If you thought the current coronavirus outbreak and accompanying economic downturn would slow or end the idea of expanding the Wisconsin Center convention facility in Downtown Milwaukee, think again.
At its board meeting on Friday morning, The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) unveiled the first renderings of its proposed expansion to the north of the existing Wisconsin Center convention facility, and, if and when it's completed, it will be beautiful.
On Tuesday morning the Milwaukee Common Council approved the use of state moral obligation bonds for an expansion of the Wisconsin Center convention center in Westown.
In our lust to keep Milwaukee a happy place for millions of millennials, are we going to get stuck with a bunch of buildings that look like they belong in a Saturday morning cartoon?
In 2016, Milwaukee is talking about expanding its convention center - the size of which has been called inadequate to draw conventions of a certain scale - on a patch of land on the southwest corner of 4th and Kilbourn. In 1960, things weren't much different.
Many civic leaders, via the various media in town, have offered opinions. There are several good choices, and I'm certain due diligence will be done before a final selection is made. First, though, I want to know where Ald. Bob Bauman thinks a new entertainment arena should go.
If it seems like big projects Downtown are coming at us like spray from a paint gun, you're right. It is obvious that Milwaukee is moving. The only question that really seems to remain is just who is driving this train and where is it going?
The Wisconsin Center District, owners of the building formerly known as the Midwest Airlines Center, began changing the signs today.