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NEW:  Menomonee Valley Sustainable Design Guidelines Updated.

In 2004 the Menomonee Valley Partners and the City of Milwaukee established sustainable building design guidelines for new development projects in the Menomonee Valley.  Intended primarily for the then newly-created Menomonee Valley Industrial Center , the Sustainable Design Guidelines for the Menomonee Valley were put in place to ensure high-quality redevelopment, environmental sensitivity and energy efficient construction in the Valley.  Today, the Menomonee Valley Industrial Center is nearing full capacity and combined with the age of the original guidelines the need for updating them was clear.  Approved by the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee (RACM) at its September, 2017 meeting, the updated guidelines are applied Valley-wide and required for any new building development or major renovation project receiving financial or land sale assistance from the City of Milwaukee or RACM.

CLICK here for a copy of the Sustainable Design Guidelines and HERE for a Guidelines Evaluation Form for tracking compliance.  

For more information about the Menomonee Valley Sustainable Design Guidelines, CLICK here.  

Valley Riverwalk Overlay Approved. 

At its July 11th, 2017 meeting, the Common Council approved the Menomonee Valley Riverwalk Overlay which will use this new zoning designation to "bookmark" the rivers edge along the Menomonee River for a future Valley Riverwalk as redevelopment occurs.  This overlay will mark the first expansion of the Milwaukee Riverwalk beyond its original course.

As part of the Valley Riverwalk, Design Standards have been created to guide development along the future Riverwalk system.  CLICK here to learn more.

To learn more about the Milwaukee Riverwalk, CLICK here

The Menomonee Valley 2.0 Plan was adopted by the Common Council on June 2, 2015.

Read the Menomonee Valley 2.0 Plan

Read the Executive Summary

Read the Market Analysis

The Menomonee Valley 2.0 is the update to the 1998 Menomonee Valley plan, "Market Study, Engineering, and Land Use Plan for the Menomonee Valley.

For additional information on Menomonee Valley 2.0: PlanTheValley.org

Contact Bob Harris at 414.286.5654 or via email at:  robert.harris@milwaukee.gov

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about a decade of progress
in the Valley

Produced by the Menomonee Valley Partners 

Recent Development in the Menomonee River Valley Area

View larger image of development map.   updated Aug '13

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Recent Development
in the Menomonee Valley Business Park 
updated Aug '15
Solaris (Coming Soon). A new 68,000-square-foot headquarters and production facility
Rishi Tea. Company headquarters - a  48,000-square-foot office and manufacturing facility
Potowatomi Hotel Design. 382 room hotel, a $150 Million investment in the Valley
J.F. Ahern Co. new facility. Regional Offices - A 52,000-square-foot on a 4.7-acre site
Ingeteam - A $15 million facility to manufacture equipment for renewable energy projects. This is Ingeteam's first manufacturing facility in the United States.
DerseDerse's new LEED-certified Milwaukee headquarters
 
 

DerseCharter Wire's new $20 million
production
facility

 

DerseTaylor Dynamometer moved from New Berlin to a new 43,350-square-foot plant.
 
DerseCaleffi's new headquarters in the Menomonee Valley
 
 
DerseBadger Railing built a new facility in the Valley in 2007.

 

DersePalermo Villa was the first employer to locate in the Menomonee Valley Business Park.

 
 
Other Development
in the Menomonee Valley 
updated Aug '13
Urban Ecology Center. Adjoining the Hank Aaron State Trail and Three Bridges Park, the UEC connects the business park and the neighborhood
City Lights - Long abandoned Milwaukee Gas Light Co., designed by Alexander C. Eschweiler, was transformed into the headquarters for Zimmerman Architectural Studios Inc.
Canal Street Commerce Center - A new, sustainably - designed, multi-tenant facility.
Sigma Engineering constructed a new 28,000 square foot corporate office located on a three-acre Brownfield site.

 

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