Harbor District Milwaukee

Harbor District Milwaukee The Harbor District Initiative seeks to catalyze the redevelopment of Milwaukee's Inner Harbor into a resilient waterfront. The Harbor District Initiative brings together local, state, and federal government efforts, private sector interests, and community enthusiasm for the opportunity in the heart of our city.
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Our goal is to achieve a world-class revitalization of this area that sets a new standard for how waterfronts “work” environmentally, economically, and socially

Our goal is to achieve a world-class revitalization of this area that sets a new standard for how waterfronts “work” environmentally, economically, and socially

Mission: The long-term goal of Harbor District, Inc. is to achieve a world-class revitalization of Milwaukee’s harbor that sets the standard for how waterfronts "work" —environmentally, economically, and socially—for the next century.

Operating as usual

#MkeItLocalSupport Milwaukee local businesses this winter season! Now more than ever, our restaurants, bars, and shops n...
12/22/2020

#MkeItLocal

Support Milwaukee local businesses this winter season!

Now more than ever, our restaurants, bars, and shops need your support to keep things up and running. Check out all the places you can show love to in the #HarborDistrict and other neighborhoods in Milwaukee by visiting https://www.mkeitlocal.com

Plus, enter to win a $100 gift card to a local Milwaukee business, including ones right here in the Harbor District. https://woobox.com/5eyyun

Did you know that the Milwaukee waterways are the center of the biggest clean-up efforts in Great Lakes history? But wha...
12/11/2020
A Toxic Legacy: Cleaning Up Milwaukee’s Waterways

Did you know that the Milwaukee waterways are the center of the biggest clean-up efforts in Great Lakes history? But what led to Milwaukee being labeled an Area of Concern and what would a large scale clean up entail?

Historian/Author John Gurda shares with viewers the developments aimed at improving water quality through this video, "A Toxic Legacy: Milwaukee Prepares to Clean Up 150 Years of Water Pollution".

Fund for Lake Michigan Milwaukee City Development Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences U.S. EPA Region 5 (Great Lakes Region) Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District - MMSD Milwaukee Riverkeeper Menomonee Valley Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

John Gurda shares with viewers developments aimed at improving water quality. We’ve come a long way in cleaning up Milwaukee’s waterways, but industrializati...

We are hiring! Would you like to be a part of the team making a difference in a unique part of Milwaukee?We are looking ...
12/09/2020
Job Descriptions.pdf

We are hiring! Would you like to be a part of the team making a difference in a unique part of Milwaukee?

We are looking for motivated and excited individuals to fill our two positions: Planning and Development Director and Part-Time Office Manager.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with "Economic Development" or "Office Manager" in the subject line.

Take a look at the Job Descriptions below.

#WorkWithUs #TeamHarborDistrict #HarborDistrictMKE

You are cordially invited to a virtual celebration tomorrow (12/09) at 9:30 am hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protecti...
12/08/2020

You are cordially invited to a virtual celebration tomorrow (12/09) at 9:30 am hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to highlight the significant restoration work and successes that have occurred in the Great Lakes since the creation of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in 2010.

To learn more and take part in the celebration, visit:
https://www.glri.us/node/353

#WeLoveTheGreatLakes #GreatLakesProud #GLRI

After a long three years of planning and renovating, the new Wheel & Sprocket store in the Harbor District is open. Chec...
12/01/2020
First Look: Wheel & Sprocket - Bay View

After a long three years of planning and renovating, the new Wheel & Sprocket store in the Harbor District is open.

Check out their fabulous interior/exterior design and quality products. Doors open today: 12pm-6pm weekdays & 12pm-4pm weekends. Swing by their location at 187 E. Becher Street.

