 94 Expansion For New Study
Transportation

State Delaying Interstate 94 Expansion For New Study

Project opponents applaud the move.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Tool Deal Gets First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Tool Deal Gets First Approval

But labor leaders call for community benefits agreement for service sector workers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Home Will Be Moved Three Blocks
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Home Will Be Moved Three Blocks

To make way for new Marquette sorority building, 1885 home at 16th and Kilbourn moving to lot on 19th St.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bauman Proposes Moratorium On City Demolitions
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bauman Proposes Moratorium On City Demolitions

Alderman proposes fixing all deteriorated city-owned homes using federal stimulus funds.

City Hall: City Must Decide How To Spend $405 Million
City Hall

City Must Decide How To Spend $405 Million

Latest federal COVID-19 stimulus plan creates pleasant challenge for mayor, council.

‘414 (New) Day’ is Love Letter to Milwaukee

‘414 (New) Day’ is Love Letter to Milwaukee

Milwaukee Day video offers a reflection on the past year, and hope for the next.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Illinois Firm Buying Up East Side Buildings
Eyes on Milwaukee

Illinois Firm Buying Up East Side Buildings

Fairchild Acquisition buys five apartment buildings in six months, with plans for more.

Dining: Pat’s Rib Place Coming To Public Market
Dining

Pat’s Rib Place Coming To Public Market

Southern barbecue restaurant run by Oprah Winfrey's niece will open this summer.

Urban Ideas: Fix Lead Poisoning, Not Lead Pipes
Urban Ideas

Fix Lead Poisoning, Not Lead Pipes

Biden proposes to get rid of lead pipes, but his plan falls far short of tackling lead poisoning.

City Hall: Reggie Moore Leaving Office of Violence Prevention
City Hall

Reggie Moore Leaving Office of Violence Prevention

After 5 years on the job, Moore will shift focus from local to national change in new role.

City Hall: Spencer’s Conduct Could Spur New City Harassment Law
City Hall

Spencer’s Conduct Could Spur New City Harassment Law

Six employees accuse City Attorney but report finds city law doesn't cover elected officials.

Dining: It’s Black Restaurant Week
Dining

It’s Black Restaurant Week

20 restaurants across the city offer a range of tasty fare.

Plats and Parcels: Former Ballet HQ Becoming Dance Studio
Plats and Parcels

Former Ballet HQ Becoming Dance Studio

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

Friday Photos: Long-Awaited McKinley School Redevelopment Moving Forward
Friday Photos

Long-Awaited McKinley School Redevelopment Moving Forward

Environmental remediation work is underway on fire-damaged school

Milwaukee Anticipates New COVID-19 Restrictions Next Week

Milwaukee Anticipates New COVID-19 Restrictions Next Week

City "anticipates" moving from Phase Six to Phase Five of its health order.

Transportation: Freeway Expansion Opponents To Meet With Biden Administration
Transportation

Freeway Expansion Opponents To Meet With Biden Administration

Biden and Buttigieg might be more willing than Evers to halt project.

Visual Art: Beyond Van Gogh Exhibit Debuts July 9th
Visual Art

Beyond Van Gogh Exhibit Debuts July 9th

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 9th.

Transportation: MCTS Increasing Bus Capacity Limits
Transportation

MCTS Increasing Bus Capacity Limits

Up to 20 riders per bus will be allowed starting April 12th.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Port Evicting Sea Scouts for New Tenant
Eyes on Milwaukee

Port Evicting Sea Scouts for New Tenant

Free-rent deal being canceled for undisclosed, job-creating tenant.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Dohmen Buys Second Bronzeville Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Dohmen Buys Second Bronzeville Building

Building to house commercial kitchen for foundation's Cooked business and Food for Health program.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Habitat Building 80 Homes in Harambee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Habitat Building 80 Homes in Harambee

Backed by Bader Philanthropies, Habitat aims to transform the fortunes of neighborhood and families

Eyes on Milwaukee: 88Nine’s Tarik Moody Joining City Plan Commission
Eyes on Milwaukee

88Nine’s Tarik Moody Joining City Plan Commission

Moody will put his background in architecture to good use in new role.

