Milwaukee losing bang for streetcar bucks

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 […]

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Milwaukee Mitchell St. fights to save Modjeska Theatre

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 […]

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Milwaukee Park East apartment project getting new developer

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. […]

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Talgo train factory lease wins final council approval

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 […]

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Spanish trains to be built at Tower Automotive

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 […]

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