Downtown Area Plan
Plan Update Underway:
Connec+ing MKE - Downtown Plan 2040
Since the 2010 adoption of the Downtown Area Plan, a significant amount of investment has occurred in Downtown Milwaukee and many of the recommendations and catalytic projects called for in the plan have been implemented or are underway. The area plan is now in need of a strategic update to guide land use decisions, redevelopment of key sites and improvements to streets and public spaces over the next 10-20 years.
On March 2, 2021, the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee adopted File No. 201357 directing DCD to prepare a strategic update to the Downtown Area Plan. DCD has partnered with the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID21) to co-lead the planning effort. The updated area plan will be released in 2023. To receive information about the plan update and opportunities to participate in the process, please sign up for E-Notify and select the Downtown Plan category.