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Plats and Parcels: Redevelopment Restarts on Walker’s Point Building
Plats and Parcels

Redevelopment Restarts on Walker’s Point Building

Building constructed on site steeped in Milwaukee history. And a week of real estate news.

Plats and Parcels: 1,449 New Apartments Coming
Plats and Parcels

1,449 New Apartments Coming

And more are on the way, all within a two-mile radius of City Hall.

Plats and Parcels: The Boom in Walker’s Point
Plats and Parcels

The Boom in Walker’s Point

A new project on South Water St. continues the pace of development.

 
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Developer plans riverside housing in Walker’s Point

Plats and Parcels: New Arena Plan & Pabst Brewing Returns
Plats and Parcels

New Arena Plan & Pabst Brewing Returns

Will legislature pass new arena plan? Will city and county have to contribute? Will Pabst brew here again?

Friday Photos: Oregon at South Water Works
Friday Photos

Oregon at South Water Works

Foreclosed warehouse becoming 77 apartments in Walker's Point.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Parklet Coming to the Third Ward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Parklet Coming to the Third Ward

Club Charlie's will reclaim loading zone and use it for cafe seating.

Milwaukee Apartment Update

Milwaukee Apartment Update

What apartment projects are currently proposed, under construction, or have recently opened in Milwaukee? A little over a year ago we did a similar exercise, so it will be good to take a look and see what has changed in the past year.

Our 2009 Top Ten Lists

Our 2009 Top Ten Lists

It's time to look forward to what we can hope for and plan on in 2009.

Hard Hat Tour: South Water Works Tour Photos
Hard Hat Tour

South Water Works Tour Photos

Tom DeMuth of Lighthouse Development gave Urban Milwaukee a tour of his company's redevelopment of the former Transpak facility in Milwaukee's Walker's Point neighborhood.

South Water Works Project Renderings

South Water Works Project Renderings

Located at the corner of E. Pittsburgh Street and S. Water Street the South Water Works development is the process of converting the former Transpak buildings into a mixture of retail, residential, and office space.

DPW Defends Snow Removal Efforts

DPW Defends Snow Removal Efforts

The Department of Public Works (“DPW”) gave a presentation regarding snow and ice removal during which they laid out a list of options of how to improve service levels. This presentation was a follow up to meetings that occurred this winter in response to an outcry of citizens complaints about DPW’s poor job of snow and ice removal.  During these meetings it was brought up that curb cuts and bus stops are rarely cleared and this disproportionally hurts the elderly and handicapped.  Despite these talks it appeared from the presentation that there hadn’t been much movement on new strategies or efforts to improve service. Resolution 071176 proposed the vacation of the right-turn bypass at East Pittsburgh Avenue and South Water Street.  This street vacation is intended to support the Transpak redevelopment project in the Fifth Ward.  The mixed-use facility known as South Water Works will include 350,000 square feet of office, entertainment, retail, and residential space.  Initially this resolution was held because of DPW’s concerns about trucks ability to turn the reconstructed corner but after further discussion it was explained that DPW’s initial concerns had been resolved.  This resolution was approved and will now go before the full Common Council.

Fullhouse Moving to Walker’s Point

Fullhouse Moving to Walker’s Point

Fullhouse, a growing interactive marketing agency, is leaving their crowded Third Ward office space for 23,500 square feet across the river in Walker's Point.

5th Ward’s Growth Continues

5th Ward’s Growth Continues

Work has begun on at the former Transpak buildings located at 235 E. Pittsburgh Ave. The first is a smaller more recent building which had significant structural problems and is in the process of being demolished. The second is a larger warehouse building that is in the process of being gutted for a mixed-use redevelopment. To accommodate a first floor retail component the City of Milwaukee recently vacated the turning lane adjacent to this property. The new 102-room Iron Horse Hotel located at 500 W. Florida St. has been under construction for several months and should open during the summer of 2008. It will be run by Miami boutique hotel operator Desire Hotels. Desire Hotels operates numerous high-end hotels throughout the country including the The Strand and The Sagamore. The Iron Horse Hotel will bring this same level of style to Milwaukee by featuring exposed brick and timber, down pillows, high-end linens, walk-in showers, flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi and covered parking for motorcycles. Additionally, the redevelopment of 234 W. Florida is making good progress. New windows have been installed throughout half of the structure and the gutting and reconstruction of the second half is well underway. The 5th Ward has shown to be one of the emerging neighborhoods in Milwaukee and these project are just a small portion of the redevelopment efforts that have been ongoing.