Developments

GMF-MCW Partnership: A Community Centered Investment

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the Medical College of Wisconsin have established a historic, community-based partnership founded on a joint vision for a Milwaukee that is equitable, healthy and thriving for all.

This commitment is physically embodied in the restoration and redevelopment of an iconic building in the Historic King Drive district at the nexus of three vital north side neighborhoods – Halyard Park, Harambee and Brewers Hill. The former Gimbels-Schuster’s Department Store, 2153 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, most recently owned by CH Coakley, will become the Foundation’s new home and will house MCW’s community engagement programs. The partners will build on the vibrant history and current assets of the neighborhood, seize on the momentum growing throughout the city and join community members to realize a shared vision for positive change.

Victory Over Violence Renovation

The largest #NIBMKE project is the renovation of the City’s Victory over Violence Park on MLK Drive, just south of Center Street, begun in 2018.
About 2 years ago, the ECO HOME GR/OWN initiative was invited to join the existing partnership of residents and non-profits looking to renovate VoV Park and create a revitalized, beautiful, safe healthy green space to both remember those lost in Milwaukee violence in the past and serve as a place of healing for those currently suffering from trauma.

This commitment is physically embodied in the restoration and redevelopment of an iconic building in the Historic King Drive district at the nexus of three vital north side neighborhoods – Halyard Park, Harambee and Brewers Hill. The former Gimbels-Schuster’s Department Store, 2153 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, most recently owned by CH Coakley, will become the Foundation’s new home and will house MCW’s community engagement programs. The partners will build on the vibrant history and current assets of the neighborhood, seize on the momentum growing throughout the city and join community members to realize a shared vision for positive change.

Contact Us

Historic King Drive BID #8

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

(414) 265-5809

info@kingdriveis.com