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Feb 19, 2019

Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago

A judge on Tuesday gave his approval to a lawsuit filed by a parks-advocacy group that aims to stop for good the delayed construction of former President Barack Obama's proposed $500 million presidential center in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan.

Aug 19, 2015

Parks advocacy group will not appeal Couture ruling

Members of a parks advocacy group say they will not appeal a recent court decision allowing the proposed Couture development to proceed at Milwaukee's Downtown Transit Center site.

Jun 26, 2015

Court opens door to Couture development

A court ruling Friday cleared the way for the Couture development along Milwaukee's lakefront, as well as the construction of a station for the lakefront line for the city's long-planned streetcar.

Feb 25, 2015

Parks group sued for preventing sale of Couture site

Milwaukee County has sued Preserve Our Parks, a parks advocacy group, over the group's actions that it claims have hindered the county's ability to sell land on Milwaukee's lakefront for a new residential development known as the Couture.

Jan 29, 2015

High court could weigh in on Couture land sale

Milwaukee County wants the state Supreme Court to weigh in on its proposed sale of land for The Couture high-rise development, but the court first has to determine if it has jurisdiction over the matter.

Oct 27, 2014

Board recommends O’Donnell sale to Northwestern Mutual

Following the recommendation of an economic development committee Monday, the sale of the O’Donnell Park parking structure and related land to Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. now depends on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

Mar 11, 2014

Senate passes Couture bill

The state Senate voted 24-9 across party lines Tuesday in favor of a bill that would establish Lake Michigan’s shoreline in Milwaukee and pave the way for the high-rise Couture project.

Feb 20, 2014

Couture clears shoreline hurdle in Assembly

The state Assembly approved legislation Thursday that would establish Lake Michigan’s shoreline in Milwaukee and pave the way for the high-rise Couture project.

Feb 19, 2014

Couture bill gets panel’s support

A day after a companion bill won approval from an Assembly committee, Senate lawmakers passed legislation Wednesday that would establish Lake Michigan’s shoreline in Milwaukee and pave the way for The Couture.

Feb 5, 2014

Couture bill could be in front of state Assembly by end of month (UPDATE)

Critics and supporters of The Couture development agreed Wednesday that the proposed site of the Milwaukee project once was underwater.

Jan 23, 2014

Panel gives OK for Couture lawsuit over property rights (UPDATE)

A lawsuit over property rights at the proposed site of The Couture high-rise in downtown Milwaukee received its first approval Thursday.

Jan 16, 2014

Lawmakers seek clarity for Couture project

Two state lawmakers began seeking sponsors Thursday for a bill that would reassert that the proposed downtown Milwaukee site for The Couture high-rise building is available for private development.


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