October 9, 2015
Ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
Playground open for play until 8:30 p.m.
Lighting will be provided after sunset
There will NOT be parking on site. Continuous shuttle service will be provided from 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. between the Milwaukee County Sports Complex (6000 W. Ryan Road, Franklin) and Franklin Woods Nature Center (3723 W. Puetz Road).
Monetary donations or Custom Fence Picket orders for the fence surrounding Kayla's Playground are still being accepted!
Click HERE to order a Custom Fence Picket or
make a monetary donation.
Listening Sessions Regarding
Three Potential Development Areas
The Franklin Common Council approved multiple contracts at their Tuesday, 11/4/2014, meeting aimed to spur economic growth in three major development areas. The areas, comprised of nearly 1,200 acres, will have the potential to generate an estimated $328M in new and rejuvenated development.
The City of Franklin held several listening sessions at recent City meetings regarding the following potential development areas (click on development area for details on each): (PowerPoint Presentation made at 8/1/2015 Public Informational Meeting)
1. Future Retail Development in the Area of S. 76th Street & W. Rawson Avenue/W. Loomis Road
2. Future Mixed-Use Business Light Industrial, Commercial, Residential, and Nature Conservation Public Park Development in the Area of W. Loomis Road and W. Ryan Road
3. Future Business Park Development in the Area of S. 27th Street and W. County Line Road; A Resolution Authorizing the Undertaking of the Development of the Franklin Corporate Park
PowerPoint presentation made at 8/1/2015 Public Informational Meeting
Franklin Named A "Top 10 Overall Micro American City of the Future" by Foreign Direct Investment Magazine
A subsidiary of the Financial Times, FDI has named Franklin and Milwaukee, WI as "American Stars" and distinguished cities of the future as it relates to economic potential. To create their ranking, FDI analyzed 421 locations throughout the world on such factors as connectivity, human capital, cost effectiveness, and business friendliness. Cities were then categorized by size and ranked according to overall scores. Click here for the complete article from the April/May 2015 issue of the FDI Magazine.