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.
• That long-vacant Moto-Scoot space at 1652 N. Water St. is gonna be a hot dog joint. Nice! Riley’s Good Dogs is set to open in 2020, and will serve traditional and vegan hot dogs and sausages. BizTimes notes “Riley’s Good Dogs will have limited indoor seating, but offer take-out and delivery service. It will also have an outdoor patio and gathering area with additional seating and and a take-out window.” And it’ll be dog-friendly, too! [BizTimes]
• A two-building, 146-unit apartment complex is coming to the undeveloped Park East land surrounded by E. Lyon Street, N. Jefferson Street, E. Ogden Avenue. and N. Milwaukee Street. [Urban Milwaukee]
• The Department of Public Works may widen the sidewalks along E. Wells Street, from N. Broadway to N. Prospect Avenue. The project is the result of the “Complete Streets” ordinance, adopted in 2018, “that requires the city to design streets as safe, comfortable and convenient for all road users.” [Urban Milwaukee]
• That oft-revised, oft-opposed, and oft-canceled Bay View development for the 2700 block of S. Kinnickinnic Avenue is back on. This time, developer Scott Lurie wants to build a “two-building, five-story mixed-use residential apartment development” on the site. [BizTimes]
• Hotels! [Urban Milwaukee]
• More hotels! [Milwaukee Business Journal]