Thank you to everyone who participated in the design studio on May 17th. We received lots of great input!
The project team was also fortunate to attend the First Midtown Annual Meeting on May 18th, and had an opportunity to introduce the project.
Before wrapping up the design studio, we were able to visit with many of you on May 19th to discuss concepts and illustrations for the future of MidTown.
What’s next? The project team will continue to refine the concepts and explore new possibilities before returning in July to visit with the Steering Committee. Concepts will be slowly released starting in late-July until our Open House in August.
Have an idea that you wanted to share but missed the design studio? E-mail Jen Ferguson, Economic Development Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
A big thank you to everyone who participated in the kick-off meeting! The ideas we received for Midtown Tosa are extremely helpful as we begin to understand what makes this stretch of North Avenue so great. If you weren't able to attend that is ok! There are plenty more opportunities to participate -
1. Take the online survey,
2. Submit comments through the "Get Involved" tab above, and
3. Check out the schedule for future public events...next up is the interactive design studio on May 17th - 19th.
This is YOUR plan!
MidTown Tosa is creating a Strategic Master Plan to guide the future of the district and needs your help - whether you work, visit, or just travel through MidTown Tosa, we want to hear from you!
You are invited to attend a kick-off meeting on April 27th. Learn about the planning process and share your ideas about challenges and opportunities, current conditions, and desired improvements to make downtown an better place to visit, live, work, and play. The event includes a short presentation at 6pm, followed by small-group discussion.
We want to hear from you! Please help us understand the opportunities and challenges facing the MidTown Tosa district by taking a short survey. The survey is just one more way to provide your input throughout the Strategic Master Planning process. Simply click the link below to begin!
The MidTown Tosa Strategic Master Plan is underway! On March 28th, the Steering Committee met for the first time. The Steering Committee includes representatives from various interest groups including business owners, neighborhood residents, developers, and other property owners. The Committee will meet regularly to provide their input, ideas, and direction for what the downtown plan needs to include and address, in addition to several input events open to the public.
During the first meeting, the Committee was introduced to the process and scope of the project. More importantly, the committee identified strengths and challenges facing downtown. Major themes were categorized by:
To get involved, (1) take the survey here and (2) submit your ideas using the "Get Involved" tab!
With the recent formation of MidTown Tosa Inc and a continued growth of development, the City of Wauwatosa has begun a process to create a Strategic Master Plan for the portion of W. North Avenue known as MidTown Tosa with the help of RDG Planning & Design and Ayres Associates.
A Strategic Master Plan describes a desired vision for the future of the district and provides recommendations to achieve that future. A Plan helps decision makers, stakeholders, and community members define redevelopment opportunities and improvements throughout the corridor. Doing so establishes a framework to ensure policies and decisions help achieve those aspirations over time. More than a snapshot in time, the plan will be a living document, used and updated by decision-makers, property owners, businesses, and residents. The Plan will provide a measured assessment of present conditions and future redevelopment opportunities that focuses on meeting the needs of the Midtown Tosa neighborhood and community at large.
To ensure that the plan represents the vision of those who live, work, and play in the area, we encourage you to share your opinions and join in the public participation process, consisting numerous interviews, workshops, and public meetings in the coming months. This input will be joined with the analysis of existing conditions to develop a framework for the future of MidTown Tosa. Learn how to participate or contact us directly by visiting the "get involved" tab. You can also learn more about the process by exploring this project website which will remain current throughout the process.