Real estate odds and ends

Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:45 pm

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett recently announced the winners of the 2006 Urban Design Awards, which recognize "bold, interesting designs that captivate the public’s interest in Milwaukee."

"Each year we applaud the investment and innovation of property owners and individuals for taking the opportunity to do something unique and engaging with their design," Barrett said. "It is their attention to detail that makes Milwaukee an exciting place to attract businesses, visitors and residents."

The winners of the 2006 Mayor’s Urban Design Awards: Gee’s Clippers & Soche, 2213-2215 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive., designed by Cityscape; Kramer Foundry with The Social, Alterra Coffee and ModernAire, 170 S. 1st St., designed by Continuum Architects & Planners; Marine Terminal Lofts, 311 E. Erie St., designed by HGA Architects & Engineers; Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin, 500 N. Harbor Dr., designed by HGA; Kenilworth Square, 1925 E. Kenilworth Place, designed by HGA; Palermo’s Pizza, 3301 W. Canal St., designed by Excel Engineering; Park East Enterprise Lofts, 1407 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., designed by Michael Jeffers of Gorman & Co. and Brian Peterson of PDI; Toussaint Square, 3401-33 W. North Ave., designed by Engberg Anderson; Cherry Court Apartments, 1525 N. 24th St., designed by Quorum Architects; Little Menomonee River Parkway and Lincoln Creek Restoration, designed by Weston Solutions Inc. and Camp, Dressler & McKee; the Department of Public Works field headquarters, 3850 N. 35th St., designed by Briohn Construction and Mike Krause of the Department of Public Works; Enderis Playfied, 71st and Locust, designed by Tom Abraham of the Department of Public Works and sculpture by Nancy Metz White; Alverno College, 3400 S. 43rd St., designed by Scott Ramlow of Uihlein WilsonJoe Kresl of Hawks Nursery;  Café Hollander, 2608 N. Downer Ave., designed by Jason Korb of Iveist LLC; JH Findorff & Son, 1600 N. 6th St., designed by Plunkett Raysich Architects; Breeze’s Saloon & Residence, 338 W. Reservoir, designed by Two Hands Renovation; Hemingway’s, 626 S. 5th St., designed by Luis Barbosa of BMR Design Group; Amaranth Bakery, 3329 W. Lisbon Ave., designed by David Boucher of ACTS Community Development Corp.; and Annona Bistro, 2643 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., designed by Tim Dertz of Fifth Ward Development.

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The Kenosha Theatre Restoration Project will be having an open house on Saturday, June 9th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to come and see plans and meet with members to discuss the restoration efforts. The Kenosha Theatre is located at 5913 6th Avenue, at the south end of downtown Kenosha. For further information about the project call (262) 658-2355 or visit

On June 21, Potawatomi Bingo Casino plans to open the new bridge connecting the James E. Groppi Unity Bridge, which is part of 16th Street, to the casino’s parking structure. The new bridge will allow people driving on 16th Street to go right into the parking garage. The bridge is part of the casino’s $240 million, expansion project, which will add 500,000 square feet of entertainment space and a six-story parking garage, and will create 1,000 new jobs at the casino in addition to the current 2,000-employee staff there. The expansion project began last year and is expected to be complete by next summer.

The state Department of Natural Resources says no environmental impact statement will be needed for The Shoppes at Wyndham Village development in Franklin. The project is a proposed retail development by Mark Carstensen Construction and Development Companies Inc. at the southeast corner of Highway 100 and West Drexel Avenue. A Sendik’s store and a Target store would anchor the proposed development. "The proposal is not anticipated to result in significant adverse environmental effects," according to the DNR. "The department has made a preliminary determination that an environmental impact statement will not be required for this action." Copies of the DNR’s environmental assessment for the project can be reviewed at the Franklin Public Library and the city clerk’s office. The DNR is reviewing an air pollution control permit application for the project, an alternatives analysis for wetland impacts and wetland mitigation proposals for the development. The DNR will hold a public hearing to provide information and receive public comments on the air pollution permit application and the environmental assessment on Wednesday, June 13, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Franklin City Hall, 9229 W. Loomis Road. Public comments on the environmental assessment must be received by the DNR by June 22.

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