Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Wauwatosa is 4 miles west of downtown Milwaukee. Our city has diverse housing options, 30+ neighborhood associations, and is walkable to shops, restaurants and entertainment.

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The recycling, hazardous waste, medication disposal, shredding and sustainability line up for the next two Saturdays ⬇️
09/10/2021

The recycling, hazardous waste, medication disposal, shredding and sustainability line up for the next two Saturdays ⬇️

Each year we ask photographers of all ages and abilities to share their favorite Tosa photos. And each year, you deliver...
09/09/2021

Each year we ask photographers of all ages and abilities to share their favorite Tosa photos. And each year, you deliver!! 😍

Congratulations to Bryan, Christina, Meg, and Craig for being named winners of the 2021 TosaPhotos.com contest!

The Library of Congress has the largest collection of Maps in the world*, and a large portion of that collection has bee...
09/07/2021
Wauwatosa and the western suburbs of Milwaukee 1892.

The Library of Congress has the largest collection of Maps in the world*, and a large portion of that collection has been scanned at an extremely high resolution and made available to the public to explore and download.

The map we want to show you was drawn in 1892 when Wauwatosa’s population was just 2,500. It shows an aerial view of Wauwatosa looking East and drawn by hand.

This website has some tools that allow you to zoom in and explore the map (tip: click the double arrow icon in the upper right corner of the picture to make the map full screen).

According to the Library of Congress, this map no longer has a copyright, so you can download it in full size and enjoy however you would like. Comment below some of the cool things you find in the map.

*UW-Milwaukee is home to the American Geographical Society’s Map Library. One of the largest map collections in the world with over 1.3 million maps to explore. The Collection is open to the public and Is an amazing place to get lost for a few hours.

Link to Wauwatosa map:
https://www.loc.gov/resource/g4124w.pm010650/?r=-0.105,-0.025,1.181,0.726,0

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye view. "Looking east from Wauwatosa." LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 1065 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Indexed for points of interest. AACR2

Heads up! There's a one day delay to garbage, recycling, and yard waste because of Labor Day. So, if we normally collect...
09/05/2021

Heads up! There's a one day delay to garbage, recycling, and yard waste because of Labor Day. So, if we normally collect on Monday, we'll be there Tuesday.

See your schedule: wauwatosa.net/recycling

Heads up! There's a one day delay to garbage, recycling, and yard waste because of Labor Day. So, if we normally collect on Monday, we'll be there Tuesday.

See your schedule: wauwatosa.net/recycling

Tosa Farmers Market | Local Produce & Makers Goods | Wauwatosa, WI
09/02/2021
Tosa Farmers Market | Local Produce & Makers Goods | Wauwatosa, WI

Tosa Farmers Market | Local Produce & Makers Goods | Wauwatosa, WI

Tosa Farmers Market is a not-for-profit organization that provides seasonal access to Wisconsin farmers, food producers, local makers and educational opportunities in the heart of Tosa to support a sustainable community.

Are you interested in following certain Tosa topics like development, the city budget, or parking?Agendas are posted at ...
09/02/2021

Are you interested in following certain Tosa topics like development, the city budget, or parking?

Agendas are posted at Wauwatosa.net/MeetingPortal and at City Hall. One of the easiest ways to stay in the loop is by signing up to receive notifications from our Meeting Portal, so you’ll always know when the topics most important to you will be discussed.

Learn how to sign up:
https://www.wauwatosa.net/Home/Components/News/News/2477

Are you interested in following certain Tosa topics like development, the city budget, or parking?

Agendas are posted at Wauwatosa.net/MeetingPortal and at City Hall. One of the easiest ways to stay in the loop is by signing up to receive notifications from our Meeting Portal, so you’ll always know when the topics most important to you will be discussed.

Learn how to sign up:
https://www.wauwatosa.net/Home/Components/News/News/2477

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Zone Tosa events this week. We appreciate your efforts in helping us ident...
09/01/2021

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Zone Tosa events this week. We appreciate your efforts in helping us identify ways to make it easier for small businesses to open in Wauwatosa, how to increase access to information about upcoming developments, policies that encourage a range of housing options, and more.

We’ve uploaded handouts and videos to Wauwatosa.net/ZoneForAll, and there’s still time to submit your comments via a survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DPRLXC9

The graphics attached to this post represent the draft zoning and community engagement recommendations.

Keep in mind – these ideas would still go to meetings like Plan Commission, a committee, or the Common Council for consideration.

