Park Towne News & Notes
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Development News for the Week of: 1/20/2018 - 1/26/2018      


The operator, Big Top Baseball, is proposing contract changes to professional minor league soccer, more concerts, a later ending time for some events, full alcohol sales at public events, and a longer-term agreement.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
As a strong economy pushed sales of existing homes in Wisconsin to record levels for the third straight year in 2017, Dane County continued to rank as one of the most expensive places to buy a home in the state, the Wisconsin Realtors Association said.
- Wisconsin State Journal

 
Urban Land Interests has proposed a development at the site of the former Associated Bank on Monroe Street that the neighborhood association calls an "undeniably beautiful and high-quality building."
-The Cap Times 


In a little over two months, Edgewood High School plans to start a multimillion-dollar expansion aimed at increasing its performing arts space, improving accessibility and reorienting its main entrance for better security and ease of use.
-Wisconsin State Journal


Madison's Rocky Bluff Neighborhood Association takes its identity as a "neighborhood in a forest" seriously. So seriously, in fact, that when discussing a proposed redevelopment of the Party Port site on University Avenue, some residents were concerned that light and noise pollution from the project could affect the "area's cherished, unique" Katydid (AKA bush cricket) population.
-The Cap Times

Around the State and Points Elsewhere  

OAK CREEK COULD PROVIDE FINANCING HELP FOR RETAIL, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENTS UNDER NEW PLANS 

Two pending Oak Creek developments, one involving new retail space and the other for a light industrial building, could receive city financing help.
The city would provide around $3.5 million to help finance the projects, which would together provide $15 million in new property taxes, according to the proposals.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
VIDEO: MAJOR DEVELOPMENT MIGHT COME TO NEAR WEST SIDE 
 
A major office building and other developments might be coming to a key site on two blocks of W. Wisconsin Ave. Those projects are being spurred by Near West Side Partners, a nonprofit group supported by Marquette University and other big players.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
A Hobby Lobby proposed for a former Kmart in West Allis has been rejected by the city's Plan Commission, but the building's owner is hoping for a different decision from the Common Council.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
FORMER SEARS STORE IN MILWAUKEE'S CENTRAL CITY TO BE REDEVELOPED INTO NEW COMMERCIAL USES
 
A former Sears department store in Milwaukee's central city would be redeveloped into new commercial uses under plans that surfaced Wednesday.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
PLAN THAT ENVISIONS EVENTUAL TRANSFORMATION OF MILWAUKEE'S HARBOR DISTRICT WINS EARLY OK 
 
A plan that envisions a dramatic, long-range transformation of Milwaukee's Harbor District into housing, offices and other new uses has received its first city approval.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  
 
 
The developer of Freshwater Plaza, in Milwaukee's Walker's Point neighborhood, wants to add more stores.
But that clashes with plans by Milwaukee development officials to wait for an office building at the mixed-use project.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
When it was built more than 90 years ago, the five-story brick building in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley served as a distribution center for plumbing fixtures. Now, after millions of dollars in renovations, it's storing much more precious - and fragile - goods.  
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel