Healing Spaces Initiative to Host Visioning Sessions for 2022 Neighborhood Improvement Projects

City of Milwaukee program helps eliminate blighted spaces, improve public safety, and create new gathering spaces

MILWAUKEE – The City of Milwaukee’s Healing Spaces Initiative (HSI) is hosting visioning sessions for residents to offer input and make their voices heard about upcoming neighborhood improvement projects in their community.

The Healing Spaces Initiative empowers residents to build relaxing natural environments on available City-owned vacant lots that help eliminate blighted spaces, improve public safety, and create new gathering spaces that strengthen Milwaukee neighborhoods.

These projects are envisioned by local residents and are the result of robust community outreach efforts. HSI is coordinated through the City of Milwaukee’s Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC).

This year, HSI projects will occur in the 6th, 7th and 15th Aldermanic Districts and may include pathways, benches, flower gardens, solar lights, Little Free Libraries and more. All HSI projects are ADA accessible.

2022 HSI Visioning Session Information





Garden Leader

Thurs, 6/16


5pm - 7pm

3123 N. Buffum St.

NID #7

Fri, 6/17


10am - 12pm

1601 N. 35th St.

United Methodist Children Services

Wed, 7/6


12pm - 2pm

2652 N. 36th St.

Metcalfe Park Community Bridges, Inc.

Fri, 7/8


10am - 12pm

2475 N. 5th St.

Northcott Neighborhood House

Public spaces are an important part of urban life. They provide a relaxing time-out from city-life, recharging one’s spirit and allowing residents to enjoy their surroundings. The healing spaces will create a sense of comfort while being accessible to all.

Learn more about the Healing Spaces Initiative HERE.

Commissioner Lafayette L. Crump 

Lafayette L. Crump, Commissioner 


 809 North Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202 




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