Marjorie Rucker, LISC Milwaukee’s commercial revitalization specialist, is focusing her efforts on restoring commercial corridors in the central city.
Ten years ago the old railway corridor that splits the Riverwest and Harambee neighborhoods was in disrepair. The trail that the train tracks ran along was a hub for illegal dumping, crime and drug use. Today – after extensive rehabilitation – the trail has been transformed into a tree-lined community space.
A new artisan cheese factory in Walker’s Point will be “small, local and value-driven,” according to owner Robert Wills, who plans to open the “Clock Shadow Creamery” in the next month. The operation, located in an environmentally friendly building, will be “green” from top to bottom.