Join the Villard Avenue Business Improvement District on Thursday Nov. 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm to celebrate the new Villard Commons development, located at 3619 W. Villard Ave. Spearheaded by Index Development Group in partnership with Brinshore Development, the $ 8.3 million, 4 floor, mixed-use new development is set to break ground on Thursday November 7, 2019.
The Villard Commons development boasts 43 residential units situated above 1,167 square feet of commercial space. In addition to affordable housing, amenities include 26 secured parking spaces, a community room, and fitness center for residents. Rise And Grind Café, currently located on Historic King Drive in the former Growing Power Café will open its 3rd location in the development’s commercial space and will become the first full service dine in restaurant in the Villard Business Corridor.
Index Development Group is a collective of real estate professionals including, Alex Walker, Heidi Henley, Jackie Carter, Que El-Amin and Rafael Garcia that grew out of the ACRE (Associates in Commercial Real Estate) program run by Marquette University and LISC. Community development advocates, business owners, and future business improvement district investors are welcome. Media is invited to attend.
12:15 Remarks by Alderman Ashanti Hamilton
Remarks by Index & Brinshore Team
Remarks by Havenwoods EDC & Villard Avenue BID
Reception immediately following at Oasis Lounge located at 3120 West Villard Avenue,
Situated on Villard Avenue between North 20th and 42nd Street, the Villard Avenue BID is home to a variety of locally owned businesses. The district is also home to the Milwaukee Public Library Villard Square Branch which houses apartments on its upper floors. The development set a new precedent for the way the City redevelops its public libraries.