Milwaukee County: County Executive Abele announces $120 million lakefront development

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Proposed Tower Will Be Second Tallest Building in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will unveil a proposed $120 million development for the Downtown Transit Center on Wednesday. The project will bring more than 4,400 construction jobs and 200 permanent jobs to Milwaukee.

Developer Rick Barrett is proposing a 44-story hotel and apartment building, featuring restaurants, retail space and parking.

“I want to thank Economic Development Director Brian Taffora who has guided this process along since the beginning. I also want to thank the members of the County Board who have been so helpful in moving this forward,” Abele said. “This project will be a great addition to the Milwaukee Lakefront, bringing jobs and a strong tax base for decades to come.”

What: Unveiling of Transit Center Redevelopment Proposal

Who: County Executive Chris Abele, Supervisor Russell Stamper, Brian Taffora, Rick Barrett, and architect Matt Rinka

When: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 – 11:30am

Where: Transit Center (Upper Park)

909 E Michigan St., Milwaukee

Parking: News cars/reporters can park in O’Donnell Parking Structure (free) and use the walkway across Michigan St. to get to the upper portion of the Transit Center. Any TV stations with live trucks should contact Brendan Conway for parking instructions.