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South Milwaukee: comprehensive plan report

[Problems and potentials],   pp. [39]-41


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PROBLEMS                                                                            I
Natural Resources
Industrial
1. Oak Creek Flooding.
2. Oak Creek Ravine Impasse to Traffic Flow.
3. Steep Lake Michigan Shoreline constant bank erosion.
Regional and County Relationships
1. 1-94 traffic is approximately 4 miles west of City
center.
2. Chicago North Shore Railway Right-of-Way is used
in future for any type of mass transportation is still
over 3 miles from City center.
3. Proposed Pennsylvania-Nicholson Avenue, as major
north-south Industrial route is I mile from City center.
Neighborhoods
1. Some Streets still need proper surfacing, curb, gutter,
storm sewers, etc.
2. Dead ends at Oak Creek should receive cul-de-sacs
and old bridges removed.
3. Oak Creek Parkway should have more tot lot and
playground equipment, ball diamonds, soccer fields,
etc.
4. Mixed uses in Central City should be gradually elimi-
nated.
5. Further breakaway from Gridiron should be studied.
Commercial
1. Too much old building in business center - revitalize
through redevelopment.
2. Cudahy taking too much South Milwaukee trade -
recapture.
1. Diversification of Industry is needed.
2. Several industries too old, are not far from dying
stage.
3. New industry must be secured.
Community Facilities
1. Fire Station needed on west side.
2. Schools needed to northwest and southwest.
3. Playgrounds needed in central area especially.
4. Public Outdoor Swimming Pool needed.
5. Develop Soccer Fields.
6. New City Hall needed.
7. Civic Center needs organization.
8. Library expansion is needed.
9. Public Transportation System to City center is needed.
10. Tot lots needed.
11. Old age settlements, amusements and recreation
needed.
12. Storm Sewers needed.
13. Trash and Garbage Disposal needs updating.
Zoning
Changes needed as in report. Eliminate mixed, in-
compatible uses.
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