imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Controversial Near South Side Plan Heads To Zoning Committee

by H. Nelson Goodson Friday, May. 15, 2009 at 3:12 PM 414-383-1000 3206 W. National Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Historic Mitchell, National and Lincoln business districts seen as mix commercial, but the plan failed to acknowledge the present Latino businesses or to enhance their growth along these corridors

Controversial Near S...
mitchell_st.2.jpg, image/jpeg, 648x432

Historic Mitchell, National and Lincoln business districts seen as mix commercial, but the plan failed to acknowledge the present Latino businesses or to enhance their growth along these corridors

By H. Nelson Goodson

May 14, 2009

Milwaukee – On May 19, planners of the proposed Near South Side Comprehensive Area Plan will be presenting their plan to the City Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee. Their plan encourages Latino businesses throughout the district to cluster on the existing Cesar E. Chavez Drive Business Improvement District. The Historic Mitchell St., National Ave., and Lincoln Village business areas have their own district plans, and planners envision retail growth. However, they fell short on recognizing many of the existing Hispanic businesses along these business corridors, or build upon their current success and growth.

The economic strength of the South Side business districts has been the predominately Latino residents who reside along and around the districts. The plan identifies the area as “racial and ethnic diversity as an asset, but can also create some challenges.” The South Side and its neighborhoods have faced many challenges, and have over come them without the need of this type of plan, according to several area residents. The planners also wrote, “the area is home to many new immigrants some are legal and some are illegal.” But did not mention that many of the immigrants are tax paying residents and property owners on the South Side.

A Latin Quarter has been proposed on along S. 5th St. from West National Ave. to West Pierce St., but planners were divided on the issue with some of them preferring it on Cesar E. Chavez Drive. The Latin Quarter remains in limbo.

The 2nd Street corridor extends from approximately the Milwaukee River on the north, to W. Orchard Street on the south. Demand for commercial districts, the plan identifies 1st Street and 2nd Street as a main corridor ideal for lofts, and traditional storefronts within the rapidly developing area. Walker’s Point would be ideal for an array of housing options, diverse businesses and a concentration of cultural and entertainment destinations that would draw people from the region. But the plan does not focus on family oriented environment, housing, recreation or entertainment.

Silver City Main Street district located on West National and South 35 St., planners are recommending to build upon the area’s existing businesses with International and Asian goods; and encourage the development of an Asian market within Silver City.

The predominately Hispanic South Side district is one of the primary districts for generating tax revenue, including fees for licenses, permits, violations, etc., for the City of Milwaukee. The plan cites, “the Near South Side consistently showed signs of robust investment, business, and property value growth. Between 2002 and 2006, sales price per building square foot increased each year and rose from per square foot to per square foot. The annual value of all construction investments increased from .8 million to 4.1 million and averaged .3 million. The value of land per square foot for residential, commercial, mixed, and industrial use increased and exceeded that for the City of Milwaukee as a whole,” according to the plan market study.

The planners include the consulting firm of HNTB, Department of City Development planners, the Contract Management Team, and funding partners that donated at least ,000 for the study. The plan is not too friendly to temporary job agencies and auto car dealerships that sell affordable vehicles to the local residents. The planners propose green areas and residential redevelopment in place of local auto dealerships; especially, near and around the triangle corridors of South 19th, West Becher, and West Forest Home.

The planners are promoting through advocacy and the coordination of existing community-based programs to continue to provide employment training for the under educated labor force by local community based organizations. The plan suggests placing a technical college satellite campus in a neighborhood-shopping district similar to other cities. However, no studies were conducted to encourage local high schools to work along with local businesses and area universities to create college bound studies and provided funding for students to enroll in perspective colleges.

The plan mentions the growing need to meet housing needs in the South Side, and to protect current residents from displacement through gentrification. The plan calls for community leaders and the City to establish a Community Land Trust (CLT) in the South Side. However, to protect residents from displacement through gentrification was just a recommendation by the planners, instead of making sure the City Plan Commission, the Department of City Development, the City Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee, and the Milwaukee Common Council establish city legislation or ordinances assuring safe guards to prevent gentrification in Milwaukee.

The planners have been criticized for not having the plan in both Spanish and English, and for not reaching out to local residents. Former Deputy Director of Governor Jim Doyle’s office in Milwaukee, Ernesto Chacon said on Monday, he too was not notified or invited by the planners to participate in the Near South Side Plan while he worked for the governor. Chacon retired a year ago, and lives in the targeted plan area.

A Spanish version of the plan was not available before the City Plan Commission approved the plan on April 20th. But recently, the Department of City Development sent out an email that the plan’s summary is now in both English and Spanish, and is available by visiting the DCD website.

The Near South Side Plan now goes before the Zoning, Neighborhoods, and Development Committee, on May 19, at 9:00 a.m. in Room 301 B, City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Area residents are encouraged to attend and express their concerns about any items on the proposed plan.

"Words conveyed by wisdom and truth influence inevitable change" H. Nelson Goodson

Check out H. Nelson Goodson's profile and blog:


Report this post as:

Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 1 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
Nelson: please consider posting to the M-IMC site LA-IMC Saturday, May. 16, 2009 at 12:11 PM

Local News

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM


lausd whistle blower A11 6:58AM

Website Upgrade A10 10:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 8:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 6:58PM

Change Links April 2018 A01 6:27PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Cybermonde, cyberguerre, cyberespace, cyberterrorisme S24 6:35AM

Paraphysique de psychosomatique S22 6:58AM

Chuck Grassley: Women Abusing, Animal Murdering, Illegal War Supporting Criminal S22 2:58AM

Finance Capitalism and the Digital Economy S21 4:45PM

Muselières syndicales, muselières patronales S21 7:19AM

Jeff Bezos, Amazon, The Washington Post, Whole Foods, Etc S21 2:50AM

Why Choose Nut Milk Over Cows' Milk S21 1:01AM

Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement S19 9:53AM

Abolir l'économie S18 11:18AM

The Dictatorship of Corporations S17 5:26PM

18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting S17 3:13PM

Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue S15 6:51AM

Shopping du bashing S14 8:42AM

After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again S13 8:28PM

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen S12 9:30PM

Probabilités de fin d'humanité S12 6:49AM

Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW S11 2:57AM

Steer clear of work morality! S09 12:10PM

The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally! S06 11:23PM

August 2018 Honduras Coup update S06 12:28PM

Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges S06 6:14AM

Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts S05 8:29AM

Paraphysique de contextualité S05 8:29AM

Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism S03 3:39PM

Ex-voto de réification S03 10:24AM

Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Bush Operative Brett Kavanaugh A31 10:45PM

Paraphysique d'exploitation occultation A31 10:24PM

Ryan Zinke Is Charging Taxpayers For A Trophy Hunters' Council A31 2:10PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy