Neighborhood Revitalization

Transforming the River and Neighborhood

The river’s restoration is the cornerstone of the Department-led KK River Corridor Neighborhood Plan and the Pulaski Park Neighborhood Stormwater Plan, two ambitious, multi-layered plans that incorporate community-driven recommendations to transform the surrounding community and residents’ quality of life.  

The long-neglected natural and built environment on Milwaukee’s near south side – the Kinnickinnic (KK) River, Pulaski Park, housing stock, streets and sidewalks, etc. – reflects the neighborhood’s historical decline. This, however, is changing, beginning with the $350 million dollar Kinnickinnic River Flood Management Project by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) in which the river’s concrete banks are being replaced with a wider, more natural channel to considerably lower flood risks and enhance the river’s aquatic and terrestrial environment.

The river’s restoration is the cornerstone of the Department-led KK River Corridor Neighborhood Plan and the Pulaski Park Neighborhood Stormwater Plan, two ambitious, multi-layered plans that incorporate community-driven recommendations to transform the surrounding community and residents’ quality of life.  The plans call for:

  • Implementing green infrastructure such as permeable pavement, rain gardens and bioswales throughout the community, which will reduce runoff and mitigate pollutants before they reach the river.
  • Restoring the 26-acre Pulaski Park, including a 100-year old park pavilion and native habitat
  • Identifying and developing recreational opportunities
  • Providing bilingual environmental education and stewardship training for residents
  • Supporting economic development and housing infrastructure improvements

Neighborhood revitalization at its finest...

Health Equity Summit:
Empower a Healthier Milwaukee

 

Postponed

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, we made the decision to reschedule Sixteenth Street’s 2020 Health Equity Summit: Empower a Healthier Milwaukee, originally planned for March 31st. As a health care provider and leader, it is our responsibility to set an example of proper prevention behavior, with our priority always being the health and well being of our community and partners.

Our plan is to reschedule the event for September. Keep an eye out for communications from us and we look forward to seeing you then.

 

Greenfield Building
Lower Level
1337 S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Director of Environmental Health
Jamie Ferschinger
414-897-5598

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