The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors has approved a long-term lease for the Urban Ecology Center in Washington Park that will allow the center to expand its facilities and services. The center also is planning a $14 million fundraising campaign.
Rev-Up Milwaukee’s small business competition winners are reshaping the commercial corridors of the Near West Side through new storefronts.
A $200,000 grant from Wells Fargo is helping Habitat for Humanity to build, rehab and repair 100 homes in the Midtown area. Officials say the project will create the highest concentration of affordable, single-family homes built in Milwaukee since World War II.
Quality housing added to Milwaukee’s 30th Street Corridor.
A service trip to Kenya awakened Jeff Hanson to disparities in access to technology. After returning to Milwaukee, he created Digital Bridge, which offers computer training to residents and access to low-cost computers.
Washington Park Neighbors works to create a summer concert series that reflects the demographics of the neighborhood.
A proposal to designate Washington Park as a historic site could alter the Urban Ecology Center’s plans for the park, which was designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
Terrance Davis grew up in the Washington Park neighborhood. As the visitor services specialist at the Urban Ecology Center in the park, he appreciates serving the community where he was raised.
This gallery features festively decorated homes in each of the 18 neighborhoods NNS covers.
Earlier this month, holiday wreaths, decked out in lights and decorations, were hung along Lisbon Avenue in Washington Park for the first time in more than a decade.