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Khalif Rainey To Lead Office of African American Affairs

Khalif Rainey To Lead Office of African American Affairs

Plus: Mayor's new picks for lobbying leader, innovation director and labor negotiator.

Community forum will explore current issues in Milwaukee
City of Milwaukee Opens Application Period for Summer Youth Internship Program
Press Release

City of Milwaukee Opens Application Period for Summer Youth Internship Program

Since 2005, the Summer Youth Internship Program has connected thousands of young people with job opportunities and career pathways in City government

By Demolishing Homes, Milwaukee Hopes To Revive Neighborhoods

By Demolishing Homes, Milwaukee Hopes To Revive Neighborhoods

City hopes to raze 180 houses this year, but how long will neighborhoods take to revive?

2024 Mayor’s Design Awards Now Accepting Nominations
Commissioner Lafayette L. Crump honored as 2024 Wisconsin Titan 100
Residents Form Development Group to Support Affordable Housing

Residents Form Development Group to Support Affordable Housing

EmprUve focuses its efforts on homeownership and community revitalization.

The Streets of New Milwaukee Is Theme at Conference

The Streets of New Milwaukee Is Theme at Conference

Urban Spaceship delves into how to make city a people-friendly place.

Friday Photos: Ezekiel CDC Shows Off Foreclosed Home Rehabilitation
Friday Photos

Ezekiel CDC Shows Off Foreclosed Home Rehabilitation

Ezekiel VP Jim Gaillard shows off work to Sen. Tammy Baldwin, DCD Commissioner Crump

After IKON Hotel Issues, Council Moves To Assert More Control of TIF Districts

After IKON Hotel Issues, Council Moves To Assert More Control of TIF Districts

City has foregone $540,000 in interest payments at discretion of administration.

Imagine MKE to Convene Greater Milwaukee Creative Economy Forum with Support from Partners Including MMAC and VISIT Milwaukee
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Imagine MKE to Convene Greater Milwaukee Creative Economy Forum with Support from Partners Including MMAC and VISIT Milwaukee

The Nov 1 session will gather a diverse group of civic, non-profit, private sector, philanthropic and educational leaders to discuss the influence of the creative economy on economic and social vibrancy

Eyes on Milwaukee: Augustine Prep Opens $49 Million Elementary School
Eyes on Milwaukee

Augustine Prep Opens $49 Million Elementary School

New building allows for major growth. And an even bigger project is planned.

Eyes on Milwaukee: IKON Hotel Dropped In Favor of ‘Sears Market’ Concept
Eyes on Milwaukee

IKON Hotel Dropped In Favor of ‘Sears Market’ Concept

New proposal to redevelop former Sears department store at Fond du Lac and North.

Xankia Unveils New Look, Menu

Xankia Unveils New Look, Menu

Vietnamese-American restaurant in Downtown hosted grand reopening last weekend.

How Committed Is City To Tearing Down 794?

How Committed Is City To Tearing Down 794?

Council members question 'weasel language' in Milwaukee plan for Downtown.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northwestern Mutual Wins Key Vote To Close Cass Street
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northwestern Mutual Wins Key Vote To Close Cass Street

But not without derision, and the suggestion to create an open-air passageway for the public.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Common Ground, MPS Celebrate New Washington High School Athletic Complex
Eyes on Milwaukee

Common Ground, MPS Celebrate New Washington High School Athletic Complex

New playfield and track have been eight years in the making.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Starts on Century City Park Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Starts on Century City Park Expansion

Revamped Melvina Park at 29th and Melvina will nearly quadruple in size.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Seeks Restaurant or Cafe For Downtown Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Seeks Restaurant or Cafe For Downtown Park

Its plan for Vel R. Phillips Plaza is to create new gathering spot for Westown.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Work Starts on Redeveloping 150 Vacant Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Work Starts on Redeveloping 150 Vacant Homes

Homes MKE aims to create new homeowners, improve neighborhoods.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Northwestern Mutual To Create Second Glassy Tower With $500 Million Investment
Eyes on Milwaukee

Northwestern Mutual To Create Second Glassy Tower With $500 Million Investment

Company will completely overhaul existing building, create pedestrian street and relocate Franklin employees to Downtown.

