Dave Reid

S. 2nd Street Update and Happy Hour

By - Oct 4th, 2010 03:38 pm
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After years of working with the Department of Public Works, neighborhood residents, property owners, and business owners were able to convince the City of Milwaukee to redesign S. 2nd Street to fit the needs of the neighborhood.  To look beyond building freeways through our city, and instead to focus on people instead of cars, walkers instead of speeders, neighbors instead of commuters, and active businesses instead of boarded-up warehouses. The plan included ideas such as wider sidewalks, street trees, bike lanes, and the removing a lane of automobile traffic.

While construction has been on-going for several months now, the first stage of construction is complete and the second stage is underway.  The second stage includes the reconstruction of the eastern section of the roadway and sidewalk, and installing new grass, trees, and lighting.  Although the time during construction is difficult for local business, and is certainly an on-going struggle, the redesign was widely supported in the neighborhood.

Here at UrbanMilwaukee.com we’re happy to see these kind of quality of life, urban improvements moving along and want to do our part to help businesses through the construction. So please join us for our first UrbanMilwaukee.com S. 2nd Street Happy Hour.  We’ll be having it at Sabbatic on Friday, October 15th, 2010 starting at 5 pm.  Stop in for one before you head out for Gallery Night.

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5 thoughts on “S. 2nd Street Update and Happy Hour”

  1. Peter says:

    Dave, do you know if any of those power lines are going to be buried after this is all complete? It always bothers me when streets are redone and they leave the power lines above-ground. Call me picky.

  2. Dave Reid says:

    @ I don’t believe the power lines are being buried. I’ve wondered about this before, and the big cost/problem is where power comes into the buildings, so to do so this would be a big cost to the property owner. (that’s how I’ve had it explained to my why the lines aren’t buried).

  3. Peter says:

    Bummer, thanks for clearing that up though.

  4. Thanks for a fun happy hour Urban Milwakee – and for all your efforts to help make 2nd Street complete. Its more than halfway done- its gonna be a great winter biking season!

  5. Dave Reid says:

    @Juli It was great to see you… It’ll be great to see S. 2nd Street re-open.

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