Depending on which news sources you follow, Milwaukee is going through either a “renaissance” or a “reinvention.” However you want to define it, it’s safe to say that Milwaukee is currently building a lot of new and wonderful things! Here are some of them, brought to you by GTG Home Buyers!

• Following months of “will they or won’t they?” chatter, FPC Live has indeed begun construction of its 4,500-capacity concert venue in the Deer District. FPC Live is aiming for a fall 2025 opening. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• Traffic calming stuff is coming to Prospect Avenue. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Protected bike lanes are probably coming to Lake Drive. Some people are mad. [620WTMJ]

• Speaking of traffic calming and bike lanes, let’s revisit this hilarious video from Wisconsin’s #1 comedy site! [Wisconsin Right Now]

• Plans are movin’ right along for a new 55,000- to 65,000-square-foot state office building at 2701 W. Wisconsin Ave. The current (and old) state office building is located at 819 N. Sixth St. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• This week in “all the new and wonderful things they’re planting” news, Milwaukee County is hoping to plant thousands of new trees. [Urban Milwaukee]

• The 31-story, 33-unit 333 Water apartment tower—located at 333 N. Water St., natch—is open. [Urban Milwaukee]

• The four-story, 55-unit Fitz apartment tower—located at 2630 N. Hackett Ave.—is open, too. R.I.P. the neighbors’ “guaranteed good seats” during the Downer Avenue bike race. [Urban Milwaukee]

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