Congrats Wheel & Sprocket team!
#harbordistrictmke #milwaukee #bikelife

Now fully-stocked Bay View location, complete with cafe, gift shop, and three non-profits. Opens Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Have you taken a look at the Milwaukee Harbor Map located at Harbor View Plaza. This map, created by faculty and staff a...
11/19/2020
Unique maps show what lies beneath the water in the Milwaukee harbor

Have you taken a look at the Milwaukee Harbor Map located at Harbor View Plaza. This map, created by faculty and staff at UWM and University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences shows what lies beneath the water's surface and highlights 16 varieties of fish that can be found.

Take a look at this article describing how the map came to be.

https://www.newswise.com/articles/unique-maps-show-what-lies-beneath-the-water-in-the-milwaukee-harbor

Several years ago, faculty and students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee began underwater mapping of the physical features and fish populations in the

Michels Corporation will be investing in a second site in the Harbor District. Their first investment, R1VER on S. 1st a...
11/17/2020
Eyes on Milwaukee: Michels Launching Marine Division in Milwaukee

Michels Corporation will be investing in a second site in the Harbor District. Their first investment, R1VER on S. 1st and Becher is close to completion and it looks beautiful.

Now Michel's will focus its efforts on launching Michel's Marine at the city's Grand Trunk site in the Harbor District. Read the article below for more details on what the project entails.

Ever growing company could create up to 100 jobs at its second Harbor District site.

It's the holiday season! The KEI team was spotted putting up lights on the play structure this morning. We can't wait to...
11/16/2020

It's the holiday season! The KEI team was spotted putting up lights on the play structure this morning. We can't wait to see the final result and light up the plaza for a second year!

#holidaylights #lightupthenight #lightuptheharbordistrict #harbordistrictmke #harborviewplaza

Our Executive Director, Lilith Fowler, was featured this week on The Water Council's Water Sessions Podcast alongside Fu...
11/12/2020

Our Executive Director, Lilith Fowler, was featured this week on The Water Council's Water Sessions Podcast alongside Fund for Lake Michigan's Executive Director, Vicki Elkin.

Hear how local water-related stakeholders developed an urban ‘Water District’ model based on the principles of the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard that serves as a best practice for other regions to follow.

Listen in at https://bit.ly/2JOg3S3

#waterstewardship #mke #harbordistrictmke

Thank you to all who have served our country. We honor you today and every day. We'd also like to give a special thank y...
11/11/2020

Thank you to all who have served our country. We honor you today and every day. We'd also like to give a special thank you to our very own Public Ally, Marcus, who served with the Marine Infantry in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

11/10/2020
Komatsu October 2020 Topping Off

Take a look of this fly-over view of the Komatsu Mining construction site. Things are coming along and progress looks steady.

Hunzinger has hired MKEDrones.com to do a once a month flyover video and a handful of still photography shots memorializing our construction progress of the ...

Join Milwaukee Riverkeeper in this FREE Snow and ice removal Webinar. We encourage any property management professionals...
11/10/2020

Join Milwaukee Riverkeeper in this FREE Snow and ice removal Webinar. We encourage any property management professionals to take advantage of this workshop. Attendees will learn how to reduce damage caused by road salt and save on salting costs to help protect our waterways this winter.

You can register at: https://www.milwaukeeriverkeeper.org/2020-property-ice-control/

We want to meet your landlord. Through our FREE virtual workshop, they can get certified in road salt application and help protect our waterways this winter >> https://buff.ly/3oZXk6f

11/05/2020

It's common to hear noises coming from the Port of Milwaukee and Jones Island, but today the noise is coming from their neighbors across the water.

Harbor View Plaza's play structure is getting a fresh coat of paint and Komatsu Mining is next door building their cool new headquarters.

Can you hear the waterfront at work?

#harbordistrictmke #workingwaterfront #portofmilwaukee #jonesisland

Calling all of our neighbors. Your input is needed on how you would like to see Washington and Scott streets be safer fo...
11/05/2020
Use Your Voice: Help Us Improve Washington and Scott Streets! / Use su voz: ¡Ayúdenos a mejorar las calles Washington y Scott!

