Original building completed in 1907. Hotel completed in 2008.
Hotel includes 100 rooms.
Fire Alarm Permit
Plumbing-Fire Protection Permit
Building Plumbing Permit
Commercial Alteration Permit
Plumbing-Fire Protection Permit
HVAC General Permit
Commercial Addition Permit.
Content referencing The Iron Horse Hotel
Milwaukee’s historic hotel reveals appointment of local talent from Art MuseumMar 16th, 2017 by Ambassador Hotel
Chef Rogers leads the culinary team of Smyth, Branded, The Yard, and private events, meeting spaces, and in-room dining at Milwaukee’s premiere upscale independent hotelAug 24th, 2016 by Press Release
Modern Urban Dwelling features 64 ApartmentsAug 15th, 2016 by Madisen Maher Architects
Locals and pets can celebrate summer together with craft beer specials benefitting local rescue shelters and specialty pop-up shops with pet-friendly merchandise and treatsJul 22nd, 2016 by Press Release
Bravo TV “Top Chef” alum Chef Heather Terhune to bring Mediterranean-inspired Modern American Fare to Milwaukee’s Historic Third WardMar 15th, 2016 by Press Release
From engineering to accounting and baking to industrial design, career opportunities abound at the first-ever Professional Networking Night hosted by Kohler Co.Feb 15th, 2016 by Kohler Co.
UrbanLab to be led by TKWA architect and prominent urban Milwaukee advocate, Chris Socha.Apr 23rd, 2015 by The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc.
Milwaukee has made Jetsetter magazine’s list of top recommended travel destinations in 2014 – further validation that the city is headed in the right direction on many fronts, said Alderman Terry L. Witkowski.Jan 15th, 2014 by Ald. Terry Witkowski
Projects among 25 from more than 20 MPS schools at this year's MPS STEM Partners Spring Student ShowcaseMay 6th, 2013 by Milwaukee Public Schools
Resolution 080422 would advance the development known as Kilbourn Square. This project is proposing the development of a 52-unit residential care complex to be located at 2195 W. State St. that would house adults 55 and older. This resolution stood out primarily because it showed the difficulties of developing property in the City of Milwaukee. Although the developer presented a project that respected the historical nature of the site and had worked with the City of Milwaukee to put together a logical infill development it still faced a hurdle. This hurdle wasn’t due to zoning or regulations but a neighboring citizen wishing to maintain the status quo. This resident complained about, the loss of two trees and green space, and the potential of more traffic. The commission heard these issues but voted to approve the resolution despite the concerns. This resolution will now go before the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee.Another item of note was resolution 080262 which vacated land along South Alexander St. and West Nicholas St. between South 5th St. and South 6th St. to the neighboring property owner. This was done to allow for construction of a retaining wall to built on the property in support of The Iron Horse Hotel project. This resolution was approved and will now go before the Public Works Committee.Jul 15th, 2008 by Dave Reid
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.Apr 15th, 2008 by Dave Reid
Just a couple of quick items of note from today’s ZND meeting. File number 070873 was a report on the redevelopment of the 440th Airlift Wing’s land. The consulting firm, RKG Associates, provided three proposed alternatives noting that they all include the airport’s plan of building a new runway in the future. Basically the plans break down as aviation re-use for entire site, split aviation with commercial, and non-airport use. Comments allude to the fact that the most likely outcome will be the aviation re-use for the entire site. File number 070964 was approved and authorized a “minor” modification to the DPD known as the Downer Avenue Redevelopment. Unfortunately this file isn’t truly minor as it is response to a lawsuit brought against the city claiming the city shouldn’t of issued a building permit and that the city didn’t take the state’s historic recommendations into consideration. Oddly, the changes to the DPD came about in attempt to further “appease” the neighbors. And I believe Alderman Willie Wade summed it up by saying “basically we are in this position because we were trying to be accommodating.” File number 070844 was approved and authorized the sale of a city owned vacant lot at 530 West Florida St to Rider Hotel, LLC. It will be sold for $1 as it has environmental challenges and will be capped to create a parking lot for the $23 million Iron Horse Hotel. File number 070935 was approved and authorizes the Land Disposition Report which basically allows HSI Development Partners, LLC. to acquire the land and construct a building for Derse, Inc. Derse, Inc. was founded in Milwaukee and originally made signs for Miller, Schlitz, and Pabst. They now specializes in tradeshow exhibits and have expanded throughout the U.S. and internationally. Mike D’Amato commented saying, “Now that you’ve expanded everywhere else let’s talk about Milwaukee,” and he’s right on point as this project bring 125 jobs back into the city.Nov 6th, 2007 by Dave Reid
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