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As Ascent begins, mass timber industry has an eye on Milwaukee tower project

Published Jan. 21, 2020

So why is mass timber construction all the rage? And why are there two mass timber buildings in the heart of Downtown being planned, including one of the tallest in North America? We asked Tim Gokhman, managing director of New Land Enterprises, which is planning both structures.

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Groundbreaking on newly named Huron Building set for April

Published March 8, 2019

The mixed-use commercial building that Milwaukee-based real estate development and investment firm J. Jeffers & Co. announced last year for the northwest corner of Broadway and Clybourn, now has a name. Groundbreaking is set for April.

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Jeffers' 511 N. Broadway development gets an anchor tenant

Published Dec. 14, 2018

Developer Josh Jeffers' new building planned for 511 N. Broadway has an anchor tenant. Law firm Husch Blackwell announced this morning that it has signed a letter of intent to lease more than 71,000 square feet on the top three stories of the nine-story building planned for the corner on Broadway and Clybourn for more than 15 years.

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Committee considers sale of Wheatley School for apartments

Published Oct. 25, 2018

Royal Capital Group's plan to purchase the former Phyllis Wheatley (aka 20th Street) School, 2442 N. 20th St., and convert it into apartments is on the agenda to be discussed by the City's Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee at its Oct. 30 meeting at City Hall.

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MPL breaks ground on new Good Hope Library project

Published Sept. 18, 2018

City Librarian Paula Kiely was joined by Mayor Tom Barrett, Ald. Chantia Lewis and Milwaukee Public Library Board of Trustees President Michele Bria Tuesday morning to break ground on the newest library project, the construction of a new Good Hope Library branch, 7717 W. Good Hope Rd.

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LOOK: Menomonee Valley's Zetts shares vision for future development

Published May 2, 2018

Last week, Menomonee Valley Partners, the City of Milwaukee and UWM's School of Architecture and Urban Planning's Community Design Solutions unveiled the results of a charette that considered potential uses for more than 40 acres of land in the Valley. We visited some of the sites with MVP's Corey Zetts.

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First Look: The Atelier apartments in the Third Ward

Published Dec. 20, 2017

For Milwaukeeans of our era, the five-story red brick warehouse on the corner of Milwaukee and St. Paul is best known as home to the Erv Julien Shade Shop. But once renovations are complete, 338 N. Milwaukee St. will house two large retail spaces and 31 residential apartments.

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St. James transformation plan includes a mixed-use tower

Published Dec. 6, 2017

The plan to open a wedding and events venue in the old St. James Church, 833 W. Wisconsin Ave., includes a seven-story tower with support space for the venue as well as apartments. We've got news and renderings here.

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Downtown landmark church will close; transform into a wedding/events venue

Published Sept. 19, 2017

St. James Episcopal Church, which has made its home at 833 W. Wisconsin Ave. since 1851, will close its doors at the end of this month. The building, which was put up for sale a few years ago is in the process of being sold. It will be transformed into a wedding and events venue.

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A look at MPL's new Mill Road Library mixed-use development

Published Feb. 1, 2016

Now that the Tippecanoe Library revamp is complete, attention is turning fully toward a mixed-use development that will replace the Mill Road branch. Here are some facts about the planned new library development at 7717 W. Good Hope Rd.

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Progress report: Tippecanoe Library

Published Oct. 27, 2015

As the reopening of the renovated Tippecanoe Library on Howard and Howell Avenues approaches, we took a look at the progress of the work on the inside and outside of this South Side landmark.