Welcome to the Department of City Development. We promote an atmosphere where jobs can be created, neighborhoods can flourish, tourism can be maximized, and families can realize their dreams.
DCD Offices closed
The Department of City Development and NIDC are closed. Employees are working from home and responding to email and phone calls. If you need assistance, please call the numbers below. Leave a message and a staff member will return your call.
- Real estate (City houses): 414-286-5730
- NIDC: 414-286-5608
- Commercial corridor team: 414-286-8201
- Other: 414-286-5800
- Updates will be listed on the DCD Facebook account and this web page.
We wish you and your family good health and strong spirits during this difficult time.
El Departamento de Desarrollo de la Ciudad (Department of City Development) y la Corporación para el Desarrollo de Mejoras al Vecindario (Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation o NIDC) están cerrados. Los empleados se encuentran laborando desde sus hogares y respondiendo a llamadas y correos electrónicos. Si necesita asistencia, por favor llame a los números de teléfono provistos abajo. Deje un mensaje y se le devolverá la llamada.
- Real Estate (Casas de la Ciudad): 414-286-5730
- NIDC: 414-286-5608
- Commercial Corridor: 414-286-8201
- Otro: 414-286-5800
Información actualizada será compartida en la página de Facebook del DCD, Milwaukee City Development, y en nuestra página de Internet: city.milwaukee.gov/dcd
Le deseamos a usted y a su familia salud y fortaleza durante este tiempo difícil.
Resources for small business
DCD has assembled a list of resources to assist small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. This list will be updated regularly.
The mission of the Department of City Development (DCD) is to improve the quality of life in Milwaukee by guiding and promoting development that creates jobs, builds wealth and strengthens the urban environment, and at the same time respects equity, economy and ecology.
The City of Milwaukee offers a variety of properties for sale, including fully rehabilitated homes, tax-foreclosed buildings, vacant lots, surplus municipal facilities and brownfield properties suitable for redevelopment.
The City prepares plans and studies which guide development in individual neighborhoods; these documents include neighborhood redevelopment and action plans.
The Department of City Development works with multiple partners to implement projects around the City of Milwaukee. Learn more about what projects we're currently working on.
The City of Milwaukee offers a variety of resources and incentive programs to help current homeowners, home buyers, investors and non-profit organizations.
The City of Milwaukee is ready to assist investors interested in Milwaukee Opportunity Zones. This federal program rewards investment in designated economically challenged communities by providing favorable treatment of the investor's capital gains taxes.