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Street Car at the Public MarketDCD Planning Awarded Transit Oriented Development Planning Grant

The Federal Transit Administration announced in October that the City of Milwaukee was one of sixteen recipients nationwide selected to receive a competitive planning grant through the FTA’s Pilot Program for Transit Oriented Development Planning Grant Program.

This grant 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.   TOD generally seeks to include a mixture of housing, office, retail and other amenities integrated into a walkable neighborhood located within one half mile of quality public transportation.   More information about TOD, and how it can be used to provide better access to jobs, housing, and opportunity for people of all ages and incomes is available here.

The King Drive BID and Harbor District, Inc. were partners in the grant application and will assist the City during the planning process.  The grant amount is $750,000 which will be used to hire a consultant team to complete this planning work.

While the project is geographically focused on the proposed King Drive and Walker's Point Streetcar extension routes, some of the main deliverables of the project can also be used to help guide development along all of the City's major transit corridors, whether Streetcar, future Bus Rapid Transit, or existing bus routes.