Jeramey Jannene

Jeramey Jannene

President and co-founder of Urban Milwaukee.

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

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Recent Articles

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
WI Daily

1,239 New COVID-19 Cases

First time over 1,000 cases in five days.

Vote Tuesday: State Superintendent, County Board and School Board on the Ballot
Vote Tuesday

State Superintendent, County Board and School Board on the Ballot

Non-partisan, education-centric primary kicks off spring election season.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Share Your Vision for The Future of Soldiers Home
Eyes on Milwaukee

Share Your Vision for The Future of Soldiers Home

February 12th deadline to offer feedback.

Six Steps To Improve Fire Safety

Six Steps To Improve Fire Safety

After three fatal fires in two weeks, Fire Department and city officials offer safety tips.

City Hall: Report Finds FPC Ignored City Attorney’s Advice
City Hall

Report Finds FPC Ignored City Attorney’s Advice

City Inspector General blames, adds more troubles for Fire & Police Commission.

WI Daily: Daily New COVID-19 Case Average Under 1,000
WI Daily

Daily New COVID-19 Case Average Under 1,000

Indicators keep moving in positive directions for public health, but are still at elevated levels compared to much of 2020.

Koss Family, Insiders Get Rich On Stock Jump

Koss Family, Insiders Get Rich On Stock Jump

Company insiders cash in on Wall Street feud. And the Journal Sentinel's huge error.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City To Get $17.6 Million Federal Rent Assistance Grant
Eyes on Milwaukee

City To Get $17.6 Million Federal Rent Assistance Grant

COVID-19 relief funds meant to prevent homelessness, reduce pandemic's spread.

City Hall: New City Health Commissioner Approved
City Hall

New City Health Commissioner Approved

Kirsten Johnson's appointment sails through council.

WI Daily: Over 25,000 Hospitalized With COVID-19 Since Pandemic Began
WI Daily

Over 25,000 Hospitalized With COVID-19 Since Pandemic Began

But new hospitalizations are slowing, part of an overall deceleration of disease spread.

Dining: Burger King Planned for Southwest Side
Dining

Burger King Planned for Southwest Side

Eleventh Burger King in city will be at 76th and Oklahoma, next to the Waukesha water project's pumping station.

City Hall: Council Reduces Mayoral Power
City Hall

Council Reduces Mayoral Power

A Barrett slap down. 15-0 vote restricts mayor's power over Historic Preservation Commission.

Transportation: 27th Street Next for Mass Transit Plan?
Transportation

27th Street Next for Mass Transit Plan?

Bus rapid transit? Light rail line? County will hold public meetings to explore options.

Transportation: Council Disagrees on I-94 Expansion
Transportation

Council Disagrees on I-94 Expansion

Council once opposed it, but now wavering. Bauman blames disinformation by unions and WisDOT.

City Hall: Old World Third St. Will Be MLK Drive
City Hall

Old World Third St. Will Be MLK Drive

Council unanimously approves naming entire street to honor civil rights leader.

Eyes on Milwaukee: McKinley School Project’s Final Design Okayed
Eyes on Milwaukee

McKinley School Project’s Final Design Okayed

'Worst building ever seen' by city DNS will be turned into 35 apartments.

WI Daily: Lowest New Case Total Since August 31st
WI Daily

Lowest New Case Total Since August 31st

COVID-19 cases on a downward trend, but Monday is also regularly lowest reported total of week.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic District Sought for Bay View Cottages
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic District Sought for Bay View Cottages

District would include 7 "puddler's cottages" on Superior St., all more than 115 years old, possibly 154.

Anti-Displacement Grants Double in 2020

Anti-Displacement Grants Double in 2020

To prevent gentrification, 116 greater downtown homeowners received help with property taxes.

Wisconsin 8th in Nation in Vaccines Used

Wisconsin 8th in Nation in Vaccines Used

Has administered 80.2% of all doses it has received, better than 42 states, according to CDC.

WI Daily: 671 New COVID-19 Cases, Lowest Since Christmas Holiday
WI Daily

671 New COVID-19 Cases, Lowest Since Christmas Holiday

Case count falling faster than testing totals

Plats and Parcels: Redevelopment Restarts on Walker’s Point Building
Plats and Parcels

Redevelopment Restarts on Walker’s Point Building

Building constructed on site steeped in Milwaukee history. And a week of real estate news.

Wisconsin Would Use Marijuana Legalization to Pay For Education, Equity

Wisconsin Would Use Marijuana Legalization to Pay For Education, Equity

Evers will include proposal in his upcoming executive budget.

WI Daily: New COVID-19 Cases at Lowest Point Since September 13th
WI Daily

New COVID-19 Cases at Lowest Point Since September 13th

But new case, hospitalization and death totals are still higher than at any point earlier than September.

Friday Photos: The DNR’s New Digs
Friday Photos

The DNR’s New Digs

New Milwaukee office will be located in an unnatural location.

WI Daily: 6,020 Wisconsin Residents Have Died From COVID-19
WI Daily

6,020 Wisconsin Residents Have Died From COVID-19

State crosses 6,000-death threshold in past 24 hours.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Masonic Center Would Become Up To 25 Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Masonic Center Would Become Up To 25 Apartments

New filings reveal more of Ascendant's new plan for the 132-year-old building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Cafe, Clinic Opening In Redeveloped King Drive Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Cafe, Clinic Opening In Redeveloped King Drive Building

Bader Philanthropies backs creation of Sam's Place, new home for Shalem Healing.

WI Daily: 18 Out of 100 People in Menominee County Have Tested Positive for COVID-19
WI Daily

18 Out of 100 People in Menominee County Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

Rate is nearly double the state average.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Creating Plan to Develop and Preserve Bay View
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Creating Plan to Develop and Preserve Bay View

New area plan would create shared vision for future of neighborhood.

Republicans End Mask Mandate, Evers Puts It Back In Place

Republicans End Mask Mandate, Evers Puts It Back In Place

Governor issues new health order after Republicans end his prior one.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Demolition Underway on River One
Eyes on Milwaukee

Demolition Underway on River One

Following explosion, construction and demolition are occurring side by side.

WI Daily: Only 5 of 72 Counties Show Growing COVID-19 Case Burdens
WI Daily

Only 5 of 72 Counties Show Growing COVID-19 Case Burdens

Vilas County currently has a worst-in-Wisconsin rate.

City’s New Vaccine Scheduling Tool Fills Up Quickly

City’s New Vaccine Scheduling Tool Fills Up Quickly

Health department says to check back Friday to schedule vaccination.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Masonic Center Could House Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Masonic Center Could House Apartments

Once slated to be a hotel with a new tower, historic downtown building would now become housing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Okays City Funds for Convent Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Okays City Funds for Convent Project

School Sisters of St. Francis transforming south-side home into 63 apartments.

City Hall: New 911 Call Center Aims For Speed
City Hall

New 911 Call Center Aims For Speed

City system promises faster pickups, fewer dropped calls, ability to dispatch based on officer location.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mayor Could Lose Control of Historic Preservation Commission
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mayor Could Lose Control of Historic Preservation Commission

Bauman and council committee support council president appointing HPC members.

WI Daily: 1,095 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

1,095 New COVID-19 Cases

DHS reports 40 deaths.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Daycare Owner Buying Lloyd St. Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Daycare Owner Buying Lloyd St. Building

Charlotte Randolph has been paying rent to tax-delinquent owner for nine years and will now buy the building.

New Milwaukee Health Order Eases Capacity Restrictions

New Milwaukee Health Order Eases Capacity Restrictions

New order eases pathway to fans at Fiserv Forum events, opening other venues.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Deconstruction Firm Makes Progress
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Deconstruction Firm Makes Progress

But citywide deconstruction requirement will again be suspended until March 2022.

Milwaukee Featured In Super Bowl Ad

Milwaukee Featured In Super Bowl Ad

Vince Lombardi won't walk the streets of Green Bay, but of downtown Milwaukee and Walker's Point.

Summerfest Moving to September for 2021

Summerfest Moving to September for 2021

Another June festival announces delay.

WI Daily: State Ends January With 61,313 New COVID-19 Cases, 1,037 Deaths
WI Daily

State Ends January With 61,313 New COVID-19 Cases, 1,037 Deaths

Trends show slowing disease spread, but still far ahead of most of 2020.

Transportation: City Pushing Back On Interstate 94 Expansion, Not Reconstruction
Transportation

City Pushing Back On Interstate 94 Expansion, Not Reconstruction

City poised to lobby feds to slow down WisDOT.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Industrial Building Planned For Far Northwest Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

Industrial Building Planned For Far Northwest Side

Luther Group developing new building in Park Park business park.

City Hall: New Health Commissioner Wins First Endorsement
City Hall

New Health Commissioner Wins First Endorsement

Kirsten Johnson gets backing of Public Safety & Health Committee.

WI Daily: 1,007 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

1,007 New COVID-19 Cases

Active hospitalizations increase by 40 to 697.

Plats and Parcels: Steam Tunnel Flood Repairs Will Cost Over $60 Million
Plats and Parcels

Steam Tunnel Flood Repairs Will Cost Over $60 Million

Plus: Conagra closing Milwaukee plant and logistics company moving to Bay View.

WI Daily: 1,493 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

1,493 New COVID-19 Cases

9,556 new cases in the past week.

WI Daily: 1 in 10 Milwaukee County Residents Have Tested Positive For COVID-19
WI Daily

1 in 10 Milwaukee County Residents Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

But under 10,000 people in Wisconsin have tested positive in past week for first time since September.

Friday Photos: La Causa’s New Home
Friday Photos

La Causa’s New Home

Hispanic-focused non-profit developing administration building in Walker's Point.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Public Museum Selects Architects, Contractors for New Home
Eyes on Milwaukee

Public Museum Selects Architects, Contractors for New Home

Five firms will guide design and development for new home for MPM and Betty Brinn Children's Museum.

Dining: Belli’s Bistro Moving to Old Honeypie Space
Dining

Belli’s Bistro Moving to Old Honeypie Space

Two restaurants moving in Bay View, creating space for a third.

WI Daily: 1,802 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

1,802 New COVID-19 Cases

Weekly case totals keep dropping

Dining: Blackwood Brothers Restaurant Coming to Bay View
Dining

Blackwood Brothers Restaurant Coming to Bay View

New American restaurant will offer comfort food, brunch.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fire Department HQ Being Renamed For Wisconsin’s First Black Architect
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fire Department HQ Being Renamed For Wisconsin’s First Black Architect

Alonzo Robinson was a trailblazing architect

WI Daily: New COVID-19 Cases Still Coming in Faster Than Any Point Last Summer
WI Daily

New COVID-19 Cases Still Coming in Faster Than Any Point Last Summer

Seven-day rolling total keeps falling, but is still ahead of any date before September 17th.

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

New Hilton Hotel Planned for Downtown

8-story Tempo by Hilton would be constructed on old Journal Sentinel parking lot on Third Street.

Transportation: Study Released For 6.7-Mile 30th Street Trail
Transportation

Study Released For 6.7-Mile 30th Street Trail

Plan envisions shared-use trail for bikers, pedestrians, perhaps commuter rail across the middle of city's North Side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward to Get Marriott Boutique Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward to Get Marriott Boutique Hotel

Hoffco building would create base for 11-story, 102-room hotel; gets conceptual okay from design board.

City Hall: Key Players Back Renaming Old World Third to MLK Drive
City Hall

Key Players Back Renaming Old World Third to MLK Drive

Westown Association, Mayor, all 15 council members back proposal. But there are complications.

Koss Stock Up Over 1,000% In Three Days

Koss Stock Up Over 1,000% In Three Days

Milwaukee company caught in global financial battle.

WI Daily: New COVID-19 Cases At Lowest Point Since Mid-September
WI Daily

New COVID-19 Cases At Lowest Point Since Mid-September

Despite trending lower, cases are still higher than at any point before September

Koss Stock Surges Following Tweet, Short Squeeze

Koss Stock Surges Following Tweet, Short Squeeze

Stock market battle between Reddit retail traders and hedge funds boosts Milwaukee firm's stock.

Vaccine Tampering Pharmacist Pleads Guilty

Vaccine Tampering Pharmacist Pleads Guilty

Grafton resident Steven Brandenburg pleads to federal charges, still faces state charges.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Former Gimbels Will Be “ThriveOn King”
Eyes on Milwaukee

Former Gimbels Will Be “ThriveOn King”

$84.5 million MLK Drive project to have 77 apartments and offices for medical college and Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

MKE County: Bradford Beach Restaurant Advancing
MKE County

Bradford Beach Restaurant Advancing

Concessionaire plans to add full-service restaurant to historic beach house.

Mensah Now a Waukesha Sheriff’s Deputy

Mensah Now a Waukesha Sheriff’s Deputy

Wauwatosa Police officer who killed three people over five years hired by Waukesha County. Will be paid for both jobs through 2021.

PrideFest 2021 Canceled, For Now

PrideFest 2021 Canceled, For Now

Early June festival canceled while organizers seek a new date.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Serb Hall Is For Sale
Eyes on Milwaukee

Serb Hall Is For Sale

The pandemic decimated business. Owner suggests other uses possible for property.

WI Daily: 946 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

946 New COVID-19 Cases

Excluding Christmas holiday, it's the lowest total since September. But testing is also down.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward Building Could Become Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward Building Could Become Hotel

Wimmer Communities would convert five-story building, a former shoe polish factory.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Central Standard Downtown Distillery a Go
Eyes on Milwaukee

Central Standard Downtown Distillery a Go

Craft distillery purchases building for downtown tasting room, rooftop patio and more.

WI Daily: 1,119 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

1,119 New COVID-19 Cases

Six deaths, 761 actively hospitalized

Plats and Parcels: Developer Would Build Supportive Housing in Concordia Neighborhood
Plats and Parcels

Developer Would Build Supportive Housing in Concordia Neighborhood

Plus: A recap of a busy week in Milwaukee real estate.

WI Daily: 1,681 New COVID-19 Cases Reported
WI Daily

1,681 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

Daily death toll and reported new hospitalization figures keep falling.

WI Daily: 2,070 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

2,070 New COVID-19 Cases

785 people actively hospitalized with disease, down from 1,243 people 30 days ago.

Friday Photos: Ascent Begins Its Climb
Friday Photos

Ascent Begins Its Climb

World's tallest mass timber building will first take shape as concrete pedestal.

City Hall: Council Proposing To Rename Old World Third Street To MLK Drive
City Hall

Council Proposing To Rename Old World Third Street To MLK Drive

Extending Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. would correct an "injustice."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Campaign Underway To Improve, Extend Beerline Trail
Eyes on Milwaukee

Campaign Underway To Improve, Extend Beerline Trail

Trail would be transformed into park with a goal of uniting neighborhoods.

WI Daily: 2,177 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

2,177 New COVID-19 Cases

Average reported daily death total and positive case rate trending downward.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Emergency Mental Health Facility Planned for 12th and Walnut
Eyes on Milwaukee

Emergency Mental Health Facility Planned for 12th and Walnut

Milwaukee County and four private partners plan new center.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Convent Being Redeveloped As Affordable Housing
Eyes on Milwaukee

Convent Being Redeveloped As Affordable Housing

Chapel Garden apartments will add new senior housing to S. Layton Blvd.

Third Ward Nightclub Surrenders License Before Revocation Hearing

Third Ward Nightclub Surrenders License Before Revocation Hearing

SITE closes following shooting.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Johnson Controls Closing Downtown Office, Moving 1,300 Employees to Glendale
Eyes on Milwaukee

Johnson Controls Closing Downtown Office, Moving 1,300 Employees to Glendale

Move is a blow to resurgent Downtown.

WI Daily: 1,522 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

1,522 New COVID-19 Cases

Testing at its lowest point since May 23rd, cases at their lowest point since September 21st.

City Hall: What Can City Do About Pension Crisis?
City Hall

What Can City Do About Pension Crisis?

Milwaukee must find at least $90 million annually starting in 2023. All options are on the table.

Transportation: Port Milwaukee Traffic Rose 5% in 2020
Transportation

Port Milwaukee Traffic Rose 5% in 2020

Milwaukee out performs most Great Lakes ports, weathering pandemic and storm damage.

