Community Development

Development Process

All new buildings, expansions, and additions, including new uses require a site plan review and approval by the Plan Commission and Common Council.  Check with the city to see approval requirements. 

Site Plan Application and Requirements


Financial Resources

The City of South Milwaukee currently maintains several TIF Districts. The City will consider requests for assistance from development projects that generate new revenue from newly created property tax base above and beyond what is already in place. Competitive requests will have significant economic impact on the form of increased tax base, increased employment opportunities, significant private investment and a positive impact on the future development or redevelopment of the surrounding area. 

For projects that meet specific development goals of the City, and show significant economic impact, the City may consider negotiating other types of incentives.


Redevelopment Projects

1100 Milwaukee Avenue, Bucyrus Campus

Three office buildings are available for adaptive reuse along 10th Ave and Milwaukee Avenue in the heart of South Milwaukee's Downtown. Contact broker Cody Ziegler 414-269-2539, cziegler@boerke.com

2318 10th Ave 

RFPs were due November 8, 2022Aerial 2318 10th Opens in new window

A vacant city-owned property for sale at 10th & Marquette Ave: 30,600 SF located in South Milwaukee's Downtown District. Commercial or Mixed Use preferred development opportunity.

The city is currently working with A.K. Development for a 55-unit mixed use development facing 10th Avenue with rear parking.  
RFP LINK
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2001 7th Avenue AERIAL 2001 7th
RFPs were due October 12, 2022

A vacant city-owned property for sale: 2.5 acres adjacent to the Oak Creek Parkway environmental corridor, walking distance to Milwaukee County Grant Park, and two blocks from the Downtown, with restaurants, coffee shops and more. 

The city is currently working with Janssen-Bruckner for 8 single-family homes.  The Preliminary Subdivision Plat is under review.
RFP LINK
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1214 Milwaukee Avenue

A vacant city-owned lot for sale, previous site of the city water tower. Lot size 16,662 SF, adjacent to potential redevelopment opportunities.  The city will perform an environmental analysis on this site and the neighboring two properties to the east.

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1701 10th Avenue

City owned vacant lot for sale

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