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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.

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:

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. 

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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!

Join us for BID-NID Week 

Join us for BID-NID Week!

The week will celebrate the Business(BID) and Neighborhood(NID) Improvement Districts, with various activities that will highlight the work of the organizations, encourage people to explore and experience these Milwaukee neighborhoods firsthand, and bring awareness of the added value they bring to the City."

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.

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.

Housing Help Web tool. One click to resources. 

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

Real Estate
809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202 

(414) 286-5730

Email offers to:
Commercial Properties (414) 286-5736 
Matt Haessly

Vacant Lots (414) 286-5762
Yves LaPierre

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City of Milwaukee Department of City Development Commissioner Rocky Marcoux  


Rocky Marcoux


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

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Public service for downtown streetcar The Hop begins Page

Public service for downtown streetcar The Hop begins

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

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

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.

Good City Brewing to buy Century City building Page

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.

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