How To Get a COVID-19 Vaccine If You’re 65 Or Older in Milwaukee

How To Get a COVID-19 Vaccine If You’re 65 Or Older in Milwaukee

County residents should use HealthyMKE.com website.

City Hall: City Bans Discrimination Based on Hairstyle
City Hall

City Bans Discrimination Based on Hairstyle

In unanimous vote, Milwaukee passes local version of CROWN Act.

City Hall: Council Overrides Mayoral Veto, Wants Power To Fire Police Chief
City Hall

Council Overrides Mayoral Veto, Wants Power To Fire Police Chief

Council wants Legislature to give it firing power. Mayor's veto of this fails.

City Hall: Council Confirms Avalos, Adds Tie-Breaking Vote to Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Council Confirms Avalos, Adds Tie-Breaking Vote to Fire & Police Commission

But a potential issue awaits with looming rejection of Ann Wilson's reappointment.

City Hall: Council Okays Federal COPS Grant, But…
City Hall

Council Okays Federal COPS Grant, But…

Police department agrees to certain conditions for grant intended to reform operations.

WI Daily: 1,083 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

1,083 New COVID-19 Cases

5,132 processed tests

Eyes on Milwaukee: Wiegand Still Redeveloping Wisconsin Avenue School
Eyes on Milwaukee

Wiegand Still Redeveloping Wisconsin Avenue School

Ambassador Suites' completion moved forward to 2022, part of bigger vision for West Side.

Barrett Seeks to Reverse Racial Disparity for Vaccines

Barrett Seeks to Reverse Racial Disparity for Vaccines

Majority of vaccine doses have gone to white, young Milwaukee County residents.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Downtown Tower That Isn’t
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Downtown Tower That Isn’t

Renderings show potential of East Town site, but no plan to move project forward.

State Losing Top Health Official To Biden Administration

State Losing Top Health Official To Biden Administration

Andrea Palm named deputy secretary of Department of Health and Human Services.

WI Daily: 9% of Wisconsin Residents Have Tested Positive for COVID-19
WI Daily

9% of Wisconsin Residents Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

One death reported Sunday, down from Saturday's record 128.

Plats and Parcels: New Apartments for Downtown Dead Zone
Plats and Parcels

New Apartments for Downtown Dead Zone

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

WI Daily: Record 128 COVID-19 Deaths
WI Daily

Record 128 COVID-19 Deaths

But 30-day daily death average still below where it was for past two months.

WI Daily: 2,269 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

2,269 New COVID-19 Cases

New cases, but not testing, below where it was a week ago.

Friday Photos: 37th Street School Finds New Life
Friday Photos

37th Street School Finds New Life

Conversion of long-vacant school to affordable housing is underway.

City Hall: Milwaukee Leaders Commit To Addressing Homicide Pandemic
City Hall

Milwaukee Leaders Commit To Addressing Homicide Pandemic

"There is a tremendous amount of work to be done, and we will do it together," said Mayor Tom Barrett.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rent Down 1% Locally Since Start of Pandemic
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rent Down 1% Locally Since Start of Pandemic

Rent prices had originally increased as pandemic took hold, but are now falling.

City Hall: City Attorney Issues Confidential Opinion Regarding Morales Demotion
City Hall

City Attorney Issues Confidential Opinion Regarding Morales Demotion

Attorney has previously said commission denied Morales his due process rights.

WI Daily: 2,712 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

2,712 New COVID-19 Cases

42 deaths reported, as active hospitalizations hover near 1,000

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Most Valuable Condominiums
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s Most Valuable Condominiums

Downtown residential high rises are among the city's most valuable buildings.

City Hall: Kirsten Johnson Appointed Milwaukee Health Commissioner
City Hall

Kirsten Johnson Appointed Milwaukee Health Commissioner

Current leader of joint Washington Ozaukee Health Department would take helm in Milwaukee, lead COVID-19 response.

City Hall: Municipal Court Firing Debt Collector
City Hall

Municipal Court Firing Debt Collector

Duncan Solutions being dropped less than a year after deal started.

WI Daily: 2,134 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

2,134 New COVID-19 Cases

1,025 people actively hospitalized with disease, 37 new deaths

Eyes on Milwaukee: Housing Shortage Driving Prices Higher
Eyes on Milwaukee

Housing Shortage Driving Prices Higher

And that will likely continue in 2021. Home sales hit record levels in late 2020, despite pandemic.

City Hall: New City HR Director Impresses Alders
City Hall

New City HR Director Impresses Alders

Makda Fessahaye's appointment as employee relations director wins unanimous committee approval.

WI Daily: 2,790 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

2,790 New COVID-19 Cases

49 deaths reported Tuesday

Eyes on Milwaukee: Homeless Program Expands Urban Agriculture
Eyes on Milwaukee

Homeless Program Expands Urban Agriculture

MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary buying city lots for urban gardens food program.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Baptist Church Buying MPS Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Baptist Church Buying MPS Building

Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church will launch new school on 37th and Keefe.

City Hall: Council Keeps Delaying on Sterling Brown Settlement
City Hall

Council Keeps Delaying on Sterling Brown Settlement

Alderman says deal isn't ready to be approved.

WI Daily: Over 1,000 Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19 Again
WI Daily

Over 1,000 Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19 Again

Figure more than double where it was most of the summer.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hotels Fight City Hall, Win $500,000
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hotels Fight City Hall, Win $500,000

Marriott and Springhill Suites win settlement. And council debates assessments.

City Hall: City Moves to Ban Discrimination by Hairstyle
City Hall

City Moves to Ban Discrimination by Hairstyle

Proposal makes hairstyles a protected class alongside sex, religion, race.

City Shows Off Wisconsin Center Vaccination Hub

City Shows Off Wisconsin Center Vaccination Hub

Public could be vaccinated there in future weeks. Effort starting with frontline workers.

State Tourism Secretary Leaves, Joins Local Foundation

State Tourism Secretary Leaves, Joins Local Foundation

Milwaukeean Sara Meaney joins the Dohmen Company Foundation.

WI Daily: Under 1,000 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19
WI Daily

Under 1,000 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19

First time state has been below 1,000 since October 13th

Plats and Parcels: Milwaukee Developers Plan 959 Affordable Apartments
Plats and Parcels

Milwaukee Developers Plan 959 Affordable Apartments

Plus: First tenants announced for North Avenue Market

WI Daily: COVID-19 Cases and Testing Rising
WI Daily

COVID-19 Cases and Testing Rising

Number of people newly hospitalized also increasing

WI Daily: 502,012 Wisconsin Residents Have Tested Positive for COVID-19
WI Daily

502,012 Wisconsin Residents Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

Less than half of state's residents have ever been tested for virus.

Friday Photos: Downtown Apartment Building Nears Completion
Friday Photos

Downtown Apartment Building Nears Completion

Bucks' Pat Connaughton is building a three-unit apartment building in East Town.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Massive Harbor, River Cleanup Moving Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Massive Harbor, River Cleanup Moving Forward

Project expected to cost over $100 million, take six years to complete.

Transportation: Milwaukee Seeks Data for Vision Zero Push
Transportation

Milwaukee Seeks Data for Vision Zero Push

Consultant would identify dangerous interactions, develop predictive model.

WI Daily: 3,791 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

3,791 New COVID-19 Cases

First day with over 10,000 tests processed in two weeks.

City Hall: Coggs Continues to Lead Push for Enhanced Trauma-Informed Care
City Hall

Coggs Continues to Lead Push for Enhanced Trauma-Informed Care

Alderwoman pushes for standardization in referrals with hopes of preventing future crime.

Transportation: Interstate 94 Expansion Gets Cold Reception at City Hall
Transportation

Interstate 94 Expansion Gets Cold Reception at City Hall

Over $1 billion for 54 blocks. Bauman asks where else the money could go?

City Hall: Committee Rejects Ann Wilson’s FPC Reappointment
City Hall

Committee Rejects Ann Wilson’s FPC Reappointment

But even if council affirms rejection, Wilson could continue to serve.

City Hall: Health Department Will Start Issuing Citations From Complaints
City Hall

Health Department Will Start Issuing Citations From Complaints

New citations being drafted from New Years holiday. The department still isn't doing night inspections.

WI Daily: State Crosses 5,000 COVID-19 Deaths Threshold
WI Daily

State Crosses 5,000 COVID-19 Deaths Threshold

3,406 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday

Wisconsin Center Could Become Vaccine Hub

Wisconsin Center Could Become Vaccine Hub

City working to set up COVID-19 vaccine distribution hub.

Wisconsin Political Leaders React to Capitol Storming

Wisconsin Political Leaders React to Capitol Storming

Though many supported Trump for years, all now condemn Capitol chaos he helped cause.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Nunemaker Buys UWM Alumni House
Eyes on Milwaukee

Nunemaker Buys UWM Alumni House

Price is $1.8 million for one of city's largest homes and finest Tudor mansions.

City Hall: New City Engineer Must Tackle Reckless Driving
City Hall

New City Engineer Must Tackle Reckless Driving

Committee approves Kruschke to job. And alders want him to focus on safety.

WI Daily: 3,403 New COVID-19 Cases, 95 Deaths
WI Daily

3,403 New COVID-19 Cases, 95 Deaths

Average daily death total is lower than it was a month ago.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s 10 Most Valuable Properties
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s 10 Most Valuable Properties

Some may surprise you. All will make you feel better about your own your property tax bill.

MPS Now Offers Free Dinners

MPS Now Offers Free Dinners

School district expands free breakfast and lunch program. Anyone 18 or younger is eligible.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 2020 Mayor’s Design Awards Announced
Eyes on Milwaukee

2020 Mayor’s Design Awards Announced

23rd annual awards program goes virtual, but still finds 31 winners across the city.

WI Daily: Active Hospitalizations Climbing Again
WI Daily

Active Hospitalizations Climbing Again

For first time in over a month, the number of people hospitalized is up week over week.

WI Daily: Lowest COVID-19 Testing Total in 111 Days
WI Daily

Lowest COVID-19 Testing Total in 111 Days

2,446 new cases reported Sunday.

Plats and Parcels: 18 Southside Homes Being Demolished for New School
Plats and Parcels

18 Southside Homes Being Demolished for New School

St. Augustine Preparatory Academy building new elementary school.

WI Daily: 9% of Milwaukee County Has Tested Positive for COVID-19
WI Daily

9% of Milwaukee County Has Tested Positive for COVID-19

State reports a single death in past 24 hours related to disease.

WI Daily: 1,905 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

1,905 New COVID-19 Cases

For first time in months, 30-day rolling daily death average is below where it was a month ago.

Friday Photos: Buildings Being Demolished at The Tannery
Friday Photos

Buildings Being Demolished at The Tannery

But a replacement is planned, using same foundation.

WI Daily: 3,810 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

3,810 New COVID-19 Cases

Death toll climbs to 4,859.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 10 Most Popular Articles of 2020
Eyes on Milwaukee

10 Most Popular Articles of 2020

Bay View and a timber tower dominate top 10 list.

WI Daily: 2,755 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

2,755 New COVID-19 Cases

30-day average daily death toll again above 50

Aurora Fires Employee That Sabotaged COVID-19 Vaccine Vials

Aurora Fires Employee That Sabotaged COVID-19 Vaccine Vials

The employee left out over 500 doses intentionally.

City Hall: Willie Smith Named to City Plan Commission
City Hall

Willie Smith Named to City Plan Commission

Northwest Side CDC Director would replace Darryl Johnson, whose term expired

City Hall: Jerrel Kruschke Appointed City Engineer
City Hall

Jerrel Kruschke Appointed City Engineer

Mayor Barrett finds a familiar face to replace Samir Amin.

City Hall: 10 Most Popular Articles of 2020
City Hall

10 Most Popular Articles of 2020

Garbage pickup, a mask mandate, snow plowing. Readers care most about things right outside their door.

WI Daily: 2,384 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

2,384 New COVID-19 Cases

Number of people actively hospitalized decreases for first time in three days

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Construction in Urban Subdivision
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Construction in Urban Subdivision

New house marks the restart of long-dormant, west-side subdivisions.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the Newest Adventure Rock
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the Newest Adventure Rock

Walker's Point climbing gym offers bouldering - a social, specialized form of rock climbing

WI Daily: 1,335 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

1,335 New COVID-19 Cases

Number of people actively hospitalized has increased in past three days, but still down over course of week and month.

City Opening Fourth COVID-19 Testing Site

City Opening Fourth COVID-19 Testing Site

It's Milwaukee's first mobile testing site, starting off at Custer Stadium on December 29th.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside The Redevelopment of Viets Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside The Redevelopment of Viets Tower

MSOE is transforming its oldest residence hall, adding a 13-story addition.

WI Daily: 2,287 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

2,287 New COVID-19 Cases

Case total rebounds from post-Christmas low.

Plats and Parcels: Work Resuming On Explosion-Damaged River One
Plats and Parcels

Work Resuming On Explosion-Damaged River One

The damage will cost millions. The cause of explosion is still under investigation.

WI Daily: 632 New COVID-19 Cases as Christmas Deflates Total
WI Daily

632 New COVID-19 Cases as Christmas Deflates Total

Four deaths reported.

Friday Photos: Rite-Hite Finds Its Footing
Friday Photos

Rite-Hite Finds Its Footing

Foundation work underway on new corporate headquarters.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Study Underway To Save More of Soldiers Home
Eyes on Milwaukee

Study Underway To Save More of Soldiers Home

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance wins grant to study viability of saving three more buildings.

WI Daily: Over 8% Of Wisconsin Residents Have Tested Positive for COVID-19
WI Daily

Over 8% Of Wisconsin Residents Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

DHS reports 2,799 new cases

Eyes on Milwaukee: Gokhman Shares Vision for Bucca’s Site
Eyes on Milwaukee

Gokhman Shares Vision for Bucca’s Site

Firm plans eight-story building for East Town.

WI Daily: 64 of 72 Wisconsin Counties Have “High” COVID-19 Levels
WI Daily

64 of 72 Wisconsin Counties Have “High” COVID-19 Levels

Case load less than half of what it was when things were "critically high."

Transportation: Milwaukee Transit Systems To Receive $59 Million From New Bailout Bill
Transportation

Milwaukee Transit Systems To Receive $59 Million From New Bailout Bill

MCTS will receive most of the funding.

Wisconsin Republicans Join New Federal Election Lawsuit

Wisconsin Republicans Join New Federal Election Lawsuit

Suit seeks to toss results from five states in advance of Electoral College.

City Hall: City Offers Financial Deal to Taxpayers
City Hall

City Offers Financial Deal to Taxpayers

Use credit card to pay property taxes and City Treasurer will waive fee. Average taxpayer would net $33.00.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Habitat Closes Milwaukee Store, Moving to Franklin
Eyes on Milwaukee

Habitat Closes Milwaukee Store, Moving to Franklin

Nonprofit opening a much larger operation in former Gander Mountain store.

City Hall: Barrett Sticks With Ann Wilson for FPC
City Hall

Barrett Sticks With Ann Wilson for FPC

Reappointing her to Fire & Police Commission though she backed its reckless decision to demote Chief Morales.

WI Daily: Record Report of 120 New COVID-19 Deaths
WI Daily

Record Report of 120 New COVID-19 Deaths

But 30-day death average still below December 9th high.

New Talk Radio Station Offers “The Truth”

New Talk Radio Station Offers “The Truth”

FM 101.7 The Truth features Black hosts and viewpoints, goes live on January 4th.

WI Daily: Lowest COVID-19 Testing Total in 99 Days
WI Daily

Lowest COVID-19 Testing Total in 99 Days

6,502 tests processed in past 24 hours

Who Wants to Buy Klinger’s East?

Who Wants to Buy Klinger’s East?

Riverwest bar and five apartments, a 6,322-square-foot, two-building complex is for sale.

Milwaukee Ranks High for Construction Workers

Milwaukee Ranks High for Construction Workers

New study ranks it second among peer group cities and best for sheet metal workers.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Cases, Testing Falling, But Not Positivity Rate
WI Daily

COVID-19 Cases, Testing Falling, But Not Positivity Rate

Percentage of tests confirming a new case has held steady

Plats and Parcels: Pastor Plans North Side Small Business Hub
Plats and Parcels

Pastor Plans North Side Small Business Hub

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

WI Daily: Over 20,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Been Hospitalized With COVID-19
WI Daily

Over 20,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Been Hospitalized With COVID-19

3,765 new cases reported Saturday

City Hall: Judge Restores Alfonso Morales As Police Chief
City Hall

Judge Restores Alfonso Morales As Police Chief

Milwaukee has at least two police chiefs at the moment.

