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Harbor District Water and Land Use Plan

Harbor District Water and Land Use Plan

The Harbor District Water and Land Use Plan was adopted by the Common Council on February 6, 2018.

Read the plan   PDF Files
Read the executive summary (Resumen Ejecutivo en Español)

Read by chapter:
   The Harbor District Today
   The Planning Process
   Opportunities for the Future
   District-Wide Recommendations  
   Sub-District and Corridor Recommendations
   Catalytic Projects
   Harbor District Market Analysis
   WaLUP Outreach Summary
   Waterfront Innovations Design Charette Report

Plan Amendments

Equitable Growth Through Transit Oriented Development (2018)

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.   



Area Common Council Members

District 12: Ald. José G. Pérez

District 14: Ald. Marina Dimitrijevic


Contact Us

Tanya Fonseca, Long Range Planning Manager



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