It’s 11:01 a.m. Thursday. Northwestern Mutual Vice President of Communications and Corporate Affairs Kimberley Goode strides to a makeshift lectern in the white marble lobby of the company’s 100-year-old world headquarters in Milwaukee.
All Milwaukee residences would be required to have tamper-proof smoke alarms with 10-year batteries if a proposal passes a city committee and the Common Council.
A Milwaukee department is betting at least $75,000 a year that it can persuade tenants in foreclosed properties to lease-to-own their homes.
The best way to curb scrap metal theft in Milwaukee, according to a city alderman, is to force the entire state to follow the same stringent material-tracking rules.
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.
Published: March 30, 2012
Tags: 15th District, Benedict Center, Blair Williams, crime, Jeanne Geraci, prostitution, Robert Bauman, Sisters Project Street Outreach Program, Walnut Hill, Washington Park, Washington Park Sustainable Community Plan, Willie Hines, Winder Real Estate Development Inc.
A Milwaukee alderman wants a new weapon for the turf battle between prostitutes and those who want to redevelop struggling neighborhoods.
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.
Published: September 27, 2011
Tags: Department of Public Works, flooding, Flooding Task Force, infrastructure, Joe Dudzik, Milwaukee, sewer, Sewer Maintenance Fund, storm sewer, Tom Barrett, Willie Hines, Willie Wade
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett wants to increase spending on the city’s ailing sewer lines, which have come under scrutiny because of massive flooding in recent years.
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.
Published: August 19, 2011
Tags: American Transmission Co., ATC, Brian Manthey, common council, Department of Public Works, DPW, Federal Transit Administration, FTA, Ghassan Korban, John Procario, Joint Committee on Downtown Streetcar Implementation, Milwaukee, Robert Bauman, Spaltholz, streetcar, Willie Hines
Milwaukee is on pace to issue a request for proposals by late fall for the city’s streetcar project, seeking what officials hope will be several potential plans for the $64.6 million, 2.1-mile line.