88Nine’s Tarik Moody Joining City Plan Commission
Moody will put his background in architecture to good use in new role.
But Moody’s qualifications don’t stop at his knowledge of Milwaukee neighborhoods. He was formally trained as an architect.
A 1996 graduate of Howard University, Moody practiced architecture for more than a decade in Detroit and Minneapolis before joining 88Nine.
He told the committee that one of the projects he was most proud of was working on what is now the Delta Airlines terminal at Detroit’s Wayne County Airport.
The broadcast personality often used “the architect” as a nickname in past years at Radio Milwaukee and his twitter handle is @hoboarchitect.
Buildings and music are far from the only things Moody is well versed in. He’s quite the foodie. He co-hosts a weekly podcast, This Bites, about culinary news in Milwaukee.
The City Plan Commission provides design oversight on rezoning requests, land sales and other built environment issues.
Most of its decisions take the form of recommendations to the Common Council, but it has final oversight over a couple dozen development incentive zones including The Brewery, Midtown Center and Reed Street Yards.
Appointees serve two-year terms and are paid $3,000 annually.