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Author Archives: Joe Lanane

What to do with O’Donnell Park?

By Joe Lanane

staff writer

Proposals to demolish O’Donnell Park came and went last year. Milwaukee County officials initially praised the suggestion to redevelop the valuable lakefront property, but once budget season came, the focus instead shifted toward $6.6 million repair plans.

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Innovation Park payment extension could stall Milwaukee-area projects (UPDATE)

By Joe Lanane Development could trump $5 million in maintenance projects if Milwaukee County agrees to delay payment on a $13.55 million land sale. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Real Estate Foundation is seeking a two-year deadline extension on its second ...

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Philanthropist pushes lakefront public museum

By Joe Lanane The O’Donnell Park garage should be razed and replaced by a new Milwaukee Public Museum and parking structure, according to philanthropist Michael Cudahy. “O’Donnell Park is a piece of garbage, and it’s been trouble ever since it’s ...

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Lawyer in O’Donnell lawsuit: ‘Many people had knowledge of the shoddy construction’ (UPDATE)

By Joe Lanane A wrongful death lawsuit was filed Wednesday stemming from a June 24 incident at the Milwaukee County-owned O’Donnell Park parking garage in which a concrete panel collapsed, killing 15-year-old Jared Kellner and injuring two others. The victim’s ...

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Innovation Park awaits extension decision

By Joe Lanane The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Real Estate Foundation will not pay the first $5 million for 89 acres of Milwaukee County property until receiving a two-year extension for the second payment. Representatives from the foundation insist the delay ...

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