Jeramey Jannene

Jeramey Jannene

President and co-founder of Urban Milwaukee.

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

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Recent Articles

Eyes on Milwaukee: Harbor District Building Could House Startups
Eyes on Milwaukee

Harbor District Building Could House Startups

And possibly a brewery. Charlie Hutchinson has big plans.

Plats and Parcels: City Creates Bronzeville Development Zone
Plats and Parcels

City Creates Bronzeville Development Zone

To spur development, limit chain businesses. Plus: a recap of week's real estate news.

City Hall: Nick DeSiato Is New Chief of Staff For Mayor Johnson
City Hall

Nick DeSiato Is New Chief of Staff For Mayor Johnson

Jim Bohl will lead city's lobbying team, Kimberly Montgomery is retiring.

Friday Photos: Groundbreaking For New Third Ward Tower
Friday Photos

Groundbreaking For New Third Ward Tower

Hines praises Milwaukee, and contractor says pile driving will be done at start of 2023.

Former Milwaukee Election Official Pleads Not Guilty On Election Fraud Charges

Former Milwaukee Election Official Pleads Not Guilty On Election Fraud Charges

Kimberly Zapata is now represented by conservative law firm connected to election decertification.

City Hall: Should Tent Encampment At MacArthur Square Have Bathrooms?
City Hall

Should Tent Encampment At MacArthur Square Have Bathrooms?

It's become a hotly-debated issue at City Hall as number of tents grows.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City To Fund 12 Affordable Housing Projects
Eyes on Milwaukee

City To Fund 12 Affordable Housing Projects

Using federal funds for everything from new apartments to blocking predatory landlords.

Eyes on Milwaukee: American Family Cancels Downtown Office Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

American Family Cancels Downtown Office Plan

Insurance company selling building, saying move to remove work is driving decision.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vacant Building Could Be Hub for Entrepreneurs
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vacant Building Could Be Hub for Entrepreneurs

Foreclosed office building at 76th and Capitol would see new life.

Special Elections Called For 3 Council Seats

Special Elections Called For 3 Council Seats

Northside races called to replace Chantia Lewis, Ashanti Hamilton and Nikiya Dodd.

City Hall: Milwaukee Sues Second Reckless Driver
City Hall

Milwaukee Sues Second Reckless Driver

LaShawn Thomas has received 37 traffic citations in five years

Milwaukee Rep Reveals Details, Designs of $75 Million Theater Overhaul

Milwaukee Rep Reveals Details, Designs of $75 Million Theater Overhaul

Multi-year project promises improvement to every space in three-theater complex.

City Hall: Perez Gives New Committee Assignments
City Hall

Perez Gives New Committee Assignments

Newly-elected alders get their first assignments. But others still doing double duty.

Plats and Parcels: Walker’s Point Tech Hub Draws 10 Tenants
Plats and Parcels

Walker’s Point Tech Hub Draws 10 Tenants

'Innovations hub' has egalitarian mission. Plus: Recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Downtown’s $456 Million Construction Project
Friday Photos

Downtown’s $456 Million Construction Project

Steel structure for expanded convention exhibition hall being assembled.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Funds Three Affordable Apartment Buildings
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Funds Three Affordable Apartment Buildings

Effort to get construction started on MLK Library, Edison School and Five Points Lofts.

Eyes on Milwaukee: See Inside Historic “Red Castle” Mansion, Now For Sale
Eyes on Milwaukee

See Inside Historic “Red Castle” Mansion, Now For Sale

18-room Schuster Mansion in Concordia neighborhood is on auction block.

City Hall: City Will Pay $237,480 For New Settlements, Lawsuits
City Hall

City Will Pay $237,480 For New Settlements, Lawsuits

One payout just the tip of the iceberg for incident that's cost taxpayers $518,000.

Council Renames 5th Street After William Finlayson

Council Renames 5th Street After William Finlayson

To honor doctor, civil rights pioneer, a renamed street through Bronzeville, North Side.

City Hall: Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd Resigns
City Hall

Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd Resigns

But questions remain on where she's going and where she's been.

City Hall: Council Overrides Mayor Johnson’s First Vetoes
City Hall

Council Overrides Mayor Johnson’s First Vetoes

Actions finalize 2023 budget with no cuts to libraries or fire department.

Why You Should Be An Urban Milwaukee Member

Why You Should Be An Urban Milwaukee Member

News outlets are dying; you can help build the future.

Milwaukee Sets New Homicide Record

Milwaukee Sets New Homicide Record

For the third straight year city has a new record high and it's only November.

Police Department Hiring 50 New Officers

Police Department Hiring 50 New Officers

MPD hopes recruiting classes will grow to be 30% women by 2030.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New East Side Pedestrian Plaza Planned
Eyes on Milwaukee

New East Side Pedestrian Plaza Planned

Tax revenue from new apartment buildings would pay for Ivanhoe Pl. plaza and area safety improvements

Plats and Parcels: Construction Starts on Bronzeville High School
Plats and Parcels

Construction Starts on Bronzeville High School

Plus: Will eastside school get redeveloped? And a recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: RC’s, Buddha Lounge, Warehouse Being Demolished
Friday Photos

RC’s, Buddha Lounge, Warehouse Being Demolished

A 56-unit apartment building will rise in their place.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Complicated Fiserv Subsidy Earns First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Complicated Fiserv Subsidy Earns First Approval

Complicated deal includes $7 million for financial company, $4.6 million for neighborhood improvements.

Good City Looking For Good Neighbor At Century City

Good City Looking For Good Neighbor At Century City

Affiliate of brewery still planning to build new industrial building.

City Hall: Supply Chain Slows Lead Service Lines Replacement
City Hall

Supply Chain Slows Lead Service Lines Replacement

Due to shortage of parts, city may complete only 900 of 1,100 planned 2022 replacements.

City Hall: Chambers, Brostoff Sworn In As Aldermen
City Hall

Chambers, Brostoff Sworn In As Aldermen

New council members welcomed by colleagues, face budget veto override vote next week.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Foxtown Landing Wins First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Foxtown Landing Wins First Approval

Architectural review board endorses proposed brewery, restaurant and adjacent dog park along Milwaukee River.

City Hall: Committee Approves $50,000 Settlement For Child Left In Towed Vehicle
City Hall

Committee Approves $50,000 Settlement For Child Left In Towed Vehicle

2018 incident involving intoxicated mother mishandled by police and city sued.

Conference Touts Mayor’s 1,000,000 Milwaukeeans Goal

Conference Touts Mayor’s 1,000,000 Milwaukeeans Goal

Urban Spaceship speakers offer ideas from scrapping I-794 to eliminating zoning code.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the Newly Opened Journal Commons
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the Newly Opened Journal Commons

Former newspaper headquarters now a 141-unit apartment building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Okays Carleton School Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Okays Carleton School Project

Despite complaints from neighbors, $18 million conversion of long-vacant school into 30 apartments approved.

City Hall: Former City Attorneys File Discrimination Claims
City Hall

Former City Attorneys File Discrimination Claims

City will spend up $40,000 for outside counsel and could face future settlements.

Milwaukee Port Director To Lead St. Lawrence Seaway

Milwaukee Port Director To Lead St. Lawrence Seaway

Tindall-Schlicht to oversee U.S. portion of seaway linking Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Marcus Center Unveils New Grounds
Eyes on Milwaukee

Marcus Center Unveils New Grounds

Kiley-grove replacement designed to provide more access, host more events.

Lakefront Tower Is Now Slimmer, Shorter

Lakefront Tower Is Now Slimmer, Shorter

Proposed tower at 1550 N. Prospect now 25 stories, 'better in every way,' says developer.

Plats and Parcels: The Encore Apartments Planned for Mitchell Street
Plats and Parcels

The Encore Apartments Planned for Mitchell Street

A 5-story, 55-unit complex at 11th and Mitchell. Plus: A recap of week's real estate news.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Judge Rules Northridge Demolition Should Proceed, Despite Appeal
Eyes on Milwaukee

Judge Rules Northridge Demolition Should Proceed, Despite Appeal

But will it? Mall remains unsecured and derelict.

Mayor Vetoes Library, Fire Service Cut Restorations in 2023 Milwaukee Budget

Mayor Vetoes Library, Fire Service Cut Restorations in 2023 Milwaukee Budget

In making first veto, Johnson offers compromise to Common Council.

Transportation: State Picks I-94 Expansion Over ‘Fix at Six’ Proposal
Transportation

State Picks I-94 Expansion Over ‘Fix at Six’ Proposal

But smaller Stadium Interchange proposed. Public meetings planned on final design for $1.2 billion project.

N. 5th St. Will Be Renamed for Dr. William Finlayson

N. 5th St. Will Be Renamed for Dr. William Finlayson

Black OBGYN doctor was trailblazer in Milwaukee.

Public Museum Will Host Town Hall About Proposed New Home

Public Museum Will Host Town Hall About Proposed New Home

Virtual event design to share survey results, solicit additional feedback.

New Leader for Downer Avenue Business District

New Leader for Downer Avenue Business District

Janet Henning, head of Shorewood BID, will add Upper East Side business district to her responsibilities.

Evers Defeats Michels, Wins Second Term

Evers Defeats Michels, Wins Second Term

Democrats score key win, maintain roadblock on Republican policies.

Mark Chambers, Jr. Wins Aldermanic Seat Last Held By Cavalier Johnson

Mark Chambers, Jr. Wins Aldermanic Seat Last Held By Cavalier Johnson

State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff also wins seat on Common Council.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New House Hits Snag With Historic Commission
Eyes on Milwaukee

New House Hits Snag With Historic Commission

Home owners must come before commission a third time with revised plan in December.

Mayor’s Office Adds ‘Vision Zero’ Czar

Mayor’s Office Adds ‘Vision Zero’ Czar

Newly-created position will coordinate citywide effort to eliminate traffic deaths.

Group Providing Free Rides To Polls

Group Providing Free Rides To Polls

Souls to the Polls will offer on-demand rides for Milwaukee residents. 'We can't sit this one out.'

Milwaukee Building New Cruise Ship Dock

Milwaukee Building New Cruise Ship Dock

Funding secured, dock to be completed by 2024, to help maintain, grow city's cruise ship business.

Keith Stanley Leaving Near West Side Partners

Keith Stanley Leaving Near West Side Partners

Group seeks new leader, Stanley moving to Charlotte to replicate nonprofit model.

City Hall: When Will Nikiya Dodd Resign?
City Hall

When Will Nikiya Dodd Resign?

Alderwoman returns after six-week absence, declines to answer any questions from press.

Plats and Parcels: Saz’s Plans Outdoor Event Venue
Plats and Parcels

Saz’s Plans Outdoor Event Venue

Walker's Point "eyesore" would become large, two-story venue. Plus: Our recap of week's real estate news.

Council Reverses Cuts, Raises Fees In Adopting 2023 Milwaukee Budget

Council Reverses Cuts, Raises Fees In Adopting 2023 Milwaukee Budget

But police will still see service reduction and drastic cuts will come in future years without changes at state level.

Milwaukee Deputy Election Director Charged With Felony, Motive Revealed

Milwaukee Deputy Election Director Charged With Felony, Motive Revealed

Kimberly Zapata was fired Wednesday, now charged for improperly requesting absentee ballots.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City’s Fiserv Subsidy Includes Vel Phillips Plaza Funding, Michigan Street Upgrades
Eyes on Milwaukee

City’s Fiserv Subsidy Includes Vel Phillips Plaza Funding, Michigan Street Upgrades

Relocation job target is 780 jobs within four years. Includes rules around work from home policies, bonuses for city residents.

Rite-Hite Affiliate Buys Global Water Center

Rite-Hite Affiliate Buys Global Water Center

Company expands its presence in Walker's Point by acquiring office building.

Illegal Ballot Requests Came From Deputy Milwaukee Election Director

Illegal Ballot Requests Came From Deputy Milwaukee Election Director

Kimberly Zapata was terminated Wednesday after revealing action.

City Hall: Johnson Names Former Deputy City Attorney To Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Johnson Names Former Deputy City Attorney To Fire & Police Commission

Miriam Horwitz would be commission's ninth member, fulfilling mayor's campaign pledge.

Downtown Dog Park Will Include Riverfront Brewery

Downtown Dog Park Will Include Riverfront Brewery

Foxtown Landing will include Foxtown Brewery and Fromm-sponsored dog park.

City Hall: Discrimination Lawsuit Will Cost City $400,000
City Hall

Discrimination Lawsuit Will Cost City $400,000

Council grumbles but okays settlement. 'A very bitter pill to swallow,' says Ald. Murphy.

Judge Derek Mosley Resigning For Marquette Job

Judge Derek Mosley Resigning For Marquette Job

Popular judge will now lead Lubar Center at Marquette Law School.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Unanimously Approves Deer District Concert Venues
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Unanimously Approves Deer District Concert Venues

Live Nation cleared to enter Milwaukee market, partner with Milwaukee Bucks.

City Hall: Where Is Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd?
City Hall

Where Is Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd?

Alderwoman is expected to resign, has missed last two council meetings.

Northridge Owner Appeals, Blocks Demolition Order

Northridge Owner Appeals, Blocks Demolition Order

2019 court case continues to drag on. Mall has been closed since 2003.

City Hall: Police Will Replace All Pistols After Misfiring Incidents
City Hall

Police Will Replace All Pistols After Misfiring Incidents

Sig Sauer guns fired several times without ever leaving holsters. Change will cost $500,000.

10 Ways to Make City More Sustainable

10 Ways to Make City More Sustainable

Climate change task force plan offers 'big ideas' to make Milwaukee more sustainable and equitable.

Plats and Parcels: Zoning Board Approves 5th Street Apartments
Plats and Parcels

Zoning Board Approves 5th Street Apartments

A six-story, 87 unit complex in Walker's Point. Plus: A recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Deer District Hotel Takes Shape
Friday Photos

Deer District Hotel Takes Shape

The Trade rises nine stories, with plenty of homages to Milwaukee and the Bucks embedded within.

City Hall: Council Beefing Up Negotiation Team In Advance of Public Safety Contract Talks
City Hall

Council Beefing Up Negotiation Team In Advance of Public Safety Contract Talks

Funding comes from City Attorney's Office.

City Hall: Mayor, Council At Odds Over How To Prepare For Fiscal Cliff
City Hall

Mayor, Council At Odds Over How To Prepare For Fiscal Cliff

But there is unanimous agreement that city faces a looming crisis.

Fiserv Moving Headquarters, More Than 750 Employees Downtown

Fiserv Moving Headquarters, More Than 750 Employees Downtown

Brookfield-based financial technology company with 44,000 employees moving HQ to former Boston Store building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Okays Sale of Former Movie Theater
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Okays Sale of Former Movie Theater

Father-daughter team would rehabilitate building into art studio and office.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Community Health Center Tops Off $17 Million Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Community Health Center Tops Off $17 Million Expansion

Project unifies Outreach's operations under one roof, improving health care programs.

Downtown Tower Attracts Federal Agency

Downtown Tower Attracts Federal Agency

Bureau of Land Management will occupy 8,797 square feet of 20-story Two Fifty building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deer District Concert Halls Okayed Again
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deer District Concert Halls Okayed Again

Zoning committee endorses project. Not our call to decide who is or isn't a monopoly, note Bauman, DCD.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selects Harbor District Developer
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selects Harbor District Developer

Rule Enterprises, an affordable housing developer will develop a key, two-acre, vacant site on Greenfield Ave.

City Hall: Proposed Budget Amendments Reverse Library, Fire Department Cuts
City Hall

Proposed Budget Amendments Reverse Library, Fire Department Cuts

Majority of council supports $4.7 million amendment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Teens Grow Greens Plans Big Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Teens Grow Greens Plans Big Expansion

Nonprofit will tear down Webers Greenhouse to develop 'The Green Acre,' a $7 million complex with several greenhouses.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Whither Harley-Davidson’s Headquarters?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Whither Harley-Davidson’s Headquarters?

Motorcycle manufacturer will repurpose complex - but how?- amidst growing trend of remote workers.

Plats and Parcels: Bucks Guard Sells Brewers Hill Property
Plats and Parcels

Bucks Guard Sells Brewers Hill Property

Pat Connaughton's company gets cold feet. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan To Convert Carleton School To Housing Revived
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan To Convert Carleton School To Housing Revived

2019 apartment project for 41st and Silver Spring revised. But some neighbors still object.

Friday Photos: Construction Starts on Elevation 1659 Apartments
Friday Photos

Construction Starts on Elevation 1659 Apartments

But design for project on Water and Jackson is modified since initial 2019 approval.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vacant Lot Near Bay View Cottages For Sale
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vacant Lot Near Bay View Cottages For Sale

Your modern dream home near the lake adjacent to 1860s workers cottages?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Building Street Through Bradley Center Site
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Building Street Through Bradley Center Site

But only conditionally. Proposal hinges on approval of new concert venue.

City Hall: Port Director Leaving For Job in Biden Administration
City Hall

Port Director Leaving For Job in Biden Administration

Adam Tindall-Schlicht spent four years atop Port Milwaukee, making major improvements.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A New Design For Prospect Avenue Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

A New Design For Prospect Avenue Tower

Revised design for tower that neighbors opposed would be shorter and set back further.

Proposed Iron District Soccer Team Would Start Play in 2025

Proposed Iron District Soccer Team Would Start Play in 2025

Naming contest underway. Team would compete in USL Championship League.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Reserve on The River Inches Towards Groundbreaking
Eyes on Milwaukee

Reserve on The River Inches Towards Groundbreaking

Second half of River House development would fill gap in riverwalk, add 222 apartments to Lower East Side.

Immersive Beyond Monet Experience Opens Thursday

Immersive Beyond Monet Experience Opens Thursday

Learn the story behind the exhibit and how to best experience it.

Tim Michels Promises to Fix Milwaukee

Tim Michels Promises to Fix Milwaukee

But how? He made his case Tuesday at Rotary luncheon.

Deal Struck To Allow Pabst To Operate Historic Mansion as Venue

Deal Struck To Allow Pabst To Operate Historic Mansion as Venue

Attorney Mike Maistelman works with PTG, Alderman Robert Bauman and neighbors to craft agreement. Alderman otherwise fears demolition.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Church Mutual Opens Milwaukee Office With Support From Former Packers
Eyes on Milwaukee

Church Mutual Opens Milwaukee Office With Support From Former Packers

Portion of new downtown office named for linebacker George Koonce.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Can’t Figure Out What To Do With Northridge Menards Proposal
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Can’t Figure Out What To Do With Northridge Menards Proposal

Retailer wants to add self-storage units to parking lot next to building. City concerned about unintended consequences, future development.

City Hall: Milwaukee Spending $1.5 Million On Lawsuits, Including Two Police Conduct Cases
City Hall

Milwaukee Spending $1.5 Million On Lawsuits, Including Two Police Conduct Cases

And another $1.5 million in settlements is pending.

