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Menomonee Valley Industrial Center wins brownfield award
Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley Industrial Center and Community Park won the 2009 People’s Choice Phoenix Award, announced recently at the 2009 Brownfields National Conference in New Orleans. The Phoenix Awards are the nation’s top honors recognizing excellence in brownfield redevelopment. The Menomonee Valley project had already received the EPA Region 5 2009 Phoenix Award and recently won the 2009 Brownfields Renewal Environmental Impact Award. The Menomonee Valley Industrial Center, located at the west end of the valley near Miller Park, was created by the redevelopment of the 133-acre former Milwaukee Road shops facility, which was abandoned in 1985. The city did substantial cleanup work to redevelop the site. Today six companies with a total of 700 employees have moved into new facilities in the Menomonee Valley Industrial Center.

Plunkett Raysich hired to create Milwaukee River greenway plan
The Milwaukee River Work Group recently hired Milwaukee-based Plunkett Raysich Architects to create a greenway master plan for the Milwaukee River between the North Avenue dam and Silver Spring Drive. The plan will link public and private land along the river in Milwaukee, Shorewood and Glendale to create a continuous system of wildlife habitat and recreational access.

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