WI Daily: 3,235 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

3,235 New COVID-19 Cases

60 deaths, as active hospitalization total continues to trend downward.

Jeffrey Norman Will Serve as Acting Police Chief

Jeffrey Norman Will Serve as Acting Police Chief

Once a finalist to be permanent chief, Norman will serve on interim basis.

Friday Photos: River One Rocked by Explosion
Friday Photos

River One Rocked by Explosion

Parking garage at core of $100 million development shows visible damage.

WI Daily: 3,643 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

3,643 New COVID-19 Cases

Daily death toll not falling, even as cases and hospitalizations do.

Wisconsin Unveils COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

Wisconsin Unveils COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

Smartphone users will get messages next week to opt-in to voluntary system.

911 Audio from Joel Acevedo Case Released

911 Audio from Joel Acevedo Case Released

"I want to go home," says Acevedo. Family still seeking body camera footage.

City Hall: Tony Snell Appointed Head of Equal Rights Commission
City Hall

Tony Snell Appointed Head of Equal Rights Commission

VISIT Milwaukee volunteer coordinator now leads city commission.

WI Daily: Less Than 1,000 New COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Past Week
WI Daily

Less Than 1,000 New COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Past Week

Figure was over 2,000 less than a month ago.

City Hall: Council, Mayor Clash Over Police Grant
City Hall

Council, Mayor Clash Over Police Grant

Nine council members blast Barrett, claiming he's not committed to police reform.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Forest Home Library Not Historic, Clinic Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Forest Home Library Not Historic, Clinic Approved

Council clears way to demolish old library, build new Children's Hospital southside clinic.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Testing Totals Keep Falling
WI Daily

COVID-19 Testing Totals Keep Falling

Tuesday's testing total is lower than even yesterday's 84-day low.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Royal Capital Purchases Former Gimbels Complex
Eyes on Milwaukee

Royal Capital Purchases Former Gimbels Complex

ThriveOn Collaboration construction will begin in February.

City Hall: Barrett Picks Makda Fessahaye for Human Resources Director
City Hall

Barrett Picks Makda Fessahaye for Human Resources Director

Attorney to replace longtime Employee Relations director Maria Monteagudo.

City Hall: Council Wants Control Over Police and Fire Chiefs
City Hall

Council Wants Control Over Police and Fire Chiefs

Seeking changes to state law to give city's elected officials control.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Signs Five-Year Contract Extension

Giannis Antetokounmpo Signs Five-Year Contract Extension

Milwaukee Bucks deal pays basketball superstar more than $228 million over five years.

City Hall: Council Moves To Reject Federal COPS Grant
City Hall

Council Moves To Reject Federal COPS Grant

Means 30 fewer officers, leaving Milwaukee down by 150 officers in 2021.

WI Daily: Wisconsin Reports Lowest COVID-19 Testing Total In 84 Days
WI Daily

Wisconsin Reports Lowest COVID-19 Testing Total In 84 Days

2,122 new COVID-19 cases reported on what is normally slowest day of the week.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Tech Firm Opening Third Ward Office
Eyes on Milwaukee

Tech Firm Opening Third Ward Office

The Expert Institute, a legal industry software firm, expects to create 75 jobs here.

City Hall: Avalos Confirmation On Hold Because of FPC Misstep
City Hall

Avalos Confirmation On Hold Because of FPC Misstep

Committee voted for her without necessary background check.

City Hall: Council Sets Conditions For COPS Grant
City Hall

Council Sets Conditions For COPS Grant

Committee proposes 7 conditions for police department in order for city to accept federal grant.

City Hall: Committee Backs Leon Todd to Lead FPC
City Hall

Committee Backs Leon Todd to Lead FPC

Attorney gets council committee approval to run troubled Fire & Police Commission.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Trump Case

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Trump Case

4-3 vote rejects Trump's move to throw out 220,000 Milwaukee and Dane county ballots.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Cases, Testing Dropping
WI Daily

COVID-19 Cases, Testing Dropping

Slight decline in positive case rate emerges.

Plats and Parcels: Riverwest Hostel Becoming Cooperative Housing Facility
Plats and Parcels

Riverwest Hostel Becoming Cooperative Housing Facility

Plus: Wisconsin Center District sells debt for expansion.

WI Daily: Wisconsin Crosses 4,000 COVID-19 Death Threshold
WI Daily

Wisconsin Crosses 4,000 COVID-19 Death Threshold

But 30-day average daily death total is slowly falling from peak.

Friday Photos: Downtown Building Stripped To Its Core
Friday Photos

Downtown Building Stripped To Its Core

Adams Hotel will initially include 11 rooms in 100-year-old building.

WI Daily: 3,858 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

3,858 New COVID-19 Cases

State likely to cross 4,000 death threshold in next 24 hours.

Circuit Court Rejects Trump’s Wisconsin Ballot Challenge

Circuit Court Rejects Trump’s Wisconsin Ballot Challenge

The decision could be appealed to Wisconsin Supreme Court.

WI Daily: 4,034 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

4,034 New COVID-19 Cases

State's case load falls from "critically high" to "very high."

New MPD Policy Bans Most Chokeholds, Adds “I Can’t Breathe” Rule

New MPD Policy Bans Most Chokeholds, Adds “I Can’t Breathe” Rule

Changes reflect national "Eight Can't Wait" reform effort.

Commission Ties Again on Picking Milwaukee’s Next Police Chief

Commission Ties Again on Picking Milwaukee’s Next Police Chief

Mahaley or Aziz? Commission still can't decide.

Attorneys Square Off in Trump’s Federal Challenge to Wisconsin’s Election
Wisconsin ‘Kraken’ Lawsuit Not Over Yet

Wisconsin ‘Kraken’ Lawsuit Not Over Yet

Sidney Powell appeals order, wants to expose "massive election fraud."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Dohmen Foundation Moving to King Drive
Eyes on Milwaukee

Dohmen Foundation Moving to King Drive

Unique foundation buying former Fein Brothers building.

WI Daily: 3,619 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

3,619 New COVID-19 Cases

Rolling daily death average hits a record 51.93

18 States Now Aim to Sue Wisconsin

18 States Now Aim to Sue Wisconsin

Trump campaign also joins last chance effort to overturn the election in four swing states.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Walnut Way Cuts Ribbon on Wellness Commons
Eyes on Milwaukee

Walnut Way Cuts Ribbon on Wellness Commons

Announcing Phase 2 of facility that will be community hub for Lindsay Heights.

WI Daily: 4,114 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

4,114 New COVID-19 Cases

State reports 214 new hospitalizations, 68 deaths.

More States Want to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

More States Want to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

Pro-Trump attorneys general allege "fraud" in states that went for Biden.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Couture Plans August 2023 Completion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Couture Plans August 2023 Completion

City agreement requires groundbreaking for 44-story lakefront tower by February 1st.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Forest Home Library Not Historic, Alders Vote
Eyes on Milwaukee

Forest Home Library Not Historic, Alders Vote

Committee overturns historic designation for 1960s building, full council vote to come

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Land Plans Eight-Story Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Land Plans Eight-Story Building

Mixed-use structure with 220 apartments on old Buca's site needs Common Council okay

Texas Attorney General Seeks to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

Texas Attorney General Seeks to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

Motion to U.S. Supreme Court repeats arguments of Trump campaign on election.

WI Daily: 2,155 COVID-19 Cases Reported Monday
WI Daily

2,155 COVID-19 Cases Reported Monday

Active hospitalizations tick upward, but still below level reported last week.

City Hall: Should Mayor Appoint Police and Fire Chiefs?
City Hall

Should Mayor Appoint Police and Fire Chiefs?

Council members think system is broken; many support change in state legislation.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rite-Hite Expands Planned Headquarters
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rite-Hite Expands Planned Headquarters

Warehouse equipment specialist will relocate from Brown Deer to Milwaukee.

WI Daily: Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations Maintain Downward Trend
WI Daily

Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations Maintain Downward Trend

2,891 new cases reported Sunday.

Plats and Parcels: Lakefront Streetcar Extension Scheduled for June 2022 Opening
Plats and Parcels

Lakefront Streetcar Extension Scheduled for June 2022 Opening

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

WI Daily: Wisconsin Averaging Over 50 COVID-19 Deaths Per Day
WI Daily

Wisconsin Averaging Over 50 COVID-19 Deaths Per Day

30-day rolling average hits 50.27

WI Daily: Active Hospitalizations Lower Than They Were A Month Ago
WI Daily

Active Hospitalizations Lower Than They Were A Month Ago

4,847 new cases.

Friday Photos: Viets Tower’s Rise
Friday Photos

Viets Tower’s Rise

MSOE redeveloping 1960s residence hall into modern complex accessible to all students.

Trump Sues Again, This Time in Milwaukee and Dane Counties

Trump Sues Again, This Time in Milwaukee and Dane Counties

Trump campaign now has three suits pending to overturn Wisconsin's election.

Eyes on Milwaukee: WoodSpring Suites Planned for Northwest Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

WoodSpring Suites Planned for Northwest Side

Economy extended-stay hotel would be built along Interstate 41.

WI Daily: 4,618 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

4,618 New COVID-19 Cases

New hospitalizations falling while daily death average keeps rising.

City Hall: Fire & Police Commission Ties On Next Police Chief
City Hall

Fire & Police Commission Ties On Next Police Chief

Will meet again on December 10th.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Cruise Ship Operator Commits To 20-Year Lease
Eyes on Milwaukee

Cruise Ship Operator Commits To 20-Year Lease

Milwaukee locking in Pearl Seas, while still anticipating Viking Cruises in 2022.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Won’t Hear Trump Lawsuit

Wisconsin Supreme Court Won’t Hear Trump Lawsuit

Trump still has a federal court challenge pending.

Trump Files Second Suit Seeking to Throw Out Wisconsin Election

Trump Files Second Suit Seeking to Throw Out Wisconsin Election

Trump campaign targets five cities, alleging voter fraud.

WI Daily: 41 of 72 Counties Have Critically High COVID-19 Spread
WI Daily

41 of 72 Counties Have Critically High COVID-19 Spread

Number of new cases and hospitalizations is slowing, but deaths continue to be reported at record levels.

City Reduces Capacity for Restaurants, Bars

City Reduces Capacity for Restaurants, Bars

New health order restricts capacity further, effective December 3rd, ending January 15

Brew City Match Picks Grant Winners

Brew City Match Picks Grant Winners

Third round of grants for Black and brown business owners, 84% owned by women.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling 10 Parking Lots
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling 10 Parking Lots

Looking for land redevelop in the city? DCD may have a deal for you.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Why All The New Cell Phone Towers?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Why All The New Cell Phone Towers?

5G towers are popping up across Milwaukee. The city has little power to determine where.

WI Daily: Record 107 COVID-19 Deaths Reported
WI Daily

Record 107 COVID-19 Deaths Reported

For second straight week, first post-weekend data release has a three-digit death total.

State Elections Commission Gets Testy

State Elections Commission Gets Testy

Republican members demand Democratic commission chair step down. And she doesn't.

Sidney Powell Files Suit to Overturn State Election

Sidney Powell Files Suit to Overturn State Election

Federal suit confuses Detroit and Milwaukee and peddles baseless conspiracy theory.

City Hall: Amanda Avalos Named to Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Amanda Avalos Named to Fire & Police Commission

Community organizer and policing critic named by Barrett to embattled oversight board.

Trump Lawsuit Would Throw Out Only Milwaukee and Dane County Votes

Trump Lawsuit Would Throw Out Only Milwaukee and Dane County Votes

Trump's lawyer seeks to have his own absentee ballot disqualified.

WI Daily: 2,524 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

2,524 New COVID-19 Cases

Cases and testing still falling, but hospitalizations ticking upward.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Commission Protects Forest Home Library
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Commission Protects Forest Home Library

Gives it historic designation. But Common Council will have final say.

2021 Milwaukee Film Festival Moved To May

2021 Milwaukee Film Festival Moved To May

Organization says move will benefit audiences and create a better fit with film industry.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Waukesha, Milwaukee Celebrate Huge Water Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Waukesha, Milwaukee Celebrate Huge Water Project

$286 million, 36-mile-long project begun, will bring Milwaukee water to Waukesha.

WI Daily: 3,831 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

3,831 New COVID-19 Cases

Weekly trend figures for cases and hospitalizations stop sliding while testing continues to drop.

Plats and Parcels: Dilapidated Building To Become Community Resource Hub
Plats and Parcels

Dilapidated Building To Become Community Resource Hub

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

Wisconsin Recount Grows Biden’s Margin, But Trump Says Fight Isn’t Over

Wisconsin Recount Grows Biden’s Margin, But Trump Says Fight Isn’t Over

President promises a lawsuit while Biden's margin grows by 87 votes.

Trump Promises Lawsuit Challenging Wisconsin Election Results

Trump Promises Lawsuit Challenging Wisconsin Election Results

Campaign's lawsuit would be third suit that seeks to overturn Wisconsin's presidential election.

WI Daily: 5,033 New COVID-19 Cases, Over Half of Reported Tests
WI Daily

5,033 New COVID-19 Cases, Over Half of Reported Tests

Cases, testing and active hospitalizations continue to trend downward.

WI Daily: 1,033 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

1,033 New COVID-19 Cases

Thanksgiving holiday causes data blip

New Lawsuit Challenges Election Drop Boxes, Wants Election Thrown Out

New Lawsuit Challenges Election Drop Boxes, Wants Election Thrown Out

It's the second suit challenging the election. A third could be coming.

Friday Photos: Mitchell Street Mystery Buildings Exposed
Friday Photos

Mitchell Street Mystery Buildings Exposed

Paneling has hid an Art Moderne facade since at least the 1990s.

Milwaukee County Recount Finished, Dane County Continuing

Milwaukee County Recount Finished, Dane County Continuing

Biden's margin grows by 132 votes.

WI Daily: 5,095 New Cases As Hospitalizations Fall
WI Daily

5,095 New Cases As Hospitalizations Fall

65 of 72 counties still have "critically high" two-week case rates.

Milwaukeeans To Be Thankful For in 2020

Milwaukeeans To Be Thankful For in 2020

Milwaukee is a better -- and safer -- place because of these people.

Counting Effectively Completed, Milwaukee County Recount Will Finish on Friday

Counting Effectively Completed, Milwaukee County Recount Will Finish on Friday

One ward remains, Trump campaign maintaining objections to over 100,000 ballots.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Testing, Cases Falling
WI Daily

COVID-19 Testing, Cases Falling

30-day daily death average hits 46.33

Tempers Flare, Monty Python Crack Offered at Recount

Tempers Flare, Monty Python Crack Offered at Recount

Commission chair accuses Trump campaign of manufacturing a controversy.

City Hall: Council Delays on Federal COPS Grant
City Hall

Council Delays on Federal COPS Grant

Would fund 30 positions, prevent more police reductions, but presents future fiscal issues.

WI Daily: First Day With Over 100 COVID-19 Deaths in Wisconsin
WI Daily

First Day With Over 100 COVID-19 Deaths in Wisconsin

6,202 new cases

Trump Allies Sue To Throw Out Wisconsin Election

Trump Allies Sue To Throw Out Wisconsin Election

Suit would overturn results before recount even done and have Legislature choose electors.

City Hall: Barrett Picks Leon Todd to Lead Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Barrett Picks Leon Todd to Lead Fire & Police Commission

Public defender would be fourth executive director in three years.

Early Recount Has Small Gain for Trump

Early Recount Has Small Gain for Trump

With half the votes recounted in Dane and Milwaukee counties, 57 more votes for Trump.

Poop Wristbands Draw Ire at Recount

Poop Wristbands Draw Ire at Recount

Or was that chocolate ice cream? Talk Radio host Vickie McKenna is miffed.

City Hall: Council Overrides One of Two Barrett Vetos
City Hall

Council Overrides One of Two Barrett Vetos

Veto of added funding for lead abatement program was overriden on 11-4 vote.

