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Sep 7, 2017

Proposal would require deconstruction, rather than demolition, for certain properties

A pair of Milwaukee city officials say residents and the environment stand to benefit if older buildings are deconstructed, rather than simply demolished.

Jan 25, 2017

Milwaukee wants to give coal-tar sealants the boot

Milwaukee officials hope a proposal for a citywide ban on the use of coal-tar sealants will go a long way toward preventing a known carcinogen from contaminating area rivers and streams.

May 24, 2016

After city approval of Bucks arena plans, ‘live block’ next on checklist (UPDATE)

With the necessary city approvals secured for the construction of a new Bucks arena, team officials say initial plans for a related project known as the "live block" should be coming together in a few weeks.

May 17, 2016

Bucks plans headed for Common Council approval

In one of the final stages of city approvals needed for the construction of a new downtown Bucks arena, detailed plans for the $524 million structure and related developments secured a nod of approval from a group of Milwaukee lawmakers on Tuesday.

Jan 12, 2016

Amid skepticism, committee passes Bucks arena zoning changes

City officials overcame initial opposition Tuesday to approve zoning changes and general design plans to make way for the proposed new Milwaukee Bucks arena and related developments.

Jul 20, 2015

Deconstruction of Milwaukee homes provides benefits, but at a higher cost

An experimental program that often employs ex-convicts to deconstruct abandoned houses in Milwaukee provides valuable apprenticeships to city residents and salvages useful materials but also threatens to cost twice as much as standard mechanical demolition.

Mar 2, 2015

Milwaukee assisted living project on life support

A company's proposal to build a new assisted-living home would provide housing for seniors and the disabled but alter the character of a residential Milwaukee neighborhood.

Jan 23, 2015

Milwaukee digs in on potholes

The budget for a quick-fix strategy for Milwaukee roads has grown by millions since 2013, and the city's engineer wants more money before killing the program after 2017.

Jan 21, 2015

Milwaukee council hops on streetcar project

Milwaukee Common Council members voted 10-5 on Wednesday in favor a downtown streetcar project, but a procedural delay moved the final vote to Feb. 10.

Jun 19, 2014

Milwaukee school proposal hits zoning snag

A request to rezone a vacant industrial building to make way for a tax-exempt charter school has forced Milwaukee aldermen to decide if they are willing to lose the tax revenue.

May 19, 2014

Mandel gets thumbs up for 46-unit apartment building

A 46-unit apartment building that would also include a rock climbing gym, proposed for Milwaukee’s east side, won initial city approval Monday.

Apr 28, 2014

City attorneys could suffer from separation anxiety

Before Milwaukee City Hall’s failing foundation added another wrinkle to the exile of the Office of the City Attorney, some aldermen were pushing for the former law library to include a public meeting space.


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