Groundbreaking ceremony held for new affordable housing development in Wauwatosa

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WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- One of the things you hear about urban development is that it's not easy to bring what's considered affordable housing to the suburbs.

That's what makes a new project in Wauwatosa so remarkable.

Ground was broken Thursday, May 6, for Walnut Glen in western Wauwatosa.

Through a financial partnership that includes Milwaukee County and Wisconsin's Housing and Economic Development Authority, a housing complex is going up.

It will include 14 affordable townhouses for families and 87 affordable and market rate units for people 55 and older.

"We want to be a welcoming community," said Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride. "This is a tangible example of welcomeness. We want everyone to participate in the joys of living here."

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley thanked Wauwatosa for its involvement in Walnut Glen. 

He hopes other suburbs and communities all over Wisconsin will follow Tosa's example.

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