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Image-focused supporters want UWM water school on lakefront

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences supporters argue a downtown location would cement Milwaukee as a hub for water-focused businesses and research. But opponents of the proposed site say the UW-Milwaukee could spur more growth in ...

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Uncertainty undermines Tower Auto property

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Unresolved land-sale negotiations between Milwaukee and the Tower Automotive property owner are scaring away businesses and stymieing site redevelopment. The property could become Milwaukee’s inner-city signature development — akin to Miller Park or the Milwaukee Art Museum’s ...

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History repeats for Sydney Hih

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com A Milwaukee commission’s stalled decision over the Sydney Hih buildings’ historic status highlights the influence of development plans and money over preservation. Matt Jarosz, chairman of the Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission, said it is a matter of ...

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Congress poised for federal sick leave proposal

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com A Milwaukee business group suing to overturn the city’s sick-leave law takes little solace in a pending bill to establish similar federal rules. The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce argues Milwaukee’s sick-leave law puts employers in the ...

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Affordable housing lacks money

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Milwaukee struggles to attract apartment developments for the city’s poorest residents because there is not enough grant or loan money to balance project budgets. Affordable-housing projects in the city seldom target families making less than about $33,850 ...

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