Badger Institute

The Hop’s influence is a flop

Claims that the streetcar swayed major development decisions in downtown Milwaukee are off track By Ken Wysocky for the Badger Institute  At a press conference last fall, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced that in the three years since city officials approved the $128 million streetcar project, a.k.a. The Hop, assessments of properties within a quarter-mile of its 2.5-mile route have jumped nearly 28 percent, to about $3.95 billion. That compared with a 13.4 percent increase citywide. During the press conference, held at a Hop station at the corner of North Broadway and East Wells Street, Barrett said the streetcar was the...

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