City Finds 386 Sealed Ballots In a Box

City Finds 386 Sealed Ballots In a Box

All ballots from Ward 315 which Urban Milwaukee reported had shown a big drop in turnout.

WI Daily: 3,095 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Monday
WI Daily

3,095 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Monday

1,999 actively hospitalized

Trump Campaign Objects to Over 160,000 County Ballots

Trump Campaign Objects to Over 160,000 County Ballots

"Behavior of Trump observers" has delayed process, one official charges.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Couture to Start Construction in January
Eyes on Milwaukee

Couture to Start Construction in January

Barrett Lo raises equity needed for federal loan guarantee for 44-story lakefront tower.

Recount Releases First Results

Recount Releases First Results

Trump and Biden have both lost votes in Dane County, gained in Milwaukee County.

WI Daily: 3,507 New Cases, 0 Deaths Reported Sunday
WI Daily

3,507 New Cases, 0 Deaths Reported Sunday

Glitch? One day blip? Or the start of a new trend? Time will tell.

Plats and Parcels: Melissa Allen Planning Harambee Development
Plats and Parcels

Melissa Allen Planning Harambee Development

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

Day Three of Recount Brings Increasing Speed

Day Three of Recount Brings Increasing Speed

Five of 19 communities have completed their counting. Trump campaign hints at legal challenge to in-person absentee ballots.

WI Daily: 3,005 Wisconsin Residents Have Died As a Result of COVID-19
WI Daily

3,005 Wisconsin Residents Have Died As a Result of COVID-19

6,224 new cases reported Saturday.

Recount Day Two Brings Objections, Gridlock

Recount Day Two Brings Objections, Gridlock

Ballot processing does start, but Trump campaign continues submitting objections.

Friday Photos: Inside the Recount
Friday Photos

Inside the Recount

An up-close look at how first day played out.

WI Daily: 6,473 New COVID-19 Cases, 78 Deaths
WI Daily

6,473 New COVID-19 Cases, 78 Deaths

Seven-day positive case rate falls from peak.

No Ballots Counted On First Day of Recount

No Ballots Counted On First Day of Recount

Trump campaign presents many challenges to recount process.

Eyes on Milwaukee: See How Miller Park Will Become American Family Field
Eyes on Milwaukee

See How Miller Park Will Become American Family Field

New signs will light up sky at night, be visible from above.

What To Expect With Milwaukee’s Recount

What To Expect With Milwaukee’s Recount

How does the process work? Who can watch? We explain.

WI Daily: 71 of 72 Counties Have “Critically High” COVID-19 Levels
WI Daily

71 of 72 Counties Have “Critically High” COVID-19 Levels

Milwaukee County now has 26th-worst all-time per-capita outbreak.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Wangard Clearing Harbor District Site for Future Development
Eyes on Milwaukee

Wangard Clearing Harbor District Site for Future Development

Multiple uses being considered.

Recount Will Be at Wisconsin Center, Streamed Live

Recount Will Be at Wisconsin Center, Streamed Live

Just where does that $2 million go? We examine.

Mensah Will Get $125,000 from Wauwatosa

Mensah Will Get $125,000 from Wauwatosa

Police officer gets his full salary, plus other payouts, through end of 2021. Hasn't worked since July.

WI Daily: Record 7,989 New Cases
WI Daily

Record 7,989 New Cases

283 hospitalizations, 53 deaths

Evers Extending Mask Mandate Into 2021

Evers Extending Mask Mandate Into 2021

New order expected in coming days, despite pending legal challenges.

City Hall: Barrett Issues Two Budget Vetoes
City Hall

Barrett Issues Two Budget Vetoes

Mayor targets funding source for lead abatement, neighborhood watch programs.

Wauwatosa Cop Joseph Mensah Resigns

Wauwatosa Cop Joseph Mensah Resigns

Effective November 30th. Controversial officer killed three people in five years. All ruled justified self-defense.

Trump Campaign Pays For Recount in Milwaukee, Dane Counties

Trump Campaign Pays For Recount in Milwaukee, Dane Counties

Campaign wires $3 million. Work must be completed by December 1st.

City Hall: Police Will Accompany Health Inspectors
City Hall

Police Will Accompany Health Inspectors

Inspectors need protection, city decides, after deaths threats and a physical altercation.

WI Daily: Record 92 Deaths and 318 New Hospitalizations
WI Daily

Record 92 Deaths and 318 New Hospitalizations

7,090 new cases.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Plan To Replace MLK Library
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Plan To Replace MLK Library

City hoping fourth time's the charm for Martin Luther King Library.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 300-Unit Bay View Project Gains Zoning
Eyes on Milwaukee

300-Unit Bay View Project Gains Zoning

ZND Committee okays former factories to become city's largest mixed-income housing development.

City Hall: COVID Outbreak Delays Election Workers Pay
City Hall

COVID Outbreak Delays Election Workers Pay

Plus: What's the deal with that "lost" USB drive?

City Hall: Sterling Brown Payout Still Being Debated
City Hall

Sterling Brown Payout Still Being Debated

Council committee meets for two hours, can't decide whether to accept the settlement.

WI Daily: Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations Double in 30 Days
WI Daily

Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations Double in 30 Days

4,389 new cases, 12 deaths.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Michels Launching Marine Division in Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Michels Launching Marine Division in Milwaukee

Ever growing company could create up to 100 jobs at its second Harbor District site.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Riverwest Apartment Complex Planned
Eyes on Milwaukee

Riverwest Apartment Complex Planned

Affordable housing project with 91 apartments and food accelerator on E. North Ave.

Aurora Cuts Back Electives, Redeploys Staff

Aurora Cuts Back Electives, Redeploys Staff

Healthcare provider feeling strain from surge in COVID-19 cases, but is optimistic.

WI Daily: One in Three Wisconsin Residents Has Tested Negative For COVID-19
WI Daily

One in Three Wisconsin Residents Has Tested Negative For COVID-19

New active hospitalization high. Milwaukee County falls to 21st worst all-time outbreak.

Plats and Parcels: Lawsuit Could Advance Walker’s Point Project
Plats and Parcels

Lawsuit Could Advance Walker’s Point Project

Plus: Illinois firm acquires buildings near UWM. And all the week's real estate news.

WI Daily: 5,146 New Cases, 2,034 Actively Hospitalized
WI Daily

5,146 New Cases, 2,034 Actively Hospitalized

Record 20 patients in Alternate Care Facility

Three Businesses Fined for Violating COVID-19 Order

Three Businesses Fined for Violating COVID-19 Order

City cites businesses in Bay View, Bronzeville and the Lower East Side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the Milwaukee Athletic Club As It Awaits Redevelopment
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the Milwaukee Athletic Club As It Awaits Redevelopment

Historic private club taken down to the studs as redevelopment work starts.

Friday Photos: Wangard Transforming Former Knitting Factory
Friday Photos

Wangard Transforming Former Knitting Factory

Walker's Point building becoming innovation hub.

WI Daily: 7,777 New COVID-19 Cases, Another Record High
WI Daily

7,777 New COVID-19 Cases, Another Record High

Record daily hospitalization and death averages

Milwaukee Film’s Virtual Festival By The Numbers

Milwaukee Film’s Virtual Festival By The Numbers

Over 1.7 million minutes watched.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Kahler Slater Moving to BMO Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Kahler Slater Moving to BMO Tower

City's oldest architecture firm will call new tower home.

WI Daily: Record 7,497 New COVID-19 Cases As Hospital Capacity Dwindles
WI Daily

Record 7,497 New COVID-19 Cases As Hospital Capacity Dwindles

58 deaths pushes 30-day average to 33.57

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Athletic Club Redevelopment Gains High-End Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Athletic Club Redevelopment Gains High-End Apartments

Reveamped project is scheduled to be completed in fall 2021, no longer includes hotel.

65 Counties Have “Critically High” COVID-19 Levels

65 Counties Have “Critically High” COVID-19 Levels

State unveils new designation, and for the second time has a new way to say COVID-19 is at dangerous and growing levels.

City Hall: COVID-19 Violations Going From Max of $2,000 to $20,000
City Hall

COVID-19 Violations Going From Max of $2,000 to $20,000

Health department hopes cost increase yields more voluntary compliance.

WI Daily: State Posts Second-Highest Totals for Cases and Hospitalizations
WI Daily

State Posts Second-Highest Totals for Cases and Hospitalizations

7,048 new cases reported Wednesday

City Hall: COVID-19 Could Hamper Snow Plowing
City Hall

COVID-19 Could Hamper Snow Plowing

Milwaukee bracing for staffing shortages as the pandemic spreads.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Clears Way For Big Sewer Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Clears Way For Big Sewer Project

84-inch-wide pipe is first phase of 40-million gallon stormwater project to prevent sewer overflows.

City Hall: City Will Pick Up Leaves Until November 22nd
City Hall

City Will Pick Up Leaves Until November 22nd

City extends deadline, giving you 11 more days to rake your leaves into parking lanes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Husch Blackwell’s New Downtown Office
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Husch Blackwell’s New Downtown Office

Law firm occupies top floors of city's newest office tower, the 11-story Huron Building.

WI Daily: New Records for COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths
WI Daily

New Records for COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths

Over 7,000 cases, 290 hospitalizations and 60 deaths.

Governor Evers To Deliver Statewide COVID-19 Address Tuesday Night
City Hall: Brown Appointed To City Plan Commission
City Hall

Brown Appointed To City Plan Commission

City Hall veteran, former DCD Deputy Commissioner Martha Brown to fill vacant seat.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Summerfest Trades Harley-Davidson for Generac
Eyes on Milwaukee

Summerfest Trades Harley-Davidson for Generac

Generator manufacturer will sponsor stage on festival grounds.

City Hall: Troubles at Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Troubles at Fire & Police Commission

12 staff vacancies, no director, three board vacancies. Committee grills Barrett aides for answers.

WI Daily: Over 2,000 People Actively Hospitalized For The First Time
WI Daily

Over 2,000 People Actively Hospitalized For The First Time

State reports 4,360 new cases, 17 deaths.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bay View Housing Project Gets First Okays
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bay View Housing Project Gets First Okays

Plan Commission, alderwoman, DCD endorse what could city's largest private affordable housing complex.

City Hall: Bucks Player, City Reach $750,000 Settlement
City Hall

Bucks Player, City Reach $750,000 Settlement

City admits police violated Sterling Brown's constitutional rights in notorious incident.

WI Daily: Record High Seven-Day COVID-19 Case Total
WI Daily

Record High Seven-Day COVID-19 Case Total

38,547 new cases in past week.

Plats and Parcels: Downtown Building Sold to Maharaja Restaurant Owner
Plats and Parcels

Downtown Building Sold to Maharaja Restaurant Owner

Balbir Singh has been both a buyer and seller on Milwaukee Street this year.

WI Daily: 7,000 COVID-19 Cases in Single Day For First Time
WI Daily

7,000 COVID-19 Cases in Single Day For First Time

Daily death total and number of active hospitalizations continue to climb to new highs.

Friday Photos: Komatsu Mining Campus Takes Shape
Friday Photos

Komatsu Mining Campus Takes Shape

Development will anchor for Harbor District, transform Inner Harbor.

City Hall: $1.6 Billion Adopted Budget Raises Fees, Cuts Police
City Hall

$1.6 Billion Adopted Budget Raises Fees, Cuts Police

City's fiscal challenges continue to mount under state restrictions, rising costs.

WI Daily: Wisconsin Reports Over 6,000 New COVID-19 Cases for the First Time
WI Daily

Wisconsin Reports Over 6,000 New COVID-19 Cases for the First Time

62 deaths and 244 new hospitalizations.

WI Daily: 1% of WI Residents Tested Positive for COVID-19 In Past Two Weeks
WI Daily

1% of WI Residents Tested Positive for COVID-19 In Past Two Weeks

COVID-19 actively hospitalizations set another record high as daily death toll keeps climbing.

Milwaukee Had A Drop in College Voters, Dramatic Shift in South Side Party Preference

Milwaukee Had A Drop in College Voters, Dramatic Shift in South Side Party Preference

Biden and Clinton had dramatically different performances in Milwaukee. See how.

City Hall: Alders Want Police Chief Search Paused Following FPC Resignations
City Hall

Alders Want Police Chief Search Paused Following FPC Resignations

City struggles to find stability in police oversight body.

City Hall: Virtual Listening Sessions Scheduled for Police Chief Finalists
City Hall

Virtual Listening Sessions Scheduled for Police Chief Finalists

Have a question for Milwaukee's next police chief? Now is your time to ask.

WI Daily: All 72 Wisconsin Counties Have “Very High” COVID-19 Case Burdens
WI Daily

All 72 Wisconsin Counties Have “Very High” COVID-19 Case Burdens

Milwaukee County sees its case rate rise, but falls backward to 19th worst all-time outbreak.

8 Takeaways, How Biden Won Wisconsin

8 Takeaways, How Biden Won Wisconsin

A squeaker victory for Biden due to an odd mix of factors.

Absentee Ballots Give Biden Lead in Wisconsin

Absentee Ballots Give Biden Lead in Wisconsin

3 a.m. delivery of Milwaukee absentee ballots puts Biden in front of Trump.

Milwaukee Election Results Expected Around 4 a.m.

Milwaukee Election Results Expected Around 4 a.m.

In-person results are in, but majority of ballots are absentee and will be reported after all are counted.

WI Daily: Record 5,771 New COVID-19 Cases, 247 New Hospitalizations
WI Daily

Record 5,771 New COVID-19 Cases, 247 New Hospitalizations

52 deaths reported Tuesday

Transportation: City Wins Grant to Improve Oklahoma Ave.
Transportation

City Wins Grant to Improve Oklahoma Ave.

Plan calls for safety improvements on stretch that had 445 crashes in 5 years.

City Processing Over 165,000 Absentee Ballots Under Watchful Eyes

City Processing Over 165,000 Absentee Ballots Under Watchful Eyes

Central count operation will last until at least 3 a.m. with three shifts of 400 workers each.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Active Hospitalizations Hit New High, Positive Case Rate Above 30%
WI Daily

COVID-19 Active Hospitalizations Hit New High, Positive Case Rate Above 30%

The lowest death total in 37 days pushes daily average off record high.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Forest Home Library Is Historic. For Now
Eyes on Milwaukee

Forest Home Library Is Historic. For Now

Temporary designation stops development for 28 days. Hearing on permanent designation on November 30th.

How Urban Milwaukee Will Cover Election

How Urban Milwaukee Will Cover Election

We're focused on substance, not clicks, and local, not national.

Vote Tuesday: Your Guide to Down Ballot Races
Vote Tuesday

Your Guide to Down Ballot Races

Trump versus Biden isn't the only ballot item. Here's information on 13 other races across the county

Transportation: City Wins Grant To Build 20th Street Trail
Transportation

City Wins Grant To Build 20th Street Trail

New off-street trail for bicyclists and pedestrians would link up north side neighborhoods.

WI Daily: 3,943 New Cases, 123 Hospitalizations and 16 Deaths Reported Sunday
WI Daily

3,943 New Cases, 123 Hospitalizations and 16 Deaths Reported Sunday

Milwaukee County falls to 17th worst all-time outbreak even as its case rate hits record levels.

Plats and Parcels: Developers Covet Former Buca’s Site
Plats and Parcels

Developers Covet Former Buca’s Site

One of last, best undeveloped downtown sites. Plus: All the week's real estate news.

WI Daily: 704 Deaths, 4,074 Hospitalizations, 103,096 COVID-19 Cases in October
WI Daily

704 Deaths, 4,074 Hospitalizations, 103,096 COVID-19 Cases in October

State crosses 2,000-death threshold as it also sets a new one-day high for cases.

State Voters Slammed with Mostly Republican Political Texts

State Voters Slammed with Mostly Republican Political Texts

46 million total messages in 30 days, 64% from Republicans.

WI Daily: State Officials Predict Worsening Outbreak With No Behavior Changes
WI Daily

State Officials Predict Worsening Outbreak With No Behavior Changes

Weekly totals for cases, hospitalizations and deaths all set all-time highs.

City Hall: Resignations Rock Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Resignations Rock Fire & Police Commission

In process of hiring police chief, the commission is now without an executive director and tie-breaking commissioner.

