Milwaukee County is bracing itself for a possible lawsuit over land proposed for The Couture high rise.
State Department of Natural Resources approval might not be enough to ensure developer Rick Barrett can build The Couture on Milwaukee’s lakefront.
The state Department of Natural Resources is continuing its review of land surveys related to Milwaukee’s Downtown Transit Center to determine whether it was built on a filled-in lakebed, according to Southeast Regional Director Eric Nitschke.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources could determine whether Milwaukee’s Downtown Transit Center, which developer Rick Barrett wants to replace with The Couture — a mixed-use high rise— sits on land that falls under the public trust doctrine as soon as next Friday, a spokesman said.
Published: July 12, 2012
Tags: Brian Taffora, Chris Abele, Couture, Irgens Development Partners, Marina Dmitrijevic, Matt Rinka, Rick Barrett, Rinka Chung Architects, Ryan Cos., Steve Taylor, The Couture, Transit Center, Wangard Partners
Milwaukee County’s Economic and Community Development Committee will not discuss a project proposed for the Downtown Transit Center on Monday, according to a new release from Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Marina Dmitrijevic. The discussion day was suggested by County Executive Chris Abele at a press conference Wednesday, where he unveiled plans for The Couture, a project proposed for the transit center site.