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This fourm is obviously dedicated to the Milwaukee neighborhoods of Haymarket, Brewer's Hill, and Riverwest. Below are the links to the neighborhood associations that I could locate:

Historic Brewer's Hill Association
http://historicbrewershill.com/

Riverwest Neighborhood Association
http://my-rna.org/

Schlitz Park expansion plans add momentum to booming section of downtown

Schlitz Park developer Gary Grunau recently announced plans for a $76 million, multi-phase, mixed-use expansion he says will add 290,000 square feet of office space, a 142-room hotel and 140 apartments to the complex just north of downtown Milwaukee over the next five years.



http://www.biztimes.com/2015/08/24/schlitz-park-expansion-plans-add-momentum-to-booming-section-of-downtown/

http://m.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/blog/real_estate/2015/08/schlitz-park-office-hotel-and-apartment-projects.html


$26 million apartment project planned in Brewers Hill

Local developer Kevin Newell is proposing 154 apartments in several new buildings along Hubbard Street in Milwaukee’s Brewers Hill neighborhood.

The developer is looking at three apartment buildings and 16 townhouses that would be built on three separate sites, along North Hubbard, at Brown Street and Reservoir Avenue. Newell, president of Glendale-based Royal Capital Group LLC, said those sites were zoned for condo developments about 15 years ago under plans by a Chicago-area developer. He now has the land under contract for purchase for the estimated $26 million development.
Pending city approvals, construction could start in spring 2016 for completion a year later, Newell said.




http://m.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/print-edition/2015/11/27/26-million-apartment-project-planned-in-brewers.html


Ambassador Hotel owner plans $53M housing conversion of building near Schlitz Park

Milwaukee developer and Ambassador Hotel owner Rick Wiegand plans a $52.7 million project to convert a historic building next to Schlitz Park into a housing complex with up to 176 apartments, according to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

The project in late January received a $9.15 million historic restoration tax credit award from the state, which is the largest for any single development to date. It will restore the Milwaukee Fortress building at 100 E. Pleasant St., which was built in 1892.

The Fortress formerly was a factory for the F. Mayer Boot and Shoe Co. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The building, standing six stories tall with 193,988 square feet, currently is 40 percent leased. It most recently was used as artists' studios. The restoration into 176 housing units is expected to begin this year and be complete by 2019, said Mark Maley, spokesman for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., which awarded the historic tax credits.




http://m.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/blog/real_estate/2015/03/ambassador-hotel-owner-plans-53-million-housing.html


National Ace Hardware

WiRED Properties and Phelan Development plan to convert the former National Ace Hardware building at 1303 N. Fourth St. near Milwaukee’s Park East Corridor into office space with a bar and lounge on the first floor. There is also a restaurant planned for the property. Rinka Chung Architecture is the designer for the project.



http://www.biztimes.com/2016/01/25/national-ace-hardware/

http://www.wiredproperties.com/#!/hardware-headquarters


From Pembine to Riverwest: Black Husky Brewing

Construction on the Riverwest digs for one of Milwaukee's newest breweries is scheduled to begin in the next few weeks. And, if all goes according to plan, Black Husky Brewing will begin production in its new facility at 909 E. Locust St. by late spring or early summer.



http://onmilwaukee.com/bars/articles/blackhuskybrewingriverwest.html
I hope that none of you mind that I created a forum for these areas. The projects above are just the ones that I can currently remember for the area that have yet to start construction, if I can think of anymore I will obviously add them. I thought the scope of the projects above alone warranted a separate discussion area, plus I strongly believe that we are going to see a fair number of projects proposed in this area over the next year.





EDIT: An additional proposal I found for this area, the first one is Haymarket Lofts and it was proposed last April and was waiting on tax credits so I am not sure of the status of the project.

Two apartment development proposals in Milwaukee awarded tax credits

A four-story building at 1300 N. 4th St. will be converted into the 72-unit Haymarket Lofts, with units ranging from one to four bedrooms. That development will be overseen by the Milwaukee office of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Inc.

The building, now used by storage and moving firm C. Coakley Relocation Systems LLC, was constructed in 1907. It was originally used by George Mansfield Co. as a dairy to make ice cream and butter, according to the Wisconsin Historical Society.


http://www.jsonline.com/business/two-apartment-development-proposals-in-milwaukee-awarded-tax-credits-b99487123z1-301104681.html
 

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MilwaukeeMax, if you read this I swear I remember you saying at one point that you live in Brewer's Hill. Is there anyway that you could check on the status of some of the projects above?

For instance I believe the Fortress Building renovation was supposed to start in late 2015, but I cannot seem to find anything in the press confirming that work was ever started. Also it would be good to know if the apartment project on Hubbard is actually starting since the article above mentioned a spring 2016 start as well...
 

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I don't know how I forgot to post this proposal for the area with my initial post, especially with the discussion of it recently on the main forum:

LAKEFRONT BREWERY EYES EXPANSION OF PRODUCTION FACILITIES

Lakefront Brewery, Inc., Milwaukee’s largest producer of craft beer, is once again eyeing a potential expansion site. The brewery today announced it has an accepted offer to buy land at 1890 N. Commerce St. The site, which was formerly slated for a condo development, is on the east side of the Holton Street Bridge, adjacent to the existing Lakefront facility at 1872 N. Commerce St.



http://www.lakefrontbrewery.com/press/lakefront-brewery-eyes-expansion-of-production-facilities

http://m.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2014/08/20/lakefront-brewery-to-buy-adjacent-property-for.html
 

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A new and very nice looking sign welcoming people to "Historic Brewers Hill" was installed on Pleasant and Palmer/Hubbard I just noticed today. It looks great.
 

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I'm posting this article and picture on this forum in case anyone missed it on the main forum and also because the project is located in Brewer's Hill.

