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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 GRAEF, to develop a 10-year Strategic Action Plan focusing on economic development in the five industrial corridors that comprise the Transform Milwaukee area. Collaboratively, GRAEF performed a comprehensive and unprecedented review of relevant studies, plans and research, and extracted key recommendations to inform the Transform Milwaukee Strategic Action Plan.

The GRAEF team interviewed key community stakeholders to identify action items around the areas of focus/greatest concern, such as business development, job creation, vacant and foreclosed properties, flooding and storm water management, and transportation networks (known in the Initiative as the “5 Key Strategies”). The plan engages private and public partners – businesses, neighborhood organizations, government entities, nonprofit organizations and social services – to participate in developing and executing actions that will help foster a thriving Milwaukee.

When complete, the economic prosperity created by Transform Milwaukee is intended to launch the City's regeneration as a thriving, 21st century community and a global leader in urban reindustrialization. WHEDA unveiled the plan on April 30, 2015, the Initiative’s three-year anniversary.


E. Capitol Drive, Shorewood, WI

A community creates a corridor that offers economic opportunities.

Martha Jefferson Hospital

A hospital in a park filled with nature, water and outdoor spaces.

Quad/Graphics OK Facility Expansion

GRAEF helped Quad/Graphics expand their Oklahoma facility.

University of Alabama Track and Field

NCAA Division I IAAF track and field

Fannie Road Bridge

Repairing a structurally deficient bridge.

Saint John's on The Lake

20-story senior living tower

Franklin W. Oakwood Road Improvements

Road improvements on West Oakwood Road from 27th Street.

STH 145 Construction Inspection

Construction inspection of 5 roundabouts and 2 bridges.

Caterpillar (Bucyrus International)

Bringing manufacturing space into the 21st century.

Northwestern Mutual Franklin Campus

Two million square feet of office space developed in two phases

Greenleaf Roundabout

The Town of Greenleaf, Wisconsin needed an intersection that promoted safety and commerce.

Herb and Dolly Smith Park

Transforming blighted property into a community asset.

Great Lakes Naval Base

A comprehensive understanding of your facility when updates are in the future.

West Allis Re/Development

West Allis is making strides in its community with its commitment to implementing long-range plans and making fast investment decisions.

Thomas Street Corridor Master Plan

Implementation of master plan adds value to Wausau neighborhood.

Transform Milwaukee Strategic Plan

A comprehensive public-private initiative focused on regenerating Milwaukee as a thriving, 21st century community.

Milwaukee's Future Landscape Gem

A richly detailed and layered urban space that will become a jewel in the City of Milwaukee’s waterfront.

Milwaukee Bucks Parking Structure

1,300-stall parking structure part of the new downtown arena district.

Stephanie Hacker,Practice Area Leader, Planning + Urban Design Stephanie Hacker
Practice Area Leader, Planning + Urban Design
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