Park West Redevelopment Task Force Records, 1963-1983

Summary Information

Title: Park West Redevelopment Task Force Records
Inclusive Dates: 1963-1983

  • Park West Redevelopment Task Force
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 47

  • 9.6 cubic ft. (10 boxes)
  • 1 oversize folder

Archival Location:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Records of a non-profit organization created for urban redevelopment of the Park West Freeway corridor in Milwaukee. Includes committee meeting minutes, correspondence, maps, news clippings, photographs, project proposals, reports, and research studies. The collection documents the administration and staff of the Park West Redevelopment Task Force (PWRTF) and provides a detailed picture of its planning, strategies and proposals for land redevelopment. Executive Director David C. Hoeh and Assistant Director Brigid Sullivan-Flynn created the majority of the records, which pertain largely to their tasks of identifying areas for redevelopment, finding a suitable developer, and obtaining sustained funding for their endeavors. Hoeh's correspondence files contain his letters, proposals, and reports to and from city and state officers, community groups, and developers. The annual reports of the PWRTF provide a succinct overview of the organization's activities.

The collection contains detailed and extensive grant applications and reports in the files for the Milwaukee Community Development Agency, Milwaukee Department of City Development, Milwaukee Economic Development Administration, Urban Development Action Grants, and Wisconsin Department of Local Affairs and Development.

The photographs found in the collection provide excellent images of the Park West area, including aerial views, and pictures of homes. Sanborn maps of the area provide details on the types of housing and buildings.

Language: English

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