Group Unveils Plans To Replace 794 With Boulevard

Group Unveils Plans To Replace 794 With Boulevard

Rethink 794 thinks replacing elevated freeway with boulevard could lead to $1.5 billion in development, better city.

Plats and Parcels: Former East Side Abortion Clinic For Sale
Plats and Parcels

Former East Side Abortion Clinic For Sale

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

Friday Photos: New Beerline Trail Connector Building
Friday Photos

New Beerline Trail Connector Building

Building will be a hub, with new cafe, on expanded trail.

City Hall: Library Poised To Cut Services At 5 Branches In 2023
City Hall

Library Poised To Cut Services At 5 Branches In 2023

Council debates what libraries and if service could be restored.

Transportation: City Wins Grant To Reconstruct Cherry Street Bridge
Transportation

City Wins Grant To Reconstruct Cherry Street Bridge

Bridge, which connects Downtown to Brewers Hill, was built in 1940.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Cream City Brick House Proposed For East Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

Cream City Brick House Proposed For East Side

Developer Juli Kaufmann would build new residence with reclaimed brick.

Transportation: Construction Underway on Traffic Calming Projects
Transportation

Construction Underway on Traffic Calming Projects

New curb bump-outs and other interventions aim to reduce reckless driving.

Transportation: 2023 Milwaukee Budget Includes $500,000 Protected Bike Lane Fund
Transportation

2023 Milwaukee Budget Includes $500,000 Protected Bike Lane Fund

But will council approve it?

Renovated Green Bay Playfield Opens

Renovated Green Bay Playfield Opens

MPS-owned park located near Interstate 43 and Capitol Drive

Evers Says Fixing Financial Relationship Between State, Milwaukee and Other Cities Is Top Priority

Evers Says Fixing Financial Relationship Between State, Milwaukee and Other Cities Is Top Priority

But his proposal leaves Milwaukee far short of the revenue it needs to avoid substantial cuts.

City Hall: Council Delays Decision On Whether To Allow Pabst Wedding Venue
City Hall

Council Delays Decision On Whether To Allow Pabst Wedding Venue

PTG bought Villa Filomena earlier this year, but downtown mansion has long drawn complaints from neighbors.

Eyes on Milwaukee: After UWM Lawsuit Loss, City Could Rewrite Historic Preservation Ordinance
Eyes on Milwaukee

After UWM Lawsuit Loss, City Could Rewrite Historic Preservation Ordinance

Change would be a safeguard on state-owned buildings.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Neighbors Give Up, Historic Commission Rules Summit Homes Not Historic
Eyes on Milwaukee

Neighbors Give Up, Historic Commission Rules Summit Homes Not Historic

But proposed apartment building still needs zoning change.

Milwaukee Police Have Towed More Than 100 Vehicles Since May For Reckless Driving

Milwaukee Police Have Towed More Than 100 Vehicles Since May For Reckless Driving

New policy targets worst offenders, and it has found a number.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ahead of Council Votes, FPC Announces Labor Agreements for Concert Venues
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ahead of Council Votes, FPC Announces Labor Agreements for Concert Venues

All jobs at proposed Live Nation-affiliated venues will be performed by union members.

Plats and Parcels: Former Bay View MCFI Facility For Sale
Plats and Parcels

Former Bay View MCFI Facility For Sale

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

Friday Photos: Steel Rises on Wisconsin Center Expansion
Friday Photos

Steel Rises on Wisconsin Center Expansion

$456 million development is largest project underway in Milwaukee

City Hall: Chantia Lewis Ordered To Pay More Than $27,000
City Hall

Chantia Lewis Ordered To Pay More Than $27,000

Former alderwoman currently serving 30 days in custody for campaign finance violations.

City Hall: What Two Fire Stations Will Milwaukee Fire Department Cut?
City Hall

What Two Fire Stations Will Milwaukee Fire Department Cut?

Or will an influx of Medicaid money stave off cut?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Signicast Opens New Plant in Menomonee Valley
Eyes on Milwaukee

Signicast Opens New Plant in Menomonee Valley

Hartford company opening plant in city to combat labor shortage.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Loses Again In Bid To Prevent Columbia Hospital Demolition
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Loses Again In Bid To Prevent Columbia Hospital Demolition

All of the windows now gone from the building while city seeks appeals court ruling.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Zizzo Opens New HQ In Historic Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Zizzo Opens New HQ In Historic Building

Marketing firm sits on the dividing line between Third Ward and Walker's Point with space that mixes fun with work.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Marquette’s New Business School
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Marquette’s New Business School

University has hit the home stretch on O'Brien Hall at 16th and Wisconsin.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Froedtert Planning New Southside Clinic
Eyes on Milwaukee

Froedtert Planning New Southside Clinic

North Shore Bank will also open branch

Eyes on Milwaukee: Business Incubator Planned for 52nd and Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

Business Incubator Planned for 52nd and Center

Entrepreneur-contractor-nurse would breathe new life into vacant building.

City Hall: Treasurer Coggs Rejects Budget Cuts
City Hall

Treasurer Coggs Rejects Budget Cuts

Mayor's proposed budget eliminates temporary workers, could begin eliminating practice of paying taxes in person.

Sen. Ron Johnson Attacks Milwaukee Elections

Sen. Ron Johnson Attacks Milwaukee Elections

While calling for an end to "division and anger," Johnson levies attack on Milwaukee's vote counting

Council Members Blast $500 Fix To Hyundai Theft Problem

Council Members Blast $500 Fix To Hyundai Theft Problem

Manufacturer selling kit to fix problem that has given rise to "Kia Boyz" phenenom.

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

Judge Rules Northridge Mall Must Be Demolished

Ruling is a win for city, but issues remain with demolishing building.

Plats and Parcels: Former Blatz Brewing Building Sold
Plats and Parcels

Former Blatz Brewing Building Sold

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

Friday Photos: Downer Avenue Townhomes Sit Nearly Finished
Friday Photos

Downer Avenue Townhomes Sit Nearly Finished

Four new condominiums replace fire-damaged triplex.

Republicans Name CEO of 2024 Convention

Republicans Name CEO of 2024 Convention

Retired Wisconsin businessman, former U.S. ambassador and longtime GOP leader Steve King will lead host team.

Former Alderwoman Chantia Lewis Booked Into House of Correction

Former Alderwoman Chantia Lewis Booked Into House of Correction

Lewis, who awaits restitution hearing, must serve 30 days in custody as part of plea agreement.

City Hall: Milwaukee’s Credit Rating Cut
City Hall

Milwaukee’s Credit Rating Cut

All three rating agencies have a negative outlook on cash-strapped city.

City Hall: Milwaukee Bucks Creating Deer District Business Improvement District
City Hall

Milwaukee Bucks Creating Deer District Business Improvement District

Self-taxing entity will be used to draw more events to area around Fiserv Forum.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ship-Loading Equipment Makes 1,500-Mile Trip To Port Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ship-Loading Equipment Makes 1,500-Mile Trip To Port Milwaukee

Part of largest investment in port in 60 years.

City Hall: Committee Endorses New Public Works Leaders
City Hall

Committee Endorses New Public Works Leaders

Council likes mayor's picks for DPW commissioner and city engineer.

City Hall: MacCanon Brown Street Renaming Held
City Hall

MacCanon Brown Street Renaming Held

For second time. Proposal honors longtime homeless advocate, but Ald. Stamper says no one contacted him.

Transportation: City Wants Feedback on KK River Trails
Transportation

City Wants Feedback on KK River Trails

Proposal would link two off-road trail segments, create corridor from South Side to Downtown

Vote Early at Fiserv Forum, 13 Other Sites

Vote Early at Fiserv Forum, 13 Other Sites

Bucks's arena among 14 early voting sites in city of Milwaukee for November election.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deer District Concert Venue Wins First Approval, Despite Objections
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deer District Concert Venue Wins First Approval, Despite Objections

Other concert venues fight Live Nation's entrance into Milwaukee market.

ABC Supply Opening Northwest Side Warehouse

ABC Supply Opening Northwest Side Warehouse

Diane Hendricks' company seeks first location in city in a building prior tenant 'destroyed.'

City Hall: Juneteenth Now An Official City Holiday
City Hall

Juneteenth Now An Official City Holiday

Ald. Milele Coggs leads the charge for full city recognition after 2014 'halfway measure'.

Plats and Parcels: Twin Disc Moving Headquarters to Milwaukee
Plats and Parcels

Twin Disc Moving Headquarters to Milwaukee

Racine company will be led from Third Ward. Plus: Recapping the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Lake Park Bridge Overhaul Nears Completion
Friday Photos

Lake Park Bridge Overhaul Nears Completion

Bridge to reopen next month after six-year closure

Transportation: City Assembles New Bicycle, Pedestrian Committee
Transportation

City Assembles New Bicycle, Pedestrian Committee

Have ideas? Complaints? This citizen-led group is in charge of making formal recommendations to city officials.

5 Can’t-Miss ‘Doors Open’ Destinations

5 Can’t-Miss ‘Doors Open’ Destinations

12th annual Doors Open Milwaukee features 115 buildings this weekend, but we wouldn't skip these five.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Rep Plans $75 Million Overhaul
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Rep Plans $75 Million Overhaul

Complete rebuilding of two theaters planned with Associated Bank becoming naming rights sponsor for entire Rep complex.

City Hall: Police Union Sues City, Wants All Its Guns Replaced
City Hall

Police Union Sues City, Wants All Its Guns Replaced

Suit says MPD's SIG Sauger guns inadvertently fired three times, twice injuring officers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Opportunity Center Releases Designs, Announces $5 Million Gift
Eyes on Milwaukee

Opportunity Center Releases Designs, Announces $5 Million Gift

Athletic facility near Capitol Drive and I-43 would be as inclusive as they come.

Eyes on Milwaukee: DOJ Suing Milwaukee Landlord, Property Manager
Eyes on Milwaukee

DOJ Suing Milwaukee Landlord, Property Manager

Federal government alleges East Side property owner and his manager violated Fair Housing Act.

City Hall: Council Approves Paying Four Settlements
City Hall

Council Approves Paying Four Settlements

Taxpayers on the hook for yet more city settlements.

City Hall: Washington, Burgos Join Fire-Police Board
City Hall

Washington, Burgos Join Fire-Police Board

City Fire & Police Commission now has a record eight members.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Unanimously Approves East Side Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Unanimously Approves East Side Apartments

After heated public hearings and controversy, there was no debate before full council.

City Hall: Mayor Johnson Introduces First Budget
City Hall

Mayor Johnson Introduces First Budget

Budget raises fees, taxes, cuts police, library hours as a result of 'broken' state funding system.

City Hall: Kessler Resigns From Fire-Police Board
City Hall

Kessler Resigns From Fire-Police Board

Retired judge's resignation delays mayor's push to create full, 9-member Fire & Police Commission.

Vice President Harris Will Visit Milwaukee

Vice President Harris Will Visit Milwaukee

Harris coming Thursday to speak at Democratic Attorneys General conference, meet with local Latino leaders.

Plats and Parcels: City Seeks Buyer For Historic Mansion
Plats and Parcels

City Seeks Buyer For Historic Mansion

1856 Italianate mansion on S. 27th St. has quite a history. Plus: all the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: McKinley School Saved From The Brink
Friday Photos

McKinley School Saved From The Brink

Gorman's redevelopment shows that virtually any building can be saved if there is a will to do so.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Expands Vision For Harbor District Riverwalk
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Expands Vision For Harbor District Riverwalk

Bathrooms, Kaszube historical pavilion, more boat docks, but railroad disconnect remains.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Affordable Apartment Project Near Downtown Gets Three-Month Extension
Eyes on Milwaukee

Affordable Apartment Project Near Downtown Gets Three-Month Extension

Haywood Group needs to finalize project financing by end of the year.

Transportation: Proposed Route for North-South BRT Line Unveiled
Transportation

Proposed Route for North-South BRT Line Unveiled

SEWRPC releases planned 27th Street bus rapid transit line plan.

Transportation: Should Brady Street Be Pedestrian-Only?
Transportation

Should Brady Street Be Pedestrian-Only?

Business improvement district asks for further study after fatal hit-and-run.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward Attracts Top 3D Printer Manufacturer
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward Attracts Top 3D Printer Manufacturer

Boston area company Formlabs, a leader in 3D printer industry, opens regional HQ here.

Eyes on Milwaukee: $7.5 Million Grant Will Help Create 5,000 New Minority Homeowners
Eyes on Milwaukee

$7.5 Million Grant Will Help Create 5,000 New Minority Homeowners

Wells Fargo provides grant to boost homeownership for Milwaukee people of color.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Wins Grant To Develop Site Beneath Marquette Interchange
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Wins Grant To Develop Site Beneath Marquette Interchange

With $3.25 million federal grant, Menomonee Valley site would receive street extension, water and sewer service.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Famed Art Museum Architect Returns For 20th Anniversary
Eyes on Milwaukee

Famed Art Museum Architect Returns For 20th Anniversary

Santiago Calatrava returns to Milwaukee. Free admission Friday at MAM .

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Building New Street in Third Ward
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Building New Street in Third Ward

New apartment building triggers long-desired extension of Corcoran Ave.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves East Side Apartment Project Despite Complaints
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves East Side Apartment Project Despite Complaints

Proposed Hackett Ave. building has drawn lawsuit, contested hearings and much angst.

City Hall: Milwaukee Aims ‘Howitzer’ At Lawsuit
City Hall

Milwaukee Aims ‘Howitzer’ At Lawsuit

Bauman calls lawsuit by real estate agents claiming city misused federal funds 'totally bogus.'

Eyes on Milwaukee: 66 Developers Bid To Rehab City’s Vacant Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

66 Developers Bid To Rehab City’s Vacant Homes

'Unprecedented response' of 66 submissions, with 15 selected to rehab 150 homes.

Milwaukee Faces Cruise Ship Arms Race

Milwaukee Faces Cruise Ship Arms Race

Will new dock secure success for Port MIlwaukee? Or will Chicago and Duluth steal the business?

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance Seeks New Leader

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance Seeks New Leader

Executive director Jeremy Ebersole leaving the city's leading historic preservation group.

Plats and Parcels: Proposed River House Complex Grows
Plats and Parcels

Proposed River House Complex Grows

Plus: recapping all the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: New Land Giving New Shape To Van Buren St.
Friday Photos

New Land Giving New Shape To Van Buren St.

Steel structure will soon join mass-timber Ascent.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Hotel Changes Hands in Sheriff’s Sale
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Hotel Changes Hands in Sheriff’s Sale

Atlanta-based company purchases former Fairfield Inn & Suites on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Mayor Nominates Kevin Muhs To Serve As City Engineer

Mayor Nominates Kevin Muhs To Serve As City Engineer

Muhs currently leads Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.

City Hall: Committee Backs Johnson’s FPC Nominees
City Hall

Committee Backs Johnson’s FPC Nominees

Council committee endorses two "immensely qualified" candidates to finally fill Fire & Police Commission.

Transportation: Can City Make Fond du Lac Avenue Safer?
Transportation

Can City Make Fond du Lac Avenue Safer?

Project would rebuild portion of artery that leads into Downtown, but may not include major changes.

Council Mulls Speed Hump Policy

Council Mulls Speed Hump Policy

Nearly 250 to be installed in 2022, but what should city do next year and at what cost?

Eyes on Milwaukee: ‘White Box’ Buildings Planned for 124th and Brown Deer
Eyes on Milwaukee

‘White Box’ Buildings Planned for 124th and Brown Deer

Spec industrial buildings planned for virgin soil at city's northwestern border.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward Tower Site Sells For $6 Million
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward Tower Site Sells For $6 Million

Developer expected to ramp up construction of 31-story tower along the river.

NY Investor Buys Office Building Near State Fair Park

NY Investor Buys Office Building Near State Fair Park

Former We Energies facility had been redeveloped into office complex.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Company Bets on Suburban-Style Offices
Eyes on Milwaukee

Company Bets on Suburban-Style Offices

Park Place building one of 53 acquired by national real estate firm, but will it pay off?

Photo Gallery: 2022 Labor Day Parade
Photo Gallery

2022 Labor Day Parade

Union members march to lakefront festival grounds to see President Joe Biden.

Plats and Parcels: Iron District Construction Starting
Plats and Parcels

Iron District Construction Starting

But not on the soccer stadium or concert venue. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Long Chase, Downtown Shootout Leads To Death of Homicide Suspect

Long Chase, Downtown Shootout Leads To Death of Homicide Suspect

Southside traffic stop results in chase that ends at Water Street bar district.

Friday Photos: Taxco Apartment Complex Nears Completion
Friday Photos

Taxco Apartment Complex Nears Completion

Apartment building in the front, art canvas in the back.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northridge Unsecured, Owners Face $26,000 In Fines
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northridge Unsecured, Owners Face $26,000 In Fines

Fine will increase if problems not addressed. Final hearing scheduled for Oct. 3.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Author, YIMBY Nolan Gray Headlining Urban Spaceship Conference
Eyes on Milwaukee

Author, YIMBY Nolan Gray Headlining Urban Spaceship Conference

Annual conference's 2022 theme is "growing Milwaukee to a million person city."

Lime Scooters Return to Milwaukee

Lime Scooters Return to Milwaukee

Formal launch event for all operators Friday.

City Hall: Mayor Taps Jerrel Kruschke To Lead Department of Public Works
City Hall

Mayor Taps Jerrel Kruschke To Lead Department of Public Works

Kruschke, current interim commissioner and city engineer, has risen quickly through the ranks.

Wisconsin Center Seeks Artists For Expansion

Wisconsin Center Seeks Artists For Expansion

$1.5 million will be spent on art to enliven convention center expansion.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Goodwill Donating Building To Charter School
Eyes on Milwaukee

Goodwill Donating Building To Charter School

Former factory building would be donated to Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy.

City Hall: Ashanti Hamilton Resigns For Administration Job
City Hall

Ashanti Hamilton Resigns For Administration Job

New head of Office of Violence Prevention was 1st District alderman since 2004.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Lawsuit Dropped Over East Side Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Lawsuit Dropped Over East Side Apartments

Neighbors sued to stop project, only to drop the suit while still raising objections.

Bucks Win Another World Championship!

Bucks Win Another World Championship!

But this time it's for the NBA 2K League video game.

City Lets You Paint Your Street or Sidewalk

City Lets You Paint Your Street or Sidewalk

'Paint the Pavement' program invites you to turn asphalt into artwork. But don't forget the anti-slip additive.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fight Over Former Columbia Hospital Heads Back To Court
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fight Over Former Columbia Hospital Heads Back To Court

City appeals ruling, seeks to block UWM's further demolition of hospital.

President To Visit Milwaukee On Labor Day

President To Visit Milwaukee On Labor Day

Biden will make his second presidential visit to city, attend Laborfest.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mayor Johnson Moves to Concordia Neighborhood
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mayor Johnson Moves to Concordia Neighborhood

A new house for new mayor, who buys historic mansion on Near West Side.

