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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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Earn & Learn SYIP Applications 

Earn & Learn SYIP Applications

The application period for the Summer Youth Internship Program, as part of Mayor Barrett's Earn & Learn youth employment internship in partnership with local businesses and organizations, are open until March 24, 2017.

 

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!

Mayor's Design Awards 

Mayor’s Design Awards

The City of Milwaukee is accepting nominations for the 20th Annual Mayor’s Design Awards. The Mayor’s Design Awards recognize design excellence throughout Milwaukee. 

Submissions are welcome on or before March 31.

 

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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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

Business Improvement District Board No. 5

03-28-20178:00 AM633 West Wisconsin Avenue, First Floor Conference Room

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

03-28-20179:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

Open House for South 27th Street Strategic Action Plan

03-28-20176:00 PM  - 7:30 PMJB’s on 41, 4040 S. 27th Street

Business Improvement District Board No. 28

04-01-201710:00 AM2331 N. 39th Street, New Covenant Housing

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

04-06-20171:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

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

04-12-20176:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library - Community Room, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

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

04-13-201710:00 AM  - 11:00 AMMartin Luther King Jr. Library, 310 W Locust St.

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

04-18-20179:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

04-19-20176:00 PM  - 7:30 PMWashington Park Library (Community Room), 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

04-26-20171:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

05-09-20179:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

05-17-20171:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

05-17-20176:00 PM  - 7:30 PMZablocki Library (Community Room), 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

05-31-20179:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

06-07-20171:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

06-19-20176:00 PM  - 7:30 PMBay View Library (Community Room), 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

06-20-20179:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

06-28-20171:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

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

COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

07-19-20171:30 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

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

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

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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