Sweeping changes are underway in downtown Milwaukee, from the new Bucks arena and the transformation of the Grand Avenue mall to development along the Milwaukee lakefront and in the Westown neighborhood.
Architecture and urban planning students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will reveal their vision for a revitalized, pedestrian friendly corridor along Clybourn and Michigan streets that links the lakefront to western downtown during an open house Tuesday, May 9, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 644 S. Fifth St.
The two streets are currently a pass-through area, due to their concentration of surface lots and structures for parking cars. Urban Design Studio students developed ideas that, while conceptual in nature, offer a realistic look at transforming the two streets.
“Michigan and Clybourn streets can connect Milwaukee’s downtown development projects and serve as a gateway into downtown,” said Carolyn Esswein, professor of practice in the School of Architecture & Urban Planning at UWM. “Development needs to be pedestrian friendly and provide uses that support existing development while creating new opportunities to serve the people who live and work downtown, as well as visitors to the area.”
Esswein’s Urban Design Studio collaborated with the TKWA Urban Lab at Kubala Washatko Architects for the project, and TKWA Urban Lab will host the presentation at 644 S. Fifth St.
Esswein’s Urban Design Studio collaborated on the project with Kubala Washatko Architects, whose TKWA Urban Lab will host the presentation at 644 S. Fifth St.
For more information, contact Carolyn Esswein at 414-229-6165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.