Riverworks Safe Growth

Client: Riverworks Development Corporation

Location: Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI

CDS assisted Riverworks MKE to develop and implement Safe Growth strategies along E Keefe Avenue. CDS designed improvements on several sites that focused on safety and community integration. Design solutions included additional lighting, interactive gathering spaces, and community gardens. Benches were also designed to help define boundaries and promote social gathering.

This project focused on the Commercial corridor of Keefe Avenue between North Palmer Street and North 5th Street. This street has a considerable amount of vehicular traffic, due to a dedicated off ramp from I-43. It is heavily tree lined and is quite shady in summer months.