The South Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday voted 7-1 to endorse the project plans and advertise for bids on a four-block streetscaping enhancement project for Milwaukee Avenue.
It’s a significant and exciting step in a multi-year effort to bring a potentially $1.8 million investment to our Main Street and help deliver a new look and feel to our city center. Next up for the council will be discussion of bids as they come in, and ultimately a vote to fund the project, which is expected to start in August, after Evening on the Avenue.
Learn more in the information shared ahead of last week’s public information meeting on the project, and in this NOW story.
I want to thank the approximately 30 people who attended last week’s meeting. It was nice to see so many people engaged in this important decision, offering their feedback and asking questions.
And a special thanks to City Engineer Kyle Vandercar for his efforts in getting this so close to the finish — starting? — line.
Much more information to come, as we continue our work to transform downtown South Milwaukee. Let’s go!