Pandemic Continues To Be A Drag On Wisconsin Office Leasing

Pandemic Continues To Be A Drag On Wisconsin Office Leasing

Mixed data on downtown Milwaukee activity.

Lindsay Heights Neighborhood Improvement District Approved
Is ‘Cream City’ also becoming ‘Cyber City’?
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Is ‘Cream City’ also becoming ‘Cyber City’?

Milwaukee tech landscape topic of Jan. 12 luncheon

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fiserv’s Move Downtown Is About Attracting ‘Young, Diverse’ Workers
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fiserv’s Move Downtown Is About Attracting ‘Young, Diverse’ Workers

Council committee endorses complicated subsidy for Brookfield company's relocation.

City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 to host third meeting for Downtown Area Plan update
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City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 to host third meeting for Downtown Area Plan update

Milwaukee-area residents encouraged to attend a Community Open House on Dec. 7

Eyes on Milwaukee: Complicated Fiserv Subsidy Earns First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Complicated Fiserv Subsidy Earns First Approval

Complicated deal includes $7 million for financial company, $4.6 million for neighborhood improvements.

Design Plans Unveiled for Harbor District Riverwalk Project
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Design Plans Unveiled for Harbor District Riverwalk Project

Mayor Cavalier Johnson and Department of City Development continue to advance efforts to grow Milwaukee’s Riverwalk and expand public access

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selects Harbor District Developer
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selects Harbor District Developer

Rule Enterprises, an affordable housing developer will develop a key, two-acre, vacant site on Greenfield Ave.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deer District Concert Venue Wins First Approval, Despite Objections
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deer District Concert Venue Wins First Approval, Despite Objections

Other concert venues fight Live Nation's entrance into Milwaukee market.

Elmer Moore Jr. Hits the Ground Running At WHEDA

Elmer Moore Jr. Hits the Ground Running At WHEDA

Moore formerly ran Scale Up Milwaukee, now he's serving in the governor's cabinet.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward Attracts Top 3D Printer Manufacturer
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward Attracts Top 3D Printer Manufacturer

Boston area company Formlabs, a leader in 3D printer industry, opens regional HQ here.

Formlabs opens regional headquarters in Milwaukee to support growing role in U.S. industrial sector
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Formlabs opens regional headquarters in Milwaukee to support growing role in U.S. industrial sector

Boston-based company will add more than 100 jobs over the next three years

Eyes on Milwaukee: 10 Riverwalk Projects Will Greatly Expand System
Eyes on Milwaukee

10 Riverwalk Projects Will Greatly Expand System

Three-mile, award-winning corridor is becoming far more than a downtown amenity.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Seeking Affordable Housing Developers Who Need Funding
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Seeking Affordable Housing Developers Who Need Funding

Housing Trust Fund has $10 million to award to worthy projects.

Kohl’s Downtown Store Is Test of Smaller Format

Kohl’s Downtown Store Is Test of Smaller Format

CEO promises data-driven approach to deliver everything customers love about Kohl's.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Komatsu Mining’s Massive New Harbor District Campus
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Komatsu Mining’s Massive New Harbor District Campus

P&H parent company swaps a ribbon cutting for a tree planting in opening new factory.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Clifton Crump Named To Zoning Board
Eyes on Milwaukee

Clifton Crump Named To Zoning Board

Former secretary of city's Board of Zoning Appeals returns to serve on board, to acclaim from council members.

City Hall: Mayor Signs RNC Agreement To Applause
City Hall

Mayor Signs RNC Agreement To Applause

But two big questions remain: will city win convention and will it benefit financially?

Council Members Asking RNC For $6 Million

Council Members Asking RNC For $6 Million

Milwaukee can't otherwise benefit from convention because of lack of sales or hotel tax.

Marquette Center for Real Estate to host Real Estate Strategies Conference May 4
Transportation: Bublr Rolling Out Hundreds of E-Bikes, 26 New Stations
Transportation

Bublr Rolling Out Hundreds of E-Bikes, 26 New Stations

New e-bikes are "awesome" and "extremely fun" says Mayor Johnson.

