The sale of the former AO Smith/Tower Automotive manufacturing complex to the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee has been completed.
The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee (RACM) has allocated $12 million worth of federal tax benefits to seven companies that renovated or constructed new facilities in the central city during 2009.
Mayor Tom Barrett joined officials of Legacy Redevelopment Corp. and Legacy Bank to kick off development of a new central city subdivision.
One of the state's most recognizable brownfield projects has won a prestigious national award for outstanding brownfields redevelopment.
Small businesses concerned about cutting costs are invited to attend free workshops December 2 and December 8, 2009. The two identical workshops will present a panel of experts discussing cost-saving strategies that assist companies to improve their bottom line with very little or no out-of-pocket expense.
The Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation has received an allocation of $25 million in New Markets Tax Credits from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.
The Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation has been awarded a $750,000 grant by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund.
East Newberry Boulevard, a 12-block boulevard that connects Riverside Park with Lake Park on Milwaukee’s east side, has been named one of the nation’s ten “Great Streets” by the American Planning Association (APA).
People in the market for a new home can learn how to purchase a foreclosed property at two free homeownership fairs sponsored by the City of Milwaukee, US Bank, Freddie Mac, and the Milwaukee Homeownership Consortium.
The City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity will work together for Woodlands Build Week in Milwaukee’s Woodlands neighborhood Aug. 11-15.
Mayor Barrett and the Department of City Development announced a workshop for the public to plan for future development in Southwest Side neighborhoods.
The City of Milwaukee will partner with The 30th Street Industrial Corridor Corporation (The Corridor), the North Avenue Community Development Corporation, and the Corporation for National Service to organize the ‘Corridor Community Clean-Up’ in the 30th Street Industrial Corridor.
Mayor Tom Barrett, Congresswoman Gwen Moore and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council encouraged anyone that is at risk of losing their home to foreclosure to attend the confidential Milwaukee Foreclosure Prevention Event on Aug. 6th.
The City of Milwaukee announced there is still time for neighborhood groups to apply for a ‘Community Improvement Project’ grant. The application deadline is extended to Aug. 31. The grants are eligible for Milwaukee neighborhoods located outside the Community Development Block Grant areas.
Mayor Barrett announced the City of Milwaukee is proposing to acquire 84 acres of the former Tower Automotive site for environmental clean-up and eventual redevelopment of the site to attract 700-1,000 additional jobs. The project will be similar in size and scope to the Menomonee Valley project.
Mayor Barrett announced the Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation, an arm of DCD, received a $20,000 grant from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation to support summer community improvement projects in Targeted Investment Neighborhoods.
This new permanent supportive housing property brings together city, county, state and federal entities to provide a solution for homeless adults in Milwaukee.
Mayor Tom Barrett and Congresswoman Gwendolyn Moore announced the City of Milwaukee’s Redevelopment Authority is set to receive $2 million in funds from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for assessment and clean-up of brownfields.
DCD announced a neighborhood meeting will be held in Bay View later this month to brief residents on a recommended ‘Net Zero Energy’ development proposal for the former Army Reserve site at 2372 S. Logan Ave.
Mayor Tom Barrett and Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invited the public to visit a new website that promotes opportunities for business development and homeownership in Bronzeville.
This Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article provides an update on the work to transform the former Pabst Brewery complex into a 21-acre development known as ‘The Brewery’. Progress continues despite the slowdown of other development projects. JSOnline
The Milwaukee metro area was the only large metro area to see an increase, rather than a migration, of jobs within its urban center, according to a Brookings Institute Study released yesterday.
The City of Milwaukee and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities are hosting a Milwaukee Green Roof Symposium on Wednesday, March 11th. This one-day workshop, with opening remarks offered by Mayor Tom Barrett, is expected to help educate and inspire the city’s elected officials, planners, businesses, and building and design professionals to harness the technology of green roofs and walls.
Mayor Barrett and the Common Council today invited neighborhood groups located outside the Community Development Block Grant areas to submit ideas to improve their block and apply for a ‘Community Improvement Project’ grant.
DCD issued a request for development proposals for a key corner in the Riverwest neighborhood at 821-33 East Locust Street. The l0,800 square foot vacant lot on the corner of Locust and Bremen Streets, is currently used as a community park and seasonal farmer’s market. The City of Milwaukee is seeking proposals that incorporate this community space within the site to continue the popular Riverwest tradition.
Mayor Barrett invited the public to submit nominations for the 12th annual Mayor’s Design Awards. The awards recognize exceptional buildings, spaces or other physical improvements that make Milwaukee a lively, engaging city.
The City is working with partners like Gorman & Company and the Northwest Side CDC to build a stronger Villard Avenue neighborhood. You can read about the proposed ‘grandfamily’ housing development as part of the Villard Square project. “It’s housing that builds ‘community’ and it supports the growth of the kids in the neighborhood – we’re looking for more opportunities to add housing developments that foster stronger support systems for families,” said Mayor Tom Barrett. JSOnline
Presentation by DCD Commissioner Rocky Marcoux, courtesy of BizTimes.com
DCD announced that seven development firms responded to a request for proposals for the former Army Reserve site in the Bay View neighborhood.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently approved the City of Milwaukee’s plan for utilizing its $9.2M allocation of Neighborhood Stabilization funds authorized under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.
The metro Milwaukee area moved up in rank from #18 to #16 this year as one of the top 20 areas for businesses.
The City of Milwaukee was awarded $9.2 million in federal funds to address the increase in the number of foreclosed properties locally.