The City of Milwaukee and Downtown Milwaukee, BID #21, Host Downtown Plan Update Meeting

ByShannon J. Cortes

Apr 20, 2022

The 2010 downtown Milwaukee plan included adding a fixed-rail streetcar system, revitalizing Wisconsin Avenue, and improving the Station Plaza/Milwaukee Intermodal Station area, among other projects. Over the past decade, more than $3.5 billion has been invested in completed private and public projects and more than $2.5 billion is currently under construction or expected to start soon.

The City of Milwaukee’s Department of Urban Development (DCD) and Downtown Milwaukee, BID #21 announced their second in a series of public meetings for the new downtown plan, “Connec+ing MKE – Downtown Plan 2040”. The open house-style format will be held at 3rd Street Market Hall, 275 W. Wisconsin Ave., on Wednesday, May 25 from 3-7 p.m. Milwaukee residents are encouraged to attend and voice their vision for the future of downtown Milwaukee.

“Shaping Milwaukee’s future can be a collaborative process, and we invite you to be part of it,” said Mayor Cavalier Johnson. “Now is the time to plan for Milwaukee’s growth and future. The Downtown Plan will establish priorities, strategies and approaches that will help determine what downtown Milwaukee will look like in the decades to come.

The meeting will be held as a community open house where residents will have the opportunity to learn about the transformative projects of the 2010 Regional Plan, engage with neighbors and provide valuable input into the planning process. Accessibility and connectivity to adjacent neighborhoods will be central to discussions on the updated plan. Public participation is an integral part of creating an equitable plan designed with everyone in mind.