Two construction-related bills were slated for the Assembly calendar early Wednesday morning, placing the proposals on track for approval prior to the Legislature’s current session ending Thursday.
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Legislature’s budget-writing committee voted Thursday to reduce by $26 million a year what is available to be spent on Wisconsin’s primary program to protect land from development and preserve it for recreational use by the public. The Joint Finance Committee voted 13-3 to reduce bonding [...]
By James Briggs Afraid of being priced out of a neighborhood popular among 20-somethings, University of Wisconsin-Madison students are standing up against a proposed apartment development. “In all the years I’ve served,” 16-year Alderman Michael Verveer said, “I have never seen this level of student interest in a land-use application.” Thousands of students have organized [...]
Published: February 7, 2011
Tags: Associated General Contractors of America, developer, development, Dick Lincoln, Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors, Ken Simonson, Kurt Bauer, Mike Ruzicka, Milwaukee, Moderne, North End, Park East, Realtor, Rocky Marcoux, William Orenstein, Wisconsin Bankers Association
A $9.3 million Milwaukee loan will help the Moderne high-rise grow at the corner of Old World Third Street and Juneau Avenue.
By James Briggs Madison has approved a housing and retail development that more than doubles the city’s guideline for maximum density. Madison-based Mullins Group LLC will build a 130-unit apartment building with 8,600 square feet of retail on University Avenue near the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Neighbors, who generally support the development, have criticized its [...]
Published: December 22, 2010
Tags: Central Library, Cieslewicz, development, Edgewater, Edgewater Hotel, Landmarks Commission, Madison, mayor, Michael Schumacher, Overture Center, Paul Soglin, Susan Schmitz
By James Briggs Controversial development proposals that languished for months in Madison‘s approval process have prompted a two-time mayor to seek his third stint as the city’s top executive. Paul Soglin, Madison’s mayor from 1973 to 1979 and again from 1989 until 1997, has injected new life into what seemed last week like an easy [...]
Published: September 20, 2010
Tags: Bauman, Concordia College, Department of City Development, development, Forest County Potawatomi Community, Historic Concordia Neighbors, Milwaukee Plan Commission, parking, Pritzlaff Hall
By Marie Rohde The most recent version of the Forest County Potawatomi Community’s controversial plan to develop the 11-acre Concordia College site has far more surface parking and promises to create 500 new light-assembly jobs. The plan also calls for two new three-story buildings totaling 150,000 square feet. Almost a third of the site will [...]
By Marie Rohde
Urban planners say Milwaukee needs first-floor retail space with new construction, but developers say the need isn’t there and the city should relax its requirements.
Paul Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org City planners have three years to fit an underground parking garage, hotel, public market and office buildings across the street from a new high-speed rail station in downtown Madison. “Everything will not be done by the time the train arrives,” said Common Council President Mark Clear. “That’s just not realistic. But parking [...]
By Paul Snyder A Wisconsin appeals court struck down a builders association‘s challenge to a $3,190 fee the town of Oak Grove charges developers for new projects. In a decision filed Tuesday, the District 3 Court of Appeals ruled the St. Croix Valley Home Builders Association improperly challenged Oak Grove’s ordinance because the association did [...]