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Building a Stronger Milwaukee

Welcome to the Department of City Development. We promote an atmosphere where jobs can be created, neighborhoods can flourish, tourism can be maximized, and families can realize their dreams.

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HBA $20,000 Forgivable Loan

The Homebuyer Assistance Program offers assistance from a rehab specialist and up to a $20,000 forgivable loan for the rehab of City-owned homes.
 

Attend a Homebuyer Orientation Session!

 

Housing Help

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The site filters information for three types of users: homeowners, home buyers and investors/non-profit organizations.

 

Walnut Circle - Josey Heights - The Legacy Subdivision

Build your NEW HOME in one of the City’s premier subdivisions located in the heart of the City!
 

Lots available for $1, along with a $10,000 forgivable second mortgage loan.

StartSmart 

StartSmart

Small businesses are important to Milwaukee’s economy, and StartSmart is one way to support entrepreneurs launching new enterprises. StartSmart guides individuals to the City and State permits needed to start a business.

 

Featured News

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Mayor Barrett speaks to the audience at the 20th annual Mayor's Design Awards May 18, 2017

2018 Mayor's Design Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 21st Annual Mayor's Design Awards. Awards are presented in an ongoing effort to recognize design excellence throughout the City of Milwaukee. Recipients have added value to their neighborhoods by restoring, constructing or enhancing their properties in a way that respects the urban fabric and contributes to the character of their surroundings.

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Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference 2018

On May 15-17, 2018, an estimated 1,000 urban, suburban, and rural leaders will gather in Milwaukee, for the eighth Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference (RVP), the only national conference of its kind. Conference sessions will highlight work from around the country, including the host city, Milwaukee.

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Survey of Milwaukee's Historic Industrial Buildings

The purpose of this survey was to document Milwaukee’s Industrial Heritage as a means to encourage the rehabilitation of historic industrial buildings in the city. The recommendations provide a description and analysis of those properties found to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

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Immediate Waterfront Availability at Port Milwaukee

Long and short term leases are available for 13+ waterfront acres at 401 E. Greenfield Ave. Parcel is zoned industrial. Job creation and investment is a priority. Any lease is contingent on Board of Harbor Commissioners and Common Council approval.

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Streetcar at the Public Market

DCD Awarded Transit Oriented Development Planning Grant

The Federal Transit Administration announced in October 2016 that the City was selected to receive a competitive planning grant that will allow the City to develop strategies to foster Transit Oriented Development (TOD) along the proposed future King Drive/Bronzeville and Walker’s Point Streetcar extensions.

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Northwestern Mutual’s new downtown tower is reshaping Milwaukee’s skyline

City Financing of Northwestern Mutual Tower Providing Local Jobs

Northwestern Mutual’s new downtown tower is reshaping Milwaukee’s skyline, and, at the same time, the project is connecting hundreds of Milwaukee workers with career opportunities in the building trades.

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MKE United creates vision for downtown and area neighborhoods

The Greater Milwaukee Committee in partnership with the City of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Urban League and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation recently announced the MKE United Greater Downtown Action Agenda (MKE United), an effort to create a shared, inclusive vision for Greater Downtown Milwaukee.

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4th & Wisconsin Avenue RFP Request for Proposal

The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee is excited to present this RFP for an unprecedented transit-oriented development opportunity and one of the most unique transit-oriented development opportunities in the Midwest.

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Akilah Young, owner of Canfield Cleaning Services

Kiva City makes 100th loan to Milwaukee entrepreneur

Milwaukee’s Kiva micro-loan program is celebrating an important milestone: its 100th loan to an entrepreneur. The 100th loan was made to Akilah Young, who owns Canfield Cleaning Services.

