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UWM offers students new independent housing option
Press Release

UWM offers students new independent housing option

Residents will enjoy affordable, secure facilities with co-ed suites and the ability to cook their own meals.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mandel’s Baby Boomer Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mandel’s Baby Boomer Tower

Proposal will develop last remaining site in the original "Park East." But is it needed?

Bublr Bikes offers FREE Rides on Election Day
Press Release

Bublr Bikes offers FREE Rides on Election Day

Eight of Bublr Bikes 28 stations are located within two blocks of a polling location.

Bublr Bikes Expands to UWM

Bublr Bikes Expands to UWM

Six new bike stations now at UWM. Barrett, Abele and UWM and Bublr representatives cheer the news.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Locations of Next 35 Bike Stations Announced
Eyes on Milwaukee

Locations of Next 35 Bike Stations Announced

New Bublr stations will blanket East Side with other locations in 12 neighborhoods. Here is complete list.

Murphy’s Law: Why UWM Matters
Murphy’s Law

Why UWM Matters

It could be the key to transforming Wisconsin’s economy, but state leaders don’t seem to realize it.

How Urban are Marquette, MIAD, MSOE, and UWM?

How Urban are Marquette, MIAD, MSOE, and UWM?

Milwaukee is lucky to have a number of higher education institutions in its most urban neighborhoods.

A Mixed-Use Library to Replace the East Library?

A Mixed-Use Library to Replace the East Library?

Alderman Nik Kovac, whose district includes the East Library on 1910 E. North Avenue, held a public meeting on November 11th to solicit feedback on the proposal of converting the one-story, single-use library into a mixed-use building.The meeting, which was held at the East Library meeting room, attracted a standing-room only crowd, and included representatives from the Library Board (of which Kovac is a member), the Department of City Development, and the Mayor's office

Sad to See Chancellor Santiago Leave UWM

Sad to See Chancellor Santiago Leave UWM

Recently, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Carlos Santiago announced his resignation from UWM to become the Chief Executive Officer of the Hispanic College Fund in Washington, D.C.

Coming to the East Side – More Residents and Customers

Coming to the East Side – More Residents and Customers

Milwaukee's East Side residents and business owners are likely to see the results of such infill development over the course of the next year as a number of new buildings open.

Cambridge Commons Tour

Cambridge Commons Tour

In August UW-Milwaukee will begin occupying Cambridge Commons, their new 700-bed residence hall. Owned by the UWM Real Estate Foundation and developed by the Mandel Group, the near-complete residence hall raises the bar for Milwaukee student housing when it comes to quality and ecological sustainability.

The Pizza Man Fallout

The Pizza Man Fallout

What you probably haven't given much thought to yet is what will occupy that iconic corner.

Dorm-Oriented Development (The Future of Urban Shopping Centers?)

Dorm-Oriented Development (The Future of Urban Shopping Centers?)

There might be a new development style taking hold in Milwaukee. A lot of focus is put on transit-oriented development, and the power of a station to improve the development of a neighborhood, but what about residence halls? Do they offer similar development when built in an urban setting? At least in one part of Milwaukee's East Side neighborhood, it appears so.

Milwaukee Police District Boundaries Redrawn – Will Affect New UWM Dorm

Milwaukee Police District Boundaries Redrawn – Will Affect New UWM Dorm

Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn has had his new police district boundaries approved by the Common Council Public Safety Committee. The new boundaries will have the most significant effects on the East and South sides of Milwaukee.

Common Council Debates Water Deal

Common Council Debates Water Deal

Both, New Land Enterprises' apartment proposal and Mandel Group's UWM dormitory proposal were approved without any debate on the floor and both are expect to break ground after winter.

Hometown Dorm Site – Additional Project Renderings

Hometown Dorm Site – Additional Project Renderings

Mandel Group's efforts to construct a new UWM dormitory on the East Side took a step forward this week after receiving approval at both the City Plan Commission and the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee. This matter will be taken up by the full Common Council on December 16th, 2008 and if approved intends to break ground within 90 days.

Committee Approves UWM Dorm Plan

Committee Approves UWM Dorm Plan

Two significant East Side projects, New Land Enterprises' Kenilworth apartment building and Mandel Group's dormitory proposal, were on the agenda for this committee meeting.

City Commission Approves UWM Dorm Design

City Commission Approves UWM Dorm Design

Bob Monnat, the chief operating officer of Mandel Group, gave a short presentation covering the history behind the development of this site.

UWM Dorm Building and Site Designs

UWM Dorm Building and Site Designs

This was the last of four meetings held to discuss UWM's most recent dorm proposal. Jim Shields, the project architect, presented his design for the building and how it fits on the 3.2 acre lot. He referred to the site as "an edge site", indicating how it sits on the "edge" of two drastically different environments.

Hometown Dorm Site – Project Renderings

Hometown Dorm Site – Project Renderings

The Mandel Group's efforts to construct a new UWM dormitory on the East Side have included five public meetings, the release of basic site plans, and preliminary project renderings.

UWM Dorm Traffic, Transit & Parking Plan

UWM Dorm Traffic, Transit & Parking Plan

This was the third of four meetings being held to discuss Mandel Group's proposed UWM resident hall that would be located on the former Hometown gas station site.

Friday Photos Friday, 07. November 2008

Friday Photos Friday, 07. November 2008

Park Lafayette Kane Commons The North End Breakwater Condos Hometown Dorm Site

UWM Addresses Neighborhood Issues

UWM Addresses Neighborhood Issues

This was the second of four neighborhood meetings to discuss the proposed UWM resident hall.

UWM Dorm Planned to be LEED Certified

UWM Dorm Planned to be LEED Certified

Bob Monnat, the chief operating officer of Mandel Group, gave an overview of how the public meeting process will work and a presentation covering the environmental aspects of the project.

Photo Gallery: Hometown Gas Station Demolished
Photo Gallery

Hometown Gas Station Demolished

The Hometown Gas Station on North Avenue has been almost completely demolished.

UWM Dorm Site Faces Little Opposition

UWM Dorm Site Faces Little Opposition

Last Thursday night, residents of Milwaukee's lower east side gathered at Holy Rosary Church to discuss the final of three proposals selected by the UWM Real Estate Foundation. The meeting began much like the two previous had, with the developer (Phelan Development) making a presentation on the plan, followed by a short bit by the architect (Jim Shields in this case), and representatives from UWM talking over some basic logistics and facts. After which Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Communications Tom Luljak straps on his bullet proof vest, and questions from the audience are allowed.

Public Meetings On Final Sites For New UWM Dorm

Public Meetings On Final Sites For New UWM Dorm

Public meetings for each dorm site have been announced. At each meeting the development teams will explain the proposal. The developer of the proposed site and UWM representives will be available for questions at each meeting. As a refresher we have included our opinion on each of the sites as described (we have not see the proposals yet).

UWM Picks Our Three Favorite Dorm Sites As Finalists

UWM Picks Our Three Favorite Dorm Sites As Finalists

The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Real Estate Foundation announced the final three sites (narrowed from a field of eight) for the new 500 to 700 bed dorm to be built.

Where Is The New UWM Dorm Going?

Where Is The New UWM Dorm Going?

To be honest, we don't know exactly. But we do know that they've proposed 8 sites, and we'll break down each one to determine which one we think might be the best.

UWM Dorm is a Hot Topic Among 3rd District Neighbors

UWM Dorm is a Hot Topic Among 3rd District Neighbors

On July 29th a meeting of 3rd district residents was held to discuss the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's ("UWM") recent Request for Proposal ("RFP") to build a new student dorm with 500 to 700 beds.