Cedarburg blends historic charm with contemporary amenities

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    Cedar Creek meanders through the City of Cedarburg

Welcome to historic Cedarburg – a small city in close proximity to downtown Milwaukee but with a character and a history a world away.

Located just 20 miles north of Milwaukee near Interstate 43 and Highway 60, the city has access to all that Metropolitan Milwaukee offers, but boasts its own award winning school system, seasonal festivals, visual and performing arts and thriving commerce activity. Recreation abounds in dozens of parks, bike trails, lakes and the nearby beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline.

With a population of approximately 11,500 residents, Cedarburg is a growing community that has successfully maintained rural characteristics but is close to national retailers, a regional hospital and industrial and office parks.

From its early beginnings in the mid 1800’s as a destination known for its mineral spring waters and bucolic setting along the banks of Cedar Creek, much of the charm of Cedarburg has not changed. German Immigrants used the native limestone to build homes, churches and stores, many of which are standing today. The stone is incorporated into municipal buildings, bed and breakfasts, museums and art galleries – which earned our main street a designation on the National Register of Historic Places.

Come see what Cedarburg has to offer – you won’t be disappointed!

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Open House - Public Works Facility

Residents are invited to an open house at the new public works facility located at W59 N306 Johnson Avenue. The building will be open to the public from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday June 10th rain or shine. Hot dogs and soft drinks will be served while supplies last, and public works staff will be available to answer questions and lead informal tours.

The Public Works Department is very proud of this new $8.6 million facility, and we look forward to demonstrating the functionality and operational efficiencies it provides.

Click here for kids coloring contest pages.  Pick a page to color and bring to the open house to win a prize.

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Public Hearing - Tourist Rooming House - W63 N667 Washington Ave

The Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. to consider a request from Martin and Kathleen Schoenknect requesting a Conditional Use Permit to allow a tourist room house in the rear yard of the property located at W63 N667 Washington Avenue.  Click here for more information.

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Public Hearing - Patio Enclosures - Central Business District

The Common Council will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017 to consider a proposed text change to the Zoning Code amending Sec. 13-1-55 to permit the Landmarks Commission and Plan Commission to approve, on a case by case basis, outdoor patios enclosed by a pergola or similar fence structure in the rear yard setback area for properties in the B-3 Central Business District.  Click here for more information.

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