Posts Tagged "downtown"

83 apartments proposed on former Cudahy landfill near General Mitchell airport

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in News | 0 comments

83 apartments proposed on former Cudahy landfill near General Mitchell airport

FROM BIZJOURNALS.COM: A proposal for 83 townhouses to be built near the airport in Cudahy could finally launch the city’s plan to convert a former landfill into a new neighborhood with housing, retail and commercial buildings.  Kenosha-based Bear Development LLC has stepped up to buy 5.3 acres along South Pennsylvania Avenue from the city for $1 for the affordable housing project. It envisions a mix of two- and three-bedroom apartments built as two-story rowhouses. Bear this month applied for $1.3 million in state affordable housing tax credits to finance the project and this spring...

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Courtyard Marriott opens in former Deere Building

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Courtyard Marriott opens in former Deere Building

FROM WCFCOURIER.COM: The $43 million 166-room hotel is located at 250 Westfield Ave. For decades, tractor manufacturing was concentrated there before Deere expanded to several facilities around Waterloo-Cedar Falls in the 1970s and early ’80s. Floors in the structure were raised above the original manufacturing floor to allow hotel patrons to take advantage of the picturesque views outside the now-restored windows. One floor of the building will be used by Deere as a conference and training center. The ongoing construction — which includes an upper-level swimming pool, large...

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Starting Block’s building rises while creative hub toes the starting line

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Starting Block’s building rises while creative hub toes the starting line

It’s taken five years, but an entrepreneurship center in Madison is becoming a brick-and-mortar reality. On East Washington Avenue, the steel frames of two new high-rise buildings have shot up to loom over the Capitol East neighborhood. One of them, an American Family Insurance project called “The Spark,” will be the home of StartingBlock, a nonprofit that promises to foster startup growth and entrepreneurial culture in Madison.

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Jefferson Economic Recovery Plan outlined

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Jefferson Economic Recovery Plan outlined

Jolena Presti, principal of the Milwaukee office of Vandewalle & Associates Inc., the city’s longtime planning consultant, went over the Economic Recovery Framework, which gives a general overview of the Economic Recovery Plan.

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Waterloo pedestrian bridge renovation lights up the riverfront

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Waterloo pedestrian bridge renovation lights up the riverfront

The walkway and bridge were built around 1974, according to City Engineer Eric Thorson. The walkway’s deteriorated conditions had been a point of criticism over the years, along with vandalism. That has changed. “There’s so much more activity downtown,” Thorson said “Downtown has really come back.”

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