County Grounds Coalition

The City and Planners have shown yet another plan. One where they want to trade land that has been fought for, now under the jurisdiction of the Milwaukee County Board, for land that that the community has clearly stated they want to save.  Was this their ultimate goal? to start developing the east side of Discovery Parkway. There is no room left for any more compromises or land swaps. -All the remaining natural areas must be preserved. Coalition Map

The body of preservation work that has been accomplished over the past 20 years has resulted in plans—good plans—that protect these remaining natural areas, County Grounds Park, and protect the value these grounds have generated for Wauwatosa.

Our comments reflect the public’s position. link

A draft Environmental Report has been completed. These findings show the environmental impacts the WLSD plan would have on the area of the Sanctuary Woods.


Resolved to protect the remaining land on the Northeast Quadrant and have it designated as Parkland.

20 years later, the citizens of Milwaukee County are again working to finally protect this Milwaukee treasure for future generations-

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This is and overlay showing the area of the

Northeast Quadrant in question. Click for larger


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The Wauwatosa City Council and Mayor are proposing to develop the last undeveloped part of the County Grounds. If you would like to keep the County Grounds in its current state, please add your voice to our petition!



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A critique of the Life Sciences Plan submitted to Wauwatosa by Ed Sternberg Ph.D., life sciences entrepreneur "Evaluation of the Life Sciences District Master Plan"


The County Grounds Coalition Frequently Asked Questions: Over development can actually shrink the City's tax base by devaluing the community's property as a more


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Understanding the issue

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Life Sciences Master Plan


Impacts to wildlife on

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Environmental Report

Citizens speak out against development on the County Grounds

More than 300 citizens expressed nearly unanimous opposition to Wauwatosa officials’ proposed Life Science District Master Plan for development on the County Grounds at the city’s third open house April 6 at Hart Park.

Echoing the overwhelming public sentiment expressed at the previous two open houses and at the County Grounds Coalition’s forum last month, speaker after speaker called on the city to drop the plan and start over with a commitment to preserve the County Grounds and its natural areas. Read On…