2021 Spring General Election Results

2021 Spring General Election Results

Races for circuit court judge, school board and county supervisor.

Eyes on Milwaukee: How The Milwaukee Tool Deal Works
Eyes on Milwaukee

How The Milwaukee Tool Deal Works

Yes, it's $20 million in city cash for 2,000 downtown jobs, but that barely begins to describe the complex agreement.

Milwaukee Strikes Out On MLB All-Star Game

Milwaukee Strikes Out On MLB All-Star Game

Denver, not Milwaukee, lands All-Star Game.

Visual Art: Artist Selected For Downtown’s Largest Mural
Visual Art

Artist Selected For Downtown’s Largest Mural

Greg Gossel will paint 9,600-square-foot mural in Schlitz Park this summer.

Plats and Parcels: Irgens Seeking To Designate Former M&I Building As Historic
Plats and Parcels

Irgens Seeking To Designate Former M&I Building As Historic

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

Transportation: First Streetcar Smart Kiosks Installed
Transportation

First Streetcar Smart Kiosks Installed

Each with interactive displays mixing ads, streetcar arrival data and PSA's.

Friday Photos: Malt House Lofts Prepares To Open
Friday Photos

Malt House Lofts Prepares To Open

118-unit apartment building opening in The Brewery District once owned by Pabst.

City Hall: Barrett Pitches Milwaukee As Replacement for MLB All-Star Game
City Hall

Barrett Pitches Milwaukee As Replacement for MLB All-Star Game

MLB pulls game from Georgia after voting restrictions adopted.

City Hall: Milwaukee Could Suspend Street Lighting Fee
City Hall

Milwaukee Could Suspend Street Lighting Fee

But property owners will need to pay at least once.

Transportation: Biden Infrastructure Plan Adds Amtrak Service To Madison, Green Bay
Transportation

Biden Infrastructure Plan Adds Amtrak Service To Madison, Green Bay

Plan also calls for enhanced service on existing Hiawatha line.

Transportation: Dockless Scooters Will Return in 2021, With Restrictions
Transportation

Dockless Scooters Will Return in 2021, With Restrictions

Companies could be barred from operating if riders use sidewalks.

City Hall: Council Makes Street Name Changes Easier
City Hall

Council Makes Street Name Changes Easier

New rule requires four-fifths of council to approve. Cesar Chavez Dr. extension next?

Eyes on Milwaukee: TIF District Will Support Central City Housing
Eyes on Milwaukee

TIF District Will Support Central City Housing

Revenue from surging Sigma chemicals TIF district will help three struggling TIFs.

Eyes on Milwaukee:  Milwaukee Tool Could Bring 2,000 Jobs Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Tool Could Bring 2,000 Jobs Downtown

City would provide up to $20 million to lure fast-growing company to Downtown.

Dead Bird Brewing Raising Funds To Expand

Dead Bird Brewing Raising Funds To Expand

Brewery looking to expand in-house brewing capacity as it charts post-pandemic future.

City Hall: Study Could Lead to Racial Preferences in Contracts
City Hall

Study Could Lead to Racial Preferences in Contracts

Council has sought change for more than a decade. Study will be released soon.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deer District Hotel Secures First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deer District Hotel Secures First Approval

Plan Commission okays Milwaukee Bucks high-end hotel across from Fiserv Forum.

City Hall: Police Chief Search Loses a Top Candidate
City Hall

Police Chief Search Loses a Top Candidate

Malik Aziz will become police chief in Maryland. Will this benefit Acting Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman?

Plats and Parcels: Journal Sentinel Complex Becoming Education Pipeline
Plats and Parcels

Journal Sentinel Complex Becoming Education Pipeline

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

Friday Photos: New Homes Take Shape in Urban Subdivisions
Friday Photos

New Homes Take Shape in Urban Subdivisions

Four new houses rising on near west side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bay View’s Most Valuable House Has New Owner
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bay View’s Most Valuable House Has New Owner

Former alderman Tony Zielinski sells both of his houses, now lives in Florida.

City Hall: New Police Grant Approved With Little Scrutiny
City Hall

New Police Grant Approved With Little Scrutiny

Latest grant got two minutes of discussion, not months of meetings.

