Komatsu South Harbor Campus

Komatsu South Harbor Campus Komatsu Mining Corp., one of the world’s largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, is developing a 60-acre vacant brownfield site overlooking Milwaukee’s inner harbor on Lake Michigan. The new corporate campus will include: 185,000-square-foot, three-story office building that will be connected to a museum, a laboratory and a training center…

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Ashwaubenon TID 5 Master Plan

Ashwaubenon TID 5 Master Plan This Master Plan provides a vision on phased development in Tax Incremental District 5 (TID 5) over a 20-year period. Throughout 2015, the Master Plan project team (Village staff and consultant partner) worked to delineate market-driven implementation scenarios that could be phased in concert with developers and investors. To do…

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Waukesha Central City Master Plan

Waukesha Central City Master Plan This innovative, award-winning plan addressed the combined future of Waukesha’s downtown along with three critical urban neighborhoods. It contains both a broad vision as well as detailed action plans History The plan builds on Waukesha’s rich tradition as an historic resort community with a charming and intricate downtown. Today, Waukesha…

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Waterfront Development & Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Waterfront Development & Comprehensive Recreation Plan The City of Ashland, Wisconsin contracted with GRAEF to update their 2002 Waterfront Development Plan and their 2013 CORP. The City desired to update these plans to better serve the community and to help the city leaders and investors make informed decisions about future projects. GRAEF was asked to…

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Milwaukee Art Museum Cudahy Gardens

Milwaukee Art Museum Cudahy Gardens GRAEF worked with Dan Kiley on the development of this public space at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The entrance plaza is roughly 450 feet by 50 feet and is constructed entirely of granite cobbles and pavers. The entry stairs are bisected at acute angles by sloping accessible walkways. This plaza…

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The Couture

The Couture Coming soon to Milwaukee’s skyline, The Couture is a 44-story mixed-use tower that will serve as a catalyst for future development within the Lakefront Gateway District. Displaying a clean, crisp palette of materials and finishes, the project will serve as a multi-modal transit hub and vibrant destination amenity that reinforces downtown Milwaukee’s connection…

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Underwood Crossing

Underwood Crossing Underwood Crossing is Brookfield’s newest retail development, a Class “A”, Target anchored retail center totaling approximately 175,000 square feet. The center also includes a Trader Joe’s and PNC Bank along with future plans for retail and a restaurant. GRAEF provided master planning, site/civil and environmental engineering, landscape architecture, and survey services to site developer, Ryan Companies US, Inc. The…

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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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The Moderne

The Moderne Following the 2008 recession, apartment and condo development in Milwaukee flat lined. As the economy rebounded, Milwaukee’s young professionals and empty nesters expressed a desire for convenient and accessible high-end housing downtown. To fill that void, GRAEF worked to bring the 31-story, 405,000-square-foot Moderne to Milwaukee’s skyline. With first floor retail space sitting…

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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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