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The Garden District

Self-Guided Garden Tour (PDF) 
Council Approves Garden District Designation (PDF)
The Garden District Report (PDF)
Garden District Logos (MS Word)

Garden District Neighborhood Association:
www.milwaukeegdna.com


Garden District Upcoming Events

  • Garden Committee Meeting - First Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. on the third floor at the Historic Water Tower - 4001 S. 6th St. New members welcome.
  • Garden District Neighborhood Association Board Meeting - Second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. on the third floor at the Historic Water Tower - 4001 S. 6th St.
  • Town of Lake Neighborhood Association Meeting - Second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Water Tower - 4001 S. 6th St.
  • Craft Fair – May 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Villa St. Francis, 1910 W. Ohio St.
  • Spring Perennial and Seed Exchange – May 17 from 1:00 a.m. to noon between Howard and Norwich on 6th St.
  • Fundraiser – May 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Culvers, 575 W. Layton Ave.
  • Farmers’ Market – Saturdays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., June 14 through October 11 at 6th and Norwich.
  • Garden Tour of 2013 winners (map will be posted at milwaukeegdna.com) – August 3 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Garden Awards nominations due – August 10 (forms available at milwaukeegdna.com)
  • Fall Perennial and Seed Exchange – September 13 from 10:00 a.m. to noon between Howard and Norwich on 6th St. 

What is an Aerotropolis?
 

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Register Now for a Community Garden Plot

Registration for the Garden District Community Garden is now open. The Garden District Neighborhood Association is now accepting deposits and beginning to map out plots for this year.

To have a plot, there is a rental fee of $25 that will go toward expenses associated with the garden such as materials, seeds, plant purchases and improvements. There is also a $25 clean-up deposit required that will be returned to the plot owner in the fall when the plants have been removed from the plot and the area is cleared out.

Learn more and download then application


New 2014 Virtual Night Parking Permit System

For the convenience of the city’s night parking permit customers, there will be no requirement to display a physical permit starting in 2014. When residents buy a night parking permit after December 20, 2013, they will complete the same application, accurately listing the applicable license plate number. Residents will receive a confirmation number to prove purchase of the permit, but will not receive a physical permit to place on the vehicle’s window.

The license plate number will be used by parking enforcement to determine whether the owner has purchased a valid permit. All customer service problems arising from misplaced or stolen permits will be eliminated. Failure to purchase a permit will still be subject to a $20 citation.

When a resident purchases a permit online, the cost savings derived from the elimination of permit production, handling and mailing costs will be passed on to customers. The convenience fee will be reduced from the current $2.25 to $1.00.

Visit www.milwaukee.gov/parking to purchase a night permit online and avoid the hassle of standing in line to pay in-person. Please call 286-CITY (2489) with any questions.


But the Streetcar COULD Serve Most of Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Streetcar project’s 2.1 mile proposed initial route (or hub) would connect the Intermodal Station (AMTRAK and buses) and its 1.4 million annual users, the Third Ward (the fastest-growing neighborhood in Milwaukee), East Town (with the largest concentration of jobs in the state), and the lower east side (the highest-density residential neighborhood in Wisconsin).

Specifically, the initial route was identified to serve the greatest numbers of riders along a route that also provides significant opportunities for economic development. It was designed to complement existing bus routes, especially the major bus corridor along Wisconsin Ave.

What is not mentioned much is the plan or vision for potential future areas of streetcar service in the city. Looking at the map, you can see that there are possible extensions and routes that could connect the main hub to several key areas of Milwaukee on the south, west, north and east sides. Read the rest of the article.

If you have a moment, please go to www.themilwaukeestreetcar.com for more details about the project.


 

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Milwaukee, WI 53202  

(414) 286-2221

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