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A ‘greenbelt’ blooms

A ‘greenbelt’ blooms One of three started by U. S., now under private ownership, grows soundly despite limited tax base. By DALE R. JOHNSON+ N the past five years, the green- all the undeveloped land. The Mil- I belt village of Greendale, a sub- waukee Community Development urb of Milwaukee, has been a prov- Corporation, public-spirited private ing ground for greenbelt planning company which owns the land, is pledged to continue the original under private auspices. While not every detail of the phenomenal character of the planning of Green- growth which has doubled the num- dale. This corporation, under public ber of resident families and more supervision and control, has assumed than tripled property valuation in much of the burden of planning sub- five years may be applicable to other division development in its 2,200 acres of rolling and partly wooded communities, many of Greendale’s countryside. distinctive advantages could be real- ized elsewhere. The availability of water and sewer systems capable of extension Greendale is one of three so-called became the keystone of Greendale’s “greenbelt” communities, organized development in a metropolitan area under the auspices of the Depart- with a growing shortage of improved ment of Agriculture’s Resettlement building sites. Another important http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png National Municipal Review Wiley

A ‘greenbelt’ blooms

National Municipal Review , Volume 48 (7) – Jul 1, 1959
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Wiley
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Copyright © 1959 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0190-3799
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1931-0250
DOI
10.1002/ncr.4100480704
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Abstract

One of three started by U. S., now under private ownership, grows soundly despite limited tax base. By DALE R. JOHNSON+ N the past five years, the green- all the undeveloped land. The Mil- I belt village of Greendale, a sub- waukee Community Development urb of Milwaukee, has been a prov- Corporation, public-spirited private ing ground for greenbelt planning company which owns the land, is pledged to continue the original under private auspices. While not every detail of the phenomenal character of the planning of Green- growth which has doubled the num- dale. This corporation, under public ber of resident families and more supervision and control, has assumed than tripled property valuation in much of the burden of planning sub- five years may be applicable to other division development in its 2,200 acres of rolling and partly wooded communities, many of Greendale’s countryside. distinctive advantages could be real- ized elsewhere. The availability of water and sewer systems capable of extension Greendale is one of three so-called became the keystone of Greendale’s “greenbelt” communities, organized development in a metropolitan area under the auspices of the Depart- with a growing shortage of improved ment of Agriculture’s Resettlement building sites. Another important

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