-Dan Shafer, from the Milwaukee Record Carl Glasemeyer, 1000 Friends Transportation Policy Analyst is quoted in the article: “We support the removal of 794,” said Carl Glasemeyer, transportation policy analyst at 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, who specifically identified “Concept #2” among WisDOT’s publicly presented options as the one the group favors. “(We support this option) […]Read more about "What should be done with 794?"
By Jonmaesha Beltran / Wisconsin Watch, Wisconsin Watch May 23, 2023 After Esther Grams purchased her first business, she thought 2020 would be her year. It wasn’t. She navigated the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic like other business owners, and during that time, she realized she might have to relocate. That year, Gov. Tony Evers […]Read more about "How would widening Milwaukee’s I-94 affect residents near the highway?"
This week, the City of Milwaukee released their draft long-range downtown plan. Included in their proposed recommendations was removing I-794 and replacing it with new private developments, surface level streets and public spaces. The draft downtown plan will make the city a significant ally in the growing push to remove I-794. Additionally, according to the […]Read more about "City of Milwaukee endorses Rethink 794"
This week has been a newsworthy week for our Rethink 794 Campaign! Not only was the campaign covered in the Congress for New Urbanism’s (CNU) newly released “Freeways without Futures” report, but the plan also made it into the City of Milwaukee’s Downtown Plan draft recommendations. CNU’s biannual report highlights the top ten highways that local […]Read more about "Positive News for Rethink 794"
Press Release from The League of Wisconsin Municipalities. In a decision representing a major victory for Wisconsin municipalities and their taxpayers, the Wisconsin Supreme Court resoundingly rejected a big box commercial retailer’s attempt to demonstrate its tax assessment was “excessive” by using sales of dark and distressed properties as “reasonably comparable sales” to determine value. […]Read more about "Ding Dong the Dark Store is Dead"
Rethink 794 is going national after the campaign had the distinct honor of being featured in Fast Company this past week. With public meetings expected to start in the coming months, 1000 Friends is doing it’s best to keep the noise up about the highway-to-boulevard project that is its leading. The article “There’s not a neighborhood […]Read more about "Rethink 794 is going national"