In October, 2016, Alderman Russell Stamper II of the 15th District announced the City's North Avenue Greenscaping Project, a pilot commercial corridor revitalization project for the North Side's North Avenue, specifically between 8th-27th Streets in Lindsay Heights. The project is led by ECO City of Milwaukee's HOME GR/OWN initiative but we are partnering closely with City DCD, DPW Forestry & Sanitation, Zilber Family Foundation, LISC, Lindsay Heights Commercial Corridor Team, Walnut Way, Business Improvement District #32 and more.
The project actually started in February 2016 with project design and planning. In July 2016, 50 new hanging baskets were hung on North Avenue for the first time. The first vacant lot landscaped edge was installed at 11th & North. Trash cans have been purchased for installation. New trees have been planted at 11th, 22nd, 29th & 30th Streets. Neighborhood engagement and outreach on the project began in May. In 2017, a new, pilot, enhanced facade grant program will be rolled out for commercial property owners in the targeted area. Planning for 1) a possible topiary feature at 11th & North, 2) planters with flowers, 3) extending the project into Bronzeville east of I-43 continues. LEARN MORE