Affordable land and leasing costs, abundant fresh water, an educated workforce, low business costs and easy access to financing, technical assistance and efficient transportation have helped local businesses succeed and grow.
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The Near North Area Plan was adopted by the Common Council on December 22, 2009, and amended it on November 4, 2020 to include the Connecting the Corridor Strategic Action Plan.
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Land Use Policies
Districts and Corridors
Appendix A, Market Analysis
Appendix B, Villard Ave revitalization plan
The Near North Side covers a broad segment of Milwaukee, including the northern portion of the 30th Street Industrial Corridor, three Business Improvement Districts, the Milwaukee River and Lincoln Creek, a variety of housing options, several neighborhood parks and schools, and a number of active community organizations.
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The Milwaukee Region blends urban living with Midwest ambiance to create the ideal environment in which to make a living and live your life. Our career opportunities, low commute times, diverse neighborhoods, affordable housing, abundant recreational choices and excellent schools may amaze you at first – but you'll get used to them.
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