December 2014 -- On a 4-to-1 vote, the Common Council's Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee today recommended approval of the city’s tax incremental financing proposal, including funding for The Milwaukee Streetcar. View the Mayor’s committee presentation here and a meeting summary by UrbanMilwaukee.com here.
December 2014 -- Milwaukee Downtown, Business Improvement District #21’s board of directors has voted to support Mayor Barrett’s current $123.9 million streetcar plan. The motion to endorse the initiative was approved at the Dec. 4 board of directors meeting.
December 2014 -- The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee has approved two development districts that would raise funds for The Milwaukee Streetcar. This is an important step in the city’s plan to move the streetcar forward. Read more in the Milwaukee Business Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
December 2014 -- After reviewing the details of the city's plan to move the streetcar forward, several newspaper editorial boards have endorsed the effort. See the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's "Let's get Milwaukee's streetcar project off the ground" and "Milwaukee's downtown looking healthier," as well as the Milwaukee Business Journal's "Time to move on the streetcar."
November 2014 -- Several local news outlets have covered the City's announcement of its plans to move The Milwaukee Streetcar forward.
The announcement has been covered by the Milwaukee Business Journal, a Milwaukee Business Journal blog, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, UrbanMilwaukee.com, BizTimes and others.
November 2014 -- City unveils new plan to build on $2.6 billion in downtown investment by moving the streetcar project forward and adding a Lakefront Line.
City unveils new plan to build on $2.6 billion in downtown investment by moving the streetcar project forward and adding a Lakefront Line. The plan covers the Lakefront Line and utility costs without property tax dollars.