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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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Housing Help

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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.

 

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!

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.

 

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

2017 Mayor's Design Awards

The 20th Annual Mayor's Design Awards Ceremony was held May 18, 2017 at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Twenty projects from hotels and factories to parks and playgrounds made the cut this year.

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1313 and 1329-1331 W. National Avenue

Brownfield Commercial Real Estate Development Opportunity

A new brownfield commercial development opportunity is located at 1313 and 1329-1331 W. National Avenue in the Walker’s Point Neighborhood. Proposals will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the City of Milwaukee Department of City Development. Asking price is $225,000.

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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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Calendar

Rythm & Blooms

07-13-20176:00 PM  - 8:30 PMGreen Tree Gardens at 60th & Green Tree

Business Improvement District Board No. 10

07-27-20178:30 AMAmbassador Hotel, 2308 W. Wisconsin Avenue

Business Improvement District Board No. 38

07-27-201711:30 AMSixteenth Street Community Health Center; 1337 S. Cesar Chavez Drive

Business Improvement District Board No. 31

07-27-201711:30 AM  - 1:00 PM6937 W. Mill Road

Board of Zoning Appeals

07-27-20174:00 PMCity Hall, Room 301-A

Business Improvement District Board No. 8

07-28-20178:00 AM1555 Rivercenter Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Brady Street Festival

07-29-201711:00 AM  - 12:00 PMBrady Street Business Improvement District

Downtown Employee Appreciation Week 2017

07-31-2017Various-Check Event Description

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

07-31-20179:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

Neighborhood Improvement District #8 Walker's Point

08-02-201712:00 PM  - 2:00 PMNatural Resources Technologies, 234 W. Florida Street, 5th Floor

Bronzeville Cultural & Arts Festival

08-05-201710:00 AM  - 6:00 PMNorth Avenue from MLK to 7th St.

Business Improvement District Board No. 32

08-07-20179:00 AM2014 W. North Avenue, use side entrance from parking lot

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

08-09-20176:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

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

08-10-201710:00 AM  - 11:00 AMMartin Luther King Library, 310 W. Locust St.

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

08-15-20176:00 PM  - 7:30 PMCentral Library (Community Room 1), 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Historic Third Ward Art Festival

09-02-201710:00 AM  - 5:00 PMBroadway street between St. Paul and Menomonee streets in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

09-06-20179:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

09-13-20171:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

3rd Annual Brady Back Nine Mini Golf Event

09-17-201712:00 PM  - 6:00 PMBrady Street Business Improvement District

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

09-26-20179:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

10-04-20171:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

10-17-20179:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

10-25-20171:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

11-07-20179:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

COMMON COUNCIL BUDGET ADOPTION MEETING

11-10-20179:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

11-14-20171:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

11-28-20179:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

12-06-20171:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

12-19-20179:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

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