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Growing MKE Draft Plan

The comment form closed on June 2nd. We are reviewing and making updates to the plan. You can still view the plan at the link below.

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How will Milwaukee choose to grow?

Help set the framework for housing growth in the city!

What is Growing MKE?

The Department of City Development (DCD) is leading an effort called Growing MKE. Growing MKE is a citywide planning effort that will set a framework for housing growth and choice in Milwaukee. The project will result in a proposed amendment to the Citywide Policy Plan and updates to the City’s Zoning Code.

We aren’t starting from scratch… Growing MKE advances the goals and recommendations from several recent City of Milwaukee planning efforts. These plans were shaped through stakeholder and resident input and include recommendations to increase housing supply within the city of Milwaukee. Goals also include supporting new housing that creates walkable urban neighborhoods, increasing transit options and access to jobs, and providing more quality, affordable housing choices for all Milwaukeeans. This project will also advance Mayor Cavalier Johnson’s vision for economic prosperity, which includes updating the City’s Zoning Code to support new development and growth.


Did you miss the webinar on May 15th? Visit the Past Events tab to view the recording.
Did you miss attending on of the Public Meeting Open Houses on May 21 and May 23? The full set of Open House boards is available in English, Spanish, and Hmong under the Past Events tab.

Community Events and "Pop-ups"

  • Tuesday, May 28: McGovern Park Senior Center
    • 9:30am-12pm
    • 4500 W Custer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53218

Explore our FAQs for more answers to your questions.


Explore the Resources page for:

  • Materials from past events
  • Links to other Citywide housing plans (e.g. Climate & Equity Plan, Collective Affordable Housing Plan)
  • Growing MKE and zoning informational videos

What is Zoning?

The story of Milwaukee's zoning helps explain our housing choices today and impacts how we will grow in the future. Video is available in English, Spanish and Hmong.

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Name Unified Call Center
Phone (414) 286-CITY (2489)
Email UCCWebHelp@milwaukee.gov
Website city.milwaukee.gov