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Client

City of Milwaukee

Description

The Ecological Planning Assistance Plan facilitated stakeholder engagement to evaluate neighborhood assets and opportunities in order to guide new development strategies.

Location

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Project Highlights

  • Stormwater park / water quality basin with walking paths, natural & formal landscaping & seating areas
  • Districts & corridors plan

As part of the state’s comprehensive land use planning requirement, the City of Milwaukee engaged in a multi- year effort to prepare thirteen neighborhood plans and a unified policy framework for creating a sound and sustainable future for the City. The Department of City Development selected ECT to develop the Milwaukee Citywide Policy Plan. The policy plan established values and charts trajectories for continued improvements that would maximize the environmental, economic and social character of the City.

ECT worked with the City of Milwaukee on a two-phase plan to study and develop strategies for managing stormwater in the densely developed 450-acre 30th street corridor. Project goals included surface stormwater management, water quality improvements, and corridor beautification to attract new businesses and foster job creation. The first phase included an examination of current stormwater management policies in Milwaukee and other cities, with recommendations for future modifications. The second phase examined the potential of incorporating green infrastructure practices into existing redevelopment plans. ECT identified and developed several options through preliminary engineering, cost estimating, and stormwater modeling, and then analyzed the results.

ECT worked with the City of Milwaukee to develop a comprehensive land use plan for the Near Northside Area as part of the greater Citywide Policy Plan. ECT facilitated stakeholder engagement to evaluate neighborhood assets and opportunities in order to guide new development strategies.