MILWAUKEE, WI – The City of Milwaukee’s Department of City Development is accepting nominations for the 25th Annual Mayor’s Design Awards that will recognize design excellence and notable Milwaukee development projects.

“For 25 years, Milwaukee has witnessed tremendous growth and activity. New buildings, outdoor spaces, attractions, and landscaping add to the fabric of our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Cavalier Johnson. “These awards celebrate the innovative efforts that make our city a great place to live, work, and have fun. I am encouraging folks to nominate the deserving projects that build stronger communities and move Milwaukee forward.”

Recipients of the award are honored for adding value to their neighborhoods by restoring, constructing, or enhancing their properties in a way that respects the urban fabric and contributes to the character of their surroundings. Awardees range from large iconic buildings, to small business storefronts and community-led public art installations.

Nominations are encouraged from the public and from individuals or organizations involved in the nominated project. Worthy projects must be located in the City of Milwaukee and must have been completed (or nearly completed) any time prior to December 31, 2021. Submissions must be submitted by March 31, 2022, at

Additional information and answers to specific questions are available by email at

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