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The Menomonee Valley in the News

Spring/Summer 2013

Green Acres, Once Again (JSOnline)

Solaris' Menomonee valley HQ Project wins Milwaukee Committee Approval (The Business Journal)

Potawatomi's Renewable Energy Plant Celebrate their Opening (WTMJ)

Three Bridges Park Blossoms with Wild Space's Acts of Wilderness (ExpressMilwaukee.com)

Hundreds flock to the grand opening of Three Bridges Park in the Menomonee Valley
(Milwaukee NNS)

"Three Bridges Park" to Open on July 20th (Press Release) On Thursday May 16th, "Three Bridges Park" was announced as the name selected for the new park opening this summer in the Menomonee Valley.

Lakefront Brewery plans to expand into the Menomonee valley (Fox6Now)

Preview of Three Bridges Park in Menomonee Valley (Fox6Now)

Harley-Davidson plants 110 trees in the Menomonee Valley (Fox6Now)

Rishi Tea to build $4.9 million headquarters in the Menomonee Valley (JSOnline)

New Park in Menomonee Valley will be named Three Bridges Park (JSOnline)

Menomonee Valley park, dubbed 'Three Bridges,' to open in July (BizJournals)

Three Bridges Park completes Menomonee Valley transformation (Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service)

Three Bridges Create Park and Sparks of Community (WUWM)

Real Milwaukee visits the Urban Ecology Center (RealMilwaukeeNow.com)

Community invited to submit ideas for name of new park in the Menomonee Valley (UrbanMilwaukee.com)

Pedestrian Bridge Will Connect Milwaukee Domes with Menomonee Valley (WUWM News)

Menomonee Valley Partners works to lure people to 'discover' valley (Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service)

Potawatomi Breaks Ground on $18.6 million Renewable Energy Project in Menomonee Valley (Milwaukee Community Journal) The Forest county Potawatomi Community (FCPC) recently broke ground on its $18.6 million waste-to-energy project, one the first of its kind in the Milwaukee-area. The facility will convert waste materials generated by food and beverages industries to electricity. Visit the link above for more details!

Burnham Canal wetland project approved (Journal Sentinel) A 1,500-foot-long wetland will be created inside a historic shipping channel in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley by the fall of 2014, as part of a $3.4 million project approved Monday by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District's commission.

New Momentum in Menomonee Valley (BizTimes.com

Urban Park Designed to Blend Exploration and Education(WUWM 98.7)

Menomonee Valley Comes to Life (Shepherd Express)

Name Milwaukee's New Menomonee Valley Park (UWUM News)

Public Suggestions Sought in Naming New Park (OnMilwaukee.com)

Phenology group documents change in Menomonee Valley (JSOnline.com)


2012

Ground Broken on New segment of Hank Aaron State Trail(Fox News) Watch this short video news clip from Fox News on Hank Aaron’s visit to the Menomonee Valley.

Twisted Fisherman, Valley's latest business, opens to praise: A former boat yard at 1200 W. Canal Street is now a riverfront destination for seafood and drinks.

Hank Aaron State Trail Featured on Cover of Rails to Trails Magazine: read more about the Hank Aaron State Trail and why outdoor enthusiasts from all over the map are discovering it.

WUWM: Milwaukee's Industrial Valley Lands New Tenants: Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley is continuing to draw in new industry and good jobs

The Menomonee Valley Partners Partner Up with the Urban Ecology Center/Neighborhood Project
Radio Milwaukee interviews Laura Bray of Menomonee Valley Partners and Beth Fetterley Heller of the Urban Ecology Center about the partnership between the two agencies.

New Bridge to the Valley (UrbanMilwaukee.com)

Pedestrian bridge in the Menomonee Valley (Urban Wilderness)

Landworks Wisconsin Expands business; purchases facility in Menomonee Valley (CassidyTurley.com)

Making Milwaukee Great: Hank Aaron State Trail”(CBS News 58)

Potawatomi debuts renovated expo center(Milwaukee BizTalk)

Menomonee Valley Getting New Park (Journal Sentinel)

Urban Ecology Center opens near MU (Marquette Tribune)

New Urban Ecology Center ‘big shot in the arm’ for Valley (Neighborhood News Service Milwaukee)

New Urban Ecology Center Branch Finds Home in Former Brownfield (MUWM 89.7) Susan Bence, Environmental Reporter for WUWM 98.7 interviews the Urban Ecology Center- Menomonee Valley Branch manager Glenna Holstein for a preview of what the Center will offer to local residents.

Urban Ecology Center’s branch combines education, environment (Journal Sentinel) Another great article by the Journal Sentinel describing how the new Urban Ecology Center in the Menomonee Valley will benefit local schools.

