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All Story Hill residents are strongly encouraged to attend one of the two Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) public hearings this week to share your position concerning the proposed I-94 east/west freeway project.  WisDOT has published its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) - a 700+ page document that you can find online or at several area libraries - Central, Washington Park, Forest Home  (all Milwaukee) or West Allis and Wauwatosa public libraries.

Meeting details:

Public Hearing - I-94 East/West Freeway Project
Wednesday, December 3
3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.:  Formal presentation by WisDOT followed by verbal testimony by attendees 
Tommy Thompson Youth Center
Wisconsin State Fair Park
640 S. 84th St - Enter Gate #5

The Coalition for More Responsible Transportation (CMRT) will hold a press conference at 4:30 p.m. outside the Pettit Ice Center to talk about an alternative freeway/transit plan.  
Everyone is welcome to attend.

OR

Public Hearing - I-94 East/West Freeway Project
Thursday, December 4 
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.: Formal presentation by WisDOT followed by verbal testimony by attendees
Marquette University High School
3401 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Enter from the Michigan St. parking lot

WisDOT is collecting public input on TWO FREEWAY EXPANSION OPTIONS ONLY - the eight-lanes-at-grade option and the 'double deck" option.  

To help residents get a better idea of what both options might look like, WisDOT will have two 3-dimensional models at the meetings for residents to study - one for the 8-lanes-at-grade, and one for the double deck.  You will note that the models also include a sound barrier wall "installed" in Bluff Park along Story Parkway to illustrate what that structure might look like.  

For your reference, I am attaching the June 2014 (most recent) Story Hill Neighborhood Association (SHNA) position paper on the freeway study.  I also am attaching an informational sheet from the CMRT.  

You of course are free to express your own thoughts and position concerning the freeway study.  

All comments will become part of an official record if submitted to WisDOT by Tuesday, January 13, 2015.  
You can state your comments verbally at one of the two December public hearings, or you can submit your comments in writing - either at the meeting(s) or by January 13, 2015.

A final Environmental Impact Study is scheduled to be released in June 2015, which will include the option chosen by WisDOT.

More references for you:


Recent media accounts concerning funding for WisDOT projects:

I plan to attend both public hearings, and I hope to see you there.

Questions?  Let me know.

Take care everyone, and thank you for supporting the Story Hill Neighborhood Association.

Sandy Rusch, President
SHNA
317 N. 50th St.
302-9591


Story Hill a "Next Big Neighborhood"

 
Check out this April 2013 Milwaukee Magazine article proclaiming that Story Hill is one of the "next big neighborhoods" for buying a home.
 
Confirms what we've known all along!

 
Announcements

SHNA Sheepshead Group

Do you play Sheepshead?  Would you like to be part of a neighbor group that plays regularly?  We are gathering names, email addresses and phone numbers of those that would like to be part of games going on in the 'hood.  Please contact Timothy Tym at no1musician64@gmail.com or 414-852-7704 for more details.

Join or Renew Your SHNA Membership for 2015

Story Hill neighbors are invited to renew their membership in or join the Story Hill Neighborhood Association in 2015.  Dues for 2015 have stayed at last year's reasonable rates: $15 for a family; $10 for an individual; and $5 for an individual with a fixed income.
(Posted 09/2011)

Milwaukee's Home Run Of Trails Article

Story Hill's very own Mike Brady is featured in this "Rails to Trails" article.