Meet Milwaukee’s New Mayor Cavalier Johnson

Meet Milwaukee’s New Mayor Cavalier Johnson

Johnson, first elected Black mayor in Milwaukee history, promises to focus on crime, jobs, neighborhoods and relationship with state.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Couture Starts Massive Concrete Pour
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Couture Starts Massive Concrete Pour

78 truckloads of concrete for building's base. Developer exploring direct link to US Bank complex.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Ends Battle Over Couture, City Attorney
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Ends Battle Over Couture, City Attorney

Acting Mayor reverses position and now supports ending the fight.

City Hall: Council Could End Fight Over Couture Provision
City Hall

Council Could End Fight Over Couture Provision

But City Attorney and Acting Mayor object. Legality of requiring $100,000 donation at issue.

AN OX Cafe Offers Up Asian Comfort Food

AN OX Cafe Offers Up Asian Comfort Food

New northwest side bar and restaurant offering Lao and Thai cuisine was a long time coming.

Plenty of Horne: Milwaukee Has a Singing Mayor Again
Plenty of Horne

Milwaukee Has a Singing Mayor Again

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson tries singing at city's 176th Birthday Party, before a big turnout of politicians.

City Completes Renaming Old World Third To Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

City Completes Renaming Old World Third To Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Milwaukee fixes a 1984 "injustice" by extending King Drive through Downtown.

Johnson Ceremonially Sworn In As Mayor

Johnson Ceremonially Sworn In As Mayor

Milwaukee's acting mayor hosts a ceremony of pomp and circumstance to tell his story.

Silicon Valley Company Expanding In Milwaukee

Silicon Valley Company Expanding In Milwaukee

OpenGov plans to grow office in Walker's Point to 100 employees.

City Hall: Dettmer’s Appointment As Public Works Head Is Historic
City Hall

Dettmer’s Appointment As Public Works Head Is Historic

First female to lead DPW, first time that no major mayor-appointed leaders are white males.

Software firm growing Milwaukee office with WEDC help
Press Release

Software firm growing Milwaukee office with WEDC help

OpenGov plans to add 65 employees, invest $400,000

City of Milwaukee, Habitat for Humanity Working to Build New Housing in Harambee Neighborhood
Eyes on Milwaukee: Urban Spaceship Will Land In Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Urban Spaceship Will Land In Milwaukee

National urbanism conference on November 9 on the future of cities. Urban Milwaukee members can get free tickets, while supplies last.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 7 Milwaukee Affordable Housing Projects Win Funding
Eyes on Milwaukee

7 Milwaukee Affordable Housing Projects Win Funding

Federal Home Loan Bank grants will close financing gaps.

Eyes on Milwaukee: WCD Celebrates Start of Convention Center Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

WCD Celebrates Start of Convention Center Expansion

$420 million project is intended to boost business, fully realize Wisconin Center's potential.

Eyes on Milwaukee: THIRTEEN31 Apartment Building Opens
Eyes on Milwaukee

THIRTEEN31 Apartment Building Opens

Walker's Point complex has 74 affordable apartments, all already full.

Fond du Lac North Area Plan Earns City Plan Commission Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee: Redeveloped 37th Street School Opens
Eyes on Milwaukee

Redeveloped 37th Street School Opens

Affordable apartments available for seniors, with neighborhood resident serving as developer.

The Water Council Strategically Expands Board of Directors
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The Water Council Strategically Expands Board of Directors

Boston water tech CEO, Minneapolis sustainability expert, Milwaukee development commissioner added

Conference In Brookfield Seeks Transit Solutions

Conference In Brookfield Seeks Transit Solutions

Mayor says residents fear buses bring crime, but that it isn't true.

Eyes on Milwaukee: $10 Million Fund Being Created To Back Hispanic Real Estate Developers
Eyes on Milwaukee

$10 Million Fund Being Created To Back Hispanic Real Estate Developers

Announcement made at second annual Urbano real estate conference.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Consulting Team Announced for New Downtown Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

Consulting Team Announced for New Downtown Plan

The plan is intended to guide development through 2040.

