Chronology of the East Village Conservation District

Editor’s Note: In the interest of preserving a record of the history of the East Village Association (EVA) Conservation District, Riverwest Currents offers this abbreviated version of the chronology offered at the Plan Commission public hearing, Nov. 8, 2004. March 16, 2000 – EVA Meeting Under Issues and Concerns in 2000, the EVA discussed efforts to “protect the area from runaway development.” July 2000 – EVA Newsletter Article “Conservation District: What do you like about your neighborhood buildings?” June 2001 – Special EVA meeting The EVA newsletter announced a joint presentation, “What Makes A Neighborhood A Special Place?” by EVA, City Historic Preservation Commission and the Alderman’s office, and requested input from the neighborhood for conservation district guidelines. August 2001 – Ald. D’Amato Mails Survey A survey was sent to every property owner in the East Village neighborhood asking them to rate the importance of regulating certain architectural features. There were 47 surveys returned. August 2001-August 2002 Conservation District Committee The EVA forms a Conservation District Committee to draft the Conservation District Guildelines. August 2002 – Presentation on Conservation District The EVA Newsletter announces a presentation on the National Register nomination and the Conservation District. June 2003 – EVA Newsletter Article “Conservation District – What is it?” October 2003 – Newsletter Article “Conservation District – City of Milwaukee.” April 23, 2004 – Ald. D’Amato Sends Postcards Postcards sent to every property owner in EVA asking them to attend a meeting to discuss plans for the East Village Conservation District. Meeting held Tuesday, May 11 at the Tasting Room, 1100 East Kane Pl. April 2004 – EVA Newsletter Article “Development that Respects History” updates residents on the Conservation District June 2004 – EVA Newsletter Articles “Conservation Overlay” reviews the May 11 meeting and encourages people to attend future East Village meetings to revise Conservation District guidelines based on further neighborhood input. “Maintaining the Village in East Village” recounts the Conservation District process, what it addresses and how it would be implemented. June 8, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, 2004 – EVA Meetings EVA holds regular meetings at 7 p.m. at the Tasting Room, 1100 E Kane Pl., on June 8, 2004; Oct. 12, 2004; and Sept. 14, 2004. The Conservation District is discussed at each meeting and final input is taken.