Brownfield Redevelopment Successes
DCD began its involvement in land reuse long before the term "brownfield" was widely used. For many years, DCD has been overcoming suspected and actual contamination when such issues arise in day-to-day work on development projects.
Since 1990, Milwaukee has been actively involved in the redevelopment of at least 87 brownfield redevelopment projects. Successful redevelopment projects have included manufacturing, residential, retail, and commercial projects. The City of Milwaukee has invested over $21.7 million in the testing and clean-up of these properties.
To date, $766.1 million of redevelopment investment and 3,384 jobs have been created/retained as a result of these redevelopment projects. Approximately 25 of 87 redevelopment projects did not require active remediation.
Here are details on a few of our projects: