After about two years of planning and polling of Milwaukee stakeholders, Harbor District Inc. on Friday released a long-range plan that envisions new urban neighborhoods sprouting along the water and modern, high-tech manufacturing facilities.
“This has the potential to be such a signature place for Milwaukee,” said Harbor District executive director Lilith Fowler. “When you look around the nation, as we’ve been looking at other waterfront models, there are not a lot of other places that are really celebrating their industry, celebrating their port in ways that bring people.”
The public-private Harbor District group led the planning effort for the land hugging the harbor south of the Milwaukee River and 3rd Ward. That includes eastern areas of Walker’s Point that are already seeing heavy development, and more than 60 acres slated for future transformation south of Greenfield Avenue on the waterfront.