Friday, May 7, 2010

Plan Commission Approves Zoning for Milwaukee River Corridor

The following story is courtesy Milwaukee Riverkeeper. Milwaukee's Central Park is the popular name for the stretch of the Milwaukee River between Silver Spring Drive and North Avenue. It is one of the most amazing highlights of Milwaukee's amazing urban wilderness.

Milwaukee's Central Park - One Step Closer!

The City Planning Commission voted unanimous approval of the map and the Milwaukee River Design Guidelines for the Overlay Zone of Milwaukee's Central Park!

Milwaukee Riverkeeper and our partners on the Milwaukee River Work Group have been working hard on passing the Milwaukee River Greenway Overlay District legislation, which will protect over 8 miles of river, floodplain, and riverfront habitat from the former North Avenue Dam to Silver Spring Road.

Thanks to the many supporters who and came out and testified on behalf of the Milwaukee River!

Now on to a Public Works hearing for the stormwater and forestry provisions on Wednesday, May 12, a Zoning and Neighborhood Development Committee on Tuesday, May 18, and final approval by the Milwaukee Common Council on May 25.

For meeting locations and more information on Milwaukee's Central Park click here.

For more information about Milwaukee's Central Park click here.
For a slide show about Milwaukee's Central Park click here.

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