Saturday, May 8, 2021

Wisconsin Covid cases mapped, listed and graphed (5/8/2021)

 

Saturday, May 8.  Total tests (positive and negative):  3,480,038.  One-day increase of 3,564 (525 positive; 15%)

Total positive Covid 19 cases:  602,790

Counties with largest numerical gains = 32 of 72

  • 5 with 20 or more new cases
  • 13 with 10 to 19
  • 14 with 5 to 9

The 32
  • Milwaukee (103)
  • Dane (28)
  • Waukesha (24)
  • Brown, Rock (23 each)
    • Marathon (19)
    • Racine, St. Croix (18 each)
    • Columbia, Washington, Winnebago (15 each)
    • Outagamie, Pierce (14 each)
    • Walworth (12)
    • Barron, Kenosha (11 each)
    • Calumet, Polk (10 each)
    • Clark, Dodge, Douglas, Fond du Lac, Wood (8 each)
    • Manitowoc (7)
    • Jefferson, Portage (6 each)
    • Burnett, Juneau, Monroe, Sauk, Sawyer, Sheboygan (5 each)
    Link to other WI COVID posts:

    Related posts:
    Alabama.  (2/15/2021)
    Arizona.  (2/15/2021)
    Arkansas.  (2/4/2021)
    California.  (2/7/2021)
    Connecticut.  (8/21/2020)
    Florida.  (4/20/2021)
    Georgia.  (2/15/2021)
    Idaho.  (2/7/2021)
    Illinois.  (2/2/2021)
    Indiana.  (2/6/2021)
    Iowa.  (2/6/2021)
    Kansas.  (2/4/2021)
    Kentucky.  (2/4/2021)
    Louisiana.  (2/6/2021)
    Maryland.  (1/27/2021)
    Massachusetts.  (2/16/2021)
    Michigan.  (4/20/2021)
    Minnesota.  (4/2/2021)
    Mississippi.  (3/4/2021)
    Montana. (2/5/2021)
    Nebraska.  (2/4/2021)
    Nevada.  (2/17/2021)
    New Jersey,  (4/11/2021)
    New York.  (4/1/2021)
    North Carolina.  (2/7/2021)
    North Dakota.  (2/7/2021)
    Ohio.  (2/6/2021)
    Pennsylvania.  (4/7/2021)
    South Carolina.  (2/5/2021)
    South Dakota.  (2/18/2021)
    Tennessee.  (2/5/2021)
    Texas   (2/6/2021)
    Utah.  (2/17/2021)
    Virginia.  (1/22/2021)
    Washington State.  (6/12/2020)
    West Virginia.  (2/3/2021)

    Friday, May 7, 2021

    Mixed-use building proposed at 6230 University Avenue in Middleton (renderings)

     

    Photo by Retiring Guy

    Renderings (3)




    Casting shadows


    Original 2/21/2021 post starts here.

    The building in the center of the photo was last occupied by Mi Cocina (now Comina Real at its Allen Boulevard location).  It has stood empty for 9 years.

    A laundromat and Milio's sandwich shop operate out of the building to the left.

    Photo by Retiring Guy

    An aerial view outlining the location on University Avenue 

    Middleton Plan Commission

    On the Middleton Plan Commission for 2/23/2021


    Related post:
    Add 2 more locations: Office and retail space for sale or lease along University Avenue between Allen Boulevard and Park Street in Middleton WI.  (5/17/2020)

    To Tell the Goof: Will the real Darin Scott please stand up

     


    Politico, 5/6/2021
    Statement
    "I think anybody who's a decent Republican is going to get behind whoever Donald Trump eventually endorses. He's gonna look under every rock and look over the lay of the land, and he's going to determine who that person that he's going to get behind is."

    Wisconsin Covid cases mapped, listed and graphed (5/7/2021)

     

    Friday, May 7.  Total tests (positive and negative):  3,476,484.  One-day increase of 6,158 (662 positive; 11%)

    Total positive Covid 19 cases:  602,265

    Counties with largest numerical gains = 35 of 72

    • 7 with 20 or more new cases
    • 14 with 10 to 19
    • 14 with 5 to 9

    The 36
    • Milwaukee (102)
    • Dane (51)
    • Racine (38)
    • Waukesha (37)
    • Brown (29)
    • Rock, St. Croix (20 each)
      • Barron, Kenosha, Walworth, Winnebago (18 each)
      • Washington (17)
      • Sheboygan (16)
      • La Crosse (14)
      • Manitowoc, Pierce, Polk (13 each)
      • Wood (12)
      • Fond du Lac, Sauk (11 each)
      • Marathon (10)
      • Eau Claire, Jefferson, Sawyer (9 each)
      • Columbia, Juneau, Oconto, Outagamie, Rusk (8 each)
      • Chippewa (7)
      • Dodge, Portage (6 each)
      • Douglas, Ozaukee, Washburn (5 each)
      Link to other WI COVID posts:

