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Eyes on Milwaukee: Zoning Changes Could Grow City Population
Eyes on Milwaukee

Zoning Changes Could Grow City Population

City looks to update zoning code, in line with Mayor Johnson's vision for growth.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Should City Preserve Industrial Properties Near 11th and Bruce?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Should City Preserve Industrial Properties Near 11th and Bruce?

Study will look at land-use options for preserving century-old industrial district.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Company Moving From Shorewood To South Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

Company Moving From Shorewood To South Side

Makers of ZYN beverage will redevelop warehouse on the border of Menomonee Valley.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Boone & Crockett Owners Building Public Riverwalk
Eyes on Milwaukee

Boone & Crockett Owners Building Public Riverwalk

Owners will create first riverwalk segment along Milwaukee's inner harbor.

Eyes on Milwaukee: How Will City Plan Change Bay View?
Eyes on Milwaukee

How Will City Plan Change Bay View?

DCD is at halfway point in process, planning three development sites for neighborhood.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward Zoning Change On Hold
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward Zoning Change On Hold

Change wouldn't stop proposed concert venue, and confuses neighbors.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Plans Aims To Grow 13th Street
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Plans Aims To Grow 13th Street

Extension of KK River Trail, traffic calming for Oklahoma Ave and safety improvements for S. 13th Street.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Anti-Displacement Policy Sees Slow Start
Eyes on Milwaukee

Anti-Displacement Policy Sees Slow Start

But city program to keep renters in their neighborhoods by setting aside new apartments is growing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Zoning Committee Okays Factory-to-Housing Conversions
Eyes on Milwaukee

Zoning Committee Okays Factory-to-Housing Conversions

Former dairy plant and one-time Perlick factory could both become housing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: School Will Be Redeveloped, But Into What?
Eyes on Milwaukee

School Will Be Redeveloped, But Into What?

Committee endorses zoning change for former Catholic school on East Side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Triciclo Peru Owners Could Buy Vliet Street Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Triciclo Peru Owners Could Buy Vliet Street Building

Restaurant plans production space for frozen empanadas in vacant, city-owned building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Hiring Designer for Bay View Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Hiring Designer for Bay View Plan

A new planning process would help guide future of the neighborhood.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Tax Exemption For Church Gets Pushback
Eyes on Milwaukee

Tax Exemption For Church Gets Pushback

Property taxes would be lost in neighborhood just north of Fiserv Forum. Council members push for payment in lieu of taxes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The 1500s on Jefferson Street Okayed
Eyes on Milwaukee

The 1500s on Jefferson Street Okayed

City committee approves, but not before opponent sings six-verse rap as public testimony.

Eyes on Milwaukee: East Side Apartment Complex Gets Key Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

East Side Apartment Complex Gets Key Approval

"Overwhelming" opposition doesn't stop approval of new affordable housing complex.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan Commission Approves East Side Affordable Housing Design
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan Commission Approves East Side Affordable Housing Design

79-unit apartment complex on Water Street approved despite neighbors concerns.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Church Will Replace RedLine Gallery
Eyes on Milwaukee

Church Will Replace RedLine Gallery

Christ Church plans to buy Haymarket building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Advance Development Plans
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Advance Development Plans

Ongoing effort to grow Deer District neighborhood includes new hotel, office building and apartment complex.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Creating Affordable Housing Action Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Creating Affordable Housing Action Plan

Seeking shared public-private agenda. 45% of households are "cost burdened" by housing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deer District Hotel Secures First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deer District Hotel Secures First Approval

Plan Commission okays Milwaukee Bucks high-end hotel across from Fiserv Forum.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Harbor District Developer Seeks New Tenants
Eyes on Milwaukee

Harbor District Developer Seeks New Tenants

Six-building campus along KK River formerly used by fire damage repair company now part of Harbor District renaissance.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Solving the Townhome Design Dilemma?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Solving the Townhome Design Dilemma?

Committee okays New Land's downtown apartments and townhomes project. Redesigned patio aims to be public-facing yet private.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan Commission Okays New Land Apartment Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan Commission Okays New Land Apartment Project

251-unit complex Nova would rise on busy downtown street where Buca's once stood.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Creating Plan to Develop and Preserve Bay View
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Creating Plan to Develop and Preserve Bay View

New area plan would create shared vision for future of neighborhood.