Calling all of our neighbors. Your input is needed on how you would like to see Washington and Scott streets be safer for recreation. Take this short 5-minute survey conducted by Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers at the link: https://bit.ly/3etW9XH

Llamando a todos nuestros vecinos. Se necesita su opinión sobre cómo le gustaría que las calles de Washington y Scott sean más seguras para la recreación. Participe en esta breve encuesta de 5 minutos realizada por Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers en el enlace: https://bit.ly/3etW9XH

With your help, this City of Milwaukee project along Washington and Scott Streets can create a safer neighborhood for all to enjoy. Take a look below at the project area map and what the streets could look like after the project is finished. Survey questions begin after you hit "Next" at the bottom....

It looks like the rest of this week is going to be lovely! Why not take a trip to Harbor View Plaza at 600 E. Greenfield...
11/04/2020

It looks like the rest of this week is going to be lovely! Why not take a trip to Harbor View Plaza at 600 E. Greenfield Avenue to soak up the last bit of nice weather.

Though the water features have been turned off for the winter, you can still enjoy the serene views of the water.

#havefun #harbordistrictmke

11/02/2020

Staff went out today to the Grand Trunk Wetland in the Harbor District to talk about what this area will look like once it's restored and open to the public.

#harbordistrictmke

Thanks to Bear Development and Brian Reed for a tour of the old Filer and Stowell complex on E. Becher Street! Excited t...
10/30/2020

Thanks to Bear Development and Brian Reed for a tour of the old Filer and Stowell complex on E. Becher Street!

Excited to watch this piece of Milwaukee history get new life over the next few years.

Congratulations R1VER for winning the Development Category from Commercial Association of REALTORS® Wisconsin. Visit the...
10/22/2020

Congratulations R1VER for winning the Development Category from Commercial Association of REALTORS® Wisconsin.

Visit the R1VER website (r1vermke.com) for the latest update on the Michels Corporation development.

We are proud that our R1VER development in Harbor District Milwaukee won the Commercial Association of REALTORS® Wisconsin Deal of the Year in the Development Category!

You can see more here: https://carw.com/2020-deal-of-the-year-winners-announced/

Pumpkins are to Halloween as Flannels are to fall!Our friends at Boone & Crockett, TacoMoto, Pedal Tavern, and The Coope...
10/19/2020
Here's the lineup for this year's Flannel Fest livestream

Pumpkins are to Halloween as Flannels are to fall!

Our friends at Boone & Crockett, TacoMoto, Pedal Tavern, and The Cooperage are bringing you another year of Flannel Fest. This will be a live-stream event to help support local artists and #SaveOurStages. So bust out your fave flannel and tune into the live-stream festival on November 7th.

#showusyourflannels

Saturday, November 7.

You may have noticed Milwaukee's Iconic Hoan Bridge lighting up the night. This Thursday is the official unveiling of th...
10/19/2020

You may have noticed Milwaukee's Iconic Hoan Bridge lighting up the night. This Thursday is the official unveiling of the bridge. You can watch the unveiling this Thursday, October 22nd, on TMJ4News at 6:30 pm.

Cudos to Light the Hoan for this amazing project. Just another reason why we love Milwaukee!

#LightTheHoan #harbordistrictmke #milwaukeehome

Well this is pretty self-explanatory💡

Tune into TMJ4 News this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to watch the official unveiling of the Hoan Bridge lights! 💛

We are still actively fundraising to light the east side of the bridge. Find out how you can get involved by clicking the link below👇

https://www.lightthehoan.com

We caught a glimpse of @epagov and @wi_dnr getting ready to do sediment testing on the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern...
10/13/2020

We caught a glimpse of @epagov and @wi_dnr getting ready to do sediment testing on the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern. Thanks to the crew for doing a really important job.

We acknowledge and celebrate the rich history and culture of our Indigenous brothers and sisters who called this place h...
10/12/2020

We acknowledge and celebrate the rich history and culture of our Indigenous brothers and sisters who called this place home before any of us could.

