Historic Millwork District Revitalization

Historic Millwork District

Master Plan

The Historic Millwork District offers authenticity, character, and valuable lessons about the importance of sustainable urban design strategies. At the start of the 20th century, the District was the innovative and entrepreneurial center of the region and was the backbone of the regional economy. The revitalization of the Historic Millwork District will renew the area with a strategy that connects people, planet, and profit in a mixed-use neighborhood. 

View the Historic Millwork District Master Plan

Revitalization Goals

  • Preserve the millwork history of Dubuque
  • Create an urban, mixed-use neighborhood
  • Become a model for redevelopment by incorporating sustainable practices
  • Attract and retain a quality workforce for Dubuque’s growing economy

Iowa Great Place

Dubuque was named an Iowa Great Place in 2006 and the Historic Millwork District Streetscape Project was awarded a $150,000 Iowa Great Place grant in 2009. Iowa Great Places is a State of Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs initiative that combines state resources with local assets to help Iowans make their communities, regions, districts or neighorhoods great places to live, work and raise a family.

Iowa Great Places

Contact Us

  1. Jill Connors, Director


    City Hall Annex
    1300 Main St
    Dubuque, IA  52001

    Phone: 563.589.4393


    Monday - Friday
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