Conversion of historic downtown Milwaukee Masonic Center to hotel is on hold, and the building is for sale.

Plans to convert a historic downtown Milwaukee building into a luxury hotel have been indefinitely delayed, with the property listed for sale.



a view of a city at night: Construction of a luxury hotel is to begin by June at downtown Milwaukee's former Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center.


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Construction of a luxury hotel is to begin by June at downtown Milwaukee’s former Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center.

An affiliate of Madison-based Ascendant Holdings Real Estate bought the former Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center,  790 N. Van Buren St., in 2017 for $3.5 million.

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Ascendant planned to convert the three-story Masonic Center into the hotel’s lobby, restaurant and meeting rooms, with a 14-story addition atop the building’s southern end, stepped back from the street.

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That tower was designed for 215 to 220 guest rooms, with five to 10 guest rooms on the Masonic Center’s third floor. 

Those plans were approved by the city Historic Preservation Commission, with Portland,

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$738,000 for 1 bedroom in 688 sq. ft. downtown, $715,000 for 2 bedrooms in 750 sq. ft. in Wychwood: What these Toronto condos got

CHURCH-WELLESLEY VILLAGE

Location: 33 Charles St. E., Unit 2311,

Yonge St. and Bloor Sts.

Asking price: $749,000

Selling price: $738,000

Previous selling price: $430,000 (2011)

Size: about 688 sq. ft.

Parking: one owned underground space, one owned locker

Maintenance fees: $670.58 per month

Taxes: $3,010 (2020)

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Sold: July 20/20. Closed: August 20/20.

33 Charles St. E., Unit 2311

This downtown Toronto condo unit sold for 99 per cent of the listing price in 19 days on the market.

“With a nearly 700-sq.-ft. interior, this northeast corner condo suite features floor-to-ceiling windows, a 215-sq.-ft. wraparound balcony, dark-toned engineered hardwood floors, a kitchen with built-in stainless steel appliances, and a bedroom with a four-piece ensuite and a walkout to the balcony,” says listing agent Scott Hanton.

33 Charles St. E., Unit 2311

The building is walking distance to shopping, restaurants, Metro Toronto Reference Library, parks, places of worship, Riverdale Farm, University of Toronto and public transit.

Amenities in the building

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Pair of downtown Fort Worth office towers are for sale near Sundance Square

The Star-Telegram and Oil and Gas buildings in downtown Fort Worth are for sale.

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The nearly 440,000 square foot towers at 307-309 W. Seventh St. The property is 59% leased, anchored by a long-term lease with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Star-Telegram leases two floors.

The Star-Telegram building was first constructed as a six-story Fair Department Store in 1929 and expanded in 1934. Wyatt C. Hedrick designed the 19-story building. The 16-story Oil and Gas tower was built in 1954.

Scot Farber and Tom Strohbehn of Dallas-based Younger Partners are handling the listing. An asking price was not disclosed.

“The two-tower complex is a stunning example of Art Deco and Gothic design,” Farber says.

Farber said the buildings offer a stable office market, or could be altered to include housing or a hotel.

Last week, the 40-story Burnett Plaza at 801 Cherry St. was listed

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3 pitches eyed for downtown fire station site

Craig McDonald
 
| Newark Advocate

Three proposals are being considered by Granville Village Council regarding the soon-to-be-vacant fire house site on North Prospect Street in the downtown.

Village Manager Herb Koehler confirmed Tuesday, “We had four viable submissions. We didn’t reject any of them. All four of them were deemed viable.”

Koehler said however, that one of the four competitors has subsequently withdrawn their proposal: “We’ve had one bidder remove themselves from consideration. I’m not sure why.”

Two of the three remaining potential developers of the fire station site will be quite familiar to Granville residents and diners: Day Y Noche and Three Tigers Brewing Company/Mai Chau.

Day Y Noche, specializing in Mexican Cuisine, currently is located at 135 E. Broadway in downtown Granville.

Three Tigers and Mai Chau are presently located just across the street from the downtown fire station building on North Prospect.

Koehler said both proposals by

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Downtown Condos Lead Manhattan’s Luxury Real Estate Deals, Again

For the second week in a row, 14 high-end contracts were signed last week in Manhattan, according to Olshan Realty. That’s five fewer than the same week last year.

In the 31 weeks since mid-March, when Covid-19 began spreading in New York, downtown properties have been the priciest sales of the week 17 times. And most of these properties were bought by local buyers “betting on the home team,” according to Donna Olshan, president of Olshan Realty and author of the report released Monday.

