President and co-founder of Urban Milwaukee. Covering City Hall and all things city of Milwaukee. firstname.lastname@example.org
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The polarizing plan to demolish an Art Deco building on Mitchell Street? It's gone. New strategy calls for building up parking lots. https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/12/06/mitchell-street-building-saved-new-development-planned-for-parking-lots/ #milwaukee
City, MPS partnership would convert a street into a new park on Milwaukee’s South Side https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/12/05/new-park-will-be-built-atop-24th-street/
Weird space under Interstate 43/94 at Becher Street getting stormwater-focused green infrastructure upgrades. https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/11/22/green-infrastructure-improvements-coming-to-becher-street-overpass/ #milwaukee
Will Milwaukee drastically grow its streetcar system? It can't apply for a federal grant until Mayor Cavalier Johnson endorses a local funding source. https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/11/08/milwaukees-three-streetcar-extensions-need-mayoral-direction/ #milwaukee
A Mix of Speed Hump and Crosswalk, New Street Feature All About Safety #milwaukee https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/10/30/a-mix-of-speed-hump-and-crosswalk-new-street-feature-all-about-safety/
53 budget amendments in the packet, 53 budget amendments. Take one down, debate it around. https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/10/26/council-debates-53-budget-amendments-adds-spending-services/
Is there a lemon law for terra cotta?
Milwaukee City Hall facade is again failing https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/10/19/restored-facade-of-milwaukee-city-hall-is-failing-again/
Massive battery farm on Milwaukee's northwest side will make it easier to use more wind and solar power. #milwaukee https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/10/04/eyes-on-milwaukee-states-biggest-battery-energy-storage-system-planned/
Will be watching this closely to see how it turns out. New housing technology + affordable housing for owner-occupants = a potential recipe for neighborhood improvement #milwaukee https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/09/21/via-cdcs-affordable-houses-are-test-of-new-building-technique
No water for Waukesha (until Oct. 9)
Waukesha delays start of Milwaukee water to October to give residents a chance to time disconnection of water softeners, remove filters and "ensure the highest possible water quality"
Was originally to start this weekend https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/09/07/waukesha-celebrates-completing-milwaukee-water-pipeline/
Prospect and Farwell avenues could become two-way streets, or receive major pedestrian and bicycling upgrades. #milwaukee https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/09/13/transportation-design-work-could-bring-two-way-traffic-to-farwell-prospect/
Cost of repair or repairing The Domes shocks county board, which says more about them than it does about the cost. #milwaukee https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/09/12/mke-county-domes-costs-shock-supervisors/
The biggest private affordable housing development in Wisconsin history is moving forward. Oddly, no one seems to want to call it that. #milwaukee https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/09/12/eyes-on-milwaukee-576-unit-apartment-development-wins-key-approval/
Milwaukee is on a roll with Wisconsin companies moving their headquarters to the city. #milwaukee https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/09/08/eyes-on-milwaukee-regal-rexnord-moving-hq-to-milwaukee/
The end might finally be near for Northridge Mall. https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/09/02/eyes-on-milwaukee-northridge-malls-fate-hinges-on-appeals-court-ruling-second-attorney-quits/ #milwaukee
New conference is all about Cream City brick #milwaukee https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/08/28/symposium-is-all-about-milwaukees-iconic-bricks/
A streetcar extension approved in 2015 is finally opening in #milwaukee, sort of. https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/08/22/lakefront-streetcar-extension-opens-october-29
Who's got some cash so I can buy The Sentinel Building? https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/08/10/four-milwaukee-buildings-headed-to-auction-block/ #milwaukee
Discourse just keeps popping up https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/08/10/downtown-coffee-shop-adding-late-night-cocktail-bar/ #milwaukee
Farewell to The Noble. https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/08/10/the-noble-quietly-closes/ #milwaukee
Milwaukee's criminal justice system is reaching the "have we tried unplugging it and plugging it back in" point of WTF. https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/08/03/new-report-finds-milwaukees-criminal-justice-system-in-peril/
Be on the lookout for mosquitos. #milwaukee https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/08/02/west-nile-virus-found-in-milwaukee/
This post got toxic on that bird app, but it's clearly a problem that even running in Milwaukee produces a "every map is the same map" situation. Yes, there are lots of reasons why this particular map is the way it is, but the end result is the same harsh racial split.
Department of City Development working with neighbors to plan the future of Bay View #milwaukee https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/05/08/eyes-on-milwaukee-see-the-future-of-bay-view/
Bad news ahead for Milwaukee if state doesn’t untangle the situation it largely created https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2023/04/25/city-hall-city-may-close-libraries-cut-25-of-police-and-fire-departments/
Is it me? Have I failed to find current news outlets here on Mastodon? Or have mainstream news outlets just not bothered with the mass-migration from twitter?
I have more very-local news, now, like the fantastic @MLNow! But Mother Jones is significantly missing. As are so many others.
I'm happy to have a less stressful exposure to daily news, but it's almost comatose.