Plats and Parcels: Northwest Side Tower Changes Hands
Plats and Parcels

Northwest Side Tower Changes Hands

Seller and buyer of office tower both from the East Coast. Plus: A recap of week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: BRT Stations Reshape Wisconsin Avenue
Friday Photos

BRT Stations Reshape Wisconsin Avenue

New transit line transforming Milwaukee's main street even before operation begins.

Eyes on Milwaukee: FPC Files For Design Approval For Deer District Concert Complex
Eyes on Milwaukee

FPC Files For Design Approval For Deer District Concert Complex

But opposition emerges and the Wisconsin Center District raises concern.

Chantia Lewis Sentenced To 30 Days In Custody, 3 Years Probation

Chantia Lewis Sentenced To 30 Days In Custody, 3 Years Probation

Sentence much lighter than DA wanted for two campaign finance felonies.

City Hall: It’s City Budget Education Week
City Hall

It’s City Budget Education Week

Why does Milwaukee face a fiscal crisis? What can be done? Virtual events will provide answers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Convention Center Expansion Costs Grow By $36 Million
Eyes on Milwaukee

Convention Center Expansion Costs Grow By $36 Million

It's now a $456 million project, with $20 million in additional borrowing.

MKE Brewing Selling 9th Street Brewery

MKE Brewing Selling 9th Street Brewery

Brewery and taproom will close on Aug. 30, but beers are expected to live on.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Commission Approves Controversial Church Apartment Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

Commission Approves Controversial Church Apartment Plan

Heated hearing results in addition of a traffic study that city officials expect to prove negligible impact.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The 1500s Development May Be Nixed
Eyes on Milwaukee

The 1500s Development May Be Nixed

Owner-occupant of proposed Lower East Side office and townhouse project lists property for sale.

Eyes on Milwaukee: ‘100,000 Parts’ Complex Listed For Sale
Eyes on Milwaukee

‘100,000 Parts’ Complex Listed For Sale

Former Bay View store includes 4 properties. Another 3-property site available across the street.

Plats and Parcels: Former Northwest Side Sam’s Club Sold As Industrial Property
Plats and Parcels

Former Northwest Side Sam’s Club Sold As Industrial Property

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

Friday Photos: UWM’s Klotsche Center Expansion
Friday Photos

UWM’s Klotsche Center Expansion

$8 million project adds a 16,400-square-foot annex for basketball teams.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Harbor Commission Approves Massive Cleanup Facility
Eyes on Milwaukee

Harbor Commission Approves Massive Cleanup Facility

New 42-acre, MMSD facility on lake could store 1.9 million cubic yards of sediment

Kia, Hyundai Thefts Now National Problem

Kia, Hyundai Thefts Now National Problem

Chicago's auto thefts up 767%, Seattle up 620% as Milwaukee's scourge spreads via social media.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 10 Riverwalk Projects Will Greatly Expand System
Eyes on Milwaukee

10 Riverwalk Projects Will Greatly Expand System

Three-mile, award-winning corridor is becoming far more than a downtown amenity.

City Hall: Milwaukee Gets $18 Million Opioid Settlement
City Hall

Milwaukee Gets $18 Million Opioid Settlement

But overdoses, deaths and need for treatment continue to increase.

City Hall: Who Will Run To Replace Hamilton and Lewis?
City Hall

Who Will Run To Replace Hamilton and Lewis?

Four of 15 Common Council seats are vacant or due to be. Is Rep. David Bowen running?

Ashanti Hamilton Will Lead Office of Violence Prevention

Ashanti Hamilton Will Lead Office of Violence Prevention

Alderman will resign to take post in his onetime rival's administration.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Judge Holds Northridge Mall Owners In Contempt, Issues $2,000 Daily Fine
Eyes on Milwaukee

Judge Holds Northridge Mall Owners In Contempt, Issues $2,000 Daily Fine

Chinese ownership group given until Friday to secure mall, trial scheduled for October 3.

Plats and Parcels: New Credit Union For The Harbor District
Plats and Parcels

New Credit Union For The Harbor District

A branch of Summit Credit Union on S. 1st St. Plus: recapping the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: UWM’s New Chemistry Building Rises
Friday Photos

UWM’s New Chemistry Building Rises

Building will be a gateway to STEM education on UWM campus.

Eyes on Milwaukee: UWM Demolishing Former Columbia Hospital
Eyes on Milwaukee

UWM Demolishing Former Columbia Hospital

City could still sue, but time is running out.

City Hall: Council Gives First Approval to New Youth Prison Site
City Hall

Council Gives First Approval to New Youth Prison Site

But promises substantial time remains for formal public comment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northridge Mall Suffers Fourth Fire In A Month
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northridge Mall Suffers Fourth Fire In A Month

Fire chief and mayor are fed up. Lawsuit to demolish building has critical hearing Monday.

Milwaukee Company Entering Scooter Market

Milwaukee Company Entering Scooter Market

Johnny V's Blue Duck is setting up shop downtown.

Transportation: Feds Don’t Select Milwaukee For Streetcar Grant
Transportation

Feds Don’t Select Milwaukee For Streetcar Grant

But Beloit gets funds to build a bridge to a casino.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction To Start On Water and Jackson Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction To Start On Water and Jackson Apartments

Elevation 1659 will offer unique "fingers" design.

Chambers vs. Ballard For Common Council Seat

Chambers vs. Ballard For Common Council Seat

Chambers gets 60% of vote in three-way primary to fill mayor's former council seat.

Trump Boosts Michels Over Kleefisch

Trump Boosts Michels Over Kleefisch

Evers vs. Michels, Johnson vs. Barnes will make it a fall of nonstop ads. Plus: Vos almost loses.

Darrin Madison Wins Assembly Race Over Kennedy

Darrin Madison Wins Assembly Race Over Kennedy

Madison, Clancy will join Assembly with backing of Democratic Socialists of America.

Hodges Beats Christenson For Court Clerk Post

Hodges Beats Christenson For Court Clerk Post

Retired deputy will replace John Barrett, brother of former mayor.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 23 Homes Receiving Free Repairs in Lindsay Heights
Eyes on Milwaukee

23 Homes Receiving Free Repairs in Lindsay Heights

500 volunteers will make $300,000 worth of repairs and upgrades.

Evers Announces Milwaukee Site For Lincoln Hills Replacement

Evers Announces Milwaukee Site For Lincoln Hills Replacement

Replacement for troubled youth justice facility would be on city's northwest side.

Nonprofit Launches Housing Acquisition Fund To Block Outside Investors

Nonprofit Launches Housing Acquisition Fund To Block Outside Investors

Program aims to buy single-family homes in bulk, sell them to low and moderate income Milwaukeeans.

Vote Tuesday: Statewide Republican Candidates
Vote Tuesday

Statewide Republican Candidates

Hotly-contested race for gubernatorial nomination is just the tip of the iceberg.

Vote Tuesday: Statewide Democratic Candidates
Vote Tuesday

Statewide Democratic Candidates

Contested races for treasurer, secretary of state, lieutenant governor and U.S. senator.

Vote Tuesday: 10th Assembly District Race
Vote Tuesday

10th Assembly District Race

Voters in the northeast corner of Milwaukee, Shorewood and Glendale will elect a new state representative.

Vote Tuesday: 2nd District Common Council Race
Vote Tuesday

2nd District Common Council Race

Three candidates vying to fill Cavalier Johnson's former Common Council seat.

Plats and Parcels: Developer Buys Shuttered East Side Tavern
Plats and Parcels

Developer Buys Shuttered East Side Tavern

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

Friday Photos: Developers Turn Corner Lot Into Five Apartments
Friday Photos

Developers Turn Corner Lot Into Five Apartments

Bay View bungalow gets new neighbors.

Don’t Miss Bronzeville Week

Don’t Miss Bronzeville Week

Eight-day event runs from Aug. 6-13

Milwaukee Wins 2024 Republican National Convention

Milwaukee Wins 2024 Republican National Convention

It's official. GOP will pick its presidential nominee in Milwaukee.

Downtown Bridge Openings Rise Even As Water Levels Fall

Downtown Bridge Openings Rise Even As Water Levels Fall

Annual bridge openings growing by the thousands.

Nikki Purvis Leaving City To Head African American Chamber

Nikki Purvis Leaving City To Head African American Chamber

Purvis replaces Ossie Kendrix at helm of nonprofit.

City Hall: Meet Milwaukee’s New Emergency Manager
City Hall

Meet Milwaukee’s New Emergency Manager

Ryan Zollicoffer boomerangs back to Milwaukee in time to prepare the city for 2024 RNC.

City Hall: Mayor Dumps Head of Violence Prevention Office
City Hall

Mayor Dumps Head of Violence Prevention Office

Arnitta Holliman removed from role she had held for a little more than a year.

Eyes on Milwaukee: F Street Buys Dubbel Dutch Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

F Street Buys Dubbel Dutch Hotel

Boutique hotel in downtown double mansion will continue under new ownership.

Nashville Rejects RNC, Milwaukee Now Lone Bidder

Nashville Rejects RNC, Milwaukee Now Lone Bidder

An official vote to grant Milwaukee the Republican convention expected Aug. 5.

MKE Film’s Cultures & Communities Festival Returns

MKE Film’s Cultures & Communities Festival Returns

Documentary on Rosa Parks, a "big get," is the opening night film.

City Again Has World’s Tallest Building

City Again Has World’s Tallest Building

Once it was Milwaukee's City Hall. Now it's Ascent, proclaimed tallest timber building by international Council on Tall Buildings.

Transportation: Bublr Expansion Includes Smaller Docks
Transportation

Bublr Expansion Includes Smaller Docks

Adding hundreds of new e-bikes and 26 new stations, including more minimal, flexible bike-sharing docks.

Transportation: Art Campaign Highlights Milwaukee, New York Teens
Transportation

Art Campaign Highlights Milwaukee, New York Teens

Milwaukee streetcar and New York subway stops to feature inspirational messages.

Plats and Parcels: Teweles Seed Tower Has New Owners, Renovation Planned
Plats and Parcels

Teweles Seed Tower Has New Owners, Renovation Planned

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

Transportation: Wisconsin Ave. Will Sport Honorary Name For Robert Cocroft
Transportation

Wisconsin Ave. Will Sport Honorary Name For Robert Cocroft

Cocroft spent his career first in the military, then helping others once they left.

Friday Photos: Schuster’s Returns to King Drive
Friday Photos

Schuster’s Returns to King Drive

Former department store now visible, to become ThriveOn King development.

Godlewski Drops Out, Endorses Barnes

Godlewski Drops Out, Endorses Barnes

Field clearing for general election showdown between Mandela Barnes and Ron Johnson.

What To Do If You Voted For Lasry or Nelson?

What To Do If You Voted For Lasry or Nelson?

You can "spoil" your ballot and vote again, but don't wait.

No More Miller Time At Fiserv Forum

No More Miller Time At Fiserv Forum

Milwaukee Bucks beer sponsor is now Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Spec Industrial Building Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Spec Industrial Building Approved

New Menomonee Valley building gets final city legislative approval. Cleared for development.

City Hall: The Federal Investigation That Isn’t
City Hall

The Federal Investigation That Isn’t

Housing investigation disappears as quietly as it appeared. What was it about?

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Trade Hotel Tops Off
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Trade Hotel Tops Off

High-end, Deer District hotel with downtown views will open in March 2023.

Lasry Dropping Out Of Senate Race

Lasry Dropping Out Of Senate Race

Barnes now clear frontrunner, but Godlewski still a challenger.

City Hall: New Penalties For Landlords Who Don’t Fix Lead Hazards
City Hall

New Penalties For Landlords Who Don’t Fix Lead Hazards

Fees, citations, even demolition for non-compliance after child tests positive for lead.

Eyes on Milwaukee: IKON Hotel Deal At Risk of Default
Eyes on Milwaukee

IKON Hotel Deal At Risk of Default

Haywood Group could default on $4 million city loan. City could end up owning empty mall.

Early Voting Begins in Milwaukee

Early Voting Begins in Milwaukee

From July 26 through August 6, voters can cast early ballot for August 9 primary at four locations in city.

Police Begin Suing Reckless Drivers

Police Begin Suing Reckless Drivers

MPD files lawsuit against driver with 44 violations, warns 20 more repeat reckless drivers they could be sued.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Good Hope Rd. Pick ‘n Save Sold For $20 Million
Eyes on Milwaukee

Good Hope Rd. Pick ‘n Save Sold For $20 Million

Florida investor pays nearly double the assessed value for northwest side store.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Zoning Changes Could Grow City Population
Eyes on Milwaukee

Zoning Changes Could Grow City Population

City looks to update zoning code, in line with Mayor Johnson's vision for growth.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Seeking Affordable Housing Developers Who Need Funding
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Seeking Affordable Housing Developers Who Need Funding

Housing Trust Fund has $10 million to award to worthy projects.

Nelson Drops Out of Senate Race, Endorses Barnes

Nelson Drops Out of Senate Race, Endorses Barnes

Nelson says progressives now have a single candidate to unite behind.

Plats and Parcels: Fires Badly Damage Northridge Mall
Plats and Parcels

Fires Badly Damage Northridge Mall

More troubles for vacant mall. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Street Car Flats Take Shape
Friday Photos

Street Car Flats Take Shape

99-year-old office building finds new life as housing

Milwaukee Police Sending Body Armor To Ukraine

Milwaukee Police Sending Body Armor To Ukraine

Sister city Irpin will receive donations of disused protective equipment.

City Hall: Mayor Johnson Looks Back On His First 100 Days In Office
City Hall

Mayor Johnson Looks Back On His First 100 Days In Office

Public safety, financial issues, economic development and contracting COVID-19 for the second time.

City Hall: Patrick Pauly Appointed Head of Milwaukee Water Works
City Hall

Patrick Pauly Appointed Head of Milwaukee Water Works

Civil engineer has worked at city-owned utility since 1991.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Charter School Reveals New $20 Million High School
Eyes on Milwaukee

Charter School Reveals New $20 Million High School

Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy seeking to raise $25 million for new building and adding middle school.

MPD Tries New Tactics For Vehicle Thefts, Reckless Driving

MPD Tries New Tactics For Vehicle Thefts, Reckless Driving

MPD using bait cars to catch car thieves. State Patrol will provide assistance on Capitol and Fond du Lac.

City Hall: New $5,000 Fine For Not Reporting Stolen Guns
City Hall

New $5,000 Fine For Not Reporting Stolen Guns

Proposal includes a requirement to securely store guns in cars. MPD backing proposal.

Eyes on Milwaukee: World’s Tallest Timber Tower Opens
Eyes on Milwaukee

World’s Tallest Timber Tower Opens

Downtown mass-timber high-rise mixes exposed wood aesthetic with loads of amenities.

Eyes on Milwaukee: State’s Largest HIV Clinic Relocating, Expanding
Eyes on Milwaukee

State’s Largest HIV Clinic Relocating, Expanding

Vivent Health moving from Plankinton Ave. to former MATC building on 6th and McKinley.

Mayor Johnson Goes To Harvard

Mayor Johnson Goes To Harvard

Milwaukee's leader among 40 mayors participating in Harvard City Leadership Program.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rite-Hite Will Open New HQ In City
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rite-Hite Will Open New HQ In City

First employees will move from Brown Deer, other locations to headquarters in Reed Street Yards south of Downtown.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Midtown Walmart Bought By Self Storage Company
Eyes on Milwaukee

Midtown Walmart Bought By Self Storage Company

But using the facility for self storage would require zoning change from city.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Evers Helps Finance 10 Affordable Housing Proposals
Eyes on Milwaukee

Evers Helps Finance 10 Affordable Housing Proposals

Funding will benefit 22 projects in 11 counties, including 10 projects in Milwaukee.

City Hall: Ald. Chantia Lewis Pleads Guilty, Removed From Office
City Hall

Ald. Chantia Lewis Pleads Guilty, Removed From Office

Alderwoman faces August sentencing hearing following felony plea.

Plats and Parcels: Fiserv Again Flirts With Relocating Headquarters
Plats and Parcels

Fiserv Again Flirts With Relocating Headquarters

Plus: Our recap of the week's real estate news

Friday Photos: Work Underway on East Side Affordable Apartments
Friday Photos

Work Underway on East Side Affordable Apartments

New building located at the northern end of Water Street

GOP Panel Picks Milwaukee To Host 2024 Convention

GOP Panel Picks Milwaukee To Host 2024 Convention

Full committee must still vote in early August to approve Milwaukee.

Kohl’s Downtown Store Is Test of Smaller Format

Kohl’s Downtown Store Is Test of Smaller Format

CEO promises data-driven approach to deliver everything customers love about Kohl's.

Transportation: City Seeking Grant For Streetcar Convention Center Extension
Transportation

City Seeking Grant For Streetcar Convention Center Extension

$33 million project could receive boost with $25 million in federal funds.

UW Credit Union Will Anchor East Side Building

UW Credit Union Will Anchor East Side Building

Developer completes purchase of site for car-lite building on E. North Ave.

The Backyard Bar Creating New Backyard

The Backyard Bar Creating New Backyard

Bay View bar losing its patio to new restaurant, but creating new space by demolishing house.

Biden’s Infrastructure Czar Visits City, Touts Lead Lateral Funding

Biden’s Infrastructure Czar Visits City, Touts Lead Lateral Funding

City has replaced 524 laterals this year, but Biden administration says that will greatly increase with federal funding.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Design Board Okays Third Ward Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Design Board Okays Third Ward Project

6-story, 258-unit, $80 million complex near Summerfest gets conditional approval, with more revisions expected.

Kohl’s Planning Downtown Store

Kohl’s Planning Downtown Store

Department store would be located on first floor of old Boston Store space.

City’s Recycling Up 9%, Revenues Up, Too

City’s Recycling Up 9%, Revenues Up, Too

New methods of collection boost amount recycled, supply-chain issues increase revenues.

City Hall: Mayor Acts To Create Full Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Mayor Acts To Create Full Fire & Police Commission

Johnson picks two new appointees to FPC, giving it 9 members for first time.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Commission Okays 55-Unit East Side Apartment Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Commission Okays 55-Unit East Side Apartment Building

But St. Mark's church project may face a more contentious zoning hearing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Court Says UWM Can Demolish Columbia Hospital
Eyes on Milwaukee

Court Says UWM Can Demolish Columbia Hospital

City loses suit opposing this and may decide not to appeal decision.

City Hall: What Will Police Buy With Forfeiture Funds?
City Hall

What Will Police Buy With Forfeiture Funds?

$1.48 million in seized assets will pay for everything from pole camera to ice cream freezer.

Plats and Parcels: VA Demolishing Soldiers Home Power Plant
Plats and Parcels

VA Demolishing Soldiers Home Power Plant

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

TIF Could Fund Traffic Calming, Affordable Housing Near Downtown

TIF Could Fund Traffic Calming, Affordable Housing Near Downtown

City proposing $6.5 million for traffic calming, anti-displacement housing efforts in area north of Fiserv Forum.

