District 4 — Alderman Robert Bauman
Magazine publishes Alderman Bauman’s article!
Take a moment to read Alderman Bauman’s article on The Hop (Milwaukee Streetcar) – Developing Rail Transit the Hard Way: The Long and Tortured History of Milwaukee’s Streetcar – published in the Summer 2022 edition of First & Fastest.
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NOTE: The article appears with permission and courtesy of First & Fastest and Shore Line Interurban Historical Society.
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DCD Homes for Sale
You can purchase a tax-foreclosed city-owned home from the City of Milwaukee, and now there’s now an informative step-by-step instructional video – introduced by DCD Real Estate – that explains how to purchase a city-owned home and how you can access related city resources.
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Ald. Bauman authored an ordinance that requires deconstruction of older homes which promotes job creation and sustainability.
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TransLoc Rider App
Get real-time streetcar location information by downloading the TransLoc Rider app!
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District 4 Photo Gallery
2018 New IMGS
Alderman Bauman visiting with residents at a Section 8 building, Brewery Point, located at 1244 North 9th Street, for a Black History Program on February 15, 2019.
Alderman Bauman hosts a neighborhood meeting with a feature on violence prevention at Milwaukee High School of the Arts on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Special Guests: MPD Captain Norman, MHD Commissioner Kowalik, and Office of Violence Prevention Director Moore.
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Alderman Bauman accepts an award from the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee for his work advancing housing efforts on July 11, 2018. He is pictured with Mayor Tom Barrett and HACM Executive Director Tony Perez.
The MKE Plays playground design was revealed at the Merrill Park neighborhood meeting on March 19, 2019. Learn more about the playground materials:
Resilient Rubber Surfacing: Poured-in-place (PIP) resilient rubber surfacing will be used for the ground surface. This product is poured in two layers – a 3" thick shock layer and a 1/2" thick wear layer. The wear layer can be cut out and patched as needed in high-use or vandalized areas.
Lighting: The lighting manufacturer is Performance in Lighting and the fixture is called Spillo. It is a simple, modern, LED fixture that is energy efficient. We're also considering a few different automated control systems that will allow us to control the lights remotely so we can turn on/off and dim as desired.
Wood: The wood being used is Robinia, or Black Locust. It is naturally rot/insect resistant and incredibly hard/dense, making it a great building material for parks. It is sustainably harvested in by the manufacturer and can be FSC-Certified. It is also cheaper than steel construction, has the same expected lifespan, and can be sanded to remove graffiti/vandalism.
Fencing: The fencing is a sleek black, vinyl-coated, chain-link design.
The groundbreaking for the renovation of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra building took place on Thursday, June 21, 2018. The building will be transformed into a new concert hall.
Learn more about File #181747, sponsored by Ald. Bauman and co-sponsored by Ald. Witkowski, which was approved by the Common Council on March 26, 2019 and proposes developing a reserve workforce to tackle snow and ice control for the Department of Public Works.
A Bublr Bike-racking ceremony took place at the grand opening of Trestle Park in the Historic Third Ward on August 2, 2018. Alderman Bauman, Mayor Barrett, and others took part in the ribbon cutting of the park followed by the bike-racking ceremony.
Foxconn Company Profile
The City of Milwaukee Legislative Reference Bureau completed an analysis in April 2018 on the Foxconn Company, with details about working conditions, environmental record, water usage, public transit, incentives and more, available here.
Tax Incremental Financing Explained
Citizens want to know what it is, how it works and whether it affects property taxes and public services. For a more detailed explanation click here.
STRONG Homes Loan Program
This program is for Milwaukee homeowners looking to tap into $1 million in partially-forgivable loans to fund essential home repairs. Owner-occupants can apply for loans of up to $20,000 to pay for emergency repairs, essential rehabilitation and code correction orders, with loan interest rates between zero and three percent. Eligible projects include roof replacement, replacement of failing porches and the repair or replacement of deteriorating siding or failing exterior paint.
Qualifying households must have an income at or below 120 percent of the area median ($84,360 for a family of four). 25 percent of the loan amount will be forgiven if the owner stays in the home for 10 years. Information and applications are available at milwaukee.gov/STRONGloan.
Historic Houses For Sale
The City of Milwaukee currently owns several historic homes and is offering them for sale to the right owner. If you love the scale, details and craftsmanship of an historic home and love to renovate, we may have the perfect house for you. As a bonus, many of the homes listed have had extensive exterior repairs such as new roofs, chimneys and siding. These repairs will make the remaining renovations manageable and the whole project more affordable.
Most of these properties may qualify for Wisconsin Historic Home Owner’s Tax Credits. Additional information is available from the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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