Milwaukee County War Memorial

WMC to Host Public Listening Session
for Greenprint-Milwaukee Shoreline Master Plan

The War Memorial Center (WMC) will hold a public listening session Tuesday, March 14 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall, as part of its effort to create a vision for the Lake Michigan shoreline area around the War Memorial Center and Milwaukee County’s Veterans Park.

At this meeting, conceptual drawings will be on display. The agenda includes:

  • 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.: Open House to view concepts & drawings
  • 4:45 – 5:15 p.m.: Presentations by WMC, Milwaukee County, and project team
  • 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.: Public comment

About the Greenprint-Milwaukee Shoreline Master Plan

The WMC in cooperation with Milwaukee County, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Rotary Club of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, has undertaken the development of a comprehensive master plan funded by a $75,000 grant from the Fund for Lake Michigan.

The intent is to create a vision with sustainable design elements for current and future projects along Milwaukee’s shoreline from Michigan Avenue at the planned Gateway Project, north through Veterans Park. The idea is to create a consistent circulation of flow and connections for vehicles, pedestrians, bikers and other users through landscaping and pathways, consideration for future monuments honoring Veterans, as well as enhancing recreation use. Significant focus of the plan incorporates green infrastructure components for improving water quality and enhancing the ecology of the park lagoon and Lake Michigan by addressing run-off from Lincoln Memorial Drive, WMC and Veterans Park surface parking lots.

The master plan is being developed by Milwaukee based consulting engineering firms The Sigma Group, SEH, and Stormwater Solutions Engineering with input from the UWM School of Urban Planning.

Media Contacts

Dave Drent
Executive Director, War Memorial Center
E-mail | (414) 273-5533

Robert Peschel
The Sigma Group
E-mail | (414) 643-4150

Fund for Lake Michigan

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