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Previous Plans and Studies


Menomonee Valley Comprehensive Plan 2.0 

Market Study, Engineering, and Land Use Plan for the Menomonee Valley

This is the initial plan for the Menomonee Valley which was published in 1998 and has successfully guided development in the Valley ever since.  The major priority recommendations in this plan have been achieved, including redevelopment of the Milwaukee Road Shops site, which is now the industrial park, and roadway reconstruction projects, such as the N 6th Street connection and the extension of W Canal Street.


Menomonee Valley Industrial Center Design Guidelines

Established by the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee in 2006, these are guidelines for the design of development in the Industrial Center on the former Milwaukee Road Shops site.  The document includes industrial zoning requirements. 


Near South Plan

The Near South Plan includes two areas adjacent to the Valley which will be included in this plan:  the industrial area along Pierce Street and the Reed Street Yards area.  Recommendations for Pierce Street can be found on page 77.  This plan designated Reed Street Yards as a catalytic project and recommendations can be found on pages 109 and 110.


 Reed Street Yards Development Incentive Zone

Reed Street Yards is an area adjacent to the Valley, across the canal, which will be included in the planning process.  It is planned as a Water Research and Technology Park, including the new home for the Water Council.  The are is an established Tax Incremental District and a Development Incentive Zone.


Downtown Plan

The Downtown Plan includes recommendations for the Station District which is adjacent to the Menomonee Valley across the Menomonee River.  Recommendations for the Station District can be found on pages 133-136.


30th Street Industrial Corridor Transformation and Economic Development Plan

This plan, published in 2011, for the 30th Street Industrial Corridor, includes an industrial market analysis which is applicable in all industrial areas across Milwaukee, including the Valley.  The market analysis can be found in Chapter 3 on pages 45-63. Review of 30th Street Plan and Applicability to the Menomonee Valley 2.0 Plan.


Milwaukee's Industrial Land Base Study

This is a study published in 2004 regarding the industrial land in the city including current and future demand for industrial space, a fiscal impact analysis, recommendations for preserving sites for industry and business, guidelines for evaluating requests to rezone industrial land, and conclusions and recommendations.


Milwaukee by Bike

This plan, written in 2010, includes policies and design guidelines for improving bike lanes across the City.  The Hank Aaron State Trail as well as many miles of bike lanes and bike paths run through the Valley.


I-94 East West Freeway Corridor Study

WisDOT is planning renovations along I-94 from N 25th Street west to N 70th Street.  These renovations will affect the Valley, particularly along W St. Paul Ave.


Near West Plan

The Near West Plan includes the area along Clybourn Street which is adjacent to the Valley.  Discussions of the area will be included in this planning effort.  This area is a light industrial corridor and recommendations can be found on page 61.


Additional Plans and Studies

Menomonee Valley Partners has compiled a list of many additional documents related to Valley redevelopment. 

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