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Plenty of Horne: Bucks Sign Contract for Park East Land
Plenty of Horne

Bucks Sign Contract for Park East Land

Press conference with Abele celebrates award of 10 acres of county land for $1 and big dreams.

Should City Approve Subsidy for Bucks Arena?

Should City Approve Subsidy for Bucks Arena?

The costs keep rising. And the benefits seem iffy.

Murphy’s Law: The Secret Tax Subsidy Society
Murphy’s Law

The Secret Tax Subsidy Society

Republicans and Democrats conspire to create stealth taxes to fund the NBA arena. Will they succeed?

Plats and Parcels: Harley Davidson Arena?
Plats and Parcels

Harley Davidson Arena?

Google shows the new NBA arena as the Harley Davidson Arena. But a Harley spokesperson says the description is "erroneous."

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.

Plats and Parcels: 229 New Apartments in Brewers’ Hill
Plats and Parcels

229 New Apartments in Brewers’ Hill

But one of the two new buildings being developed generated grr-ipes from Matt Wild and Mary Louise Schumacher. Dare we disagree?

House Confidential: Rocky’s Throne of Stone
House Confidential

Rocky’s Throne of Stone

Neighbor and boss Tom Barrett says DCD head Rocky Marcoux worthy of Nobel Prize, but is his house?

Photo Gallery: Sydney HiH Retrospective
Photo Gallery

Sydney HiH Retrospective

Gallery Night provided one last opportunity to experience the Sydney HiH.

The History of Sydney HiH

The History of Sydney HiH

The life and times of a beloved city icon.

Sydney HiH Gallery Night

Sydney HiH Gallery Night

A Gallery Night send off for the epicenter of Milwaukee's counter-culture movement.

This is the End, Beautiful Friend

This is the End, Beautiful Friend

Some thoughts on the bitter end of Sydney Hih.

Saying Bye – to Sydney Hih
Press Release

Saying Bye – to Sydney Hih

With today’s vote by the Common Council to not reconsider the vote we took earlier this month to lift the interim historic designation for Sydney Hih, I am hopeful that we can move forward to entertain possible new development projects at and near that location.

Don’t Wreck Sidney Hih

Don’t Wreck Sidney Hih

The troubled history of municipal land clearance and why it’s a very bad idea to demolish Sidney Hih.

Public deserves updates on City Hall repair investigation
Press Release

Public deserves updates on City Hall repair investigation

While the chair of the Public Works Committee seems to be pre-occupied with doing all he can to keep alive possible options for preserving the crumbling Sydney Hih (an eyesore of a building), he is ignoring issues with our beloved National Historic Landmark – City Hall.

One More Chance for the Sydney HIH

One More Chance for the Sydney HIH

Parliamentary procedure buys the Sydney HIH a few more days.

Potential Sydney HIH Savior Comes Forward with Proposal

Potential Sydney HIH Savior Comes Forward with Proposal

Preliminary renderings of what a restored Sydney HIH complex surface.

Last Days for the Sydney Hih

Last Days for the Sydney Hih

Unless a savior comes along before July 6th, it truly will have been the last days for the Sydney Hih.

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.

Humility hogs all the attention at “Envisioning the Seen”
Friday Photos: Sydney Hih No More
Friday Photos

Sydney Hih No More

The famous Sydney Hih sign came down, letter by letter, this past week.

Commission Recommends Historic Designation for Sydney Hih Building, Fuse Still Lit

Commission Recommends Historic Designation for Sydney Hih Building, Fuse Still Lit

The Historic Preservation Commission recommended approval of interim historic designation for the Sydney Hih building, though the future of the building remains very much in doubt.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Slow Demise of Sydney Hih
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Slow Demise of Sydney Hih

Sydney Hih could be saved, a witch hunt on North Ave, UWM has a baseball team (?), and Alderman Jose Perez wins a game for the Brewers.

Has the Clock Run Out for the Sydney Hih?

Has the Clock Run Out for the Sydney Hih?

The historic Sydney Hih building, which city officials had intended to tear down, may have been saved for another day, due to a legalistic maneuver by alderman and attorney Bob Baumann at a Tuesday meeting of the Common Council’s Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Talgos being Mothballed, Bike Corrals Return, YP Week, and More
Eyes on Milwaukee

Talgos being Mothballed, Bike Corrals Return, YP Week, and More

Welcome to the fifth installment of Eyes on Milwaukee. This week we take a look at mothballing the new Talgo trainsets for the Amtrak Hiawatha line, the return of the bike corrals, Young Professional Week, free music from the Milwaukee Public Library, and more.

Park East Art Gallery

Park East Art Gallery

The Park East corridor is temporarily filled with art, and it’s well worth your time to check out. Approved by the Milwaukee Arts Board, the temporary installation draws attention to the history and unique character of the land formerly occupied by a freeway. Alderman Michael Murphy, chair of the Milwaukee Arts Board, held a press conference today to officially open the project to the public.

Commission Approves Color Change for Downer Garage

Commission Approves Color Change for Downer Garage

The high profile Sydney Hih building and Downer Avenue redevelopment project were the main items on the agenda for this commission meeting. The initial item regarded the proposed interim historic designation for the Sydney Hih building. The developer requested it to be held over and as it had been previously presented the developer had no immediate intention to demolish the building. Although SandraMcSweeney questioned how many times it could be held over and whether or not there was a limit, it was held again.

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.

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 […]