State program to help downtowns in Menomonee Falls, Hartland, other communities
A new state program will help 20 Wisconsin communities, including some in the Milwaukee area, with improving their downtowns and other urban commercial districts.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.'s Connect Communities program will provide services that include a networking group for new ideas, on-site visits from WEDC managers, and training programs, it was announced Tuesday.
The Connect Communities program is a complementary program to WEDC’s Wisconsin Main Street Program, a downtown revitalization program targeting the historic and economic redevelopment of traditional downtown business districts
The communities selected for the new program are Antigo, Berlin, Cambridge, Cashton, Chilton, Crandon, Deerfield, Edgerton, Greenwood, Hartford, Hartland, La Crosse, Menasha, Menomonee Falls, Menomonie, Mosinee, Plymouth, Pulaski, Sheboygan and Superior.
The communities selected to participate in the program each needed to have an organization that focuses on downtown and other urban commercial district issues, as well as information technology capability and a commitment to training opportunities.
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A proposed $55 million 27-story apartment tower for Milwaukee's east side has been rejected by the Common Council.
The council on Tuesday voted 10-5 to support the project, falling two votes short of the supermajority needed for approval. The zoning change needed 12 votes because a protest petition was signed by enough adjacent property owners, said Ald. Ashanti Hamilton, council president.
The opponents were Ald. Robert Bauman, whose district includes the site, along with aldermen Cavalier Johnson, Mark Borkowski, Jose Perez and Tony Zielinski.
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