The Hammer Marks a milestone on Hank Aaron State Trail (JSOnline Sports Blog) Find out what Hank Aaron had to say about the groundbreaking ceremony for an expansion of the Menomonee Valley bike path in his name. 

Airline Yards Another Home Run for Hank Aaron (Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin) In case you missed it, Dave Schlabowske from Bicycle Federation Wisconsin gives a firsthand account of the entire groundbreaking ceremony, complete with great photos!

From Brownfields to Greenspace (University of Iowa College of Public Health) Learn about the Menomonee Valley-From the Ground Up and a Medical College of Wisconsin student’s research on the impact that this project is having on the Valley. 

Hank Aaron joins the celebration of nature’s return to the Menomonee Valley (Tom Held, www.OnMilwaukee.com

Ground Broken for 24-acre park in Menomonee Valley(Neighborhood News Service Milwaukee)  Edgar Mendez reviews the groundbreaking ceremony as part of the MVP/UEC, inc.,Menomonee Valley-From the Ground Up.

New Life in the Valley: Menomonee Valley's rebirth featured in Wisconsin Bicycle Federation's blog

The Menomonee Valley Partners Partner Up with the Urban Ecology Center/Neighborhood Project Radio Milwaukee interviews Laura Bray of Menomonee Valley Partners and Beth Fetterley Heller of the Urban Ecology Center about the partnership between the two agencies.

Community Real Estate Guide Community Spotlight: The Menomonee Valley
January, 2012

2011

Urban Ecology Center breaks ground in Menomonee Valley
Fall, 2011

Commute on Hank Aaron State Trail Opens Tales From the Road
June, 2011

Menomonee Valley Passage tapped for design award
May 30, 2011 

Pedestrian bridge proposed
May 16, 2011 

St. Paul Avenue Endorsed for Retail Grants
May 16, 2011 

St. Paul Avenue revitalization planned
May 8, 2011 

EPA Holds Public Meeting to Address Burnham Canal Clean Up
Spring, 2011

Spring Migration Attracts Fishermen to Heart of City
April 25, 2011 

DOT plans to extend Hank Aaron State Trail in summer
March 29, 2011 

Anglers try to land Rainbow Trout in Menomonee River
Spring 2011 appears to be near as fishermen take to the Valley!

Helios USA opens in the Menomonee Valley
One of the Valley's newest companies begins production of solar panels for green energy production.

 

2010

IndependenceFirst works to make Menomonee Valley Restoration Accessible
The winter newsletter from IndependenceFirst shares how to get to the Valley by foot, bike, or wheelchair.

Menomonee Valley Partners wins Trail Advocacy Award
MVP has been nationally recognized by the American Trails Association for its work on behalf of the Hank Aaron State Trail.

Wisconsin Builder goes behind the scenes to report on the Urban Ecology Center design process.
Students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design are working with professionals from Berghammer Corp., Butler, and Uihlein/Wilson Architects Inc., to design the UEC’s third branch.

Hank Aaron State Trail news: a three run homer for Hank!
Four mile extension opens, redevelopment of 24 acres revealed, and UEC branch to open

Trail segment, garden planned for Valley land
Former railroad switching area will become part of Hank Aaron State Trail

Plans reveal future for 'Airline Yards' of Menomonee Valley
Trail, bridges, community gardens part of redevelopment plan for Airline Yards

Zilber Neighborhood Initiative expands south side revitalization
Menomonee Valley Partners and Urban partnership receives grant Ecology Center

Menomonee Valley Honored in National Competition
Project is named a finalist in NLC's 2010 Awards for Municipal Excellence

Bridge over Hawley Road installed on Hank Aaron State Trail  
100-foot bridge over Hawley Rd. will carry bikers and pedestrians

Planting Flowers with Names in the Menomonee River Valley
Cheri Briscoe talks with 88.9 Radio Milwaukee about the work she does at the Urban Ecology Center.

Berghammer joins with Urban Ecology Center to build new community center in Menomonee Valley
Berghammer Construction Corporation and Uihlein Wilson Architects to build third branch of the Urban Ecology Center

Hank Aaron State Trail to Add a Bridge
A Federal grant allows for additions to be made to the Oak Leaf Trail and the Hank Aaron State Trail.

Menomonee Valley Redevelopment Highlighted in Business Insurance Magazine
City's efforts address liability concernsfor new development (broken link)

Palermo Villa Expansion Breaks Ground
Palermo's Pizza manufacturer starts 100,000 s.f. expansion

Construction Begins on Valley Passage
Multi-party collaboration links residents to jobs and recreation

Ingeteam to Begin Building Wind Power Facility
Menomonee Valley site chosen from among 80 US cities

Helios-USA Signs Menomonee Valley Lease
Company to be manufacturing solar panels

Groups Hope to Restore Milwaukee's Urban Rivers
Menomonee River restoration efforts underway

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