Hotel located on N. Old World Third St. in Milwaukee’s Westown neighborhood.

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Friday Photos: The Westin Tops Off
Friday Photos

The Westin Tops Off

New downtown project, the Westin Hotel, has reached its maximum height.

Friday Photos: Westin Hotel Rising
Friday Photos

Westin Hotel Rising

It will add 220 high-end hotel rooms to complex anchored by state's tallest building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 10 Images of a Changing City
Eyes on Milwaukee

10 Images of a Changing City

Think Milwaukee moves slowly? These dramatic interactive images will change your mind.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Starts on Westin Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Starts on Westin Hotel

220-room hotel will be the closest hotel in the city to the lakefront.

Friday Photos: Third Ward’s New Hotel Near Completion
Friday Photos

Third Ward’s New Hotel Near Completion

Nine-floor Kimpton Hotel is designed to blend in with the area's historic buildings.

Friday Photos: SpringHill Suites Marriott Hotel
Friday Photos

SpringHill Suites Marriott Hotel

New 150-room downtown hotel will be connected to convention center.

Friday Photos: Progress on Ingram Place Apartments
Friday Photos

Progress on Ingram Place Apartments

The four-story, 53-unit apartment complex could help transform the corner of Holton and Brown.

City Streets: The History of Juneau Avenue
City Streets

The History of Juneau Avenue

Once Division and Chestnut streets, it was consolidated into a tribute to city’s founder.

Intersection: Water and Knapp
Intersection

Water and Knapp

It’s almost an empty wasteland. It can’t get worse, but how much can it improve?

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Inside the Plankinton House Hotel, 1908
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Inside the Plankinton House Hotel, 1908

Two historic views of the Plankinton House Hotel's impressive interior.

Office building near convention center to be converted to hotel
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Office building near convention center to be converted to hotel

200-room Westin Hotel proposed for downtown
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200-room Westin Hotel proposed for downtown

Eyes on Milwaukee: Finally, a New Park East Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

Finally, a New Park East Plan

Ten years later, the city and county are finally on the same page. Is development in the area ready to "explode"?

Eyes on Milwaukee: OnMilwaukee.com Moves Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

OnMilwaukee.com Moves Downtown

Plus: problems for a new hotel and say goodbye to two bars.

Respect and Appreciate the Past by Ushering in the Future: Allow Sydney Hih  to be Demolished
Press Release

Respect and Appreciate the Past by Ushering in the Future: Allow Sydney Hih to be Demolished

As the Common Council member who has the privilege and the honor of representing the 6th Aldermanic District which encompasses a portion of the Park East where the Sydney Hih complex is located, I am urging my colleagues on the Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee to vote “aye” today on lifting the interim historic designation that was granted by the Historic Preservation Commission.

The Park East Disaster? No

The Park East Disaster? No

Would Milwaukee be better off with the Park East Freeway spur intact? No. Has development been slow so far? Yes. Is that a problem? Only if you have a short-term perspective on the future of Milwaukee.

M.O.R.E. Ordinance Approved by F&P Committee

M.O.R.E. Ordinance Approved by F&P Committee

The controversial M.O.R.E ordinance which had been sent to committee at the previous Common Council meeting was further debated at this Finance & Personnel Committee meeting.

Chicago Doesn’t Always Beat Milwaukee

Chicago Doesn’t Always Beat Milwaukee

Too often we, as Milwaukeeans, are too quick to assume all the good ideas in Milwaukee are trickling up from Chicago.

Photo Gallery: Activity at the Aloft Site
Photo Gallery

Activity at the Aloft Site

A new development team, the Milwaukee River Hotel LLC which includes Ed Carow of Wave Development, has taken over development of the $27 million Aloft hotel. This change in the development team has visibly jump started the project.

Aloft Hotel Project Gains Momentum

Aloft Hotel Project Gains Momentum

Despite delays, alterations, and setbacks the 160-room Aloft hotel project has finally started to overcome some of these hurdles.

Photo Gallery: North Powerhouse Demolition
Photo Gallery

North Powerhouse Demolition

The Urban Milwaukee authors have been closely following the destruction of the North Powerhouse along the Milwaukee River. We've accumulated a nice collection of photos tracking the demolition progress. The building was built in the late 1920s and used by the city to help distribute steam throughout downtown Milwaukee.

The Residences Above? Nope

The Residences Above? Nope

Rumors had circulated for weeks regarding the demise of The Residences Above portion of Ruvin Developments’ Aloft hotel project. Indications such as the website for The Residences Above being down for weeks and their sales sign coming down in record time combined with the market’s downturn made it appear likely that a change in the […]

Aloft Development Plans to Break Ground Soon.

Aloft Development Plans to Break Ground Soon.

The nine-story Aloft Hotel and condominium project is now on track to break ground in April with a target completion date of May 2009. To facilitate pre-sales Ruvin Development has launched The Residences Above website which includes floor plans, pricing and contact information for potential buyers. According to the website the nine condominium units will […]