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Friday Photos: Downtown Apartment Building Nears Completion
Friday Photos

Downtown Apartment Building Nears Completion

Bucks' Pat Connaughton is building a three-unit apartment building in East Town.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City’s Top Preservation Group Hires New Leader
Eyes on Milwaukee

City’s Top Preservation Group Hires New Leader

Jeremy Ebersole will lead Milwaukee Preservation Alliance.

Friday Photos: New Downtown Apartment Building Takes Shape
Friday Photos

New Downtown Apartment Building Takes Shape

Bucks guard's first Milwaukee development project takes shape.

MPA Launches Online Learning Resource for Milwaukee Soldiers Home
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MPA Launches Online Learning Resource for Milwaukee Soldiers Home

Teachers, parents, students encouraged to learn about Milwaukee’s historic and future role in providing care to our nation’s heroes

Friday Photos: Bucks Player’s Downtown Apartments Rise
Friday Photos

Bucks Player’s Downtown Apartments Rise

New apartment building takes shape.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Preservation Group Needs New Leader. Again
Eyes on Milwaukee

Preservation Group Needs New Leader. Again

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, historic architecture advocate, seeks executive director.

Plats and Parcels: Downtown House Being Deconstructed For Apartments
Plats and Parcels

Downtown House Being Deconstructed For Apartments

Plus: City planning third cruise ship dock

Plats and Parcels: See The Canstruction of Local Landmarks
Plats and Parcels

See The Canstruction of Local Landmarks

Plus: Associated gives Milwaukee Center new name & upgrades, mass timber building tops off.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Appeal Dropped on Bucks Player’s Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Appeal Dropped on Bucks Player’s Project

Civil War-era building can be razed. New three-unit apartment building can be developed.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Guard Scores Again on Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Guard Scores Again on Project

Historic preservation group again clears way for Connaughton's downtown development.

Plats and Parcels: Bucks Player Plans Brady Street Building
Plats and Parcels

Bucks Player Plans Brady Street Building

Plus: American Family announces plans, Mount Mary plans new housing, buildings change hands.

Plats and Parcels: Rite-Hite May Move to Reed Street Yards
Plats and Parcels

Rite-Hite May Move to Reed Street Yards

Plus: Water leak delays BMO Tower, city exploring Plan B for former Schlitz tavern.

Eyes on Milwaukee: McCarthy Appeals on Bucks Player’s Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

McCarthy Appeals on Bucks Player’s Project

Wants Common Council to overrule HPC ruling that 1860s house can be razed.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 1860s Home Isn’t Historic Says Commission
Eyes on Milwaukee

1860s Home Isn’t Historic Says Commission

Historic commission's surprising vote rejects historic designation, inches Bucks guard's project closer to reality.

Plats and Parcels: Journal Sentinel Complex Sold
Plats and Parcels

Journal Sentinel Complex Sold

Plus: Badger Mutual moving downtown, Northridge security deal, Lion House has a buyer and much more.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Player’s Development Faces Delay
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Player’s Development Faces Delay

Historic designation sought for 1865 home Pat Connaughton seeks to demolish, replace.

Op Ed: Save the Milwaukee Soldiers Home

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $50

Op Ed: Save the Milwaukee Soldiers Home

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $50

Op Ed: Save the Milwaukee Soldiers Home

Contribution to Bob Peterson of $40

Op Ed: Save the Milwaukee Soldiers Home
Op Ed

Save the Milwaukee Soldiers Home

The 100 Extraordinary Women campaigns seeks volunteers, donors for this cause.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Preservation in Peril
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Preservation in Peril

Job-creating historic preservation tax credits face cuts again, this time from Congress.

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance Elects New President
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Milwaukee Preservation Alliance Elects New President

MPA names Peter Zanghi as the next President of the Board of Directors.

Domes Makes Most Endangered List

Domes Makes Most Endangered List

One of 11 most endangered, says National Trust for Historic Preservation, which could help rally support.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A New Tower for Prospect Ave
Eyes on Milwaukee

A New Tower for Prospect Ave

Will the council allow a 27 floor apartment tower on Prospect Ave?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Masonic Lodge Could Become Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Masonic Lodge Could Become Hotel

Plan would build addition atop historic building, but will preservation advocates block it?

12 Things Will Decide Domes’ Future

12 Things Will Decide Domes’ Future

Politicians will decide their fate, but citizens can lead the way. 12 issues are key.

Vacating Fourth Street for a Bucks plaza would be drastic and risky

Contribution to Meagan Holman of $25

Vacating Fourth Street for a Bucks plaza would be drastic and risky

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $50

Vacating Fourth Street for a Bucks plaza would be drastic and risky
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Vacating Fourth Street for a Bucks plaza would be drastic and risky

Vacating any downtown street involves major ramifications for current and future transportation and land use.

