Milwaukee County Grounds Master Plan and Design Guidelines
This document was adopted by the Common Council on December 21, 2004, is a master plan intended to give an idea of possible development including approximate size and layout of buildings. It provides a scheme for approximately 800,000 square feet of new development while minimizing the environmental impact of the development on the surrounding areas. There is an emphasis on sustainable development practices and green building design as well as the preservation of the Eschweiler complex. In developing this plan, the goal was to provide direction on creating a high quality, environmentally friendly development without identifying specific uses. The guidelines provide control over the scale and design of buildings and spaces without mandating specific building footprints or locations. This allows the City to retain control over the final design while allowing maximum flexibility for developers to develop proposals that are economically viable.
Plan Cover and Table of Contents
Plan Part 1
Plan Part 2
Plan Part 3
If you have difficulty viewing via the website, a copy is available for viewing in the Department of Community Development as well as the Wauwatosa Library. You may also purchase a copy on CD for $5 from the Department of Community Development.
UWM Innovation Park
The Common Council approved plans for UWM Innovation, including the Change of Zoning, on May 4, 2010.
Curtis Stang, UWM Innovation Park, LLC and Craig Dillmann, Milwaukee County, applied for approval of a Business Planned Development and Change of Zoning in the northeast corner of Hwy 45 and Watertown Plank Road for the UWM Innovation Park. The proposed UWM Innovation Park
consists of 88.4 acres consisting of 11.4 acres for habitat protection
, 17.5 acres for DOT Hwy 45 improvements, with the remaining 59.5 acres available for development. A Master Plan & Design Guidelines
is being developed to guide the planning and development of the park.
UWM Innovation Park - Business Accelerator Facility
The City of Wauwatosa and the UWM Real Estate Foundation were awarded a $5.4 million dollar grant from the Economic Development Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, to construct a business accelerator facility and related infraststructure improvements. This 25,000 square foot, LEED silver-certified building inlcudes state-of-the-art laboratory facilities used by a number of academic and industry researchers. Information to the overall Innovation Park Campus can be found at the UWM Real Estate Foundation's website
On March 6, 2012, the City approved plans for a 25,000 sf technology incubator that will be located just north of the County Parks Building.