By Sean Ryan A potential yearlong environmental review for a proposed streetcar system in Milwaukee would further devalue the federal grant the city wants to use for construction. Milwaukee officials are trying to avoid that scenario. “Every year we wait, the value of that money diminishes because of inflation,” said Alderman Robert Bauman. “So every […]Read more about "Milwaukee losing bang for streetcar bucks"
By Georgia Pabst of the Journal Sentinel The Modjeska Theatre, the elegant but aging architectural grand dame of Historic Mitchell St., stands empty while many in the community scramble to secure its future. “The Modjeska is as significant to Mitchell St. as the Riverside is to Wisconsin Ave.,” said Ald. James Witkowiak, who owns a […]Read more about "Milwaukee Mitchell St. fights to save Modjeska Theatre"
By Tom Daykin of the Journal Sentinel A long-delayed plan to build apartments in downtown’s Park East area is undergoing a change in developers. St. Paul-based CommonBond Communities has agreed to buy a portion of the site, bordered by N. Milwaukee, N. Jefferson and E. Lyon streets and E. Ogden Ave., from an investment group led by Chicago developer Rich Curto. […]Read more about "Milwaukee Park East apartment project getting new developer"
By Tom Daykin of the Journal Sentinel A plan to lease space in a city-owned building to Spanish train manufacturer Talgo won final approval Wednesday morning from the Milwaukee Common Council. The council voted 13-1 to lease around 133,600 square feet in a city-owned building at the former Tower Automotive complex to Talgo. The only vote […]Read more about "Talgo train factory lease wins final council approval"
By Larry Sandler of the Journal Sentinel Milwaukee County Transit System ridership plunged to a 35-year low last year as the bus system was battered by the recession, a fare increase and a pullout of Milwaukee Public Schools students. The 9% ridership drop adds urgency to a push for new state legislation that would create […]Read more about "Milwaukee County transit ridership falls 9%"
By Larry Sandler of the Journal Sentinel Milwaukee’s vacant Tower Automotive Corp. plant will be the site of a new factory to build passenger trains for use in Wisconsin, Oregon and possibly other states, Ald. Willie Wade said Monday. The plant could create “hundreds of jobs,” far more than the original projection of about 80 […]Read more about "Spanish trains to be built at Tower Automotive"