Zoning Committee Approves 52-Unit Assisted Living Facility
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proposed the building of an 52-unit assisted living facility at 2195 W. State St. which will serve elderly low income individuals. This project faced some opposition at City Plan Commission and the same resident appeared before this committee. An additional neighbor spoke in opposition and both residents’ argument revolved around saving one tree and preserving “historic” green space. Alderman Bob Bauman
responding to this criticism by explaining that “frankly i thought this was a very positive development” and went on to make it very clear that the hill is not recognized as “historic”. It should also be pointed out that this green space is in private hands and that the current zoning regulations would stop the owner from removing the trees. Despite the neighbors’ complaints this resolution was approved and will go before the Common Council.
is another resolution of interest because it proposed a variety of changes to City of Milwaukee storm water management regulations. The overriding theme of this resolution was to discourage the construction of non-permeable surfaces. These non-permeable surfaces increase the water flow into the sewer system and increase water pollution by reducing rain water’s ability to enter the ground soil for natural filtration. This resolution encourages this reduction by allowing for narrower streets and reconfigured streets that include more permeable features. Additionally it updates parking requirements to encourage less non-permeable surfaces from being developed. This resolution was approved and will go before the Common Council.