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Old Posted Jul 31, 2019, 5:31 PM
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Couture delay could mean $6.7 million bill for county

As if Rick Barrett taking the taxpayers on a decade-long ride wasn't enough, now he's about to get the taxpayers sued due to his incompetence.

All the while sitting court-side at the Easter Conference Finals in a taxpayer funded arena. Must be nice not caring what you do with other people's money.....
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Old Posted Jul 31, 2019, 7:12 PM
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County stands behind Couture project as financing issues continue

Milwaukee County is run by a bunch of clowns. But for once, I agree with Bauman...

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Alderman Robert Bauman, who represents the downtown area and heads the Public Works Committee, expressed frustration by what he sees as a lack of preparation from the department on an alternative route.

“It is totally incompetent to have not worked on a Plan B starting nine months ago when there were clearly challenges with the financing packages (for The Couture),” he said on Tuesday following a Common Council meeting. “Now we’re up against a deadline, aside from the ridiculous appearance of two stub tracks sitting in the middle of the street, unused. Big money has been spent to build those two lines on Clybourn and Michigan. Probably $10 million has already been spent, and it’s going nowhere. It’s unused. I’m just flabbergasted by it all.”
And Donovan is 100% right...

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At least one other city official, Alderman Bob Donovan, has outright called for The Couture project to be abandoned.

“The site should be evaluated, properly packaged, and put out as a request for proposals,” he said. “With all the development going on downtown, surely someone can do better than the nothing we’ve seen for the past seven years.”
Yet Milwaukee County again fails across the board and continues to show its incompetence.
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Old Posted Sep 8, 2019, 10:17 PM
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Old Posted Sep 10, 2019, 10:36 PM
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Super disappointed in MSOE. Put up a parking lot next to their new building on the corner of a busy intersection where a pocket park was supposed to go. I hope someone calls them out on this but then again, Milwaukee leaders just bought into ANOTHER Couture delay yesterday. At least one alderman had the balls to call for giving the land to a new developer. I’ve kind of given up on city/county government at this point.
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Old Posted Sep 11, 2019, 9:18 PM
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I haven't been to this site in a couple of years. I thought it was dead. Good to see more vibrant discussion.
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Old Posted Sep 11, 2019, 9:37 PM
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I haven't been to this site in a couple of years. I thought it was dead. Good to see more vibrant discussion.
It’s pretty much my own private blog at this point lol
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Old Posted Sep 17, 2019, 6:36 AM
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I see at least a couple people from the other side I haven't seen post in a while. I have decided long ago to avoid arguments and just pretty much post news I find. I can do that here too if it won't be repetitive.
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Old Posted Sep 17, 2019, 5:48 PM
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Committee Approves Taller Timber Tower

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A Common Council committee is pleased with a plan to grow the proposed Ascent apartment tower from 21 to 23 stories.

The Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee unanimously endorsed New Land Enterprises‘ plan to enlarge the proposed mass timber tower in advance of an anticipated April 2020 groundbreaking. The project’s site at 700 E. Kilbourn Ave. is subject to a special zoning district known as a detailed planned development.
With 777 finished and the Couture experiment pretty much over, it will be nice to see a new apartment tower rising in the downtown core. Also worth noting; this will be the tallest mass timber tower in the western hemisphere. Lot's going on in the city, I'll try and get out and get some pics soon!
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Old Posted Sep 17, 2019, 5:49 PM
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I see at least a couple people from the other side I haven't seen post in a while. I have decided long ago to avoid arguments and just pretty much post news I find. I can do that here too if it won't be repetitive.
The more the merrier. Good to hear from ya.
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Old Posted Sep 19, 2019, 1:01 AM
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I haven't been on here for years. Usually checked out the SSC forum. Anyway, the Couture is a bad joke. Even Foxconn has actually shown more credibility despite the downsizing of their plans. I love the mass timber high rise. Pretty cool.
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Old Posted Sep 20, 2019, 5:59 PM
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I haven't been on here for years. Usually checked out the SSC forum. Anyway, the Couture is a bad joke. Even Foxconn has actually shown more credibility despite the downsizing of their plans. I love the mass timber high rise. Pretty cool.
Yeah the Couture saga is just getting old at this point. The county needs to grow a pair and strip the land from Barrett. Barrett has time and time again proven his incompetence. Sadly, Wangard isn't far behind. I'm not sure which is the longer running joke.....Couture or Water/Brady.

I've been impressed with Foxconn so far. We'll see how that plays out.

Very excited to watch the mass timber high rise begin to rise next year.
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Old Posted Sep 20, 2019, 6:00 PM
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Also.....large cranes now on site at Michels development in Bay View. We should see that one begin to rise shortly.
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Old Posted Sep 21, 2019, 6:25 AM
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Finally getting serious! They have needed this for decades.

Project management team named for city hall

A Chicago-based project management company will oversee construction of a new city hall, one of the key first steps of Mayor John Antaramian’s proposed $400 million Downtown Vision Project.

Newmark Knight Frank is expected to take the lead in relocating Kenosha’s city hall from 625 52nd St. to the corner of Sheridan Road and 56th Street. The company’s contract was approved this week by the common council.

The building presently located at the site of the new city hall is scheduled to be razed as soon as its occupants find a new home, according to Zohrab Khaligian, a city redevelopment specialist for Community Development and Inspections. It housed the original Kenosha Police Department and most recently the Kenosha Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and the Kenosha Public Library’s Administration and Support Center.

Once the site of the new city hall is leveled and construction begins in 2020, the current city hall will be replaced with a new public park and performing arts center. One of three new downtown parking structures is slated at the corner of 52nd Street and Sheridan Road, with luxury, high-rise condominiums planned along 54th Street from Eighth Avenue to Fifth Avenue.


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Old Posted Sep 21, 2019, 1:32 PM
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I can’t seem to find pics of Kenosha city hall online. I hope it’s not a classic building that they will be razing
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Old Posted Sep 21, 2019, 4:28 PM
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I can’t seem to find pics of Kenosha city hall online. I hope it’s not a classic building that they will be razing
Nope.

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Old Posted Sep 22, 2019, 3:06 AM
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Old Posted Sep 22, 2019, 3:14 AM
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The more the merrier. Good to hear from ya.
There's plenty of us who follow this thread, I just don't spend enough time in Milwaukee to contribute. Appreciate any and all updates you can provide.
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Interesting news from Kenosha. . .

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