Transportation: Feedback Wanted On Proposed Second Train to Twin Cities
Transportation

Feedback Wanted On Proposed Second Train to Twin Cities

WisDOT seeking feedback as part of federal review process. 2024 start proposed.

City Hall: City Rejects Hawley Rd. Flood Settlement
City Hall

City Rejects Hawley Rd. Flood Settlement

Residents left soaked with costs after settlement agreement falls apart. Their attorney thinks it might cost even more to sue.

Vote April 6th: Guide to Candidates in Spring Election
Vote April 6th

Guide to Candidates in Spring Election

State Superintendent, Circuit Court Judge, County Board and School Board races on ballot.

Milwaukee Chip Co. Is Purely Local

Milwaukee Chip Co. Is Purely Local

New business sells Wisconsin-grown potatoes, locally manufactured, with a unique taste.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward Building Wins Design Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward Building Wins Design Approval

New event venue's revised, faux-industrial style design okayed by Third Ward review panel.

City Hall: Council Wants Ann Wilson Off Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Council Wants Ann Wilson Off Fire & Police Commission

9-6 vote against her reappointment. But they lack the authority to remove her.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling Commercial Buildings
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling Commercial Buildings

Looking to buy? City has buildings and lots for sale in three areas of town.

Eyes on Milwaukee: North and Summit Apartment Proposal Revised
Eyes on Milwaukee

North and Summit Apartment Proposal Revised

Seven-story building drew substantial opposition when introduced last year.

City Hall: Proposal Ends Fines for Pot Possession
City Hall

Proposal Ends Fines for Pot Possession

No fines for possession of up to one ounce of marijuana for a first-time offense.

City Hall: New Street Lighting Fee Will Be Levied
City Hall

New Street Lighting Fee Will Be Levied

Look for it on your next water bill. Fee will pay for more city electricians.

Plats and Parcels: 330 Kilbourn Office Complex To Be Sold
Plats and Parcels

330 Kilbourn Office Complex To Be Sold

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

Friday Photos: New East Side Homes
Friday Photos

New East Side Homes

Two new houses rising in North Point historic district.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Small Apartment Building Planned for Harambee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Small Apartment Building Planned for Harambee

Three-story building will expand senior housing complex on near North Side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves New Deal for The Couture
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves New Deal for The Couture

After infighting, City Hall clearing way for $188 million tower.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Commission Says Bay View Cottages Are Historic
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Commission Says Bay View Cottages Are Historic

But Common Council will grant final decision.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deal on The Couture Pending
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deal on The Couture Pending

Common Council will review revised agreement for $188 million tower Friday morning.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Redevelopment Authority Wants Riverfront Parking Lot Developed
Eyes on Milwaukee

Redevelopment Authority Wants Riverfront Parking Lot Developed

Plus: Bucks get permission to continue to use Park East land for parking for two more years.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fiserv Forum Hotel Would Rise Nine Stories, Have Two Restaurants
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fiserv Forum Hotel Would Rise Nine Stories, Have Two Restaurants

Rooftop bar, floor targeted at NBA teams and a two-story presidential suite are planned.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Harbor District Developer Seeks New Tenants
Eyes on Milwaukee

Harbor District Developer Seeks New Tenants

Six-building campus along KK River formerly used by fire damage repair company now part of Harbor District renaissance.

Members Only: Get Free Tickets to ‘Where the Waters Meet’ Exhibit
Members Only

Get Free Tickets to ‘Where the Waters Meet’ Exhibit

Two tickets with a $14 value to Historical Society exhibit for Urban Milwaukee members.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Attorney Blocking The Couture
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Attorney Blocking The Couture

Spencer won't sign off on revised deal for downtown tower, saying Ald. Bauman overstepped his authority.

Judge Blomme Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Judge Blomme Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Investigation led by Attorney General Kaul cites judge's alleged use of Kik messaging app.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Solving the Townhome Design Dilemma?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Solving the Townhome Design Dilemma?