🎉 Construction complete!Center Street (near 112th Street) is reopening this afternoon. We've made some big improvements ...
08/31/2021

🎉 Construction complete!

Center Street (near 112th Street) is reopening this afternoon. We've made some big improvements here: new pavement on Center St., added a drop off lane on the north side of the street for the school, and constructed a retaining wall with a sidewalk ramp between 111th St. & Center St.

The final road sweep on Portland Avenue. Our contractor recently finished installing new utilities under the street and ...
08/27/2021

The final road sweep on Portland Avenue.

Our contractor recently finished installing new utilities under the street and new pavement on Portland Avenue near Wilson Elementary. This was a significant improvement in the area.

Portland Avenue is now open to traffic.

Subscribe to construction updates: wauwatosa.net/construction

The final road sweep on Portland Avenue.

Our contractor recently finished installing new utilities under the street and new pavement on Portland Avenue near Wilson Elementary. This was a significant improvement in the area.

Portland Avenue is now open to traffic.

Subscribe to construction updates: wauwatosa.net/construction

At our next two "Zone Tosa" events, we’ll talk about updates to our zoning code that impact affordability and housing op...
08/27/2021

At our next two "Zone Tosa" events, we’ll talk about updates to our zoning code that impact affordability and housing options.

1) We could consider reducing minimum parking requirements. Apartments that have minimum parking requirements reduce housing affordability and may impact the environment around it. Or, consider changing our overnight parking policy. (There's currently no overnight parking in Wauwatosa, minus a few exceptions.)

2) We could consider a “reasonable accommodation procedure." This would be a specific process to consider zoning relief requests from individuals with disabilities or developers of housing for persons with disabilities. Ex: a request to allow ramps where structural features are not normally allowed under zoning (because of a required setback from the street rule) is an example of a “reasonable accommodation."

Join us for the in person event on August 30, 5 - 7pm at Root Common Park, or the virtual event on August 31, 6 - 7:30 pm. Please pre-register if you’re attending the virtual event: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkdOqppzgrHdfYFfCiCImSV5gRZda4IWuI

At our next two "Zone Tosa" events, we’ll talk about updates to our zoning code that impact affordability and housing options.

1) We could consider reducing minimum parking requirements. Apartments that have minimum parking requirements reduce housing affordability and may impact the environment around it. Or, consider changing our overnight parking policy. (There's currently no overnight parking in Wauwatosa, minus a few exceptions.)

2) We could consider a “reasonable accommodation procedure." This would be a specific process to consider zoning relief requests from individuals with disabilities or developers of housing for persons with disabilities. Ex: a request to allow ramps where structural features are not normally allowed under zoning (because of a required setback from the street rule) is an example of a “reasonable accommodation."

Join us for the in person event on August 30, 5 - 7pm at Root Common Park, or the virtual event on August 31, 6 - 7:30 pm. Please pre-register if you’re attending the virtual event: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkdOqppzgrHdfYFfCiCImSV5gRZda4IWuI

08/25/2021

08/28/21 UPDATE: Thank you to all who came out to Russ Darrow Kia and picked up a steering wheel lock. We have given away all our inventory.

Join us this Saturday, August 28th from 9a - 12p at Russ Darrow KIA located at 1901 N. Mayfair Rd. The Wauwatosa Police Department in partnership with Russ Darrow KIA and Wauwatosa Crime Stoppers will be giving away free steering wheel locks (The Club) to KIA owners that live or work in the City of Wauwatosa.

This event is while supplies last and you must show proof of ownership to receive The Club.

Meet Wauwatosa School District's new superintendent, Dr. Demond Means.He will be holding a total of fifteen sessions to ...
08/25/2021

Meet Wauwatosa School District's new superintendent, Dr. Demond Means.

He will be holding a total of fifteen sessions to meet our community members, including staff, students, district- and non-district families.

Sign up: www.wauwatosaschools.org/listening.

Next week, Dr. Demond Means will host the first session of his Superintendent Listening Tour! Through this tour, Dr. Means aims to gain insights into the opinions and perspectives of our community members, including staff, students and district- and non-district families.

The first event is Tuesday, August 24, at 6 p.m. at Madison Elementary. To sign up for this session or another that fits your schedule, please visit www.wauwatosaschools.org/listening.

These photos have the most votes so far, and the race is tight! (Plus, there are dozens more on TosaPhotos.com) Which on...
08/24/2021

These photos have the most votes so far, and the race is tight! (Plus, there are dozens more on TosaPhotos.com)

Which one will win "popular vote?" Voting ends August 31. ⭐

Shout outs to Craig, Iain, Meg, and Kelly for their photos!

