Details on the Planning for the Milwaukee Bucks Arena
The Milwaukee Common Council’s Zoning, Neighborhoods, and Development Committee is voted on three ordinances dealing with the Bucks Arena on Tuesday and passed.
The ordinances relate to changing zoning from general planned development to a detailed planned development.
The Milwaukee Bucks released the following statement from President Peter Feigin on the Common Council’s approval of the design for the new arena in Milwaukee:
“Today’s vote represents another significant milestone in this historic public/private partnership to transform downtown Milwaukee. Now that we’ve cleared this final hurdle, we can truly get to work on creating jobs, driving economic growth, and building a world-class sports and entertainment district that will be a lasting symbol for the region. We look forward to welcoming fans from around the state on June 18 as we officially break ground on the arena and celebrate our collective efforts to build a better Milwaukee.”
The arena site will be located between N. Fourth Street and N. Sixth Street from W. Highland Ave. to W. Juneau Ave.
According to the Milwaukee Bucks, the exterior design includes a hand-crafted zinc patina exterior.
The 714,000 square foot arena will be home to Milwaukee Bucks basketball and countless sports and entertainment events.
The arena design features an intimate bowl optimized for basketball viewing with the majority of the seats in the lower level closer to the action, while still providing the flexibility to host hockey games, end stage and center stage concerts, family shows, circuses and ice events, as well as open-floor exhibitions.
Both the upper and lower levels will load from the top down, creating a more efficient seating pattern free of breaks.
The Milwaukee Admirals won't be a tenant at the new Milwaukee Bucks arena, even though the building will include a hockey arena.
An agreement between the team and the alliance for good jobs establishes a wage floor of $12 per hour for all covered employees in the arena and surrounding district.
That will go up to $15 an hour by 2023.