Ingram Place Nearly Complete

The Ingram Place Apartments is nearly complete. Developed by the Vangard Group, the L-shaped building is replacing the long vacant Love Funeral Home at the northwest corner of N. Holton St. and E. Brown St. When it opens on March 1st, the building will include 53 apartments.

http://urbanismnews.com/wi/milwaukee/friday-photos-ingram-place-nearly-complete

 

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Drove by the building yesterday. Improvement on a surface lot and empty funeral home, but my goodness it's one of the worst designed and ugliest buildings I've seen built in Milwaukee in the last decade.
 

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We finally have a timeline for the conversion of this property as you can tell by the headline of the article I posted below. Click the link to the article if you would like some more information as well as a slideshow of the interior of the building.

I also made sure to highlight the fact that the Business Journal is supposed to publish an article about the future of the Haymarket Square neighborhood tomorrow.

National Ace Hardware building restoration to begin by June

The former National Ace Hardware store on McKinley Avenue in Milwaukee will feel like a 3rd Ward building once it’s restored later this year, said developer Blair Williams.

The building stands between the future arena development district and the Haymarket Square neighborhood, which has been getting its own comparisons to the 3rd Ward. The big brick structure is similar to the 3rd Ward’s former warehouses that have been restored into high-end, loft-style office space as that neighborhood prospered.

Haymarket Square seems poised for its own revival and is drawing expectations that someday, like the 3rd Ward, it could become a busy neighborhood bonded closely with the downtown. See Friday's weekly edition of the Milwaukee Business Journal for a closer look at Haymarket Square’s future.


http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/blog/real_estate/2016/03/national-ace-hardware-building-restoration-to.html
 

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Here's the story in the Business Journal about the Haymarket Square neighborhood that I mentioned yesterday. Unfortunately it is subscriber only content, but I thought I would post it anyways for anyone who might have access to. There appears to be a map of current or potential development opportunities with it.

Northern expansion: Developers eye Haymarket Square
With the $1 billion arena district looming nearby, prospects are looking up for the Haymarket Square neighborhood north of downtown Milwaukee.

The Haymarket Square neighborhood is relatively quiet for now, but the looming $1 billion arena district is starting to change that.

http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/print-edition/2016/03/04/northern-expansion-developers-eye-haymarket-square.html
 

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Here's an article from the Business Journal regarding development in Haymarket Square that is not subscriber content only like the one I just posted above for anyone who is interested.

Could arena district turn Haymarket Square into a new east side or 3rd Ward?

While not a bustling urban neighborhood like the east side or 3rd Ward, Haymarket Square already has plenty of companies and jobs. It is not a blank canvas, and the city of Milwaukee wants to make sure its current employers don’t feel threatened by the prospect of new development, said Rocky Marcoux, commissioner of the Milwaukee Department of City Development.

“Haymarket Square presents a situation where they can co-exist, and that’s not the situation for some other parts of the city,” Marcoux said. “The movement of additional development in those spaces, especially those that could be residential, I don’t see that putting any pressure at all on the manufacturers.”


http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/blog/real_estate/2016/03/could-arena-district-turn-haymarket-square-into-a.html
 

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Here's an article from the Business Journal regarding development in Haymarket Square that is not subscriber content only like the one I just posted above for anyone who is interested.
There are so many empty lots that I can definitely see development coming to Haymarket, I just don't know exactly what we will see. Will it be mostly residential? Office Space?
 

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There are so many empty lots that I can definitely see development coming to Haymarket, I just don't know exactly what we will see. Will it be mostly residential? Office Space?
I am not sure if the city has created updated master plans for areas, but here is a rough idea of what the city had in mind for the Haymarket Square area when they drafted new master plans around 2010. I just want to point out as you can see from these two images the streetcar actually has factored into the city's redevelopment plans for this area since at least 2009-2010:

Here is a link to the article where the information I provided above came from. It's an article that was published on UrbanMilwaukee.com and it actually covers all of the city's downtown master plans from 2010:

 

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Sorry, I know I have been posting a lot of information about the Haymarket area and this is probably going to be the last for a while. The following is a story explaining how the area got the name Haymarket and also how it changed into the condition it can be found in today. So this is not an article about new development, just a little background context on the area. There is also a map contained in the article showing where the old Haymarket Public Square used to be located before it was lost to urban renewal. If I can find a picture of what the are used to look like I will edit this post and include it as well, but right now images of the area pre-urban renewal are proving difficult to locate.

The Loss of Haymarket Square

Last year I posted an article from 1880 talking about the many public squares that the city had in use. One which was lost due to urban renewal in the late 1960s was Haymarket Square at 5th & McKinley. The area is now mostly taken up by a large WE Energies substation and several vacant buildings. The dismantling of the Park East freeway on the other side of McKinley has left a large area waiting for development and improvement.

Unfortunately after Richard Perrin made the decision in 1966 to squeeze the last of the activity out of the area with the urban renewal project, the seeds of development could never take root and today we are left with vacant buildings and deserted space.


http://oldmilwaukee.net/blog/?p=724


EDIT: After doing some digging I was able to locate some images of what Haymarket Square used to look like in the online photo archives of the Milwaukee Public Library:

 

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How about someone builds a second milwaukee public market in haymarkets square? Rather than the inevitable sendicks, whole foods etc, build an even bigger, better public market and maybe make it a mixed use with upper floor condos
 

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Thanks for the photo updates MilArch!! -> I also moved these posts from the Eastside thread to this one due to their locations even though they sort of ride the border.

Belay is FLYING up compared to a lot of Mandel's other projects I feel like. Then Walkers Landing is coming along nicely. I'm glad they built both phases at once instead of waiting for the second like I recall reading. Really helps finish that part of the river off.
 
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