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If you buy or lease a vacant lot from the City of Milwaukee, here’s what you can do.
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City Real Estate
414.286.5762 or 414.286.5739
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Neighborhood Improvement Development Corp.
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809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
With the help of many dedicated citizens and professionals, the Department of City Development has put together this handbook of creative reuse strategies for city-owned vacant land in Milwaukee. This handbook provides a number of practical ideas to residents and community groups interested in turning city-owned vacant lots into community assets that add value to neighborhoods, strengthen bonds between neighbors and make the city a better place to live.
Read the City of Milwaukee Vacant Lot Handbook
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