Cross posted from Menomonee Valley Artist in Residence Eddee Daniel's Arts Without Borders.
Milwaukee has much to celebrate. Milwaukee has chronic problems that must be addressed if we are to become a truly great city. These twin themes seem to dominate public discourse in our community and for good reason. They are both true.
Likewise, the City of Milwaukee, Menomonee Valley businesses and other stakeholders are celebrating the successful completion of the 1998 Menomonee Valley Land Use Plan by initiating a new plan, which is called Menomonee Valley 2.0. The new plan is intended to address on-going redevelopment challenges. You can help draw new maps and create the new plan. First a very brief overview.
After a first round of stakeholder interviews, focus groups and public workshops, the planning team has developed a series of Guiding Principles that express an initial vision for land use in the Menomonee Valley. Please review them below and let us know what you think in the comments!
What do you think of these guiding principles? Let us know in the comments below.
Please join the City of Milwaukee, Menomonee Valley Partners, and your neighbors for a public workshop on June 19, 2014 to envision the future development in the Menomonee Valley.
When: June 19, 2014 (choose one workshop option below)
Workshop #1: 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Workshop #2: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: Rumble at the Harley-Davidson Museum®
401 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53203 (directions)
(Above MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant, free parking available)
Please plan to spend two hours at the workshop. Light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP using the link above or call Project Manager Maria Pandazi at (414) 286-5836.
A key aspect of Menomonee Valley 2.0 is gathering input to the planning process from the community. While not everyone wants or can come to a public meeting, we still want your input for the plan!
A new way for the public to provide input on Menomonee Valley 2.0 is through sMap, an online social mapping application. Make your own map to let us know what you see as the assets in the Valley, your ideas for the future of the Valley, and areas for improvement.
The public Kickoff for the Menomonee Valley 2.0 plan took place last Wednesday night, at the JF Ahern Company building.
Over 85 people attended the event, including Mayor Barrett who spoke at the beginning of the presentation. This open-house-style meeting ran from 4 until 7 pm, with brief presentations at 4:30 and 6.
During the presentation, Department of City Development Rocky Marcoux talked about the history of the Valley and how much it has changed since the adoption of the 1999 plan for the Valley, Menomonee Valley Partners Executive
Director Laura Bray spoke about the MVP’s role in Valley revitalization and how important it is that the public and private sectors work together to accomplish the vision of a renewed Valley, and DCD Planning Manager Vanessa Koster shared about the plan process and where we go from here.
See the previous post to view the presentation slides.
Since the adoption of the 1999 plan for the Valley,
there has been a lot of change and progress, but the important thing to remember is: We’re not done yet! The Valley is full of new opportunities.
Share your thoughts and help us plan what the Valley should look like 20 years from now.
Did you catch our live tweets? Follow @menomoneevalley on Twitter for all the news from future Valley events. If you were unable to attend, you can still offer your input. Check out the Submit Your Idea page to take the Kickoff Survey.
The public kickoff for the Menomonee Valley 2.0 Plan took place at the JF Ahern Company facility on West Canal Street on Wednesday September 25. The short presentation below introduced the public to the Menomonee Valley's history, the progress made in revitalizing the Valley, and the next steps moving foward. If you were unable to attend the Kickoff, you can view the presentation slideshow below.
In 1998, the City of Milwaukee, the Menomonee Valley Business Association and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District prepared a land use plan for the Menomonee Valley, a road map for its redevelopment. At the time, the State of Wisconsin was laying the groundwork for the Hank Aaron State Trail. As a result of these planning efforts, Menomonee Valley Partners was formed as a nonprofit organization, a public-private partnership to facilitate business, neighborhood, and public partners in efforts to revitalize the Valley. Take a look below at all of the accomplishments that came out of this planning process, and consider the impact that you may have on our next plan.
View the Presentation as a PDF
Start your exploration in planning the Valley for the next 20 years with a review of all that has been accomplished so far.
View presentation as a PDF
The Menomonee Valley is a lots of things to a lot of people, but one thing is for sure. It is a very special place in Milwaukee. See the different components that make up the area below.
View the Presentation as a PDF