Task force rebuffs proposal to finance rehabilitation of Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Domes with $19 million in ARPA funding

A proposal that would have seen $19 million in federal funding go toward the rehabilitation of the deteriorating signature glass structures at Milwaukee’s Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory—better known as simply the Mitchell Park Domes—was unanimously shot down last week by a task force charged with overseeing how the $183 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding received by Milwaukee County is allocated.

Led by Supervisor Juan Miguel Martinez, four Milwaukee County supervisors supported the proposal to use ARPA funds to restore of the trio of landmark conoidal glass domes; the fate of the beloved indoor botanical garden has been a cause for concern

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