The Harbor District Water and Land Use Plan was adopted by the Common Council on February 6, 2018. The plan was developed through a public/private partnership with Harbor District Inc. Additional information about planning and development in the Harbor District is available on the Harbor District Inc. website.
Engaging in a strategic redevelopment of the Harbor District that maximizes brownfield remediation and environmental reclamation was identified in the City of Milwaukee’s sustainability plan, ReFresh Milwaukee, as a “catalytic project.”
Harbor District Riverwalk Design Standards
On May 27, 2020, the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee adopted Design Standards for the Harbor District Riverwalk. These Design Standards are applicable to all properties located within the Harbor District Riverwalk Site Plan Review Overlay Zone (SPROZ).
View the Design Standards
Grand Trunk Wetland Restoration Project Update
The Grand Trunk Wetland (also known as the Bay View Wetland) is one of the last remnants of the Milwaukee Estuary's historical network of wetlands. Planning for the wetland restoration began as a result of recommendations included in the Southeast Side Area Plan which was completed in the 2008. Restoration of the wetland is also identified as a catalytic project in the Harbor District Water and Land Use Plan. Please visit the project website for more information and to follow the progress of the project.
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