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May 30, 2023

Iowa officials plan to demolish building after collapse, no fatalities reported

A six story apartment building had partially collapsed Sunday and the cause isn't immediately known.

May 9, 2023

Collapsing wall sends debris into road at future Milwaukee Public Museum site

No one was hurt when the southern wall of a building crews were demolishing fell into the westbound lane of McKinley Avenue.

May 3, 2023

Milwaukee Public Museum halfway through demolition as crews tear down building for new museum

Crews started to knock down the second of three buildings to make way for Milwaukee Public Museum's new facility.

Feb 1, 2022

Milwaukee again postpones enforcement of mandatory deconstruction policy

A Milwaukee committee has once again decided to hit pause on an ordinance requiring contractors to deconstruct rather than demolish blighted houses in the city.

Jun 8, 2021

Milwaukee committee rejects policy to ban demolition of vacant properties

A Milwaukee committee balked on Tuesday at a proposal to ban the demolition of city-owned residential properties for the rest of the year, giving local officials more time to decide if they want to use part of the millions the city is expected to receive in federal COVID-19 aid for housing rehabilitation.

Jul 20, 2020

Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton comes down, but its building materials will be reused or recycled

As Trinity Lutheran Church is removed from the downtown Appleton skyline, Peggy Hoppe can't bear to look.

Northridge Mall
May 14, 2020

Judge’s ruling forces Black Spruce to tear down long vacant Northridge Mall

A judge on Wednesday ordered the owner of the long-dilapidated Northridge Mall to tear the property down, siding with Milwaukee officials who had called for the former shopping center to be razed more than a year ago.

Jan 14, 2020

Milwaukee extends deconstruction freeze, plans contractor training sessions

Milwaukee officials on Tuesday recommended maintaining a freeze on a policy that had previously required the deconstruction, rather than demolition, of certain dilapidated properties throughout the city.

Northridge Mall
Apr 11, 2019

Milwaukee officials issue raze order for Northridge Mall

Milwaukee is moving to force the owners of the dilapidated Northridge Mall to tear down the long-abandoned shopping center, a step officials hope would lead to redevelopment.

Jan 3, 2019

Milwaukee officials considering pausing deconstruction policy until 2020

Milwaukee could pause its enforcement of a mandate requiring contractors to deconstruct, rather than demolish, historic homes after a assessment of the policy found that it struggled to get off the ground in 2018.

Nov 26, 2018

Critical of Milwaukee’s deconstruction policy, Barrett vetoes plan to set aside $1.5M more to combat blight

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has vetoed a budget amendment that would support a newly enacted city policy requiring the deconstruction — rather than demolition — of historic houses, saying the policy has hindered the redevelopment of blighted properties.

Aug 7, 2018

Mount Pleasant taps Guelig for more demolition near Foxconn

Eden's Guelig Waste Removal and Demolition will tear down buildings to make way for Foxconn Technology Group's factory, under a deal approved by the Mount Pleasant Village Board on Monday.


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