Tree Planting on Vacant Lot
Crews under the direction of the City’s Department of Public Works planted over 70 trees on the lot at 47th Street and Lisbon Avenue on May 30th. Mayor Barrett, Alderman Stamper, and Alderman Murphy visited the site to talk about both the new trees and the future of the intersection of the Stadium Freeway and Lisbon Avenue. This is the first step in making this site an asset to the neighborhoods and is in response to what was recommended by residents at the past two public meetings.
The tree planting project is part of a larger Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant awarded to the City from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service that has already planted more than 600 trees on Milwaukee vacant lots.
Staff from the City of Milwaukee’s Department of City Development will have a table at Washington Park Wednesdays, a summer concert series at the beautiful Washington Park bandshell, on Wednesday, August 30th from 5:00pm until 8:30pm to discuss the draft recommendation for the WIS 175 Visioning Study with residents. Since Fall of 2016, the City has been working with area residents, businesses, local officials, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to develop long-term options for improving the confusing and difficult intersection where the Stadium Freeway ends at Lisbon Avenue. This will be very informal, so please come to this free, fun, and family-friendly event and stop by our table. Bring a friend or neighbor! You can preview the draft recommendation by viewing the draft document below.
A public hearing for the plan will be held at the October 31st, 2017 meeting of the Zoning, Neighborhoods, and Development Committee. That meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. in Room 301-B of City Hall.
Questions or comments about the plan should be directed to Monica Wauck Smith, City of Milwaukee – Department of City Development; 809 North Broadway, Milwaukee, WI or via email to MonicaWauck.Smith@Milwaukee.gov. Written comments should be submitted no later than October 16, 2017.
Public Meeting #2 (April 25, 2017)
On April 25th, the City held a public meeting to share more detailed images of potential design concepts and to get input on interim uses for the vacant lot between the on and off ramps at Lisbon Avenue. Please click on the link below to view the presentation.
Public Meeting #1 (November 29, 2016)
The study team developed four preliminary ideas of how the intersection might look and function differently. The purpose of these concepts is to spur discussion and illustrate a range of options for traffic movement, intersection design, pedestrian safety, and local street connections. During Fall 2016, the City had a survey to gather public opinion about what they wanted to see. For more information on the study and to view the materials shown at this meeting, please click on the links below.