Wisconsin

Milwaukee panel endorses Gorman hotel

The Business Journal, August 16, 2011

Plans for Gorman & Co. Inc. ‘s 90-room hotel in the former Pabst Brewery and the Potawatomi tribe’s redevelopment of the Concordia campus in Milwaukee received approval from the city’s Plan Commission on Monday.

Gorman & Co., based in Oregon, Wis., is planning to buy and restore a historic building in The Brewery for an extended-stay hotel. The project would cost $18.8 million and is on the northwest corner of North 10th Street and West Juneau Avenue.

The Milwaukee Plan Commission approved Gorman’s building design, but not before signing off on development plans for the 11-acre Concordia campus in Milwaukee, where the Forest County Potawatomi Community is planning a $29 million redevelopment. The campus is on Milwaukee’s near-west side and is bordered by West Highland Boulevard, West Wells Street, and North 33rd and 31st streets.

City officials had approved the overall redevelopment last year, but the tribe needed approval for more detailed plans before moving forward with new construction on the campus. Potawatomi requested city approval for a planned computer server building for One Prospect Technologies, which manages technology services for all Potawatomi tribal operations.