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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.


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Become a Home Owner. Forgivable Loans up to $20,000. Click for more information 

City Houses For Sale

The City offers a variety of homes for sale. Check out our listing of homes and get connected to housing resources available!

Build your new home in a premier subdivision. Click for more information 

Walnut Circle - Josey Heights - The Legacy Subdivision

Build your NEW HOME in one of the City’s premier subdivisions located in the heart of the City! Lots available for $1, along with a $10,000 forgivable second mortgage loan.

Commercial Buildings for sale. Click for more information 

Commercial Properties

Check out the current commercial listings for sale by the City of Milwaukee! From retail stores, mixed-use buildings, multi-family properties or industrial facilities for sale and renovation.

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Housing Help

Explore the Housing Help tool to find housing resources you can use if you're a homebuyer, homeowner or investor.  

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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. 

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Contact Us

809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 286-5800



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Phone: (414) 286-5800
Fax: (414) 286-5467

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Featured News

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Good City Brewing to buy Century City building

Good City Brewing to purchase the century City building from the City of Milwaukee. Good City Brewing plans to move office and warehouse operations to the Century City business park on Milwaukee’s northwest side and hopes to establish brewery operations there within two years.


Milwaukee picked by D.C. group for investment program impacting 30th Street Corridor

A team of Milwaukee leaders has been selected to run a capital reinvestment initiative impacting the 30th Street Industrial Corridor.


Public service for downtown streetcar The Hop begins

The Hop is now in service, ride for free during the first year and explore downtown!


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