Bay View Neighborhood Plan

The Bay View Neighborhood Plan


The City of Milwaukee’s Department of City of Development (DCD) is kicking off a neighborhood plan for Bay View to involve residents, business owners, and other stakeholders around a variety of important issues, including development and land use trends, housing affordability, historic preservation, neighborhood beautification, and local business support. The goal is to ensure Bay View continues to be a unique and desirable place to live, work, and play in Milwaukee.

Through this year-long process DCD will engage the community in a variety of important topics to:

  • Explore development scenarios on Kinnickinnic around building size and style
  • Identify desired use(s) for large sites, such as the Army reserve site
  • Explore ways to support local businesses and the commercial areas
  • Provide housing choices for a variety of incomes and family types
  • Improve the public realm and resiliency, including parks and streets
  • Determine interest and educate residents on historic preservation options

Get Involved!

There will be several opportunities to get involved and share your thoughts. Please visit the main project website to make sure you hear about upcoming meetings and other engagement activities, review past meeting presentations and materials. Click on the QR code or visit the project website to sign up for updates and learn more:

Third Community Meeting

South Shore Pavilion

Monday, July 25, 2022

5:00 – 7:00pm


If you weren’t able to attend the Third Community Meeting on July 25th in person, we still want your feedback! The meeting materials are now available on the project website ( to view, in addition to survey questions to provide feedback on the draft planning recommendations. We appreciate your assistance as we continue to develop and refine the recommendations to maintain and strengthen Bay View as a great place to live, work, and play within the city of Milwaukee.

DCD staff will also be hosting booths at Jazz on the Vine on July 28th and Chill on the Hill on August 2nd.  

The survey will be open through August 14, 2022.

Virtual Open House

Second Community Meeting

Virtual Public Meeting

Wednesday, February 23rd

6:00 – 7:30pm


The City of Milwaukee’s Department of City Development (DCD) is hosting a second public meeting to collaborate with Bay View residents, business owners, and stakeholders on land use and public investment in their neighborhood. At this meeting, you will:

  • Hear what we’ve learned through data gathering and community outreach
  • Explore opportunties to address housing needs
  • Brainstorm how future development should look and feel
  • Ensure Bay View remains a great place to live, work and play


Watch Recording of Presentation




First Community Meeting, September 23, 2021

DCD kicked off the study with a community-wide, virtual meeting on Thursday, September 23rd.  Residents learned about the study goals and important milestones, and shared thoughts about the strengths and opportunities facing Bay View.  This was the first of several community meetings. If you missed the meeting, you can watch a video of the introductory presentation. You can also provide input around the same set of questions that were asked at the community meeting by visiting the primary project website:


Watch Recording of Presentation


This study will be approximately a year-long, concluding by the end of 2022.

Bay View Neighborhood Plan Contacts

Monica Wauck Smith, Senior Planner


Tanya Fonseca, Long Range Planning Manager


[email protected]

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