The make-up of last week’s homes was nine condos, two townhouses and three co-ops.

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And in keeping with the latest trend, the priciest home to find a buyer last week was downtown, a five-bedroom at 24 Leonard St. in Tribeca asking $19.995 million. The landscaped garden, at

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This city’s land sale could be the spark for a booming downtown

Coral Springs has for years wanted to create a downtown destination — a place for living, dining out and shopping — and a new land deal could finally help pave the way.



a large brick building: A rental apartment and retail project that could soar seven stories high is being planned for the future downtown of Coral Springs. A developer under contract for the shopping plaza at the northwest corner of University Drive and Sample Road will also buy the empty land just west of that - the former City Hall site - for one combined project on 12 acres of land.


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A rental apartment and retail project that could soar seven stories high is being planned for the future downtown of Coral Springs. A developer under contract for the shopping plaza at the northwest corner of University Drive and Sample Road will also buy the empty land just west of that – the former City Hall site – for one combined project on 12 acres of land.

A developer plans to buy the city’s former City Hall site to create a giant project across a combined 12 acres in the heart of the city. The vision calls for hundreds of rental apartments, and retail buildings that could rise seven stories.

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Remake eyed for big downtown San Jose project

SAN JOSE — A big mixed-use development on the eastern side of downtown San Jose is headed for a possible makeover because the government agency slated to occupy the site might wind up at another location in the city.



diagram, engineering drawing: Downtown San Jose mixed-use development of residences, residences, retail, and a plaza, at 675 E. Santa Clara St. between 14th Street and 15th Street, overview concept.    David Baker Architects, Perkins Will Pfau Long      David Baker Architects, Perkins Will Pfau Long


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Downtown San Jose mixed-use development of residences, residences, retail, and a plaza, at 675 E. Santa Clara St. between 14th Street and 15th Street, overview concept. David Baker Architects, Perkins Will Pfau Long David Baker Architects, Perkins Will Pfau Long

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority has been working toward a dramatic redevelopment of a vacant lot on E. Santa Clara Street where the agency would be the anchor office tenant — but now it’s possible the government entity will establish its main offices elsewhere.

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Regardless of the Housing Authority’s decision, a redevelopment of what is now a blighted, vacant parcel is deemed to

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Condos proposed for LES building downtown | Local Business News

“Our hope is to keep a lot of the character of the outside of the building,” Gies said.

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Condos are planned for floors two through five, although Gies said it’s possible there could be commercial space on the second floor depending on what the interest is.


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The sixth floor, which has no windows and is where LES has its board room and conference room, is likely to be developed into some sort of communal space, Geis said. He said one potential use that’s been discussed is turning it into a private workspace for use by residents.

Hallie Salem of the city’s Urban Development Department said she was “very excited that Craig has come to us again” with another project.

Gies and his partner, Boyd Batterman, redeveloped two buildings at Eighth and O streets,

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This iconic downtown Fort Worth building is up for sale

Fort Worth’s tallest building is for sale.

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The 40-story Burnett Plaza at 801 Cherry St. is on the market with commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle. It’s one of the city’s most iconic buildings and boasts more than 1 million square feet of top class office space. A price has not been listed publicly.

At 567 feet tall, it’s about 20 feet taller than the Bank of America building. When it was built in the early 1980s, the Medical Arts Building, an 18-story early landmark skyscraper, was demolished. On the western facade, the elevator shafts give the building a unique look.

“Since opening in 1983, this fixture of the Fort Worth skyline has had four institutional owners, the most recent of which has invested significant capital in improvements over the past seven years,” the real estate company says.

The building is 84% leased with tenants that include

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Modest profits, social impact fuel investors’ plan for more downtown Indy homes

Social impact investors are aiming for an elusive middle ground in Center Township. 

‘This will become part of a neighborhood’: Vop Osili talks 16 Tech development on west side

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They want to revive middle-income residential housing options with midsize profits for investors.

Full Circle Development aims to renovate or build 300 homes over five years and draw more homeowners back to the central part of town.

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Center Township’s residential population has dropped from 340,000 in 1950 to 140,000 in 2018. Scattered neighborhood comebacks have been encouraging — Fall Creek Place and Fountain Square are examples. Yet the township still has 6,000 vacant lots and few middle-income options. Older-home restorations tend to be too expensive for middle-income buyers.



a view of a city: Construction has just finished on this new three-level home at 818 Olive St. in Fountain Square.


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Construction has just finished on this new three-level home

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