FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON DECEMBER 15th, 2006
Bronzeville project announcement
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced recently that the City is working with former Bucks Coach Terry Porter and his company, Diversified Development Group, on a catalytic project in Bronzeville. The proposal is for a 5-story, mixed-use building that will include a large sports & entertainment complex. The project will be located on the southwest corner of 7th & North Avenue at the gateway to Bronzeville.
"I believe Terry Porter's project at the gateway to Bronzeville is going to generate excitement and boost our efforts to create an African-American cultural and entertainment district," said Mayor Barrett.
Further details regarding the project are expected to be announced at a future news conference with Terry Porter. Stay tuned!
Bronzeville is a redevelopment project to create a unique and special place in Milwaukee that celebrates the cultural heritage and daily life of African Americans. The Bronzeville Entertainment and Cultural District is a concept that will revitalize an older commercial district and surrounding neighborhood in the historical heart of Milwaukee’s African-American community. The commercial district runs along E. North Avenue between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and North 7th Street. Bronzeville will create a strong cultural identity for this traditional main street to attract additional investment and employment opportunities. At the same time, Bronzeville will empower entrepreneurs, raise community spirit and help promote the City of Milwaukee as a year-round tourist destination.