— The spending cap for the downtown Wisconsin Center expansion was
Board of the Wisconsin Center District voted unanimously to pass a
resolution that raises the cap on agreements which the president and
CEO and board chairman are authorized to make to $1 million.
vote was critical in keeping the Wisconsin Center expansion project
moving forward appropriately,” said Marty Brooks, president and CEO
of the Wisconsin Center District, which includes the UW–Milwaukee
Panther Arena and the Milwaukee Theatre.
unanimous vote and positive discussion surrounding the resolution made
it clear that the city, county, and state are all very much in support
of the expansion.”
broad estimate of the timeline for the project was also introduced.
With the board approval of the resolution, the WCD will now focus on
securing consultants and a third-party owner’s representative to
manage and facilitate the project.
are very sensitive to the fact that timelines are fluid and are
subject to market conditions,” said Jim Kanter, chairman of the
board. “The purpose of presenting this timeline is to make sure we
have a framework on paper which will allow us to be more nimble and
ready to adjust when unforeseen variables come into play.”