Pumpkins Decorated for YOU!

Metcalfe’s Market partnered with Wauwatosa School District to decorate pumpkins.  These pumpkins, decorated by West High School Best Buddies Club and the district’s Next Step Community Transition Services program participants, are available for sale at our local Metcalfe’s Market, located in the Village.

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Don’t miss the Village Open House and Holiday Cheer

Over twenty Village businesses have gathered to bring you cheer this holiday!  You’re  invited to kick off your holiday shopping at the Village Open House, November 7-9 and then to continue your Holiday Cheer throughout the season with participating businesses offering specials and a promotional give away.  You won’t want to miss Santa’s arrival by Wauwatosa Fire Department firetruck followed by our tree lighting, carols, hot cocoa and more!  Click here for more details.

Milwaukee Avenue Project

The Milwaukee Avenue sewer installation work will occur through November at which time they will install the asphalt patch until Spring 2015. From November until the spring construction resumes Milwaukee Avenue will be fully open to through traffic. When construction resumes in Spring 2015 the contractor will install the storm sewer and water main. They will also install new energy efficient LED lighting and rebuild Milwaukee Avenue from curb to curb, including driveway approaches and intermittent sidewalk repairs. Click here for more details on the Milwaukee Avenue project.

What’s happening on Menomonee River Parkway?

Led by the Milwaukee County Parks Department,  the Menomonee River Parkway project has been divided into two sections: Congress Street to Burleigh and Church Street to Burleigh.  Obviously the latter impacts the Village and surrounding neighborhoods.  This project calls for a new roadway “improved storm water management, segments of new multi-use trail, updated parkway lighting and the introduction of green infrastructure elements such as bioswales and rain gardens,” according to a recent email from The County Executive’s office.

Last year, $3.2 million in capital budget was set aside to begin reconstructing while next year’s budget, which is pending approval,  calls for an additional $3.8 million  to complete the parkway from Church Street to Burleigh.

Partners in the project include the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), Friends of Hoyt Pool, City of Wauwatosa, City of Milwaukee, Mount Mary University, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

The entire project is anticipated to be wrapping up in the fall of 2015.

For more information about this project, click here.