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Apr 5, 2021

Work on Couture site could start in May

Groundbreaking for The Couture apartment tower near Milwaukee's lakefront could begin as early as May, according to new building permit filings.

Feb 24, 2021

Developer’s guarantee resolves latest delay in Couture groundbreaking

The developer of Milwaukee's Couture high-rise offered the city a $1.4 million guarantee after it missed a deadline to start construction this month.

Dec 31, 2020

Industry looks back on year hardly like any other

When it started, 2020 looked to be off to as good a start as any year in recent memory.

Dec 8, 2020

Milwaukee committee backs revised deal with Couture developer

A Milwaukee committee on Tuesday approved a revised deal with the developer of the Couture high-rise to require work on the project to begin by Feb. 1.

Oct 27, 2020

Deadline close to extension for Couture project’s transit plaza

A federal deadline is close to being extended for a transit plaza tied to the delayed Couture high-rise on downtown Milwaukee's lakeshore.

Sep 2, 2020

Milwaukee’s delayed Couture high-rise takes another step forward with loan-guarantee application submitted to HUD

The long-delayed Couture apartment high-rise on downtown Milwaukee's lakefront is taking another step forward.

Jun 26, 2020

Couture developer secures cash to advance long-delayed high-rise

Developer Rick Barrett said Friday that he’s secured financing needed to advance the $122 million Couture high-rise on Milwaukee’s lakefront, a step that could signal the start of construction after years of delays.

May 14, 2020

Officials awaiting good news about Couture project

Milwaukee city officials said Wednesday that they'll soon have some good news about the long-stalled Couture high-rise planned for a site overlooking the city's lakefront.

Oct 2, 2019

City to pursue other options if Couture doesn’t move ahead by June

Milwaukee officials told a committee on Wednesday that they remain confident the delayed Couture high-rise will ultimately be built — but that they may also have to pursue other options for the completion of a branch of the city's streetcar line that now depends on the construction of the Couture.

Jul 26, 2019

Couture developer won’t meet Friday HUD loan deadline, in another setback

The developer of downtown Milwaukee's Couture high-rise said it won't meet a deadline for a federal loan guarantee to finance the project, in another delay for the long-awaited tower.

Apr 23, 2018

Employ Milwaukee’s Buford departs amid growing worker demand

The president and CEO of Employ Milwaukee,the largest workforce board in the state, is stepping down for a new job.

Mar 26, 2018

Findorff named Couture GC

Barrett Lo Visionary Development announced Monday that it has selected J.H. Findorff & Son as the general contractor for the vertical construction of The Couture project on Milwaukee’s lakefront.


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