A new report says publicly financed sports arenas don’t provide an economic benefit to communities, a conclusion that would blunt an argument commonly used to justify construction of new stadiums at taxpayer expense.
Published: April 27, 2012
Tags: AECOM, Apex Commercial, Dental Associates Ltd., Focus on Commercial Real Estate, Grubb & Ellis, Kohl's Corp., Michael Murphy, Michael Streit, Milele Coggs, Milwaukee, real estate, Robert Bauman, TIF, Willie Hines, Willie Wade
When officials at Kohl’s Corp. announced in February they wouldn’t build a new headquarters in downtown Milwaukee, many observers talked about what could have been.
By James Briggs A $15.4 million, 122-unit apartment development proposed for Milwaukee’s east side includes a billboard atop the roof. It’s the first time city officials can recall agreeing to allow a billboard on an apartment building. “And let’s hope the last,” Alderman Michael Murphy said Tuesday at the city’s Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee. [...]
Milwaukee-area contractors could benefit from $4.4 million in capital projects that have been added to the city’s 2012 budget.
Chicago developer Elan Peltz wants to cram a stylish, yet no-frills, 14-unit apartment building into a double lot on Jackson Street in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee has paid about $450,000 for an investigation into why three 5-pound terra cotta pieces fell in February from City Hall, said Ghassan Korban, the city’s director of facilities.
Published: October 4, 2011
Tags: 51st Street, aquaponics, Bluemound Road, Carlen Hatala, Dornbrook, greenhouse, Michael Murphy, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission, Sheila Firari, Story Hill neighborhood
A Milwaukee panel has approved construction of several greenhouses at West Bluemound Road and North 51st Street against the wishes of two neighbors who say the project could cause home values to drop.
Published: September 30, 2011
Tags: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, ARRA, Jim Sayers, Joe Davis, Michael Murphy, Neighborhood Improvement Development Corp., Neighborhood Stabilization Program, NSP, Patrick Curley, Robert Bauman, Tom Barrett, Willie Hines
Members of the Milwaukee Common Council want Mayor Tom Barrett to request a deadline extension for spending $8.3 million in federal money on construction.
Alderman Robert Bauman on Tuesday failed for the second time to persuade his colleagues to extend — rather than rescind — Harley-Davidson Inc.’s obligation to build a 100,000-square-foot office building in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley.
Published: September 16, 2011
Tags: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, ARRA, Art Dahlberg, Department of Neighborhood Services, grant, Maria Prioletta, Michael Murphy, Milwaukee, Neighborhood Stabilization Program, rehabilitation, Robert Bauman, Tom Barrett, Willie Hines
A February deadline is looming for the city of Milwaukee to spend millions of dollars on neighborhood rehabilitation projects.