Building Info

Vantage on the Park. Rendering by Kahler Slater.
  • Address:
    916 E. State St.
  • Taxkey:
    3921717000
  • Status:
  • Assessment:
    $4,800,000 (2012)
  • Year Built:
  • Size:
    91,989 square feet

96-unit apartment building under construction in the shell of the former Park East Hotel by developer Michael Klein and partners Derek Schneider and Jeno Cataldo.

Hotel History

Park East Hotel is a 159-room hotel located in Milwaukee’s Juneau Town neighborhood. The hotel was originally built as the Milwaukee Inn and was for a number of years known as the Park East Hotel.

The hotel’s last owners Jay Walia and Rick Walia bought the hotel in 2003 from Towne Realty for $3.2 million. Towne had owned the hotel twice, acquiring it first in 1969 (selling in 1979) and buying it back in 1982 after developer Oliver Plunkett declared bankruptcy. It was originally built in 1959.

The hotel was rebranded as the Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown Lakeshore in 2006. In 2014, it’s name was changed again, this time back to Park East Hotel.

Starting in 1961, the hotel had a short-lived helicopter service, Milwaukee Helicopter Airways, that connected it with General Mitchell International Airport. The service offered rides from the hotel to and from General Mitchell (and five other destinations) for $5/person, carrying up to three passengers at a time. Inflation adjusted costs, put that $5 ride at $37.85 in 2012 dollars.

The hotel’s bar/restaurant has recently been known as Aqua (starting November 2003) and Aura (late 2008). Before that Milwaukee restaurateur Johnny Vassallo operated Ten Eleven Restaurant in the space.

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Activity

IDDateTypeDescription
ELEC-FA-19-003172019/10/08Permit
Fire Alarm Permit
NOCC-19-013692019/08/16Permit
SIGN-GEN-19-003012019/08/13Permit
Sign Permit
PWRS-19-002022019/08/03Permit
ROW Restoration Permit
PWRS-19-002012019/08/03Permit
ROW Restoration Permit
ELEC-19-046722019/07/12Permit
Electrical Permit
PBFS-19-007212019/06/19Permit
Plumbing-Fire Protection Permit
PBFS-19-007202019/06/19Permit
Plumbing-Fire Protection Permit
PLB-GP-19-000662019/04/05Permit
Gas Piping
PLB-19-012222019/03/29Permit
Building Plumbing Permit
HVAC-GEN-19-010182019/03/28Permit
HVAC General Permit
COM-ALT-19-001992019/03/28Permit
Commercial Alteration Permit
TOCC-19-000032019/01/17Permit
NOCC-19-000842019/01/16Permit
ELEC_LV-18-002572018/12/20Permit
Low Voltage Permit
PWEU-18-042132018/12/15Permit
ROW Excavation Utility
PWEU-18-040402018/12/01Permit
ROW Excavation Utility
BCV-18-000462018/11/22Permit
Building Code Variance
SIGN-GEN-18-004442018/11/16Permit
Sign Permit
ASBP-18-001772018/10/25Permit
Asbestos Project
PLB_WS-18-001312018/08/24Permit
Water Service.
PWRS-18-002152018/08/07Permit
ROW Restoration Permit.
PLB-18-036352018/08/07Permit
Building Plumbing Permit.
PWEU-18-022562018/06/16Permit
ROW Excavation Utility.
PWEU-18-022322018/06/14Permit
ROW Excavation Utility.
ELEV-18-000722018/05/19Permit
Elevator Permit.
ELEV-18-000712018/05/19Permit
Elevator Permit.
ELEC_LV-18-000802018/04/19Permit
Low Voltage Permit.
ELEC-FA-18-000912018/04/11Permit
Fire Alarm Permit.
PWEU-18-013082018/04/07Permit
ROW Excavation Utility.
ASBP-18-000652018/03/29Permit
Asbestos Project.
HVAC-GEN-18-009412018/03/24Permit
HVAC General Permit.
ELEC-18-012002018/03/01Permit
Electrical Permit.
BCV-18-000102018/02/26Permit
Building Code Variance.
PWEN-18-000232018/02/03Permit
ROW Excavation Non-Utility.
PLB-SA-18-000192018/02/01Permit
Plumbing Seal or Abandonment Permit.
PLB-18-003872018/02/01Permit
Building Plumbing Permit.
PWRS-18-000262018/02/01Permit
ROW Restoration Permit.
PBFS-17-012202017/12/17Permit
Plumbing-Fire Protection Permit.
PWEU-17-028442017/12/05Permit
ROW Excavation Utility.
PLB-17-044222017/10/14Permit
Building Plumbing Permit.
ASBP-17-001312017/10/14Permit
Asbestos Project.
PLB-GP-17-000252017/10/14Permit
Gas Piping.
PWEU-17-014402017/07/28Permit
ROW Excavation Utility.
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Building data on this page, including assessment information, was last updated on April 28, 2019

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