Wednesday, July 17, 2013

New Milwaukee Park Will Grace Menomonee Valley, Boost Development There

You want to be in the Menomonee Valley Saturday morning as the city's newest and coolest park is dedicated.

A nice piece about it here from Eddee Daniel:

The newly created, 24-acre “Three Bridges Park” is located in the Menomonee Valley between Mitchell Park (the Domes) and Miller Park stadium along the Menomonee River. This is one of the most exciting developments in Milwaukee in years and a major success story for the beleaguered parks in our area. 
It opens to the public at 10 a.m. this Saturday, July 20.
I remember walking some railroad property in the Valley fifteen years ago with then-Mayor John Norquist (I'd just replaced my old buddy Bill Christofferson as Chief of Staff) when Norquist envisioned a bike and pedestrian trail that would encourage people to get off the roads above and down on the ground in the Valley near the River.

Found one clip about it.

I never get tired of reading about all the development in and near the Valley, a great urban asset.

Cities, and especially Milwaukee with borders frozen for 50 years by the Legislature, have to be innovative and nimble as they re-create and improve themselves.

Mayor Barrett's Green Team has just announced a fantastic, long-range plan to do just that. 

Details here.

Other leaders bash cities, don't get it and add barriers to make things worse. A pity; they don't know what they are missing.

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