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The Moderne Likely to Receive Public Financing

The Moderne Likely to Receive Public Financing

The Moderne, the long awaited project on the corner of 3rd and Juneau, is moving ahead. The City, through RACM, is aiming to provide $10,000,000 in financial assistance to the project. A deal that is very likely to be approved. The building is to be largely an apartment building with first floor retail and a few condos at the top three floors. Originally intended to be 80 condos, the project is now 154 apartments and 33 condos spread over 30 floors.

“We can put a wrench in the process”

“We can put a wrench in the process”

So says Jill Capicchioni, of the Historic Brewers Hill Association, in an email to the neighborhood mailing list.

Just How Much TIF is Enough?

Just How Much TIF is Enough?

Municipalities large and small utilize Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) as a tool to encourage economic development within their borders.

UW-Tosa to Fill Budget Gap?

UW-Tosa to Fill Budget Gap?

In what can only be characterized as a transparent attempt to prop up Milwaukee County's budget, the Board of Supervisors and County Executive Walker appear poised to push the Milwaukee County Grounds land sale to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee through.

The Politics of Real Estate Development – Park East Edition

The Politics of Real Estate Development – Park East Edition

The tale of the Fair Market Development, LLC Park East development proposal is one already lined with intrigue.

Palomar or Streetcar?

Palomar or Streetcar?

Tom Daykin did some digging and was able to uncover that the final request from Gatehouse Capital Corp. was $18 million in public money for the Palomar.

What is the Problem in the Park East?

What is the Problem in the Park East?

Changes proposed to lure developers to Park East lots.

The Park East Park?  Absolutely Not

The Park East Park? Absolutely Not

In response to the announcement of the failing of The Residences of Palomar, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran an editorial talking about the idea of building a temporary park in the Park East land reclaimed from the former freeway spur. The idea is a bad one.

Palomar Canceled?

Palomar Canceled?

Haven't seen any official announcement yet, but we've heard from a credible source close to the project that the The Residences at Palomar project has been canceled. We'll update this post as we learn more. At the moment, calls in to the project are going unanswered.

Sydney Hih Nomination Held at Historic Preservation

Sydney Hih Nomination Held at Historic Preservation

This Historic Preservation Commission ("HPC") meeting included agenda items for the high profile projects, The Palomar, The Brewery and the Goll Mansion redevelopment.

Could Robert Ruvin Have Saved RiverSplash?

Could Robert Ruvin Have Saved RiverSplash?

While it certainly sounds ridiculous, I think it's a distinct possibility that Robert Ruvin could have prevented most, if not all of the trouble stemming from the Saturday night fiasco at RiverSplash on Old World Third Street and Water Street.

Public Works Committee Holds Alley Vacation

Public Works Committee Holds Alley Vacation

Resolution 071564 proposed the vacation of two “paper” alleys to support the Palomar development project within the Park East. Apparently Alderman Bob Bauman read Mary Louise Schumacher‘s article in the Journal Sentinel, History lost in Park East bait-and-switch, because he stated that “I see this as a bait and switch” referring to the dramatic change […]

Commission Approves Vacating ‘Paper’ Alleys

Commission Approves Vacating ‘Paper’ Alleys

This was one of the shorter and less volatile City Plan Commission meetings in recent times. Resolution 071564 proposed vacating two alleys in the Park East redevelopment area to allow for construction of the Palomar. These alleys were referred to as “paper” alleys indicating that they had been plotted but never actually constructed. The commission […]

Sydney Hih Square Development Launches Website

Sydney Hih Square Development Launches Website

The Sydney Hih Square development has gone through, many iterations, public debate of TIF financing, the shuffle of lead developers, but now has taken a small step forward. This sign of progress is seen in the launching of The Residences at Hotel Palomar website. The site’s launch is in part preparation for pre-sales and fully […]

Sydney Hih Project Moves Forward

Sydney Hih Project Moves Forward

The controversial Sydney Hih project , that last summer was turned down for city financing of a TIF, appears to moving forward again. The first indications were the signing of multiple tenants to the project as recently reported in the Bizjournal article “Ruvin recruits Park East tenants”. The second significant step forward occurred this morning […]