Thursday, May 5, 2016

Old Middleton Centre UPDATE. Demolition videofest

A beautiful day to demolish a 35-year-old building.

Terrence Wall begins major redevelopment in downtown Middleton.  (, 5/4/2016)
After staging a ceremonial partial demolition last week, developer Terrence Wall on Tuesday resumed demolition of Old Middleton Centre to make way for his latest development, which will add more than 200 apartments to the area bounded by Elmwood, Hubbard and Terrace avenues and Parmenter Street.




And the walls came tumbling down.

Compare the view #1 below.

Rubble close-up

Original 4/23/2016 post starts here.

The 35-year-old retail/office development of six similarly designed buildings never found its mojo from the start.

1818 Parmenter Street and 7507 Hubbard Avenue locations in particular.

View #1.  As you can see from the windows, the demo has already begun.

View #2.  

View #3:

Next year:  7611 Hubbard and 7609 Elmwood
2018:  1800 Parmenter and 7600 Terrace.

The new T. Wall development will also include office and retail as well as 200+ apartments.

Related posts:
UPDATE: Middleton Plan Commission to review downtown historic core parking options.
  • Parking a concern with T. Wall Old Middleton Centre makeover.  (4/1/2016)
  • Possibly Coming Soon to This Location: A Mixed-Use (Retail/Residential), Development (4/29/2015)

And here you thought only clouds had a silver lining

Tila sez rape does, too.

As quoted in GOP lawmaker: Rape has a ‘silver lining’ and it comes in the form of babies.  (Dead State, 5/4/2016)

Obviously, some folks haven't taken kindly to Tila's remarks.

But then, I wouldn't be surprised if she thinks her extreme view is mainstream.

Tila doesn't appear to be a fan of Planned Parenthood.

KEWAUNEE COUNTY UPDATE. Manure 101: A typical dairy cow produces 148 pounds per day

Source of title statistic:  University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Source: Kewaunee County Cow Count increases to 98,000.  (Green Bay Press-Gazette, 9/12/2015)

Consequently, these headlines should come as no surprise.

As usual Ms. Stepp arrives late to the party.  On Monday, DNR Secretary released an editorial to news organizations saying her agency, in addition to the efforts of work groups, is taking steps to address water issues in and around the county.
With so much manure being spread on the landscape, Luft said the results are a sign that manure is the likely source of the tainted wells.

Original 11/15/2015 post, "Dear Kewaunee County, You voted for him, now you're paying the consequences", starts here.

2010 source:  US election atlas
2014 source:  Politico

Yup, your county is 'open for business'.

Something's in the water in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin.  (Aljazeera America, 11/13/2015)
CAFOs in Wisconsin require a permit from the state Department of Natural Resources, which under Gov. Scott Walker’s leadership has appointed a secretary lauded for her chamber of commerce approach to natural resources. The current DNR administration has lower enforcement rates than under previous governors, and has faced budget and staff cuts.  [emphasis added]

Related posts:
Scott Walker telegraphs that Wisconsin DNR will likely ignore UW, USDA and other findings. (11/14/2015)
September 2015 UPDATE: On June 6, 2014, employees of Michael, Best & Friedrich donated $28,046.81 to Scott Walker and $500 to Mary Burke.  (9/17/2015)
Kewaunee County's CAFO concentration.  (10/23/2014)

Scott Walker goes big, goes bold, endorses Not Hillary Clinton for President

As quoted in Wisconsin Republicans grappling over Donald Trump as nominee.  (, 5/5/2016)

Related post:
Dear Scott Fitzgerald, What appeal? Trump is of no help in Wisconsin.  (5/5/2016)

Dear Scott Fitzgerald, What appeal? Trump is of no help in Wisconsin.

As quoted in Wisconsin Republicans grappling over Donald Trump as nominee.  (, 5/5/2016)

A comment made in light of these numbers.

From St. Norbert's College spring 2016 The Wisconsin Survey (4/12-16)