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 and wonderful things.

• Kohl’s is going to open a new location in the old Boston Store space attached to the west end of the old Shops of Grand Avenue. It’ll be one of those “small format” deals, meaning it’ll be roughly 35,000 square feet, as opposed to a typical Kohl’s that weighs in at 80,000 square feet. Big or small, here’s hoping they’ll connect it with next-door 3rd Street Market Hall—itself located on the first floor of the old mall—to create, well, a mall. Look for the new Kohl’s in the fall of 2023. [WISN 12]

• Plans for that $50 million concert venue from the Milwaukee Bucks and Live Nation-affiliated Frank Productions are moving along. The new venue will be located on the site of the old BMO Harris Bradley Center. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Plans for that 55-unit apartment building next to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church off of Downer Avenue are moving along, too. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Plans to extend the streetcar to the downtown convention center are, um, still waiting for some federal funds. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Good News Headline: “11 Milwaukee-area affordable apartment developments are getting more public funds.” [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• Good News Photos: “Work Underway on East Side Affordable Apartments.” [Urban Milwaukee]

• And what did we learn this week? Well, they’re always building something. Isn’t that right, old song from my old band?

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