I know everything that is initially posted in this subforum has been posted on the other streetcar subforum. However since that forum was created for the Blue Line and we now have a map of where the Green Line / Lakefront Line will go I thought it would be appropriate to separate the two. This way when both lines are under construction the numerous articles and photo updates can have their own dedicated places to be posted.
City plans streetcar route to the lakefront
City of Milwaukee officials are in the early stages of planning an additional leg to the downtown streetcar route that would extend it to The Couture development that is proposed at the lakefront.
The city wants to add a streetcar leg to the lakefront because of the significant amount of development activity there including the 32-story Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons, the 17-story 833 East (Michigan Street) office tower, plans for The Couture and the proposed Westin Hotel, said Polenske.
Streetcar spur to lakefront awarded $14 million federal grant
Milwaukee received a $14.2 million federal grant to cover about half the cost of building a streetcar line to the downtown lakefront.
The streetcar route would lead to the downtown lakefront and includes a station in the proposed Couture apartment high-rise building at East Michigan Street and North Lincoln Memorial Drive. That route would run along East Michigan and East Clybourn streets. It also would run past the Clybourn Street property that Johnson Controls Inc. is studying for a major office tower development.
Milwaukee streetcar lakefront loop to start service in 2019
A Milwaukee streetcar spur to the lakefront will start service in 2019, the year after the city opens its initial downtown system, said Public Works commissioner Ghassan Korban.
That loop would run to and from the lakefront along East Michigan and East Clybourn streets, linking with North Broadway. The lakefront streetcar route got a boost this week with the award of $14.2 million in federal grant money. U.S. Transportation Under Secretary Peter Rogoff joined Mayor Tom Barrett and other city officials to share details on the grant Thursday.