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Eyes on Milwaukee: Local Groups Hosting National Urbanism Conference
Eyes on Milwaukee

Local Groups Hosting National Urbanism Conference

NEWaukee and NAIOP Wisconsin sponsoring conference on creative urbanism.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Despite Being “Essential,” Construction Industry Experiencing Major Delays
Eyes on Milwaukee

Despite Being “Essential,” Construction Industry Experiencing Major Delays

Real estate survey reveals expanding pessimism about length of impact, most businesses still paying rent.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City To Do Video Inspections of Projects
Eyes on Milwaukee

City To Do Video Inspections of Projects

With drop-off location for plans. Goal to protect workers yet keep construction going.

New Study Shows Economic Impact of Tax Increment Financing on Wisconsin
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New Study Shows Economic Impact of Tax Increment Financing on Wisconsin

For every $1 of investment within a Wisconsin TIF district, $4.66 of additional tax base is created.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Grabs More Design Oversight
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Grabs More Design Oversight

Bauman reaches compromise with Marcoux. Council gets some say on new overlay zones.

City Hall: Who Gets Design Oversight?
City Hall

Who Gets Design Oversight?

Bauman wants council control over overlay zones, while DCD, local developers object.

Plats and Parcels: New Space for African-American Entrepreneurs
Plats and Parcels

New Space for African-American Entrepreneurs

What impact would changing TIF law have?

NAIOP Wisconsin and NEWaukee Announce 4th Annual Empty Storefronts Conference

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $100

NAIOP Wisconsin and NEWaukee Announce 4th Annual Empty Storefronts Conference

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $100

NAIOP Wisconsin and NEWaukee Announce 4th Annual Empty Storefronts Conference
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NAIOP Wisconsin and NEWaukee Announce 4th Annual Empty Storefronts Conference

The day-long conference focuses on holistic solutions, national trends, best practices and success stories that lead to action plans and spark ideas to fill empty storefronts

VISIT Milwaukee Names 2018-2019 Officers and Board of Directors
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VISIT Milwaukee Names 2018-2019 Officers and Board of Directors

Board Directors volunteer their time to assist in providing overall strategic direction to VISIT Milwaukee and by advocating its mission to the community.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Empty Storefronts Conference Scores Again

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $250

Eyes on Milwaukee: Empty Storefronts Conference Scores Again
Eyes on Milwaukee

Empty Storefronts Conference Scores Again

Annual conference on how to revitalize main street back in Milwaukee for its third year.

No Politics at $900 Million Right Wing Bradley Foundation?

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $400

No Politics at $900 Million Right Wing Bradley Foundation?
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No Politics at $900 Million Right Wing Bradley Foundation?

Email Undermines Former Bradley Head’s Allegation He Was ‘Careful’ to Separate Politics from Day Job

NAIOP Wisconsin and NEWaukee Present 2016 Storefronts Conference Rethinking Value, Utility and Innovation in Retail Frontage Real Estate
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NAIOP Wisconsin and NEWaukee Present 2016 Storefronts Conference Rethinking Value, Utility and Innovation in Retail Frontage Real Estate

This day-long conference focuses on holistic solutions, national trends and success stories that fill vacant storefronts.

Murphy’s Law: The Mystery of Rebecca Bradley
Murphy’s Law

The Mystery of Rebecca Bradley

Who exactly is she? And why didn’t Walker vet his choice for Supreme Court?

Murphy’s Law: The Walker Campaign “Scandal”
Murphy’s Law

The Walker Campaign “Scandal”

Something went wrong. And everyone’s blaming campaign manager Rick Wiley. Why?

The Roundup: Clark Picks Up Two State Endorsements
The Roundup

Clark Picks Up Two State Endorsements

Two of Wisconsin’s elder statespeople jumped on the Wesley Clark for President bandwagon recently. Former alderman, secretary of state and attorney Vel Phillips, who most recently issued the oath of office to Acting Mayor Marvin Pratt says she backs the Arkansas general for president. With her support, she joins such black leaders as Charles Rangel and Andrew Young. Phillips was at a fundraiser for Clark Tuesday, January 27th at the home of Julilly W. Kohler. Phillips said she had just got off the phone with Henry Aaron who has offered to send her airplane tickets and to put her up in Atlanta February 6th for his birthday party. “Oh, I’m not sure I’m going to go,” said Vel, to the dismay of partygoers who could not imagine turning down any invitation from Henry Aaron, with or without free air travel and lodging. She still hadn’t decided by Sunday. Vel Phillips faces many decisions. When she left the Common Council, she bought the old roll-top desk aldermen once used until the present gems were installed. The desk will probably go to the Historical Society of Wisconsin. Why not the city-owned Milwaukee Public Library? “Well, the historical society already has a full-size statue of me,” Phillips said. Good enough reason. The attendees, including Frank Gimbel (who has a huge Clark sign posted in his east side yard), Mort and Dani Gendelman, Curry First, Dennis Conta and about 40 others filled the Kohler residence to talk up their man and to dine on way too much food provided from such disparate sources as Sam’s Club and Watermark restaurant. A special guest of honor was to have been former Senator Gaylord Nelson, ranked fourth on a list of the most important Wisconsinites in history. He’s the only one of the top five who is still alive. Alas! Nelson hadn’t even made it as far as the end of the driveway of his Kensington, Maryland home in days, so he called in his visit by speakerphone. Heavy snowfall complicated by quaint Maryland snow removal traditions kept him home, Nelson said. He endorses Clark for president, the Earth Day founder told the attendees in Milwaukee. Nelson speaks very slowly these days. The delivery, although halting, does nothing to mute the intellectual vigor and wit of Nelson. Regarding his choice of the military man for president, the anti-Vietnam War ex-Senator said, “People were wondering how could Gaylord Nelson support a general for president?” (Pause.) “Well, George Washington was a general.” (Pause.) “And he was a pretty good president.” (Laughter.) Apparently, Nelson held republican president Dwight D. Eisenhower in high regard. He noted that General Ike warned us about the military-industrial complex. “This is a fascinating race,” Nelson said, (Pause.) But there is a long way to go.” The State of Wisconsin constitution, as amended, does not give the Lieutenant Governor much to do. This suited Scott McCallum fine, but Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton is a restless sort and has been an early supporter and campaign groupie of […]