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November 2022

City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 to Host Third Meeting for Downtown Area Plan Update

November 28, 2022

The City of Milwaukee’s Department of City Development (DCD) and Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 have announced their third in a series of four public meetings for the new Downtown Area Plan, “Connec+ing MKE: Downtown Plan 2040.” The open house-style format will be held at 3rd Street Market Hall, 275 W. Wisconsin Ave., on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Milwaukee residents are encouraged to attend and voice their vision for the future of downtown Milwaukee.

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Design Plans Unveiled for Harbor District Riverwalk Project

November 4, 2022

As economic development and progress continues to spur throughout the Harbor District, the Department of City Development (DCD) is unveiling the proposed design renderings for the Riverwalk extension planned for this growing neighborhood. 

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October 2022

Development Team Selected for Freshwater Plaza Lot 4 RFP

October 26, 2022

The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee (RACM) has selected Rule Enterprises, LLC for the development of the parcel at 200 East Greenfield Avenue, Lot 4 at Freshwater Plaza in the Harbor District. A Request for Proposal was issued in May of 2022. The full development proposal will be considered by the Milwaukee Common Council at upcoming committee hearings.

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City Launches Water Centric City Interactive Walking Tour

October 18, 2022

The City of Milwaukee launched the Water Current Tour, a self-guided walking tour that draws visitors from Downtown and the Historic Third Ward to locations throughout Walker’s Point, along the Water Technology District, and into the Harbor District. The tour is part of Milwaukee’s Water Centric City Initiative, which showcases the city’s global leadership in managing its natural water resources in a sustainable and resilient way. 

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September 2022

Mayor Cavalier Johnson Praises $3.2 Million from U.S. Department of Commerce to Spur Business Growth in Milwaukee

September 14, 2022

Mayor Cavalier Johnson is praising the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) for awarding a $3.2 million grant to the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee to build infrastructure and develop the Kneeland Properties site in the Menomonee Valley.

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Development Teams Announced for Homes MKE Initiative

September 12, 2022

The Department of City Development is announcing the development teams selected to participate in the Homes MKE initiative.

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August 2022

Progress is Underway on Improving and Expanding Milwaukee’s Riverwalk System

August 17, 2022

The Department of City Development is continuing efforts to improve and expand Milwaukee’s Riverwalk system that represents more than three miles of pedestrian access along the Milwaukee and Kinnickinnic Rivers.

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July 2022

City’s Public Artist in Residence Pilot Program to Help Address Reckless Driving in Milwaukee

July 19, 2022

New City of Milwaukee effort will foster collaboration between local artists and City government to address civic challenges and deploy creative solutions.

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June 2022

Healing Spaces Initiative to Host Visioning Sessions for 2022 Neighborhood Improvement Projects

June 16, 2022

City of Milwaukee program helps eliminate blighted spaces, improve public safety, and create new gathering spaces.

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Mayor Johnson, Milwaukee Arts Board Honors 2022 Artists of the Year and Friends of the Arts Awardees, Grant Recipients

June 15, 2022

Mayor Cavalier Johnson and the City of Milwaukee Arts Board (MAB) honored the 2022 Mildred L. Harpole Artists of the Year, 2022 Friends of the Arts, and sustaining grant award recipients.

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May 2022

Spike Brewing to Build $9 Million Manufacturing Facility in Estabrook Park Neighborhood

May 25, 2022

Spike Brewing, a local brewing equipment manufacturer, is announcing plans to construct a $9 million, 73,000 square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on a City-owned vacant lot in the Estabrook Park neighborhood.

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Milwaukee to Celebrate Independence Day in 2022

May 19, 2022

The City of Milwaukee's Fourth of July festivities are scheduled for Monday, July 4, 2022. A tradition dating back to 1911, Milwaukee has long celebrated the Fourth of July with community events around the city.

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25th Annual Mayor’s Design Awards Recipients Announced

May 12, 2022

Mayor Cavalier Johnson is announcing the recipients of the 2022 Mayor’s Design Awards. Now in its 25th year, the Mayor’s Design Awards recognize design excellence throughout the City of Milwaukee.

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April 2022

City of Milwaukee Seeking Developer Proposals for Homes MKE Initiative

April 29, 2022

The Department of City Development (DCD) is seeking proposals from developers to participate in the Homes MKE initiative. 

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Milwaukee Arts Board Announces 2022 Artists of the Year, Friends of the Arts Award Honorees

April 27, 2022

The City of Milwaukee Arts Board is announcing the 2022 Mildred L. Harpole Artists of the Year and 2022 Friends of the Arts award recipients. 

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March 2022

Healing Spaces Initiative begins planning process for 2022

March 24, 2022

City of Milwaukee program helps eliminate blighted spaces, improve public safety, and create new gathering spaces.

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February 2022

City of Milwaukee opens applications for Summer Youth Internship Program

February 14, 2022

Applications are now being accepted for the City of Milwaukee’s Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP) that provides local youth with employment and life skills, and helps them meet educational, job readiness, and career exploration goals. 

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January 2022

Nominations Sought for 25th Annual Mayor’s Design Awards: Milwaukee Buildings, Improvements, and Spaces Will Be Honored

January 10, 2022

The City of Milwaukee’s Department of City Development (DCD) is accepting nominations for the 25th Annual Mayor’s Design Awards which will recognize design excellence and notable Milwaukee development projects.

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Milwaukee Arts Board Announces 2022 Application Cycle for Public Art Conservation Fund

January 13, 2022

The Milwaukee Arts Board (MAB) is announcing that the application cycle is open for its Public Art Conservation Fund. This grant program provides funding for non-profit organizations to administer public art conservation efforts throughout Milwaukee.

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