A six-mile project to extend the Lake Parkway from Edgerton Avenue to Highway 100 has been added to the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission’s Year 2035 Regional Transportation Plan.
With waves expected to reach as high as 33 feet Tuesday on Lake Michigan, the Port of Milwaukee is taking steps to protect its docks and boats.
Shipping has increased this year by 290 percent at the Port of Milwaukee based on the strength of commodities such as salt and coal, said Eric Reinelt, the port’s director.
Published: September 6, 2011
Tags: Capital Improvements Committee, Department of Public Works, DPW, Joe Dudzik, Jones Island Wastewater Treatment Plan, Larry Sullivan, Michael Daun, Milwaukee, Port of Milwaukee, water
Citing aging buildings and crumbling roads, the Port of Milwaukee has given itself a “C” grade for quality and “maybe just a little bit below a ‘C’” in meeting shipping industry needs, said Larry Sullivan, the port’s chief engineer.
Published: October 5, 2010
Tags: Bob Doro, Department of City Development, Duchow, Edward E. Gillen, Edward E. Gillen Co., George's Pub, Industrial Group, Marcoux, Milwaukee, Motoryacht Enterprises, Port of Milwaukee, Third Ward, Vomberg, Zirbel
By Marie Rohde Property owners delighted with the city’s plan to spiff up the sprawling 600-acre Port of Milwaukee don’t want the redevelopment proposal used as an excuse to boost property taxes before improvements are made. “I give the city a lot of credit for what they are doing,” said Bob Doro, president of Industrial [...]
Published: May 27, 2010
Tags: Army Corps, Army Corps of Engineers, Bill O'Donoghue, breakwater, flood, Great Lakes, Lake Michigan, Larry Sullivan, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Harbor, Port of Milwaukee, San Felippo
By Sean Ryan The federal government is offering only a trickle as Milwaukee seeks a flood of money to overhaul a damaged central breakwater protecting downtown and the Lake Michigan port. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which owns and is responsible for most harbor breakwaters, years ago determined the Milwaukee breakwater is in need [...]
Published: April 20, 2010
Tags: Ace Ethanol, Badgerland Financial, biodiesel, biofuel, Bruce Thompson, Ed Waters, EPA, ethanol, Kemmet, Milwaukee, Port of Milwaukee, subsidy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Waters New Biotech
By Sean Ryan A risk-averse lending market is stalling one of the few new projects to produce biofuel in Wisconsin. Ed Waters, founder of Waters New Biotech Inc., for more than a year has tried to line up private financing for construction of an up to $30 million plant in the Port of Milwaukee. The [...]
Published: April 19, 2010
Tags: Board of Harbor Commissioners, Edward E. Gillen Co., Gillen, Kinnickinnic River, lease, port, Port of Milwaukee, Port of Milwaukee Economic Development Advisory Committee, Reinelt, waterfront, Zirbel
By Sean Ryan There is no guarantee Edward E. Gillen Co. will remain in Milwaukee despite a commitment by the contractor and port officials to get a deal done. Gillen has been in Milwaukee since the marine contractor was established in 1894. The company is negotiating with the Port of Milwaukee to lease at least [...]
Published: December 31, 2009
Tags: Airport Gateway Business Association, Canadian Pacific Railway, cargo, Chicago, freight, General Mitchell International Airport, Howells, intermodal terminal, Larson, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, Port of Milwaukee, Rave, Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association, Witkowski
By Sean Ryan Milwaukee-area freight carriers see missed opportunities whenever cargo bypasses their city on the way to Chicago. The people who are losing work — truckers, workers for the Port of Milwaukee and business owners based near General Mitchell International Airport — are trying to team up to learn how to snag more cargo. [...]