Gov. Walker’s historic tax credit cap proposal removed from budget
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Gov. Walker’s historic tax credit cap proposal removed from budget

Plenty of Horne: Celebrating the Life of Paul Jakubovich
Plenty of Horne

Celebrating the Life of Paul Jakubovich

A host of notables gathered to salute Jakubovich and the fabulous historic architecture of Milwaukee he helped protect.

Walker’s Budget Reduces Historic Tax Credits

Walker’s Budget Reduces Historic Tax Credits

Tighter guidelines for credits and less total funding could hurt development in Milwaukee.

Op-Ed: Double Decker Freeway Would Hurt Soldiers Home
Op-Ed

Double Decker Freeway Would Hurt Soldiers Home

The at-grade alternative for reconstructing I-94 is better alternative, that won’t harm this landmark.

Remembering Donna Schlieman, Historic Preservationist

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $100

Remembering Donna Schlieman, Historic Preservationist

Remembering Donna Schlieman, Historic Preservationist

A longtime leader with Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, who helped defeat the Pabst City proposal, died on Friday.

MPA Launches Fundraising Campaign To Add I-94, Hank Aaron State Trail Signage for Milwaukee Soldiers Home
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MPA Launches Fundraising Campaign To Add I-94, Hank Aaron State Trail Signage for Milwaukee Soldiers Home

National Trust offers $5,000 matching grant for public donations through the end of 2013

Milwaukee VAMC Commences Repairs on Historic “Soldiers Home” Building
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Milwaukee VAMC Commences Repairs on Historic “Soldiers Home” Building

Today, the grand structure continues to dominate the landscape, but is in dire need of repair.

Combined Committee Approves 26-story Tower

Combined Committee Approves 26-story Tower

This meeting was the much anticipated combined City Plan Commission ("CPC") and Historic Preservation Commission ("HPC") meeting regarding New Land Enterprises' development proposal for the Goll Mansion site.

Zoning Committee Responds to Court Ruling

Zoning Committee Responds to Court Ruling

This meeting of the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee was quite unusual in that it was held in response to the court case Dawn McCarthy vs. The City of Milwaukee City. The case revolves around the city’s handling of a minor modification to the Detail Planned Development known has Downer Avenue Redevelopment Phase I. The court ruled that there were possible open meetings violations during some Historic Preservation Commission subcommittee meetings so to insure all information was publicly heard the judge ordered this meeting to be held. It is important to note the judge did not stop construction and didn’t expect the city to vote on the resolution in question. Peter Kovac, one of the Plaintiffs in the case, made comments indicating the city had re-opened the issue prompting Alderman Mike D’Amato to respond by saying “you seemed to of re-opened the whole issue”. Alderman Bob Bauman was heard saying “let him go on for two hours” expressing his frustration with the repetitive testimony and the proceeds. Despite Alderman Michael Murphy‘s concern over setting a precedent by passing a resolution in response to the direction of the court, the committee unanimously approved resolution 071365 reasserting the previously passed resolution.

Committee Appoints Whitney Gould to Planning Commission

Committee Appoints Whitney Gould to Planning Commission

Approving Whitney Gould‘s appointment to the City Plan Commission was the highlight of this meeting. The Committee made it clear that in her former position as the Journal Sentinel’s architecture writer she played an important role in improving Milwaukee’s urban environment and hoped she would bring her enthusiasm and knowledge to the Commission. The Committee also approved resolution 071307 which if approved by the full Common Council will allocate $1.4 Million dollars from the Housing Trust Fund to support five affordable housing projects. One example of these projects is the St. Catherine’s Residence at 1018 E. Knapp Street. It will receive $264,000 to build affordable housing for low-income women and it is already under construction. Alderman Michael Murphy pointed out that this $1.4 million will generate $26 million worth of development and went on to say that these projects do two things “one economic development and… two do the right thing”. The Northwest Side Area Comprehensive Plan was presented again as it had been held before to allow the Department of City Development to address issues that the committee felt the plan didn’t incorporate. Specifically items were added to insure existing rail corridors are reserved for future mass transit options and encouraged creating transit oriented development projects along those rail lines if they are ever converted to passenger service. Other areas of that plan that were improved included refinements of the 76th and Good Hope project, additional recommendations for the vacant transit hub at 76th and Mill, and addressed the potential reuse of Timmerman Airport if it were to be closed. One setback for the project was Alderman Jim Bohl‘s push to remove DCD’s suggested language regarding cul-de-sacs and their desire to better connect streets. This prompted Alderman Mike D’Amato to take a light hearted shot at Bohl by saying, “we hope you haven’t eliminated all the sidewalks from the Northwest side”. Additionally two closed sessions were held to discuss strategy with the City’s lawyers regarding the court case Dawn McCarthy vs. the City of Milwaukee. This case involves the City’s handling of the development of a City owned surface parking lot on Downer Ave. Despite the courts apparent concern the judge hasn’t stopped construction and development continues at a brisk pace.