      Related posts:
      Alabama.  (2/15/2021)
      Arizona.  (2/15/2021)
      Arkansas.  (2/4/2021)
      California.  (2/7/2021)
      Connecticut.  (8/21/2020)
      Florida.  (4/20/2021)
      Georgia.  (2/15/2021)
      Idaho.  (2/7/2021)
      Illinois.  (2/2/2021)
      Indiana.  (2/6/2021)
      Iowa.  (2/6/2021)
      Kansas.  (2/4/2021)
      Kentucky.  (2/4/2021)
      Louisiana.  (2/6/2021)
      Maryland.  (1/27/2021)
      Massachusetts.  (2/16/2021)
      Michigan.  (4/20/2021)
      Minnesota.  (4/2/2021)
      Mississippi.  (3/4/2021)
      Montana. (2/5/2021)
      Nebraska.  (2/4/2021)
      Nevada.  (2/17/2021)
      New Jersey,  (4/11/2021)
      New York.  (4/1/2021)
      North Carolina.  (2/7/2021)
      North Dakota.  (2/7/2021)
      Ohio.  (2/6/2021)
      Pennsylvania.  (4/7/2021)
      South Carolina.  (2/5/2021)
      South Dakota.  (2/18/2021)
      Tennessee.  (2/5/2021)
      Texas   (2/6/2021)
      Utah.  (2/17/2021)
      Virginia.  (1/22/2021)
      Washington State.  (6/12/2020)
      West Virginia.  (2/3/2021)

      GET ME REWRITE: No, she successfully showed us what a hypocritical, namby-pamby Republican she is

       


      New York Times, 5/4/2021

      Just another one of the lemmings.

      UPDATE. Madison WI construction boom continues to bypass University Avenue Brennan's site


      Photo by Retiring Guy

      Same old same old here.


      11/2/2020 update, "Apparently, everything is off now at the former site of Brennan's on University Avenue", starts here



      11/16/2017 update, "The lights are still on at the University Avenue Brennan's, but it's pretty much empty inside", starts here.

      Photo by Retiring

      Rendering of facade facing Capital Avenue



      11/4/2017 update, "Mixed-use development proposed at site of shuttered Brennan's Market", starts here.
      Source:  City of Madison

      Commercial, apartment building proposed for the former Brennan’s on University Ave.  (Capital Times, 10/13/2017)
      The 48,000-square-foot building would feature 8,100 square feet of commercial space on the first floor and three upper floors of apartments, ranging from studio to two-bedroom. 
      One level of at-grade parking and one level of underground parking would provide a total of 89 stalls. 
      The application describes the look of the building as “clean urban architecture,” with brick masonry and fiber-cement siding.

      So far not a peep on Nextdoor from Spring Harbor neighborhood residents.

      9/3/2017 update, "Going out of business:  Too late to save 30% on wine at Madison Brennan's", starts here.

      Photos of huge dent in inventory taken on September 2.


      Photos by Retiring Guy

      About face!



      Brennan's, you've put a hole in my heart.


      Original 7/13/2017 post, "Too little too late:  Brennan's parking lot mostly full on day of closing announcement", starts here.

      In the middle of the afternoon.

      Photo by Retiring Guy

      Increasing competition, flat sales leads Brennan's Market to close all of its stores.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 7/12/2017)
      In 1967, Skip Brennan borrowed $10,000 from a bank to open a store in a Quonset hut on University Avenue in Madison. The structure and a neighboring drive-in, Dog ‘n Suds, were torn down in 1970 to make way for the existing store. He opened the company’s third store on Madison’s North Side in 1975; it closed in 2008. A fourth was added in Brookfield in 1988, after he was offered land on Bluemound Road from Madison-based car dealer John Zimbrick.

      My wife and I have shopped here since moving to Middleton in 1986.  The Madison store has always featured outstanding produce -- oranges and peaches (in season), in particular.   We'll certainly miss Brennan's, but just like when Johannsen's Greenhouses closed in 2013, we'll move on.

      Thursday, May 6, 2021

      UPDATE. What was once Mirro is still an empty city block 4 years later


      But not for long if things go according to plan.

      Photos and videos by Retiring Guy







      Seehafer News, 5/13/2020
      There is more work that needs to be done on the site according to the Mayor, as the site needs to be cleaned up, and a structural analysis needs to be done to see if “we can still use some of the old foundation for future buildings.”
      Mayor Nickels says that the Boys and Girls Club will take control of the half of the property located on Washington Street, which would fill the hole that was left with the building’s demolition in 2017.
      9/21/2017 update, "What was once Mirro is now an empty city block", starts here.


      Photos by Retiring Guy



      8/18/2017 update, "Sunny day Mirro demolition photos", starts here.

