Thursday, May 16, 2013
Police say the site of Shorewood's soon-to-be Walgreens store was entered, and windows and radios damaged.
Police say they are unsure how entry was gained to the construction site of the new Walgreens in Shorewood during a burglary sometime overnight on Wednesday. About $2,500 in damage was caused to two windows and four radios in the soon-to-be home of the retailer. Police say there were no signs of forced entry. There were no reports of stolen property from the site. Walgreens is moving across the street from its current location at 4081 N. Oakland Ave. into the new LightHorse 4041 or Mandel Group development this spring.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Photos: Traffic is squeezed tight in the 4000 block of Oakland Avenue as construction crews continue to work on Shorewood's Mandel Group (Lighthorse 4041) & Ravenna Developments.
As crews continue working on the Lighthorse 4041 project, a crane completing work near the top of the building Wednesday is forcing traffic into a tight squeeze on Oakland Avenue. Follow all our continuing coverage on Shorewood's Mandel Group (Lighthorse 4041) & Ravenna Developments here!
Friday, December 28, 2012
Operating engineering workers say construction contractor VJS hired untrained carpenters to operate a crane in lieu of their labor group, endangering the public in the process.
Picketing union operation engineer workers have taken to the sidewalks in front of the Mandel Group development site to protest not being hired for work they believe they were promised and are more qualified for. Pewaukee-based construction company VJS didn't hire the labor group after advising they would get the work, said Greg West, International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 139, Business Representative. Instead, West said, the company is using carpenters to operate a large crane on the site of the new $34.8 million Lighthorse 4041 development, which will include 84 apartments, a 18,000 square foot Walgreens retail store and two parking structures with 200 stalls. “This freak show could have ended in the first hour,” West said of…
Sunday, September 2, 2012
A look at this week's local events and news.
Here's a look at what's coming up this week in Shorewood. If we're missing something, please add it to the calendar. Governmental meeting — Shorewood's Village Board will convene Tuesday night for a regular meeting. Find the agenda here. The meeting starts at 7:30 The village's Conservation Committee will meet Thursday night at 7:30. Both meetings will be held at Village Hall, 3930 N. Murray Ave. Hard Hats for Kids — Milwaukee developer Mandel Group is giving children an opportunity to get their hands dirty on a real construction site, during its "Hard Hats for Kids" event on Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the site of Mandel's six-story development at 4027 N. Oakland Ave., children can grab a hard hat and have their photo taken in a …
Monday, August 27, 2012
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 8 on the site of Milwaukee developer Mandel's six-story development at 4027 N. Oakland Ave., children can have their photo taken in construction equipment and parents can take private tours.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Milwaukee developer Mandel Group is giving children an opportunity to get their hands dirty on a real construction site, during its "Hard Hats for Kids" event on Sept. 8. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the site of Mandel's six-story development at 4027 N. Oakland Ave., children can have their photo taken in a large excavator/backhoe. Additionally, there will private tours of the site, free hard hats sized just for kids, and a chance to speak with some of the workers. Additional prizes include children’s books geared at explaining construction and sweets and goodies inside Sendik’s. Construction is expected to wrap up in March, when Walgreens will move across the street from its current location at 4081 N. Oakland Ave. in the $34.8 million …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Despite a new two-story parking structure behind the Shorewood grocery store available to customers, owner John Nehring says business has waned as a six-story apartment and retail development sprouts in his parking lot.
As a new apartment and retail development takes root in its parking lot, Sendik's in Shorewood has seen sales wane. "It has affected business, there's no doubt about it," said John Nehring, who co-owns the independent store with his wife Anne. A two-story parking structure constructed behind the grocery store — part of Milwaukee developer the Mandel Group’s new $34.8 million, six-story development — was supposed to help. But Nerhing said he saw a slight drop in business — somewhere between 5 to 10 percent — at that point. Then when construction moved to his parking lot at 4027 N. Oakland Ave., traffic into the store declined even more, though he couldn’t put a figure on the drop. Nehring said the transition just hasn't been as smooth as he…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
While it's unclear what the grocery giant has planned for Shorewood, officials have been discussing redevelopment of Oakland Avenue store in closed meetings over the past month.
Is Shorewood and Roundy's prepping to pull the trigger on a redevelopment project at the village's Pick 'n Save? Village Community Development Authority Chairman Pete Petrie said last year that the grocery store giant has been looking to possibly expand its store at 4145 N. Oakland Ave. It's been quiet on that front until recently; development officials have began discussing redevelopment of the grocery store's block in closed session CDA meetings. Petrie nor Village Manager Chris Swartz could be reached for comment on Tuesday. The CDA was scheduled to enter closed session to discuss the site most recently on Friday, but Petrie said the committee wouldn't enter talks not because of Roundy's, but rather the village hadn't done what it …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Finding parking near Oakland and Capitol may be tough right now, but stalls has opened in the new parking structure behind Sendik's to ease the flow. Take the one-way driveway from Oakland or a two-way drive access from Bartlett.
With heavy construction in the area, it's tough finding a parking spot near East Capitol Drive and North Oakland Avenue. But, as part of a $34.8 million, six-story apartment and retail development slowly sprouting in the Sendik's parking lot at 4027 N. Oakland Ave., a parking structure has been erected behind the grocer, and workers opened the ramp earlier this week. Take the one-way driveway from Oakland Avenue to gain access to the new parking. Additionally, there is a two-way drive access from North Bartlett Avenue. Milwaukee developers the Mandel Group warn that while the ramp is in service now, exterior construction work will continue until the end of August, according to the village. Therefore, there may be temporary changes of …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Ceremony will officially kick of construction of the six-story, apartment and retail development in the Sendik's parking lot.
The Milwaukee developer behind a new six-story, $34.8 million project on North Oakland Avenue has set a formal groundbreaking ceremony for Wednesday. The Mandel Group will officially kick off construction on the new development coined LightHorse 4041 which will include 84 apartments, a 18,000 square foot Walgreens retail store and two parking structures with 200 stalls, at 11 a.m. at the corner of North Oakland Avenue and East Kenmore Place. Walgreens will move across East Kenmore Place from its current location at 4081 N. Oakland Ave. into the new structure. LightHorse will be built by Pewaukee-based VJS Construction Services Inc. and was designed by Engberg Anderson Design Partnership. Seventeen apartments, or 20 percent of the …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Village officials targeting former Catholic Family Life Insurance office building for new development opportunities, among other sites.
With two developments either under or soon-to-be under construction, village officials are shifting their focus on other potential development sites in Shorewood. The office building at 1572 E. Capitol Dr., which formerly housed Catholic Family Life Insurance, has been targeted as a site for new development opportunity. Catholic Knights left the building vacant after moving to a new home in downtown Milwaukee. Shorewood Community Development Authority Chairperson Pete Petrie said there is currently a Realtor trying to fill the vacancy, but he and other officials are looking long term and at possible development. However, Petrie said officials don't have anything solid in mind for the building. Shorewood is also looking at the River Park …