Park Towne News & Notes
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Development News for the Week of: 3/23/19 - 3/29/19

DEVELOPER PURSUING PROJECT ON ESSEN HAUS SITE

A prominent developer is buying the venerable Essen Haus restaurant and Come Back In tavern and plans to demolish the Essen Haus for a project that would transform a prominent Downtown block.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
After several unsuccessful attempts to redevelop the aging Essen Haus German restaurant, along with the surrounding properties on East Wilson Street, a new developer is proposing a mixed-use development with about 250 apartments on the downtown Madison site.
-The Cap Times 
 
 
One of the city's health care giants is detailing plans for a $75 million first-phase of a multi-decade redevelopment that would transform a big chunk of a triangle-shaped area bounded by Fish Hatchery Road, South Park Street and Wingra Drive on the South Side.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
On Monday, a major employment project on East Washington Avenue will be up for final approvals before the city's Plan Commission.
Developer Curt Brink wants to bring an 11-story, 257,200 square-foot office building to 929 E. Washington Ave.
-The Cap Times


Around the State and Points Elsewhere  


As the former Grand Avenue mall is converted to a food hall, offices and apartments, work also begins soon on making its main entrance more welcoming - a project being financed with $3 million in city cash.
And that carries important ramifications for Milwaukee, said project architect Chris Socha.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


A prime development site in Milwaukee's Harbor District would have its zoning changed to allow apartments, a hotel or other new uses under a new proposal.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
The planned redevelopment of a former Milwaukee central city department store into a high-end hotel would receive city financing help under a new proposal.  
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
Amazon.com Inc.'s new distribution center under development in Oak Creek will receive up to $7.5 million in state tax credits - if it creates 1,500 jobs. 
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel