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Milwaukee Common Council

Jul 12, 2023

Milwaukee council approves sales tax hike as part of plan to avoid bankruptcy

The Milwaukee Common Council voted 12-3 to pass the new city sales tax.

May 31, 2023

Milwaukee Common Council unanimously approves 25-story apartment building

A sponsoring council member said the development would turn parking lots into dense housing.

Brady Street hotel
Apr 19, 2023

Milwaukee approves first-of-its-kind hotel construction for Brady Street

The Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a zoning change for an 11-story, 130-room hotel for North Farwell Avenue and East Brady Street, introducing the upscale first hotel of […]

FPC Live
Nov 1, 2022

Milwaukee Common Council approves next step for FPC Live venue

Milwaukee officials have approved a zoning change for an incoming FPC Live venue, unlocking the next step to building two music venues in the city’s downtown.

Sep 1, 2021

Common Council approves lease for $31M export facility in Port Milwaukee

Milwaukee officials approved a lease agreement to pave the way for work to start on a $31 million export center in Port Milwaukee, marking the largest single investment in the history of the port.

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.

Jan 14, 2019

City officials put deconstruction policy on hold until 2020 (VIDEO)

After sputtering in its inaugural year, a newly passed city policy requiring historic homes to be deconstructed rather than demolished is on-hold.

Jan 8, 2019

Milwaukee committee favors pausing deconstruction policy, after blight spread in 2018

After seeing the number of condemned properties increase in the city last year, Milwaukee officials voted on Tuesday to recommend postponement for a city policy requiring contractors to deconstruct rather than demolish historic houses.

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.

Dec 18, 2018

Milwaukee OKs plans for Komatsu’s waterfront headquarters

With the Milwaukee Common Council’s approval on Tuesday, Komatsu Mining Corp. is planning to have a design team and general contractor selected for its waterfront-headquarters project by the first quarter of 2019.

Dec 11, 2018

City advances financing for $285M Komatsu project, Michels Corp.’s River 1

A Milwaukee Common Council committee gave a favorable recommendation on Tuesday to proposals advancing both Komatsu Mining Corp.'s plans for a waterfront headquarters and a nearby development overseen by Michels Corp.

Nov 27, 2018

Milwaukee council dismisses deconstruction concerns, overrides mayor’s veto

The Milwaukee Common Council defeated a mayoral veto Tuesday that would have slashed cash from a city blight-removal policy often requiring the deconstruction, rather than demolition, of historic homes.


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