What Would You Improve in Muskego in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Muskego, what would it be?


More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Muskego to make it an even better place to live?

What should be done along Janesville Road during construction? Is heroin a major problem city leaders need to address?

Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!

chris January 15, 2013 at 04:42 PM
I believe that the city needs to have more focus on the Mooreland corridor, Durham road and HWY 36. These are high traffic areas that have great potential for the city. With the New Berlin industrial park just down Mooreland road, Muskego has an opportunity to grow from it. The Durham road project was a band aid to what was really needed. It should have been made into 4 lanes all the way to HWY OO as planned. HWY 36 has people from multiple communities passing through Muskego farm land with no recognition of what we have to offer. Franklin continues to grow towards Muskego. Waterford continues to grow towards Muskego. Yet this area is abandoned by everything except a land fill. The city has had a plan for a business park in this area for many years and continues to delay this plan. We need more businesses to offset the residential tax base. How much will the Janesville road renovation really help our tax base? Our current, small, industrial park has no more space for growth. The Mooreland corridor has too many restrictions. Janesville road has a tree farm, Racine Avenue is 2 lanes, private homes and a gravel pit and the South East side of Muskego has open land and a land fill.
matthew January 15, 2013 at 07:13 PM
I moved from Waterford to Muskego. One think I really enjoyed about Waterford is that every Thursday they had a free concert sponsored by the local businesses. They also do this in Cedarburg with great sucess. The ability for the local business to get some exposure is a very good community building experience.. It also introduces our children to a broad amount of musical talents. Just an idea for the city. The other thing to grow local B2B would be to have a better local publication for the businesses. The online sites are great but, supporting them with general print advertising would help to grow the traffic. The local businesses should have the ability to use the publication and the sites as a memeber of the chamber of commerce at a very low cost. This is all good for the city in the long term.
Dave Jamroziak January 15, 2013 at 09:36 PM
How about we stop being petty and actually make a decision and take action on Parkland Mall. Not only is the "tree farm" an eye sore right in the middle of what is to be our beautiful new downtown area but the remaining structure with the Post Office, Chamber of Commerce, auto parts and paint stores is out dated and in need of a refresh. This is a prime location and there has to be a way to reach an agreement on it. My family has been here 12 years and this has been an issue the entire time (and well before), let's put this one to bed please.
Gregory Kluck January 15, 2013 at 10:42 PM
Thank you Dave. This tree farm is nothing but a joke amongst the rest of the area. I worked in the Christmas tree farm industry in Illinois years ago. As long as those trees have been growing, they should be 5 to 9 feet tall by now depending on type of tree. The owner of the land is just holding the city hostage with his "tree farm". No one cares for those trees and never see anyone trimming dead growth or watering or applying insecticides and plant food. The only time someone paid any attention to the trees is when someone hung some ornaments on one during Christmas.
Muskego Mike January 16, 2013 at 05:23 AM
I like the bike paths and I hope we do more. Makes our little city special and they always seem to have poeple using them. The city has done a great job building the ones we already have.
Brian Spring January 18, 2013 at 03:56 AM
I concur on the Parkland Mall property next to my condo. What a waste of space. I'd have commented on the fb page, but that Brian guy is a complete tool.
Denise Konkol (Editor) January 30, 2013 at 09:04 PM
The Parkland Mall issue is going through litigation, so until it clears the courts, there's little that can be 'done about it.' This is scheduled to go to a jury trial, likely in early summer this year.


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