Hartung Quarry eminent domain photoessay

By Mark Draughn

The City of Milwaukee plans to close its Hartung Quarry landfill and convert it to a park. The site is surrounded by a classic suburban single-family neighborhood — except that, five apartment buildings are also located in the area. The Hartung Park Neighborhood Association wants the city to acquire these multi-family properties by eminent domain and develop the street into a cul-de-sac of single-family owner-occupied homes.

A photoessay showing the apartment buildings is online at

Mark Draughn: mark@windypundit.com