Committee okays New Land's downtown apartments and townhomes project. Redesigned patio aims to be public-facing yet private.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves 122-Room Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves 122-Room Hotel

Woodspring Suites' extended-stay hotel planned for far northwest edge of city.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Big Property Owners Gear Up To Sue City
Eyes on Milwaukee

Big Property Owners Gear Up To Sue City

Record challenges to 2020 assessments now headed to court.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Troubled Tavern Could Become Veteran’s Housing
Eyes on Milwaukee

Troubled Tavern Could Become Veteran’s Housing

Southside-focused real estate firm buying S. 6th St. building.

Plats and Parcels: 1850’s Home, 1907 Schlitz Bar To Become Apartments
Plats and Parcels

1850’s Home, 1907 Schlitz Bar To Become Apartments

A four-unit complex in Walker's Point. Plus: The week's top real estate news.

City Hall: Council Closes Gene’s Supper Club
City Hall

Council Closes Gene’s Supper Club

Multiple shootings in past year drive police, neighbors and alderman to seek bar's closure.

Friday Photos: Villard Commons Opens
Friday Photos

Villard Commons Opens

New apartment building is already full

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward Fundraising for Gas Light Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward Fundraising for Gas Light Park

Playground would be the first in the neighborhood.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Marquette Breaking Ground On Innovation-Focused Business School
Eyes on Milwaukee

Marquette Breaking Ground On Innovation-Focused Business School

School could include return of two-way traffic to N. 16th St.

City Hall: Council Committee Rejects MPD Request To Be Featured on Crime Show
City Hall

Council Committee Rejects MPD Request To Be Featured on Crime Show

MPD sees it as public relations improvement. Alderman sees it as "trauma porn."

Transportation: Scooters Could Return To City In May
Transportation

Scooters Could Return To City In May

Common Council creating path for scooters, and with usage beyond Downtown.

City Hall: Another Council Committee Opposes Wilson
City Hall

Another Council Committee Opposes Wilson

Majority of council opposes Ann Wilson's reappointment to Fire & Police Commission.

City Hall: City Seeks Fresh Food Access Innovators
City Hall

City Seeks Fresh Food Access Innovators

$200,000 in matching grants for winning applicants to Fresh Food Access Fund.

Local Running Group Gets National Coverage

Local Running Group Gets National Coverage

F.E.A.R. MKE turning heads, integrating running world, gaining a following.

Transportation: State To Fund Road, Rails for Komatsu
Transportation

State To Fund Road, Rails for Komatsu

$1.73 million helps fund lowering S. Kinnickinnic Ave. so trucks can get to huge Komatsu manufacturing campus.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan Commission Okays New Land Apartment Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan Commission Okays New Land Apartment Project

251-unit complex Nova would rise on busy downtown street where Buca's once stood.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Masonic Apartments Move Forward, But…
Eyes on Milwaukee

Masonic Apartments Move Forward, But…

Historic Commission wants stained glass windows reused. That's a problem.

Plats and Parcels: Shrouded Walker’s Point Building Sold
Plats and Parcels

Shrouded Walker’s Point Building Sold

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

Friday Photos: New Townhomes for Riverwest
Friday Photos

New Townhomes for Riverwest

Kenosha developer constructing units on virgin soil.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Do New Apartments Lower Rents?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Do New Apartments Lower Rents?

Study finds prices increase, or decrease, based on what price tier they're in.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Timber Lofts Wins National Design Award
Eyes on Milwaukee

Timber Lofts Wins National Design Award

City's first mass timber project, in Walker's Point, chosen best new wood apartment building.

New Great Lakes Water Diversion Request

New Great Lakes Water Diversion Request

Kenosha County's Village of Somers wants to draw water outside of Great Lakes Basin.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Costs Projected To Rise 3% in 2021
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Costs Projected To Rise 3% in 2021

Report shows Milwaukee costs are under national average, but the gap is shrinking.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Shorewood Chooses Affordable Housing
Eyes on Milwaukee

Shorewood Chooses Affordable Housing

Suburb makes history with its use of TIF district. Could this influence other suburbs?

Eyes on Milwaukee: California Firm Buys Whole Foods Property
Eyes on Milwaukee

California Firm Buys Whole Foods Property

East side property has changed hands twice in five years.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Who Wants To Design Harbor Riverwalk?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Who Wants To Design Harbor Riverwalk?

City seeks designer for 0.75-mile Harbor District segment bordering Komatsu site.

34 Vaccine Doses Spoil at Wisconsin Center

34 Vaccine Doses Spoil at Wisconsin Center

Miscommunication causes loss, as city rushed to contact unscheduled recipients.

Tour of America’s Dairyland Plans Summer Races

Tour of America’s Dairyland Plans Summer Races

Series drops Bay View, adds Brady Street. But final decision depends on state of pandemic

Eyes on Milwaukee: Nacho City Planned For 38th and North
Eyes on Milwaukee

Nacho City Planned For 38th and North

Restaurant would sell nachos and tacos in the city's Washington Park neighborhood.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Pushes Century City to Make USPS Trucks
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Pushes Century City to Make USPS Trucks

Council members and mayor urge Oshkosh Corporation to consider Milwaukee location.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Updating Downtown Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Updating Downtown Plan

Equity and inclusion at forefront of latest effort.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Who Wants To Name the Wisconsin Center?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Who Wants To Name the Wisconsin Center?

National group hired to sell naming rights as part of center's expansion plan.

Plats and Parcels: The Milwaukee Public Museum’s Big Week
Plats and Parcels

The Milwaukee Public Museum’s Big Week

Plus: A recap of a busy week for Milwaukee real estate news.

Eyes on Milwaukee: See The Future Associated Bank River Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

See The Future Associated Bank River Center

Plans and renderings, how bank will modernize former Milwaukee Center, inside and out.

Friday Photos: Senior Housing for Lower East Side
Friday Photos

Senior Housing for Lower East Side

Former office building on Farwell will become 65-bed assisted living facility.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Shorewood Debates Affordable Housing
Eyes on Milwaukee

Shorewood Debates Affordable Housing

CDA board opposes extending TIF district for affordable housing. How will village board vote?

Dining: Food Hall Planned for Downtown
Dining

Food Hall Planned for Downtown

Chicago group targeting two possible East Town sites for 20-stall food hall.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 251 Apartments Planned for Buca’s Site
Eyes on Milwaukee

251 Apartments Planned for Buca’s Site

New Land will build nine-story apartment complex on sloped site at 1237 N. Van Buren St.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan Redevelops Pre-Civil War Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan Redevelops Pre-Civil War Building

Four-story, Walker's Point building with 'ogee arches' to become 12 apartments.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Puddler’s Cottage Given Temporary Historic Protection
Eyes on Milwaukee

Puddler’s Cottage Given Temporary Historic Protection

House is at least 153 years old, but is it historic?

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Event Venue Planned for Third Ward
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Event Venue Planned for Third Ward

Black Swan plans new venue in historic-looking building it would construct.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Phase Two of City Place Apartments Advances
Eyes on Milwaukee

Phase Two of City Place Apartments Advances

Groundbreaking planned this year for 38-unit, four-story building on vacant site.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Nominations Open for 2021 Mayor’s Design Awards
Eyes on Milwaukee

Nominations Open for 2021 Mayor’s Design Awards

City looking for "design excellence" across Milwaukee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Expanding
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Expanding

Groundbreaking Tuesday will greatly expand footprint within former Schlitz plant

Eyes on Milwaukee: Build a Better City From Your Couch
Eyes on Milwaukee

Build a Better City From Your Couch

Annual Congress for the New Urbanism pivots to virtual format.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Apartment Building for Walker’s Point
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Apartment Building for Walker’s Point

Heavily-altered 1880 building on 5th Street to be demolished for six-story, 66-unit building.

Plats and Parcels: Sentinel Building May Become Apartments
Plats and Parcels

Sentinel Building May Become Apartments

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: WallyPark’s Closing Is County’s Gain
Eyes on Milwaukee

WallyPark’s Closing Is County’s Gain

Private airport parking purveyor goes under, should increase Mitchell airport's revenue.

Friday Photos: New Bay View Project Takes Its Place
Friday Photos

New Bay View Project Takes Its Place

BV+ is an 18-unit, two-story apartment building on Kinnickinnic.

Transportation: Who Wants To Run Active Streets Program?
Transportation

Who Wants To Run Active Streets Program?

City looking to pay organizations to program and monitor selected streets in 2021.