City Hall: Brown Appointed To City Plan Commission

Contribution to Marcela Garcia of $150

City Hall: Brown Appointed To City Plan Commission
City Hall

Brown Appointed To City Plan Commission

City Hall veteran, former DCD Deputy Commissioner Martha Brown to fill vacant seat.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 45 Projects To Improve Century City Area
Eyes on Milwaukee

45 Projects To Improve Century City Area

Trails, parks and road diets designed to improve residents' health and safety.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bay View to Get City’s Biggest Private Affordable Housing Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bay View to Get City’s Biggest Private Affordable Housing Project

Biggest in history. Filer & Stowell project plans 210 affordable apartments.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Lincoln Park Becoming A Little Bigger
Eyes on Milwaukee

Lincoln Park Becoming A Little Bigger

County merging former residential parcel into surrounding park.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Commission Adopts Mural Guidelines
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Commission Adopts Mural Guidelines

Guidelines would prohibit murals on historic buildings on all but the least seen sides.

Plats and Parcels: Spec Industrial Building Planned for Granville
Plats and Parcels

Spec Industrial Building Planned for Granville

Plus: A roundup of the week's real estate news.

Plats and Parcels: Demolition Underway for Adams Hotel
Plats and Parcels

Demolition Underway for Adams Hotel

Plus: DCD gets new leadership team

Eyes on Milwaukee: Harbor District Presents Riverwalk Design
Eyes on Milwaukee

Harbor District Presents Riverwalk Design

Nature-centered plan linking Downtown with Bay View 'beyond anything we have ever taken on.'

Eyes on Milwaukee: 86 Homeowners Getting Property Tax Help
Eyes on Milwaukee

86 Homeowners Getting Property Tax Help

Foundation's anti-displacement fund gives $38,356 to owners in four city neighborhoods.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City, Partners Creating 13th Street Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

City, Partners Creating 13th Street Plan

Effort will focus on charting future of Crisol Corridor.

Dining: The Return of Phobruary
Dining

The Return of Phobruary

Silver City Thai and Laotian restaurants offer $5 bowls of Pho all month.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Riverwalk Expanding to Harbor District
Eyes on Milwaukee

Riverwalk Expanding to Harbor District

City introduces design guidelines to extend riverwalk south from inner harbor to Bay View.

King Dr. Streetcar Extension Plan Released

King Dr. Streetcar Extension Plan Released

City and King Drive BID offer final plan for streetcar expansion and economic development.

How Streetcar Could Change King Drive

How Streetcar Could Change King Drive

Residents, business owners talk with city planners about a streetcar extension.

It’s Bay View vs. City Hall!

It’s Bay View vs. City Hall!

So says Ald. Zielinski, as he seeks supporters for a Bay View Park.

Bay View Park Proposal Rejected

Bay View Park Proposal Rejected

Zielinski wants to create park next to another park. But Plan Commission denies zoning changes.

UWM Alumni Association announces 2017 Alumni Award winners
Road Map to an Aerotropolis

Road Map to an Aerotropolis

New plan released for municipalities near airport. Will they seize the future?

Friday Photos: S. 5th St. Grows By Dieting
Friday Photos

S. 5th St. Grows By Dieting

City will narrow the road and triple size of sidewalks. Business is booming in response.

Northridge retail buildings targeted for light industrial space

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $100

Northridge retail buildings targeted for light industrial space

Contribution to Nik Kovac of $100

Northridge retail buildings targeted for light industrial space
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Northridge retail buildings targeted for light industrial space

The Future of Walker Square?

The Future of Walker Square?

New DCD plan calls for bike lanes, greenery, diverse tenants on National Avenue.

The Transformation of Johnsons Park

The Transformation of Johnsons Park

A huge number of partners and foundations have combined to transform an inner-city park that once fostered crime.

Foreclosures Block By Block: Layton Boulevard West
Foreclosures Block By Block

Layton Boulevard West

South side neighborhood battles problem of 48 foreclosed homes.

Foreclosures Block By Block: Five Neighborhoods With Foreclosure Problems
Foreclosures Block By Block

Five Neighborhoods With Foreclosure Problems

First in a series on five city neighborhoods that still have many foreclosed and abandoned homes.

Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative Will Expand

Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative Will Expand

Partnership of Greater Milwaukee Foundation and city adds four neighborhoods to six already getting help with economic development.

City Program Could Sell Homes for $1

City Program Could Sell Homes for $1

New RICH program will sell city-owned foreclosed homes at very low prices.

New Programs Target Lindsay Heights

New Programs Target Lindsay Heights

City's forgivable loans and non-profit's volunteer workers will both help North Side residents repair their homes.

New Loan Program Will Help Rescue Foreclosed Homes

New Loan Program Will Help Rescue Foreclosed Homes

City, state and local bank will join forces to help buyers rehabilitate distressed homes.

Eight Neighborhoods Targeted for Home Improvement Loans

Eight Neighborhoods Targeted for Home Improvement Loans

City $900,000 in loan money available for home loans.