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Harbor District Water and Land Use Plan

The Harbor District Water and Land Use Plan was adopted by the Common Council on February 6, 2018.  The plan was developed through a public/private partnership with Harbor District Inc.  Additional information about planning and development in the Harbor District is available on the Harbor District Inc. website.   Engaging in a strategic redevelopment of the Harbor District that maximizes brownfield remediation and environmental reclamation was identified in the City of Milwaukee’s sustainability plan, ReFresh Milwaukee, as a “catalytic project.”

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Read the plan      PDF Files
Read the executive summary (Resumen Ejecutivo en Espanol)

Read by chapter:

1. The Harbor District Today
2. The Planning Process
3. Opportunities for the Future
4. District-Wide Recommendations  
5. Sub-District and Corridor Recommendations
6. Catalytic Projects
7. Implementation

Harbor District Market Analysis
WaLUP Outreach Summary
Waterfront Innovations Design Charette Report



Grand Trunk Wetland Restoration Project Update

The Grand Trunk Wetland (also known as the Bay View Wetland) is one of the last remnants of the Milwaukee Estuary's historical network of wetlands. Planning for the wetland restoration began as a result of recommendations included in the Southeast Side Area Plan which was completed in the 2008.  Restoration of the wetland is also identified as a catalytic project in the Harbor District Water and Land Use Plan.  Please visit the project website for more information and to follow the progress of the project.   



Plan Amendments:

Equitable Growth Through Transit Oriented Development (2018)


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