Milwaukee

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A Look at Milwaukee’s Proposed Zoning Reform

The proposed changes would permit more flexible housing development while limiting changes in historic neighborhoods and on smaller streets.

May 10, 2024 - Urban Milwaukee

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Milwaukee Residents Challenge Freeway Expansion

Residents are voicing opposition to a planned expansion of Interstate 94, arguing that the project would eliminate the limited green space in the neighborhood.

March 28, 2024 - Spectrum News 1

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Milwaukee Considers Zoning Reform

The city is looking for ways to boost housing production, anticipating a growing population.

March 17, 2024 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Milwaukee Plans Dozens of Traffic Calming, Bike Projects

The city will install new bike lanes and additional traffic calming measures throughout 2024.

February 5, 2024 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Milwaukee Bike Share More Popular Than Ever

The city’s Bublr Bikes provided over 100,000 rides in 2023 so far.

November 22, 2023 - Spectrum News 1

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A Look at Milwaukee’s Zoning Reform Proposal

The ‘Growing MKE’ plan calls for allowing ADUs, reducing barriers to new construction, and expanding the types of housing available in the city’s residential areas.

November 8, 2023 - Urban Milwaukee

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A Look at Milwaukee’s Vision Zero Efforts

The city is making slow but steady progress on reducing traffic deaths. Some advocates say changes aren’t being implemented fast enough to save lives.

October 17, 2023 - WUWM (Milwaukee Public Radio)

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Plan to Potentially Remove Downtown Milwaukee’s Interstate Faces Public Scrutiny

The public is weighing in on a suite of options for repairing, replacing, or removing Interstate 794 in downtown Milwaukee.

August 27, 2023 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Milwaukee BRT Proves Popular With Riders

The newly opened line is already reaching pre-pandemic ridership levels.

June 22, 2023 - Urban Milwaukee

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Milwaukee’s First BRT Line Celebrates Grand Opening

The nine-mile route covers the city’s busiest east-west corridor and will offer free rides through the summer.

June 5, 2023 - Urban Milwaukee

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Proposal Focuses on Downtown Milwaukee Revitalization

A city plan calls for reimagining an elevated freeway that cuts through downtown communities and redeveloping public properties.

April 28, 2023 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Milwaukee Sets Sights on a Million Residents

Zoning reform will be key to the Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson’s vision to almost double the city’s population.

February 27, 2023 - Wisconsin Public Radio

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‘Predatory’ Buyers Targeting Milwaukee’s Black Neighborhoods

Out-of-state investors now own almost a quarter of rental housing in majority Black wards, new research finds.

February 7, 2023 - Urban Milwaukee

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Harley Davidson Includes Community Park in Headquarters Revamp

Milwaukee is about to get a major community space upgrade thanks to one of its most recognizable hometown brands.

January 12, 2023 - Urban Milwaukee

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Wisconsin To Expand Interstate 94 in Milwaukee

The state’s department of transportation is moving forward with a proposal that will expand the freeway to eight lanes, rejecting a ‘Fix at Six’ plan that would have kept the existing six lanes.

November 14, 2022 - Urban Milwaukee

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Milwaukee To Hire Vision Zero Czar

The mayor’s office has created a new position responsible for leading the charge on the city’s efforts to eliminate roadway deaths.

November 11, 2022 - Urban Milwaukee

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Milwaukee Transit to See More Service Cuts

With a projected budget gap of $20 million by 2025 and ridership declining, the city’s transit agency plans to make cuts and adjustments to service.

October 16, 2022 - Urban Milwaukee

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Milwaukee Selects Developers to Rehab Vacant Homes

A record 66 developers applied to refurbish 150 vacant, city-owned homes.

September 14, 2022 - Urban Milwaukee

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Sports Stadiums Bring Few Economic Benefits

While their developers often tout jobs and local economic development as benefits of major stadium projects, research shows these venues often make little impact on local economies.

August 11, 2022 - Urban Milwaukee

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Report: Milwaukee Racial Homeownership Gap Increasing

The inequality in the city’s housing market is growing at a rate surpassing other peer cities.

August 1, 2022 - Wisconsin Policy Forum

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