Depending on which news sources you follow, Milwaukee is going through either a “renaissance” or a “reinvention.” Or maybe it’s a “reboot” or a “reimagining,” like that crappy Tim Burton version of Planet Of The Apes. However you want to define it, it’s safe to say that Milwaukee is currently building a lot of new shit.

• The Common Council’s Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee gave a thumbs-up to a proposed six-story, 107-unit apartment building in the Milwaukee Bucks’ new arena district. The three-sided building will border a new 1,243-stall parking garage. [Urban Milwaukee]

• The Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee also approved a four-building, 30-rental-unit housing development for Brewers Hill. The building will be part of The Hills Luxury Commons. [Urban Milwaukee]

Another Brewers Hill development—this one made up of seven townhouses on a currently empty lot—got a nudge forward. [Urban Milwaukee]

• A three-building, 90-unit apartment complex at the southern edge of Halyard Park was given a green light, too. [Urban Milwaukee]

Urban Milwaukee took a tour of DoMUS, a 132-unit luxury apartment complex in the Historic Third Ward. (DoMUS, it’s explained is a “loose derivative of a term used to describe luxury homes in ancient Rome.”) Rent runs anywhere between $1,375 and $1,895 per month for a one-bedroom unit, to $5,995 per month for a three-bedroom-plus-den unit. Oh, and then there’s this:

During a tour of the building Wiegman shows me a soft close toilet seat. It’s one of those things you didn’t even know existed, or that you wanted, until you see it. Drop the seat from an upright position and it doesn’t slam, instead smoothly falling to the horizontal position. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Developer Robert Joseph recently purchased a “key” Historic Third Ward site—a.k.a. the former home of Milwaukee Blacksmith—and plans to use it for, well, something. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• Ground has been broken on the 274-unit “Vim and Vigor” apartments in the former Pabst Brewery complex. [OnMilwaukee]

• Plans to build a 27-story apartment tower at the Goll Mansion site at 1550 N. Prospect Ave. are baaaaaack. [BizTimes]

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