Building a Stronger Milwaukee

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 are OPEN

The Department of City Development and NIDC are open. If you need assistance, you can also call the numbers below.  Please 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 on this webpage.

We wish you and your family good health and strong spirits.

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 abiertos. Si necesita asistencia, también puede comunicarse a los números de teléfono provistos abajo. Por favor, 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 esta página.

Le deseamos a usted y a su familia salud y fortaleza.

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. 

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About Us

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.

City Real Estate

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. 

Plans & Studies

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.

Housing Resources

The City of Milwaukee offers a variety of resources and incentive programs to help current homeowners, home buyers, investors and non-profit organizations.

Opportunity Zones

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. 

Commissioner Lafayette L. Crump 

Lafayette L. Crump, Commissioner 


 809 North Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202 




Featured News

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Fond du Lac and North Area Plan Diagram

Comprehensive plan in the works for neighborhoods surrounding Fond du Lac and North Avenues

The City of Milwaukee Department of City Development along with Alderman Russell Stamper, II and our community partners at the Dominican Center, Metcalfe Park Community Bridges, and Walnut Way are in the process of developing a new comprehensive plan for the neighborhoods surrounding Fond du Lac and North Avenues. The new plan will build on recent local planning efforts to guide development in the area for the next 10-15 years. The plan is expected to be completed in early 2021.

Corridor within the Corredor Project

Tax Incremental Financing recently approved for the Community Within the Corridor Project

This catalytic project in the 30th Street Industrial Corridor includes the adaptive reuse of a series of vacant industrial buildings located at 32nd and Center Street and represents a $59 million investment. It will result in the creation of 197 housing units, and a significant amount of community and recreational space for residents and the surrounding neighborhood. This includes a small grocery store, daycare center, laundromat and organizations that support youth, education, entrepreneurship and business startups. The project will also incorporate a basketball court, health club, skate park, futsal court and business incubator. Construction is anticipated to begin in October, with completion scheduled for the first quarter of 2022. The project development team includes local developer Que El Amin and Roers Development out of Minnesota.

Local Businesses Receive Grants through Milwaukee Business Restart Grant Program

The City of Milwaukee’s Restart grants provides financial support for local small businesses impacted by COVID-19 to adapt to the new challenges of the current pandemic. Qualified businesses are receiving up to $15,000 for physical adaptations to their facilities, the purchase of personal protective equipment for the safety of employees, and restocking perishable inventory.

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