St. Ann Center Plans to Build Outdoor Entertainment Venue

St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care has announced plans to turn a vacant lot on Milwaukee’s north side into an outdoor community arts and entertainment venue.

The organization plans to redevelop a two-block parcel belonging to St. Ann Center’s Bucyrus Campus, 2450 W. North Ave., into a space that will include a band shell and audience area, according to a news release.

First, the site will undergo a major soil cleanup, in which dirt affected by petroleum-based pollutants and metals will be excavated and trucked to a landfill.

The soil remediation project is receiving $147,000 in grants from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and $400,000 in U.S. EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grants, the release said.

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Potawatomi Hotel + Casino Second Hotel Tower

The Milwaukee Common Council unanimously approved a host of real estate projects yesterday. Included in the lengthy list were a new hotel tower in the Menomonee Valley, a new coffee shop for the East Side, a zoning change for an apartment building on E. North Ave., a new apartment building and plans for single-family homes in Bay View, a series of small changes to a controversial downtown building and a new park for the Historic Third Ward.

The council had a number of projects before them because the meeting was the last one scheduled before the August council recess.

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Additions at St. Charles School in Hartland will be Ready for Students This Fall

VILLAGE OF HARTLAND – The first phase of the expansion of St. Charles Catholic Church and School in Hartland will be complete in time for the 2017-18 school year.

The parish, 313 Circle Drive, is inviting the community to get a look at the new additions — which include three new classrooms, a dedicated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) lab, a new concessions stand, new bathrooms and a revamped gym entrance and vestibule — on Aug. 6.

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