Third Ward Area Plan

Third Ward Area Plan

The Third Ward Area Plan was adopted by the Common Council on May 20th, 2005 and amended on July 12th, 2006.

Read the plan     PDF Files
Read the executive summary

Read by chapter:
   Planning process 
   Land use policies
   Districts and corridors
   Catalytic projects


Area Plan Resources

Third Ward Design Guidelines

Downtown Area Plan

Visit the Riverwalk


Part Old Milwaukee, part young creative class, part main street hominess, and part downtown pizzazz, the Third Ward is widely regarded as one of Milwaukee’s most dynamic and interesting neighborhoods and real estate markets. Its district of well preserved, large historic buildings, festival grounds, art galleries, theatre groups, eating and drinking establishments, and special events make it a unique attraction in the Milwaukee metro area. In addition, the Third Ward’s adjacency to Downtown, the Milwaukee Riverwalk and Lakeshore State Park make it a high profile business, residential, and recreation location for those seeking urban quality and natural amenities.


Area plan maps
Click each image to view pdf map
Boundary map Street map Aerial


Plan partners:
The following organizations partnered with the City in the preparation of the plan:

30th Street Industrial Corridor ICC
Historic Third Ward Association

District # 2

Third Ward
Review Board


Area Common Council Members

District 4: Ald. Robert J. Bauman



Contact Us

Tanya Fonseca, Long Range Planning Manager


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