      From the 10th Street bridge

      All photos by Retiring Guy

      Manitowoc Mirro demolition traffic changes to take effect.  (Herald Times Reporter, 8/9/2017)
      A live feed to view the work being done on the building is available on the city’s YouTube page. The city also has a page on its website, www.manitowoc.org/2051/Whats-Happening-at-Mirro, dedicated to information about the Mirro project.

      15th and Washington


      15th and Washington, 2 days later



      Manitowoc Mirro stories will live beyond demolition.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6/9/2017)
      When the Great Depression hit in 1929, there were about 3,400 employees at Aluminum Goods. But with sales down by more than 65 percent by 1931, the number of employees dropped to 2,500. With the worst of the Depression over by 1933, employment immediately rose to 2,700.

      16th and Washington


      7/28/2017 update starts here.

      On Franklin Street

      Manitowoc Mirro demolition: 542 tons removed last week.  (Herald Times Reporter, 7/5/2017)
      The city held a kickoff press conference June 9 to start the demolition process. It said no explosions or implosions will be used during the demolition, although work conducted mostly during regular business hours of 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. will be noisy.



      Manitowoc Mirro demolition temporarily disrupted by sinkhole.  (Herald Times Reporter, 7/24/2017)
      A small sinkhole appeared, and was quickly repaired, in Franklin Street late Wednesday near the Mirro building demolition site. 
      Community Development Director Nic Sparacio said they can’t be sure if the sinkhole was caused by the generous amounts of rain the area received recently, or if it was caused by the nearby demolition activitie. 
      The sinkhole was less than 12 inches across, and crews were able to close the street right away.



      Original 7/27/2017 post, "Mirro demolition videos", starts here.



      Mirro demolition starts Monday in Manitowoc.  (USA Today, 6/7/2017)
      The building’s demolition will clear the 5-acre site for future development, according to a press release from the City of Manitowoc. The total cost for the demolition and materials disposal is expected to be $3.3 million. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation recently awarded $500,000 to Manitowoc under their Idle Sites Redevelopment Program.



      From the same article cited above.
      According to a fact sheet distributed by the city, heavy machinery will be used to deconstruct the building and water will be used to control dust and debris. A debris shield will also be put in place as an extra precaution. The debris will be moved to the Waste Management solid waste landfill and steel will be recycled.

       

      What's happening at Mirro?



      Wisconsin Covid cases mapped, listed and graphed (5/6/2021)


      Thursday, May 5.  Total tests (positive and negative):  3,470,326.  One-day increase of 5,330 (667 positive; 13%)

      Total positive Covid 19 cases:  601,603

      Counties with largest numerical gains = 34 of 72

      • 9 with 20 or more new cases
      • 8 with 10 to 19
      • 17 with 5 to 9

      The 34
      • Milwaukee (131)
      • Dane (74)
      • Racine (50)
      • Kenosha, Rock (29 each)
      • St. Croix (24)
      • Marathon (23)
      • Polk (22)
      • Brown (21)
        • Outagamie (16)
        • Fond du Lac (15)
        • Washington, Winnebago (14 each)
        • Portage (13)
        • Wood (12)
        • Douglas (11)
        • Jefferson (10)
        • Ashland, Columbia (9 each)
        • Chippewa, Dodge, Pierce, Sauk, Sheboygan, Waukesha (8 each)
        • Manitowoc, Oconto, Shawano (6 each)
        • Adams, Barron, Dunn, Ozaukee, Walworth, Waupaca (5 each)
        Link to other WI COVID posts:

        Related posts:
        Alabama.  (2/15/2021)
        Arizona.  (2/15/2021)
        Arkansas.  (2/4/2021)
        California.  (2/7/2021)
        Connecticut.  (8/21/2020)
        Florida.  (4/20/2021)
        Georgia.  (2/15/2021)
        Idaho.  (2/7/2021)
        Illinois.  (2/2/2021)
        Indiana.  (2/6/2021)
        Iowa.  (2/6/2021)
        Kansas.  (2/4/2021)
        Kentucky.  (2/4/2021)
        Louisiana.  (2/6/2021)
        Maryland.  (1/27/2021)
        Massachusetts.  (2/16/2021)
        Michigan.  (4/20/2021)
        Minnesota.  (4/2/2021)
        Mississippi.  (3/4/2021)
        Montana. (2/5/2021)
        Nebraska.  (2/4/2021)
        Nevada.  (2/17/2021)
        New Jersey,  (4/11/2021)
        New York.  (4/1/2021)
        North Carolina.  (2/7/2021)
        North Dakota.  (2/7/2021)
        Ohio.  (2/6/2021)
        Pennsylvania.  (4/7/2021)
        South Carolina.  (2/5/2021)
        South Dakota.  (2/18/2021)
        Tennessee.  (2/5/2021)
        Texas   (2/6/2021)
        Utah.  (2/17/2021)
        Virginia.  (1/22/2021)
        Washington State.  (6/12/2020)
        West Virginia.  (2/3/2021)