Do Business Here

King Drive has a rich history that reflects the shifting demographic and economic composition of Milwaukee.

The City of Milwaukee and the Historic King Drive Business Improvement District (BID) aim to attract investment to the area, including capitalizing on a potential streetcar extension, while balancing the preservation of commercial and residential affordability as well as neighborhood character.

Residential And Commercial Market Affordability Strategy

King Drive Neighborhood 2018

Residential And Commercial Market Analysis

King Drive Neighborhood 2018

Five Points Charette Neighborhood Report

Historic King Drive BID 8, Riverworks BID, and Bader Philanthropies and the City of Milwaukee worked with University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Community Design Solutions (CDS) to facilitate a process of information gathering that culminated in a visioning charette for the Five Points Exchange located in the Harambee neighborhood in the City of Milwaukee.

The intent of the charette process is to explore and evaluate development ideas and possibilities. It is not intended to imply that the ideas are guaranteed by developers or the municipalities.

TOD Connects

Equitable Growth Through Transit Oriented Development: Executive Summary

TOD Connects

Equitable Growth Through Transit Oriented Development: A Neighborhood Plan

Commercial Space Available


1739 N. MLK

Rate: $9.00 /SF/YR
Zoned: Retail
Size: 2,800 SF
Term: 1-5 Yrs

Brian Petersen, Urbanscape Development  414-510-1135

1401-1403 N. MLK

Rate: $16.00 to $22.00/SF/YR
Zoned: Retail, Office
Size: 2,269 SF
Term: 3+ Yrs
Contact: Marianne Burish, Transwestern Real Estate Services 414-270-4109

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2701 N. MLK

Rate: $2,200 / month Net
Zoned: Retail
Size: 2,000 SF

Marnie Noel, Noel Real Estate 414.426.2273

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2244-2236 N. MLK

Rate: $14.75 to $16.45/SF/YR
Zoned: Retail, Office
Size: 6,126 SF
Contact: Natasha Jules, Jewels Caribbean at 310.755.4683

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2821 Vel R. Phillips Ave

Rate: Please call
Zoned: Office: Suite 114
Size: 11′-8″ x 14′-7″

Team Management at 414.273.8326

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For Sale 

1331 N MLK

Size: 5286 SF
List Price: $830,000
Zoned: Retail,Office,Live
Contact: Marianne Burish, Transwestern Real Estate Services 414-270-4109

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1422 N. Vel R. Phillips

List Price: $1,450,000
Zoned: Retail, Mixed use 
Size: 22,776 SF
Contact: Marianne Burish, Transwestern Real Estate Services 414-270-4109

Development Opportunity

2673 N MLK

Redevelop the iconic corner building, 2673 N MLK Drive, that has been vacant for many years to continue the investment along Martin Luther King Drive (MLK) and create a destination for residents and visitors.

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1937-39 N. Martin L. King Jr. Drive

Building: 2,640 SF historic building built in 1895 (commercial/residential) 

Lot Area: 3,767 SF 

Zoning: LB2, Local Business 

Historic: National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) – Exterior alterations, maintenance and repair must conform to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring & Reconstructing Historic Buildings 

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Contact Us

Historic King Drive BID #8

2745 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive - Suite 206
Milwaukee, WI 53212

(414) 265-5809