Friday Photos: What’s That Big, New Tower at The Port?
Friday Photos

What’s That Big, New Tower at The Port?

Largest port investment in 60 years is beginning to materialize. See it from the Hoan Bridge.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Car-Lite East Side Building Wins Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Car-Lite East Side Building Wins Approval

Modern building would embody urbanism principles of those built 100 years before it.

City Hall: Mayor Johnson’s New HR Director Gets Committee Endorsement
City Hall

Mayor Johnson’s New HR Director Gets Committee Endorsement

Harper Donahue would move from the City of Madison to Milwaukee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Should City Preserve Industrial Properties Near 11th and Bruce?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Should City Preserve Industrial Properties Near 11th and Bruce?

Study will look at land-use options for preserving century-old industrial district.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Million-Dollar Childcare Center Filling Vacant School
Eyes on Milwaukee

Million-Dollar Childcare Center Filling Vacant School

Tashawana Green opening new facility in Sherman Park with backing of Northwest Side CDC.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MIAD Overhauling Campus Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

MIAD Overhauling Campus Center

Planning to improve campus center, expand scholarships and grow its student body.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 31-Story Third Ward Tower Developer Applies For Construction Permits
Eyes on Milwaukee

31-Story Third Ward Tower Developer Applies For Construction Permits

Hines planning fall groundbreaking at 333 N. Water St.

Nashville RNC Contract Withdrawn

Nashville RNC Contract Withdrawn

The lone city competing with Milwaukee for convention struggling to pass host agreement.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Local Investor Buys Ma Baensch Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Local Investor Buys Ma Baensch Building

Group also purchased former Miller Brewing building at Bartlett and Irving.

Photo Gallery: The Return of Milwaukee’s Independence Day Parades
Photo Gallery

The Return of Milwaukee’s Independence Day Parades

Community groups, candy and candidates fill Milwaukee's streets

Plats and Parcels: Urban Ecology Center Plans Event Venue
Plats and Parcels

Urban Ecology Center Plans Event Venue

East Side event space is near Oak Leaf Trail and the river. Plus: A big week of real estate news.

Friday Photos: New Hotel Hints At Potential of Deer District
Friday Photos

New Hotel Hints At Potential of Deer District

The Trade could be a key connecting piece between Fiserv Forum and Downtown, activating forlorn W. Juneau Ave.

Transportation: Milwaukee Seeks Partners On Project Lowering Speed Limits
Transportation

Milwaukee Seeks Partners On Project Lowering Speed Limits

Firms will design outreach campaign, measure results for project to lower speed limits to 20 mph.

Transportation: Bicycle-Walking Trail Would Run From S. 105th St. To Lakefront
Transportation

Bicycle-Walking Trail Would Run From S. 105th St. To Lakefront

9-mile Powerline Trail would connect Milwaukee and 3 suburbs. First leg opens this year.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Schuster’s Department Store Getting Exposed
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Schuster’s Department Store Getting Exposed

$105 million ThriveOn King project turning warehouse into offices, housing, food hall.

Northridge Owners Renew Legal Battle With City

Northridge Owners Renew Legal Battle With City

Chinese investment group finds new attorney, now represented by McDonald & Kloth.

“Kia Boyz” Film Results In Felony Charges

“Kia Boyz” Film Results In Felony Charges

MPD uses web of evidence, including the film, to arrest 17-year-old. He faces multiple felony charges.

Burnham Playfield Reopens To Happy Crowd

Burnham Playfield Reopens To Happy Crowd

Southside park boasts splash pad, playground, futsal and basketball courts, soccer and baseball fields

Eyes on Milwaukee: Say Goodbye to Harp & Shamrock Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Say Goodbye to Harp & Shamrock Building

137-year-old building that housed tavern on Wells St. planned for demolition, though precisely when not clear.

Selena Mural Towers Over Walker’s Point

Selena Mural Towers Over Walker’s Point

New, six-story mural by Mauricio Ramirez stands tall over Zocalo Food Park, is visible from I-94.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling The Other Turner Hall
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling The Other Turner Hall

North Avenue building was used for concerts, boxing and socialist rallies. What's next?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Komatsu Mining’s Massive New Harbor District Campus
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Komatsu Mining’s Massive New Harbor District Campus

P&H parent company swaps a ribbon cutting for a tree planting in opening new factory.

Plats and Parcels: New Development For One Of Milwaukee’s Most Contaminated Properties
Plats and Parcels

New Development For One Of Milwaukee’s Most Contaminated Properties

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

Friday Photos: Journal Square Redevelopment Nears Completion
Friday Photos

Journal Square Redevelopment Nears Completion

Apartments, student housing, a high school and, maybe, a hotel.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Land Plans New S. 5th St. Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Land Plans New S. 5th St. Building

Firm pursuing fourth apartment complex in Walker's Point.

City Hall: Who Wants To Be Milwaukee’s Public Works Czar?
City Hall

Who Wants To Be Milwaukee’s Public Works Czar?

Mayor Cavalier Johnson seeking new Public Works Commissioner.

Transportation: Milwaukee Planning To Eliminate Traffic Crash Deaths
Transportation

Milwaukee Planning To Eliminate Traffic Crash Deaths

City, led by Mayor Cavalier Johnson, adopts "Vision Zero" policy

Milwaukee Offering No-Appointment Vaccination For Everyone Six Months and Older

Milwaukee Offering No-Appointment Vaccination For Everyone Six Months and Older

CDC authorizes COVID-19 vaccination for those ages six months to four years.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Iron District Developers Buy Site
Eyes on Milwaukee

Iron District Developers Buy Site

Apartments, soccer stadium, hotel and concert venue planned.

City Closes Burger King With Inside-Job Shooting

City Closes Burger King With Inside-Job Shooting

Council denies renewal of license, with alderman citing "a culture of" carrying weapons.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Home Could Become Coffee Shop
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Home Could Become Coffee Shop

Long an art gallery, the 1890s Knapp St. house in Downtown could see new life.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Developer Delays Menomonee Valley Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Developer Delays Menomonee Valley Building

Westminster Capital puts speculative project on hold until at least late July.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Car Wins Battle With Commercial Garage
Eyes on Milwaukee

Car Wins Battle With Commercial Garage

North Avenue building will be razed by city after reckless motorist rammed it.

City Hall: $900,000 Settlement For Improper Firings By Chief Morales
City Hall

$900,000 Settlement For Improper Firings By Chief Morales

Suit charges former police chief terminated seven Investigators without due process.

City Approves Scooters Through 2023

City Approves Scooters Through 2023

But it will take until at least August for private operators to re-enter Milwaukee.

The Hop Returns To Full Service

The Hop Returns To Full Service

After months of mechanical, staffing issues a full return, with extended hours during Summerfest

Transportation: Scooters Set For August Return
Transportation

Scooters Set For August Return

Council poised to approve new "study" on Tuesday, which would last through 2023.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling 1880s-Era Building Near Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling 1880s-Era Building Near Downtown

2,436-square-foot commercial building on W. Walnut St. could house a variety of uses.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Teak Townhomes Offer Unique Format
Eyes on Milwaukee

Teak Townhomes Offer Unique Format

Developer's second project on Lower East Side replaces vacant lot near Pulaski Park.

Bike Racing Series Rolls Into Milwaukee

Bike Racing Series Rolls Into Milwaukee

Races in Bay View and the East Side this week promise to draw crowds, high-level cycling.

Plats and Parcels: Ma Baensch Building Is For Sale
Plats and Parcels

Ma Baensch Building Is For Sale

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

Friday Photos: $420 Million Convention Center Expansion Moving Forward
Friday Photos

$420 Million Convention Center Expansion Moving Forward

Biggest construction project in Milwaukee is just under two years from completion.

New Mural Tackles Isolation, Celebration, Mental Health

New Mural Tackles Isolation, Celebration, Mental Health

Tia Richardson paints new downtown mural on the side of the Grand Avenue Club.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mount Mary, Partners Celebrate Opening Trinity Woods Complex
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mount Mary, Partners Celebrate Opening Trinity Woods Complex

Intergenerational living complex unites everyone from retired nuns to toddlers under one roof.

Council To Vote On Bringing Back Scooters

Council To Vote On Bringing Back Scooters

Special meeting called for June 20

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Group Takes Over Veterans’ Tiny Houses Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Group Takes Over Veterans’ Tiny Houses Project

Northwest side project to house and support homeless veterans could be headed to actual construction.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Iron District Apartments Subsidy Gets First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Iron District Apartments Subsidy Gets First Approval

Michigan Street Commons would bring 99 units of affordable housing to Westown.

Sculpture Milwaukee Returning In Phases For 2022

Sculpture Milwaukee Returning In Phases For 2022

Five pieces on display now with more to follow as part of sixth-annual series.

City Hall: ARPA Funds Can’t Plug City Budget Hole
City Hall

ARPA Funds Can’t Plug City Budget Hole

Deficit keeps growing and even devoting every ARPA dollar to it won't solve problem.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Can Menomonee Valley Project Attract Tenants?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Can Menomonee Valley Project Attract Tenants?

Style of industrial development common in suburbs draws questions at City Hall.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Apartment Building, Rebuilt Parish Hall For St. Mark’s
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Apartment Building, Rebuilt Parish Hall For St. Mark’s

East Side development near Downer Ave. adds housing, targeted at saving church.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Clifton Crump Named To Zoning Board
Eyes on Milwaukee

Clifton Crump Named To Zoning Board

Former secretary of city's Board of Zoning Appeals returns to serve on board, to acclaim from council members.

Transportation: Open Meetings For Scaled-Down Stadium Interchange
Transportation

Open Meetings For Scaled-Down Stadium Interchange

WisDOT meetings Tuesday, Wednesday for public comments on diverging-diamond design.

Plats and Parcels: Milwaukee’s Third Tallest Building Could Be Redeveloped
Plats and Parcels

Milwaukee’s Third Tallest Building Could Be Redeveloped

Plus: Recapping 10 other real estate stories of the week.

Friday Photos: Rite-Hite’s New HQ Gets Glassy
Friday Photos

Rite-Hite’s New HQ Gets Glassy

New complex now reflects the neighborhood around it.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Choice School Consolidating Campuses, Building Gym
Eyes on Milwaukee

Choice School Consolidating Campuses, Building Gym

Victory Christian Academy transforming former St. John Kanty church.

State Street Pizza Pub Opens This Weekend

State Street Pizza Pub Opens This Weekend

New restaurant focuses on quick service, sports and craft beer.

The Death and Life of the Locust Street Festival

The Death and Life of the Locust Street Festival

Festival canceled, but local businesses step in to offer alternatives.

City Hall: Police Officers Lied About Vaccine Status
City Hall

Police Officers Lied About Vaccine Status

Two officers lied to take a taxpayer-funded trip, under advice from Lieutenant who retired before discipline could be issued.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Old Astronautics HQ Could Become Economic Empowerment Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

Old Astronautics HQ Could Become Economic Empowerment Center

Developer JoAnne Sabir envisions hub for Black empowerment near Capitol and Teutonia.

Eyes on Milwaukee: St. Augustine Building Elementary School On Entire City Block
Eyes on Milwaukee

St. Augustine Building Elementary School On Entire City Block

$49 million building will create city's largest school campus, serving 2,400 pupils.

City Hall: Help For Taxpayers Paying City Water Fee
City Hall

Help For Taxpayers Paying City Water Fee

Little known programs help you pay water and street lighting fee or even your mortgage.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Company Moving From Shorewood To South Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

Company Moving From Shorewood To South Side

Makers of ZYN beverage will redevelop warehouse on the border of Menomonee Valley.

Interviewing The ‘Kia Boyz’

Interviewing The ‘Kia Boyz’

Amid epidemic of car theft in city, video by 'Tommy G' interviews the perpetrators.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Father-Daughter Duo Restoring Milwaukee’s ‘Boat House’
Eyes on Milwaukee

Father-Daughter Duo Restoring Milwaukee’s ‘Boat House’

Nautically-themed house could be damaged by its lighthouse without a rescue.

Gregory Haanstad Named U.S Attorney

Gregory Haanstad Named U.S Attorney

Nominee, if confirmed, would get second term as U.S. Attorney and top prosecutor for Southeast Wisconsin.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Demolition Starts For New Public Museum
Eyes on Milwaukee

Demolition Starts For New Public Museum

$240 million Milwaukee Public Museum facility to be built at 6th and McKinley, where building being razed housed Urban Milwaukee's first office.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Work Starting On ThriveOn King Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Work Starting On ThriveOn King Project

$105 million project will transform former Schuster's/Gimbels department store.

City Hall: Ieshuh Griffin Booted From Ballot In Two Aldermanic Races
City Hall

Ieshuh Griffin Booted From Ballot In Two Aldermanic Races

Griffin attempted to run to replace both Cavalier Johnson and Nik Kovac.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Trio of Center Street Properties For Sale
Eyes on Milwaukee

Trio of Center Street Properties For Sale

City seeking new owners for buildings on historic commercial corridor.

Plats and Parcels: Northridge Mall Attorneys Quit, Chinese Group Must Find New Counsel
Plats and Parcels

Northridge Mall Attorneys Quit, Chinese Group Must Find New Counsel

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

Friday Photos: Inside The Phillis Wheatley School Redevelopment
Friday Photos

Inside The Phillis Wheatley School Redevelopment

Mayor, county executive and HUD regional administrator tour building in advance of July opening.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling Harbor District Development Site
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling Harbor District Development Site

Freshwater Plaza site could house six-story building.

Summerfest Leader Will Step Down At End of 2023

Summerfest Leader Will Step Down At End of 2023

Don Smiley will return at the end of 2023. Sarah Smith Pancheri named president.

City Hall: Embezzlement, Misconduct Trial Scheduled For Chantia Lewis
City Hall

Embezzlement, Misconduct Trial Scheduled For Chantia Lewis

Lewis now faces multiple, fast-approaching deadlines to resolve her four felony charges.

Oriental Theatre Hosting World Premiere Friday Night

Oriental Theatre Hosting World Premiere Friday Night

Small Town Wisconsin makes its big-screen debut in Milwaukee before going nationwide.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Beverage Company Relocating To Walker’s Point
Eyes on Milwaukee

Beverage Company Relocating To Walker’s Point

Makers of ZYN are poised to redevelop three-story warehouse.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Funds Would Support Iron District Housing Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Funds Would Support Iron District Housing Project

Proposed tax incremental financing district scheduled for June review.

City Hall: 27-Page Complaint Blasts City Attorney
City Hall

27-Page Complaint Blasts City Attorney

Tearman Spencer and top deputies face new complaints of misusing public funds, kickbacks and more.

City Hall: Mayor Signs RNC Agreement To Applause
City Hall

Mayor Signs RNC Agreement To Applause

But two big questions remain: will city win convention and will it benefit financially?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Royal Capital Plans $200 Million ‘Lifestyle Campus’
Eyes on Milwaukee

Royal Capital Plans $200 Million ‘Lifestyle Campus’

Cudahy Farms would ultimately have 1,110 units on 51 acres near 91st and Brown Deer.

City Hall: Council Approves RNC Deal, Drops $6 Million Request
City Hall

Council Approves RNC Deal, Drops $6 Million Request

Move praised by mayor, convention backers.

Transportation: A New Plan For Universal Driver’s Education
Transportation

A New Plan For Universal Driver’s Education

Common Ground's proposal calls for insurance companies to be lead funders of program.

$2 Million Grant Will Train Minorities, Help Replace Lead Laterals

$2 Million Grant Will Train Minorities, Help Replace Lead Laterals

Federal infrastructure funds help Milwaukee Water Works expand, diversify workforce.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Marcus Center Starts Construction On Former Chestnut Grove
Eyes on Milwaukee

Marcus Center Starts Construction On Former Chestnut Grove

Redeveloped outdoor space for concerts would include 24 honey locust trees.

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Genke Plans New Bay View Development
Eyes on Milwaukee

Genke Plans New Bay View Development

Initially listed as 6 duplexes, but plans are changing for 10,320-square-foot site on E. Oklahoma Ave.

Plats and Parcels: DHS Ditching Coggs Center For Northwest Side
Plats and Parcels

DHS Ditching Coggs Center For Northwest Side

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

Transportation: Port Traffic Fell in 2021
Transportation

Port Traffic Fell in 2021

"But that's not the whole story," says port director.

Friday Photos: Community Within The Corridor Expects First Residents In July
Friday Photos

Community Within The Corridor Expects First Residents In July

Largest private affordable housing development in Wisconsin history nears completion.

City Hall: Should Select City Employees Be Paid More Than Mayor?
City Hall

Should Select City Employees Be Paid More Than Mayor?

Alderwoman Coggs warns it could primarily benefit white men.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside The Renovated St. Francis of Assisi Church and Monastery
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside The Renovated St. Francis of Assisi Church and Monastery

Friars celebrate completion of complex that supports their faith and service, while housing quite the basement.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Blood Center Announced As ThriveOn King Tenant
Eyes on Milwaukee

Blood Center Announced As ThriveOn King Tenant

Operation will focus on increasing blood donations from diverse communities.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Funeral Home Becoming Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Funeral Home Becoming Apartments

Kinnickinnic Ave. building proposed for apartment conversion.

Protasiewicz Running For Supreme Court

Protasiewicz Running For Supreme Court

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

Council Members Asking RNC For $6 Million

Council Members Asking RNC For $6 Million

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

Spike Brewing Could Build New Facility

Spike Brewing Could Build New Facility

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

The World Naked Bike Ride Returns

The World Naked Bike Ride Returns

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

New High School Planned in Bronzeville

New High School Planned in Bronzeville

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

Advocacy Groups Urge City, Reject RNC

Advocacy Groups Urge City, Reject RNC

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

City Hall: City Plans 27 Early Voting Sites
City Hall

City Plans 27 Early Voting Sites

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

1,000 Cruise Passengers Visited City On Weekend

1,000 Cruise Passengers Visited City On Weekend

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

Evers Awards $2.2 Million For City Policing

Evers Awards $2.2 Million For City Policing

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

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

Bucks, FPC Plan Downtown Concert Venue

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

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

More Renderings of Downtown ‘Iron District’ Released

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

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

Bay View Restaurant Would Have Two Buildings, Multiple Patios

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

Friday Photos: Nova Rises Along Van Buren
Friday Photos

Nova Rises Along Van Buren

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

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

Century City Will Be Used For Concrete Crushing

Concrete will be trucked west from N. Humboldt Blvd.

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

Wisconsin Center Expansion Over Budget

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

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

Soccer Stadium, Concert Venue Planned For Downtown

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

Brandon Jennings Attempting to Launch Milwaukee Voucher School

Brandon Jennings Attempting to Launch Milwaukee Voucher School

Former NBA player seeking to open BALL City Academy.

