I am writing to urge that all decision-makers involved at the county level keep the community in mind as they study, research and deliberate about the future of the Mitchell Park Domes. The Domes are an integral part of the identity of Milwaukee in general, but of the Clarke Square neighborhood in which they reside in particular.
There is great pride and identity in pointing out to visitors and friends from other parts of the city that our neighborhood is familiar to them because they already “know the Domes.”
We are concerned that up until this point, no decision-maker has made a commitment publicly that the treasure and asset that are the Domes will be preserved and enhanced going forward. While there may be some who would indicate otherwise, I am sure there is overwhelming support and public will to make the necessary investments to repair the Domes and to invest in their structural integrity and architectural significance in ways that will conserve them as an asset to our neighborhoods, our city, our county and our region for many decades to come.
The County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a public hearing for Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. in the Annex Green House, 524 S. Layton Blvd. I look forward to learning more about the current state of the situation on that evening and encourage as many neighbors as possible to attend, to learn more and to make their opinions known. More importantly, however, I hope to hear the decision-makers in attendance offer up a commitment to preserve and enhance this important regional icon.