#WisconsinHistory #IndigenousPeoplesDay

Today is Indigenous Peoples' Day!

The place we now call Wisconsin is the ancestral land of many Native nations who call this place home, and we are honored to be a place of stories, memory, and living tradition for all. Today, Wisconsin is home to twelve Native nations.

Indigenous people are an inextricable part of Wisconsin’s past and present, and yet, in so many damaging ways, they have been missing from the stories we tell. There are no references to Indigenous people on our state flag, for example. We too often talk about pioneers coming to this state without acknowledging the violent removal of Indigenous people that made European immigration possible. And often history lessons fail to communicate that people of Native nations are not just part of the past — they are a crucial part of Wisconsin today!

We take this day to acknowledge the Indigenous people of Wisconsin, the past, current, and future stewards of this land we stand on.

To learn more about American Indians in Wisconsin, check out https://wisconsinfirstnations.org/

📷: Map of Wisconsin First Nations — Treaty lands in 1800 and present-day tribal lands: Wisconsinfirstnations.org

Congrats Adam! Your hard work continues to pay off.
10/07/2020
Port Milwaukee

Congrats Adam! Your hard work continues to pay off.

Congrats to Port Milwaukee Director Adam Tindall-Schlicht for his recent international shipping honor as an Antwerp XL #40Under40 awardee.

Tindall-Schlicht was nominated for the award by Executive Director David Naftzger of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers. In his submission, Naftzger said Tindall-Schlicht has “built an impressive record at Port Milwaukee during his tenure," and praised Tindall-Schlicht’s efforts to increase cargo volumes, boost economic impact, improve marketing efforts, and develop new export facilities in Wisconsin.

Break out the bags and gloves, it’s time to welcome fall with a DIY river cleanup!   It’s as easy as 1. Register, 2. Pic...
10/05/2020

Break out the bags and gloves, it’s time to welcome fall with a DIY river cleanup! It’s as easy as 1. Register, 2. Pick up your supplies, 3. Plan your day.

SIGN UP: https://www.milwaukeeriverkeeper.org/mrk-fall-cleanup/

#FishtooShallPass #memyselfanddebris
Milwaukee Riverkeeper

10/05/2020

Good morning and happy Monday everyone!

We'd like to start off the week by showing you this cool short video created by Forward Space and Stumptown Media of the Milwaukee Boat Parade.

We had a great time and we're excited to bring the boat parade to the public year after year alongside Milwaukee Riverkeeper. and our sponsors: Herb Kohl Philanthropies, Komatsu Mining, Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office - ECO, Walbec Group, V. Marchese, Inc., Fund for Lake Michigan, Forward Space, The UPS Store 6796, OnMilwaukee, BID 51, Harbor Yards MKE.

We miss summer already. :'(

#harbordistrictmke #harborviewplaza #harborfesttogo #summervibes

Are you a creator? Rockwell Automation is excited to collab with NAM, PTC, and Salesforce on a 2 day NATIONWIDE virtual ...
09/29/2020
Creators Wanted: A Program for America's Students

Are you a creator?

Rockwell Automation is excited to collab with NAM, PTC, and Salesforce on a 2 day NATIONWIDE virtual Manufacturing Day event. Creators wanted, hosted by Jay Flores, Rockwell Automation Global STEM Ambassador with special guest Emily Calandrelli from @Emily's Wonder Lab on Netflix.
#MFGDAY20
#harbordistrictmke #CreatorsWanted

The official anchor event for MFG Day 2020 events across the country, The Manufacturing Institute’s program–presented by Salesforce, PTC and Rockwell Automation–celebrates modern manufacturing in America and aims to excite students about opportunities in the industry. The Space Gal, Emily Dawn...

A sweet treat is coming to Harbor View Plaza! Purple Door Ice Cream's Roaming Ice Cream Shop will be stationed this Satu...
09/25/2020

A sweet treat is coming to Harbor View Plaza!

