WSBN Report on East Tosa North Avenue Planning Project

North Avenue is one of Wauwatosa’s main commercial and community centers, however, many see it as a thoroughfare rather than a destination. The East Tosa North Avenue Planning Project aims to change this mindset.

This video, created by Wauwatosa School Broadcast Network, provides an overview of the plan integrated with interviews by residents, business owners, city officials and Marty Shukert, the plan designer.

Washington Highlands Neighborhood

The Washington Highlands neighborhood in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin was designed in 1916 by renowned German City planner Dr. Werner Hegemann. Today, the neighborhood has garnered national recognition for Dr. Werner’s application of Garden City design concepts. The 133-acre plan minimizes through-traffic, while providing well-maintained private parks, tree-lined curving streets, design controls and a variety of housing types. Visit

Tosa East Towne Neighborhood

Tosa East Towne is bounded by North Avenue and Center Street between 60th Street and Wauwatosa Avenue. Visit

Old Hillcrest Neighborhood

Stroll our lovely streets and enjoy the wonderful variety of architectural home styles including stately Victorians, charming cottages, “farm” houses and Milwaukee bungalows. Listen for sounds of children playing, the local high school’s band practicing, neighbors conversing. Join any of our special interest groups or enjoy our annual events that enhance the feeling of camaraderie that people in this neighborhood experience. Visit

Inglewood Heights Neighborhood

The Inglewood Heights neighborhood is bounded by North Avenue and Lloyd Street between 68th Street and Wauwatosa Avenue. Picture a neighborhood where residents know not only people on their street, but also the people living around the corner and down three blocks — this is a neighborhood which is a fun, friendly, and safe place to live. Visit