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Westlawn Gardens comes to life

Published June 9, 2019

The 75-acre site where Wisconsin's largest public housing development once stood is roaring back to life as about 1,000 mixed-income housing units are emerging at the new Westlawn Gardens on Milwaukee's northwest side, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


Former mayor Norquist talks city planning, Bucks arena at Rotary Club talk

Published May 10, 2016

May 4 would've marked the 100th birthday of urbanist Jane Jacobs. The Rotary Club paid tribute to the author at a luncheon by bringing former mayor John Norquist to chat about her work and ideas - and, of course, that new arena going into the space he once helped open up.


Let's put the "front" back in Front Street

Published May 16, 2013

For a variety of reasons, I've been thinking about Front Street, which now seems so ironically named, fronting as it does onto nothing and serving as the ultimate definition of a Milwaukee "backstreet." In my mind, I see something much different that can be seen on the block today.

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