A strip club owner’s offer to rent a vacant, Milwaukee-owned property is better than the market rate but not good enough to persuade city leaders to jump at the deal.
The lack of assurance that other retail development would follow Milwaukee’s offering Boston Store $1.2 million to stay downtown frustrated some aldermen Wednesday even as the Common Council approved the deal.
Spurred by projected hiring goals, local unions are in a rush to certify members in Milwaukee’s Residents Preference Program before the first of three major projects breaks ground in fall.
Milwaukee aldermen warned the Department of City Development on Wednesday that they are running out of patience with a prolonged tenant search for a vacant downtown property.
Milwaukee’s economic development director said he is so confident a manufacturing building proposed for Century City will attract tenants, he already is planning for a second one.
Two Milwaukee aldermen want the city’s comptroller to vet a proposed tax incremental financing district extension that would keep Boston Store downtown until 2018.
Retail space in a city-owned parking structure in Milwaukee is one step closer to being occupied.
The city of Milwaukee owns 2,858 nonindustrial vacant lots, and it is acquiring more each year because of tax foreclosures.
Eager to fill long-vacant land, the city of Milwaukee is coordinating 1 percent interest loans for development in highly distressed areas of the city.
The former Finney Library in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood once again has attracted potential buyers.
Milwaukee is looking for a buyer and developer for a former library.
In the age of the suburban multiplex, Lee Barczak has his work cut out for him at a dilapidated Milwaukee movie palace built in 1929.
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