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After a nationwide call for proposals, four teams have submitted designs for a catalytic Lakefront Gateway Plaza. The project will expand the emerging “world-class” character of Milwaukee’s Lakefront by developing a public plaza where residual space exists today and further enhances the cultural campus that currently rivals the best waterfronts in the world. View all four designs and vote for your favorite here. The selected design will be used to solicit funds and grants for further design and construction. Learn more about the more comprehensive Lakefront Gateway Project here.