Cesar E. Chavez Drive is so much more than restaurants these days.
It’s also about business.
Since 2016, the city has invested almost $83,000 in storefront improvements and public art on the Cesar E. Chavez commercial corridor. An additional $410,000 in private investments brings the total to almost $500,000, according to Natanael Martinez, commercial corridor manager at the City of Milwaukee Department of City Development. He anticipates that an additional $28,000 will be invested in storefronts by the end of the year.
The Cesar Chavez Business Improvement District and the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative have partnered to prioritize economic development along Chavez Drive, said Ian Bautista, the initiative’s director.
More from Andrea Waxman’s story about Cesar E. Chavez Drive here.