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Eyes on Milwaukee: Apartment Hunting in Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Apartment Hunting in Milwaukee

A close-up look at eight new apartment buildings in Milwaukee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Trio Apartments in Walker’s Point
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Trio Apartments in Walker’s Point

The 120 unit, three-building complex boasts ingeniously efficient, space saving apartments.

Friday Photos: Gokhman’s Transit-Oriented Apartments
Friday Photos

Gokhman’s Transit-Oriented Apartments

Walker's Point project is another example of new, transit-friendly apartments.

Friday Photos: Walker’s Pt. Apartment Building Rises
Friday Photos

Walker’s Pt. Apartment Building Rises

New Land developing three apartment buildings on a lot once used for taxicabs.

Friday Photos: Taxi Parking to Urban Living
Friday Photos

Taxi Parking to Urban Living

Deregulating taxicabs will pour at least $172,000 into government coffers annually.

Friday Photos: Walker’s Point Apartments Begin To Rise
Friday Photos

Walker’s Point Apartments Begin To Rise

The first of three new apartment buildings is under construction in Walker's Point.

Walker’s Point apartment site sells, construction starts
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Walker’s Point apartment site sells, construction starts

Plats and Parcels: Renaissance on S. 2nd Street
Plats and Parcels

Renaissance on S. 2nd Street

Three five-story apartment buildings are planned for 2nd and Washington. Credit goes to the planned streetcar and design modifications to narrow the street.

Murphy’s Law: Everybody Wants to Drive A Cab
Murphy’s Law

Everybody Wants to Drive A Cab

The city has 1,706 applications for 100 cab licenses. Milwaukee is suddenly becoming far more cab-friendly.

Murphy’s Law: The Long Arms of Uber
Murphy’s Law

The Long Arms of Uber

The upstart ride service company could replace cab companies across the globe, some predict. How will it change our city?

City will fight last-ditch effort by cab companies to preserve unfair monopoly
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City will fight last-ditch effort by cab companies to preserve unfair monopoly

The City of Milwaukee will move forward with plans to issue 100 new taxi cab licenses, even as a group of current taxi owners and operators attempt to thwart the legislative process with a last-ditch federal lawsuit.

Murphy’s Law: Can County Board Solve Taxicab Problem?
Murphy’s Law

Can County Board Solve Taxicab Problem?

The board's resolution got media play, but will probably accomplish nothing.

Plenty of Horne: St Paul Bridge Will Be Rebuilt
Plenty of Horne

St Paul Bridge Will Be Rebuilt

Seventh bridge reconstructed on Barrett's watch will include streetcar tracks.

Murphy’s Law: The Mystery of Sanfelippo’s Taxicab Empire
Murphy’s Law

The Mystery of Sanfelippo’s Taxicab Empire

Why is Rep. Joe Sanfelippo the registered agent for all of his brother’s many companies?

Murphy’s Law: Terrible Town for Taxis
Murphy’s Law

Terrible Town for Taxis

How a city permit system enabled a cartel to dominate the taxicab business, stifling competition and providing poor service.

Milwaukee Taxi Cab Medallion Bill Passes Assembly

Milwaukee Taxi Cab Medallion Bill Passes Assembly

The City of Milwaukee is working on state legislation to allow the City to profit from the sale of additional taxi cab permits (to be called medallions) and address the perceived shortage of taxi cabs in the city. Currently under Wisconsin law, permit and license fees can not exceed the cost to issue said permits. This gives the Common Council and Mayor little incentive to raise the cap on the number of permits (currently capped at the seemingly random number of 321 since 1992), despite the fact that the permits are changing hands in the private market for between $80,000 to $150,000.