Election 2020: Absentee Ballots Must Be In Drop Boxes by 7:30 Election Night
Election 2020

Absentee Ballots Must Be In Drop Boxes by 7:30 Election Night

Don't wait on returning your absentee ballot.

Friday Photos: THIRTEEN31 Place Takes Shape
Friday Photos

THIRTEEN31 Place Takes Shape

Foundation work underway for new Walker's Point apartment building.

Transportation: Budget Amendment Would Move Milwaukee Towards “Vision Zero”
Transportation

Budget Amendment Would Move Milwaukee Towards “Vision Zero”

Proposal start of an effort to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

City Hall: Committee Approves Over 20 Amendments To Milwaukee Budget
City Hall

Committee Approves Over 20 Amendments To Milwaukee Budget

Amendments target violence prevention, housing, lead abatement and more.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the Soldiers Home Redevelopment
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the Soldiers Home Redevelopment

When finished it will provide housing for 101 homeless veterans.

WI Daily: 13% of All COVID-19 Cases Have Come In Past Week
WI Daily

13% of All COVID-19 Cases Have Come In Past Week

New active hospitalization high as daily death total continues upward climb.

City Hall: Almost Half of Budget Amendments Are Policy Footnotes
City Hall

Almost Half of Budget Amendments Are Policy Footnotes

Footnotes call for a racial equity audit, benches in vacant lots, lead-safe property database and much more.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 122% In Last Month, 1,439 Actively Hospitalized
WI Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 122% In Last Month, 1,439 Actively Hospitalized

3,815 new cases from 9,818 tests, a record 38.86% positive case rate.

City Hall: President Must ‘Help Guide Us’ Mayor Declares
City Hall

President Must ‘Help Guide Us’ Mayor Declares

Addressing Press Club, urges more federal aid and clear message: "Wear the damn mask!"

Eyes on Milwaukee: 45 Projects To Improve Century City Area
Eyes on Milwaukee

45 Projects To Improve Century City Area

Trails, parks and road diets designed to improve residents' health and safety.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mount Mary Dives Into New Nursing Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mount Mary Dives Into New Nursing Center

University has filled in pool, creating new home for its nursing programs.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bay View to Get City’s Biggest Private Affordable Housing Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bay View to Get City’s Biggest Private Affordable Housing Project

Biggest in history. Filer & Stowell project plans 210 affordable apartments.

WI Daily: 64 Deaths, 5,262 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

64 Deaths, 5,262 New COVID-19 Cases

Wisconsin set new records for cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Guard Plans Third Apartment Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Guard Plans Third Apartment Building

Pat Connaughton's Three Leaf Development plans four-story building in Brewers Hill.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside “The Block.”
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside “The Block.”

1882 building on National Ave was a wreck, now a unique addition to the city.

New City Health Order Limits Gatherings

New City Health Order Limits Gatherings

Lower capacity limits for businesses, events without approved safety plans, but city has okayed 537 plans.

WI Daily: 2,883 New COVID-19 Cases, Record 1,350 People Actively Hopspitalized
WI Daily

2,883 New COVID-19 Cases, Record 1,350 People Actively Hopspitalized

Four patients in Alternate Care Facility.

Milwaukee Replacing Ballot Drop Boxes

Milwaukee Replacing Ballot Drop Boxes

New "Fort Knox" boxes offer security and weatherization improvements

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Parcel Draws No Takers
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Parcel Draws No Takers

WisDOT, city trying to sell land near train station.

Evers Recall Effort Fails

Evers Recall Effort Fails

Organizer says recall fell short of 668,000 signatures required.

WI Daily: 3,626 New COVID-19 Cases, Another Active Hospitalization Record High
WI Daily

3,626 New COVID-19 Cases, Another Active Hospitalization Record High

Lowest death total in a week. Alternate Care Facility has two patients.

Plats and Parcels: Bay View Project Plans Up To 300 Apartments
Plats and Parcels

Bay View Project Plans Up To 300 Apartments

See inside the former Filer & Stowell complex. Plus: All the week's real estate news.

WI Daily: Milwaukee County Falls to 14th Worst Outbreak, Even As Cases Accelerate
WI Daily

Milwaukee County Falls to 14th Worst Outbreak, Even As Cases Accelerate

Four out of every 100 Milwaukee County residents have contracted disease, but county falls to 13th in all-time ranking.

Friday Photos: BV+ Rises on Kinnickinnic Ave.
Friday Photos

BV+ Rises on Kinnickinnic Ave.

Infill project will create 18 units of housing on Bay View's main street.

The “Molotov Cocktail” That Wasn’t

The “Molotov Cocktail” That Wasn’t

MPD admits the 6th and McKinley weapon was just a plastic water bottle.

WI Daily: Over 10,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Been Hospitalized With COVID-19
WI Daily

Over 10,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Been Hospitalized With COVID-19

Four out of every 100 Milwaukee County residents have contracted disease, but county falls to 13th in all-time ranking.

City Hall: Police Chief, Alderman Fight Over Use of Canines
City Hall

Police Chief, Alderman Fight Over Use of Canines

Chief says it's an infrequently used safety tactic, Rainey say it's "barbaric."

Milwaukee Getting More Aggressive On COVID-19 Order Fines

Milwaukee Getting More Aggressive On COVID-19 Order Fines

62 warning letters issued, but city only inspecting businesses on a complaint basis.

City Hall: FPC Announces Three Finalists for Police Chief
City Hall

FPC Announces Three Finalists for Police Chief

All outsiders, although one finalist has Milwaukee ties.

WI Daily: Record 1,230 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19
WI Daily

Record 1,230 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19

Active hospitalizations grow 265% in two months.

MPD Survey Shows Police Perception Divided Along Racial, Economic Lines

MPD Survey Shows Police Perception Divided Along Racial, Economic Lines

Researcher says key takeaway is for MPD officers to exercise compassion in any interaction.

Milwaukee Launches Voter Education, Ballot Counting Website

Milwaukee Launches Voter Education, Ballot Counting Website

Voter education website provides daily update on number of ballots returned.

City Hall: City Extending Active Streets Dining Program Until March 2021
City Hall

City Extending Active Streets Dining Program Until March 2021

Program would allow expanded outdoor, winter dining.

Milwaukee Could Move To More Restrictive COVID-19 Health Order

Milwaukee Could Move To More Restrictive COVID-19 Health Order

City considering more restrictive options as positive case rate spikes to "red" level in city.

Milwaukee A Leader In By-Mail and In-Person Early Voting

Milwaukee A Leader In By-Mail and In-Person Early Voting

But percentage of ballots returned trails state average.

Alternate Care Facility Admits First Patient

Alternate Care Facility Admits First Patient

As Wisconsin sets record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, overflow facility in West Allis accepts patients.

WI Daily: DHS Reports A Record 48 Deaths
WI Daily

DHS Reports A Record 48 Deaths

Surge in cases, then a surge in hospitalizations and now a surge in deaths.

Barrett, Others Stump for Biden-Harris

Barrett, Others Stump for Biden-Harris

State's Democrats debut new "bus" today as part of get-out-the-vote push.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City, MMSD Advance 40-Million Gallon Stormwater Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

City, MMSD Advance 40-Million Gallon Stormwater Plan

Improvements would prevent flooding in Capitol Dr. neighborhood and add parkland.

Where and When To Vote Early in Milwaukee

Where and When To Vote Early in Milwaukee

14 early voting sites are available from October 20th through November 1st.

WI Daily: 43% of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Cases Have Come in Past Month
WI Daily

43% of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Cases Have Come in Past Month

Menominee County now has worst outbreak in state, Milwaukee County falls to 12th all time.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Lincoln Park Becoming A Little Bigger
Eyes on Milwaukee

Lincoln Park Becoming A Little Bigger

County merging former residential parcel into surrounding park.

WI Daily: Record 1,172 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19 As DHS Restores Dashboard
WI Daily

Record 1,172 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19 As DHS Restores Dashboard

Milwaukee falls another place to 11th worst all-time per capita outbreak.

City Hall: Community Groups Propose Changes
City Hall

Community Groups Propose Changes

Twelve groups invited to speak and push less spending on police and more on lead abatement, other programs.

City Hall: MPD Assistant Chief Gets Denver Suburb’s Top Job
City Hall

MPD Assistant Chief Gets Denver Suburb’s Top Job

Terrence Gordon will be Thornton, CO police chief as MPD turnover continues.

City Hall: City Could Lose 30 More Police Officers
City Hall

City Could Lose 30 More Police Officers

Federal grant rules could mean cutting 30 more than proposed cut of 120 cops.

Plats and Parcels: MPS Revamps Southgate Playfield
Plats and Parcels

MPS Revamps Southgate Playfield

Playfield with 77% less asphalt opens. Plus: alll the week's real estate news.

WI Daily: No COVID-19 Data Release This Weekend
WI Daily

No COVID-19 Data Release This Weekend

Software upgrade has Wisconsin record systems offline through Monday.

Friday Photos: The Architecture of a Pandemic
Friday Photos

The Architecture of a Pandemic

New Miller Park testing site opens Monday at 11 a.m.

WI Daily: Wisconsin’s Active COVID-19 Cases Would Form 24th Largest City in State
WI Daily

Wisconsin’s Active COVID-19 Cases Would Form 24th Largest City in State

Records set for new cases, positive case rate and rolling death total.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Affordable Housing Project Secures Cleanup Loan for Former Factories
Eyes on Milwaukee

Affordable Housing Project Secures Cleanup Loan for Former Factories

Community Within the Corridor development team would redevelop Briggs & Stratton complex at 32nd and Center.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Journal Sentinel Redevelopment Secures Two Environmental Cleanup Loans
Eyes on Milwaukee

Journal Sentinel Redevelopment Secures Two Environmental Cleanup Loans

Funds from revolving loan program will support the cleanup of contamination from a century of use.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Designation Could Halt Demolition of Forest Home Library
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Designation Could Halt Demolition of Forest Home Library

City poised to sell building to developer, who would develop office building in its place.

WI Daily: New One-Day COVID-19 Case Record As Hospitalizations Surge 181% In 30 Days
WI Daily

New One-Day COVID-19 Case Record As Hospitalizations Surge 181% In 30 Days

Records set for new cases, positive case rate, active hospitalizations and rolling death total.

Visual Art: Downtown’s New Voting Rights Mural
Visual Art

Downtown’s New Voting Rights Mural

Shepard Fairey completes 7,400-square-foot mural on Colby Abbot Building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Meet the 2021 ACRE Class
Eyes on Milwaukee

Meet the 2021 ACRE Class

Program prepares people of color for careers in real estate leadership.

COVID-19 Facility at State Fair Park Opens

COVID-19 Facility at State Fair Park Opens

Alternative care facility fielding calls from hospitals across state looking to transfer patients.

City Hall: FPC Changes Process for Hiring Police Chief
City Hall

FPC Changes Process for Hiring Police Chief

Six finalists to be interviewed in private and public will be able to question three finalists.

WI Daily: Record 1,017 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19
WI Daily

Record 1,017 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19

Average daily death toll hits all-time record.

City Hall: Council Backs New Handling of 911 Calls
City Hall

Council Backs New Handling of 911 Calls

Wants MPD and FPC to develop approach where unarmed professionals handle non-violent social issues.

City Hall: The Return of Alternate Side Parking
City Hall

The Return of Alternate Side Parking

Mayor insists. council agrees. Beginning in November, residents must again move cars each day.

WI Daily: Record Day for COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths
WI Daily

Record Day for COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths

3,279 cases, 147 new hospitalizations, 34 deaths.

Transportation: Should Milwaukee Stop The Hop?
Transportation

Should Milwaukee Stop The Hop?

Alderman proposes this, but suspending the service might cost more than it saves.

City Hall: About That Proposed Street Lighting Fee
City Hall

About That Proposed Street Lighting Fee

Average homeowner fee is $45 per year so city could replace 100-year-old circuitry

For Members Only: Get 33% Off a Milwaukee Film Festival Pass
For Members Only

Get 33% Off a Milwaukee Film Festival Pass

Watch every film for $100, a $60 discount for this all-access pass.

City Hall: New Commission Seeks Police Reforms
City Hall

New Commission Seeks Police Reforms

Led by Nate Hamilton, Community Collaborative Commission will work with MPD and FPC.

WI Daily: 950 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19, A New High
WI Daily

950 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19, A New High

State sets new seven-day case high as well

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Hires New Deconstruction Contractor
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Hires New Deconstruction Contractor

Spencer Renovation fired, White Glove Group hired to deconstruct, not demolish city-owned homes.

WI Daily: Wisconsin Sets New Seven-Day COVID-19 High
WI Daily

Wisconsin Sets New Seven-Day COVID-19 High

17,573 cases in the past week.

Plats and Parcels: Edison Middle School Would Become 64 Apartments
Plats and Parcels

Edison Middle School Would Become 64 Apartments

Common Council approves proposal. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

WI Daily: 2,742 New Cases, Milwaukee Falls to 10th Worst
WI Daily

2,742 New Cases, Milwaukee Falls to 10th Worst

895 people actively hospitalized, 18 deaths.

Friday Photos: Historic Church Getting New Parish Center, Renovated Monastery
Friday Photos

Historic Church Getting New Parish Center, Renovated Monastery

St. Francis of Assisi has long been community anchor on Milwaukee's north side.

City Hall: Special Meeting in Police Chief Search Results in “Chaos”
City Hall

Special Meeting in Police Chief Search Results in “Chaos”

Chair calls executive director out of order repeatedly, then another commissioner calls chair a dictator.

WI Daily: Milwaukee County Has Fallen to 9th Worst All-Time COVID Outbreak
WI Daily

Milwaukee County Has Fallen to 9th Worst All-Time COVID Outbreak

Wisconsin's most populous county long had the worst per-capita outbreak.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Wisconsin Center Gives Final Approval for $420 Million Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Wisconsin Center Gives Final Approval for $420 Million Expansion

District will issue bonds this year in order to complete expansion in 2024.

Absentee Ballots Again Must Arrive By Election Day

Absentee Ballots Again Must Arrive By Election Day

Also, court rules that poll workers also must come from the county they vote in.

WI Daily: 3,132 New COVID-19 Cases, A New Record
WI Daily

3,132 New COVID-19 Cases, A New Record

The number of people actively hospitalized sets another record.

Milwaukee Enforcing Existing Capacity Restrictions Over Lower State Limits

Milwaukee Enforcing Existing Capacity Restrictions Over Lower State Limits

Health Department determines its order is more restrictive, superseding blanket 25% restriction.

Law Enforcement, Protesters Play Cat-Mouse Game After Mensah Decision

Law Enforcement, Protesters Play Cat-Mouse Game After Mensah Decision

March from Downtown to Mayfair Mall blocked repeatedly by National Guard, Sheriffs, Police.

District Attorney Won’t Charge Tosa Police Officer

District Attorney Won’t Charge Tosa Police Officer

Chisholm declines. But investigator hired by Wauwatosa recommends officer be fired.

Inside Milwaukee’s Election Preparation Effort

Inside Milwaukee’s Election Preparation Effort

Election Commission shows off voting equipment, ballot prep and other intricacies.

WI Daily: “This Is Going To Get Worse Before It Gets Better” Says Top Health Official
WI Daily

“This Is Going To Get Worse Before It Gets Better” Says Top Health Official

New records for actively hospitalized and newly admitted.

Officials Prepping State Fair Park Care Facility

Officials Prepping State Fair Park Care Facility

Hospitalization surge in COVID cases pushes northeast Wisconsin hospitals to their limits.

Visual Art: Shepard Fairey Mural Going Up Downtown
Visual Art

Shepard Fairey Mural Going Up Downtown

Artist known for Obama 'Hope' image will create voting rights mural on downtown building.

WI Daily: 853 Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations, New Record
WI Daily

853 Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations, New Record

Outstate counties overtaking Milwaukee's outbreak both in recent weeks and all-time totals.

Evers Restricts Bar, Restaurant Capacity

Evers Restricts Bar, Restaurant Capacity

All public, indoor facilities cannot exceed 25% of capacity. Order runs through November 6th.

No Early Voting at Miller Park, Fiserv Forum

No Early Voting at Miller Park, Fiserv Forum

City fears legal challenges of sites not approved at June emergency meeting.

