Erie Street Plaza

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The proposed plaza is an open space catalyst that promotes flexible social interaction while creating a positive impact on the local environment.  It is a part of the Milwaukee Riverwalk, a two-mile-long corridor, which connects and provides access to waterfront neighborhoods, the Historic Third Ward, Downtown, and Beerline B, as well as multiple restaurants, brewpubs, shops, and other public spaces.  

The plaza design represents an adaptable space that encourages social activity and advances and supports ecological processes.  Plaza programming ranges in size and purpose, from festivals to weddings, fishing to carnivals, and from informal gatherings to coordinated events.  Ecologically, the plaza incorporates mechanisms that collect stormwater runoff and aid in repairing marshland conditions and contribute to groundwater recharge.     

ERIE STREET PLAZA
695 E. Erie Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Project Designer: Stoss
Scott Bishop as Associate Principal, Project Manager and Designer  

Collaborators
Graef Anhalt Schloemer and Associates
Light Th!s
Vetter Denk Architects