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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

So Kev, what's happening over at Fountains of Franklin?

And by Fountains of Franklin, I don’t mean the Sendik’s at 51st and Rawson or the CVS that’s currently under construction. Those are projects that are already up or soon to be up and running, moving in the right direction.

I’m talking about David Hintzman’s non-development development at 56th and Rawson.

I haven’t blogged about Fountains of Franklin since December of 2008. The reason is obvious. As usual, NOTHING has happened at the site all year long. Just like all of 2008, and 2007, and 2006.

But there could be something stirring.

A new sign is in front of that dust bowl that reads:




186 foot frontage

1 or 2 story

Approved plan

56 parking spaces (and by the way, that’s all that’s there)

Fully improved

Call (414) 423-9453

That is the number for Equitable Development that has this catchy website.

Equally as impressive is this website.

While I have always wanted that site to be developed and be successful despite my critical observations, it’s clear that under the current management, this project has been going nowhere.

My goodness. Wouldn't it something if Mark Carstensen ultimately purchased and developed that site?

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