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Pete’s Fruit Market Blooms in Food Desert

A property that once was once slated to be a Dollar Store today boasts a full-service grocery store selling fresh produce along with delicacies including black-tip shark from Florida, red snapper from Brazil, crab legs from Russia and bluegill from Canada.


Harbor District Plans Unveiled

A plan to redevelop 888 acres of Milwaukee's harbor was presented to the public at an open house on Monday at the new Mitchell Street Branch Library, 906 W. Historic Mitchell St.

The Harbor District Water and Land Use Plan was drafted by the staff of the Harbor District, a public-private partnership coordinated through the Department of City Development. Public comments will be accepted until December 18th.


NASA Turns to Milwaukee to Solve Manufacturing Challenges in Water Tech

NASA's Glenn Research Center and The Water Council are partnering to help businesses solve technical water challenges through Glenn's Regional Economic Initiative, with an event called TechConnect: Water Challenge Workshop.


Fondy's Eco-Park opens as a Community Oasis for Lindsay Heights Residents

The City of Milwaukee's Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) and Fondy Food Center celebrated the grand opening of Fondy Park on September 16.

The full day of festivities took place at 2200 W. Fond Du Lac Avenue, and included the Centennial anniversary of the Farmers Market. With a history that dates back to 1917, the Fondy Farmers Market has been suppling fresh produce to Milwaukee's Northside.


$60 million redevelopment planned for 30th Street Industrial Corridor

A young Milwaukee developer has a $60 million plan to revitalize the city's 30th Street Industrial Corridor by replacing vacant industrial space with 190 apartments and a business incubator.


New Teen Center for Sherman Park

– Cary Morris, 16, began attending the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club, 3000 N. Sherman Blvd., in Sherman Park when he was 6 years old.

“I think it's a family,” said Morris, who works with younger children at the club. “Everybody just comes together and that's how we become a family.”

On a recent afternoon Morris and more than 30 other teenagers were gathered in the club's new teen center to write and later perform their own raps under the guidance of Donte Daughtry, teen coordinator at the club.



Milwaukee Couple Helping Sherman Park Rebuild

It's been nearly a year since at least eight businesses in Sherman Park were looted and set on fire after a Milwaukee police officer shot and killed a man.



30 Homes On One Block Repaired

Block Build MKE, an extension of Revitalize Milwaukee, brought together dozens of local sponsors and more than 400 volunteers on a recent weekend. Together, they rehabilitated and revitalized 30 homes on one block in Clarke Square. The homes benefited from everything from yard cleanup and painting, to repairs of plumbing, windows, electrical systems and flooring.


WHEDA Awards Five Milwaukee Projects $3.3 Million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch today announced the award of more than $13.6 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) to fund affordable housing developments across Wisconsin.  The tax credits, which are distributed by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), will move forward 26 developments that will create 1,367 units of affordable rental housing.


Bader Breaks Ground on New Central City HQ

Hundreds of people packed into a large tent in Milwaukee's Harambee neighborhood Monday morning to celebrate a new organization coming to the area. Bader Philanthropies, one of Milwaukee's largest foundations, was holding a ceremonial groundbreaking for their new headquarters at 3318 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.