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Planning + Urban Design

Transform Milwaukee Strategic Action Plan

Transform Milwaukee Strategic Action Plan Created by the State of Wisconsin, Transform Milwaukee is a comprehensive, public-private initiative that leverages Milwaukee’s workforce, industrial strengths, and transportation assets to expand community investments, increase business development, boost job creation, and strengthen neighborhoods. The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) contracted with a consultant team, led by…

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Thomas Street Corridor Master Plan

Thomas Street Corridor Master Plan After a decade-long standstill created by perpetual difficulties, the City of Wausau contracted with GRAEF to find solutions for: street and right-of-way sizing and design, adding value to properties along the corridor and surrounding neighborhood, traffic concerns, urban design, and quality of life factors for residents and business owners. Market…

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St. Francis Active Urban Corridor Planning and Implementation

St. Francis Active Urban Corridor Planning and Implementation In 2003, the City of St. Francis, Wisconsin sought a way to address the significant issues of economic development and new approaches to land use in a Smart Growth Plan. In 2014, the City determined it was an appropriate time to review and update this plan to…

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Silver Spring Drive Business Corridor Planning and Implementation

Silver Spring Drive Business Corridor Planning and Implementation Every community desires a thriving, active urban corridor to add life and energy to their neighborhood. GRAEF worked closely with the Village of Whitefish Bay to develop a Master Plan for the urban retail center on Silver Spring Drive. The plan included construction of a signature building at…

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Milwaukee Park East Master Plan and Form Based Codes

Milwaukee Park East Master Plan and Form Based Codes The unprecedented removal of an elevated freeway spur in Downtown Milwaukee opened up an 85-block area for redevelopment. GRAEF Planners prepared a Master Plan and Form-Based Development Code to guide new mixed-use developments in this area. New development began shortly after the Code was adopted and has…

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Drexel Town Square

Drexel Town Square Drexel Town Square is a new mixed use town center located on the former 85-acre Delphi industrial site in Oak Creek, WI. The City of Oak Creek and WisPark are developing the site for the City which currently lacks a ‘downtown’ area. Drexel Town Square has civic, retail, office, open space, and residential uses. GRAEF…

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