District 14 — Alderman
Redevelopment moving forward at former site of Faust Music
The most recent neighborhood meeting for the Faust building development was a productive one, and it appears that a settlement has been reached. As many long-time Bay View residents may be aware, the long-vacated Faust building was originally purchased by Mikko Erkamaa with the hope of restoring it to its former glory. However, it was determined upon further examination that the structure and façade were beyond restoration. Redeveloping the space into a mixed-use housing complex was collectively decided to be the best course of action going forward.
Over the course of several neighborhood meetings and redesigns by architect Joel Agaki of Dermond Properties, developers and local leaders have settled on a final design for how to most productively use the space. This design reflects the suggestions and concerns raised by several Bay View residents, and serves as a more subtle fit into our thriving community.
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From Milwaukee Magazine: Ald. Zielinski proposes pilot city compost program
Milwaukee Ald. Tony Zielinski, whose district covers much of Bay View, is no stranger to repurposing the unwanted. It was Zielinski who first proposed cheese brine as a substitute for road salt. That experiment proved successful, but after transportation costs ran too high, the city undertook a method to produce its own brine.
Now, the alderman is looking to pilot a curbside composting program in his South Side neighborhood.
In fact, he says, “it’s high time the city of Milwaukee gets started in the compost collection business.”
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The Muse Gallery Guesthouse Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Muse Gallery Guesthouse, a new bed and breakfast art gallery located at 602 E. Lincoln Avenue in Bay View, will celebrate its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 10th at 6:30pm.
Alderman Tony Zielinski, who was integral to the process of opening The Muse said, “Thanks to Mary Ellen Hermann and Andrew Meechan, Bay View now has an additional amenity in the form of a BnB.”
Alderman Zielinski will lead the ribbon cutting ceremony and immediately following, the innkeepers will provide tours of the new inn and gallery space. Light refreshments and live music will be available at the open house celebration.
Alderman Zielinski Speaks Out Against Local Placement of Sex Offenders
Alderman Zielinski Appears on "Our Issues Milwaukee"
Alderman Zielinski joined Andrea Williams on the August 31, 2014 edition of "Our Issues Milwaukee" to talk about the 14th District, opportunities for economic growth and how the city can foster a better relationship between police officers and citizens.
Bay View Residents Rally Against Sex Assault
Alarmed and angered by a sexual assault that occurred in August, residents of Bay View took back the night, joining together as a community to encourage neighbors to look out for one another and demonstrating their commitment to maintaining Bay View as one of Milwaukee's safest neighborhoods.
Led by Alderman Zielinski, victims’ rights groups, police and other government officials met at the scene of the recent attack on Monday, August 26. Carrying signs, they walked through some of the area’s most prominent nighttime destinations in a show of support for the victim, solidarity as a neighborhood and uncompromising resolve to see the perpetrator arrested and prosecuted.
"This is one of the safest, most lively neighborhoods in the city," Alderman Zielinski said. "We are going to catch the perpetrator of this crime and see that he is prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Bay View is organized and committed to making this a neighborhood a place where everyone can feel safe at any time of day or night, and we look out for each other here."