FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON APRIL 12th, 2005 MEDIA ADVISORY
Mayor Barrett to discuss future of Third Ward
Public invited to open house to view area plan
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will discuss the future of the Third Ward in a news conference Wednesday, April 13th at 5:15 p.m. at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago Street. The Mayor will be joined by Alderman Robert Baumann, City Planner Robert Greenstreet, Historic Third Ward Association President Einar Tangen and other members of the community.
Part Old Milwaukee, part young creative class, part main street hominess and part downtown pizzazz, the Third Ward is widely regarded as one of Milwaukee’s most dynamic and interesting neighborhoods and real estate markets. Mayor Barrett will describe some of the catalytic projects identified for the area.
The City of Milwaukee led a community effort to create a plan for the Third Ward area. Substantial new developments are emerging in the eastern and southern areas of the neighborhood, prompting the need to prepare an overall vision for the area. The Department of City Development is in the process of creating a citywide Comprehensive Plan which will recommend broad policy for the entire city and for twelve Area Plans which tailor specific recommendations to smaller geographic areas. The Third Ward Plan is one of the City's twelve Area Plans.
A public open house on the Third Ward’s final draft plan will be held Wednesday, April 13th at the Italian Community Center, 631 East Chicago Street. The planning team will be available for discussion. The open house begins at 4:00 pm and ends at 5:30 pm.