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

Admiral’s Wharf Construction Could Start This Summer

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

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

100,000 Parts Store Closed, Auction Underway

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

Summerfest Will Pay Full Cost of Policing For Second Straight Year

Summerfest Will Pay Full Cost of Policing For Second Straight Year

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

Transportation: ‘Traffic Gardens’ Coming to MPS Buildings
Transportation

‘Traffic Gardens’ Coming to MPS Buildings

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

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

Third Ward Apartments Design Overhauled

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

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

Boone & Crockett Owners Building Public Riverwalk

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

Milwaukee Will Enforce Citywide Curfew For Those 16 And Under

Milwaukee Will Enforce Citywide Curfew For Those 16 And Under

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

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

Judge Reverses $1.4 Million Verdict Against Bauman, City

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

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

Employ Milwaukee Opens Office On Northwest Side

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

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

City Selling Building At 58th And Burleigh

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

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

Taco John’s, Popeyes Opening Near Airport

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

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

Menomonee Valley Building Wins Key Approval

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

Lakefront Beer Garden Will Return

Lakefront Beer Garden Will Return

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

Michels Leads Kleefisch In New Poll

Michels Leads Kleefisch In New Poll

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

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

Former Midtown Center Wal-Mart For Sale

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

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

Bray Architects Could Move HQ In Walker’s Point

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

Downtown Curfew Instituted, Bucks Watch Party Canceled

Downtown Curfew Instituted, Bucks Watch Party Canceled

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

17 People Shot, 10 In Custody From Water Street Shooting

17 People Shot, 10 In Custody From Water Street Shooting

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

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

Element Opens in Walker’s Point, Nearly Fully Leased

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

Milwaukee Preparing Agreement For Possible Republican National Convention

Milwaukee Preparing Agreement For Possible Republican National Convention

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

Hue Opens New Bay View Location

Hue Opens New Bay View Location

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

Last Call To Buy Milwaukee Brewing Company

Last Call To Buy Milwaukee Brewing Company

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

No New Third Ward Concert Venue

No New Third Ward Concert Venue

FPC is considering other sites away from Summerfest grounds.

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

Historic Commission Debates Artificial Turf for High School Field

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

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

Green Infrastructure Project Planned For Interstate 94 and Becher Street

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

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

2022 Mayor’s Design Awards Announced

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

Aurora Announces Merger, HQ Relocation to North Carolina

Aurora Announces Merger, HQ Relocation to North Carolina

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

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

Concordia 27 Will Offer Housing, Meals, Education

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

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

City Awards Vouchers to 7 West Side Housing Projects

Awards will advance the creation or rehabilitation of 390 apartments.

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

Milwaukee Strikes Out In WHEDA Awards

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

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

Street Lighting Still Burning Issue For City

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

Dining: New High-End Restaurant For Downtown
Dining

New High-End Restaurant For Downtown

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

Potawatomi Plans $100 Million Casino Overhaul

Potawatomi Plans $100 Million Casino Overhaul

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

New Giannis Mural Completed

New Giannis Mural Completed

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

City Handing Out Free Gun Locks

City Handing Out Free Gun Locks

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

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

Special Election Called For Kovac’s Seat

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

Transportation: Cruise Ship Leaves Milwaukee Twice
Transportation

Cruise Ship Leaves Milwaukee Twice

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

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

Factory Faces $15 Million Pollution, PCBs Cleanup

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

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

New Apartment Building Will Include Six-Story Mural

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

Biggest Cruise Ship On Great Lakes Makes First Milwaukee Visit

Biggest Cruise Ship On Great Lakes Makes First Milwaukee Visit

See inside the brand new Viking Octantis.

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

City Selling Old Capitol Drive Fire Station

Two bidders vying for property.

Mount Mary Hires Isabelle Cherney As President

Mount Mary Hires Isabelle Cherney As President

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

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

Vacant 27th Street Building Will See New Life

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

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

MPD Temporarily Lost More Than 8,000 Citations

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

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

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

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

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

Three Candidates Running To Replace Cavalier Johnson On Council

Including one candidate that just challenged Johnson for mayor.

Transportation: Should Milwaukee Remove A Second Freeway?
Transportation

Should Milwaukee Remove A Second Freeway?

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

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

Park East Apartments Moving Forward

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

City Hall: Committee Backs Kovac For Budget Director
City Hall

Committee Backs Kovac For Budget Director

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

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

City Faces $9.5 Million In Legal Claims

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

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

Outside Counsel Will Represent City On Complaint Against City Attorney

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

City Hall: Milwaukee Adding 37 New Wards
City Hall

Milwaukee Adding 37 New Wards

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

Transportation: Streetcar Service Goes From Bad To Worse
Transportation

Streetcar Service Goes From Bad To Worse

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

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

Lena Taylor Could Sue City Over Flooding

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

City Hall: No New Jackpot Tax at Potawatomi
City Hall

No New Jackpot Tax at Potawatomi

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

7 Vehicles Towed In 36 Hours Under New City Policy

7 Vehicles Towed In 36 Hours Under New City Policy

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

Ryan Clancy Launches Campaign For State Assembly

Ryan Clancy Launches Campaign For State Assembly

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

Thousands March for Immigrant Rights

Thousands March for Immigrant Rights

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

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

City Seeks Firms To Transform Vacant Homes

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

Friday Photos: New East Side Townhomes
Friday Photos

New East Side Townhomes

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

Mayor, Students Celebrate Arbor Day With Tree Planting

Mayor, Students Celebrate Arbor Day With Tree Planting

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

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

Evers Allocating $20 Million For Affordable Housing Projects

Program could move 17 Milwaukee projects from rendering to reality.

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

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

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

Visual Art: Busy Intersection Will Promote Kindness
Visual Art

Busy Intersection Will Promote Kindness

Artist Fred Kaems partnering with North Shore Bank on effort.

City Hall: Perez Shakes Up Committee Assignments
City Hall

Perez Shakes Up Committee Assignments

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

Campbell’s Irish Pub Closing

Campbell’s Irish Pub Closing

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

City Hall: Vliet Street Reconstruction Gets Federal Funding
City Hall

Vliet Street Reconstruction Gets Federal Funding

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

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

City Offers $50,000 Trauma Reduction Grants

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

Downtown Gets Three-Story Giannis Mural

Downtown Gets Three-Story Giannis Mural

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

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

DPW Plans Surge of Traffic-Calming Bump Outs

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

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

How Will City Plan Change Bay View?

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

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

Who Will Lead Public Works Department?

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

Donovan Now A Suburban Republican Running For Assembly

Donovan Now A Suburban Republican Running For Assembly

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

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

Investor Buys Shuttered West Milwaukee Malt Plant

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

Friday Photos: New Sorority House Rises Near Marquette
Friday Photos

New Sorority House Rises Near Marquette

But what happened to the last house on the lot?

Riverwest Food Pantry Changes Name, Announces Expanded Vision

Riverwest Food Pantry Changes Name, Announces Expanded Vision

Kinship Community Food Center is seeking a new headquarters.

Members Only: Free Milwaukee Film Festival Tickets
Members Only

Free Milwaukee Film Festival Tickets

See a movie on us at the Milwaukee Film Festival.

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

Aaron Lipski Given Four-Year Term As Fire Chief

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

Milwaukee River Could Become A Salmon Spawning Hub

Milwaukee River Could Become A Salmon Spawning Hub

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

Bob Donovan Considers Another Run For Office

Bob Donovan Considers Another Run For Office

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

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

ThriveOn Investing $5 Million In Neighborhood Childcare Facilities

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

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

Melvina Park Expansion To Start Later This Year

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

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

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

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

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

Special Election Called For Northside Aldermanic Seat

Winner will replace newly-elected Mayor Cavalier Johnson.

Help Clean Milwaukee’s River Banks

Help Clean Milwaukee’s River Banks

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

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

New Apartment Project Not About Cars

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

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

Community Land Trust Comes To Town

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

Rep. Brostoff Will Run For Aldermanic Seat

Rep. Brostoff Will Run For Aldermanic Seat

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

Experimental Coffee Shop Adds New Location

Experimental Coffee Shop Adds New Location

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

Perez Elected Common Council President

Perez Elected Common Council President

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

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

Ald. Kovac Named Budget Director, Will Resign Council Seat

Kovac has represented the East Side and Riverwest since 2008.

City Hall: City Braces For More Lawsuit Settlements
City Hall

City Braces For More Lawsuit Settlements

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

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

Bronzeville Project Could Be Creative Hub

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

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

Former Theater Could Become Art Studio

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

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

Harley-Davidson’s New Event Venue

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

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

SoftwareONE Moving Office To Third Ward

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

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

Developer Seeks Extension To Develop City Place Apartments

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

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

City Preparing Menomonee Valley Site For Development

Three buildings could be built on Kneeland Properties site.

Cruise Ships Return to Milwaukee

Cruise Ships Return to Milwaukee

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

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

Grossman Sells Two East Side Buildings

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

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

Federal Grant Could Help Stave Off 1,300 Layoffs

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

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

New Third Ward Building Revealed

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

New Mayor Offers Upbeat Inaugural Address

New Mayor Offers Upbeat Inaugural Address

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

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

Choice School Must Pay Property Taxes

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

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

New Tower Planned For East Side

Goll Mansion site could see new high rise.

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

Foreclosed Home Will House Those Displaced By Lead Abatement

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

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

Garden Homes Project May Get Extension

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

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

The Fight Over Columbia Hospital

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: Menards Plans Northridge Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Menards Plans Northridge Expansion

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

Members Only: Join Us at Amorphic Beer
Members Only

Join Us at Amorphic Beer

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

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

DNS Could Drop City Attorney, Hire Its Own

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

City Hall: Should Milwaukee Add Jackpot Tax?
City Hall

Should Milwaukee Add Jackpot Tax?

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

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

New Assessments Hike Residential Values By 17.7%

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

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

The End of Milwaukee’s Rush Hour?

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

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

Madison Company Buys Third Ward Block

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

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

City Approves 31 New Speed Humps, More Expected

But backlog of sidewalk repairs looms

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

Betty Brinn Pulls Out of New Museum Complex

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

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

MSOE Building Women’s Softball Stadium

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

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

Should National Avenue Rebuild Include Plans for Streetcar?

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

Transportation: Wells Street Could Gain Raised Bike Lanes
Transportation

Wells Street Could Gain Raised Bike Lanes

Quarter-mile stretch will be rebuilt through East Town.

Transportation: Traffic Calming Efforts Advancing On Two Downtown Arteries
Transportation

Traffic Calming Efforts Advancing On Two Downtown Arteries

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

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

Scooters Were Popular, But Will They Return?

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

The Bellagio Is Coming To Milwaukee

The Bellagio Is Coming To Milwaukee

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

Mr. B’s Specialty Will Be Smoked Turkey Legs

Mr. B’s Specialty Will Be Smoked Turkey Legs

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

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

MPS’ Fletcher School Would Be Sold For Choice School

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

Hmong Market Planned For Northwest Side

Hmong Market Planned For Northwest Side

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

Meet Milwaukee’s New Mayor Cavalier Johnson

Meet Milwaukee’s New Mayor Cavalier Johnson

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

Honorary Street Name For Lena’s Food Co-Founder

Honorary Street Name For Lena’s Food Co-Founder

City honoring late entrepreneur Bezelee Martin.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Former Hospital Designated Historic
Eyes on Milwaukee

Former Hospital Designated Historic

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

Two Big Riverwalk Beer Gardens Planned

Two Big Riverwalk Beer Gardens Planned

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

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

Four-Story Riverwest Apartments Okayed By Plan Commission

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

Transportation: Maintenance Issues Reduce The Hop’s Schedule
Transportation

Maintenance Issues Reduce The Hop’s Schedule

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

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

Bree Spencer Added to Police-Fire Board

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

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

Old National Finds Downtown Home

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

Lucky Clover Irish Pub Planned For Old World Third Bar District

Lucky Clover Irish Pub Planned For Old World Third Bar District

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

State Street Pizza Pub Planned Near Fiserv Forum

State Street Pizza Pub Planned Near Fiserv Forum

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

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

Inside Milwaukee’s Biggest Construction Project

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

Acting Mayor Johnson’s Brother Arrested On Felony Charges

Acting Mayor Johnson’s Brother Arrested On Felony Charges

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

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

Northridge Mall Raze Order Delayed

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

Pabst Theater Group Adds Fifth Venue

Pabst Theater Group Adds Fifth Venue

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

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

Asian Market Expansion In Jeopardy

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

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

World’s Tallest Timber Building Nears Completion

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

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

Elmer Moore Tapped To Lead WHEDA

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

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

HUD Sues East Side Landlord For Discrimination

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

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

City Closing Three TIF Districts

But two were busts, yielding no property tax relief.

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

Three Milwaukee Chefs Advance To Best Chef Midwest Finals

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

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

Lead Program Investigation Closed Without Criminal Charges

But investigation confirms program was mismanaged.

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

Former Police Captain Wins $350,000 Settlement

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

‘Gingerbread Land’ Street To Honor Sister Clara

‘Gingerbread Land’ Street To Honor Sister Clara

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

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

City Selling Former Villa/Ritz Theater

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

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

Karen Dettmer Leaving City For Federal Job

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

Donovan, Johnson Clash On Drop Boxes

Donovan, Johnson Clash On Drop Boxes

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

Bob Donovan vs The Clown

Bob Donovan vs The Clown

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

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

City Attorney Halts Plan To Sue Reckless Drivers

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

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

Council Delays Adding Bree Spencer To Fire & Police Commission

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

City Hall: Spencer Faces Sex Discrimination Claim
City Hall

Spencer Faces Sex Discrimination Claim

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

Donovan Plans Car Theft “Strike Force”

Donovan Plans Car Theft “Strike Force”

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

Inside Milwaukee’s 911 Center

Inside Milwaukee’s 911 Center

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

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

Industrial Building Planned For Menomonee Valley

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

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

New Apartment Building Relies On Emerging Building Technology

Taxco Apartments constructed in part with insulated concrete form structure.

Milwaukee Brewing Company Is For Sale

Milwaukee Brewing Company Is For Sale

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

New Art Immersive Experience Coming To Milwaukee

New Art Immersive Experience Coming To Milwaukee

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

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

Bronzeville Estates Adds Housing, Commercial Space Near North Ave

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

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

Workers Seeking Raises Find Open Ears, Empty Pockets

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

It’s Milwaukee Vs. Nashville For RNC

It’s Milwaukee Vs. Nashville For RNC

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

Transportation: Congress Extends Streetcar Grant
Transportation

Congress Extends Streetcar Grant

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

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

Third Ward Board Approves New Tower

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

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

The Couture Starts Massive Concrete Pour

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

Ballots Mailed, Early Voting Begins March 22

Ballots Mailed, Early Voting Begins March 22

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

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

Black-Owned Bookstore, Wine Bar Project Advances

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

County Clerk George Christenson Running For New Job

County Clerk George Christenson Running For New Job

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

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

Johnson, Donovan Spar Over City’s Future

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

Philanthropist, Entrepreneur Michael Cudahy Dies At 97

Philanthropist, Entrepreneur Michael Cudahy Dies At 97

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

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

The ‘Red Castle’ Is For Sale

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

Friday Photos: New Food Hall Quietly Taking Shape
Friday Photos

New Food Hall Quietly Taking Shape

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

The Return of the Bronze Fonz

The Return of the Bronze Fonz

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

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

Willie Hines, Jr. Named Head of Housing Authority

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

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

Committee Backs Bree Spencer Joining Police Oversight Board

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

Transportation: TCMC Train Poised for 2024 Start
Transportation

TCMC Train Poised for 2024 Start

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

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

MPD Moving To Seize Vehicles Via Court System

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

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

More Turnover In City Attorney’s Office

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

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

Feedback Sought On Bay View Park’s Design

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

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

Former North Milwaukee H.S. Redevelopment Inches Forward

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

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

Third Ward Zoning Change On Hold

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

Court Allows Mr. J’s To Reopen

Court Allows Mr. J’s To Reopen

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

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

UWM Plan To Raze Columbia Hospital Stalled

Historic Preservation Commission grants building temporary historic designation.

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

Help Plan The Century City Park

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

JoAnna Bautch Hired to Lead VIA CDC

JoAnna Bautch Hired to Lead VIA CDC

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

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

City Seeking Buyer For Mixed-Use Building

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

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

Milwaukee Tool Begins Employee Move-In

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

Greater Milwaukee Foundation Unveils $700 Million Philanthropic Campaign

Greater Milwaukee Foundation Unveils $700 Million Philanthropic Campaign

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

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

Marquette Announces Next Building Project

University pursuing $80 million overhaul of Rec Center.

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

Foreclosure Fiasco Costing Taxpayers Nearly $200,000

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

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

New Program Aids Homeowners Facing Back Taxes

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

Transportation: Feds Pursuing Complete Streets
Transportation

Feds Pursuing Complete Streets

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

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

Fessahaye Leaving For Chief Human Resources Job At UWM

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

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

City Boosts 911 Operator Pay By 26%

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

MPD Seeks To Hire 195 New Officers

MPD Seeks To Hire 195 New Officers

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

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

Council Ends Battle Over Couture, City Attorney

Acting Mayor reverses position and now supports ending the fight.

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

Council Closes Mr. J’s Lounge

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

City Hall: Milwaukee Mask Mandate Expires
City Hall

Milwaukee Mask Mandate Expires

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

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

Putin-Backing Assistant City Attorney Fired

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

Where Do City’s Felled Trees Go?

Where Do City’s Felled Trees Go?

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

MPD Station Shot Up, Officers Suspended After Police Custody Death

MPD Station Shot Up, Officers Suspended After Police Custody Death

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

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

Talgo Extending Lease In Century City

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

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

Traffic Safety Unit Issues 21,260 Citations In First Year

Police Chief and Acting Mayor say program is working.

Friday Photos: Marquette’s Green Monster
Friday Photos

Marquette’s Green Monster

Unfinished building adds a lot of color to Wisconsin Avenue.

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

America’s Black Holocaust Museum Reopens To Great Fanfare

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

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

City To Conduct Historic Survey Of Modern Churches

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

Transportation: Van Buren Could Receive Protected Bike Lane
Transportation

Van Buren Could Receive Protected Bike Lane

City of Milwaukee considering three options.

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

Mandel Delaying Portfolio Because of Market Saturation

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

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

Mayoral Race Includes At Least Seven Joint Appearances, Two Debates

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

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

Many Housing Projects Get Funding Boost

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

Could City Become Magnet For Remote Workers?

Could City Become Magnet For Remote Workers?

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

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

Legislature Approves Selling Key Bronzeville Site

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

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

Council Could End Fight Over Couture Provision

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

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

Huge River House Expansion Advancing

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

City Hall: Tearman Spencer Attacks Robert Bauman
City Hall

Tearman Spencer Attacks Robert Bauman

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

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

Spencer Alleges Multiple City Hall Politicians Face Criminal Probes

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

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

$1.4 Million Verdict Against Alderman, City

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

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

Trial of Ald. Chantia Lewis Inches Forward

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

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

The Avenue Lands Another Tenant

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

Friday Photos: Phillis Wheatley Redevelopment Progressing
Friday Photos

Phillis Wheatley Redevelopment Progressing

Development will open this year.

