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EUA Welcomes Kurt Peterson to Project Development Team
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EUA Welcomes Kurt Peterson to Project Development Team

With over 20 years of proven success in local and national markets, Kurt will use his experience leading business development teams to advance relationships for the firm.

Friday Photos: Jackson Rising
Friday Photos

Jackson Rising

Latest addition to N. Jackson St. getting facade installed.

Friday Photos: Jackson Street’s New Rhythm
Friday Photos

Jackson Street’s New Rhythm

New Land developing building behind the new Rhythm apartments.

Friday Photos: The Lower East Side’s Rhythm
Friday Photos

The Lower East Side’s Rhythm

140-unit building recently opened, to be joined by a 33-unit sister building.

Eppstein Uhen Architects Acquires KINDNESS Architecture + Planning
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Eppstein Uhen Architects Acquires KINDNESS Architecture + Planning

Scott Kindness, owner of KINDNESS Architecture + Planning, will be taking a leadership role as Director of EUA’s Living Environments studio.

Trio MKE Offers Smart Living Through Tech and Design
Press Release

Trio MKE Offers Smart Living Through Tech and Design

New Walker’s Point apartment complex focuses on urban living for today’s active lifestyle

Friday Photos: The Rhythm Resounds On Water Street
Friday Photos

The Rhythm Resounds On Water Street

140-unit apartment complex across from North End begins to rise.

Friday Photos: The Rhythm Gets Going
Friday Photos

The Rhythm Gets Going

Apartment building will replace tavern and parking lot.

Plats and Parcels: Indianapolis Comes to Bay View?
Plats and Parcels

Indianapolis Comes to Bay View?

New $40 million, 307-apartment proposal for Bay View offered only a rendering of an Indianapolis project by the developer. When do we get the full package?

Plats and Parcels: Huge Growth for Brady and Water
Plats and Parcels

Huge Growth for Brady and Water

Three different developments will add 740 apartments and tremendous urban density to the area.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Apartment Building Planned for Water St.

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $100

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Apartment Building Planned for Water St.
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Apartment Building Planned for Water St.

The Rhythm would replace dive bar on Water St. and feature studios and one-bedroom units.

Friday Photos: Riverwest Apartments Going Up
Friday Photos

Riverwest Apartments Going Up

Three of the four buildings in the RowHouse 31 project on Humboldt Ave are nearly finished.

In Public: The Space is the Place
In Public

The Space is the Place

How the owners of Comet, Hi Hat and Bel Air Cantina have changed the city.

Friday Photos: 31 New Riverwest Townhomes
Friday Photos

31 New Riverwest Townhomes

Construction has begun on Humboldt Blvd. units slated for completion by late fall.

31 Townhomes Coming to Riverwest

31 Townhomes Coming to Riverwest

All are apartments with lots of amenities but do they maximize their proximity to the river?

New Land Enterprises’ Kenilworth Apartment Development Informational Meeting

New Land Enterprises’ Kenilworth Apartment Development Informational Meeting

A meeting was held to discuss New Land Enterprises proposed apartment building for the corner of Kenilworth and Farwell.

New Land Enterprises’ East Side Proposal Faces No Objections

New Land Enterprises’ East Side Proposal Faces No Objections

The most notable item on the agenda was New Land Enterprises' proposal for Farwell Avenue and Kenilworth Place.

Zoning Committee Approves 26-Story Tower

Zoning Committee Approves 26-Story Tower

The only item on this meeting's agenda was a request from New Land Enterprise for a change in zoning from RM7 to Detailed Planned Development which would facilitate the construction of a 26-story condominium tower on the Goll Mansion property.

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.

27-Story Tower on Prospect Faces Opposition – But Why?

27-Story Tower on Prospect Faces Opposition – But Why?

This plan would add $60 million to the City of Milwaukee's tax base, enhance the skyline, bring new residents to the city and save the Goll Mansion.

City Plan Commission Approves Downer Avenue Plan

City Plan Commission Approves Downer Avenue Plan

The first item on the agenda, Resolution 070963, was the heavily debated Downer Avenue Redevelopment Phase II project. The resolution would recommend a change of zoning from General Planned Development to Detailed Planned Development and include a 7-story hotel, an 11-story residential tower, 5 town homes, and a 4-story addition to the Mulkhern building. Architect Scott Kindness indicated that the Chancery building currently retains only about 50% of its original facade and that they “plan on taking down the entire building to allow this to happen” but that they will “rebuild the 1936 version of the Chancery building”. Clearly he was referring to rebuilding the facade along the first two floors as they will add additional floors with a setback allowing the street level massing to appear similar to its original design. He also indicated the project will most likely break ground in the Spring of 2009 as both pre-sales for the condominiums and finding the operator for the hotel will take time and are dependent on approvals. Architect Matt Rinka explained that the redevelopment of the Mulkhern building would include the 4-story addition, demolishing the drive through and ramp, creation of an urban garden, and will convert the existing upper floor to medical uses. Despite multiple iterations, and numerous meetings opposition to this change in zoning was brought by local community members who have fought this project from its beginning. Alderman Michael D’Amato pointed out that that “the use is consistent with the General Planned Development, the height is consistent with the General Planned Development, and the massing is consistent with the General Planned Development” further he indicated the plan is simply receiving opposition from the same neighborhood members who opposed this project from the beginning indicating that taking further input was just a delaying tactic and at this point served no purpose. He appealed to the commission that “the anchors on Downer Avenue are dying” and that “I hope you will finally allow progress on Downer Avenue.” The Commission took his advice and recommended it for approval with the conditions that the developer works to shorten the balcony and continues to work with staff on improvements. Another item of particular interest, Resolution 071292, pitted groups of citizens with positive intentions against each other. Specifically groups representing low income housing for the homeless and mentally ill ran into opposition from green and bicyclist enthusiasts due to the site location. The property in question was a city owned lot near the Kinnickinnic River that various groups had been planning to use for bike trails and green space. Alderman Tony Zielinski appeared upset over the proposed use of land and went on to say “we are setting a dangerous precedent by developing our green space”. The commission listened to his advice and held the resolution asking the Department of City Development to work with the developer to look for another site or improve the facility’s design to work better with the trail.

Contentious Downer Ave. Parking Garage Rises

Contentious Downer Ave. Parking Garage Rises

New Land Enterprises‘ $55 million Downer Ave. development project is going up quickly despite pending legal action. The first phase consists of a parking garage, designed by Scott Kindness of Workshop Architects, that includes first floor retail and has undergone numerous redesigns in an attempt to better fit the neighborhood. Despite the changes some neighbors felt these concessions didn’t go far enough and filed a lawsuit against the City of Milwaukee and DAPL LLC seeking to stop construction . The results of today’s hearing is unknown at press time but it is seems New Land Enterprises and the City of Milwaukee believe this case will be dismissed as development has moved ahead at a brisk pace. Despite the contentious nature of the project the overall goal of adding density and new business to the Downer Ave. district should have the long run impact of bringing vibrancy and business back to this urban commercial district. UPDATE A second hearing will be held on 2/1/2008. Additionally the judge felt there was some wrong doing on the City’s part though as of yet didn’t issue an injunction that would of stopped construction. More details can be found in the jsonline article. Related Links Historic Preservation Commission Meeting – Monday, May 14, 2007 Resolution 061440