Historic Third Ward Broadway Streetscape Extension Nears Completion
In 1992 the first portion of the Historic Third Ward’s streetscaping plans were completed. That $3.5 million project included the mid-block parks on Broadway, Catalano Square, 285 pedestrian light poles, and two arches that designate the gateways to the Historic Third Ward. But this was just that start of the redevelopment of the Historic Third Ward, and at the time the project didn’t complete the streetscaping of Broadway between St. Paul Ave. and Buffalo St., in part because of the operation of a wholesale food producer operating on Broadway.
Today, the gap of streetscaping between St. Paul Ave. and Buffalo St. on Broadway, as per the Historic Third Ward’s Neighborhood Plan, is being completed. The design will finally tie the street together as one place with a unified design all the way from Catalano Square to the Milwaukee Public Market. Additionally, the design will slow traffic as it has along the rest of Broadway, and create a more inviting pedestrian environment furthering retail business development in the Historic Third Ward.