3 New COVID-19 Test Sites Include Miller Park

3 New COVID-19 Test Sites Include Miller Park

City opening new ones as National Guard testing sites will close October 17th.

City’s Ballot Boxes Getting Heavy Use

City’s Ballot Boxes Getting Heavy Use

The 15 drop boxes for early voting getting heavy use. Poll worker recruitment going well.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Local Groups Hosting National Urbanism Conference
Eyes on Milwaukee

Local Groups Hosting National Urbanism Conference

NEWaukee and NAIOP Wisconsin sponsoring conference on creative urbanism.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 127% In Three Weeks
WI Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 127% In Three Weeks

Active hospitalizations set a record high for third day in a row,

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the Huron Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the Huron Building

Milwaukee's newest office building opens, mixing old with new, Downtown with Third Ward.

City Hall: Can Recycling Improve Racial Equity?
City Hall

Can Recycling Improve Racial Equity?

Aldermen want recycling contract with a city-based business to create jobs for residents.

Plats and Parcels: New Apartment Buildings Lower Nearby Rents
Plats and Parcels

New Apartment Buildings Lower Nearby Rents

Study finds new buildings aren't the cause of gentrification and instead limit its effects.

Friday Photos: Third Ward Lofts Rise
Friday Photos

Third Ward Lofts Rise

Electrically-charged development takes shape on border between Downtown and Third Ward

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Water Trail Guides The Way in Walker’s Point
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Water Trail Guides The Way in Walker’s Point

Painted trail is the first phase of project designed to link water-related amenities.

President Trump Announces He Tested Positive for COVID-19

President Trump Announces He Tested Positive for COVID-19

President and First Lady both test positive for disease, announce White House quarantine.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Street Car Flats Moving Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Street Car Flats Moving Forward

New apartments to be created from 96-year-old office building.

WI Daily: October Starts With Single-Day COVID-19 Case Record
WI Daily

October Starts With Single-Day COVID-19 Case Record

Wisconsin's COVID-19 surge shows no signs of slowing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hmong American Peace Academy Leaders Celebrate New Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hmong American Peace Academy Leaders Celebrate New Building

New high school will serve growing charter school on city's northwest side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Commission Adopts Mural Guidelines
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Commission Adopts Mural Guidelines

Guidelines would prohibit murals on historic buildings on all but the least seen sides.

City Hall: Scooters Could Return to Milwaukee
City Hall

Scooters Could Return to Milwaukee

Could return in 2021. In 2019, 350,130 rides taken, with 67 crashes.

WI Daily: Record One-Day COVID-19 Death Total in Wisconsin
WI Daily

Record One-Day COVID-19 Death Total in Wisconsin

Active and new hospitalizations climb to new record highs

City Hall: Night Parking Rules a Tax on the Poor?
City Hall

Night Parking Rules a Tax on the Poor?

Or good public policy? Reinstating night parking is a $13 million question for city.

National Guard Won’t Staff City Testing Sites

National Guard Won’t Staff City Testing Sites

Guard being reassigned to other areas of state, local staff will replace them.

Ramirez Will Paint New Mural at Marquette

Ramirez Will Paint New Mural at Marquette

Focused on diversity and racial equity, mural will be located in middle of campus.

WI Daily: One Out of 50 Wisconsin Residents Has Tested Positive for COVID-19
WI Daily

One Out of 50 Wisconsin Residents Has Tested Positive for COVID-19

Active hospitalizations hit another record high.

Transportation: Be a Pace Car, Fight Reckless Driving
Transportation

Be a Pace Car, Fight Reckless Driving

New program aims to save lives by getting people to pledge to drive the speed limit.

WI Daily: Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations Double in September
WI Daily

Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations Double in September

One in 50 Wisconsin residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Hotel for 124th and Bradley
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Hotel for 124th and Bradley

City envisions hotel on vacant site near Sam's Club and Woodman's

WI Daily: 2,217 New Cases, 571 Actively Hospitalized
WI Daily

2,217 New Cases, 571 Actively Hospitalized

Positive case rate continues to climb upward.

Plats and Parcels: Milwaukee Seeing Population Growth Amidst Pandemic
Plats and Parcels

Milwaukee Seeing Population Growth Amidst Pandemic

Study shows city fourth in nation for migration rate increase.

WI Daily: 2,817 New COVID-19 Cases, A New High
WI Daily

2,817 New COVID-19 Cases, A New High

One-day record has jumped 152 percent in September. Active hospitalizations hit new high.

Friday Photos: Foundation Work Underway for World’s Tallest Timber Tower
Friday Photos

Foundation Work Underway for World’s Tallest Timber Tower

Before Ascent goes up, it has to go down.

WI Daily: Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations Jump 59% This Week To New Record
WI Daily

Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations Jump 59% This Week To New Record

Wisconsin's record COVID-19 caseload is leading to a record number of hospitalizations.

WI Daily: Every Age Group But 18-24 Year Olds Has Increasing COVID-19 Spread
WI Daily

Every Age Group But 18-24 Year Olds Has Increasing COVID-19 Spread

Active hospitalizations, already at an all-time high, keep going up.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Johnson Financial Group Moving To Top of Downtown Office Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Johnson Financial Group Moving To Top of Downtown Office Tower

The latest move in a downtown office space shuffle.

Hoan Bridge Lights Tested Before October 22nd Unveiling

Hoan Bridge Lights Tested Before October 22nd Unveiling

See our photos of a "basic test" of light functionality.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MATC Creating Campus Gateway, Demolishing Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

MATC Creating Campus Gateway, Demolishing Building

College will better integrate with The Brewery District, Deer District.

WI Daily: Active Hospitalizations Cross 500 For First Time
WI Daily

Active Hospitalizations Cross 500 For First Time

Cases hit an all-time high in early September, now hospitalizations are catching up.

Transportation: Second Daily Train to Twin Cities Moving Forward
Transportation

Second Daily Train to Twin Cities Moving Forward

Minnesota officials say federal grant will be awarded to advance project.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MU Seeks Downtown Mixed-Use Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

MU Seeks Downtown Mixed-Use Project

Marquette University requests rezoning for possible development on 7-acre Westown site.

WI Daily: Record Number of People Hospitalized with COVID-19
WI Daily

Record Number of People Hospitalized with COVID-19

Cases hit an all-time high in early September, now hospitalizations are catching up.

Have You Made Your Voting Plan?

Have You Made Your Voting Plan?

City uses Voter Registration Day to encourage people to prepare for November election.

Attorney General Barr Announces Drug Ring Bust in Milwaukee

Attorney General Barr Announces Drug Ring Bust in Milwaukee

26 suspects charged in alleged network running from city's South Side to California.

City Hall: Milwaukee’s Bond Rating Cut Two Levels
City Hall

Milwaukee’s Bond Rating Cut Two Levels

Change in rating by S&P Global will raise cost to borrow money, add to city's budget woes.

Evers Declares New Health Emergency, Extends Mask Mandate

Evers Declares New Health Emergency, Extends Mask Mandate

Scheduled to expire September 28th, mandate now runs to November 21st.

City Hall: Barrett Budget Proposal Cuts 120 Police
City Hall

Barrett Budget Proposal Cuts 120 Police

And makes other cuts. City's fiscal challenges exacerbated by pandemic.

WI Daily: Hospitalizations Reach Highest Point Since Early April
WI Daily

Hospitalizations Reach Highest Point Since Early April

Threshold crossed as state sees record surge in cases.

Best Of Doors Open: Milwaukee’s Secret Model Railroad Club
Best Of Doors Open

Milwaukee’s Secret Model Railroad Club

Historic club has been hidden in a former train station under an active rail line for 84 years.

Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes Wants You To Fill Out Census

Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes Wants You To Fill Out Census

Failure to do so will cost $13,000 per resident in next decade. Deadline is September 30th.

City Hall: City Made $8.6 Million Debt Mistake
City Hall

City Made $8.6 Million Debt Mistake

Past Comptroller blamed. Mistake equivalent to all the salaries of health department staff.

WI Daily: Over 100,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Contracted COVID-19
WI Daily

Over 100,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Contracted COVID-19

Threshold crossed as state sees record surge in cases.

Plats and Parcels: Marcus Center Begins Redevelopment
Plats and Parcels

Marcus Center Begins Redevelopment

First phase calls for overhaul of Uihlein Hall, live-streaming technology and revamping grounds.

WI Daily: Brown County Has Worst COVID-19 Outbreak in Wisconsin
WI Daily

Brown County Has Worst COVID-19 Outbreak in Wisconsin

County last had worst outbreak on June 3rd.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vliet Street Oasis Opens on Near West Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vliet Street Oasis Opens on Near West Side

Vacant lot converted to fresh produce market and pocket park

Friday Photos: The Building With A Ship Underneath
Friday Photos

The Building With A Ship Underneath

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

WI Daily: 2,533 Cases, 25% Jump To New Record
WI Daily

2,533 Cases, 25% Jump To New Record

Totals just keep climbing higher as cases surge at university campuses across Wisconsin.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Building Being Demolished
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Building Being Demolished

Building from 1885 was once planned for indoor-outdoor bar concept.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Admiral’s Wharf Project Targeting December Groundbreaking
Eyes on Milwaukee

Admiral’s Wharf Project Targeting December Groundbreaking

RACM approves $1.5 million loan for environmental cleanup.

WI Daily: Over 2,000 New Cases For The First Time
WI Daily

Over 2,000 New Cases For The First Time

9,865 cases in the past seven days, a record high.

Transportation: City Advancing 26-Station Bublr Bikes Expansion
Transportation

City Advancing 26-Station Bublr Bikes Expansion

Federal grant funding new bike sharing stations. See where.

Be Patriotic, Get Your Flu Shot

Be Patriotic, Get Your Flu Shot

Mayor and Health Commissioner get their immunization, encourage others to do the same.

WI Daily: Only One Wisconsin County Has a Shrinking COVID-19 Spread
WI Daily

Only One Wisconsin County Has a Shrinking COVID-19 Spread

Even counties without college dorms are seeing case surges.

Eyes on Milwaukee: South Side Tanning Company Expanding
Eyes on Milwaukee

South Side Tanning Company Expanding

Law Tanning buying tax delinquent building for storage of specialty leather products.

Hours Cut at City’s Free COVID Test Sites

Hours Cut at City’s Free COVID Test Sites

Two sites closing earlier because sun setting earlier as fall approaches.

City Hall: How Much Did DNC Cost Milwaukee?
City Hall

How Much Did DNC Cost Milwaukee?

Audit pending. Officials hope all security costs of convention are reimbursed by federal government.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Cases Declining In Every Age Group Except 18-24
WI Daily

COVID-19 Cases Declining In Every Age Group Except 18-24

But seven-day case total is at an all-time high.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mixed-Use Project Planned for Bay View
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mixed-Use Project Planned for Bay View

Bear Development files application scant on details for site on Becher and First streets.

Eyes on Milwaukee: See The Hoan Bridge Lights Installation
Eyes on Milwaukee

See The Hoan Bridge Lights Installation

Organizers get their first hands-on tour, some 2,600 lights installed.

City Hall: City Election Drop Boxes Are Temporary
City Hall

City Election Drop Boxes Are Temporary

Permanent drop boxes "built like a tank" are coming, but delayed by wildfire.

City Hall: Assessor Wants No Assessments in 2021
City Hall

Assessor Wants No Assessments in 2021

Proposal would freeze property values for two years.

WI Daily: 771 New Cases, Seven-Day Total Keeps Climbing
WI Daily

771 New Cases, Seven-Day Total Keeps Climbing

Positive case rate continues its upward trend.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Milwaukee’s Newest Event Venue
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Milwaukee’s Newest Event Venue

Former St. James Episcopal Church, built on Wisconsin Ave. in 1868, becomes unique space.

WI Daily: Third COVID-19 Case Record In 10 Days
WI Daily

Third COVID-19 Case Record In 10 Days

One-day record positive case rate over 20 percent continues push of seven- and 14-day averages to new highs.

Plats and Parcels: BMO Tower Officially Opens
Plats and Parcels

BMO Tower Officially Opens

Ceremony was delayed following water main break and then pandemic.

WI Daily: Highest Three-Day COVID-19 Total Since Pandemic Began
WI Daily

Highest Three-Day COVID-19 Total Since Pandemic Began

Cases continue to climb across the state, while Milwaukee's growth rate stabilizes.

Transportation: City Improving Kinnickinnic River Trail Access
Transportation

City Improving Kinnickinnic River Trail Access

Federal project will improve on-street access to off-street trail.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Cases At All-Time High, Testing At Three-Month Low
WI Daily

COVID-19 Cases At All-Time High, Testing At Three-Month Low

Hospitalizations trending upward.

Friday Photos: Flood Delays Opening of Bradley Symphony Center
Friday Photos

Flood Delays Opening of Bradley Symphony Center

MSO converts to virtual season, plans to open building in January.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Public Museum Announces New Location Near Fiserv Forum
Eyes on Milwaukee

Public Museum Announces New Location Near Fiserv Forum

Museum aims to buy three parcels at northeast corner of N. 6th St. and W. McKinley Ave.

WI Daily: Wisconsin Posts Record High 1,547 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

Wisconsin Posts Record High 1,547 New COVID-19 Cases

Just misses setting a one-day positive case rate record.

City Hall: 120 Officer Cut May Be Just The Beginning
City Hall

120 Officer Cut May Be Just The Beginning

The Milwaukee Police Department will have fewer officers in 2021, but the question is how many?

Eyes on Milwaukee: $85 Million Bronzeville Project Now “ThriveOn Collaboration”
Eyes on Milwaukee

$85 Million Bronzeville Project Now “ThriveOn Collaboration”

Project on track to open in early 2022.

City Hall: Milwaukee Debuts New Ballot Drop Boxes
City Hall

Milwaukee Debuts New Ballot Drop Boxes

Approximately 150,000 people expected to vote absentee.

Support Urban Milwaukee For Just $1

Support Urban Milwaukee For Just $1

Become a monthly member for $1 for the first month.

WI Daily: Milwaukee County Now Has 34th Worst COVID-19 Outbreak
WI Daily

Milwaukee County Now Has 34th Worst COVID-19 Outbreak

Fastest growing outbreak centered on Fox Valley, northeastern corner of Wisconsin.

Neighborhood Festivals Become Porch Parades

Neighborhood Festivals Become Porch Parades

Bay View and Silver City will play host to socially-distant parades this weekend.

Film: Drive-In Movies Kick Off Film Festival
Film

Drive-In Movies Kick Off Film Festival

Second annual Minority Health Film Festival is all virtual, other than Downtown drive-in event.

Eyes on Milwaukee: High-End Hotel Planned Across From Fiserv Forum
Eyes on Milwaukee

High-End Hotel Planned Across From Fiserv Forum

Bucks and partners hope to break ground in 2021.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A Future Vision for Villard Avenue
Eyes on Milwaukee

A Future Vision for Villard Avenue

Plans call for protected bike lanes, new park, food halls and pet-friendly beer garden.

WI Daily: Positive Case Rate Highest Since March 14th
WI Daily

Positive Case Rate Highest Since March 14th

717 of 4,083 tested -- or 17.6% -- were positive, a new single day high.

City Hall: Health Commissioner Says She Faced Racism, Sexism
City Hall

Health Commissioner Says She Faced Racism, Sexism

"A constant power struggle from Day One," says outgoing commissioner Jeanette Kowalik.

WI Daily: 567 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

567 New COVID-19 Cases

Positive case rate continues to climb.

Plats and Parcels: Mandel Plans To Redevelop Former La Fuente Site
Plats and Parcels

Mandel Plans To Redevelop Former La Fuente Site

Apartment building is second project proposed for S. 5th St. in recent months.

WI Daily: State Sees Record Percentage of Positive COVID-19 Tests
WI Daily

State Sees Record Percentage of Positive COVID-19 Tests

Testing continues to fall, but now positive cases are rising.

WI Daily: 946 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

946 New COVID-19 Cases

Cases are climbing while testing is falling.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Couture Developer Applies For Federal Loan Guarantee
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Couture Developer Applies For Federal Loan Guarantee

Barrett Lo claims it has raised necessary funding to access critical guarantee.

