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Request for Proposal

Milwaukee Public Library Capitol Branch
3969 N. 74th St.

The Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) has issued a Request for Proposal from qualified firms who want to partner on a mixed-use development of a replacement of the Capitol branch library at 3969 N 74th Street.

The library is seeking a catalytic development that adds to the economic vitality of the neighborhood near the Capitol branch.  The proposal should feature the new library as the most visible component of a mixed-use project.  The non-library component(s) must be housing, retail, office or another commercial use as long as the use is appropriate for co-location with a public library and should strive to add to the tax base for the City of Milwaukee. 

Proposals are due Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. via hard copy and electronic submission to Sam McGovern-Rowen at:

Sam McGovern-Rowen
Project Manager – Library Construction
Central Library – 3rd Floor
814 W. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Please see the RFP for more detailed information and a schedule of public meetings regarding the project.   

Documents from Developer Open House (1/14/19)