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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.

 2015 Menomonee Valley Real Estate Showcase 

Exciting developments are underway in the Valley! You are invited to join the Menomonee Valley Partners for a real estate showcase highlighting opportunities in the Design Showroom District.  Come see the opportunities St. Paul Avenue offers on Tuesday, Oct., 20, 2015, 4:30-6:30 p.m.    See more

Lakefront Gateway Plaza Location

Excitement builds as grand visions for a Lakefront Gateway are revealed

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.

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Aerial view of Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley industrial area

Growing Prosperity: An Action Agenda for Economic Development

The Milwaukee Common Council approved a Department of City Development report recommending nearly four dozen actions to help Milwaukee build on its assets and respond to its challenges in order to fully reap the benefits of regional economic growth. “Growing Prosperity: An Action Agenda for Economic Development in the City of Milwaukee” was developed with input from more than 100 individuals and organizations over a year-long period.


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Harbor District gaining momentum

The City-led Harbor District initiative is gaining momentum with the recent announcement of a $200,000 planning grant to the Redevelopment Authority from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).


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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Two TINs launched with the new year

Two new neighborhoods have been designated as Targeted Investment Neighborhoods (TINs) at the onset of 2015. The Beerline and Old North Milwaukee 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 ongoing community improvement and quality of life initiatives that are led by residents and community-based organizations.


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(414) 286-5800


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