MKE Streetcar Development Guide
A Driver of Economic Development & Link to Downtown's Offerings
Fostering economic development is a primary goal that was established at the onset of The Milwaukee Streetcar project. Cities such as Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis and Tucson have all seen significant development occur within close proximity to their fixed-rail systems. Milwaukee anticipates similar benefits and is taking steps to leverage the streetcar's full economic development potential.
What drives this economic boom is the attraction to permanency. Developers and businesses are drawn to fixed-rail routes because they know their investment will be serviced for the long-term. The Milwaukee Streetcar will create the same level of confidence and predictability to foster economic development, as have similar systems in other cities.
The MKE Streetcar Development & Investment Guide
To promote similar opportunities in our city, Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 lead the creation of The MKE Streetcar Development & Investment Guide to promote the many development, redevelopment and commercial lease opportunities that exist along or within walking distance to the Phase 1 main line and Lakefront Line extension routes. The MKE Streetcar Development & Investment Guide features the most opportune development sites and available commercial spaces that benefit from the economic development potential that is being unlocked by the proximity to the initial phases of The Milwaukee Streetcar system.
Click the image above to download your copy of The MKE Streetcar Development & Investment Guide.
YOUR LINK TO MANY OF DOWNTOWN’S ATTRACTIONS & AMENITIES
In addition to the economic development merits, which are already starting to top the headlines, the Milwaukee Streetcar system’s Phase 1 and Lakefront lines will connect residents, workers, and visitors to most of Downtown’s attractions and amenities.
Click on the image below to download for a summary chart, map and detailed listing of the hundreds of ground floor businesses and amenities that are along the initial routes or within a short 2 block walk.