WI Daily: Record COVID-19 Cases As a Result of Reporting Fix
WI Daily

Record COVID-19 Cases As a Result of Reporting Fix

Positive case rate, a measure of if enough testing is being done, continues to climb.

Visual Art: See All of Downtown Milwaukee’s New Murals
Visual Art

See All of Downtown Milwaukee’s New Murals

From otters to activists, Milwaukee is awash in new public art.

Friday Photos: Construction Underway on Largest New Urban Manufacturing Plant in US
Friday Photos

Construction Underway on Largest New Urban Manufacturing Plant in US

Komatsu Mining building $285 million manufacturing and office complex in Harbor District.

WI Daily: “We’re Not Doing Enough Tests” Says State Disease Expert
WI Daily

“We’re Not Doing Enough Tests” Says State Disease Expert

"I think it's very safe to say that we're not doing enough tests," says Dr. Ryan Westergaard.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mount Mary, Partners Hold Groundbreaking for Trinity Woods
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mount Mary, Partners Hold Groundbreaking for Trinity Woods

Seniors, students, religious sisters and children will all live under same roof.

City Hall: All Parking Regulations Resume September 14th
City Hall

All Parking Regulations Resume September 14th

Enforcement of most regulations was suspended in March amid pandemic.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Testing Continues to Fall
WI Daily

COVID-19 Testing Continues to Fall

But cases aren't falling as fast.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the KinetiK Apartments in Bay View
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the KinetiK Apartments in Bay View

New, uniquely-shaped apartment building is about "play" and "joy" -- and views.

City Hall: City Expands Program To Fight Overdoses
City Hall

City Expands Program To Fight Overdoses

Housed in fire department, the MORI program aims to reduce drug addiction, overdoses.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Public Museum, Betty Brinn to Share New Facility
Eyes on Milwaukee

Public Museum, Betty Brinn to Share New Facility

Not a merger but housing natural history and children's museums in one brand new facility.

City Hall: Health Commissioner Kowalik Resigns
City Hall

Health Commissioner Kowalik Resigns

Led the department's turnaround after lead crisis. Will take Washington D.C. job.

WI Daily: Positive COVID-19 Case Rate Continues Upward Climb
WI Daily

Positive COVID-19 Case Rate Continues Upward Climb

Rate is at its highest point since early May and continues to climb.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Despite Pandemic, City Rents Increasing
Eyes on Milwaukee

Despite Pandemic, City Rents Increasing

Rents falling across much of the country, but not in Milwaukee, report shows.

Transportation: How Is City Doing on Complete Streets?
Transportation

How Is City Doing on Complete Streets?

New report analyzes ongoing program, establishes benchmarks for future progress.

WI Daily: 22,663 COVID-19 Cases in August, 188 Deaths
WI Daily

22,663 COVID-19 Cases in August, 188 Deaths

How does that compare to June and July?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Begins On World’s Tallest Timber Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Begins On World’s Tallest Timber Tower

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

Miller Park, Fiserv Forum Will Be Early Voting Sites

Miller Park, Fiserv Forum Will Be Early Voting Sites

Pro sports facilities will serve as two of the city's 18 early voting sites.

WI Daily: 537 New COVID-19 Cases From 5,099 Tests
WI Daily

537 New COVID-19 Cases From 5,099 Tests

Active hospitalizations climb to 287, but still near 30-day low.

Plats and Parcels: New Land Plans Walker’s Point Project
Plats and Parcels

New Land Plans Walker’s Point Project

Plus: Community boatyard renovated + a roundup of the week's real estate news.

WI Daily: 819 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

819 New COVID-19 Cases

Hospitalizations continue to drop.

Frank Nitty Leads March from Milwaukee to Washington D.C.

Frank Nitty Leads March from Milwaukee to Washington D.C.

750-mile march ends with Nitty speaking at rally on steps of Lincoln Memorial in front of thousands. Blake, Acevedo, Hamilton families also present.

Friday Photos: National Block Apartments Will Have Event Venue, Basement Bar
Friday Photos

National Block Apartments Will Have Event Venue, Basement Bar

Walker's Point building was once condemned, now another sign of rebirth of S. 5th St.

WI Daily: 821 New Cases, Positive Case Rate Rising
WI Daily

821 New Cases, Positive Case Rate Rising

Hospitalizations up day-over-day, but down from a week ago.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Victory Over Violence Park Being Reinvigorated
Eyes on Milwaukee

Victory Over Violence Park Being Reinvigorated

Stage, game tables and other aesthetic improvements for Bronzeville park.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 4-Unit Building Would Replace Fire-Damaged Home on Downer Ave
Eyes on Milwaukee

4-Unit Building Would Replace Fire-Damaged Home on Downer Ave

New owner of commercial corridor would build townhomes at E. Park Pl.

City Hall: Budget Testimony Includes Repeated Ask For $75 Million Police Cut
City Hall

Budget Testimony Includes Repeated Ask For $75 Million Police Cut

Two-thirds of those that testified at preliminary budget hearing want funds to go towards health, housing.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Testing Climbing Again, As Are Cases
WI Daily

COVID-19 Testing Climbing Again, As Are Cases

Active hospitalizations hit 30-day low.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Doors Open 2020 Will Be Virtual Event
Eyes on Milwaukee

Doors Open 2020 Will Be Virtual Event

Pandemic alters form of popular event that provides inside look at over 100 city buildings.

WI Daily: Milwaukee County Now Has 13th Worst COVID-19 Spread
WI Daily

Milwaukee County Now Has 13th Worst COVID-19 Spread

Washington and Waukesha still lead Milwaukee over past two weeks. Iron County worst in state and now second worst all time.

Bucks Boycott Game, Response to Jacob Blake Shooting

Bucks Boycott Game, Response to Jacob Blake Shooting

Team's playoff game called off. "Police department has to change," says a player.

UWM Professor Wins Fulbright Award

UWM Professor Wins Fulbright Award

Architecture Prof Arijit Sen, who works with students on research of overlooked neighborhoods, will travel to India.

Get Your DNC Memorabilia

Get Your DNC Memorabilia

Bobbleheads and buttons from the convention that wasn't.

WI Daily: Wisconsin Has Higher COVID-19 Positive Case Rate Than Milwaukee
WI Daily

Wisconsin Has Higher COVID-19 Positive Case Rate Than Milwaukee

Long the state leader, Milwaukee County appears to be suppressing disease spread.

Stream MANDI Awards Thursday, Vote Now

Stream MANDI Awards Thursday, Vote Now

"Academy Awards of Milwaukee" goes virtual, honors groups making positive impact.

Lawsuit Challenges Evers Mask Mandate

Lawsuit Challenges Evers Mask Mandate

Conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty challenges governor's emergency health order.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Michael Emem’s Rising Real Estate Career
Eyes on Milwaukee

Michael Emem’s Rising Real Estate Career

From drawing homes in high school to building them across the city.

WI Daily: Lowest New COVID-19 Case Total Since June 29th
WI Daily

Lowest New COVID-19 Case Total Since June 29th

But assessing state's progress in fighting COVID-19 remains elusive for now.

City Hall: Budget Process Kicks Off On Wednesday
City Hall

Budget Process Kicks Off On Wednesday

Virtual hearing Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mayor will outline city's financial situation.

WI Daily: Lowest COVID-19 Testing Total Since June 1st
WI Daily

Lowest COVID-19 Testing Total Since June 1st

The number of people being tested for the first time continues to decline.

Plats and Parcels: Spec Industrial Building Planned for Granville
Plats and Parcels

Spec Industrial Building Planned for Granville

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

WI Daily: 950 New Cases As Testing Falls 39%
WI Daily

950 New Cases As Testing Falls 39%

Saturday's results reflect highest case total when less than 10,000 tests were reported.

Green Party Denied Ballot Access For Now

Green Party Denied Ballot Access For Now

Bipartisan state Election Commission deadlocks on issue with nominating papers.

Friday Photos: Employee-Owned Firm Builds New HQ
Friday Photos

Employee-Owned Firm Builds New HQ

Western Building Products' new facility nears completion.

WI Daily: 826 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

826 New COVID-19 Cases

Positive case rate on a sustained upward trend as testing falls.

City Hall: Morales Starts Process To Sue City
City Hall

Morales Starts Process To Sue City

Chief filed to retire on August 12th

DNC: Last Night Brings Little Exposure for Milwaukee
DNC

Last Night Brings Little Exposure for Milwaukee

Tammy Baldwin and Tom Perez are only Milwaukee speakers Thursday.

WI Daily: Waukesha, Washington Counties Have Faster COVID-19 Spreads Than Milwaukee
WI Daily

Waukesha, Washington Counties Have Faster COVID-19 Spreads Than Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Racine, Ozaukee counties all see declining spreads, Waukesha and Washington accelerating.

Kanye West Booted From Wisconsin Ballot

Kanye West Booted From Wisconsin Ballot

Commission votes 5-1 to reject candidacy on basis West's filing was late. Legal challenge possible.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Work Starting Soon on McKinley School Redevelopment
Eyes on Milwaukee

Work Starting Soon on McKinley School Redevelopment

$1.1 million environmental cleanup comes first for fire-damaged school.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Buy A Brick at Pompeii Square
Eyes on Milwaukee

Buy A Brick at Pompeii Square

Downtown plaza that honors demolished church being redeveloped.

DNC: With A “Holy Mackerel” Tony Evers Kicks Off DNC
DNC

With A “Holy Mackerel” Tony Evers Kicks Off DNC

Evers says Biden will bring civility, respect, empathy and kindness to White House.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Testing Falling Twice As Fast As Cases
WI Daily

COVID-19 Testing Falling Twice As Fast As Cases

663 new cases, 8 deaths.

Former Milwaukeean Running for Vice President

Former Milwaukeean Running for Vice President

Angela Walker is VP nominee for Green Party, but might not get on Wisconsin ballot.

Election Staff Recommends Denying West’s Presidential Run

Election Staff Recommends Denying West’s Presidential Run

Nomination papers turned in several minutes late, staff note. State Elections Commission board votes on matter Thursday.

Who Wants To Design Downtown’s Largest Mural?

Who Wants To Design Downtown’s Largest Mural?

Milwaukee Downtown looking for the mural that makes Milwaukee famous.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Testing Continues to Fall Faster Than New Case Rate
WI Daily

COVID-19 Testing Continues to Fall Faster Than New Case Rate

13 deaths reported Tuesday.

DNC: Mayor Gives Welcome Remarks On Night Two
DNC

Mayor Gives Welcome Remarks On Night Two

"These are not conventional times," says Barrett in opening convention proceedings.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Was This Bay View House Historic?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Was This Bay View House Historic?

Now-demolished structure on Shore Dr. dated back to 1872. Was it worth saving?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Couple Opens Medical Training Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

Couple Opens Medical Training Center

Former MPS facility at 69th and Appleton becomes Standard of Excellence training center for entry-level medical jobs.

Transportation: The Hop Now Wears a Mask
Transportation

The Hop Now Wears a Mask

"Spread the word, not the virus" is message in new rolling mask billboard.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Associated Bank Upgrading Riverwalk
Eyes on Milwaukee

Associated Bank Upgrading Riverwalk

New indoor-outdoor private space planned alongside rehabilitated riverwalk.

WI Daily: 455 New Cases, No Deaths
WI Daily

455 New Cases, No Deaths

Monday data release often has lowest reported totals of the week, August 17th is no exception.

DNC: Gwen Moore Gives 90 Second Convention Speech
DNC

Gwen Moore Gives 90 Second Convention Speech

Moore, first Wisconsin politician to speak, delivers high-energy speech.

DNC Security Costs Down 50 Percent

DNC Security Costs Down 50 Percent

Event will cost $20 to $25 million to secure, feds will reimburse city.

City Hall: You Can Help City Balance Its Budget
City Hall

You Can Help City Balance Its Budget

Residents can take survey, use simulation tool to fix $53 million structural deficit.

Plats and Parcels: Madison Is Worth More Than Milwaukee
Plats and Parcels

Madison Is Worth More Than Milwaukee

With less than half the residents, Madison property is worth more than $1.5 billion more.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Spread Accelerating In Wisconsin Teenagers
WI Daily

COVID-19 Spread Accelerating In Wisconsin Teenagers

Percentage of individuals under 19 that have contracted disease has increased every month this summer.

WI Daily: 829 New Cases, 13 Deaths
WI Daily

829 New Cases, 13 Deaths

Hospitalizations hold steady

New Chart Shows Wisconsin’s True COVID-19 Testing Utilization

New Chart Shows Wisconsin’s True COVID-19 Testing Utilization

Daily figures from DHS have filtered out duplicates, repeats.

Friday Photos: Hmong High School Rises on Northwest Side
Friday Photos

Hmong High School Rises on Northwest Side

$30 million project represents latest expansion for well-regarded charter school.

WI Daily: Over 1,000 New Cases, But Active Hospitalizations Drop
WI Daily

Over 1,000 New Cases, But Active Hospitalizations Drop

Testing continues to sag.

When Will Milwaukee’s Presidential Election Results Come In?

When Will Milwaukee’s Presidential Election Results Come In?

The primary had voters waiting until 2:30 a.m. Next race could have three times the ballots.

UWM Professor Studying How To Improve Pandemic Communication

UWM Professor Studying How To Improve Pandemic Communication

Researchers want to provide media and educators suggestions on how to better communicate health information.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Testing Hits Month Low
WI Daily

COVID-19 Testing Hits Month Low

943 new cases reported Thursday.

Transportation: MCTS Wins $3 Million Federal Grant
Transportation

MCTS Wins $3 Million Federal Grant

Grant will pay for a less exciting part of running a transit system - repairing a maintenance facility.

Protest Day 75: Frank Nitty, Tory Lowe Arrested Marching in Rural Indiana
Protest Day 75

Frank Nitty, Tory Lowe Arrested Marching in Rural Indiana

Group from Milwaukee is marching to Washington DC.

Nine Election Takeaways

Nine Election Takeaways

Big turnout, delayed votes, new faces in the Assembly and the Constitution Party.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Spreading Faster in Waukesha County Than Milwaukee
WI Daily

COVID-19 Spreading Faster in Waukesha County Than Milwaukee

As Milwaukee slows, the suburban cases grow.

WI Daily: Over 1,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Died From COVID-19
WI Daily

Over 1,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Died From COVID-19

Wisconsin's death rate is 14th lowest in country.

City Trails on Census As Trump Shortens Deadline

City Trails on Census As Trump Shortens Deadline

City way behind state, nation in response as Trump cuts back time for door-to-door census.

Democrats Release List of DNC Speakers

Democrats Release List of DNC Speakers

Big names like Obama, Sanders, Clinton to speak virtually, state pols like Evers, Baldwin to orate in person.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Jump To 74-Day High
WI Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Jump To 74-Day High

No new deaths, state total at 998.

Protest Day 73: Bowen Says Officer Mensah Fired The Gun
Protest Day 73

Bowen Says Officer Mensah Fired The Gun

Rep. Bowen disputes police account, says Mensah, not protestors, fired gun at officer's house.

City Poised for Record Turnout in Primary

City Poised for Record Turnout in Primary

More absentee ballots requested than the total vote in any fall primary in two decades.

DNC-Timed Art Installation Covers Downtown

DNC-Timed Art Installation Covers Downtown

Work by local artists highlights democracy for convention, though delegates won't attend.

City Hall: Milwaukee Ends Compost Program
City Hall

Milwaukee Ends Compost Program

As recently as February the city was planning to greatly expand it.

After the Fire: We’re Still Here, and Growing
After the Fire

We’re Still Here, and Growing

Two months after fire destroys Urban Milwaukee offices, publication has its members to thank for rebound.

WI Daily: 5,000 Wisconsin Residents Hospitalized Because of COVID-19
WI Daily

5,000 Wisconsin Residents Hospitalized Because of COVID-19

But only 352 currently.

Plats and Parcels: Asian Market Plans Expansion
Plats and Parcels

Asian Market Plans Expansion

New owners chart big future for 5XEN Super Asian Market.

WI Daily: New One-Day COVID-19 Case Record
WI Daily

New One-Day COVID-19 Case Record

Ventilator usage near a pandemic high, but no shortage of capacity.

Friday Photos: Downtown Hotels Moving Forward
Friday Photos

Downtown Hotels Moving Forward

Construction near the finish line for trio of new hotels.