Have you ever thought about serving your Tosa community? We have a handful of openings on various citizen boards and com...
08/23/2021

Have you ever thought about serving your Tosa community? We have a handful of openings on various citizen boards and commissions, including Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities, Tourism, Youth Commission, and more.

Details: https://www.wauwatosa.net/Home/Components/News/News/2585/17

Have you ever thought about serving your Tosa community? We have a handful of openings on various citizen boards and commissions, including Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities, Tourism, Youth Commission, and more.

Details: https://www.wauwatosa.net/Home/Components/News/News/2585/17

Okay, if you're data nerds like us, you got excited when the U.S. Census Bureau released some initial redistricting data...
08/20/2021

Okay, if you're data nerds like us, you got excited when the U.S. Census Bureau released some initial redistricting data. Using this data, we are required to approve new ward maps and subsequently new alderperson district maps to guide future elections within the City.

The Common Council wants to ensure that redistricting is done in a fair, equitable, and impartial way, so they are using an independent committee to redraw maps. Details on that process: https://www.wauwatosa.net/Home/Components/News/News/2583/17

In the mean time, you can see Wauwatosa's demographics in these graphics or in this document: bit.ly/TosaDemographics We'll update this document when we get more data from the Census.

08/19/2021

Join us for our next “Zone Tosa” event. This is a review of our zoning code, and the goals include supporting local business growth, creating policies that allow for a range of housing options, and increasing accessibility for people with disabilities.

We have an in person event on August 30, 5-7pm at Root Common Park and virtual event on August 31, 6 – 7:30 pm on Zoom. (We’re asking people to pre-register for the virtual event only: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkdOqppzgrHdfYFfCiCImSV5gRZda4IWuI)

At these events, we’ll talk about ideas like:
• expanding the area that receives a notice when there’s a public hearing.
• using a new agenda software system that allows people to submit public comment while viewing the agenda.
• using the same minimum lot size for duplexes and 1-unit houses. (Currently, duplexes require a larger lot size.)
• reducing our reliance on “conditional uses” to make it easier for restaurants, grocery stores, offices, or other places to open a business in Wauwatosa .

Wauwatosa.net has a wealth of information on city services, government, and news. If you’re not sure where to find somet...
08/18/2021

Wauwatosa.net has a wealth of information on city services, government, and news. If you’re not sure where to find something, the handy search box in the top-right corner will help you quickly find the information you’re looking for.

If you happen to have a question that we haven’t answered yet, drop us a line, and we’ll find the answer for you: wauwatosa.net/ask

Wauwatosa.net has a wealth of information on city services, government, and news. If you’re not sure where to find something, the handy search box in the top-right corner will help you quickly find the information you’re looking for.

If you happen to have a question that we haven’t answered yet, drop us a line, and we’ll find the answer for you: wauwatosa.net/ask

Pause for turkeys. And pause to vote for your favorite Tosa photos on TosaPhotos.com.Winners in four categories: citysca...
08/17/2021

Pause for turkeys. And pause to vote for your favorite Tosa photos on TosaPhotos.com.

Winners in four categories: cityscapes, environment, community engagement & special events, and popular vote.

Click on the star ⭐ to cast your vote!

Thanks to Liz H. for this turkey moment on camera.

Pause for turkeys. And pause to vote for your favorite Tosa photos on TosaPhotos.com.

Winners in four categories: cityscapes, environment, community engagement & special events, and popular vote.

Click on the star ⭐ to cast your vote!

Thanks to Liz H. for this turkey moment on camera.

Timeline Photos
08/17/2021

Timeline Photos

Hours extended until 7PM for today's #TosaUnity vaccination clinic. Accepting appointments (wauwatosa.net/vaccine) or walk-ins.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge to all individuals, regardless of immigration or health insurance status.

The Tosa Community Food Pantry is looking for Wauwatosa residents that have been affected by the storms.The pantry is we...
08/14/2021

The Tosa Community Food Pantry is looking for Wauwatosa residents that have been affected by the storms.

The pantry is well stocked and ready to help those who lost food items due to power outages. This specific community outreach will be available to all in the Wauwatosa area regardless of income.

At this time Tosa Community Food Pantry is not asking for any donations. If they find that there is a need for donations, another post will be sent with updated information.

Tosa Community Food Pantry is located at:
St. Bernards Church
7474 Harwood Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
414-258-4320

Hours of Distribution:
Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 11am

The Tosa Community Food Pantry is looking for Wauwatosa residents that have been affected by the storms.

The pantry is well stocked and ready to help those who lost food items due to power outages. This specific community outreach will be available to all in the Wauwatosa area regardless of income.

At this time Tosa Community Food Pantry is not asking for any donations. If they find that there is a need for donations, another post will be sent with updated information.

Tosa Community Food Pantry is located at:
St. Bernards Church
7474 Harwood Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
414-258-4320

Hours of Distribution:
Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 11am

Hey folks - we've shared a lot of posts in the last 48 hours about clean up, a cooling center, Wauwatosa hotel discounts...
08/13/2021

Hey folks - we've shared a lot of posts in the last 48 hours about clean up, a cooling center, Wauwatosa hotel discounts for residents without power, and more.

Wauwatosa Police Department and Wauwatosa Fire Department passed out flyers in neighborhoods because not everyone might see our online updates.

Can you do us two favors over the weekend?

1) Check in on your neighbors. Make sure they know there are resources and information at www.wauwatosa.net

2) Encourage them to follow us on social media for breaking city news.

Thank you,
Your communications team

Hey folks - we've shared a lot of posts in the last 48 hours about clean up, a cooling center, Wauwatosa hotel discounts for residents without power, and more.

Wauwatosa Police Department and Wauwatosa Fire Department passed out flyers in neighborhoods because not everyone might see our online updates.

Can you do us two favors over the weekend?

1) Check in on your neighbors. Make sure they know there are resources and information at www.wauwatosa.net

2) Encourage them to follow us on social media for breaking city news.

Thank you,
Your communications team

When in doubt, throw it out.
08/12/2021

When in doubt, throw it out.

After a power outage, perishable food in your refrigerator may not be safe to eat. NEVER taste food to determine its safety. Learn how to tell what’s safe: https://go.usa.gov/xfXaS Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Still without power? Come to City Hall & the Wauwatosa Public Library to cool off and charge devices. We have bottled wa...
08/12/2021

Still without power? Come to City Hall & the Wauwatosa Public Library to cool off and charge devices. We have bottled water and snacks available in the Lower Civic Center.

Hours:
Thursday, August 12, 9 am - 8 pm
Friday, August 13, 9 am - 5 pm

Still without power? Come to City Hall & the Wauwatosa Public Library to cool off and charge devices. We have bottled water and snacks available in the Lower Civic Center.

Hours:
Thursday, August 12, 9 am - 8 pm
Friday, August 13, 9 am - 5 pm

Branches and debris update. Two options for Wauwatosa residents:DROP OFF CENTERWe're waiving fees for storm debris that ...
08/12/2021

Branches and debris update. Two options for Wauwatosa residents:

DROP OFF CENTER
We're waiving fees for storm debris that you take to the Drop Off Center through August 28. The Drop Off Center is open Wednesdays 7:30am - 7:00pm and Saturdays 7:30am - 4:00pm.

CURBSIDE PICK UP
🔹 Storm damage can be placed at the curb until August 22, and we'll pick it up for free. You don't have to fill out a request form for this. After that date, we will make one final pass of the City. Once that pass is completed, residents will have to call and arrange for a paid special collection.

🔹 Branches must be cut to less than 4 feet in length, and if possible bundled with twine. Bundles should weigh less than 50 pounds.

🔹 Please place all branches and debris at the curb. Please do not rake debris into the street gutter, as this will clog catch basins if it rains.

🔹 Some of the debris might be picked up by our yard waste collection crew. Some piles/logs will be left behind by crews. That cannot be collected without use of a loader.

Branches and debris update. Two options for Wauwatosa residents:

DROP OFF CENTER
We're waiving fees for storm debris that you take to the Drop Off Center through August 28. The Drop Off Center is open Wednesdays 7:30am - 7:00pm and Saturdays 7:30am - 4:00pm.

CURBSIDE PICK UP
🔹 Storm damage can be placed at the curb until August 22, and we'll pick it up for free. You don't have to fill out a request form for this. After that date, we will make one final pass of the City. Once that pass is completed, residents will have to call and arrange for a paid special collection.

🔹 Branches must be cut to less than 4 feet in length, and if possible bundled with twine. Bundles should weigh less than 50 pounds.

🔹 Please place all branches and debris at the curb. Please do not rake debris into the street gutter, as this will clog catch basins if it rains.

🔹 Some of the debris might be picked up by our yard waste collection crew. Some piles/logs will be left behind by crews. That cannot be collected without use of a loader.

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7725 W. North Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI
53213

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