Milwaukee is one of very few cities in the country to demolish a freeway to connect neighborhoods and open valuable land for development. The land was once the Park East Freeway, a mile-long spur that was built as part of a larger plan to encircle the downtown business district with expressways.
After demolition of the elevated freeway spur in 1999, it was replaced with an at-grade, six-lane boulevard – McKinley Boulevard — that is fully connected with the existing and newly re-created street grid. The Park East Corridor consists of over 60 acres, 24 of which are prime sites for redevelopment. The properties are located within Milwaukee's downtown, in close proximity to the Milwaukee River. Milwaukee County owns 16 acres and is currently selling their properties through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
Interested in Park East development?
or call Lori Lutzka at 414-286-5846