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.

• Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton is going to “replace a Civil War-era duplex with a three-unit apartment building” at 1245-1247 N. Milwaukee St. According to Urban Milwaukee, “the athlete-turned-developer said the building would be ‘very tasteful’ and isn’t comparable to larger apartment buildings.” [Urban Milwaukee]

• Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton is also going to “develop a vacant, city-owned lot along E. Brady St. into a two-story building with retail space and a second-story residential unit.” [Urban Milwaukee]

• Scratch Ice Cream plans to move its production operation from Wauwatosa to 1818 N. Farwell Ave. on Milwaukee’s east side. Scratch Ice Cream currently has a location inside the Crossroads Collective food hall. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• The former Phillis Wheatley School, 2442 N. 20th St., will be converted into an 82-unit apartment complex. The four-story school and its various additions will be transformed into 40 units of affordable housing; a new four-story addition will become 42 housing units. The city will kick in just over $1 million to the $19.4 million project. [Urban Milwaukee]

• The 2019 Sculpture Milwaukee piece “Pensive,” by Atlanta-based artist Radcliffe Bailey, will be permanently installed outside the new BMO Tower, 790 N. Water St. [OnMilwaukee]

• Despite the claims of Milwaukee cub reporter Mark Belling, financing for the long-delayed Couture project has yet to be finalized. [Urban Milwaukee]

• The thwarted plan to build a Strauss Brands meat processing plant in Century City could be un-thwarted. Maybe. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Developer Michael Adetoro wants to rehab 40 units of housing in Washington Park. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Developer Brandon Rule wants to build 79 affordable apartments along the Milwaukee River. [Milwaukee Business Journal]

• Construction on the Timber Lofts, 331 S. 3rd St., recently “topped off.” The nine-story, 60-unit building is being built with cross-laminated timber (CLT). [Urban Milwaukee]

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