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City of South Milwaukee Shoreline ParkPublic Information Meeting #2November 11, 2014


Site Context

The 18.5 acre site is the location of the former Northwestern Barrel Superfund SiteSite was deeded to the City of South Milwaukee in 2011 and final clean-up of site completed in 2012Opportunities to connect to other featuresSouth Milwaukee Arboretum (2 blocks west)South Milwaukee Yacht Club (1/3 mile north along shoreline)Grant Park (1/2 mile north along shoreline)Settlement agreement requires that the City must provide public access


Site Features

Gradual slope up from shoreline is unique in this area which is dominated by significant steep bluffsCoastal wetland at confluence of ravine and lake

Severe ravine erosion results in large sediment contribution to Lake Michigan, negative impacts to the coastal wetland and a public safety hazard

Currently, there is no defined public access

(Source – USACE Great Lakes Oblique Viewer,


Summary of Project Objectives

Create a document that will guide subsequent design and construction

Reduce impacts of non-point pollution

Develop approach to stabilize ravine

Provide public access to passive area and shoreline

Protect and preserve the City’s natural heritage and environmental corridors

Increase opportunities for public interaction with Lake Michigan


Initial Concept Schemes and Public Comment (PIM #1)

Site Security

Standing water in bioretention cell / relation to groundwater and building

Amount / Location of Parking

Debris and drainage management of snow storage area

Exposing past contamination

Site access of people of all ages / abilities


Summary Refined Concept Plan


Comments and Questions


City of South Milwaukee Shoreline


Public Information Meeting #2

November 11,





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