Real estate spotlight: Reimagining Highway 175

A charette from 2018 shows a redesigned intersection of Highway 175 and Lisbon Avenue, with a mixed-use development and supermarket where a grassy knoll now sits, separating the on and off ramps to the freeway spur.
A charette from 2018 shows a redesigned intersection of Highway 175 and Lisbon Avenue, with a mixed-use development and supermarket where a grassy knoll now sits, separating the on and off ramps to the freeway spur. Credit: Rendering by Engberg Anderson Architects

When the mile-and-a-half-long Stadium Freeway North was constructed in Milwaukee in the early 1960s, it split neighborhoods in two, putting a high-speed roadway amid residential streets, rendering acres of land unusable and creating complicated and often dangerous intersections near the entrances to vital business districts. With the Wisconsin Department of Transportation preparing to study the

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Cara covers commercial and residential real estate. She has an extensive background in local government reporting and hopes to use her experience writing about both urban and rural redevelopment to better inform readers. Cara lives in Waukesha with her husband, a teenager, a toddler, a dog named Neutron, a bird named Potter, and a lizard named Peyoye. She loves music, food, and comedy, but not necessarily in that order.

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