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.
KK River Neighbors in Action (KKRNIA)
The KK River Neighbors in Action (KKRNIA) is a grassroots community group that brings neighbors together to tackle and advocate for projects that will improve the quality of life and transform the built and natural environment within the Kinnickinnic River neighborhood.
Sixteenth Street frequently hosts "Tour of Homes" and other workshops around housing related topics - but we would like to continue to learn about your housing interests and needs so we can better connect you to resources and create programming that fits the needs of the neighborhood.
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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...
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