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Milwaukee receives cleanup grants

The city of Milwaukee will use $600,000 in federal grants to clean three properties that are slated for future redevelopment.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency money is for three contaminated sites owned by the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee.

The money will help clean a property at 21st Street and Garfield Avenue that is slated for redevelopment as 23 single-family houses. The land is part of a larger residential project called The Legacy.

The money will also pay for the city to remove contaminated dirt from a former industrial property on the corner of 30th Street and North Avenue. The redevelopment authority envisions the site being developed as light industrial or potentially stores, but there are no developers attached to the site.

The redevelopment authority has approved an option to purchase the third property at North Edison Street and East Highland Avenue. Milwaukee developer Russ Davis, under his option to purchase the property from the redevelopment authority, would build an eight-story, mixed-use building, public green space, and a Riverwalk segment.

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