The Global Water Center is in the spotlight again. A Global Water Technology Park is under construction in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood. The 17-acre vacant property will be transformed, along with Reed Street Yards, in an attempt to further develop the area. The Global Water Center has been a huge success so far, and as a result, the building is getting more and more tenants, as its current tenants expand. The planned site will be home for these future spin-offs.
According to Dave Reid of Urban Milwaukee, “The water technology park will be located just west of the water center. To help transform Reed Street Yards, the city is spending $6.2 million to construct a new street with permeable pavement in its parking lane along with such environmental touches as bio swales, rain gardens and recycled water piping (purple pipes). The city is also creating an extension of the Hank Aaron State Trail and a new RiverWalk.”
Milwaukee has been dubbed “Freshwater Capital of the World”, and is upholding its name, as construction moves forward to enhance the local water industry.