Michael Horne

Does Lakefront Still Lack a Vision?

Panelists at Discovery World conference debate plans and opportunities for Milwaukee's lakefront. A report with photos.

By - Oct 29th, 2013 01:32 pm

Panelists at Discovery World conference debate plans and opportunities for Milwaukee's lakefront. A report with photos. Back to the full article.

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4 thoughts on “Does Lakefront Still Lack a Vision?”

  1. Michael James says:

    The lakefront does lack vision. Milwaukee needs a downtown shopping street – every fun city has at least one (ouch Milwaukee). Maybe these projects could be incorporated into such a plan. I think the best place would be East Wisconsin Ave. Walking down E WI Ave on Google maps, it seems that every building could be modified to include retail storefronts. Instead of a park that few will ever use, NWM could build retail along WI Ave (open to the street of course). The Betty Brinn could be replaced with a new building to include it as well as retail… I don’t know how to attract a bunch of stores, but, it seems that hundreds of new residential units are under construction and (thousands?) more are on the way – on the East Side and in the 3rd Ward (if those renderings I see on various websites ever turn into actual buildings). So, that would probably help. There would even be plenty of parking – Michigan Ave could change its name to ‘Parking Structure Street’ to help people find the parking. If the new shopping street was a success, it may even reach all the way to the Grand Ave, giving it new life. Maybe part of Milwaukee should eliminate parking codes allowing for the density required for this sort of place to happen?

  2. Jeff says:

    I’m curious if any mention of the threatened lawsuit by Preserve Our Parks was made. People seem to assume that the Couture will happen, but should we be worried that it will die in the courts?

  3. Macey Stoss says:

    Wasn’t it Michael (rah-rah) Mervis who endorsed the boondoggle of a fish farm in Bay View? That mess is now being sold off by the City of Milwaukee.

  4. Hank says:

    milwaukee rules theres should be more places to see some blues shows though

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