Purple Door Ice Cream's Roaming Ice Cream Shop will be stationed this Saturday at Harbor View Plaza from 11am-3pm.

Grab a scoop and chillax with us. 🤩🍦

#HarborDistrictMKE #purpledooricecream #HarborViewPlaza

Photos from Harbor District Milwaukee's post
09/23/2020

Photos from Harbor District Milwaukee's post

Three of our kayaks were stolen overnight and we need your help to locate them.The photos below show what each item look...
09/22/2020

Three of our kayaks were stolen overnight and we need your help to locate them.

The photos below show what each item looks like:

- All three are Perception Conduit 13 kayaks

- One is red/orange and the other two are red/green.

- All the kayaks have an MKC sticker on the inside and may still have a life jacket and paddle with them.

If anyone has information that may help us locate our kayaks please call and leave a message at 414-643-1266 x2 or private message us on here.

Thank you,

-HDI Team

__________________________________________________________

Tres de nuestros kayaks fueron robados durante la noche y necesitamos su ayuda para localizarlos.

Las fotos a continuación muestran cada artículo:

- Los tres son kayaks son de la marca Perception Conduit 13

- Uno es de color rojo/anaranjado y los otros dos son rojo/verde.

- Todos lo kayaks tienen una estampa que dice MKC en el interior
y es posible que todavía venga con un chaleco de salvavidas y
un remo.

Si alguien tienen información que nos puede ayudar a localizar nuestros kayaks, por favor llame y deje un mensaje al 414-643-1266 x2 o envíenos un mensaje privado aquí

Gracias,

Equipo de HDI

Check out these cool historical photos of Milwaukee's Harbor and Jones Island. We're amazed at the history and how much ...
09/22/2020
A photographic history of Milwaukee's Harbor and Jones Island

Check out these cool historical photos of Milwaukee's Harbor and Jones Island.

We're amazed at the history and how much has changed.

#HarborDistrictMKE

In the mid-1800s, Milwaukee had a small ship builder. A fishing colony soon followed. By the mid-1900s, the harbor was choked with trains, shipping docks, an airport, a sewage plant, a dump, a Missile site, heavy industry and storage for ore, grain and petroleum products. Today, it’s changing agai...

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Milwaukee, WI
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Where is the Harbor District? The Harbor District encompasses the geography between the Historic Third Ward to the north, Bay View to the south, S. 2nd St. to the west and the Port of Milwaukee and Lake Michigan to the east. This geography of over 1,000 acres includes 500 acres of property adjacent to water and 44,000 linear feet of shoreline

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KOMATSU site yesterday afternoon. Just fantastic to see this happen.
Interested
Last nights cold moon with the Samuel de Champlain coming in to harbor
The Louisiana bringing in the 650ft Federal Baltic
The Open House Monday was informative and well attended. Here is my story at Urban Milwaukee.com http://bit.ly/2AYdVBi
INTERIOR DESIGN magazine's 'Best of Year 2017' entry by douglasDesign+assoc inc - CERMAK FRESH MARKET, Milwaukee Harbor District. Voting now, winners to be announced in November.
What's in the harbor today? Saw the ship docked.
I just returned from a wonderful vacation to Milwaukee. Highlights of my trip were the riverwalk, harbor, and a few brewery tours including the good Lakefront. Why isn't there a bronze statue of Laverne and Shirley in addition to Fonzie? That kind of bugged me. I would have preferred a photo op with the ladies! Even though many locals may not appreciate the representation of Milwaukee by that show, Laverne and Shirley put your fine city on the map for many of us living in the lower U.S. #LaverneandShirley #Milwaukee
The Harbor District annual meeting was fun and informative. Here is my report on Urban Milwaukee.
The Harbor District annual meeting was fun and informative. Here is my report on Urban Milwaukee.
Any pictures or info on the turbines that arrived in the last couple of days. I saw an article about it in the Journal Sentinel, but it's not posted online.