Developing Milwaukee Transit Center and Saving O’Donnell Park Strikes a Good Balance
Not a ton of time to comment on this issue, but consolidating buildings and making the inter module station the major transit hub in Milwaukee is a good idea. While there is technically some "park land" on top of the transit center, it's really just a few square feet of grass and a banquet room (which is very nice) that most people don't even know exist.
The cost of replacing the Downtown Transit Center with development overlooking Milwaukee's lakefront could end up being a bit less than originally thought.
The transit center was built in the early 1990s, and has been largely underused after express bus service from downtown to the far northwest side was dropped because of low ridership.
The city's new downtown plan recommends moving the transit center's bus operations to the Milwaukee Intermodal Station, 433 W. St. Paul Ave., and redeveloping the site with a mix of uses, including a public plaza. jsonline.com
This is a very Milwaukee specific issue so not everyone will know the area or care for that matter. But this strikes a good balance as the major park area at O'Donnell Park would remain intact and the adjacent underused land to the south could be developed.