AWARDS SUPPORT THE FENCE LINE RESTORATION PROJECT
Another chapter in "Milwaukee's Green Corridor" will be written this summer with funding from the City's Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC) to restore the Lannon stone fence line along the former North Share Line on 6th Street south of Howard Avenue and install landscaping and enhancements between Howard & Norwich.
Led by the Garden District and with the strong support of 13th Dist Ald. Terry Witkowski and the coordinating energy of Bryan Simon, this project has attracted over $80,000 in donated materials and services and $30,000 in Community Improvement Program funds. The design (see drawing below) continues the theme of environmentally friendly asset development joining the newly installed brick-paved Farmers Market with the Community Gardens and a planned green-roofed amphitheater for community events. In addition to what is visible above ground is a water recovery, storage and pumping system to collect and recycle rainwater-keeping it from Wilson Creek.
Below is a slide show of some pictures showing the transformation that is taking place.