WI Daily: 657 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

657 New COVID-19 Cases

10 deaths reported

Eyes on Milwaukee: More Apartments for Downer Avenue
Eyes on Milwaukee

More Apartments for Downer Avenue

New owner converting office space into 13 units.

Transportation: Railroad Expansion in the Harbor District
Transportation

Railroad Expansion in the Harbor District

Komatsu Mining would construct a RR spur that crosses E. Greenfield Ave. to serve its plant.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Urban Farm for Century City
Eyes on Milwaukee

Urban Farm for Century City

Planet to Plate submits plans to construct facility in long dormant area of city.

Alex Lasry Files To Run for Senate

Alex Lasry Files To Run for Senate

Bucks VP is one of many Democrats interested in seat.

WI Daily: 624 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

624 New COVID-19 Cases

38 deaths reported

Bucks Reopening Fiserv Forum To Fans

Bucks Reopening Fiserv Forum To Fans

Team shows off phased reopening plan, beginning with 10% of capacity.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Three Port Buildings Being Demolished
Eyes on Milwaukee

Three Port Buildings Being Demolished

Port making way for biggest investment in seven decades.

WI Daily: Lowest One Day COVID-19 Case Total Since August 31st
WI Daily

Lowest One Day COVID-19 Case Total Since August 31st

Cases, deaths, hospitalizations all on steady downward trajectory

City Hall: DeVougas Resigns From Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

DeVougas Resigns From Fire & Police Commission

Attorney was subject of police video leak that resulted in ethics investigation.

City Hall: FPC Members, City Attorney Blew Off Inspector General Interview Requests
City Hall

FPC Members, City Attorney Blew Off Inspector General Interview Requests

Fallout and confusion from the Morales fiasco gets worse.

City Hall: 38 Citations Issued for COVID-19 Violations
City Hall

38 Citations Issued for COVID-19 Violations

VIP Lounge received $11,000 of $28,000 in fines issued by the city.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 22 More Apartments for Plankinton Arcade
Eyes on Milwaukee

22 More Apartments for Plankinton Arcade

With another 50 in the pipeline as Grand Avenue Mall continues move toward more residential spaces.

WI Daily: 5,477 New COVID-19 Cases in Past Week
WI Daily

5,477 New COVID-19 Cases in Past Week

Weekly total is now barely more than daily average in November.

Plats and Parcels: New State Office Building Project Takes Major Step Forward
Plats and Parcels

New State Office Building Project Takes Major Step Forward

Plus: A rundown of this week's real estate news.

WI Daily: 752 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

752 New COVID-19 Cases

30-day rolling death average falls below 30 for first time since early November.

Honky Tonk Bar Planned for Brady Street

Honky Tonk Bar Planned for Brady Street

Nashville North will open in former Up and Under Pub.

City Hall: Mayor Appoints Jodie Tabak Chief of Staff
City Hall

Mayor Appoints Jodie Tabak Chief of Staff

Communications director promoted, as Paul Vornholt takes job in Racine.

WI Daily: 938 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

938 New COVID-19 Cases

Rolling seven-day total continues on downward trend.

U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger Resigning

U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger Resigning

Resignation comes as part of Trump-Biden turnover.

Friday Photos: THIRTEEN31’s Rise
Friday Photos

THIRTEEN31’s Rise

New apartment building takes shape in Walker's Point.

City Hall: State Says Health Department Needs Improvement Plan
City Hall

State Says Health Department Needs Improvement Plan

MHD is in trouble, but the blame goes back four commissioners.

Evers’ Budget Proposal Would Allow Milwaukee Sales Tax

Evers’ Budget Proposal Would Allow Milwaukee Sales Tax

City and county officials have been pursuing option for over a year.

Transportation: Canada, Not COVID-19, Could End Great Lakes Cruises in 2021
Transportation

Canada, Not COVID-19, Could End Great Lakes Cruises in 2021

Great Lakes cruises could have happened with smaller ships, safety protocols said port official.

City Hall: Attorney Didn’t Want Inspector General Report Made Public
City Hall

Attorney Didn’t Want Inspector General Report Made Public

Publication threatens the city's defense in Morales case argues Spencer.

WI Daily: 1,239 New COVID-19 Cases