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What Can You Do With a Vacant Lot?

 

If you buy or lease a vacant lot from the City of Milwaukee, here’s what you can do.

 

Expand Your Yard: Make it Bigger and Better
$1 Vacant Side Lot

 

 

Start a Community Garden

     

 

Create a Play Area for Children

 

 

Create Gathering Space for Neighbors

     

 

Create a New Green Space or Small Park

 

 

Build Something: A House, A Shed, or A Structure

     

 

Do an "Infill" Project: Residential or Commercial

 

 

Add Value to an Existing Use

     

 

Start an Outdoor Market in a Commercial District

   

 

To get more information on these topics, call or go to:

Map Milwaukee (find available properties)

City Real Estate
414.286.5762 or 414.286.5739

City of Milwaukee Permit Center
414.286.8211

Neighborhood Improvement Development Corp.
414.286.5608

Milwaukee Urban Gardens/Groundwork Milwaukee
414.763.9947

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Contact Us

Real Estate
809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Yves LaPierre
(414) 286-5762
ylapie@milwaukee.gov



Vacant Lot Challenge
Vibrant public spaces connect us to our community and to each other. Submit your best ideas for creating, improving and activating a vacant lot and you could win a $10,000 reimbursable grant. Applications due by Aug. 14.


 

Handbook offers ideas for creative use of vacant land


With the help of many dedicated citizens and professionals, the Department of City Development has put together this handbook of creative reuse strategies for city-owned vacant land in Milwaukee. This handbook provides a number of practical ideas to residents and community groups interested in turning city-owned vacant lots into community assets that add value to neighborhoods, strengthen bonds between neighbors and make the city a better place to live.

Read the City of Milwaukee Vacant Lot Handbook

 


 

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