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MidTown Tosa Strategic Master Plan
Planning efforts are underway for the MidTown Tosa Strategic Master Plan, as MidTown Tosa Inc. and the City are working with RDG Planning & Design to prepare the Strategic Master Plan for the commercial district along North Avenue from N 76th Street to the Menomonee River. 

You are invited to attend an Public Open House on November 8 , 2017 - City Hall.

More information can be found at

Wauwatosa Life Sciences District Master Plan Concept
The concept plan is a product of a unique collaboration among the City of Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC) to develop a plan for the area around the Watertown Plank Road/Interstate 41 Interchange that balances environmental preservation with economic growth opportunities and quality of life issues. Information about the Life Sciences District Master Plan Concept is available here

Wauwatosa Life Sciences District Master Plan 

Active Tosa plan - Park/Rec Plan
The Active Tosa plan is a joint process between the City and the School District to plan for the community's future park and recreation needs.  Additional information about the plan can be found here.

The plan was adopted by the Common Council on October 3, 2017. 

Active Tosa - Park/Rec Plan

City Comprehensive Plan
A comprehensive plan is a document that details the vision of a city and outlines steps to take in order to achieve that vision. The comprehensive plan guides future decisions regarding land use, infrastructure, zoning, and overall city character. In Wisconsin, Smart Growth legislation requires municipalities to have an updated comprehensive plan in place by 2010.

The City of Wauwatosa adopted its Comprehensive Plan on December 16, 2008.  The plan is listed below: 

Redevelopment District No. 1
The objective of the Redevelopment Plan is to set a vision and implementation strategy for converting a deteriorating area of Walnut and Mayfair Roads into a vibrant, mixed use district.

Updated plan as of 9/1/15:
Redevelopment District No. 1 - Project Plan

Burleigh Triangle and Mayfair Road North Redevelopment Plan
As recommended in the City's Comprehensive Plan, the Mayfair Road North Plan is the first phase of what will eventually become a plan for the entire Mayfair Road corridor and also includes an update to the 2005 Burleigh Triangle Master Plan.  

Burleigh Triangle and Mayfair Road North Redevelopment Plan

East Tosa: North Avenue Plan

This plan for North Avenue between 60th Street and 76th Street that identifies ways to support existing businesses, attract new businesses, suggest potential streetscape and parking improvements and promote the creation of a viable business district that enhances the quality of life for the surrounding neighborhoods.

plan was adopted by the Common Council on Tuesday, July 5, 2011.

Village Area Plan

The plan creates solutions to wayfinding (making it easier for people to find their destinations), pedestrian safety and traffic flow, economic development, and aesthetics.

The plan was adopted by the Common Council on Tuesday, September 20, 2011.

Burleigh Street Triangle Redevelopment Plan
In 2005, the Wauwatosa Economic Development Corporation hired Vandewalle & Associates to create a redevelopment plan for the area north of Burleigh Street from approximately 112th to US 45, also commonly referred to as the Burleigh Triangle.

Redevelopment Plan
Market Analysis

Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Plan
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Plan Document was adopted by the Common Council in April, 2014 and can be viewed HERE.

The City of Wauwatosa developed a Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Plan to guide the development of bicycle pedestrian facilities in the city. In late 2012, the City of Wauwatosa hired Toole Design Group and the Wisconsin Bike Fed to produce a Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Plan. The plan assesses existing conditions for bicycling and walking, and makes recommendations to improve bicycling and walking conditions in Wauwatosa.

Why is this plan important?
Walking and bicycling are affordable, healthy and environmentally friendly ways of getting around. Many Wauwatosa residents already regularly walk or bicycle for transportation, exercise or just for fun. However, to make walking and bicycling appealing and accessible to more people, improvements should be made to the City’s walkway and bikeway network. This plan provides a path for the City to follow as it works with limited resources to provide safe and accessible transportation options to Wauwatosa residents.

What does the plan provide?
The Wauwatosa Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Plan focuses on increasing bicycle and pedestrian access and connections within Wauwatosa as well as connections to adjoining communities.The Plan provides recommendations focused on what are often known as the “Five E’s:”

Engineering: Improvements to physical infrastructure such as sidewalks, bike lanes, bicycle boulevards and shared-use paths.

Encouragement: Activities focused on encouraging people to walk and bike more such as Bike-to-Work-Week, bike rodeos and other events.

Education: Efforts focused on educating all users about the rules of the road. This includes motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

Enforcement: Proper enforcement of the rules of the road for all users.

Evaluation: Measuring efforts to improve bicycling and walking conditions including bike counts, miles of bike lanes or sidewalks, and other data collection.

Focusing on the Five E’s ensures that the plan will offer holistic recommendations bicycling and walking.

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