Thursday, February 14, 2008

Huge Brookfield Development Takes Shape As Regional Growth Again Avoids Milwaukee

Everytime I read about a massive, mixed-use project in the area - - this time in Brookfield, with everything from housing to retail to a corportate headquarters - - two questions come to mind:

Does the Milwaukee 7 encourage this growth so far from downtown Milwaukee - - in areas disconnected by transit from the rest of the region?

Do Milwaukeans understand the scope, depth, breadth and repetition of such projects planned or under construction beyond the limits of their land-locked City?

That's the challenge facing Milwaukee - - both the awareness of the movement of capital and jobs away from the City, and the consequences of that growth.

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