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Milwaukee's community renewal program: urban renewal techniques
(May 1964)

Perrin, Richard W.E.
[Letter of transmittal of urban renewal techiques report]


DEPARTMENT            OF    CITY     DEVELOPMENT
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR
RICHARD W. E. PERRIN, F.A.I.A.     155 EAST KILBOURN  AVENUE             FRANK 1. POLIDORI
Directo'                     MILWAUKEE 2, WISCONSIN                 Assistant Diredor
BRoadway 1-2978
May 15, 1964
The Honorable Henry W. Maier
Mayor, City of Milwaukee
The Honorable Common Council
City of Milwaukee
The Department of City Development is pleased to transmit this report on Urban Renewal
Techniques. In order to most effectively use renewal to improve Milwaukee there must be a clear
understanding of what renewal is and what it can accomplish.
As one of the Community Renewal Program studies, the renewal techniques were reviewed
in order to ascertain ways of improving Milwaukee's renewal process. Based on this study, improve-
ments are being recommended. With increasing experience in renewal the need for other modifica-
tions of the process will become apparent.
Milwaukee has considerable experience with clearance and redevelopment, but we have
just recently embarked on a conservation program. Substantial expansion of the conservation staff is
necessary to carry out this program.
In order to effectively implement the projects recommended in the Community Renewal
Program we will need to make adjustments in the renewal process as discussed in this report. Specific
recommendations on renewal techniques and policies are incorporated into the report on Projects and
Objectives.
Very truly yours,
RICHARD W. E. PERRIN, Director
Department of City Development


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