WEDC, Milwaukee Downtown Tout “We’re All In” Safety Campaign

WEDC, Milwaukee Downtown Tout “We’re All In” Safety Campaign

Saying COVID-19 is not a political issue, leaders want individuals to support businesses with safe practices.

WI Daily: One in 100 Wisconsin Residents Have Tested Positive For COVID-19
WI Daily

One in 100 Wisconsin Residents Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

State testing data shows state hits threshold for first time. Milwaukee County is greater than one in 50.

Viewaukee Provides Look at Milwaukee’s History

Viewaukee Provides Look at Milwaukee’s History

10 tower viewers provide historic Milwaukee views.

WI Daily: Wisconsin On COVID-19 Testing Surge
WI Daily

Wisconsin On COVID-19 Testing Surge

Over 17,000 tests for three days in a row.

Police Chief Alfonso Morales Demoted

Police Chief Alfonso Morales Demoted

Accused of unbecoming behavior and lying. Morales' attorney says it's a ploy to distract from problems at commission.

Vote August 11th: Candidate List and Election Guide
Vote August 11th

Candidate List and Election Guide

Long list of candidates, but ballots will be short for most Milwaukeeans.

Eyes on Milwaukee: See Inside The Oriental Theatre Overhaul
Eyes on Milwaukee

See Inside The Oriental Theatre Overhaul

Milwaukee Film taking full advantage of pandemic to accelerate renovations.

Eyes on Milwaukee: DeLong, Michels Making Large Investments In Port
Eyes on Milwaukee

DeLong, Michels Making Large Investments In Port

New buildings, new jobs, new leases for port.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Slowing in Milwaukee County, Increasing Statewide
WI Daily

COVID-19 Slowing in Milwaukee County, Increasing Statewide

Milwaukee County still has fourth largest per capita spread in state, but it's down 29 percent.

Foundation Allocates $30 Million To Equitable COVID-19 Business Recovery

Foundation Allocates $30 Million To Equitable COVID-19 Business Recovery

GMF advancing its impact investing model to much larger scale.

Barrett Disappointed Biden Won’t Attend DNC

Barrett Disappointed Biden Won’t Attend DNC

The biggest party in Democratic politics may be nothing more than a local get-together.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Schlitz Park Being Renovated
Eyes on Milwaukee

Schlitz Park Being Renovated

New owners making improvements to historic office complex, including new Brown Bottle restaurant, plaza.

MPD Defends Tear Gas Use In New Video

MPD Defends Tear Gas Use In New Video

Video released as part of complying with 11 directives issued to Chief Alfonso Morales.

Joe Biden Won’t Travel to Milwaukee For DNC

Joe Biden Won’t Travel to Milwaukee For DNC

Party confirms Biden and VP pick will speak remotely.

Nine Businesses Receive Warnings For Violating Milwaukee Mask Mandate

Nine Businesses Receive Warnings For Violating Milwaukee Mask Mandate

Bars and restaurants generating the largest number of complaints. Fines coming next.

WI Daily: New COVID-19 Testing Record, 728 New Cases
WI Daily

New COVID-19 Testing Record, 728 New Cases

Testing continues to climb, positive case rate falling, but state still recording large numbers of new cases.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Container Bar Planned for Bradford Beach
Eyes on Milwaukee

Container Bar Planned for Bradford Beach

But Historic Preservation Commission gives it only partial approval.

City Hall: Will Chief Morales Sue The City If He’s Fired?
City Hall

Will Chief Morales Sue The City If He’s Fired?

Chief's attorney doesn't rule it out. Morales addresses media during press club event.

WI Daily: Lowest COVID-19 Case Total In a Month
WI Daily

Lowest COVID-19 Case Total In a Month

Testing continues to trend upward.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Commission Rejects Voting Rights Mural
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Commission Rejects Voting Rights Mural

Without debating content or artist, commission finds mural needs to wait for guidelines to be approved.

COVID-19 Testing Quick and Easy At National Guard Sites

COVID-19 Testing Quick and Easy At National Guard Sites

Free testing sites now offer preregistration, emailed results.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City’s Top Preservation Group Hires New Leader
Eyes on Milwaukee

City’s Top Preservation Group Hires New Leader

Jeremy Ebersole will lead Milwaukee Preservation Alliance.

Plats and Parcels: Mount Mary Begins Work on Trinity Woods Development
Plats and Parcels

Mount Mary Begins Work on Trinity Woods Development

Intergenerational-housing complex provides spaces for students with kids to seniors.

WI Daily: 957 New Cases, Only One Death
WI Daily

957 New Cases, Only One Death

Data released Sunday largely mirrors that released last Sunday.

WI Daily: Second-Highest COVID-19 New Case Total
WI Daily

Second-Highest COVID-19 New Case Total

Daily death total trending upward

WI Daily: One In Every 50 Milwaukee County Residents Has Tested Positive For COVID-19
WI Daily

One In Every 50 Milwaukee County Residents Has Tested Positive For COVID-19

Death total reaches highest level in 50 days.

New Order Allows Milwaukee Schools To Reopen, Could Halt Indoor Dining

New Order Allows Milwaukee Schools To Reopen, Could Halt Indoor Dining

Bars and restaurants required to have safety plan by September 15th or face "capacity limits."

Transportation: City Testing Strategies To Protect Pedestrians, Slow Motorists
Transportation

City Testing Strategies To Protect Pedestrians, Slow Motorists

City extending curbs at intersections with paint, plastic posts and concrete.

Friday Photos: Walker’s Point Buildings Get New Lease on Life
Friday Photos

Walker’s Point Buildings Get New Lease on Life

Sofi Lofts taking shaping near Milwaukee River.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Brothers Bar Expansion Takes Shape
Eyes on Milwaukee

Brothers Bar Expansion Takes Shape

Water Street bar will soon span three buildings, each a century old.

WI Daily: 1,059 New Cases As Governor Announces Mask Mandate
WI Daily

1,059 New Cases As Governor Announces Mask Mandate

Second biggest testing and case day on record.

Evers Issues Statewide Mask Mandate

Evers Issues Statewide Mask Mandate

Order goes into effect August 1st.

Protest Day 62: March Honors Ernest Lacy, Died in MPD Custody in 1981
Protest Day 62

March Honors Ernest Lacy, Died in MPD Custody in 1981

62nd day of marches honor Lacy, who would have turned 62 Tuesday.

WI Daily: 870 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

870 New COVID-19 Cases

Over 700 cases in 19 of last 21 days, but positive case rate no longer climbing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Irgens Installing Highest Green Roof in City
Eyes on Milwaukee

Irgens Installing Highest Green Roof in City

Part of transformation of 52-year-old office tower.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the New Good Hope Library
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the New Good Hope Library

Years later than expected, new library is open. Was it worth the wait? Yes.

Federal “Surge” Is At Least 25 Agents

Federal “Surge” Is At Least 25 Agents

But far smaller than other cities, will not target protesters, says agent in charge.

City Hall: Assessment Commissioner Keeps His Job
City Hall

Assessment Commissioner Keeps His Job

Once expected to face a close vote, Steve Miner gets council approval on 13-2 vote.

WI Daily: 100-Day High In New COVID-19 Hospitalizations
WI Daily

100-Day High In New COVID-19 Hospitalizations

But the number of people actively hospitalized remains elusive.

City Hall: Council’s Police Reform Wish List Grows
City Hall

Council’s Police Reform Wish List Grows

Council wants still more changes, but can only request Fire & Police Commission to enact them.

City Hall: Johnson Will Lead City’s Public Library System
City Hall

Johnson Will Lead City’s Public Library System

Joan Johnson will be first Black director in the library's 142-year history.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Group Fundraising For ‘New’ State Theater
Eyes on Milwaukee

Group Fundraising For ‘New’ State Theater

$4.5 million effort for all-ages music venue in theater that once hosted AC/DC, U2 and The Police.

WI Daily: 590 New COVID-19 Cases, One Death
WI Daily

590 New COVID-19 Cases, One Death

Eighteen-day streak of over 700 new cases stops as testing falls.

Visual Art: New Sculptures Appearing Downtown
Visual Art

New Sculptures Appearing Downtown

Sculpture Milwaukee ramping up its 2020 installation.

City Hall: Milwaukee Federal Agent “Surge” Nothing New?
City Hall

Milwaukee Federal Agent “Surge” Nothing New?

Different than Portland, continues past help, Chisholm and DeSiato explain.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bay View’s Most Polarizing Home For Sale
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bay View’s Most Polarizing Home For Sale

Former Alderman Tony Zielinski selling house for $2.1 million.

Plats and Parcels: Gorman Plans Edison Middle School Redevelopment
Plats and Parcels

Gorman Plans Edison Middle School Redevelopment

Vacant for a decade, former MPS school would become apartments.

WI Daily: 957 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

957 New COVID-19 Cases

Surges taking place across the state, including Milwaukee, Waukesha and Iron counties.

City’s New ‘Dream Library’ Takes Shape

City’s New ‘Dream Library’ Takes Shape

Mural of fictional books based on suggestions from community going up on 57th and Vliet.

WI Daily: 6,385 New COVID-19 Cases, 91,270 Tests In Past Week
WI Daily

6,385 New COVID-19 Cases, 91,270 Tests In Past Week

Positive case rate appears to have stabilized, a sign that disease spread might not be accelerating.

Friday Photos: Clarke Square Apartments Open
Friday Photos

Clarke Square Apartments Open

New buildings bookend south side park, provide affordable housing.

WI Daily: Wisconsin Sets COVID-19 Testing Record, 1,018 New Cases
WI Daily

Wisconsin Sets COVID-19 Testing Record, 1,018 New Cases

Third time in four days Wisconsin has recorded over 1,000 new cases.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Costs Could Decline By End of 2020
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Costs Could Decline By End of 2020

Productivity losses and supply chain disruptions have inhibited costs from dropping already.

Transportation: Canadian National Investing $100 Million In Wisconsin
Transportation

Canadian National Investing $100 Million In Wisconsin

New automobile shipping facility planned near Minnesota border. Railroad has invested $970 million in five years.

Trump Sending Federal Agent “Surge” to Milwaukee, State, Local Officials React

Trump Sending Federal Agent “Surge” to Milwaukee, State, Local Officials React

Attorney General calls it a "facist tactic." MPD says support not for civil unrest.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Refreshing South Side Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Refreshing South Side Park

North portion of park was once site of restaurant with dolphin tank.

WI Daily: 1,052 New COVID-19 Cases, 13 Deaths
WI Daily

1,052 New COVID-19 Cases, 13 Deaths

State hits 85,000 tests per week goal for second time. Will it be sustained?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bay View Awash In New Murals
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bay View Awash In New Murals

From social justice to physical activity, murals spread a message of positivity.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside The Dubbel Dutch Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside The Dubbel Dutch Hotel

New hotel opens Saturday in historic double mansion.

WI Daily: Positive Case Rate Hits Two-Week Low
WI Daily

Positive Case Rate Hits Two-Week Low

One day blip or start of a new trend?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Developers Will Rehab Locust St. Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Developers Will Rehab Locust St. Building

Buyers making jump from homes to commercial buildings, will rehab vacant 1875 building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Lindsay Heights Garden Center Planned
Eyes on Milwaukee

Lindsay Heights Garden Center Planned

Walnut Way founders Sharon and Larry Adams continue push to improve Lindsay Heights neighborhood.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plumber Buying City Owned Property
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plumber Buying City Owned Property

City acquired 96-year-old building on Atkinson through tax foreclosure. Owner to rehab for office and apartment.

Here Are Chief Morales’ Marching Orders

Here Are Chief Morales’ Marching Orders

Read all 11 directives, ranging from a COVID-19 mask policy to attending every commission meeting.

Kowalik Still Resists School Reopenings

Kowalik Still Resists School Reopenings

City health leader says schools must get approved plan to reopen, with precise rules still to come.

WI Daily: 1,117 New COVID-19 Cases, A Record High in Wisconsin
WI Daily

1,117 New COVID-19 Cases, A Record High in Wisconsin

100-day high in new hospital admissions. Gap between Milwaukee and state continues to grow.

Eyes on Milwaukee: $1 Million For ‘Really Unique Project’
Eyes on Milwaukee

$1 Million For ‘Really Unique Project’

Headline: Journal Sentinel building from 1960s would become housing for MATC students.

City Hall: Council Might Fire Assessor Steve Miner
City Hall

Council Might Fire Assessor Steve Miner

Assessment Commissioner finds little support from Judiciary & Legislation Committee.

City Hall: FPC Gives Morales 11 Directives, Threatens Firing For Non-Compliance
City Hall

FPC Gives Morales 11 Directives, Threatens Firing For Non-Compliance

Move comes as part of six month review of Morales' performance.

WI Daily: Hospitalizations, Case Rate Keep Rising
WI Daily

Hospitalizations, Case Rate Keep Rising

But deaths are slowing. Will they jump or has death rate slowed?

City Hall: Food Truck Ban for Downer Ave. Proposed
City Hall

Food Truck Ban for Downer Ave. Proposed

Business owners upset that trucks have loud generators, take up parking spaces.

City Hall: Ethics Board Launches Probe of FPC Chair
City Hall

Ethics Board Launches Probe of FPC Chair

Steven DeVougas will be investigated for ethical conflicts; his lawyer blasts "political gamesmanship" by police union.

Transportation: State Advancing Hiawatha Expansion
Transportation

State Advancing Hiawatha Expansion

Menomonee Valley rail yard reconfiguration would benefit passenger and freight trains and city motorists

Plats and Parcels: 25,000-Square-Foot East Side Mansion For Sale
Plats and Parcels

25,000-Square-Foot East Side Mansion For Sale

UWM selling historic mansion, one of largest in the city.

WI Daily: 45-Day COVID-19 Hospitalization High, But Only One Death
WI Daily

45-Day COVID-19 Hospitalization High, But Only One Death

30-day death rate as low as it has been since outbreak began.

Protest Day 51: Outdoor Civil Rights Museum Planned For Near West Side
Protest Day 51

Outdoor Civil Rights Museum Planned For Near West Side

Mural featuring current leaders is just first phase of broader plan from Mil Collective.

WI Daily: New Single Day COVID-19 High, Cases Spreading To Older Age Groups
WI Daily

New Single Day COVID-19 High, Cases Spreading To Older Age Groups

State reports double-digit death total for first time in 22 days as hospitalizations fall.

Friday Photos: Walnut Way’s Wellness Commons Rises
Friday Photos

Walnut Way’s Wellness Commons Rises

Building just latest in series of projects transforming neighborhood.

“Active Streets” Through Humboldt Park Scaled Back

“Active Streets” Through Humboldt Park Scaled Back

Reconfiguration doesn't provide increased access to many amenities cited by the county, but does provide shortcut for motorists.

City Hall: Council Spending Hours Reviewing Barrett’s Appointments
City Hall

Council Spending Hours Reviewing Barrett’s Appointments

Plenty of praise and criticism for department heads, including Jeff Polenske and Jeanette Kowalik.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 40 Percent In Two Weeks
WI Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 40 Percent In Two Weeks

Lagging indicator of disease's spread has upward trend.

Service Estimates COVID-19 Exposure Risk at Gatherings

Service Estimates COVID-19 Exposure Risk at Gatherings

A gathering of 100 people in Milwaukee County is given a 97% chance of having COVID-19 positive attendee.

Members of Congress Told Not To Attend DNC In Person

Members of Congress Told Not To Attend DNC In Person

Planned for 50,000 attendees, convention continues to shrink.

Eyes on Milwaukee: King Drive Apartments Moving Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

King Drive Apartments Moving Forward

Development team buying five lots from city.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Funds Get First Approval for Journal Square Lofts
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Funds Get First Approval for Journal Square Lofts

Affordable housing development is focused on non-traditional MATC students.

WI Daily: 900 New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations On the Rise
WI Daily

900 New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations On the Rise

Over 300 people hospitalized for first time in over 30 days.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 400 Businesses Will Split $4 Million For COVID-19 Readiness
Eyes on Milwaukee

400 Businesses Will Split $4 Million For COVID-19 Readiness

City grant program only allocates 20 percent of expected budget. Designed to retool businesses to adapt to COVID-19 dangers.