Overview of Survey Options
Working with GRAEF Consultants, a nationally-recognized planning firm located in Milwaukee, we have identified a range of options for the community to consider, summarized here and explained in more detail in the three tabs immediately above. The questions for the community to consider are:
- What uses should we be planning for: a conservatory containing most or all of the current Dome’s plant collection, new uses, or a combination of uses?
- What structure(s) should we considering: the current Domes structures, a new structure or structures, or some combination?
- What other ideas does the community have for the future?
Repair All 3 Domes Structures
R1 with Current Use as a Horticultural Conservatory
Repair all three Domes in their current locations and continue all
ongoing horticultural and educational activities.
The character of each Dome would be preserved with the continued
scheduling of regular, special, and private events.
R2 with New Uses
Repair all three Domes in their current locations and use the structures
for new purposes. The Domes would be used as a different indoor,
recreational space managed by Milwaukee County Parks, while the
greenhouses would continue horticulture operations to support the
Boerner Botanical Gardens.
R3 with Your Input
Offer your ideas about rebuilding!
Remove & Build New
B1 New Domes On Site with Current & Expanded Uses
The three Domes at the Conservatory would be demolished, while
the Annex and greenhouses would remain. New domes would be
constructed in their place with restored connections to the Annex and
greenhouses for continued horticultural and educational activities,
events, and other complementary uses.
B2 New Conservatory at Mitchell Park with Current & Expanded Uses
The three Domes would be demolished. A new conservatory would
be built in Mitchell Park for horticultural, research and educational
facilities. The Annex and greenhouses could continue to operate
B3 New Conservatory at Other Location with Current & Expanded Uses
The three Domes would be demolished. Related activities would cease
at Mitchell Park, but horticultural operations would continue in the
greenhouses and Annex to support Boerner Botanical Garden. The
conservatory and related activities would be moved to another
location in the county.
B4 New Conservatory with Your Input
Offer your ideas about building something new!.
Other Remove & Reinvest
O1 Remove & Reinvest in Another Asset with Current & Expanded Uses
The three Domes would be demolished and related activities would
cease at Mitchell Park. Horticultural operations would continue in the
greenhouses to support the Boerner Botanical Garden in Hales Corners.
The money that would be used to rebuild or relocate the Domes would
be invested in an existing or new County community asset.
O2 Remove with Your Input
Offer your ideas about another idea!
O3 Partial Removal & Partial New Facility with Current & Expanded Uses
1-2 Domes would be restored. The Domes could be used for
horticultural purposes or as a different indoor, recreational space
managed by Milwaukee County Parks. A facility would be built along
side the existing greenhouses and Annex to expand programming
O4 Partial Removal & Partial New Facility with Your Input
Offer your ideas about another partial removal
and partial new option!