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         Business Development

The Department of Development actively works to enhance the community by expanding the tax base, attracting employment opportunities and improving the quality of life for its citizens. West Allis has become a leader in development in the metro-Milwaukee area by focusing on community growth through the redevelopment of older industrial properties and re-energizing neighborhoods with sound planning and housing programs. The Department also administers Economic Development programs that assist start-up and business expansions. 

West Allis: Business First
Business First
Are you looking to open a business in West Allis?  The City of West Allis has prepared a comprehensive Guide to Starting Your Business in the City of West Allis.  This document outlines the potential steps and provides guidance to new or expanding businesses.  As always, if you have any questions - Come In, We're Open!

You can also apply for your Business Occupancy Permit online.

Business Meeting
If you would like to discuss Development-related issues, stop into the Department of Development on Thursday afternoons from 1:30 - 3:30 pm to talk with our Directors of Development and Building Inspections and Neighborhood Services. These Senior Development meetings are held weekly in Room 220 of City Hall.


The Department of Development administers:

The Department of Development provides staff support for the Block Grant Committee, Economic Development Committee, Community Development Authority, Fair Housing Board, Historical Commission, Plan Commission, and Safety and Development Committee.

Department of Development
City Hall
7525 W Greenfield Ave
Room 220
West Allis, WI 53214
Map & Directions

(414) 302-8460
Fax: (414) 302-8401 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F

John F. Stibal
(414) 302-8462 

Community Development
Patrick Schloss
(414) 302-8468 

City Planning and Zoning
Steven J. Schaer, AICP
(414) 302-8466 

Shaun M. Mueller
Senior Planner
(414) 302-8470 

City Hall
7525 W Greenfield Ave
Room 242
(414) 302-8430
Fax: (414) 302-8417 

8:00 am - 4:00 pm M-F

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