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Infographic shows record sales of tax foreclosed properties in 2015

Record sales of tax foreclosed properties in 2015

DCD Real Estate significantly exceeded the goal for selling tax foreclosed properties in 2015. During the Great Recession the City of Milwaukee acquired thousands of properties due to tax foreclosure. “We started seeing a major uptick in 2009, and 2012 was the year in which we acquired the largest number of properties (about 900),” said deputy city development commissioner Martha Brown.


A homeowner on North 14th Street bought the vacant lot next to her home and made major landscaping i

Lots of Lots

DCD’s Real Estate section went above and beyond its goal to reduce the city’s vacant lot inventory in 2015. The goal of 100 sales was reached mid-year and sales continued at a breakneck pace for a final number of 244. Each lot sold will now generate tax revenue of $70-150 per year and eliminate an average of $320 in annual maintenance costs.


Home in Merrill Park TID

Two new TINs launched

Two new neighborhoods were named Targeted Investment Neighborhoods (TINs) at the onset of 2016. The Layton Boulevard and Lighthouse neighborhoods were selected from a pool of applicants to be designated as TIN areas, where housing rehabilitation resources are available under the HOME Rehabilitation and Rental Rehabilitation programs over a three-year period to support community improvement and quality of life initiatives led by residents and community-based organizations.


Mayor Barrett with the major partners, speaking at the public announcement of the PARC Initiative

Over $1 million committed to efforts to improve Near West Side

On April 14th, Mayor Tom Barrett joined representatives from Aurora Health Care, Harley-Davidson, Marquette University, Miller-Coors and the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation to announce the new Promoting Assets and Reducing Crime (PARC) Initiative on Milwaukee’s Near West Side.


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02-09-20169:00 AMCity Hall, 3rd Floor, Common Council Chambers

Milwaukee Arts Board Public Art Subcommittee

02-09-20163:00 PMCity Hall, Room 303

Milwaukee Arts Board

02-09-20164:00 PMCity Hall, Room 303

Bronzeville Advisory Committee

02-10-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 303

Capital Improvements Committee- CANCELED

02-10-20169:00 AMCity Hall, Room 301-B

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

02-10-20166:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library (Community Room), 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

Business Improvement District Board No. 44

02-10-20166:00 PM2566 South Kinnickinnic Avenue, Bay View Library Conference Room

Business Improvement District Board No. 11

02-10-20166:00 PM1224 (LR) East Brady Street, BID Office

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

02-11-20169:30 AM  - 10:30 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.

Board of Zoning Appeals

02-11-20164:00 PMCity Hall, Room 301-A

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