Our 2009 Top Ten Lists
Christmas has come and gone, and 2008 has been another interesting year for urbanism in Milwaukee. It’s time to look forward to what we can hope for and plan on in 2009. We broke our thoughts down into three separate categories. The first chronicles the projects we think would genuinely promote urbanism in Milwaukee. The second are proposed projects that we would like to see break ground. The third and final list is of projects that we’ll almost certainly be following in Milwaukee this next year.
Top 10 Milwaukee Urbanist Wishes for 2009
- UWM Expands Engineering School in downtown Milwaukee.
- The RTA receives funding in the Governor’s budget and the KRM project moves forward.
- The Mayor’s streetcar plan is selected as the preferred alternative and the project moves forward.
- The proposed widening of I-94 is dropped by the DOT.
- The City of Milwaukee enters in to no water deals that would send water across the continental divide.
- The plans to replace the Hoan Bridge with a lower bridge that activates the land at the north and south ends of the bridge move forward.
- The City of Milwaukee moves aggressively to convert more one-way streets to two-way streets in Downtown Milwaukee.
- The City of Milwaukee makes additional bike lane improvements and enhancements, including “cycle tracks.”
- Milwaukee County finally moves forward and installs bike racks on buses.
- The City of Milwaukee utilizes market rate parking at meters throughout downtown Milwaukee.
- The Moderne
- The Catalyst
- Pleasant Street Market
- Bradley Center redevelopment
- The Gallun Tannery redevelopment
- Second Phase of The North End
- The Transera (Goll Mansion redevelopment)
- Second Phase of the Downer Avenue redevelopment
- Riverboat Landing Condos
- Second Phase of The Edge
Honorable Mention: Domus
Top 10 Development Projects We Will Likely Be Following in 2009
- Openings of numerous projects at The Brewery (former Pabst Brewery).
- Openings at the South Water Works (former Transpak buildings).
- Construction of the UWM Hometown site dormitory.
- Construction of the Aloft Hotel.
- Construction of St. Johns on the Lake.
- Completion of 1824 E Park Place.
- Construction of New Land Enterprises’ Kenilworth and Farwell apartment building.
- Expansion of Marquette Engineering School on the edge of downtown Milwaukee.
- Expansion of Cardinal Stritch into downtown Milwaukee (at The Brewery).
- Expansion of UWM Engineering School in Wauwatosa.