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

Proposed Third Ward Tower Gets Shorter, Wider

Development loses a floor, but plans summer construction start.

Milwaukee Seen As RNC Favorite

Milwaukee Seen As RNC Favorite

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

Milwaukee Poised To Tow Unregistered Vehicles Driven Recklessly

Milwaukee Poised To Tow Unregistered Vehicles Driven Recklessly

Policy is envisioned as part of reckless driving crackdown.

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

New Plans Aims To Grow 13th Street

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

City Hall: Council Closes Southside Massage Parlor
City Hall

Council Closes Southside Massage Parlor

License renewal denied. Business suspected of human trafficking.

RNC 2024 Team Visits Milwaukee

RNC 2024 Team Visits Milwaukee

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

Four Night Markets Scheduled For 2022

Four Night Markets Scheduled For 2022

Popular downtown event returning to full strength this summer.

It’s Johnson vs. Donovan For Mayor

It’s Johnson vs. Donovan For Mayor

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bronzeville Embracing Artist Housing
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bronzeville Embracing Artist Housing

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

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

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

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

Bike Racing Series Returns To Milwaukee

Bike Racing Series Returns To Milwaukee

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

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

$650,000 Settlement For Police Shooting Victim

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

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Will Return

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Will Return

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deconstruction Program Suspended Again
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deconstruction Program Suspended Again

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

Housing Authority Leader Tony Pérez Resigns

Housing Authority Leader Tony Pérez Resigns

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

Plats and Parcels: Astronautics Sells Former Headquarters
Plats and Parcels

Astronautics Sells Former Headquarters

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

Friday Photos: The Trade Starts To Climb
Friday Photos

The Trade Starts To Climb

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

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

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

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

Tom Barrett Presents Credentials To Grand Duke, Assumes Ambassadorship

Tom Barrett Presents Credentials To Grand Duke, Assumes Ambassadorship

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

Council Suspends Mangos Cafe For 30 Days

Council Suspends Mangos Cafe For 30 Days

Issues outside of bar draw ire of neighbors

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

Official Milwaukee Christmas Tree Becoming Art, Beer and Mulch

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

The Wolf On Broadway Restaurant Will Anchor Kinn Guesthouse

The Wolf On Broadway Restaurant Will Anchor Kinn Guesthouse

Downtown restaurant planned by Uncle Wolfie's owners.

Eyes on Milwaukee: RINKA Expands to Florida
Eyes on Milwaukee

RINKA Expands to Florida

Milwaukee-based architecture firm opens office in Fort Lauderdale.

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

Bree Spencer Named To Fire & Police Commission

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

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

Dimitrijevic’s Parental Leave Policy Passed

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

Optometry Clinic Opening At KinetiK

Optometry Clinic Opening At KinetiK

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

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

Gallery With Artist Housing Proposed For West Side

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

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

City Taps TIF For Affordable Housing

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

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

El Rey Plans New Cesar Chavez Dr. Building

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

Citiy Hall: Mayoral Poll Shows Strong Donovan Showing
Citiy Hall

Mayoral Poll Shows Strong Donovan Showing

But weighting of poll raises questions about its accuracy.

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

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

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

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

Chicago Firm Plans Downtown Project

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

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

Construction Underway On $118 Million UW-Milwaukee Building

University developing new chemistry building, STEM gateway.

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

State Approves $96 Million Harbor Cleanup Facility

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

City Hall: Prediction Market Offered For Mayoral Race
City Hall

Prediction Market Offered For Mayoral Race

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

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

The Couture Completion Delayed Until End of 2023

But tower crane installed and pile driving progressing.

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

Port Building New Cruise Ship Dock

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

AN OX Cafe Offers Up Asian Comfort Food

AN OX Cafe Offers Up Asian Comfort Food

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

Johnson Offers Economic Development Plan

Johnson Offers Economic Development Plan

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

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

Bronzeville Center for the Arts Proposed

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

City Needs Act of Congress Because of Couture-Streetcar Delay

City Needs Act of Congress Because of Couture-Streetcar Delay

City officials admit project is behind schedule.

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

Walker’s Point Buildings Could Become 182 Apartments

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

How To Vote Early in Milwaukee

How To Vote Early in Milwaukee

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

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

Evolve Church Has Cafe, Bucks Cachet

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

Mayoral Race Features Virtual Forums, Keg Tappings

Mayoral Race Features Virtual Forums, Keg Tappings

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

Hemp Store Buys Walker’s Point Building

Hemp Store Buys Walker’s Point Building

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

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

Good Time To Invest in Milwaukee Apartments Says Report

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

Friday Photos: Stalled East Side Project To Resume
Friday Photos

Stalled East Side Project To Resume

Six-story Fenwick Building will become assisted living complex.

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

City Sold 249 Foreclosed Homes in 2021

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

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

Milwaukee Could Start Towing Reckless Drivers’ Vehicles

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

Milwaukee Company Launching CBD Seltzer

Milwaukee Company Launching CBD Seltzer

Goodland Extracts targets growing non-alcoholic drink space.

Should City Fund Part of New County Juvenile Justice Facility?

Should City Fund Part of New County Juvenile Justice Facility?

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

New Riverfront Restaurant Planned for Harbor District

New Riverfront Restaurant Planned for Harbor District

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

New Murals Coming To Skywalk System

New Murals Coming To Skywalk System

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

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

Federal Funding for Lead Pipe Removal Likely a Year Away

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

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

Farewell To The Express Library “Branch”

Automated machine removed because of low usage, high cost.

Interval Coffee Will Open In Bay View

Interval Coffee Will Open In Bay View

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

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

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

Incident occurred near Interstate 94 and 68th Street.

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

Developers Plan 299 Affordable Apartments

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

City Suspends Southside Bar

City Suspends Southside Bar

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

VP Harris Touts Lead Pipe Removal In Milwaukee Visit

VP Harris Touts Lead Pipe Removal In Milwaukee Visit

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

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

Northwest Side Planet Fitness Gets Approved

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

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

Tia Cannon Will Lead Fond du Lac and North BID

New leader brings real estate experience to business development role

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

Officials Say Wisconsin Finished Second On $20 Billion Intel Campus

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

New Mayoral Poll Reorders Field

New Mayoral Poll Reorders Field

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

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

Anti-Harassment Policy Expanded After City Attorney Case

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

Friday Photos: The Apartments Built Over a Ship
Friday Photos

The Apartments Built Over a Ship

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

Homeless Outreach Group’s Bus Destroyed In Fire

Homeless Outreach Group’s Bus Destroyed In Fire

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

Claim Your Free COVID-19 Tests

Claim Your Free COVID-19 Tests

USPS will distribute four free tests per household.

Experimental Coffee Bar Will Open at Crossroads Collective

Experimental Coffee Bar Will Open at Crossroads Collective

Discourse relocated to Milwaukee from Door County in 2021.

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

Mask Mandate Anticipated To Go Into Effect Saturday

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

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

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

New service launches in February with $1.50 rides.

Palermo’s Buys Majority Of Funky Fresh Spring Rolls

Palermo’s Buys Majority Of Funky Fresh Spring Rolls

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

Milwaukee Public Market Adds Ice Skating Rink

Milwaukee Public Market Adds Ice Skating Rink

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

First Milwaukee Mayoral Race Poll Released

First Milwaukee Mayoral Race Poll Released

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

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

Zizzo’s New HQ Has Rooftop Terrace, Cafe

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

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

Council Ends Redistricting With Anger, Tears

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

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

Milwaukee Enacts (Soft) Mask Mandate

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

Talgo’s Wisconsin Trains Find Home In… Nigeria

Talgo’s Wisconsin Trains Find Home In… Nigeria

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

City Hall: Ieshuh Griffin Added To Mayoral Ballot
City Hall

Ieshuh Griffin Added To Mayoral Ballot

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

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

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

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

City Hall: New Assessment Commissioner Chosen
City Hall

New Assessment Commissioner Chosen

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

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

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

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

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

Rite-Hite’s New Headquarters

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

City Hall: Latino Leaders Could Sue Over Redistricting
City Hall

Latino Leaders Could Sue Over Redistricting

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

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

Fiserv Forum Wins Environmental Award

Milwaukee Bucks arena is now certified LEED Gold.

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

East Side Homes’ Historic Designation Stuck in Limbo

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

National Guard Deploying to Hospitals, Nursing Homes

National Guard Deploying to Hospitals, Nursing Homes

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

City Moving Toward Cash Vaccination Incentives, Free Rapid Tests

City Moving Toward Cash Vaccination Incentives, Free Rapid Tests

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

3rd Street Market Hall Opening Friday

3rd Street Market Hall Opening Friday

Long-awaited opening will take place Jan. 14.

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

A New Public Safety Plan for Milwaukee

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

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

City Lands $61 Million For Rental Assistance

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

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

Half of Mayoral Candidates Bounced From Ballot

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

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

Council Won’t Review New Concert Venues

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

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

Deal Would Fix Leaning Stone Creek Wall

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

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

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

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

City Could Sue Reckless Drivers in Civil Court

City Could Sue Reckless Drivers in Civil Court

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

Oil Spill’s Spread Could Have Been Halted?

Oil Spill’s Spread Could Have Been Halted?

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

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

City Selling 1880s King Drive Building

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

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

Johnson Controls’ Departure Impacts Third Ward

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

Milwaukee Giving Away Free N95/KN95 Masks

Milwaukee Giving Away Free N95/KN95 Masks

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

Friday Photos: The Curly Fry Credit Union
Friday Photos

The Curly Fry Credit Union

UW Credit Union replacing fast-food restaurant.

Milwaukee Public Schools Extends Virtual Instruction

Milwaukee Public Schools Extends Virtual Instruction

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

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

Council Moving To Institute Mask Mandate With No Enforcement

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

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

St. Francis Vet Moving to Milwaukee

Animal hospital will replace Lark Uniform at Howell and Howard.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Layton Lofts Under Construction
Eyes on Milwaukee

Layton Lofts Under Construction

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

Milwaukee Reportedly One of Four RNC Finalists

Milwaukee Reportedly One of Four RNC Finalists

After DNC was largely canceled, Republicans seriously considering Milwaukee.

Chris Larson Drops Out of Mayoral Race

Chris Larson Drops Out of Mayoral Race

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

City Hall: New Election Commission Appointed
City Hall

New Election Commission Appointed

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

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

House Saved, Moved Nearly 2 Miles

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

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

Bay View Homes Lose Historic Protection

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

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

Second Mass Timber Tower Advances

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

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

Walker’s Point Garage Could Be Transformed

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

Milwaukee Sets Homicide Record In 2021

Milwaukee Sets Homicide Record In 2021

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

Milwaukee Public Schools Will Be Virtual This Week

Milwaukee Public Schools Will Be Virtual This Week

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

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

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson Contracts COVID-19

Johnson is fully vaccinated and boosted.

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

Douglas Dynamics Expands at Park Place

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

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

Children’s Hospital’s New Southside Clinic

Facility replaces former Forest Home Library.

City Attorney Tearman Spencer Is Running For Mayor

City Attorney Tearman Spencer Is Running For Mayor

10th candidate in the race is a polarizing one.

George Vomberg of George’s Pub Passes Away

George Vomberg of George’s Pub Passes Away

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

Transportation: Three Projects Test Traffic Calming
Transportation

Three Projects Test Traffic Calming

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

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

Does City Need Third Drop-Off Center for Waste?

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

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

Micro-Hospital Planned Near Airport

Development reflects national trend to build smaller emergency healthcare facilities.

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

COVID Testing Surges, While Mayor Pleads For More Vaccinations

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

Chris Larson May Run For Mayor

Chris Larson May Run For Mayor

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

Dining: The Laughing Taco Is Closing
Dining

The Laughing Taco Is Closing

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

Transportation: Track Ships Coming Into The Port
Transportation

Track Ships Coming Into The Port

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

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

City Will Issue Parking Tickets By Mail

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

Lena Taylor Will Run For Mayor, Again

Lena Taylor Will Run For Mayor, Again

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

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

Fairchild Buys Historic East Side Building

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

Black Panthers, Brown Berets Leaders Sue Cavalier Johnson

Black Panthers, Brown Berets Leaders Sue Cavalier Johnson

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

Friday Photos: A Harbor District Revival
Friday Photos

A Harbor District Revival

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

Judge Blomme Gets 9-Year Sentence For Child Pornography

Judge Blomme Gets 9-Year Sentence For Child Pornography

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

Lena Taylor Ends Lt. Governor Campaign

Lena Taylor Ends Lt. Governor Campaign

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

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

Daniel Riemer Drops Out of Mayoral Race

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

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

Firefighters Union Approves Vaccine-or-Mask Requirement

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

Johnson Ceremonially Sworn In As Mayor

Johnson Ceremonially Sworn In As Mayor

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

Tom Barrett Takes Oath To Serve As Ambassador

Tom Barrett Takes Oath To Serve As Ambassador

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

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

Council Calls April 5 Special Election For Mayor

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

The Incredible Rise of Cavalier Johnson

The Incredible Rise of Cavalier Johnson

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

ELMNT Bar Wins Injunction, Can Reopen

ELMNT Bar Wins Injunction, Can Reopen

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

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

Police Union Adopts Vaccine-or-Mask Rule

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

City Hall: Mayor Tom Barrett Resigns
City Hall

Mayor Tom Barrett Resigns

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

Dimitrijevic Offers Plan to Fight COVID-19

Dimitrijevic Offers Plan to Fight COVID-19

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

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

Developer Will Transform Paul Weise Building

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

Silicon Valley Company Expanding In Milwaukee

Silicon Valley Company Expanding In Milwaukee

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

Johnson Plan Targets Reckless Driving

Johnson Plan Targets Reckless Driving

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

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

Alderman Wants Debate On Proposed Third Ward Theater

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

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

Wisconsin Center Skywalk Design Okayed

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

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

Dettmer’s Appointment As Public Works Head Is Historic

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

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

Black Holocaust Museum Buys Building, Receives $10 Million Donation

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

Friday Photos: Komatsu Mining Opens Office Building
Friday Photos

Komatsu Mining Opens Office Building

Factory planned for early 2022 completion.

Cavalier Johnson Says He’s Ready To Be Mayor

Cavalier Johnson Says He’s Ready To Be Mayor

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

It Could Be Many Weeks Before Barrett Goes to Luxembourg

It Could Be Many Weeks Before Barrett Goes to Luxembourg

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

Biden Appoints Milwaukee Judge William Pocan to Federal Bench

Biden Appoints Milwaukee Judge William Pocan to Federal Bench

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

Tom Barrett Confirmed as Ambassador to Luxembourg, Resignation Expected

Tom Barrett Confirmed as Ambassador to Luxembourg, Resignation Expected

Special election for mayor will occur April 5.

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

Arts and Culture Hub Planned For W. North Ave.

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

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

Logistics Company Moves To Milwaukee

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

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

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

But not a single piece arrived in Milwaukee by ship.

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

Third Ward Entertainment Proposal Raises Questions

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

Will City Have New Mayor By End of Year?

Will City Have New Mayor By End of Year?

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

Council Suspends Downtown’s ELMNT Lounge For 60 Days

Council Suspends Downtown’s ELMNT Lounge For 60 Days

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

Joel Brennan Leaving Evers’ Administration To Head GMC

Joel Brennan Leaving Evers’ Administration To Head GMC

Top-ranking state official will lead Greater Milwaukee Committee.

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

Council Split On Hiring Its Own Attorney

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

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

‘Tax & Take’ Pastors Disrupt Council Meeting

Protest action elevates concerns with supposed taxing of churches.

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

Predator Cop Costs Milwaukee $400,000

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

City Hall: Council Halts Redistricting After Latino Pushback
City Hall

Council Halts Redistricting After Latino Pushback

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: Church Buys Haymarket Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Church Buys Haymarket Building

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

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

Deconstruction Policy Remains, Well… Deconstructed

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

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

New Historic Preservation Commission Member Nominated

Nicholas Hans Robinson is the youngest Black architect in Wisconsin.

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

Third Ward Apartment Building Planned

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

Friday Photos: Van Buren’s Supernova Ascent
Friday Photos

Van Buren’s Supernova Ascent

Two projects will reshape the newly two-lane street.

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

Interstate 94 Project Cost Much Higher Than Original Estimate

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

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

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

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

Spill Sends 400 Gallons of Oil Into Milwaukee Waterways

Spill Sends 400 Gallons of Oil Into Milwaukee Waterways

"Oil transfer error" at Komatsu Mining campus.

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

How To Save The City, One Block At a Time

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

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

Housing Authority Opening Low-Cost Housing Waiting Lists

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

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

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

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

Senate Committee Schedules Vote On Barrett’s Ambassadorship

Senate Committee Schedules Vote On Barrett’s Ambassadorship

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

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

Pastors Demand “Tax and Take” Moratorium

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

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

General City Workers Will Get 2% Raise

First raise for non-resident workers since 2008.

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

Catholic Financial Life Building For Sale

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

FPC Suspends Residency Preference For Police, Fire Promotions

FPC Suspends Residency Preference For Police, Fire Promotions

Move comes after public safety unions filed lawsuit challenging this.

Gene’s Supper Club Still Open Despite Shootings

Gene’s Supper Club Still Open Despite Shootings

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

New Event Venue Would Overlook Rivers

New Event Venue Would Overlook Rivers

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

Transportation: City Could Make Speed Humps Cheaper
Transportation

City Could Make Speed Humps Cheaper

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

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

Half of Milwaukee’s Car Thefts By Children

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

City Hall: Barrett Vetoes Redistricting Map
City Hall

Barrett Vetoes Redistricting Map

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

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

Good City Brewing Gives Housing Grants

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

Friday Photos: The New Hue
Friday Photos

The New Hue

Restaurant transforming former Sven's Cafe building.

Transportation: Public Input Sought on Controversial Interstate 94 Expansion
Transportation

Public Input Sought on Controversial Interstate 94 Expansion

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

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

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

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

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

Make Your Voice Heard on The Future of Downtown

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

City Closes T Jay’s Lounge

City Closes T Jay’s Lounge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eppstein Uhen Merging With Green Bay Area Firm

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

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

Indoor Concert Complex Planned Next To Summerfest

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

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

Committee Endorses Dana World-Patterson’s Appointment To FPC

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

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

Should 20 MPH Be Milwaukee’s Default Speed Limit?

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

Transportation: DPW Unveils 16 Traffic Calming Projects
Transportation

DPW Unveils 16 Traffic Calming Projects

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

City Hall: Milwaukee Water Works Wants Rate Hike
City Hall

Milwaukee Water Works Wants Rate Hike

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

City Hall: City Will Begin Mailing Parking Tickets
City Hall

City Will Begin Mailing Parking Tickets

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

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

Poorer Residents To Get Help With Water Bills

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

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

Barrett Pushed To Veto New Council Map

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

Jesse Jackson Blasts City’s “Taxing and Taking”

Jesse Jackson Blasts City’s “Taxing and Taking”

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

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

Anti-Displacement Policy Sees Slow Start

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

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

Bay View Apartment Project Advances

Plus: Recapping a big week of real estate news.