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Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 286-5800

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Rocky Marcoux

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Calendar

Fourth of July Commission

04-21-20189:00 AM841 North Broadway, Zeidler Municipal Building, 1st Floor Meeting Room

Business Improvement District Board No. 44

04-24-20186:00 PMBay View Library Community Room, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

04-25-20181:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

Business Improvement District Board No. 39

04-28-201812:00 PMCenter Street Library Community Room, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Avenue

Jane's Walk MKE Kickoff Event -- Seeding Grassroots

05-02-20185:30 PM  - 8:30 PMTurner Hall Ballroom 1040 North 4th St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203

Coffee & Conversation with John Gurda

05-05-201811:00 AM  - 12:00 PM600 EAST Cafe, 600 East Wisconsin Avenue

City Plan Commission

05-07-20181:30 PM809 N. Broadway, First Floor Boardroom (Subject to change)

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

05-08-20189:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

Business Improvement District Board No. 31

05-08-201812:00 PMHentzen Coatings, 6937 W. Mill Road

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

05-08-20186:00 PM  - 7:00 PMCentral Library, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue. (Community Room 1)

Community Improvement Project (CIP) Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

05-09-20186:00 PM  - 7:00 PMCenter Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.

Community Improvement Project (CIP) Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

05-10-201810:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

05-16-20181:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

05-30-20189:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

City Plan Commission

06-04-20181:30 PM809 N. Broadway, First Floor Boardroom (Subject to change)

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

06-06-20181:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

06-11-20186:00 PM  - 7:00 PMCentral Library, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue. (Community Room 1)

Community Improvement Project (CIP) Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

06-13-20186:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

Community Improvement Project (CIP) Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

06-14-201810:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

06-19-20189:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

City Plan Commission

06-25-20181:30 PM809 N. Broadway, First Floor Boardroom (Subject to change)

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

06-27-20181:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

07-10-20189:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

Community Improvement Project (CIP) Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

07-11-20186:00 PM  - 7:00 PMVillard Square Library, 5190 N. 35th St.

Community Improvement Project (CIP) Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

07-12-201810:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.

City Plan Commission

07-16-20181:30 PM809 N. Broadway, First Floor Boardroom (Subject to change)

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

07-17-20186:00 PM  - 7:00 PMCentral Library, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue. (Community Room 1)

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

07-18-20181:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

07-31-20189:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

Community Improvement Project (CIP) Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

08-08-20186:00 PM  - 7:00 PMTippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave.

Community Improvement Project (CIP) Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

08-09-201810:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.

City Plan Commission

08-13-20181:30 PM809 N. Broadway, First Floor Boardroom (Subject to change)

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

08-13-20186:00 PM  - 7:00 PMCentral Library, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue. (Community Room 1)

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

09-05-20189:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

City Plan Commission

09-10-20181:30 PM809 N. Broadway, First Floor Boardroom (Subject to change)

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

09-11-20186:00 PM  - 7:00 PMCentral Library, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue. (Community Room 1)

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

09-12-20181:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

Community Improvement Project (CIP) Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

09-12-20186:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

Community Improvement Project (CIP) Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

09-13-201810:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

09-25-20189:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

City Plan Commission

10-01-20181:30 PM809 N. Broadway, First Floor Boardroom (Subject to change)

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

10-03-20181:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

10-08-20186:00 PM  - 7:00 PMCentral Library, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue. (Community Room 1)

Community Improvement Project (CIP) Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

10-10-20186:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library, 2121 North Sherman Boulevard

Community Improvement Project (CIP) Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

10-11-201810:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

10-16-20189:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

City Plan Commission

10-22-20181:30 PM809 N. Broadway, First Floor Boardroom (Subject to change)

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

10-25-20181:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

11-05-20189:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

City Plan Commission

11-12-20181:30 PM809 N. Broadway, First Floor Boardroom (Subject to change)

COMMON COUNCIL BUDGET ADOPTION MEETING

11-13-20189:00 AMCity Hall, Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

11-15-20181:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

11-27-20189:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

City Plan Commission

12-03-20181:30 PM809 N. Broadway, First Floor Boardroom (Subject to change)

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

12-05-20181:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

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