After months of one-on-one interviews, focus groups, neighborhood meetings and data collection, Layton Boulevard West Neighbors is ready to finalize a strategic plan for the neighborhoods of Silver City, Layton Park and Burnham Park.
The facilities at Longfellow School and Journey House have long been overcrowded and distressed, but that will soon change. Construction has begun on the Journey House Center for Youth and Family Athletics. The new addition will serve both institutions by providing a new cafeteria, kitchen, gym, computer labs and classrooms.
Five decorative gateway markers, meant to introduce the city to the historic Clarke Square neighborhood, remain in a warehouse after the city of Milwaukee denied permits at three of the original planned locations. The city is continuing to work with the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative as it searches for new homes for the markers.