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

Bucks Player’s Brady St. Building A Neat Fit

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

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

Jeffers Sells Water Street Building

Soon to be home to Tropic bar and restaurant.

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

Chavez Dr. Apartment Complex Moves Forward

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

Milwaukeeans To Be Thankful For in 2021

Milwaukeeans To Be Thankful For in 2021

A special challenge for your Thanksgiving weekend.

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

Growing ThriveOn King Gets Extension

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

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

Council Okays ‘Warp Speed’ Redistricting

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

City Hall: Entrepreneur Announces Run for Mayor
City Hall

Entrepreneur Announces Run for Mayor

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

Water Main Break Sends Steam Soaring, Chills Downtown

Water Main Break Sends Steam Soaring, Chills Downtown

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

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

The Council’s War With Tearman Spencer

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

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

A Green Infrastructure Plan For Lynden Hill

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

City Hall: Committee Backs City Redistricting Plan
City Hall

Committee Backs City Redistricting Plan

But what about a third Latino majority district?

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

The Couture Is Making Noise Downtown

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

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

Planned Riverwalk Lets You Touch the Water

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

Plats and Parcels: Chase Tower Being Sold
Plats and Parcels

Chase Tower Being Sold

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

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

New Home Found for Masonic Center Windows

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

Friday Photos: Cathedral Square’s New Frame
Friday Photos

Cathedral Square’s New Frame

Streetscaping project aims to beautify park, support community events.

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

Public Works Commissioner Jeff Polenske Leaving For Private Sector

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

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

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

Fatima Laster is uplifting the Five Points neighborhood.

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

Milwaukee Releases Draft Plan For New Council Districts

Every aldermanic district would change under proposed plan.

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

Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Celebrates Expansion

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

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

Zoning Committee Okays Factory-to-Housing Conversions

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

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

Milwaukee Adopts New Ward Map For City

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

Nov. 21 Is Deadline For Raking Your Leaves

Nov. 21 Is Deadline For Raking Your Leaves

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

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

Dimitrijevic Wants Paid Parental Leave For City Employees

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

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

Three Duplexes Planned Near Marquette University

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

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

Council Blasts Extra Cost For Morales’ Lawsuit

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

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

Council, Mayor At Odds Over City Attorney

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

Duke’s on Water, Scooter’s Pub Suspended

Duke’s on Water, Scooter’s Pub Suspended

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

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

ThriveOn King Project Grows By $20 Million

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

Friday Photos: 321 Jefferson Fills Up
Friday Photos

321 Jefferson Fills Up

New Third Ward apartment building appears to be drawing tenants.

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

The Bindery Glues Together Milwaukee Creatives

Business and co-working hub located in redeveloped factory.

Transportation: Bay View Trades One Road Closure For Another
Transportation

Bay View Trades One Road Closure For Another

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

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

Morales Demotion Debacle Will Cost City Additional $19,000

City's outside counsel exceeded its budget.

Milwaukee Solar Program Has Record-Setting Year

Milwaukee Solar Program Has Record-Setting Year

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

How Should Milwaukee Honor Ralph Metcalfe?

How Should Milwaukee Honor Ralph Metcalfe?

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

Dining: Stone Creek Closing Bay View Cafe
Dining

Stone Creek Closing Bay View Cafe

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

Dining: Bavette Moving to Former Swig Space
Dining

Bavette Moving to Former Swig Space

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

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

Should City Buy 30th Street Railroad Line?

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

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

Dana World-Patterson Nominated to FPC

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

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

Furniture Store To Become Apartments

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

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

Affordable Senior Apartments Get Plan Commission Approval

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

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

Altoro Leaves WHEDA for Federal Position

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

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

Port Seeks To Develop Cruise Ship Dock

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

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

Urban Spaceship Will Land In Milwaukee

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

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

The Downtown Musical Chairs Game

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

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

Soldiers Home Redevelopment Wins National Preservation Award

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

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

The Walker’s Point Swimming Hole

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

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

Milwaukee Adopts ‘Calm Before The Storm’ 2022 Budget

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

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

Jeffrey Norman Named Permanent Chief of Police

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

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

7 Milwaukee Affordable Housing Projects Win Funding

Federal Home Loan Bank grants will close financing gaps.

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

Bay View Funeral Home Sold As Development Opportunity

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

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

Plan For Masonic Apartments Advances

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

Brew City Match Offers More Grants

Brew City Match Offers More Grants

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

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

Sas-Pérez Appointed to WHEDA Board

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

City Hall: City Poised To Split Redistricting Process
City Hall

City Poised To Split Redistricting Process

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

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

Stamper Wants Rat Inspections Of Excavations

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

Barrett Appears Before U.S. Senate

Barrett Appears Before U.S. Senate

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

Transportation: FlixBus Buys Greyhound
Transportation

FlixBus Buys Greyhound

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

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

116 Non-Vaccinated Workers Face Suspension

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

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

Planet Fitness Planned For 76th and Good Hope

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

Transportation: Van Buren Will Become Two Lane Street
Transportation

Van Buren Will Become Two Lane Street

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

Plats and Parcels: Farewell Downtown Silversmith
Plats and Parcels

Farewell Downtown Silversmith

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

Friday Photos: A Deer District Foundation
Friday Photos

A Deer District Foundation

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

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

Momentum Builds at Century City

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

City Hall: Barrett Confirmation Hearing Set for Tuesday
City Hall

Barrett Confirmation Hearing Set for Tuesday

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

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

Tearman Spencer Adds Media To List Of Those Inhibiting Him

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

City Hall: Committee Recommends Few Budget Amendments
City Hall

Committee Recommends Few Budget Amendments

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

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

WCD Celebrates Start of Convention Center Expansion

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

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

City Faces Shortage of Garbage Truck, Snowplow Drivers

Milwaukee raising starting pay by $5,400.

City Hall: Police Department Tweets Lied To Public
City Hall

Police Department Tweets Lied To Public

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

Eyes on Milwaukee: THIRTEEN31 Apartment Building Opens
Eyes on Milwaukee

THIRTEEN31 Apartment Building Opens

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

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

North Side Plan Plots 16 Priority Projects

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

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

School Will Be Redeveloped, But Into What?

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

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

City Must Pay Detective Who Assaulted Murder Suspect

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

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

Harbor District Project Moving Forward

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

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

Safe & Sound Moving To New Home

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

Friday Photos: Milwaukee Tool Readying Downtown Office
Friday Photos

Milwaukee Tool Readying Downtown Office

Facade of 1978 building is being substantially altered.

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

New High School Marks Growth of Hmong Community

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

Is Third Time The Charm for Red Light Cameras?

Is Third Time The Charm for Red Light Cameras?

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

Winters Farmers Market Will Be Held in Deer District

Winters Farmers Market Will Be Held in Deer District

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

Wisconsin Elections Commission Sues To Stop Gableman’s Subpoenas

Wisconsin Elections Commission Sues To Stop Gableman’s Subpoenas

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

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

Council Adopts $179 Million Rescue Plan Package

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

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

Podcast Production Company Opens Downtown Studio, Office

Podcamp Media leases space at top of Colby Abbot Building.

Milwaukee Rolls Out Vaccination Promotion For Second Shot

Milwaukee Rolls Out Vaccination Promotion For Second Shot

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

Raynetta Hill Will Lead King Drive BID

Raynetta Hill Will Lead King Drive BID

A familiar face returns to lead growing business improvement district.

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

Redevelopment Plans Dropped For Downtown Post Office

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

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

Staffing Issues Could Leave Milwaukee With More Snowplows Than Drivers

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

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

Bucks Host Ring Ceremony, Unveil Championship Banner

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

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

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

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

New Cafe Planned For First Floor of 88Nine Building

New Cafe Planned For First Floor of 88Nine Building

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

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

Milwaukee Wants Your Input on Future of Dockless Scooters

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

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

Dairy-Centric Apartment Building Wins Plan Commission Approval

Kendall Breunig plans to convert former plant to 17 apartments.

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

Triciclo Peru Owners Could Buy Vliet Street Building

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

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

Marina Dimitrijevic is Officially Running For Mayor

Alderwoman is the seventh individual in the race.

Bucks Showoff Upgrades To Fiserv Forum

Bucks Showoff Upgrades To Fiserv Forum

NBA season starts Tuesday with team's ring ceremony.

City Hall: Chantia Lewis Case Moving Towards Trial
City Hall

Chantia Lewis Case Moving Towards Trial

Probable cause found to continue with felony charges.

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

California Firm Buys Two Newer Milwaukee Apartment Buildings

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

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

Second New Building Proposed For Century City

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

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

Element Anchors South End of 5th Street

New apartment building has taken its final shape.

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

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

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

Black Business Boost Fund Targeted At Milwaukee Entrepeneurs

Black Business Boost Fund Targeted At Milwaukee Entrepeneurs

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

City Hall: MPD Supervisors Face Vaccine-or-Mask Requirement
City Hall

MPD Supervisors Face Vaccine-or-Mask Requirement

Agreement is less strict than requirement for general city workers, doesn't include rank-and-file police officers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: HNTB Expanding Downtown Office
Eyes on Milwaukee

HNTB Expanding Downtown Office

Engineering firm moved Downtown in 2019, added 20 employees and hopes to hire 30 more.

The Organ Trail Runs Through Milwaukee

The Organ Trail Runs Through Milwaukee

Organ donor's cross-country bicycle trip started with a chance meeting in Louisiana bar.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Redeveloped 37th Street School Opens
Eyes on Milwaukee

Redeveloped 37th Street School Opens

Affordable apartments available for seniors, with neighborhood resident serving as developer.

Evers Allocates $45 Million To Violence Prevention, Victim Support

Evers Allocates $45 Million To Violence Prevention, Victim Support

Evers joined by Attorney General Josh Kaul and Milwaukee violence prevention leaders for announcement.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Starts on Biggest Port Project In More Than 60 Years
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Starts on Biggest Port Project In More Than 60 Years

Milwaukee project intended to make Wisconsin export hub for ethanol byproduct.

City Hall: Common Council Has 7 Times The Ideas As It Has Funding
City Hall

Common Council Has 7 Times The Ideas As It Has Funding

82 ideas for how to spend $394.2 million federal grant. What will council choose?

Eyes on Milwaukee: State Selling Milwaukee DNR Office
Eyes on Milwaukee

State Selling Milwaukee DNR Office

Property occupies prominent corner in Bronzeville.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Century City’s First New Building is Fully Leased
Eyes on Milwaukee

Century City’s First New Building is Fully Leased

Five tenants fill warehouse.

New Mural, Peace Tree Unveiled at Pulaski Playfield

New Mural, Peace Tree Unveiled at Pulaski Playfield

Effort designed to encourage social unity, environmental consciousness and youth empowerment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mansion’s Garage Will Be Constructed Using Secret Cache of Sandstone
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mansion’s Garage Will Be Constructed Using Secret Cache of Sandstone

Nunemaker finds building materials buried in his new yard.

New COVID-19 Mass Testing Site Opens in Menomonee Valley

New COVID-19 Mass Testing Site Opens in Menomonee Valley

New site at a former WisDOT emissions testing site. It replaces American Family Field testing site.

City Hall: Homicides, Shootings, Auto Thefts All At Record Highs
City Hall

Homicides, Shootings, Auto Thefts All At Record Highs

MPD Acting Chief Jeffrey Norman presents vision of community-centered approach to solving issues.

Plats and Parcels: ManpowerGroup HQ Sold Again
Plats and Parcels

ManpowerGroup HQ Sold Again

Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Work Nears Completion on New Brady Street Building
Friday Photos

Work Nears Completion on New Brady Street Building

Two-story building replaces vacant lot.

Wheel Park Planned For Emigh Playfield in Tippecanoe

Wheel Park Planned For Emigh Playfield in Tippecanoe

Would be city's first park targeted at BMX bikes, skateboards, scooters and skates.

City Hall: City Could Issue Citations For Failing To Disconnect Downspouts
City Hall

City Could Issue Citations For Failing To Disconnect Downspouts

But focus will be on hiring contractors to complete work, keep stormwater out of Deep Tunnel.

City Hall: Milwaukee Will Comply With Subpoenas, But City Attorney Won’t Say How
City Hall

Milwaukee Will Comply With Subpoenas, But City Attorney Won’t Say How

Spencer big on promises, but short on details.

“Beyond Van Gogh” Is Highest Grossing Event in Wisconsin Center History

“Beyond Van Gogh” Is Highest Grossing Event in Wisconsin Center History

And now its run is extended through January 9.

Mayor Barrett Is Latest Official Subpoenaed In Election Probe

Mayor Barrett Is Latest Official Subpoenaed In Election Probe

Official leading the probe admits he doesn't understand how elections are supposed to work.

Milwaukee To Go “Claws Up” For The Brewers

Milwaukee To Go “Claws Up” For The Brewers

City will light up blue and yellow to support baseball team during playoffs.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling Building at 76th and Capitol
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling Building at 76th and Capitol

Multi-tenant office building available for $75,000.

City Hall: 12 Options to Solve Milwaukee’s Fiscal Crisis
City Hall

12 Options to Solve Milwaukee’s Fiscal Crisis

Nine are bad says alderman. Without solution Milwaukee would need to cut one-fourth of workforce.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Milwaukee Athletic Club Reopening in December
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Athletic Club Reopening in December

MAC Residences adds 54 apartments to building, along with restaurants and event space.

Gov. Evers Announces $75 Million Investment In Minority-Owned Businesses

Gov. Evers Announces $75 Million Investment In Minority-Owned Businesses

Two new programs will support businesses disproportionately harmed by COVID-19 pandemic.

City Hall: 2022 Assessment Process Could Be Chaotic
City Hall

2022 Assessment Process Could Be Chaotic

Top staffers departing, number of 2020 appeals still pending, hot real estate market, no assessments in 2021.

Colectivo Reopens Prospect Avenue Cafe

Colectivo Reopens Prospect Avenue Cafe

Cafe has been closed since January, reopens with limited hours.

Lena Taylor Is Running For Lieutenant Governor

Lena Taylor Is Running For Lieutenant Governor

Veteran state senator would be first Black woman to hold the position.

Plats and Parcels: Johnson Controls Complex Sold, Redevelopment Planned
Plats and Parcels

Johnson Controls Complex Sold, Redevelopment Planned

Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Bay View Development Subtly Increases Density Of Area
Friday Photos

Bay View Development Subtly Increases Density Of Area

Two new buildings are more in line with historic neighborhood development pattern than most new construction.

Groups Call For Defunding the Police To Solve Milwaukee Pension Crisis

Groups Call For Defunding the Police To Solve Milwaukee Pension Crisis

Move would strip $78 million from MPD budget, leave others intact.

City Hall: Latest City Attorney Controversy Causes Council Infighting
City Hall

Latest City Attorney Controversy Causes Council Infighting

Dodd vs Zamarripa is an extension of Tearman Spencer vs City Hall

City Hall: City Attorney Accused of Politically-Motivated, Retaliatory Staff Directive
City Hall

City Attorney Accused of Politically-Motivated, Retaliatory Staff Directive

Latest issue causes public infighting amongst Common Council.

Foxconn Picks Ohio Over Wisconsin

Foxconn Picks Ohio Over Wisconsin

Company will buy former GM factory to build electric vehicles.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Century City House Factory Inching Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Century City House Factory Inching Forward

Plan calls for affordable, energy efficient homes to fight climate change and create jobs.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ranell Washington Will Lead WHEDA Board
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ranell Washington Will Lead WHEDA Board

Washington, an experienced banker, replaces Ivan Gamboa.

City Hall: It’s Johnson Vs. Dimitrijevic On Mask Mandate
City Hall

It’s Johnson Vs. Dimitrijevic On Mask Mandate

Health commissioner and alderwoman at odds over whether city should have mask mandate.

Chantia Lewis Goes To Court

Chantia Lewis Goes To Court

In her first court appearance alderwoman pleads not guilty to misdemeanor. Four felony charges yet to come.

Central Waters Opening Church Brewery

Central Waters Opening Church Brewery

On October 16. Dairyland will open restaurant alongside brewery in onetime church.

The Battle For New City Mask Mandate

The Battle For New City Mask Mandate

As COVID-19 cases surge, teachers union and 11 other groups demand restored mandate, which many businesses oppose.

Morales Named Fitchburg Police Chief

Morales Named Fitchburg Police Chief

Former Milwaukee chief will lead suburban Madison department.

Milwaukee Again Bidding To Host DNC

Milwaukee Again Bidding To Host DNC

But city faces wide-open competition for 2024 convention. What is the new pitch?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Officials Celebrate Tent City Replacement
Eyes on Milwaukee

Officials Celebrate Tent City Replacement

Joint effort by city, county, state and MMSD worthy of national emulation?

America’s Black Holocaust Museum Will Reopen

America’s Black Holocaust Museum Will Reopen

Grand reopening planned for February 25.

New Bar For Former Pabst Brewery

New Bar For Former Pabst Brewery

Amped will offer team building by day, private karaoke suites by night.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan Commission Okays East Side Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan Commission Okays East Side Project

But with conditions. Former Saints Peter and Paul building could be redeveloped in many ways.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Johnson Financial Group Shows Off High-Rise Office
Eyes on Milwaukee

Johnson Financial Group Shows Off High-Rise Office

Racine company aims to make a statement in Milwaukee with Cathedral Place offices.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Championship Had $58 Million Economic Impact
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Championship Had $58 Million Economic Impact

Visit Milwaukee estimates direct and indirect spending during team's playoff run.

Plats and Parcels: New Event Venue Planned for King Drive
Plats and Parcels

New Event Venue Planned for King Drive

Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Five Doors Open Milwaukee Recommendations
Eyes on Milwaukee

Five Doors Open Milwaukee Recommendations

You won't want to miss these five stops as you explore Milwaukee this weekend.

Friday Photos: A Behind-The-Scenes Tour of Schlitz Park
Friday Photos

A Behind-The-Scenes Tour of Schlitz Park

See the distribution center tunnel, massive chiller system and remants of the Brew House.

What To Blame For Summerfest Attendance Decline?

What To Blame For Summerfest Attendance Decline?

