Posted inNeighborhood News, Politics

Rising Property Assessments in Riverwest

In the past year, Riverwest property values increased faster than any other neighborhood in Milwaukee, leaving many residents surprised and concerned. In Milwaukee, residential property values increased by almost 10 percent overall. The average increase in Riverwest was around 24 percent, while in some pockets of Riverwest, average property values almost doubled. “I was shocked,” […]

Posted inFurther Down Stream

May 2004

Riverwest’s summer outdoor music concerts, Gordon Park Grooves, may be canceled this summer. The series, while popular with the neighborhood, has not made enough to cover band and equipment costs. Organizers of the concerts — The Tracks, Linneman’s, and Lakefront Brewery — are looking for sponsors to help underwrite these costs. Interested organizations, corporations, businesses, […]

Posted inEditorials

Why Not?

s-linne.jpgby Sonya Jongsma Knauss

Riverwest has a reputation as an activist neighborhood, and for good reason. There are many people and groups here who take an active and visible role in both formal and informal “self-government” in our neighborhood — whether that means advocating for certain positions and ideals at city, county, state, or national government levels, or participating in a neighborhood organization or block club. But there are some groups that have been missing from the table.