Sixteen neighborhood signs installed this week by the City of Milwaukee along the eastern section of the Martin Drive Neighborhood represent a milestone for residents and partners working to improve the area near Harley-Davidson’s headquarters.
For the past three years, the area between N. 36th to North 40th streets, from W. Vliet St. to W. McKinley Ave on the south, has been quietly known as the ‘Harley-Davidson Targeted Investment Neighborhood’ (TIN).
TIN is a neighborhood revitalization strategy in which the City, working with a neighborhood community partner, focuses resources in a relatively small area (6 to 12 city blocks) in an effort to stabilize and increase owner-occupancy, strengthen property values and improve the physical appearance of a neighborhood. To-date, more than $2 million in public and private resources have been invested in the Harley-Davidson TIN, funding rehabilitation, home improvement, and neighborhood improvement projects. The funds include substantial grants from the Harley-Davidson Foundation.
DPW installs Martin Drive signs
Home repairs, made possible by TIN grants
TIN activities unite neighborhoods