Milwaukee’s streetcar begins operation in the fall of 2018. The streetcar’s initial 2.5-mile route connects 80,000 downtown workers, 25,000 downtown residents, and millions of annual visitors.
- The Milwaukee Bucks, the city’s NBA team, is building a new arena, the Wisconsin Sports and Entertainment Center. The $524-million arena is scheduled to open in time for the season to start in October 2018. The arena will also host national touring acts like Maroon 5 and will be the home court for Marquette University’s men’s basketball team. But it’s not just an arena – surrounding it will be a “live block” with a music venue, restaurants, and bars.
- Two blocks from the new arena project will be Milwaukee Brewing Company’s brand new brewery operations located in a former Pabst Brewing Company distribution building. MBC, which opened in 1997, is the third oldest craft brewer in Milwaukee.
- Summerfest will debut a new stage in time for the 2018 festival. The stage will provide a Lake Michigan view and feature a 25-foot LED screen – the largest screen on the grounds.
- An area called the Harbor District, just south of the Historic Third Ward, is being revitalized in many ways, including a proposed four-mile extension of the award-winning Construction on a new waterfront park, dubbed Slosh Park, will begin in spring 2018.
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