A tax-delinquent brownfield at 3613 N. Palmer will soon be the home of a 52,900 square foot addition to Medovations, a multi-national manufacturer of medical products.
Progress in the redevelopment of the Park East Corridor continues this week with the beginning excavation on the future site of a 5-story Aloft Hotel, located along the Milwaukee River and just north of East Juneau Ave.
Read about the new businesses and revitalization work in six Main Street Milwaukee Districts in the latest program newsletter.
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) recognized the City of Milwaukee and its Redevelopment Authority with an Excellence in Economic Development Award for its achievement in redeveloping Wisconsin’s largest eyesore: the Menomonee Valley.
Mayor Barrett said the City will expand investments in small businesses and development projects in low-income neighborhoods, thanks to the $50 million in New Markets Tax Credits allocated today to the Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation.
The City of Milwaukee and North Avenue Community Development Corporation announced a proposed ‘Avenue Project’ to expand affordable housing options in the Metcalfe Park/Washington Park neighborhood and add mixed-use development along West North Avenue in the Gateway Main Street District.
An article updating the public on the city’s efforts to redevelop the former Tower Automotive site in the 30th Street Industrial Corridor. JSOnline
Sixteen new neighborhood signs mark 3 years of work by residents and partners to improve the area near Harley-Davidson’s headquarters.
The City of Milwaukee has been working with WasteCap Wisconsin and local contractors to recycle more building materials from construction and demolition projects.
Mayor Barrett and the Milwaukee Bucks announced a new partnership to increase business participation in the Earn & Learn Summer Youth Jobs Program.
Mayor Barrett and Alderman James Witkowiak led a ceremony to dedicate a new public sculpture in the Lincoln Village Main Street District, celebrating the transformation of a traffic hazard into a neighborhood ‘plus.’
Mayor Barrett led a ceremony to mark the transformation of a challenging 17-acre former metal foundry on 38th & Mitchell into the thriving Stadium Business Park. Read Sept 25 JSOnline article about the grand opening
Construction began on Charter Wire’s new $20 million production facility in the city’s Menomonee Valley Industrial Center, east of Miller Park. Mayor Barrett led the Valley Industrial Center’s 6th groundbreaking, marking the continued growth of businesses on this western end of the Menomonee Valley. The Valley Industrial Center is the home of 723 jobs and counting, once construction of all six projects is completed.
A comprehensive development plan for the southeast side of the City of Milwaukee is drafted and will be presented at an open house on Thursday, September 18th 4-7 p.m. at The Loft at Hide House, 2625 S Greeley Street. The plan can also be viewed by visiting the Department of City Development website: www.mkedcd.org/planning/plans/Southeast. pdf Read Sept 17 JSOnline article about the plan and open house
Silver City Main Street District is bringing the East to West National Avenue again this year with the return of its Asian Festival on Sept. 20th, 2008 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The annual Milwaukee festival to celebrate the city’s Asian cultural heritage takes place on National Avenue from 31st Street to Miller Park Way.
The City of Milwaukee continues to work with local, state and federal partners on a long-range initiative to bring more properties in the 30th Street Industrial Corridor back into use to grow businesses and attract jobs to the area. Rocky Marcoux, Commissioner, Dept. of City Development, Summer
Mayor announces the Milwaukee Foreclosure Partnership Initiative
Mayor Barrett announced the kickoff of the Milwaukee Foreclosure Partnership Initiative, a formal effort to address foreclosures in the City. Barrett started the action-oriented, public-private partnership to formalize efforts that began two years ago when Milwaukee started to see an increase in foreclosures as a result of the national mortgage crisis. pdf
Great cities don’t just happen. They require planning, forethought and an insistence on good design. Buildings like the Milwaukee Art Museum and the new Harley Davidson Museum are benchmarks for architectural excellence, but every bit of our city is important — every street, every park, every building. JSOnline
The 173 Earn & Learn teens who worked in city internships this summer wrapped up their final day on the job by participating in an open dialogue session with Mayor Barrett.
The ongoing work of the City of Milwaukee’s Brownfields Team to assess and remediate contaminated properties was recently given a $1.3 million boost by the U.S. EPA. pdf
The Milwaukee New Home Catalogue offers free pre-approved house designs with the purchase of a vacant lot. JSOnline
1,500 gain experience through Earn & Learn.JSOnline
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Governor Jim Doyle celebrated the opening of the first new building of Direct Supply’s $85 million expansion project today in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Milwaukee area non-profit organizations and faith-based agencies are putting 1,000 teens to work as part of the City of Milwaukee’s Earn & Learn program. A total of 1,500 teens are working this summer through program in city internships, private sector jobs or in positions with 73 community-based agencies
A vacant, unbuildable lot is today an attractive pocket park thanks to a 3-year public-private partnership in the Harley-Davidson neighborhood.
Mayor Barrett recognized 27 projects with a ‘Mayor’s Design Award’ during a ceremony at the UW-M School of Architecture and Urban Planning. pdf Design Awards website
Mayor Barrett announced the Main Street Milwaukee program will expand this year due to its successes in attracting new businesses, leveraging private investment and improving properties along four of Milwaukee’s neighborhood main streets. pdf
Come home to Milwaukee! You are invited to join the City of Milwaukee as it showcases four new high quality single family developments in collaboration with the Metropolitan Builders Association Spring Tour of Homes. In the past three years, more than 600 new single family homes have been built in Milwaukee – with more on the way. Now, there are four new “city-subdivisions” ready for you to build your dream home. pdf
Mayor Barrett announced that Charter Wire, a division of Charter Manufacturing of Mequon, will purchase land in the Menomonee Valley for a new production facility. pdf Listen to a WUWM interview with Charter General Manager John Mellowes.
Milwaukee is an emerging tech city and ranked fifth in growth of important patents, according to a recent study. This rank could boost the area’s ability to attract both federal and private investment in the tech sector. JSOnline
Mayor Barrett and DCD announced two additional workshops for the public to brainstorm and plan for future development in Near South Side neighborhoods. The workshops are part of the Near South Side Area Plan, one of 13 comprehensive area plans underway. pdf
Milwaukee’s housing developments on the northside are bucking the national trend, as demand continues for new housing. JSOnline
Mayor Tom Barrett and Alderman Michael D’Amato led a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate completion of the first building to rise in the Park East corridor on lands sold by local government.
Milwaukee’s 30th Street Industrial Corridor will be the city’s next major redevelopment project. Using the experience gained in the ongoing redevelopment of the Menomonee River Valley, city officials want to spur manufacturing, light industrial, commercial and residential redevelopment in the corridor. Small Business Times
Mayor Barrett invited the public to submit nominations for the 11th annual Mayor’s Design Awards. The awards are presented in recognition of exceptional spaces and places that make Milwaukee a lively, engaging city. pdf