Attendance drops 43%, but reasons why abound.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Schlitz Park Owners Show Off Revamped Office Complex
Eyes on Milwaukee

Schlitz Park Owners Show Off Revamped Office Complex

New plaza, reopened Brown Bottle, emphasis on history mark changes to former Schlitz campus.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Catholic School Could Become Apartments, Hotel or Arts Collective
Eyes on Milwaukee

Catholic School Could Become Apartments, Hotel or Arts Collective

Or maybe something else. Neighbors hear proposal for former St. Peter St. Paul School on East Side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Church Forgoes Tax Exemption To Get New Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Church Forgoes Tax Exemption To Get New Building

Christ Church will make annual payment in lieu of taxes for Haymarket area home.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Paddy’s Pub For Sale For Redevelopment
Eyes on Milwaukee

Paddy’s Pub For Sale For Redevelopment

Owners of Irish bar retiring. Big corner lot with several buildings could be redeveloped.

City Hall: 12 Takeaways From City’s 2022 Budget
City Hall

12 Takeaways From City’s 2022 Budget

What's in the 600 page, $1.75 billion budget document? An inside look at your city government.

City Offers $100 Vaccination Incentive

City Offers $100 Vaccination Incentive

Health department will pay up to 1,000 people to get their first COVID-19 vaccination.

City Hall: Barrett Unveils 2022 Budget Proposal
City Hall

Barrett Unveils 2022 Budget Proposal

'The calm before the storm,' mayor warns, using federal funds and reduced police force to plug budget holes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Project Brings Affordable Housing to Harambee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Project Brings Affordable Housing to Harambee

Developer Melissa Allen's Bronzeville Estates creates 30 units in area she loves.

MIAD Opening Gallery on Wisconsin Avenue

MIAD Opening Gallery on Wisconsin Avenue

New space will be on first floor of The Avenue, adjacent to 3rd Street Market Hall

Eyes on Milwaukee: New MLK Library Plan Razes Theater, Raises 93 Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

New MLK Library Plan Razes Theater, Raises 93 Apartments

New 17,000 square foot library and two-story live-work units on N. MLK Jr. Dr.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mueller Communications Moving To The Fortress
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mueller Communications Moving To The Fortress

PR firm with many clients will relocate from Lower East Side to Brewers Hill.

Plats and Parcels: New Plan To Save Former Schlitz Tavern
Plats and Parcels

New Plan To Save Former Schlitz Tavern

Plus: Marion Corp. will employ up to 90 people at Northwest Side manufacturing plant.

Dining: Buffalo Boss Opening New Restaurant
Dining

Buffalo Boss Opening New Restaurant

Wings-focused restaurant will open first standalone location on 27th St.

Friday Photos: New Marquette Building Takes Shape
Friday Photos

New Marquette Building Takes Shape

School of Business Administration will serve as western gateway to campus.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks, NCG Break Ground on Deer District Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks, NCG Break Ground on Deer District Hotel

"The Trade" will be a Marriott hotel with an entire floor intended for NBA players.

Transportation: Railroad Merger is a Win for Milwaukee, Southeastern Wisconsin
Transportation

Railroad Merger is a Win for Milwaukee, Southeastern Wisconsin

The Port of Milwaukee could again become intermodal shipping hub, now with direct access to Mexico.

Eyes on Milwaukee: $10 Million Fund Being Created To Back Hispanic Real Estate Developers
Eyes on Milwaukee

$10 Million Fund Being Created To Back Hispanic Real Estate Developers

Announcement made at second annual Urbano real estate conference.

Gov. Evers Seeks Judicial Applicants To Replace Brett Blomme

Gov. Evers Seeks Judicial Applicants To Replace Brett Blomme

Evers will appoint a replacement for short term, with election to follow.

City Hall: Turmoil, Toxic Work Environment at City Attorney’s Office
City Hall

Turmoil, Toxic Work Environment at City Attorney’s Office

Resignation forms cite ethical violations, poor treatment of women & more by Tearman Spencer.

Eyes on Milwaukee: School To Buy Nuisance Building For Garden
Eyes on Milwaukee

School To Buy Nuisance Building For Garden

Notre Dame girls school will raze building on 15th and Scott for garden, outdoor classes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Seeks Near West Side Development
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Seeks Near West Side Development

Vacant lot near Marquette campus could be developed for up to six townhomes.

Transportation: Plan Offers Alternative To Expanded I-94
Transportation

Plan Offers Alternative To Expanded I-94

Groups back repairing freeway, second BRT line, possible commuter rail, other projects.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Developer Credits Streetcar As Factor In Building Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Developer Credits Streetcar As Factor In Building Tower

32-story tower on Water Street a "prime example" of transit-oriented development.

American Family Field COVID-19 Testing Site Closing

American Family Field COVID-19 Testing Site Closing

Brewers playoff run requires team to use parking lot.

Eyes on Milwaukee: East Side Historic District Could Expand
Eyes on Milwaukee

East Side Historic District Could Expand

Move to designate two Summit Ave. homes spurs proposal to expand North Point South Historic District.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Connaughton’s Company Withdraws Brewers Hill Plan. For Now
Eyes on Milwaukee

Connaughton’s Company Withdraws Brewers Hill Plan. For Now

Historic Preservation Commission finds fault with design of 50-unit apartment complex.

City Hall: How Can Milwaukee Avoid Becoming Detroit?
City Hall

How Can Milwaukee Avoid Becoming Detroit?

Civic leaders from Detroit discuss Milwaukee's fiscal crisis, offer ideas and solutions

Taverns: Your Chance To Howl At The Moon
Taverns

Your Chance To Howl At The Moon

That's the name of bar featuring dueling pianos coming to Old World Third St.

Plats and Parcels: Advertising Agency Inks Deal for New Third Ward Space
Plats and Parcels

Advertising Agency Inks Deal for New Third Ward Space

Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: Demolition Underway For East Town Apartments
Friday Photos

Demolition Underway For East Town Apartments

Contractor making quick work of former restaurant.

City Hall: Milwaukee Planning Its Own COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive
City Hall

Milwaukee Planning Its Own COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive

New program will replace expiring state effort. Employer mandates expected to boost interest.

Partnership Bringing Low-Cost, Cellular Internet Service to Lindsay Heights

Partnership Bringing Low-Cost, Cellular Internet Service to Lindsay Heights

New service relies on neighborhood-level cell network. Could eventually cover 40% of Milwaukee.

City Hall: Alderman’s Plan To Pitch A Tent Triggers Late Night Trash Cleanup
City Hall

Alderman’s Plan To Pitch A Tent Triggers Late Night Trash Cleanup

Ald. Ashanti Hamilton claims even a dead body wasn't enough to get a garbage cleanup in Garden Homes neighborhood.

Milwaukee Finds Its Original City Flag

Milwaukee Finds Its Original City Flag

1953 flag design found in City Clerk archives.

City Hall: More Than 660 Street Trees Lost in August Storm
City Hall

More Than 660 Street Trees Lost in August Storm

City officials debating how to get ready for next big storm as they await bill from "unprecedented" event.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Former Grand Theater For Sale
Eyes on Milwaukee

Former Grand Theater For Sale

Plan to create community theater, gathering space canceled because of pandemic.

Members Only: Free Tickets to Trimborn Farm Harvest of Arts and Crafts
Members Only

Free Tickets to Trimborn Farm Harvest of Arts and Crafts

Urban Milwaukee members can claim free tickets to outdoor event, while supplies last.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fair Housing Group Wins $1 Million Grant
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fair Housing Group Wins $1 Million Grant

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council will train other organizations, investigate complaints in Wisconsin.

Good City Brewing Will Donate 1% of Revenue to Housing

Good City Brewing Will Donate 1% of Revenue to Housing

Pledge to support affordable housing efforts accompanies release of Home beer in cans.

Milwaukee Film Hosting New Film Festival

Milwaukee Film Hosting New Film Festival

Cultures & Communities Festival runs seven days, through Sunday, September 12.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan Aims To Create 32,000 New Black and Latino Homeowners
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan Aims To Create 32,000 New Black and Latino Homeowners

Coalition of city and four foundations seeks $135 million investment in 10 years.

City Hall: Ald. Chantia Lewis Charged With Defrauding City, Campaign of $21,000
City Hall

Ald. Chantia Lewis Charged With Defrauding City, Campaign of $21,000

City official and US Senate candidate faces four felony charges, up to 10 years in jail.

City Hall: Police Chief Search Has One Candidate
City Hall

Police Chief Search Has One Candidate

Acting Chief Jeffrey Norman asked to apply for permanent post by FPC. Mayor, many alders back him.

Plats and Parcels: Senior Housing Planned For Former Perlick Factory
Plats and Parcels

Senior Housing Planned For Former Perlick Factory

Plus: A big week of real estate news.

Friday Photos: Civil War-Era Building Becoming Apartments
Friday Photos

Civil War-Era Building Becoming Apartments

Cream City brick building in Walker's Point receiving historically-sensitive redevelopment.

City Hall: Where Have All The City Workers Gone?
City Hall

Where Have All The City Workers Gone?

They've abandoned the South Side in droves since residency requirement was lifted.

City Hall: Census Data Shows Changing Milwaukee Demographics
City Hall

Census Data Shows Changing Milwaukee Demographics

Fewer white residents citywide, but shrinking population totals in many majority-Black neighborhoods.

City Hall: Committee OK’s ARPA Funding for Ambulances, Reckless Driving and Eviction Prevention
City Hall

Committee OK’s ARPA Funding for Ambulances, Reckless Driving and Eviction Prevention

Finance & Personnel Committee recommends spending $14 million of city's $394 million ARPA allocation.

City Hall: City Could Lose 40% of ARPA Funds to Revenue Recovery
City Hall

City Could Lose 40% of ARPA Funds to Revenue Recovery

Funds would go towards plugging revenue shortfalls, not generational investments.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Dog Park Wins $25,000 Grant
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Dog Park Wins $25,000 Grant

But a substantial amount of fundraising remains to develop park.

City Hall: Council Delays Action On ARPA Funds
City Hall

Council Delays Action On ARPA Funds

City has $193 million in the bank. But how to spend it still being debated.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Leaders Celebrate New Mental Health Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

Leaders Celebrate New Mental Health Center

Huge gathering of officials for project lauded as momentous, exciting and historic.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Consulting Team Announced for New Downtown Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

Consulting Team Announced for New Downtown Plan

The plan is intended to guide development through 2040.

New Park Opens in Historic Third Ward

New Park Opens in Historic Third Ward

New Gas Light Park is small and all about the children.

Downtown Employee Appreciation Week Returns

Downtown Employee Appreciation Week Returns

And based on initial turnout, so did downtown workers. Event runs through September 3.

Plats and Parcels: Industrial Building on East Side Could Become Apartments
Plats and Parcels

Industrial Building on East Side Could Become Apartments

Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: New Downtown Hotels Replace Aging Office Buildings
Friday Photos

New Downtown Hotels Replace Aging Office Buildings

Boutique hotels are replacing struggling office buildings.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Westown Lands Another New Tenant
Eyes on Milwaukee

Westown Lands Another New Tenant

Resurgent Wisconsin Avenue is drawing substantial leasing interest. HUB640 latest beneficiary.

Eyes on Milwaukee: $80 Million Sports Center Planned For Site Along Interstate 43
Eyes on Milwaukee

$80 Million Sports Center Planned For Site Along Interstate 43

The Opportunity Center would be open to all, open in 2025.

Fitzgerald Tours Fort McCoy, Receives Briefing on Afghan Refugees
Press Release

Fitzgerald Tours Fort McCoy, Receives Briefing on Afghan Refugees

“I want to thank Major General Guthrie and the 88th Readiness Division for hosting me this afternoon, as well as the State Department staff who briefed us on the ongoing resettlement effort at Fort McCoy."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Playbill Lofts Will Rise Above The Avenue
Eyes on Milwaukee

Playbill Lofts Will Rise Above The Avenue

Former Majestic Lofts apartment building being redeveloped by owners of The Avenue.

3rd Street Market Hall Opening in October

3rd Street Market Hall Opening in October

Owners of new food hall trying to create a destination experience.

City Hall: Donovan, Taylor Eyeing Mayoral Runs
City Hall

Donovan, Taylor Eyeing Mayoral Runs

Former alderman, state senator lead pack of those likely to join Cavalier Johnson in special election.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 100 East Office Tower in Foreclosure
Eyes on Milwaukee

100 East Office Tower in Foreclosure

Building has lost two large tenants in recent years.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Riverwalk Building Will Be Very Green
Eyes on Milwaukee

Riverwalk Building Will Be Very Green

15-story downtown mass timber tower, The Edison, aims for carbon neutral standard.

Barrett Will Become Ambassador to Luxembourg

Barrett Will Become Ambassador to Luxembourg

Mayor's appointment means Cavalier Johnson will serve as acting mayor, special election will be called.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Herzing Returns To Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

Herzing Returns To Downtown

University is latest tenant at former Grand Avenue Mall, now thriving as office and housing complex.

City Hall: Barrett Imposes Vaccine Mandate For City Workers
City Hall

Barrett Imposes Vaccine Mandate For City Workers

All except police and fire fighters must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination by October 29.

Summerfest Will Offer Its Own Shuttles

Summerfest Will Offer Its Own Shuttles

Festival to offer scaled-down version of MCTS park-and-ride bus network.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan Commission Okays Third Ward Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan Commission Okays Third Ward Tower

"Magnificent building,' says one commissioner. Apartments will be among city's most expensive.

Transportation: City Creating Zoning Code For EV Chargers
Transportation

City Creating Zoning Code For EV Chargers

City anticipates surge in electric vehicles and could get federal money for charging stations.

Get Vaccinated, Get $100 From State

Get Vaccinated, Get $100 From State

Gov. Evers announces incentive payment. And FDA issues full authorization for Pfizer's vaccine.

Plats and Parcels: Two Tannery Office Buildings Being Renovated
Plats and Parcels

Two Tannery Office Buildings Being Renovated

Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Friday Photos: The Community Takes Shape Within the Corridor
Friday Photos

The Community Takes Shape Within the Corridor

Largest private affordable housing project in state history transforming W. Center St.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Edison Will Add Restaurant, Commercial Space to Riverwalk
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Edison Will Add Restaurant, Commercial Space to Riverwalk

Site is currently a floral warehouse. Developer secures approval to add landscaping, patio to city land.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Burnham House Will Be Nonprofit’s HQ
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Burnham House Will Be Nonprofit’s HQ

Cream City brick house was home to the man who produced them.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MSOE Opens Viets Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

MSOE Opens Viets Tower

New residence hall replaces Roy W. Johnson Hall.

Eyes on Milwaukee: IKON Hotel Gets Loan Extension
Eyes on Milwaukee

IKON Hotel Gets Loan Extension

No interest period on city loan being extended one year.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Connaughton Pursuing Bigger Brewers Hill Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Connaughton Pursuing Bigger Brewers Hill Project

Three Leaf expands proposed building, now needs historic commission approval.

Downtown Dog Park Fundraiser Launched

Downtown Dog Park Fundraiser Launched

Crowdfunding campaign offers perks for you and your dog.

Music Festival Coming To Brewery District

Music Festival Coming To Brewery District

Equinox will take place September 25, showcasing 19 local musicians.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MSOE Developing Park, New Welcome Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

MSOE Developing Park, New Welcome Center

To 'strengthen our identity' and ensure students have 'ample green space,' president says.

Should Water Street Be Gun-Free District?

Should Water Street Be Gun-Free District?

Downtown stakeholders consider how Kansas City, Memphis, New Orleans handle bar district problems.

City Hall: 2022 City Budget Process Kicks Off
City Hall

2022 City Budget Process Kicks Off

Several chances for citizens to learn about budget, as city braces for nearly impossible 2023 budget.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Jeffers, MATC Celebrate Student Housing Complex
Eyes on Milwaukee

Jeffers, MATC Celebrate Student Housing Complex

Ribbon cutting for new $29.1 million, 195 student bedroom complex, Westown Green.

Wisconsin Avenue Night Market Returns Wednesday

Wisconsin Avenue Night Market Returns Wednesday

Popular, free event back for first time since 2019.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling King Drive Development Site, Again
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling King Drive Development Site, Again

Vacant lot has been owned by the city since 1992.

S/V Denis Sullivan Seeks New Captain

S/V Denis Sullivan Seeks New Captain

Milwaukee ship inspired by 19th century lake schooners hasn't sailed since 2019.

Plats and Parcels: Construction Ramping Up on Wisconsin Center Expansion
Plats and Parcels

Construction Ramping Up on Wisconsin Center Expansion

Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

Milwaukee Oktoberfest Set For September 24-26

Milwaukee Oktoberfest Set For September 24-26

11th annual event will be held at War Memorial Center on Milwaukee's lakefront.

Friday Photos: Ascent’s Mass Timber on Full Display
Friday Photos

Ascent’s Mass Timber on Full Display

Mass timber component now clearly visible from much of Downtown.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Summit Houses Historic, For Now
Eyes on Milwaukee

Summit Houses Historic, For Now

The two houses are part of proposed apartment building site. Are they being demolished out of spite?

Should Milwaukee Have a New Emergency Health Order?

Should Milwaukee Have a New Emergency Health Order?

MTEA is asking for more COVID-19 guidelines and private schools pushing back.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hines Seeks Zoning Change To Allow Third Ward Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hines Seeks Zoning Change To Allow Third Ward Tower

32-story, luxury apartment tower would be built on landmark site in Third Ward.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Second Mass Timber Tower Files for Design Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Second Mass Timber Tower Files for Design Approval

City Plan Commission will review proposed building on Aug. 23rd.

City Hall: FPC Restarting Police Chief Search
City Hall

FPC Restarting Police Chief Search

Jeffrey Norman remains a favorite among some city officials.

Transportation: Crash-Prone Walnut Street To Receive Road Diet
Transportation

Crash-Prone Walnut Street To Receive Road Diet

Rebuilding effort will add safety improvements for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

Milwaukee Cleans Up From Storm, Braces For Another Difficult Night

Milwaukee Cleans Up From Storm, Braces For Another Difficult Night

Tens of thousands of Milwaukee residents remain without power Wednesday afternoon.

Back in the News: Fisker Wants State Law Changed For Potential Foxconn Car Factory
Back in the News

Fisker Wants State Law Changed For Potential Foxconn Car Factory

The electric vehicle company wants to sell cars directly, as opposed to Wisconsin's franchise dealer system.

Northwestern Mutual Launching $100 Million Fund Targeting Black Communities

Northwestern Mutual Launching $100 Million Fund Targeting Black Communities

Dana Guthrie's Gateway Capital is one of the firms immediately benefitting.

Turner Hall Seeks New Bar and Restaurant Operator

Turner Hall Seeks New Bar and Restaurant Operator

The Tavern at Turner Hall needs new owner poised to take advantage of proximity to ballroom, Deer District and Fiserv Forum.

Summerfest Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative Test

Summerfest Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative Test

Music festival is first major outdoor event in Milwaukee area to implement requirement.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Druml Seeking New Tenants For Haymarket Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Druml Seeking New Tenants For Haymarket Building

MATC poised to move out, former Blast Fitness space also available.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Office Building Being Renovated, Lands Tenant
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Office Building Being Renovated, Lands Tenant

Mid-rise 789 N. Water to receive updates.

Plats and Parcels: East Town Post Office Sold
Pla