A developer has scaled back plans for a grocery store, housing and parking on a 3.5-acre, city-owned lot on South Park Street. But city staff say the $18 million project still doesn't meet some design standards and requires too much public financial support.
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has requested more than $2.5 billion in his
two-year building projects capital budget, with close to half of the proposed money going to upgrades and renovations at University of Wisconsin System facilities.
The operators of downtown Milwaukee's convention center are looking for ways, other than a restaurant meal tax increase, to finance its long-planned expansion.The Wisconsin Center District plans to issue a request seeking proposals from lenders nationwide on how to pay for the $250 million expansion.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's downtown buildings have received temporary historic designation - a status that requires city approval for any exterior changes.Monday's unanimous decision by the Historic Preservation Commission could lead to the commission also granting permanent designation. That would require Common Council approval.
The amount of cash provided to commercial developers by Wisconsin communities would be limited under the new state budget proposal from Gov. Tony Evers. While that wouldn't stop local money flowing to such projects as Foxconn Technology Group's factories, it could affect future developments in Milwaukee and other communities.