City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 announce project partners for Downtown Area Plan
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City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 announce project partners for Downtown Area Plan

P3 Development Group and TKWA among lead consultants

Evers Gives $10 Million More In Tourism Grants

Evers Gives $10 Million More In Tourism Grants

A total of $150 million has now been granted for tourism from ARPA funds.

Closing and Signing Ceremony for the New Tiny Home Village for Veterans
Eyes on Milwaukee: Barrett, Officials Celebrate Couture Groundbreaking
Eyes on Milwaukee

Barrett, Officials Celebrate Couture Groundbreaking

Nine years after building was first proposed. 'Like making sausage. It's not pretty.'

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Offering $5,000 Down Payment Grants
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Offering $5,000 Down Payment Grants

Live in the city? Want to buy your first house in Milwaukee? New program aims to help.

City Hall: City Could Spend $100,000 To Argue Over $100,000
City Hall

City Could Spend $100,000 To Argue Over $100,000

Fight between City Attorney Tearman Spencer and Common Council getting worse.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A County Opinion on City Legal Dispute?
Eyes on Milwaukee

A County Opinion on City Legal Dispute?

Dispute between council and City Attorney gets ever stranger, as committee requests county corp counsel's opinion.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Committee Amends Milwaukee Tool Deal
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Committee Amends Milwaukee Tool Deal

Reporting requirements on employee race, gender, residency and wages added.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Tool Deal Gets First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Tool Deal Gets First Approval

But labor leaders call for community benefits agreement for service sector workers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Habitat Building 80 Homes in Harambee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Habitat Building 80 Homes in Harambee

Backed by Bader Philanthropies, Habitat aims to transform the fortunes of neighborhood and families

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Attorney Blocking The Couture
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Attorney Blocking The Couture

Spencer won't sign off on revised deal for downtown tower, saying Ald. Bauman overstepped his authority.

City Hall: Committee Approves Over 20 Amendments To Milwaukee Budget
City Hall

Committee Approves Over 20 Amendments To Milwaukee Budget

Amendments target violence prevention, housing, lead abatement and more.

City Hall: Almost Half of Budget Amendments Are Policy Footnotes
City Hall

Almost Half of Budget Amendments Are Policy Footnotes

Footnotes call for a racial equity audit, benches in vacant lots, lead-safe property database and much more.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hmong American Peace Academy Leaders Celebrate New Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hmong American Peace Academy Leaders Celebrate New Building

New high school will serve growing charter school on city's northwest side.

Safe & Sound Announces Building Neighborhood Bridges Campaign
Milwaukee city development commissioner goes ‘On the Issues’ Aug. 26
WEDC, Milwaukee Downtown Tout “We’re All In” Safety Campaign

WEDC, Milwaukee Downtown Tout “We’re All In” Safety Campaign

Saying COVID-19 is not a political issue, leaders want individuals to support businesses with safe practices.

8th Annual Bronzeville Week continues with events highlighting art, music and more
Plats and Parcels: Demolition Underway for Adams Hotel
Plats and Parcels

Demolition Underway for Adams Hotel

Plus: DCD gets new leadership team

City Hall: Council Grilling, But Advancing Mayoral Appointees
City Hall

Council Grilling, But Advancing Mayoral Appointees

Most being confirmed unanimously after long meetings.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Crump Wins Committee Support to Head DCD
Eyes on Milwaukee

Crump Wins Committee Support to Head DCD

New commissioner would serve in one of most visible, influential administration roles.

City Hall: Common Council Threatens City Shakeup
City Hall

Common Council Threatens City Shakeup

Votes to hold every Barrett cabinet appointment, wants systemic change in all city operations.

New Faces in New Places

New Faces in New Places

A look at all the new people in new places.

City Hall: Lafayette Crump Appointed DCD Leader
City Hall

Lafayette Crump Appointed DCD Leader

Duke graduated attorney works for Milwaukee DNC 2020, has experience with real estate development.

