Tuesday, January 3, 2017

More concrete and cars headed for the County Grounds area

'Tosa in thrall to the road-builder/developer complex and a new plan:
The plan includes more density in the form of retail, restaurants and housing throughout the area near the I-41 and Watertown Plank Road interchange, which includes Innovation Campus northeast of the interchange, the Milwaukee County Research Park to the southwest and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center to the southeast. It envisions this area of Wauwatosa as a “metropolitan center,” that includes even more density than what is already there, and public transit.
Overall, the master plan could allow for the development of up to 6,500 more housing units, 250,000 square feet of office space, 70,000 square feet of retail space, 120,000 square feet of restaurants and 24,000 more parking spaces in the I-41/Watertown Plank Road area. The estimated annual tax revenue generated by this additional development would be $40 million to $50 million, according to the plan.
The plan also includes a road that would run north of, and roughly parallel to, Watertown Plank Road, that would connect the Innovation Campus to some nearby streets and the downtown Village area.
So get ready for more of this - - which began in earnest with the UW-M move there.

Paul Trotter photo

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