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Milwaukee Mile Six Points Six Points Farmers' Market

West Allis Urban Design & Re/Development

West Allis has a long development history and has nearly reached full build-out. To tailor plans toward these characteristics, GRAEF planners created a series of urban design and redevelopment concepts, including a concept and strategy for the commercial area known as Six Points. The Six Points visioning in 2008 led to GRAEF’s work with the City on the comprehensive plan update (and related development) in 2011, now being complemented by GRAEF’s 2015 work along National Avenue.

Six Points
Home to a regional farmers’ market and residences with skyline views, Six Points and its success are rooted in the vision behind the original plan. The redevelopment plan recommended the use of specific commercial “anchors,” including a grocery and an improved farmers’ market site. In addition to identifying areas for housing, open space, and landmarks, the plan demonstrated how street changes and a linked parking and circulation system would allow easy access into commercial areas.

Milwaukee Mile
A major redevelopment concept created by GRAEF planners through the comprehensive plan update is an urban design concept for the “Milwaukee Mile” — a large tract of land near I-94 under the jurisdiction of the Wisconsin State Fair. The land sits atop an underground section of Honey Creek. GRAEF’s concept outlines how the City can redevelop the property, incrementally over several decades, as an environmentally-friendly destination center. The redevelopment would benefit State Fair, the immediate neighborhoods, the abutting historic main street, and the overall community.

A major redevelopment concept that has been implemented is the Greenfield Avenue concept – the community’s main street. GRAEF planners first conducted a blight study that depicted lot layout, deterioration, open space, and other relevant characteristics. Resulting physical improvements helped optimize economic conditions.

National Avenue
GRAEF and the City’s efforts along National Avenue will not only set the intended streetscape and physical space adjacent the right-of-way, but also provide specific guidance for two segments of the right-of-way where reconstruction will occur in the next 3 years. The corridor plan covers elements ranging from site-specific economic interventions to future on-street parking locations.


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.

Larry Witzling,Principal - Milwaukee Larry Witzling
Principal - Milwaukee
414 / 266-9220
Stephanie Hacker,Practice Area Leader, Planning + Urban Design - Principal Stephanie Hacker
Practice Area Leader, Planning + Urban Design - Principal
414 / 266-9226