Tami Mayzik
City Administrator City of South Milwaukee


2424 15th Avenue, South Milwaukee, WI  53172


Comprehensive Plan: Completed and adopted June 2003.

Basic process of approval or denial of a development plan: Initial review is done at staff level. Plan Commission and Common Council approval is required for all conditional uses and planned development Districts. If a developer or business requests TIF assistance then CDA approval is also required

TIF Districts: Currently South Milwaukee has three TIF districts that are open.

TIF No. 1: Created in 2000 as a blighted TIF. It is located between Milwaukee and Marquette avenue & Hwy 32. The type of development being sought includes commercial and mixed use commercial/ residential.

TIF No. 2: Also created in 2000 as a blighted TIF. It is located in between College Avenue & Hwy 32. The type of development being sought includes industrial, commercial and mixed use residential.

TIF No. 3: created in 2005 as a mixed use TIF. It is located in the vicinity of Drexel and Hwy 32. The type of development being sought includes commercial and residential

Redevelopment Aid: Financial incentives are primarily limited to the TIF districts. City is currently contemplating the creation of a Façade grant program to assist business owners.

Projects: The City has had a number of projects recently completed and several are ongoing.

Fee Schedule:

1) Conditional Use $100

2) Building Permits $0.25/sq. ft

3) TIF application $100

4) Rezoning $350

Time Schedule for Plan Approval: Approximately a couple months from initial review to final approval.

Building or Growth Moratoria: There are no building or growth moratoria in place now.

Environmental Issues: The City of South Milwaukee has a number of Brownfield sites that would be our biggest environmental issue.

Single Development Department: Most is funneled through Planning and Engineering. If TIF assistance is requested the CDA will also be involved in the process.    

Internet Connection:

– Basic Map

– Meeting Schedules for various commi tees/ commissions including agendas and minutes

– Inspection Department with Building, HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing Permits

– Comprehensive Plan Development Link with general information

– Various data tables used to help develop the City’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan

– Full Municipal Code

– Contact Information

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