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Landscape Architect Walter Hood Leads Beerline Trail Extension Workshop

The Beerline Recreational Trail is a former rail corridor named for the cargo that supported Milwaukee’s thriving breweries over a century ago. After the Beerline route was no longer active, this space became an abandoned swath of wasted urban space stretching northwest through the neighborhoods of Harambee and Riverwest. About 10 years ago, Riverworks partnered …

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Riverworks: 25 years of Community and Economic Development

In 1992, as a result of Chrysler Corp announcing it was shutting down American Motors Corporation’s operations in Kenosha and Milwaukee, a number of leaders from private and public sector organizations decided to form a non-profit to acquire and sell the 38 acres that were unsold in Milwaukee’s northeast neighborhood. Those entities included: Riverwest Industrial …

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Riverworks Week 2016

Expanding Milwaukee’s Creative District! From Tuesday, September 13 – Saturday, September 17, Riverworks: Milwaukee’s Creative District hosted the third annual Riverworks Week. The busy week included outdoor celebrations, power packed summits, business competitions, networking, creative enterprise spotlights, morning starts at our pop-up cafe – even pony rides. On Tuesday evening we gathered on the Beerline …

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The Pink Cubes of Milwaukee’s Creative District

They re-emerged in early May. The mystical, alien-like pink cubes landed on the Beerline Trail unannounced and unadorned. What are they and why are they here? The six-foot-squared Cubes were originally created to promote last year’s Riverworks Week by BIGMPG Design/Marketing in partnership with FLUX Design, both Riverworks based businesses. The Cubes alighted in unexpected …

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Holton Street Development

Greeting Friends and Neighbors: The catalytic project along North Holton Street is now under construction; the site has been cleared of the former Lena’s/Kohl’s grocery store building. Riverworks Development Corporation is the developer and owner of the project. The Riverworks City Center project is a $2.5 million redevelopment at 3300 to 3334 N. Holton Street …

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Riverworks Financial Opportunity Center

Riverworks Financial Opportunity Center (FOC), supported by LISC Milwaukee, answers the call to help low-income individuals and families stabilize their long-term financial outlook.  FOCs offer comprehensive services in Milwaukee including: Employment Services The ability to obtain gainful employment is a necessity to a family’s financial security. The employment services offered at the centers may include …

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Riverworks Financial Opportunity Center VITA Site Tax Preparation

During the months of January, February and March Riverworks’ Financial Opportunity Center staff (FOC) and seven (7) dedicated IRS-Certified Volunteers focused their efforts on providing tax preparation services to low to moderate income individuals living in the Milwaukee area through the IRS VITA Site Program led by Coretta Herring and Constance Alberts both with ACTS …