Mayor Names Lafayette Crump to Head City Development
Press Release

Mayor Names Lafayette Crump to Head City Development

Commissioner-Nominee is a Champion of Economic Growth and Inclusion

What the DNC Could Mean for Locals

What the DNC Could Mean for Locals

Volunteering, traffic and doing business.

Safe & Sound Announces Interim Executive Director
Press Release

Safe & Sound Announces Interim Executive Director

Previously, Robinson served as the Director of Human Resources for St. Charles Youth and Family Services in Milwaukee and as the CEO & Founder of QB Solutions.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Beat Hiring Targets on Fiserv Forum
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Beat Hiring Targets on Fiserv Forum

Team "won the championship" in hiring city residents, businesses says Mayor Barrett.

UWM Alumni Association hosts panel discussion on 2020 Democratic convention
Press Release

UWM Alumni Association hosts panel discussion on 2020 Democratic convention

The convention, which takes place July 13-16, 2020, marks the first major political party convention in Milwaukee's history.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Beat Hiring Goals on Arena

Contribution to Nikiya Dodd of $25

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Beat Hiring Goals on Arena

Contribution to Nik Kovac of $50

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Beat Hiring Goals on Arena

Contribution to Cavalier Johnson of $50

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Beat Hiring Goals on Arena

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $400

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Beat Hiring Goals on Arena
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Beat Hiring Goals on Arena

Arena project has created at least 800 jobs for under-employed city residents.

Eyes on Milwaukee: NM Tower Hired 800 City Residents

Contribution to José G. Pérez of $50

Eyes on Milwaukee: NM Tower Hired 800 City Residents
Eyes on Milwaukee

NM Tower Hired 800 City Residents

Tower project also gives $127 million in contracts to disadvantaged small businesses.

Photo Gallery: 500 Black Tuxedos
Photo Gallery

500 Black Tuxedos

Upscale event connects teens with role models and a world they mightn't otherwise see.

Wangard Violates Residents Preference Program

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $400

Wangard Violates Residents Preference Program

Wangard Violates Residents Preference Program

Council members blast the company for failure, call for tougher requirements.

Plenty of Horne: Welcome Back, Talgo USA!

Contribution to José G. Pérez of $25

Plenty of Horne: Welcome Back, Talgo USA!
Plenty of Horne

Welcome Back, Talgo USA!

Despite its harsh treatment by the state, the Spanish manufacturer is back in Milwaukee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rocky Marcoux Keeps His Job
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rocky Marcoux Keeps His Job

In a dramatic turnabout, the once-dead DCD head gains 11 of 15 council member votes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Again Says Yes to Rocky
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Again Says Yes to Rocky

DCD head Rocky Marcoux once again endorsed at committee, but his fate is still uncertain.

Bucks Retain Local Firms to Assist with SBE Inclusion and Workforce Development

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $50

Bucks Retain Local Firms to Assist with SBE Inclusion and Workforce Development

Contribution to Milele A. Coggs of $50

Bucks Retain Local Firms to Assist with SBE Inclusion and Workforce Development
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Bucks Retain Local Firms to Assist with SBE Inclusion and Workforce Development

Prism Technical and Cross Management will be charged with developing and managing workforce and supplier diversity initiatives, respectively, for the new Milwaukee Bucks arena and ancillary development.

Bucks Retain Local Firms to Assist with SBE Inclusion and Workforce Development

Contribution to Nik Kovac of $75

Bucks Retain Local Firms to Assist with SBE Inclusion and Workforce Development

Contribution to Ashanti Hamilton of $100

Bucks Retain Local Firms to Assist with SBE Inclusion and Workforce Development

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $100

Bucks Retain Local Firms to Assist with SBE Inclusion and Workforce Development

Contribution to Johnny Thomas of $100

Bucks Retain Local Firms to Assist with SBE Inclusion and Workforce Development

Contribution to Russell W. Stamper, II of $50

Bucks Retain Local Firms to Assist with SBE Inclusion and Workforce Development

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $100

Bucks Retain Local Firms to Assist with SBE Inclusion and Workforce Development

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $100