New ‘pocket park’ unveiled on Near West side

New ‘pocket park’ unveiled on Near West side

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At a recent press conference, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and other city officials broke ground on a new small-scale public greenspace on the site of a former vacant lot.

The site at N. 28th St. and McKinley Blvd. will be developed, using mostly private funds, into a sustainable park in the coming months.  

It is the most recent in a string of vacant lots being converted into public spaces around Milwaukee.

Click the podcast player above the photos to hear remarks from Keith Stanley, executive director of Near West Side Partners, the business improvement district representing neighborhoods near the development.

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