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May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Department of City Development Commissioner Lafayette Crump will discuss efforts to update the Downtown Plan and shape the next two decades of development, policies, and programs that enable a more walkable, vibrant, diverse, inclusive and resilient downtown. This lecture is part of Historic Milwaukee’s 40th annual Spaces & Traces program, offering tours on May 7.
The City of Milwaukee’s Department of City Development (DCD) and Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 are co-leading a comprehensive planning process with the community to shape the next two decades of development, policies, and programs that enable a more walkable, vibrant, diverse, inclusive and resilient downtown.
“Connec+ing MKE – Downtown Plan 2040” serves as an update to the 2010 Downtown Area Plan, which has been the blueprint for downtown’s transformation over the past decade. Projects first identified in the 2010 Downtown Area Plan that have since been completed include transforming the Park East Corridor with projects like the North End and the Deer District, revitalizing West Wisconsin Avenue, enhancing pedestrian connections between the Historic Third Ward and central business district, and developing the downtown lakefront.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Lafayette most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Diversity, Vendor and Engagement Officer for the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee of the Democratic National Convention, where he ensured community involvement, the inclusion of local and diverse businesses, and corporate adherence to ethical, environmental, and employment and accessibility practices.
Lafayette was also Chief Operating Officer of Prism Technical Management & Marketing Services, LLC, a multidisciplinary management consulting firm based in Milwaukee, WI, with an office in St. Louis, MO, and experience across the United States.