Milwaukee County benefits from Stimulus

Straight from Milwaukee County First:

Earlier this month, Governor Jim Doyle announced more stimulus money coming to Milwaukee to do clean up on sites.

Tom Daykin of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on this:

The former Tower Automotive Inc. site will be the target of $1.1 million in federal stimulus cash to help redevelop the property into a business park and other uses.


The money, aimed at cleaning sites contaminated by leaking underground storage tanks, will create an estimated 33 jobs in demolition and cleanup work, Doyle said.

The funds, provided through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, also will help redevelop the vacant and underused sites into businesses and housing, Doyle said, in a statement.


Other stimulus projects are:

• $864,845 for cleanup at the former Esser Paint property, at W. Galena and N. 32nd streets. That 3-acre site will be developed mainly for housing.

• $108,073 for cleanup at 411 W. North Ave. That property is adjacent to the former home of America’s Black Holocaust Museum, 2233 N. 4th St.

There you have it. Stimulus money is cleaning up polluted sites, creating jobs, business parks and new housing development. It is working to our benefit.


Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.